Sonia Lafuente

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Spanish figure skater Sonia Lafuente was born on 7 December 1991 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.


Summary

Sonia Lafuente Martínez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands, in December 1991.

Although she is only 23, Sonia Lafuente has had a very long competitive career. And a successful one at that. For a start, she has won every edition of the Spanish Championships (at various levels that she has entered)… since 2003!!!

Sonia made her international debut back in October 2003 at the Mereno Cup in Italy, when she won the bronze medal in the Novice competition. The following year, she won her first international gold medal in the same competition.

She graduated to Junior level in the 2005–06 season. She made her Junior Grand Prix debut at the Andorra Cup, where she finished 12[SUP]th[/SUP], and also had a second GP in Gdansk, finishing 30[SUP]th[/SUP]. Later on in the season, she also made her debut in the Junior World Championships, finishing 10[SUP]th[/SUP] in Pre-qualifying, and 30[SUP]th[/SUP] overall.

The following year, during the 2005–06 season, Sonia won the silver medal in the Mexican Junior Grand Prix. This was not only her first ISU medal, but it was also the first medal to be won by a Spaniard at an ISU-run event. She also won the Mereno Cup again, but this time as a Junior, as well as winning the European Youth Olympic Festival.

Over the next 2 seasons, Sonia competed in a mixture of Junior events and Senior events. In 2008, she achieved her second ISU medal (a bronze) at the John Curry Memorial Junior GP event. She also made her European Championships debut, finishing 20[SUP]th[/SUP], and her Senior World Championship debut, finishing 30[SUP]th[/SUP]. In between, she achieved her best finish in the Junior World Championships, finishing 12[SUP]th[/SUP].

The 2009–10 season was to mark the completion of Sonia’s transition from Junior to Senior level. The 2 milestones to take from it are her final Junior Grand Prix appearance (13[SUP]th[/SUP] at the Bosporus Cup) and her Olympic debut (22[SUP]nd[/SUP] in Vancouver).

The 2010–11 season also had a few important milestones in Sonia’s career. Firstly, she got 2 Senior Grand Prix allotments. More significantly, though, for her first time at an international competition (the Golden Spin of Zagreb) she got a clean sweep of first positions. She also got a clean sweep, but this time of second positions, when she won her first senior medal at one of the major championships, a silver at the Winter Universiade in Erzurum.

Apart from the 2013 European Championships (when she got her International PB and her best Europeans placement of 7[SUP]th[/SUP] position), Sonia has been gradually slipping down the pecking order since 2010–11. She has only won 2 international medals in the past 4 seasons – a gold at the 2013 Dragon Trophy, and a bronze at the 2014 Andorra Open.

Plus, in December 2014, for the first time since she turned senior, Sonia did not get a clean sweep of first places in the Spanish Championships. Marta Garcia won the Short Programme. In fact, this is only the second time since the incomplete results of 2003 that Sonia has not got a clean sweep of first places in Nationals (Marta won the Free Skate in the 2008 Junior Nationals).

But, now that Marta has made her presence felt, it may actually turn out to be a good thing for Sonia. Let’s face it, Sonia has never had a genuine contender to her throne before. So, she may have got complacent. But, hopefully, having 2 skaters competing for the single Spanish international slot will drive both girls to improve. And, all being well, this could lead to a resurgence in the career of the girl from the Canary Islands.

Things are looking exciting in the world of Spanish Ladies skating.


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00007690.htm

FMDI Bio:
http://www.fmdi.es/SK09300100.pdf

Icenetwork Bio:
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/sonia_lafuente

Stats On Ice Bios:
https://statsonice.com/skater/Sonia/Lafuente/
https://statsonice.com/skater/Sonia/Lafuente.Martínez/

Tracings.net Bio:
http://www.tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

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


Social Media

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/sonia.l.martinez.54

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/sonia_lafuente

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SoniaaL


Programmes

2015–16 Season
SP: “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox
FS: “Hymne À L’Amour” by Edith Piaf
EX:

2014-15 Season
SP: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington
FS: “Winter” (from “Four Seasons”) by Antonio Vivaldi, and “Invierno Porteno” by Astor Piazzolla
EX:

2013-14 Season
SP: “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert
FS: “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
EX:

2012-13 Season
SP: “Romeo and Juliet”
FS: “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein
EX:

