Yuri Larionov

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Yuri Larionov
2012 European FSC Vera Bazarova Yuri Larionov.jpg
Bazarova and Larionov at the 2012 European Championships
Personal information
Full name Yuri Yuryevich Larionov
Country represented Russia
Born (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 28)
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Partner Natalja Zabijako
Former partner Vera Bazarova
Dinara Kalimulina
Coach Nina Mozer, Vladislav Zhovnirski
Former coach Viktor Kudriavtsev, Ludmila Kalinina, Andrei Hekalo
Former choreographer Liudmila Vlasova, Tatiana Tarasova, Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva, Sergei Petukhov, Alexei Gorshkov, Alexandra Dmitrieva
Skating club Vorobievye Gory
Former skating club Sport School Republic of Mordovia
Orlenok Perm
Training locations Moscow
Former training locations Saransk
Perm
Began skating 1990
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 201.61
2013 Rostelecom
Short program 71.70
2014 Europeans
Free skate 131.89
2013 Rostelecom

Yuri Yuryevich Larionov (Russian: Юрий Юрьевич Ларионов, born 19 August 1986) is a Russian pair skater. With former partner Vera Bazarova, he is the 2012 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, a three-time European medalist (silver in 2012; bronze in 2011 and 2014), the 2007 World Junior silver medalist, and the 2012 Russian national champion. They won six senior Grand Prix series medals outside the final, including gold at the 2012 NHK Trophy.

Early years[edit]

Larionov was born in Novosibirsk, Siberia and later moved to Tashkent, modern-day Uzbekistan, due to his father's army service.[1] Introduced to skating by his mother, who was concerned about his health, he found he enjoyed the activity and continued skating after the family returned to Novosibirsk.[1] He later trained for four years in Moscow and then moved to Perm.[1]

Partnership with Bazarova[edit]

Early career[edit]

In spring 2005, coach Ludmila Kalinina paired him with Vera Bazarova.[1] They trained in Perm at the Orlenok Ice Palace until 2011.[1][2]

Bazarova/Larionov at the 2007 Skate America with former coach Ludmila Kalinina

Bazarova/Larionov took silver at the 2007 World Junior Championships. In October, they won their first senior international medal when they claimed the bronze at 2007 Skate America. In December of the same year, the pair won gold at the 2007 Junior Grand Prix Final. However, in January 2008, the team was stripped of the medal due to a doping violation on a blood sample Larionov gave before the Final.[3][4] Larionov was also suspended for two years, beginning on 18 January 2008.[5] His sentence was later reduced to 18-months, and ended on 17 July 2009.[6]

Bazarova decided to wait for Larionov, "There were offers from others, but I said right away that I'm not going to skate with someone else."[1] The pair made their return to competition during the 2009–10 season. Their first event was the 2009 Cup of Russia where they placed fourth and they won the bronze medal at Russian Nationals, earning them further assignments. In January 2010, the pair finished 5th at the European Championships. In February, they placed 11th at the Olympics and then completed their season with an 8th place finish at the World Championships in March. They were named Breakthrough of the Year (pair skating) at the 2010 Crystal Ice Awards held in October 2010 in Moscow.[7]

2010–2011 season[edit]

Bazarova/Larionov began the 2010–11 season with a win at 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy in September. Their first Grand Prix event was the 2010 NHK Trophy in October, where they won the silver medal. At 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard, they won another silver medal, in doing so setting new personal best scores in the short program (64.18) and long program (118.82). Their results qualified them for the Grand Prix Final, their first at the senior level, where they finished fifth. At the Russian Nationals they won their second bronze medal.

At the 2011 European Championships, they won the bronze medal after finishing third in both programs and setting personal best scores in the long program and combined total (188.24).[8][9] Although many skaters, including those based at other Russian training centers, criticized the freezing conditions at the arena, Bazarova said, "At home in our ice rink in Perm, it can also be very cold so we are kind of used to it."[9] At the 2011 World Championships, they finished 5th.

2011–2012 season[edit]

In June 2011, it was reported that Bazarova/Larionov would move along with their coach, Ludmila Kalinina, from Perm to Saransk.[2][10] Bazarova said they were comfortable in Saransk, also the host of the 2011 and 2012 Russian national championships.[11] The pair's first event of the 2011–2012 season was Nebelhorn Trophy, where they won silver. They were 5th at 2011 Skate America, their first Grand Prix event of the season. At 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard, they won the silver medal with a new personal best in the free program. Bazarova/Larionov won their first national title at the 2012 Russian Championships. At the 2012 European Championships, they set new personal bests in their short and long programs. They scored a total of 193.79 points overall and won the silver medal. They finished 6th at the 2012 World Championships. Bazarova/Larionov were assigned to represent Team Russia at the 2012 World Team Trophy. They placed first in the pairs event.

