Aurora Cotop

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Aurora Cotop is a Canadian figure skater born on 13 July 2002 in Toronto, Canada. She is of Romanian descent.

Aurora is the 2017 Canadian Junior National Champion and 2019 Canadian National silver medalist.

Aurora suffered a groin injury and did not compete internationally during the 2019-20 season. She attempted to compete at the 2020 Canadian Championships but withdrew after the short program.

She is coached by Ravi Walia who is also Kaetlyn Osmond's coach.

Last updated on 14 February 2020 by dorispulaski

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00100975.htm

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Cotop

Skate Canada Bio
https://skatecanada.ca/aurora-cotop/

Social Media
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SkateAurora2016
Website - https://www.skateaurora.ca/home

Personal Best Scores starting from 2018/2019 season
SP: 48.83 (ISU World Championships 2019)
FS: 87.95 (ISU JGP Ljubljana Cup 2018)
TS: 134.25 (ISU JGP Ljubljana Cup 2018)

Personal Best Scores pre 2018/2019 season
SP: 49.15 (ISU World Junior Championships 2018)
FS: 96.75 (ISU JGP Brisbane 2017)
TS: 141.64 (ISU World Junior Championships 2018)

Programs and Videos

2019/2020
SP: Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven; choreo. by Lance Vipond
FS: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Dance of the Knights (from Romeo and Juliet) by Sergei Prokofiev; Love Theme (from Romeo and Juliet) by Nino Rota; choreo. by Lance Vipond

2019 BC/YK Summerskate

2019 Wild Rose Invitational

2018/2019
SP: "Arrival of the Birds" by The Cinematic Orchestra / "Blackbird" by The Beatles, perfomed by Sara Niemietz
FS: "Evgeni's Waltz", "Revolving Doors" and "Letters" (from "W.E." soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski
Ex: "Arrival of the Birds / Blackbird"

2019 World Championships
SP:
FS: FNR​
2019 Bavarian Open International2019 Canadian Skating Championships2018 SC Challenge
SP: no video foundhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbgJnEqeCms
FS: no video found​
2018 JGP Ljubljana, Slovenia
2017/2018
SP: "Habanera" (from "Carmen") by Georges Bizet; choreo. by Myke Gillam
FS: "Clair de lune" (from "Suite bergamasque") by Claude Debussy; choreo. by Myke Gillam
Ex: "Get The Party Started"

2018 World Junior Championships2018 Canadian National Skating Championships2017 SC Challenge
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​
2017 JGP Poland2017 JGP Brisbane, Australia
2016/2017
SP: "Ave Maria" performed by Charlotte Church
FS: "Somewhere Only We Know" by Lily Allen

2017 Canadian National Junior Skating Championships
2015/2016
SP: "Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: The Swan" performed by Yo-Yo Ma
FS: Sabrina soundtrack by Itzhak Perlman and John Williams

2015 Coupe du Printempts Luxembourg (Advanced Novice Girls)
Competitive History

2019/2020
Canadian Championships 2020[/TD]
SP: 12 (49.42)[/TD]
FS: WD​

2018/2019
2019 World Championships - 35 (48.83)
SP: 35 (48.83)
FS: FNR
2019 Bavarian Open International - 3 (162.56)
SP: 3 (55.52)
FS: 3 (107.04)​
2019 Canadian National Skating Championships - 2 (169.35)
SP: 6 (58.98)
FS: 2 (110.37)​
2019 SC Challenge - 4 (154.50)
SP: 2 (59.11)
FS: 6 (95.39)​
2018 JGP Ljubljana, Slovenia - 11 (134.25)
SP: 11 (46.30)
FS: 12 (87.95)​

2017/2018
2018 World Junior Championships - 17 (141.64)
SP: 21 (49.15)
FS: 17 (92.49)​
2018 Canadian National Skating Championships - 5 (156.89)
SP: 14 (48.83)
FS: 5 (108.06)​
2018 SC Challenge - 1 (162.85)
SP: 1 (58.53)
FS: 3 (104.32)​
2017 JGP Baltic Cup, Poland - 9 (133.64)
SP: 8 (48.70)
FS: 12 (84.94)​
2017 JGP Brisbane, Australia - 7 (140.14)
SP: 9 (43.39)
FS: 6 (96.75)​

