Alena Leonova

sabinfire

Doing the needful
Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 30, 2014
Alena Igorevna Leonova (Russian: Алёна Игоревна Леонова; born 23 November 1990) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2012 World silver medalist, the 2011 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2009 World Junior champion, and a three-time (2010–2012) Russian national medalist. She is also the 2014–15 ISU Challenger Series runner-up. She has not competed since the 2018-19 season.

Alena pronounces her name:
https://youtu.be/1m2ctGIrGmo



Biographical Information


Alena Leonova' s ISU bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010055.htm

Alena Leonova' s Allskaters.info (In Russian)

Alena Leonova's archived icenetwork bio
https://web.archive.org/web/20180701152621/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/alena_leonova

Alena's Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/leon-alen.html

Alena's Wikipedia Entry
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alena_Leonova

Alena's rinkresults file
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=6


Social Media


Alena's Twitter account
https://twitter.com/Alena_Leonova

Alena's Facebook community
https://www.facebook.com/AlenaLeonovaOfficial

Alena's Instagram
https://instagram.com/alenkaleonova/

Alena's VK community
http://vk.com/club7056510


18 November 2019 Update


Current Personal Bests

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00010055.htm


Total194.15ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP68.22ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP Technical36.76ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
SP Component31.46ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS125.93ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS Technical63.07ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018
FS Component62.86ISU GP NHK Trophy 2018

Historic Records achieved before 2018/2019 season
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00010055.htm

Total191.39ISU CS Golden Spin 2016
SP68.11ISU GP NHK Trophy 2014
SP Technical36.61ISU GP NHK Trophy 2014
SP Component31.66Nebelhorn Trophy 2014
FS127.34ISU GP NHK Trophy 2017
FS Technical65.22ISU GP NHK Trophy 2017
FS Component64.40ISU CS Golden Spin 2016


Programs and Videos

2019-2020
SP: "Warriors" by Ronan Hardiman
FS: "Seven Nation Army"

2019 II Stage Cup of Russia
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqtVuz_7ad0

2019 I Stage Cup of St. Petersburg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBD1xJq3H_A

2019 Panin Memorial
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIDE-nkgmYQ
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHicVY1kksU
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZavW4AYEWY

2018-2019
SP: "Separation (Nocturne)" by Mikhail Glinka
FS: The Legend of Zorro (soundtrack): "My Family is My Life..." and "The Train"

2018 Panin Memorial
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjqEwSumi5M

2018 NHK Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfIRV94ZUlA
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YrJ8GgMME

2017-2018
SP: "Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha" by Petty Booka
FS: "Tune Maari Entriyaan" (Bollywood Selection)

2018 Russian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3k2_lNPooA

2017 NHK Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV2lFlbrPsU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o26wkCqurK4

2017 Skate America
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JuZPxhe590
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p--w3lYKh8

2017 Finlandia Trophy
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bst7cMyV7Yk

2016-2017
SP: "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk
FS: The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

2017 Russian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDWBUQJTMyg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UgYoPB4ag

2016 Golden Spin
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84X1YH2V0rI

2016 Tropheé de France
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R02otmcz5o
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W85deUFyAzE

2015-2016
SP: "Smile" by Nat King Cole; "Overture - Unveiling the Statue" by Carl Davis; "Terry's Theme" by Charlie Chaplin
FS: "Summertime" performed by Carmen McRae; "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley; "In Other Words" by April Stevens; "Sing Sing Sing" performed by the Andrew Sisters

2015 NHK
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oga406k90jU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xRlkKx4DlM

2015 Skate Canada
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knvY2RyY9iE
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrPwAvkbCFA

2014-2015
SP: "Smile" by Nat King Cole; "Overture - Unveiling the Statue" by Carl Davis; "Terry's Theme" by Charlie Chaplin
FS: "Asi se baila el Tango" (from Take the Lead); "Otono Porteno" by Ensemble Nuevo Tango