2011-12 Season
SP: “Cry me a River”
FS (first half of season): “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquín Rodrigo
FS (second half of season): “Selections” by Michael Nyman
EX:

2010-11 Season
SP: “The Feeling Begins” (from “The Last Temptation of Christ”) by Peter Gabriel
FS: “Les Misérables” by Claude-Michel Schönberg
EX:

2009-10 Season
SP: “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla
FS: “Orobroy” by David Pena, and “Poeta” by Vincente Amigo
EX:

2008-09 Season
SP: “Nocturne” by Frédéric Chopin
FS: “Orobroy” by David Pena, and “Poeta” by Vincente Amigo
EX:

2007-08 Season
SP: “Tango de Roxane” (from “Moulin Rouge!”)
FS: “Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi
EX:

2006-07 Season
SP: “Arabesque” by James Birkin
FS: “Concerto Per Il Tuo Ricordo” by Osvaldo Camahue
EX:

2005-06 Season
SP: “Poeta” by Vicente Amigo
FS: “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgski
EX:


Personal Best Scores

ISU

DateCompetitionScore
Short Programme14 March 2013ISU World Championships52.44
Free Skate26 January 2013European Championships101.22
Overall23–27 Jan. 2013European Championships152.29

International

DateCompetitionScore
Short Programme09 February 2013Dragon Trophy53.65
Free Skate08 February 2015Winter Universiade97.34
Overall03–08 Feb. 2015Winter Universiade146.81

National

DateCompetitionScore
Short Programme12 December 2009Spanish Championships52.98
Free Skate21 December 2014Spanish Championships108.19
Overall19–21 Dec. 2014Spanish Championships157.48


Competitive History

DateCompetitionSPFSOverall
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2015–16 Season
25–31 Jan. 2016
European Championships
33
37.12


