Popova and Massot at the 2012 World Team Trophy
28 July 1993 |
|Height||1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)|
|Former partner||Ilja Glebov
|Skating club||Acsel SC Caen|
|ISU personal best scores|
Popova began skating in Moscow. She was initially a singles skater and competed on the Nachwuchs and Jugend levels in Germany in 2006 and 2007. She took up pair skating in 2009 and trained with coach Ingo Steuer in Germany. She skated with Ilja Glebov and Sergei Karev but did not compete with either in any major event.
Popova and French skater Bruno Massot decided to team up in March 2011 and began serious training in June. They train in Caen, France with Jean-Francois Ballester. In their first season together, they also trained in Chemnitz, Germany about three weeks every quarter with Steuer.
Popova / Massot's first competition together was the 2011 Master's de Patinage, where they won the silver medal. They were 10th in their international debut at the 2011 Coupe de Nice and placed 4th at the 2011 NRW Trophy. In December 2011, they won the 2012 French national title. Visa and administrative delays led to uncertainty about their participation at the 2012 European Championships but the situation was resolved just before the event. They placed sixth in the short program and 8th overall. As the second-placed French pair, they were not selected for the 2012 World Championships, but were part of the French team for the World Team Trophy.
Popova and her family moved to Germany when she was seven.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Skate Canada||5th|
|World Team||4T / 6P|
|GP = Grand Prix; TBD = Assigned
T = Team result; P = Personal result;
Medals awarded for team result only.
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