2015 Winter Universiade
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6TDmRs5DAY

2015 Russian Nationals
SP: http://youtu.be/3JEvAwG4XXQ (by sabinfire)
FS: https://youtu.be/n5oZnTbnFFU (by sabinfire)

2014 NHK
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOC4JFBd4z4
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzht0LQ127s

2014 Skate Canada
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceeTEA7rSrY

2014 Nebelhorn Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpiIVEyoahc
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIUSIwbqQ3s

2013-2014
SP: "Barynya", "Kalinka" (Russian folk music);"Pirates of the Caribbean" by Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt
FS: "Carmen"

2014 Europeans
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFxjVu3Ws78
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBiY-nL2l-s

2014 Russian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNtzqi4vLM4
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjX_puOyC8k
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFrB7dv72kg

2013 NHK Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4RODv6Iji4

2012-2013
SP: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" by Bond; Slumdog Millionaire (soundtrack)
FS: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber; "Requiem for a Tower" by Clint Mansell; "Poeta en la mar" by Vicente Amigo

2013 Worlds
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQZWs86lVU

2013 Russian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuOIu_YWu0A
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyma9qswBog

2012 Skate America
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ge7n6Aaag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6log-9Ej54

2011-2012
SP: "Sirens" by Harry Gregson-Williams; "Pirates of the Caribbean" by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer
FS: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber; "Requiem for a Tower" by Clint Mansell

2012 Rostelecom Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUzJVZauRNg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eurG8eEzzYI

2012 Worlds
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIORxvlG5w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94TazpHrQtc
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HCYL8OQy5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvTsyB47v1c
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmgYuLfMGOA

2012 Europeans
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcmOiZzRTbM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdUx9dkHlo0

2011 GPF
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQfj3EWlBVM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57oVl2NrEk

2011 Cup of Russia
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl0h7TSX6pI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-2I4hQsaVI

2011 Skate Canada
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nb9Ny7GNWs

2010-2011
SP: "Polka (Circus)" by Alfred Schnittke; "La Strada" by Nino Rota
FS: "The Witches of Eastwick" by John Williams

2011 World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo0Yc86dswg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcQdY1c7Mk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvkjmgURLdc
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_XTrE5RVeQ

2011 Europeans
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MG8-2mFE-E
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5yfJiTFGuQ

2011 Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORyiuMMsvV8

2010 Cup of China
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC_3eGUz5Oo

2009-2010
SP: "Barynya" (Russian folk music)
FS: "Chicago" by John Kander

2010 Russian Nationals
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkNXdmDU_0

2010 Europeans
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL6oZKQdatg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpJ_jTvMbLk

2009 GPF
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwD7wBVDd_U
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg4Oli5GDUw

2009 Finlandia Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBi6xYTe8cE

2009 Cup of Russia
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVxHm52tpSw

2008-2009
SP: "Al Andaluz" by Manolo Carrasco
FS: "La Leyenda del Beso" by Raúl di Blasio

2009 Worlds
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnINqh_ndZo
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFZBZW96BI

2009 Europeans
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFZBZW96BI

2009 Russian Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPA0O7ymmgI

2007-2008
SP: "Beethoven's Last Night" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
FS: "La Leyenda del Beso" by Raúl di Blasio

2008 World Championships
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Nj8rWjoVY

2008 Russian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1oTS_4w6Yw

2006-2007
SP: Jewish Dance
FS: "Scorchio" by Tonči Huljić

2007 Junior Worlds FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANJ5PEeKCI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRj8G8ellcc