33
37.12
19–20 Dec. 2015
Spanish Championships246.231102.601148.83
23 Nov. – 05 Dec. 2015Golden Spin1145.761273.0912118.85
18–22 Nov. 2015Open d’Andorra153.26280.381133.64
12–15 Oct. 2015Skate Canada Autumn Classic934.32961.501095.82
2014–15 Season
18–22 Feb.2015Challenge Cup842.08W/D
1242.08
03–08 Feb. 2015Winter Universiade849.47897.348146.81
26 Jan. – 01 Feb. 2015European Championships
2048.531883.0718131.60
19–21 Dec. 2014Spanish Championships249.291108.191157.48
04–06 Dec. 2014Golden Spin1248.29890.6710138.96
20–23 Nov. 2014Open d'Andorra243.91366.203110.11
15–18 Oct. 2014Skate Canada Autumn Challenge837.10773.687110.78
2013–14 Season
26–30 Mar. 2014ISU World Championships3243.94
3243.94
06–09 Mar. 2014Challenge Cup344.44387.304131.74
13–19 Jan. 2014European Championships2838.432838.43
19–21 Dec. 2013Spanish Championships149.92190.251140.17
09–15 Dec. 2013Winter Universiade1734.971569.3315104.30
25–28 Sep. 2013Nebelhorn Trophy2040.462666.8426107.30
2012–13 Season
11–17 Mar. 2013ISU World Championships1652.442387.2222139.66
08–10 Feb. 2013Dragon Trophy153.65282.351136.00
23–27 Jan. 2013European Championships1151.076101.227152.29
10–13 Jan. 2013Volvo Open Cup445.20777.905123.10
14–16 Dec. 2012Spanish Championships151.61188.481140.09
05–09 Dec. 2012NRW Trophy1345.80992.3010138.10
05–07 Oct. 2012Finlandia Trophy745.71781.097126.80
2011–12 Season
26 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2012ISU World Championships1847.361392.8815140.24
27 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2012ISU World Championships (Preliminary Round)391.84391.84
23–29 Jan. 2012European Championships1347.341686.3015133.64
17–18 Dec. 2011Spanish Championships147.69199.101146.79
08–10 Dec. 2011Golden Spin748.54586.775135.31
17–20 Oct. 2011Trophée Éric Bompard749.51886.817136.32
22–24 Sep. 2011Nebelhorn Trophy1139.81780.299120.10
2010–11 Season
25 Apr. – 01 May 2011ISU World Championships2544.592544.59
25 Apr. – 01 May 2011ISU World Championships (Preliminary Round)391.17391.17
30 Jan. – 05 Feb. 2011Winter Universiade252.00291.432143.43
24–30 Jan. 2011European Championships1149.101186.7212135.82
09–11 Dec. 2010Golden Spin148.91196.041144.95
25–28 Nov. 2010Trophée Éric Bompard846.81696.797143.60
20–21 Nov. 2010Merano Cup642.67577.496120.16
28–31 Oct. 2010Skate Canada1042.76988.4410131.20
2009–10 Season
22–28 Mar. 2010ISU World Championships2147.721885.5920133.31
12–28 Feb. 2010Winter Olympic Games2249.742183.7722133.51
18–24 Jan. 2010European Championships1745.261575.8917121.15
12–13 Dec. 2009Spanish Championships152.98185.261138.24
14–17 Oct. 2009ISU Junior Grand Prix Bosphorus Cup1836.691072.4913109.18
23–26 Sep. 2009Nebelhorn Trophy1639.10591.208130.30
2008–09 Season
22–29 Mar. 2009ISU World Championships2639.042639.04
22 Feb. – 1 Mar. 2009ISU World Junior Championships1446.162263.1120109.27
20–25 Jan. 2009European Championships2040.442361.2623101.70
20–21 Dec. 2008Spanish Junior Championships142.80266.781109.58
15–19 Oct. 2008Coupe de Nice937.90381.235119.13
08–11 Oct. 2008ISU Junior Grand Prix Skate Safari643.51581.446124.95
24–28 Sep. 2008ISU Junior Grand Prix Madrid Cup1238.491070.589109.07
2007–08 Season
16–23 Mar. 2008ISU World Championships3038.353038.35
25 Feb. – 2 Mar. 2008ISU World Junior Championships946.361173.6312119.99
21–27 Jan. 2008European Championships1843.262176.4020119.66
14–16 Dec. 2007Spanish Junior Championships145.32172.631117.95
18–21 Oct. 2007ISU Junior Grand Prix John Curry Memorial642.81379.433122.24
12–15 Sep. 2007ISU Junior Grand Prix Vienna Cup1836.292158.352094.64
2006–07 Season
26 Feb. – 4 Mar. 2007ISU World Junior Championships1342.391471.8714116.43
19–22 Jan. 2007European Youth Olympic Festival539.16268.261107.42
15–16 Dec. 2006Spanish Junior Championships130.34175.681106.02
09–11 Nov. 2006Coupe de Nice (Junior)436.54463.14499.68
07–08 Oct. 2006Merano Cup (Junior)234.93171.791106.72
12–17 Sep. 2006ISU Junior Grand Prix Mexico734.86273.972108.83
23–26 Aug. 2006ISU Junior Grand Prix Courchevel1332.66472.485105.14
2005–06 Season
06–12 Mar. 2006ISU World Junior Championships2929.253029.25
06–12 Mar. 2006ISU World Junior Championships (Qualifying Group A)1065.821065.82
12–15 Oct. 2005ISU Junior Grand Prix Gdańsk Cup2628.062352.542380.60
07–11 Sep. 2005ISU Junior Grand Prix Andorra Cup1131.591156.281287.87
2004–05 Season
11–13 Mar. 2005Copenhagen Trophy (Novice)464
08–10 Oct. 2004Merano Cup (Novice)211
2003–04 Season
12–14 Dec. 2003Spanish Novice Championships1
03–05 Oct. 2003Merano Cup (Novice)433


Videos

2015–16 Season

27[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2015: European Championships SP (Russian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjzWil8GLqo


2014–15 Season

8[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: Winter Universiade FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmOvbPGJb24
8[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: Winter Universiade FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzH-WyQGfXo
7[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: Winter Universiade SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joE1FZrKW10

31[SUP]st[/SUP] January 2015: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3li6DdHddac
29[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2015: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVCXx5cteI

21[SUP]st[/SUP] December 2014: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P-bknlmZzs
21[SUP]st[/SUP] December 2014: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5p87YBq81w
20[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2014: Spanish Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89e8dqM214c


2013–14 Season

27[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2014: World Championships SP (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQFQVQFBL4

15[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2014: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjuBS1YLUws
15[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2014: European Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usRVHUI9lY

15[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2013: Winter Universiade FS (Russian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh_s26nEwA4
15[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2013: Winter Universiade FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMhnn2wK6fA

26[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2013: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDzoItIxZcE
26[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2013: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_rw_4oducI