2012–2013 season[edit]

Bazarova/Larionov decided to spend more time in Novogorsk (near Moscow) working with former Bolshoi soloist Liudmila Vlasova, who assisted them with interpretation.[12][13] They withdrew from the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy after the short program due to a recurring injury to Bazarova's right hip.[14][15] On November 1, Larionov said the injury did not require an operation.[16] Bazarova said it was not painful but her leg would feel very weak at times and that massage treated the problem effectively.[13]

After taking silver at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, Bazarova/Larionov won their first Grand Prix title at the 2012 NHK Trophy.[17][18] They qualified for their second Grand Prix Final. At the final in Sochi, Russia, they won the silver medal with personal best scores in both programs and a total of 201.60 points.

Bazarova/Larionov withdrew from the 2013 Russian Championships. Aleksandr Gorshkov said that Larionov had boot problems and could not endanger his partner.[19] The pair was named in the Russian team to the 2013 European Championships but withdrew due to Larionov's wrist injury which prevented him from doing a number of pairs elements.[20][21] They were replaced by Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov. Larionov had an operation in Moscow.[21] On 21 February 2013, Larionov confirmed they were no longer working with Ludmila Kalinina.[22] The pair trained in Novogorsk, Moscow, advised by Viktor Kudriavtsev, in the period leading up to the 2013 World Championships, with a decision on a new main coach likely to be made after the event.[22] Bazarova injured her hip on a fall while training in Detroit before Worlds.[23] They finished 7th at the event.

On 26 March 2013, Bazarova/Larionov announced they would be coached by Nina Mozer.[24][25][26] In preparation for the 2013–14 season, the pair began training in Moscow and then travelled with Mozer's group to West Orange, New Jersey in May.[27][28]

2013–2014 season[edit]

At the start of the season, Bazarova/Larionov considered adding a quadruple twist but decided against it.[29] During the 2013–14 Grand Prix series, they placed fourth at the 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard and then won the silver medal at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup, behind Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy. After winning the 2013 NRW Trophy, the pair took silver at the 2014 Russian Championships, losing by a margin of 0.45 to Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov. At the 2014 European Championships, Bazarova/Larionov won the bronze medal, again finishing behind Stolbova/Klimov.

In February 2014, Bazarova/Larionov appeared at their second Olympics, in Sochi. They were not selected for the team event but did compete in the separate pairs event, placing sixth. The next month, they competed at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan. During the free skate, Larionov stumbled while setting Bazarova down from a lift but they avoided injury and finished seventh overall. Later that day, 27 March 2014, he told Bazarova he wanted to end their partnership.[30] Nina Mozer made the split public several days later and said she was working to arrange a new partnership for him.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Larionov studied at Perm State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Physical Education.[1][32]

Programs[edit]

Bazarova/Larionov at the 2011 European Championships
Bazarova/Larionov at the 2007 Skate America

(with Bazarova)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[33]
2012–2013
[34]
2011–2012
[11][35]
  • Remember
    (from Troy)
    by Josh Groban, Tanja Carovska
2010–2011
[36]
  • Remember
    (from Troy)
    by Josh Groban, Tanja Carovska
2009–2010
[1]
  • Remember
    (from Troy)
    by Josh Groban, Tanja Carovska
2007–2008
[37]
  • Shadowboxing
    by Alexei Shelgin (Алексей Шелыгин)
2006–2007
[38]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Bazarova/Larionov at the 2012 World Team Trophy

(with Bazarova)

Results[39]
International
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 11th 6th
Worlds 8th 5th 6th 7th 7th
Europeans 5th 3rd 2nd WD 3rd
Grand Prix Final 5th 2nd
GP Bompard 2nd 2nd 4th
GP NHK Trophy 2nd 1st
GP Rostelecom 4th 2nd 2nd
GP Skate America 3rd 5th
Nebelhorn 1st 2nd WD
NRW Trophy 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd
JGP Final 7th 1st DQ[40]
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Gr. Britain 1st
JGP Norway 4th
JGP Taipei 2nd
National
Russian Champ. 7th 6th 3rd 3rd 1st WD 2nd
Russian Junior 2nd
Team events
World Team 5T / 1P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; DQ = Disqualified; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.
Bazarova/Larionov did not compete in the 2008–09 season.