Competitive History



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CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2019-2020​
2019 N. A. Panin Memorial1 (68.57)1 (127.39)1 (195.96)
2019 Cup of St. Petersburg I9 (53.22)9 (106.11)9 (159.33)
Season 2018-2019​
2019 Russian Cup Final11 (56.74)11 (114.55)12 (171.29)
2019 Russian Championships7 (70.79)13 (128.73)12 (199.52)
2018 NHK Trophy6 (68.22)7 (125.93)7 (194.15)
2018 N. A. Panin Memorial4 (68.77)8 (126.84)5 (195.61)
2018 Cup of Russia II5 (64.27)8 (112.24)7 (176.51)
2018 Cup of St. Petersburg II2 (66.42)3 (117.73)3 (184.15)
2018 Cup of St. Petersburg I2 (65.34)6 (111.33)5 (176.69)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 Russian Cup Final16 (62.15)15 (114.57)15 (176.72)
2018 Russian Championships16 (62.15)15 (114.57)15 (176.72)
2017 Skate America7 (63.91)7 (122.02)7 (185.93)
2017 NHK Trophy7 (63.61)5 (127.34)6 (190.95)
2017 N. A. Panin Memorial3 (65.56)3 (127.68)3 (193.24)
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy6 (56.73)3 (121.73)5 (178.46)
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy5 (54.70)5 (115.98)5 (170.68)
2017 Cup of St. Petersburg I--6 (172.41)
Season 2016-2017​
2017 Russian Cup Final6 (60.41)5 (114.90)5 (175.31)
2017 Winter Universiade6 (54.69)4 (116.37)5 (171.06)
2017 Russian Championships11 (60.60)13 (114.07)13 (174.67)
2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb3 (64.18)2 (127.21)3 (191.39)
2016 Trophée de France7 (63.87)12 (77.49)12 (141.36)
2016 Cup of Nice4 (54.47)5 (99.55)4 (154.02)
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial4 (56.84)7 (94.28)6 (151.12)
2016 Cup of St. Petersburg I--4 (165.67)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Russian Cup Final2 (64.78)1 (126.56)1 (191.34)
2016 Russian Championships7 (66.15)9 (124.17)9 (190.32)
2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb2 (58.86)4 (114.38)4 (173.24)
2015 NHK Trophy7 (59.63)9 (106.12)8 (165.75)
2015 Merano Cup1 (63.30)1 (113.36)1 (176.66)
2015 Skate Canada10 (52.08)8 (108.29)8 (160.37)
2015 International Cup of Nice1 (68.52)2 (110.07)2 (178.59)
2015 CS Nebelhorn Trophy4 (56.412 (109.20))2 (165.61)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 Russia Cup Final1 (67.20)3 (112.32)3 (179.52)
2015 Winter Universiade1 (67.12)1 (115.73)1 (182.85)
2015 Russian Championships5 (67.99)7 (116.34)7 (184.33)
2014 NHK Trophy2 (68.11)3 (118.29)2 (186.40)
2014 CS Ice Challenge1 (56.75)5 (91.54)4 (148.29)
2014 Skate Canada3 (62.54)6 (101.61)6 (164.15)
2014 Panin Memorial1 (56.75)2 (101.32)1 (165.52)
2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy1 (66.72)3 (119.99)2 (186.71)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 European Championships4 (64.09)5 (114.06)4 (178.15)
2014 Russian Championships4 (67.03)7 (120.45)5 (187.48)
2013 NHK Trophy7 (55.86)7 (106.08)7 (161.94)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Championships13 (56.30)14 (102.76)13 (159.06)
2013 Russia Cup Final4 (57.90)1 (114.09)1 (171.99)
2013 Russian Championships6 (59.64)8 (110.00)7 (169.64)
2012 Rostelecom Cup4 (58.85)8 (98.42)6 (157.27)
2012 Skate America9 (46.72)5 (106.77)7 (153.49)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 World Team Trophy9 (50.92)6 (102.79)5 (Team)/
