Sokolova at the 2004 European Championships
|Full name||Elena Sergeyevna Sokolova|
15 February 1980 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|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
|ISU personal best scores|
Elena Sergeyevna Sokolova (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Соколо́ва; born 15 February 1980) is a Russian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2003 World silver medalist, a three-time European medalist (2003–2004, 2006), and a three-time Russian national champion (2003–2004, 2006).
Sokolova began skating at age four — following bronchitis and generally poor health, doctors told her parents that she should take up a physical activity.
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. Sokolova sustained a concussion in the summer of 2002. She returned to Kudriavtsev in autumn 2002.
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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
||Notre-Dame de Paris
by Riccardo Cocciante:
|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 = Grand Prix (Champions Series 1995–97); WD = Withdrew|
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