Jelena Glebova

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Jelena Glebova
Cup of Russia 2010 - Elena Glebova.jpg
Glebova and former coach Levandi at 2010 Cup of Russia
Personal information
Country represented Estonia
Born (1989-06-16) 16 June 1989 (age 25)
Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Igor Krokavec, Irina Kononova, Anna Levandi
Former choreographer David Wilson, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Vakhtang Murvanidze, Lea Ann Miller, Maria McLean, Anna Levandi
Former skating club Medal FSC Tallinn
Anna Levandi FSC
Former training locations Hackensack, New Jersey, Tallinn, Tartu, Andorra, Novogorsk
Began skating 1995
Retired May 2014
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 155.71
2014 European
Short program 55.90
2009 Worlds
Free skate 101.03
2014 European

Jelena Glebova (born 16 June 1989) is an Estonian former competitive figure skater. She won five senior international medals (three gold, two silver) and seven Estonian national titles. She finished as high as seventh at the European Championships (2014) and 13th at the World Championships (2012).

Skating career[edit]

Glebova started skating when she was five years old after watching her brother practice.[1] She trained in Estonia with coach Irina Kononova from the age of 5 to 12, and then with Anna Levandi for ten years.[2][3]

Glebova appeared at her first World Junior Championships in 2004 and debuted at the European and World Championships in 2005. In 2006, she competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, finishing 28th. In 2007, she achieved her best World Junior result, sixth in Oberstdorf. In 2010, she placed 21st at the Vancouver Oympics.

In 2011, Glebova moved from Estonia to Hackensack, New Jersey and began training with coaches Igor Krokavec and Craig Maurizi.[2][4] She placed 13th at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France. The next season, she finished 16th at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario. Her result qualified a spot for Estonia in the ladies' event at the 2014 Olympics.

In the 2013–14 season, Glebova finished seventh at the European Championships in Budapest, the best result of her career to date. She placed 29th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She retired from competition in May 2014.[5][6][3]

Personal life[edit]

Glebova has an elder brother, Ilja Glebov, who also competed in figure skating.[1] As of 2014, she works for Tallinn's city council.[5][6]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[7]
2012–2013
[8][9]
2011–2012
[10][2]
2010–2011
[11]
  • Sex and the City soundtrack
2009–2010
[12]
  • Capriccio Espagnol
    by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Ooh La La
    by Goldfrapp
2008–2009
[13][14]

2007–2008
[15]
  • Allegro Molto Moderato
    by Edvard Grieg
2006–2007
[16]
2005–2006
[17]
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
    by Freddie Mercury
2004–2005
[18]
  • Liebestraum
    by Franz Liszt
2003–2004
[19]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[20]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 28th 21st 29th
Worlds 33rd 18th 15th 16th 21st 22nd 13th 16th 26th
Europeans 25th 15th 12th 12th 10th 11th 13th 7th
GP Bompard 6th 7th
GP Cup of Russia 6th 10th
GP Skate America 5th
GP Skate Canada 8th 11th
Crystal Skate 7th 1st
Finlandia 5th 6th 2nd
Ice Challenge 4th
Karl Schäfer 5th 2nd
Merano Cup 1st
Nebelhorn 12th 6th 4th 9th 4th 11th
NRW Trophy 7th 1st
Ondrej Nepela 7th
U.S. Classic 4th
Universiade 4th 7th 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 27th 20th 11th 6th 11th
JGP Bulgaria 16th
JGP Czech Rep. 3rd
JGP Estonia 6th
JGP Hungary 6th
JGP Poland 25th
JGP Ukraine 13th
JGP USA 8th
Warsaw Cup 2nd J.
National
Estonian 3rd J. 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st
Team events
Japan Open 1T/5P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (17 July 2008). "Glorious Glebova". SkateToday. 
  2. ^ a b c Remmel, Ia (23 January 2012). "Everything is new for Estonia's Elena Glebova". Absolute Skating. 
  3. ^ a b Nilk, Andrus (24 May 2014). "Jelena Glebova: tükk mu südamest jäi Ameerikasse" [Jelena Glebova interview]. Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). 
  4. ^ Hennessey, David (12 January 2013). "Olympian Glebova takes the ice with Greenwich youth". Greenwich Time. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Kangur, Kristjan Jaak (21 May 2014). "Tippspordist loobunud Jelena Glebova: mu karjäär oli suurepärane seiklus" [Jelena Glebova leaves competition: my career was a great adventure]. Postimees (in Estonian). 
  6. ^ a b Medvedev, Gennady (21 May 2014). "Фигуристка Елена Глебова завершила спортивную карьеру" [Figure skater Glebova ends her competitive career]. Delfi (web portal) (in Russian). 
  7. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Värv, Maarja (25 September 2012). "Глебова поменяла стиль катания" [Glebova has changed her style of skating]. Postimees (in Russian). ; "Glebova teeb koostööd maineka koreograafiga" (in Estonian). 
  10. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. 
  14. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. 
  15. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. 
  16. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2007. 
  17. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 May 2006. 
  18. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 April 2005. 
  19. ^ "Elena GLEBOVA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. 
  20. ^ "Competition Results: Elena GLEBOVA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Elena Glebova at Wikimedia Commons