7 (153.71) Singles
2012 World Championships1 (64.61)4 (119.67)2 (184.28)
2012 European Championships6 (54.50)6 (104.28)7 (158.78)
2012 Russian National Championships5 (59.95)3 (118.20)3 (178.15)
2012 Grand Prix Final3 (60.46)4 (115.96) 3 (176.42)
2011 Rostelecom Cup2 (63.91)2 (116.54)2 (180.45)
2011 NHK Trophy2 (61.76)4 (108.92)3 (170.68)
2011 Skate Canada7 (49.75)4 (102.47)4 (152.22)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 World Championships5 (59.75)4 (124.174 (183.92)
2011 Final of the Cup of Saint-Petersburg60.62WD
2011 Final of the Cup of Russia--4 (163.57)
2011 Championships of Saint-Petersburg49.24WD
2011 Russia Cup Final1 (60.26) 4 (103.31)4 (163.57)
2011 European Championships13 (48.40)3 (105.91)5 (154.31)
2011 Russian National Championships3 (60.14)2 (127.54)2 (187.68)
2010 N. A. Panin Memorial--2 (161.61)
2010 Cup of Russia9 (46.61)7 (97.45)9 (144.06)
2010 Cup of China5 (50.79)3 (97.82)3 (148.61)
2010 Coupe Internationale de Nice1 (55.52)1 (111.18)1 (166.70)
2010 Finlandia Trophy3 (51.68)6 (83.09)3 (134.77)
2010 I Stage Cup of Saint-Petersburg46.93WD
Season 2009-2010​
2010 World Championships14 (54.36)14 (98.50)13 (152.86)
2010 Winter Olympic Games8 (62.14)10 (110.32)9 (172.46)
2010 European Championships5 (58.26)7 (95.31)7 (153.57)
2010 Russian National Championships4 (55.70)2 (120.19)2 (175.89)
2010 Grand Prix Final3 (61.60)6 (94.95)6 (156.55)
2009 NHK Trophy5 (52.34)1 (108.51)2 (160.85)
2009 Rostelecom Cup4 (56.78)3 103.28)3 (160.06)
2009 Finlandia Trophy1 (51.68)1 (110.49)1 (162.17)
2009 I Stage Cup of Saint-Petersburg --1 (157.54)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 World Team Trophy6 (54.72)5 (106.68)5 (Team)
6 (164.40) Singles
2009 World Championships11 (58.18)6 (110.73)7 (168.91)
2009 World Junior Championships3 (55.50)2 101.681 (157.18)
2009 European Championships11 (45.08)4 (98.91)4 (143.99)
2009 Russian National Championships3 (50.67)6 (92.82)5 (143.49)
2008 Cup of Russia7 (50.96)5 (94.97)5 (145.93)
2008 Cup of China8 (44.04)7 (93.237 (137.27)
2008 Coupe Internationale de Nice4 (43.40)2 (84.01)2 (127.41)
Season 2007-2008​
2008 Spartakiade of the Youth of Russia 2008--1 (169.07)
2008 World Junior Championships7 (49.76)5 (88.30)6 (138.06)
2008 Russian Junior Championships132 (140.91)
2008 Russian National Championships8 (44.09)5 (88.13)7 (132.22)
2007 N. A. Panin Memorial--3 (132.29)
2007 III Stage Cup of Russia--7 (122.68
2007 II Stage Cup of Saint-Petersburg--1
2007 Junior Coupe Internationale de Nice3 (42.42)1 (89.28)1 (131.70)
2007 JGP Croatia Cup10 (37.05)4 (81.03)5 (118.08)
2007 JGP Harghita Cup (Roumania)5 (39.64)1 (86.86)2 (126.50)
Season 2006-2007​
2007 World Junior Championships9 (45.15)13 (77.74)12 (122.89)
2007 Junior Championships of Russia-- 2 (129.61)
2007 Russian National Championships10 (41.56)8 (74.93)7 (116.49)
2006 Junior Coupe Internationale de Nice2 (39.12)1 (76.98)1 (116.10)
2006 II Stage Cup of Russia--1 (137.09)
2006 I Stage Jr. Cup of Russia-- 1 (115.28)
2006 Open Jr. Championships of Moscow--2
Season 2005-2006​
2006 Championships of Russia (Elder Age)-- 8
2005 IV Stage Cup of Russia--7
2005 II Stage Jr. Cup of Russia--4