2016/2017
2017 Bavarian Open (Junior) - 4
2017 Canadian National Junior Skating Championships - 1 (163.11)
SP: 1 (59.55)
FS: 1 (103.56)​
2017 CS Junior Challenge - 4 (146.51)
SP: 2 (56.17)
FS: 4 (90.34)​
2016 Autumn Classic (Junior) - 1 (139.56)
SP: 3 (47.06)
FS: 1 (92.50)​

2015/2106
2015 Coupe du Printempts Luxembourg (Advanced Novice Girls) - 9
2016 Canadian National Skating Championships (Novice Girls) - 1 (123.85)
SP: 2 (42.68)
FS: 1 (81.17)​
2016 SC Challenge (Novice Girls) - 2 (116.02)
SP: 3 (42.56)
FS: 2 (73.46)​

Articles and Interviews
Athlete of the Week: Aurora Cotop by CityNews Toronto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D6Dbc-G4wY
 
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sweetice

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Congrats to Aurora, two wonderful programs :clap:

Switch to Ravi seem a really good choice for her future, and for Canada itself, considering the ongoing generational change
 

Mohacz

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Skate Canada has just announced their teams for the ISU events and Aurora is neither on the Junior Worlds (is she already too old?) nor Four Continents lists. The Worlds team will be decided after the Four Continents. I wonder why the silver medalist has not been given a chance to go for the 4 Continents. If she's omitted now, will there be a chance they will include her in the team for the Worlds?

https://skatecanada.ca/2019/01/skate-canada-names-teams-for-2019-isu-championships/
 

vesperalvioletta

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Skate Canada has just announced their teams for the ISU events and Aurora is neither on the Junior Worlds (is she already too old?) nor Four Continents lists. The Worlds team will be decided after the Four Continents. I wonder why the silver medalist has not been given a chance to go for the 4 Continents. If she's omitted now, will there be a chance they will include her in the team for the Worlds?

https://skatecanada.ca/2019/01/skate-canada-names-teams-for-2019-isu-championships/

Aurora is only 16, so she could go to Junior Worlds. Not sure what's up with that. But as far as Four Continents goes, Aurora has never competed on the senior level internationally, so she doesn't have the technical minimums to qualify for the event.
 

NanaPat

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Jeanie19

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Her scores at Canadian Nationals are good, so she should be fine at this competition. I hope she goes to Worlds.
 

labgoat

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I am reading in the competition threads that Aurora has suffered from bone marrow edema. I have not heard this before since I am a US fan. Can someone fill me in?
 

Wombat1800

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Her scores at Canadian Nationals are good, so she should be fine at this competition. I hope she goes to Worlds.

Me too. She has a lot of potential, and could be one of the future stars of Canada, although she still needs some work, and worlds would be a good experience for her to have
 

Jeanie19

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Me too. She has a lot of potential, and could be one of the future stars of Canada, although she still needs some work, and worlds would be a good experience for her to have

Plus she is young and worlds will set her up nicely for next season. 19 at the Olympics.
 

Colonel Green

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I am reading in the competition threads that Aurora has suffered from bone marrow edema. I have not heard this before since I am a US fan. Can someone fill me in?
She had a pelvic fracture, which caused the edema (swelling due to buildup of fluid) to develop. She said at Nationals that she was in physio for it, and it's what's been hindering her from doing things like the 3T-3T and the Lutz.
 

SnowWhite

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I am reading in the competition threads that Aurora has suffered from bone marrow edema. I have not heard this before since I am a US fan. Can someone fill me in?

This is new information publicly as far as I know. Before Nationals, I'd guessed she had some sort of injury based on her lowering her difficulty in the program and WDing from her CS event, but had no details. The commentators at Nationals shared that she was diagnosed with a pelvic fracture in September, as well as the fact that she had been dealing with bone marrow edema. That can be caused by response to an injury, so I'd guess that the two issues are related. But I don't know.
 

sissyfritz

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Yay! If I followed everything correctly, it looks like Aurora successfully achieved the tech levels that she needed in order to be eligible for Worlds.

At the Bavarian Open this weekend she was awarded a 29.17 (she needed 27) on her short and a 53.63 on her free (she needed a 47.)

So there’s a great chance that Canada will have a new face in Japan next month. [emoji16]
 

sissyfritz

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Oops, looks like my numbers were off and the TES minimums were 29 and 49.

Either way, Aurora still achieved her goal. By the skin of her teeth.
 

Edwin

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How to pronounce her name: Sotor? Since it seems an Eastern European name to me, poorly transcribed into English (perhaps at the moment of immigration of her ancestors?)
 
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