2012–13 Season

16[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2013: World Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMnfuJ8qqCg
14[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2013: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5kXegykM1U

26[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: European Championships FS (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72P-kmWPyL8
26[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: European Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTHgxwRhmI
25[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: European Championships SP (Italian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsc1ZAkLRsI

13[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: Volvo Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCM5OXWyQ6g

16[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2012: Spanish Championships EX (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD6Q5cz5PVI
16[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2012: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl7WHIXU8G8

7[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Score (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2eRsvuwh-0
7[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Waiting For Score (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_OK63RUYxI
7[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWStjN3F3zc
7[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Group 1 Practice (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kr2EPAw1tk
6[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy SP Waiting For Score (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PChXptoTnxE
6[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2012: Finlandia Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTv4RF4jQWg


2011–12 Season

31[SUP]st[/SUP] March 2012: World Championships FS (Italian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNYqedSGCk
29[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2012: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg6qQ57udvk
29[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2012: World Championships SP (No commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXWN9aZ8RY

28[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2012: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v-p99aaryg
27[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2012: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utAvwfVSiIQ

18[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2011: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_wrOyjR-v0
18[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2011: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kdEAqiEbr0

19[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2011: Trophée Éric Bompard FS (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0vgx97nog
18[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2011: Trophée Éric Bompard SP (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zlWGbY-ceY


2010–11 Season

29[SUP]th[/SUP] April 2011: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK09JMObbLo

29[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2011: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Och0_9hNr0M
28[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2011: European Championships SP (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9riLW0xs7E
28[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2011: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0imHGjyRTQ

30[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2010: Skate Canada FS (North American Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyS-mgI_ask
29[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2010: Skate Canada SP (Russian Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqVKvHIEymo


2009–10 Season

27[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2010: World Championships FS (German Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLjqG1cuxU
26[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2010: World Championships SP (Chinese Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbjckO1wLkA

23[SUP]rd[/SUP] January 2010: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWvYTBwujnM
22[SUP]nd[/SUP] January 2010: European Championships SP (Italian? Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKpWxOW6Pw

13[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2009: Spanish Championships EX (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5M-cj_0fYQ
13[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2009: Spanish Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eghHvVx3cQc

16[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2009: Bosphorus Cup FS (Turkish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZYFvpVpjJE
16[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2009: Bosphorus Cup FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qZcY_pDVxk
15[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2009: Bosphorus Cup SP (Turkish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbzQJjHDzvE
15[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2009: Bosphorus Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2h9pR4OCUs

26[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37WD2eYy3zY
26[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy FS (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpgC-WMSKM
25[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YbZUDgxkNI


2008–09 Season

27[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2009: World Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM8BFl5jXrk


2007–08 Season

19[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2008: World Championships SP (British Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow0iMMpzx9g

29[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2008: Junior World Championships SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJMfL26rxQ

26[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2008: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBpcR_mYFL8
25[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2008: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzRie9gvYp8

20[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2007: John Curry Memorial SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqfFYOmKVJM

13[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2007: Vienna Cup SP (No Commentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD7IrRc-TjM


Exhibition Videos

16[SUP]th[/SUP] May 2015: Gala de exhibición patinaje sobre hielo. Sonia Lafuente – “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCV9aJ7Rjsc
16[SUP]th[/SUP] May 2015: I Open Javier Fernández 2015 Invernia Valdamoro – “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI5m4_Bb8hU
16[SUP]th[/SUP] May 2015: Gala de exhibición patinaje sobre hielo. Sonia Lafuente – “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdw1BGJuiJw
16[SUP]th[/SUP] May 2015: I Open Javier Fernández 2015 Invernia Valdamoro – “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzBP79Gs12E
16[SUP]th[/SUP] May 2015: Gala de exhibición de patinaje artístico sobre hielo en Valdemoro. Mayo 2015. (Montage of clips from Gala)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbqQCehlKDA


Other Videos

1[SUP]st[/SUP] January 2015: campeonato españa avance deportivo (Avance Deportivo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdvxiAuN4fA

23[SUP]rd[/SUP] January 2014: El "secreto" canadiense de Javier Fernández (Comité Olímpico Español) [Brief appearance by Sonia]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLfIA-R4si8

9[SUP]th[/SUP] July 2013: CAMINO AL ANDAR | Sonia Lafuente: caerse y levantarse (hospitalquiron)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuZ5KQkvQ_E

