Alexander Majorov

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For the Soviet skier, see Alexander Mayorov.
Alexander Majorov
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Majorov at the 2013–14 Swedish Championships.
Personal information
Full name Alexander Alexandrovich Majorov
Country represented Sweden
Born (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 23)
Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Home town Luleå, Sweden
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Coach Alexander Majorov Sr.
Choreographer Catarina Lindgren, Irina Majorova
Skating club Luleå FCS
Training locations Luleå
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 224.86
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program 83.81
2014 Winter Olympics
Free skate 141.05
2014 Winter Olympics

Alexander Alexandrovich Majorov (Russian: Александр Александрович Майоров, born 19 July 1991) is a figure skater who competes for Sweden. He is the 2011 World Junior bronze medalist, a four-time Nordic champion (2011–14), and a three-time Swedish national champion (2012–14). His best finish at the European Championships is 6th (2013). He was 14th at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Majorov was born in Saint Petersburg. When he was an infant, his family began spending half a year in Sweden and half in Russia, and finally settled in Sweden when he was four.[1] He holds dual Swedish and Russian citizenship and speaks both languages.[2] He is studying physiotherapy.[3]

Majorov's father, Alexander senior, was the first coach of Alexei Yagudin[2] and later began coaching in Luleå.[4] His mother, Irina Majorova, runs a dance and ballet school in Luleå.[5] He has a younger brother, Nikolaj, who also skates.[6]

Career[edit]

Majorov began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2005. He made his senior international debut at the 2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb, placing 11th, but continued competing also on the junior level.

In the 2009–10 season, Majorov was eighth at the 2010 World Junior Championships and ended his season by winning the senior silver medal at the Triglav Trophy.

In 2010–11, Majorov won his first JGP medal, bronze, at the JGP in Ostrava. He also won two senior events, the Ice Challenge in Graz and the 2010 NRW Trophy. In March 2011, he won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. It was Sweden's first ISU Championships medal in 74 years.[2] Majorov had back problems in 2011.[7]

In the 2011–12 season, Majorov finished 11th at the 2012 European Championships and 26th at the 2012 World Championships.

In 2012–13, Majorov was 6th at the 2013 European Championships and 18th at the 2013 World Championships.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[8][9][3]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System

  • The Mask
2012–2013
[10]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System
2011–2012
[2][11]

  • Bolero de Ravel
    (from Flamenco Fantasy)
    by Gustavo Montesano
2010–2011
[12]
  • Austin Powers
    by George S. Clinton
2009–2010
[13]
  • Polovtsian Dances
    (from Prince Igor)
    by Alexander Borodin
2008–2009
[14]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[15]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 14th
Worlds 28th 26th 18th 32nd
Europeans 22nd 11th 6th 11th
GP Bompard 6th 8th
GP Skate America 10th 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th
Finlandia 4th
Golden Spin 11th 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
Lombardia 1st
Merano Cup 3rd
Nebelhorn 12th
New Year's Cup 1st
Nordics 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
NRW Trophy 1st 1st
Triglav Trophy 8th N. 2nd
Warsaw Cup 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 13th 8th 3rd
JGP Croatia 10th 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 8th 3rd
JGP Estonia 15th
JGP Germany 10th
JGP Japan 5th
JGP Netherlands 9th
JGP Romania 9th
JGP South Africa 7th
JGP USA 6th
EYOF 2nd
National
Swedish Champ. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (24 September 2013). "Фигурист Майоров: хотел стать полицейским, но буду спортивным врачом" [Figure skater Majorov: I wanted to become a policeman but I'll be a sports medic instead]. R-Sport (in Russian). 
  2. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (18 September 2011). "History-maker Majorov looks to improve". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Jangbro, Eva Maria (25 March 2014). "Memories of Sochi and things to come for Alexander Majorov". Absolute Skating. 
  4. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2006). "Alexander Majorov times two – meet the father/son team". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (13 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 2". Absolute Skating. 
  6. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2008). "Sasha Majorov working his way back". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (7 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 1". Absolute Skating. 
  8. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. 
  14. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Alexander MAJOROV". International Skating Union. 

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