Sara Hurtado

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Sara Hurtado
European 2011 Sara HURTADO Adria DIAZ.jpg
Hurtado with Díaz in 2011
Personal information
Country represented Spain
Born (1992-11-03) 3 November 1992 (age 21)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Partner Adrià Díaz
Coach Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon
Former coach John Dunn
Choreographer David Wilson, Ginette Counoyer
Former choreographer Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer, John Dunn
Skating club CP Gadbois Montreal
Former skating club SAD Majadahonda
Training locations Montreal
Former training locations Madrid, London
Began skating 2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 146.97
2014 Winter Olympics
Short dance 58.58
2014 Winter Olympics
Free dance 88.39
2014 Winter Olympics

Sara Hurtado (born 3 November 1992) is a Spanish ice dancer. With partner Adrià Díaz, she is a four-time Spanish national champion and has won four senior international medals. Hurtado and Diaz are the first dance team to represent Spain in ISU competition[1] and the first to qualify for the Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Sara Hurtado was born 3 November 1992 in Madrid.[2] She studied journalism at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria before moving to Canada.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Sara Hurtado began skating at age eight, her mother signing her up for lessons when an ice rink opened nearby.[4] She was a single skater until Adria Díaz proposed they train together in ice dance.[5] The Spanish skating federation hired coach John Dunn to develop an ice dancing program in Madrid in early 2008.[3][6]

Hurtado/Díaz began competing in the 2008–09 season. Their first major international event was the 2009 World Junior Championships where they finished 32nd. The next season, they competed in two events on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and finished 16th at Junior Worlds.

During the 2010–2011 season, Hurtado/Díaz competed on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, while also taking part in several senior internationals. They finished 15th at the 2011 European Championships, won a bronze medal at the Bavarian Open, and finished fourth at the Winter Universiade. They moved up to ninth at Junior Worlds. They went on to their first senior Worlds, where they qualified for the short dance out of the preliminary round but were unable to reach the free dance portion of the event.

Hurtado/Díaz moved to London, England in mid-2011 after Dunn accepted a coaching job in his native country.[7][4] In December 2011, they ended their relationship with Dunn and relocated to Montreal, Canada to train under Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.[8][9][10]

At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, Hurtado/Díaz became the first ice dancers to qualify an Olympic entry for Spain.[11] In January 2014, they competed at the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships and finished 10th, allowing Spain to send two ice dancing teams to the next Europeans.[12] One month later, Hurtado/Díaz competed at the Winter Olympics, where they set personal best scores in both segments and finished in 13th place.[2]

Programs[edit]

Hurtado and Díaz at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy.
Hurtado and Díaz perform a lift at the 2011 European Championships.

(with Díaz)

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[1][13][14]
  • Quickstep: Steppin' Out With My Baby
    (from "Insongniac")
    by Tim Draxl
  • Foxtrot: Boardwalk Empire
  • Charleston
2012–2013
[15][10]
  • Waltz: Jane's Waltz
  • Polka: Modern Times
  • Little Wing
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Pride and Joy
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
2011–2012
[16][14]
2010–2011
[17][14]

Original dance
2009–2010
[18][14]
2008–2009
[19][14]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Díaz)

International[20]
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 13th
Worlds 23rd 19th 19th 16th
Europeans 15th 16th 15th 10th
GP Bompard 8th TBD
GP Skate Canada TBD
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Nice 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin 11th 8th 5th
Nebelhorn 7th 9th 8th
NRW Trophy 6th J. 8th J. 6th
MNNT Cup 2nd
Universiade 4th 8th
International: Junior[20]
Junior Worlds 32nd 16th 9th
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Turkey 6th
JGP U.K. 10th
JGP U.S. 10th
National[20]
Spanish Champ. 1st 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sara HURTADO". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Halonen, Lena; Jangbro, Eva Maria (18 January 2013). "Spaniards on ice – meet Sara Hurtado and Adriá Díaz". Absolute Skating. 
  4. ^ a b "Sara Hurtado: "El Esfuerzo y el Sacrificio tienen Resultado"" [Sara Hurtado: "Effort and sacrifice pay off"]. delasrozas.es (in Spanish). 4 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Flade, Tatjana (24 March 2011). "Spanish ice dancers progress quickly". GoldenSkate. 
  6. ^ "ENTREVISTA A SARA HURTADO" [Interview with Sara Hurtado]. Hielo Español (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Lamelas, Pedro (16 September 2011). "Sara Hurtado y Adriá Díaz entrenarán en Londres y, la nueva pareja Celia Robledo y Luis Fenero, en Lyon" [Sara Hurtado and Adria Diaz will train in London and the new team, Celia Robledo and Luis Fenero, in Lyon]. Hielo Español (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sara Hurtado y Adrià Díaz preparan el Mundial y el Europeo en Montreal" [Sara Hurtado and Adria Diaz to prepare for Europeans and Worlds in Montreal]. Europa Press (in Spanish) (Telecinco.es). 28 December 2011. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "SARA HURTADO Y ADRIÁ DÍAZ ENTRENARÁN CON MARIE FRANCE DUBREUIL Y PATRICE LAUZON" [Sara Hurtado and Adria Diaz will train with Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon]. Hielo Español (in Spanish). 27 December 2011. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Hoyt, Melanie (September 2012). "Sara Hurtado & Adriá Díaz Strive to Improve". ice-dance.com. 
  11. ^ Tetzloff, Katerina; Hoyt, Melanie (6 October 2013). "Recap – Nebelhorn Trophy". ice-dance.com. 
  12. ^ Luchianov, Vladislav (5 May 2014). "Hurtado, Diaz push ice dance forward in Iberia". IceNetwork. 
  13. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Programs". Official website of Hurtado and Diaz; Absolute Skating. Archived from the original on 13 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. 
  20. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ". International Skating Union. 

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