Otar Japaridze

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Otar Japaridze
Personal information
Full name Otar Japaridze
Country represented  Georgia
Born (1987-12-23) December 23, 1987 (age 26)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner Angelina Telegina
Former partner Allison Reed
Isabella Tobias
Ekaterina Zaikina
Marina Sheltsina
Coach Evgeni Platov
Former coach Nikolai Morozov, Galit Chait, Alexei Gorshkov, Ludmila Gorshkova, Tatiana Kuzmina, Galina Belostozkaia, Marina Japaridze
Choreographer Evgeni Platov, Zhanna Palagina
Former choreographer Nikolai Morozov, Sergei Petukhov
Skating club Dinamo Tbilisi
Training locations Mount Laurel
Began skating 1993
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 118.66
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short dance: 45.47
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Free dance 73.19
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy

Otar Japaridze (Georgian: ოთარ ჯაფარიძე) (born December 23, 1987) is a Georgian ice dancer. With former partner Allison Reed, he represented Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He currently skates with Angelina Telegina.

Career[edit]

Japaridze competed in single skating until the age of 15 and then switched to ice dancing.[1] From 2002 through 2004, he competed with Marina Sheltsina. They were the 2004 Georgian national champions.

From 2005 through 2007, Japaridze competed with Russian-born Ekaterina Zaikina for Georgia. They competed twice at the World Junior Championships.

In the 2007–2008 season, Japaridze competed with American ice dancer Isabella Tobias for Georgia.[2]

In May 2009, Japaridze teamed up with American Allison Reed to compete for Georgia; they trained in Mount Laurel, New Jersey with coach and choreographer Evgeni Platov.[1] At the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, they qualified a spot for Georgia for the 2010 Winter Olympics.[3] Reed received a Georgian passport in January 2010,[4] allowing them to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Reed and Japaridze split following the 2010-11 season.[5]

In February 2012, Japaridze teamed up with Russian ice dancer Angelina Telegina to compete for Georgia.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Otar Japaridze was born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union. His father, Irakli Japaridze, is the president of the Georgian Figure Skating Federation.

Programs[edit]

With Telegina[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[8]
  • Quickstep: Show Me How You Burlesque
    (from "Burlesque")
    by Christina Aguilera
  • Foxtrot: Fever
    by Beyonce
  • Quickstep: Show Me How You Burlesque
    (from "Burlesque")
    by Christina Aguilera
2012–2013
[6]
  • Schei-we-dei-wi-du
    by Die Mayrhofner
Tron: Legacy
by Daft Punk:
  • The Grid
  • Adagio
  • Encom Part 2

With Reed[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2010–2011
[9]
  • The Messiah Will Come Again
    by Gary Moore
  • Oh Pretty Woman
    by Gary Moore
Original dance
2009–2010
[10]
Georgian folk dance:
  • Bukinagari
  • Iloumi
  • Crusaders of the Light
    by Yoav Goren
  • Preliator
    by Yoav Goren

With Tobias[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2007–2008
[11]
  • Two Guitars
    performed by Zoltan and his Gypsy Ensemble
  • Dark Eyes
    performed by Bigrock Balalaikas

With Zaikina[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2006–2007
[12]
  • Georgian folk music
2005–2006
[13]
  • Georgian folk music

With Sheltsina[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2004–2005
[14]
  • Charleston
  • Slow Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Georgian folk music
2003–2004
[15]
  • Summertime
    by Sam Taylor
  • Hound Dog

Results[edit]

With Telegina[edit]

Results[16]
International
Event 2012–13 2013–14
World Championships 31st
European Championships 20th 27th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 12th
Nebelhorn Trophy 11th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 9th
Ukrainian Open 4th
U.S. Classic 11th

With Reed[edit]

Results[17]
International
Event 2009–10 2010–11
Winter Olympic Games 22nd
World Championships 21st 18th
European Championships 19th 17th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 4th
Ice Challenge 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th
Pavel Roman Memorial 9th

With Tobias[edit]

Results[18]
International
Event 2007–2008
World Junior Championships 14th
JGP Germany 7th
JGP Great Britain 6th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Zaikina[edit]

Results[12]
International
Event 2005–06 2006–07
World Junior Championships 21st 16th
JGP Netherlands 7th
JGP Romania 4th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Sheltsina[edit]

Results[14]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04
World Junior Championships 21st
JGP Croatia 12th
JGP Slovenia 14th
National
Georgian Championships 2nd 1st
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (October 8, 2009). "Reed Joins Japaridze to Compete for Georgia". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ Mittan, Barry (August 3, 2008). "Georgia on Their Minds". SkateToday. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Qualifying Competition – Oberstdorf (GER) – Review". International Skating Union. September 27, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Georgia gives passport to American figure skater". Associated Press (USA Today). January 22, 2010. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kany, Klaus-Reinhold (July 13, 2011). "European News: Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy and More: Summer Updates". IFS Magazine. 
  6. ^ a b "Angelina TELEGINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (March 19, 2012). "Фигуристка Телегина будет выступать с Джапаридзе за Грузию - Платов" [Platov: Figure skater Telegina will compete with Japaridze for Georgia]. rsport.ru (in Russian). 
  8. ^ "Angelina TELEGINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Allison REED / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Allison REED / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Isabella TOBIAS / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Ekaterina ZAIKINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 12, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Ekaterina ZAIKINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2006. 
  14. ^ a b "Marina SHELTSINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 25, 2005. 
  15. ^ "Marina SHELTSINA / Otar JAPARIDZE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2004. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Angelina TELEGINA / Otar JAPARIDZE". International Skating Union. 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Allison REED / Otar JAPARIDZE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Competition Results: Isabella TOBIAS / Otar JAPARIDZE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. 

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