3[SUP]rd[/SUP] March 2013: Patinaje sobre hielo. Entrevista a Sonia Lafuente (Sólo Deporte Femenino)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgzsSok1X_o

29[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: Javier FERNANDEZ смотрит FS Sonia LAFUENTE ЧЕ-2013 ч1 [Javier watching Sonia’s 2013 Europeans FS]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aYwNJTAsLo

29[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2013: Javier FERNANDEZ смотрит FS Sonia LAFUENTE ЧЕ-2013 ч2 [Javier watching Sonia’s 2013 Europeans FS]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAXG7WGH3VI

13[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2012: Sonia Lafuente and Javier Raya Balance (RecintoMoxo~)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aX4l0o3M7Q

28[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2011: Interview Game (Orange Team)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNa_fCVUjk

24[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2010: Objetivo 2012. Sonia Lafuente
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6-tqSrb1Bw

27[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2010: Locución Clasificación Histórica de Sonia Lafuente (MajadahondaHoy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSfeyFfidw


Articles And Video Interviews

9[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: “Sonia Lafuente: “Voy a darlo todo para lograr la mínima en el programa corto”” (Avance Deportivo)
http://www.avancedeportivo.es/notic...o-para-lograr-la-minima-en-el-programa-corto/

8[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: “Sonia Lafuente termina octava en patinaje artístico” (Diario AS)
http://masdeporte.as.com/masdeporte/2015/02/08/polideportivo/1423421591_558994.html

8[SUP]th[/SUP] February 2015: “Entrevista Sonia Lafuente” (Cuando Cae La Nieve) [Audio interview with Sonia at the Universiade]
https://soundcloud.com/cuandocaelan...ieve/sets/entrevistas-patinaje-femenino-largo

December 2014: “Javier Fernández and Sonia Lafuente win the Spanish Figure Skating Championships again” (Winter Universiade Granada 2015)
http://www.granada2015.org/en/accom...o-campeones-de-espana-de-patinaje-artistico-2

20[SUP]th[/SUP] August 2014: “Interview With Sonia Lafuente” (Skate Guard)
http://skateguard1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/interview-with-sonia-lafuente.html

25[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2014: “El Mundial de Sonia Lafuente” (El Pais)
http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2014/03/25/actualidad/1395774178_496399.html

15[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2014: “Marta García se clasifica para la final; Sonia Lafuente, eliminada” (La Informacion)
http://noticias.lainformacion.com/d...nia-lafuente-eliminada_HWw1JJ5llsjliD6iQ5B6G/

20[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2013: “Entrevista a los patinadores Javier Fernández y Sonia Lafuente” (Aragon Radio) [Audio interview with Javier and Sonia after Nationals]
http://www.aragonradio.es/podcast/e...atinadores-javier-fernandez-y-sonia-lafuente/

9[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2013: “Sonia Lafuente arrives at the court of Brian Orser” (Snow Alps)
http://www.snowalps.com/sport/figur...ia-lafuente-approda-alla-corte-di-brian-orser

9[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2013: “Sonia Lafuente abandona España para trabajar con el entrenador de Javier Fernández” (20 minutos)
http://www.20minutos.es/deportes/noticia/sonia-lafuente-canada-patinaje-1942847/0/

3[SUP]rd[/SUP] August 2013: ““Un objetivo, la plaza olímpica y, un deseo, repetir el top-10 europeo”” (Hielo Español)
http://www.hieloespanol.es/1/un_obj..._deseo_repetir_el_top_10_europeo_1340385.html

8[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2013: “Entrevista Sonia Lafuente y Javier Fernández” (La Deporteca) [Audio interview with Sonia and Javier before the World Championships]
http://www.ivoox.com/entrevista-son...andez-08-03-2013-audios-mp3_rf_1857349_1.html

7[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2011: “ENTREVISTA A SONIA LAFUENTE” (CPS Complutense)
https://cpscomplutense.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/entrevista-a-sonia-lafuente/

15[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2011: “Sonia Lafuente: "It would be a pleasure to try to make the sport bigger in Spain."” (Absolute Skating)
http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=interviews&id=2011sonialafuente

April 2011: “Entrevista a Sonia Lafuente” (Hielo Español)
http://www.hieloespanol.es/1/entrevista_a_sonia_lafuente_433379.html