Detailed results[edit]

Bazarova/Larionov at the 2012 Grand Prix Final
Bazarova/Larionov at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy
Bazarova/Larionov at the 2007 JGP Final

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at World Championships, European Championships, and World Junior Championships. At team events, medals awarded for combined team results only.

2013–2014 season
Date Event SP FS Total
26–27 March 2014 2014 World Championships 7
67.41
6
122.03
7
189.44
11–12 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 8
69.66
6
129.94
6
199.60
15–19 January 2014 2014 European Championships 3
71.70
3
129.91
3
201.61
24–26 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships 2
75.08
1
138.94
2
214.02
4–8 December 2013 2013 NRW Trophy 1
63.05
1
115.70
1
178.75
23–24 November 2013 2013 Rostelecom Cup 2
69.72
2
131.89
2
201.61
15–17 November 2013 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard 3
65.67
5
114.40
4
180.07
2012–2013 season
Date Event SP FS Total
13–15 March 2013 2013 World Championships 7
61.91
6
122.81
7
184.72
6–9 December 2012 2012–13 Grand Prix Final 2
70.14
1
131.46
2
201.60
22–25 November 2012 2012 NHK Trophy 1
65.61
1
126.41
1
192.02
8–11 November 2012 2012 Rostelecom Cup 2
66.02
2
125.06
2
191.08
2011–2012 season
Date Event SP FS Total
18–22 April 2012 2012 ISU World Team Trophy 2
62.02
1
118.68
1
180.70
26–30 March 2012 2012 World Championships 4
65.02
7
118.66
6
183.68
25–26 January 2012 2012 European Championships 2
66.89
2
126.90
2
193.79
25–29 December 2011 2012 Russian Championships 1
68.83
1
126.03
1
194.86
18–20 November 2011 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard 3
59.06
2
125.85
2
184.91
21–23 October 2011 2011 Skate America 3
59.62
5
114.32
5
173.94
21–24 September 2011 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy 4
52.50
2
112.73
2
165.23
2010–2011 season
Date Event SP FS Total
27–28 April 2011 2011 World Championships 4
64.64
5
122.49
5
187.13
26–27 January 2011 2011 European Championships 3
62.89
3
125.35
3
188.24
26–29 December 2010 2011 Russian Championships 3
67.83
3
127.94
3
195.77
9–12 December 2010 2010–11 Grand Prix Final 3
63.86
5
112.94
5
176.80
26–28 November 2010 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard 2
64.18
2
118.82
2
183.00
22–24 October 2010 2010 NHK Trophy 2
60.16
2
113.67
2
173.83
23–26 September 2010 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy 1
57.30
1
108.00
1
165.30
2009–2010 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–24 March 2010 2010 World Championships 7
59.78
7
112.26
8
172.04
14–15 February 2010 2010 Winter Olympics 12
56.54
11
106.96
11
163.50
19–20 January 2010 2010 European Championships 5
55.84
6
104.00
5
159.84
23–27 December 2009 2010 Russian Championships 3
62.26
3
127.94
3
195.77
22–25 October 2009 2009 Rostelecom Cup 4
54.42
3
101.86
4
156.28
2007–2008 season
Date Event SP FS Total
3–7 January 2008 2008 Russian Championships 3
57.47
6
91.26
6
148.73
6–9 December 2007 2007–08 JGP Final 1
58.45
1
98.90
DQ[40] 1
157.35
25–28 October 2007 2007 Skate America 3
56.76
3
102.82
3
159.58
18–21 October 2007 2007 JGP Great Britain 1
51.85
1
87.47
1
139.32
10–13 October 2007 2007 JGP Germany 1
51.33
2
77.46
2
128.79
2006–2007 season
Date Event SP FS Total
27 Feb. – 4 March 2007 2007 World Junior Championships 2
3
2
147.31
1–4 February 2007 2007 Russian Junior Championships

2
143.58
4–7 January 2007 2007 Russian Championships

7
137.53
7–10 December 2006 2006–07 JGP Final 4
47.37
8
77.79
7
125.16
11–14 October 2006 2006 JGP Taipei 1
48.95
2
86.83
2
135.78
27 Sept. – 1 Oct. 2006 2006 JGP Norway 6
40.97
3
75.49
4
116.46

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External links[edit]

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