Golden Skate threads and articles


GoldenSkate article from November 2017
Medvedeva scores another victory in Japan

GoldenSkate article from October 2014:
Alena Leonova fights back

thread Oct 2014: Alena Leonova Fights Back
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?52327-Alena-Leonova-fights-back

thread Sep 2014: Leonova Comes Back Stronger Than Ever
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?52132-Leonova-Comes-Back-Stronger-Than-Ever!

thread Mar 2024: Alena Leonova Leaves Morosov to Join Rukavitsin
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...ena-Leonova-Leaves-Morozov-To-Join-Rukavitsin

thread Nov 2013: Why has Alena Leonova Fallen Off the Map
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?42861-Why-has-Alena-Leonova-fallen-off-the-map

thread Oct 2013 Alena Leonova Will Miss Skate Canada Due to Injury
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...-Leonova-will-miss-Skate-Canada-due-to-injury

thread Mar 2013 Is Alena Leonova Finished
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?40676-Is-Alena-Leonova-finished

thread Mar 2013 Leonova and Kovtun get a chance to go to Worlds
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...onova-and-Kovtun-get-a-chance-to-go-to-Worlds

thread Aug 2012 Alena Leonova A totally different color on the ice
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...eonova-A-totally-a-different-color-on-the-ice

article May 2012 Perseverance Pays Off for Leonova
http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/05/perseverance-pays-off-for-leonova/

article June 2009 Alena Leonova an Unexpected Break Through
http://www.goldenskate.com/2009/06/alena-leonova-an-unexpected-break-through/


Articles


Sep. 2015-"Resurgent Tuktamisheva wins gold at Nebelhorn; Fellow Russian Leonova takes silver; Gold grabs bronze; Bell lands fifth"
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063.../osmond-puts-lost-season-behind-her-with-gold

R-Sport interview after 2014-2015 season (4/22/2015)
http://rsport.ru/interview/20150422/825123235.html
English translation provided by Basil:
http://pastebin.com/Wi9aFcni | http://vk.com/wall261459062_97

Leonova at NHK 2014
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...870/gold-squeaks-past-leonova-in-short-at-nhk

Alena at Skate Canada 2014
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...another-week-another-russian-pogorilaya-leads

Alena at Nebelhorn 2014
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...ans-lead-gold-after-ladies-short-at-nebelhorn
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...resurgent-tuktamisheva-wins-gold-at-nebelhorn

Q&A with Alena
http://www.figureskating-online.com/alena-leonova.html



Original Post

As the most mature of the Russian ladies currently still competing, I'm surprised Alena Leonova doesn't have her own thread yet! Thought I'd get a jump on compiling some info here.

Alena Leonova (Russian: Алёна Леонова)

Excerpt: Alena Leonova once spearheaded the wave of talented Russian girls when she won the World Junior title in 2009, and was the first Russian lady in eight years to do so. While she went on to claim silver at Worlds in 2012, the following two years were not as successful. She finished 13th at Worlds in 2013, and as a result, did not qualify for the Olympic team.
 
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apgold

Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
Country
United-States
Is she continuing to compete? I hope so.

I loved her "Chaplin" this past season - one of my favorites and she skated it very well in most of her competitions. Her 3toe-3toe when done well has great height and ice coverage.
 

silverfoxes

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 16, 2014
Yesterday she tweeted that she is working with a choreographer in Boston...well, she says "taking lessons from," not necessarily that they are working on a program. I'm a fan of Olga Glinka, the regular choreographer for Rukavitsyn's skaters, although I'm kind of over Chaplin (as great as it is), and would like to see something new.

https://twitter.com/Alena_Leonova

She has 252,000 Twitter followers! :eek: Where did they all come from? Liza hasn't even hit 25,000 yet.

A few weeks ago, Mikhail Sharov spent a day with Rukavitsyn's training group. He's the journalist who is always posting videos & photos from Russian competitions. His photos & remarks are here...quite a few are of Alena.
 
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Sandpiper

Record Breaker
Joined
Apr 16, 2014
Mixed thoughts on her keeping Chaplin. I love it--probably my favourite ladies SP this year--but it's already been skated to perfection several times. Usually, I want skaters to move on when the program has gotten its ideal performance.

