Posts Tagged ‘Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov’

Volosozhar and Trankov claim second title at Russian Nationals

Volosozhar and Trankov claim second title at Russian Nationals

If such things were at all possible, the Pairs Final at the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships should have been considered a petition to the International Skating Union to…

Kavaguti and Smirnov lead pairs in Paris

Kavaguti and Smirnov lead pairs in Paris

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia skated to the lead as the 2012 Trophee Eric Bompard opened in Paris,…

Pang and Tong win Cup of China; qualify for Grand Prix Final

Pang and Tong win Cup of China; qualify for Grand Prix Final

China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong won the Pairs figure skating event as the competition at the 2012 Cup of China wrapped up Saturday in…

Savchenko and Szolkowy defend Grand Prix pairs title

Savchenko and Szolkowy defend Grand Prix pairs title

In what was a high level Pairs event, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany clinched the title in a tight “photo finish” at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, edging out Russia’s Tatiana…

Savchenko and Szolkowy win Cup of Russia; Italians make history

Savchenko and Szolkowy win Cup of Russia; Italians make history

The Pairs free skating event was the highlight of the second competition day at the Moscow “Megasport” palace. The top two teams – Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy and Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti…

Savchenko and Szolkowy skate safe, but clean in Moscow

Savchenko and Szolkowy skate safe, but clean in Moscow

With two top teams having already secured a place in the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating, the main intrigue of the Pairs Short Program was whether or not either Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia rallied from fifth place to win the Pairs title at NHK Trophy Saturday, their second consecutive gold on the Grand Prix this season….

Kavaguti and Smirnov cruise to gold at Cup of China

Kavaguti and Smirnov cruise to gold at Cup of China

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia ended the golden streak of Chinese pairs at the Cup of China to take the title Saturday in Shanghai….

Kavaguti and Smirnov outshine rivals in Pairs Short

Kavaguti and Smirnov outshine rivals in Pairs Short

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia fulfilled their roles as the favorites and outshone their rivals in the Pairs short program on Friday. Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada and China’s…

Volosozhar and Trankov take Russian National title

Volosozhar and Trankov take Russian National title

The top three teams after the short program were able to defend their lead in the long program. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov captured their first national title, while Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov finished second. Vera…

Volosozhar and Trankov first after Short Program

Volosozhar and Trankov first after Short Program

The pressure of intense competition for three spots on the national team proved to be too much for the majority of the competitors in the Pairs Short Program.

One of the few teams…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold

Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov maintained their overnight lead to win gold. Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran of Japan took silver, while USA’s Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig captured the bronze.

Heavy favorites…

Kavaguti and Smirnov take the lead in pairs

Kavaguti and Smirnov take the lead in pairs

Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov faced no serious challenge in capturing the leading position in the Pairs Short Program at the 2010 Cup of Russia.

The European Champions, who withdrew from Skate Canada earlier this year, were…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold, Germans second

Kavaguti and Smirnov win gold, Germans second

After almost perfect performances by the top teams in the short program, their long program efforts were a bit of a let down as all three teams made at least one mistake…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win third consecutive national title

Kavaguti and Smirnov win third consecutive national title

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of St. Petersburg (SPB) defended their overnight lead to  win their third consecutive national title.

Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov (SPB) maintained second overall to win silver, while Vera…

Kavaguti and Smirnov prevail after Short Program

Kavaguti and Smirnov prevail after Short Program

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of St. Petersburg (SPB)   prevailed over Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov (SPB) with a 3-point-lead in the Pairs Short Program.

The students of Tamara Moskvina were the next to last to skate,…