February 2010: “Sonia Lafuente & Javier Fernández. Rumbo a Vancouver.” (Majadahonda Te Va)
http://www.majadahondateva.com/articolos/entrevistas/articolos/Sonia_Lafuente_Javier_Fernandez.php

31[SUP]st[/SUP] January 2010: “Entrevista con Sonia Lafuente: "es una pena que sea un deporte tan poco común"” (Silvia Figure Skating Blog)
http://silvia-figureskating.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/entrevista-con-sonia-lafuente-es-una.html

7[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2006: “Sonia Lafuente, la esperanza española sobre el hielo” (20 minutos)
http://www.20minutos.es/deportes/noticia/patinaje-sonia-lafuente-169992/0/


Audio Interviews That Do Not Have A Date On Them

If any Spanish speakers can work out when these were recorded, please let us know!

Entrevista Sonia Lafuente
http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url...A5NzUxNi5tcDM=&name=Entrevista+Sonia+Lafuente

Declaraciones Sonia Lafuente, octava en la Universiada
http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url...ones+Sonia+Lafuente,+octava+en+la+Universiada

Entrevista Sonia Lafuente
http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url...EyODMyMy5tcDM=&name=Entrevista+Sonia+Lafuente

Entrevista Con Sonia Lafuente Y Felipe Montoya (Campeonato De España De Patinaje Artístico)
http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url...+(Campeonato+de+España+de+Patinaje+Artístico)
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Just to let you know that I have now added in Sonia's Competitive History to the Original Post.

Glancing at the names on the results pages as I was looking for Sonia's line, I often found myself thinking "Oh, I haven't heard tell of them for a long time", or "Didn't realise that they were a contemporary of Sonia's", or "Oh, I wonder what they've been doing since they retired". Or, in a lot of cases with the Junior and Novice competitions, "Never heard tell of them!"

It really brought home just how long a career Sonia has had. Like, there were names there that you would not have imagined were still competing at the same time as skaters that are currently on the circuit were coming through the ranks.

Then came the big shock. I was getting rather frustrated that I couldn't find actual scores for Sonia's Novice competitions. And then it suddenly hit me - those competitions were before the New Judging System came in! That was a big wake up call. To realise that, although she is only 23, Sonia has been around so long that she has competed under 6.0!

So, well done to Sonia for having such a long and successful career, and for still being the undisputed top skater in her country!

CaroLiza_fan
 

dorispulaski

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She has been around so long that thrifty federations have deleted the competition data from their servers. In which case, one can always find some info at

Her Tracings.net entry:
http://tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

This is particularly useful in the case of federations that keep the front page up for some time, but which delete all the files that the front page links to, so that the data is not even on the Way Back Machine. Croatia does this, so that Golden Spin data is better referenced from Tracings.

Here is the Golden Spin 2010 link.
http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

And when you try to go there, no data comes up. So I went to the Wayback Machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

and there are 13 copies. Unfortunately, the actual data pages have not been archived.

In which case, I am happy to find that Melanie Hoyt has the Golden Spin 2010 data here:

http://tracings.net/2010gspin.html

Plus Tracings has pages for competitions which has scores and placings for both SP and LP as well as the Final score. And she includes many national competitions that are rather small, like the Spanish Junior Championships of 2008 at which Sonia competed.
http://tracings.net/2008espn.html

I am sad to report that Melanie has not been updating her files sinces the 2014 Olympics due to grad school commitments, but elated that now that the semester has ended, she is trying to catch up!

http://tracings.net/
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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She has been around so long that thrifty federations have deleted the competition data from their servers. In which case, one can always find some info at

Her Tracings.net entry:
http://tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

This is particularly useful in the case of federations that keep the front page up for some time, but which delete all the files that the front page links to, so that the data is not even on the Way Back Machine. Croatia does this, so that Golden Spin data is better referenced from Tracings.

Here is the Golden Spin 2010 link.
http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

And when you try to go there, no data comes up. So I went to the Wayback Machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

and there are 13 copies. Unfortunately, the actual data pages have not been archived.

In which case, I am happy to find that Melanie Hoyt has the Golden Spin 2010 data here:

http://tracings.net/2010gspin.html

Oops! I hadn't checked all the links to see if any were dead! :eek:: Thank you for pointing that out that some were. I will be more careful in future.

