Elena Sokolova

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Elena Sokolova
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Personal information
Full name Elena Sergeyevna Sokolova
Country represented Russia
Born (1980-02-15) 15 February 1980 (age 34)
Residence Moscow, Russia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coach Viktor Kudriavtsev
Marina Kudriavtseva
Alexei Mishin
V. Tumanov
Former choreographer Alla Kapranova
Skating club Sport Club Moskvitch
Former training locations Moscow
Saint Petersburg
Began skating 1984
Retired 2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 177.85
2006 Worlds
Short program 60.98
2006 Worlds
Free skate 116.93
2006 Europeans

Elena Sergeyevna Sokolova (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Соколо́ва; born 15 February 1980 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. Sokolova is the 2003 World silver medalist, a three-time European medalist (2003–2004, 2006), and a three-time Russian national champion (2003–2004, 2006).

Career[edit]

Sokolova at the 2004 NHK Trophy

Sokolova began skating at age four – following bronchitis and generally poor health, doctors told her parents that she should take up a physical activity.[1]

Early in her career, Sokolova was coached by V. Tumanov. In 1997, she switched to Marina Kudriavtseva and Viktor Kudriavtsev and was coached by them in Moscow until 2000 when she moved to Alexei Mishin in Saint Petersburg.[2] Sokolova sustained a concussion in the summer of 2002.[2] She returned to Kudriavtsev in autumn 2002.[2]

Sokolova won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and three European medals. She finished 14th at the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the 2006 World Championships, Sokolova finished 4th with a personal best total score of 177.85 points. She retired from competition after finishing 13th at the 2007 Worlds.

Sokolova skated with the Champions on Ice tour every spring from 2003 to 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Sokolova studied at the Institute for Physical Culture in Moscow.[1]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
[2]
2005–2006
[3]
  • Turandot
    by Giacomo Puccini
  • Roméo et Juliette
    (musical soundtrack)
    by Gerard Presgurvic
2004–2005
[4]
2003–2004
[5][6]
  • Strange Paradise
    performed by Bond

  • Polovtsian Dances
    (from Prince Igor)
    by Alexander Borodin
Notre-Dame de Paris
by Riccardo Cocciante:
  • Le Temps des Cathedrales
  • Belle
  • Ave Maria Paien
  • Danse, mon Esmeralda

2002–2003
[7]
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
    by Riccardo Cocciante
2001–2002
[8]
  • Samson and Delilah
    by Camille Saint-Saëns

1997–1998
[1]
  • Russian folk
  • Stepping Out

Results[edit]

Results[8][7][4][2]
International
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 7th 14th
Worlds 8th 2nd 10th 7th 4th 13th
Europeans 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 7th
GP (CS) Final 5th 4th 6th 5th
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China 7th
GP Cup of Russia 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 4th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 3rd
GP Skate America 6th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 10th 1st
GP Skate Canada 9th
GP Sparkassen 1st
Nebelhorn 1st
Finlandia 1st 1st 4th
Golden Spin WD
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd
National
Russian Champ. 6th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 4th 4th 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd
GP = Grand Prix (Champions Series 1995–1997); WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mittan, J. Barry (1998). "An All-American Girl: You'd Think So But It's Really Russia's Elena Sokolova". Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 April 2005. 
  5. ^ "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  6. ^ "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 October 2003. 
  7. ^ a b "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2003. 
  8. ^ a b "Elena SOKOLOVA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2002. 

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