Either way, good luck to Alena next year. Hoping she can improve her FS consistency.
 

RemyRose

YOLO
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Country
United-States
Here's hoping she gets invited to Skate America :agree: I want to see her skate live at least once before she retires!
 

sabinfire

Doing the needful
Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 30, 2014
That'd be great to see her in North America this coming season! I'm not a fan of repeating old programs for consecutive years, but I wouldn't complain if I were to see the Chaplin SP in-person.

Made a few more additions to the OP -- achievements back to 2009ish so far, program info, links to social media (twitter, YouTube channel, official website, Facebook community, etc.)... though not all of these have been updated recently...

Gotta hand it to the mod staff here, these updates take a lot of time and effort!
 

silverfoxes

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 16, 2014
http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20150516/832085688.html

MOSCOW, May 16 - R-Sport, Andrew Simonenko. Vice-World Champion 2012 in the women's figure skating Russian woman Alena Leonova worked on staging camp in the United States with the famous American choreographer Olga Kinnard, the work was productive, said the agency "F-Sport" Coach figure skater Yevgeny Rukavitsin.
Skaters group Rukavitsin - Leonov, European Championship bronze medalist in 2014, Konstantin Menshov and multiple winner of the Junior Grand Prix Dmitry Aliev - held a gathering in the US in the first half of May . At the gathering were working on the production of programs.
"The programs I'm talking would not want to, but I can tell you that our group choreographer Olga Glinka Leonova invited to work with the famous US choreographer Olga Kinnard, who owns her own studio ballroom dancing - to work on stylistics of rock 'n' roll - told Rukavitsin by phone. - A few hours she spent with Alain on the ice and also a certain time in the room. We liked how was work, it was very helpful. "

"Also in our collection present five-time United States, a three-time bronze medalist of the World Championships in ice dancing Michael Siebert, he paid attention to us in the work. Also helps (Olympic bronze medalist in 1984 in pair skating) Larisa Selezneva and Oleg Makarov. Was very good teamwork ", - concluded the coach.
 

Basil

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Apr 13, 2015
Love her. The looks, the presence, the artistry, the three beautiful programs of the last season. Poor girl has problems with nerves tho. I'm currently translating her big R-sport interview about the last season, i'm half-way there but i'm very busy, so i don't know when i will finish it.
 

sabinfire

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Nov 30, 2014
Thanks Basil! I have added the R-Sport interview & English translation to the OP.

I have also added a link to Alena's VK community, added more competitive results dating back to 2007, and high score videos for the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 seasons.

Also added links to her Nationals programs for 2015.
 
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Basil

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Apr 13, 2015
So, she kept her last year's SP, which is a good decision because her last season was pretty short. She's not alone in this case. As for the new FS, the first half is very light, then a pretty brief energetic middle part closed with a very lightweight part again. Not very good, in my opinion, too girly for her, she's quite a woman. Her Tango FS was much more impressive.
 

mrrice

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Jul 9, 2014
So, she kept her last year's SP, which is a good decision because her last season was pretty short. She's not alone in this case. As for the new FS, the first half is very light, then a pretty brief energetic middle part closed with a very lightweight part again. Not very good, in my opinion, too girly for her, she's quite a woman. Her Tango FS was much more impressive.

I agree. I loved her SP from last season and I'm happy that She's keeping it. I am not a fan however, of her new FS. It's so immature for Lady of her caliber. She is gifted performer and I would like to see her skate to something with more depth. I wish she'd look into one of the many Opera's that are available now. In my opinion, She's a Diva and worthy of something with more substance. Save this FP for your exhibition and start over.
 

tulosai

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Dec 21, 2011
Just thought I'd come give Alena a little love after her awesome Free Skate today and second place finish at Nebelhorn! I think her long program suits her really well and she was very charming during it. She also looks very pretty in her costume :biggrin: Well done Alena! :cheer:
 
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