I have now updated the 4 links that were not working:

2011 Spanish Championships (erm, this one was due to a typing error on the link on Tracings.net ...)
2011 and 2010 Golden Spin
2008 Coupe de Nice

Where I can't find the original results pages, the order of preference I am tending to use for the links is:

  1. the Web Archive of the original page

  2. Tracings.net

  3. Wikipedia

  4. Eiskunstlauf Ecke (a German forum which has a great results archive)

Plus Tracings has pages for competitions which has scores and placings for both SP and LP as well as the Final score. And she includes many national competitions that are rather small, like the Spanish Junior Championships of 2008 at which Sonia competed.
http://tracings.net/2008espn.html

I am sad to report that Melanie has not been updating her files sinces the 2014 Olympics due to grad school commitments, but elated that now that the semester has ended, she is trying to catch up!

http://tracings.net/

Yeah, Tacings.net is brilliant. It has got to the stage that it is my first stop when looking for results (even before Wikipedia!)

I actually already have the 2008 Spanish Junior Championships in the list – they were held in December 2007, so it's the old mis-nomer story that frequently catches a lot of people (like me!) out.

But, I just spotted that the December 2009 Spanish Championships were missed, so I'll add them in now. (EDIT: done)

And thank you for letting us know why Tracings had not been updated for this season. I had been getting worried that the site had maybe closed down...

I still can't believe that that ultra-detailed site is the work of just one person. I am totally in awe of what she has done! :bow: :clap: :rock: :points:

All the best for the future Melanie!

CaroLiza_fan
 
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CaroLiza_fan

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Sonia's OP is spectacular!

Awww!!! Thank you for the kind words.

But, it's not that great. Like, I know very little about Sonia, so the Summary was pretty much just a written version of the table of results!

It really is! Thank you so much dorispulaski and CaroLiza_fan for your hard work, it's not easy to find so many videos and information about Sonia.

Don't I know it! :rolleye: :laugh:

Whenever I make Fan Fests, my aim is to make them a one-stop-shop that people can go to whenever they want to find out information about skaters.

So, I hope I have made a good stab at achieving that with this thread.

Thank you again

CaroLiza_fan
 

matmuh

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wow, how on earth you find Turkish Commentary video! those must be very rare haha and considering its JGP even rarer, well i guess it was because event was at Turkey :laugh: great job as always! i sometimes feel lazy to find all the articles and stuff :slink: and it must be even harder when the skater isnt that well known or popular so i kinda envy your dedication :bow:
 

CaroLiza_fan

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Just wanted to let you know that I have now made the minor alterations to the Original Post of this thread (making the Bio and Social Media lists largely alphabetical, adding in the Personal Best tables).

I had actually edited the original Word files for all my Fan Fests about a month ago, but was delaying applying the changes to the OP's for the Spanish skaters that I have adopted.

You see, as part of these minor alterations, I had decided to add an extra Bio link. But, I had spotted a fundamental flaw with the Bios of Sonia and Marta (amongst other Spanish skaters) on that site. I alerted the site owner, and although it did take a couple of weeks for him to get back to me (which didn't bother me, as I knew he did these things at the end of each month), he thanked me very much for letting him know, and said he would fix it.

I decided to delay posting my alterations to the relevant Fan Fests until he fixed it. But, over 2 weeks have passed since I got the reply, and there is still no sign of it being fixed. So, I have now got fed up and posted the links anyway.

I'll amend them if and when the pages are ever fixed.

wow, how on earth you find Turkish Commentary video! those must be very rare haha and considering its JGP even rarer, well i guess it was because event was at Turkey :laugh: great job as always! i sometimes feel lazy to find all the articles and stuff :slink: and it must be even harder when the skater isnt that well known or popular so i kinda envy your dedication :bow:

I know! It was a surprise to me too when I found those Turkish videos! And, I have to admit, my first thought when I did find them was "matmuh will love this!" ;)

You know, it may have only been because the competition was held in Turkey, you have to applaud TRT for showing that competition. Broadcasters in many other countries wouldn't bother showing figure skating competitions even if they were being held in their own country.

Yeah, searching out the articles can be the least enjoyable part of the process. It takes so long, and it isn't easy to know where to look, or to work out what is the good stuff. Especially when it is not in English! That said, some of the stories you find can be very interesting. So, that can be motivating.

But, I feel guilty about the way you are praising me. The other Fan Fest updaters are far more dedicated than I am.

CaroLiza_fan
 
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