2012 Rostelecom Cup
|2012 Rostelecom Cup|
|Date:||9–11 November 2012|
|Host:||Figure Skating Federation of Russia|
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
|Previous:||2011 Rostelecom Cup|
|Next:||2013 Cup of Russia|
|Previous GP:||2012 Cup of China|
|Next GP:||2012 Trophée Eric Bompard|
The 2012 Rostelecom Cup (also known as Cup of Russia) was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–2013 season. It was the fourth of six events in the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.
The competition was held in Moscow, Russia from November 9–11, 2012. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.
Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit.
The entries were as follows.
Canada's Patrick Chan led after the men's short program, followed by Russia's Konstantin Menshov and Japan's Takahiko Kozuka. Chan was also first in the free skate, with Nobunari Oda in second and Kozuka in third. Chan won the title, Kozuka finished with the silver medal, and the Czech Republic's Michal Brezina took the bronze. Johnny Weir re-aggravated an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament and withdrew after the short program.
Gracie Gold of the United States won the ladies' short program ahead of Finland's Kiira Korpi and American Agnes Zawadzki. Korpi won the free skate and her first gold medal on the Grand Prix series, with Gold and Zawadzki taking silver and bronze respectively, their first GP medals.
Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov won the pairs' short program ahead of teammates Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov and the United States' Caydee Denney / John Coughlin. The standings remained the same after the free skate.
Canada's Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir were first in the short dance, followed by Russia's Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov and Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin. The standing remained the same after the free dance. Virtue / Moir won gold, Ilinykh / Katsalapov the silver, and Sinitsina / Zhiganshin their first senior Grand Prix medal.
|3||Michal Březina||Czech Republic||224.56||6||73.83||4||150.73|
|6||Richard Dornbush||United States||210.89||7||67.44||6||143.45|
|WD||Johnny Weir||United States||10||57.47|
|2||Gracie Gold||United States||175.03||1||62.16||2||112.87|
|3||Agnes Zawadzki||United States||166.61||3||60.18||4||106.43|
|10||Caroline Zhang||United States||138.21||10||46.15||10||92.06|
|1||Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov||Russia||207.53||1||74.74||1||132.79|
|2||Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov||Russia||191.08||2||66.02||2||125.06|
|3||Caydee Denney / John Coughlin||United States||179.21||3||59.02||3||120.19|
|4||Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers||Canada||154.16||4||51.86||4||102.30|
|5||Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov||Russia||150.15||5||50.90||5||99.25|
|6||Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin||United States||143.15||7||45.91||6||97.24|
|7||Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise||Italy||142.53||6||50.25||7||92.28|
|1||Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir||Canada||173.99||1||70.65||1||103.34|
|2||Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov||Russia||158.46||2||65.70||2||92.76|
|3||Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin||Russia||145.08||3||60.85||4||84.23|
|4||Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani||United States||140.91||4||58.26||5||82.65|
|5||Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi||Germany||140.54||6||55.53||3||85.01|
|6||Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin||Russia||135.84||5||55.81||6||80.03|
|7||Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland||United Kingdom||126.66||8||51.39||7||75.27|
|8||Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams||Canada||124.96||7||51.44||8||73.52|
- "Announcement". International Skating Union.
- "Competitors for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2012/2013 Announced". International Skating Union. 2012-05-21.
- International Skating Union
- Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Chan learns something new in Moscow". GoldenSkate.
- "Anxious Chan chops men's field at Rostelecom". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 9, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Chan is back on the top". GoldenSkate.
- "Just like old times: Chan dominates all in Moscow". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 10, 2012.
- "Injury forces Weir to withdraw from Rostelecom". IceNetwork. November 10, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Gold rebounds from Skate Canada; leads in Moscow". GoldenSkate.
- "Gold overcomes nerves to take Rostelecom short". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 9, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Gold for Korpi, silver for Gold". GoldenSkate.
- "Korpi edges Gold for ladies crown at Rostelecom". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 10, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Volosozhar and Trankov take big lead at 2012 Cup of Russia". GoldenSkate.
- "Volosozhar, Trankov sleep with lead in Moscow". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 9, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Volosozhar and Trankov win in Moscow; qualify for Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate.
- "Volosozhar, Trankov strike Grand Prix gold again". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 10, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Virtue and Moir take confident lead in Moscow". GoldenSkate.
- "Virtue, Moir show improvement, go on to lead". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 9, 2012.
- Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Virtue and Moir provide a perfect conclusion to 2012 Cup of Russia". GoldenSkate.
- "World champion Canadians dance to easy gold". International Skating Union (IceNetwork). November 10, 2012.
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