2012 Rostelecom Cup

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2012 Rostelecom Cup
Type: Grand Prix
Date: November 8 – 11
Season: 2012–13
Location: Moscow
Host: Figure Skating Federation of Russia
Venue: Ice Palace Megasport
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Patrick Chan
Ladies' singles:
Finland Kiira Korpi
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Ice dancing:
Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
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2012 Trophée Eric Bompard

The 2012 Rostelecom Cup (also known as Cup of Russia) was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–13 season. It was the fourth of six events in the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The competition was held in Moscow, Russia on November 8–11, 2012.[1] Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the 2012–13 Grand Prix Final.

Eligibility[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit.

Prior to competing in a Grand Prix event, skaters were required to have earned the following scores (3/5 of the top scores at the 2012 World Championships):[2]

Discipline Minimum
Men 159.66
Ladies 113.43
Pairs 120.90
Ice dancing 109.59

Entries[edit]

The entries were as follows.[3]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Canada Patrick Chan Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams
 Czech Republic Michal Březina
 Finland Kiira Korpi
 United Kingdom Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
 Germany Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
 Israel Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnopolski
 Italy Valentina Marchei Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise
 Japan Takahiko Kozuka
Nobunari Oda
Kanako Murakami
 Kazakhstan Denis Ten
 Russia Zhan Bush
Artur Gachinski
Konstantin Menshov
Alena Leonova
Adelina Sotnikova
Polina Korobeynikova
Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin
Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin
 Sweden Viktoria Helgesson
 United States Richard Dornbush
Johnny Weir
Gracie Gold
Agnes Zawadzki
Caroline Zhang
Caydee Denney / John Coughlin
Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Overview[edit]

Canada's Patrick Chan led after the men's short program, followed by Russia's Konstantin Menshov and Japan's Takahiko Kozuka.[4][5] Chan was also first in the free skating, with Nobunari Oda in second and Kozuka in third. Chan won the title, Kozuka finished with the silver medal, and the Czech Republic's Michal Březina took the bronze.[6][7] Johnny Weir re-aggravated an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament and withdrew after the short program.[8]

Gracie Gold of the United States won the ladies' short program ahead of Finland's Kiira Korpi and American Agnes Zawadzki.[9][10] Korpi won the free skating and her first gold medal on the Grand Prix series, with Gold and Zawadzki taking silver and bronze respectively, their first GP medals.[11][12]

Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov won the pairs' short program ahead of teammates Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov and the United States' Caydee Denney / John Coughlin.[13][14] The standings remained the same after the free skating.[15][16]

Canada's Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir were first in the short dance, followed by Russia's Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov and Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin.[17][18] The standing remained the same after the free dance. Virtue / Moir won gold, Ilinykh / Katsalapov the silver, and Sinitsina / Zhiganshin their first senior Grand Prix medal.[19][20]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Patrick Chan  Canada 262.35 1 85.44 1 176.91
2 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 229.99 3 76.34 3 153.65
3 Michal Březina  Czech Republic 224.56 6 73.83 4 150.73
4 Konstantin Menshov  Russia 223.72 2 76.73 5 146.99
5 Nobunari Oda  Japan 217.92 8 63.18 2 154.74
6 Richard Dornbush  United States 210.89 7 67.44 6 143.45
7 Artur Gachinski  Russia 209.84 5 74.07 7 135.77
8 Zhan Bush  Russia 199.37 4 74.50 8 124.87
9 Denis Ten  Kazakhstan 177.77 9 59.42 9 118.35
WD Johnny Weir  United States 10 57.47

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Kiira Korpi  Finland 177.19 2 61.55 1 115.64
2 Gracie Gold  United States 175.03 1 62.16 2 112.87
3 Agnes Zawadzki  United States 166.61 3 60.18 4 106.43
4 Kanako Murakami  Japan 166.34 6 56.78 3 109.56
5 Adelina Sotnikova  Russia 157.98 5 57.11 7 100.87
6 Alena Leonova  Russia 157.27 4 58.85 8 98.42
7 Polina Korobeynikova  Russia 153.32 8 51.45 6 101.87
8 Viktoria Helgesson  Sweden 151.48 7 54.10 9 97.38
9 Valentina Marchei  Italy 148.67 9 46.25 5 102.42
10 Caroline Zhang  United States 138.21 10 46.15 10 92.06

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia 207.53 1 74.74 1 132.79
2 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov  Russia 191.08 2 66.02 2 125.06
3 Caydee Denney / John Coughlin  United States 179.21 3 59.02 3 120.19
4 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers  Canada 154.16 4 51.86 4 102.30
5 Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov  Russia 150.15 5 50.90 5 99.25
6 Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin  United States 143.15 7 45.91 6 97.24
7 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise  Italy 142.53 6 50.25 7 92.28

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SD FD
1 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 173.99 1 70.65 1 103.34
2 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 158.46 2 65.70 2 92.76
3 Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin  Russia 145.08 3 60.85 4 84.23
4 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani  United States 140.91 4 58.26 5 82.65
5 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi  Germany 140.54 6 55.53 3 85.01
6 Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin  Russia 135.84 5 55.81 6 80.03
7 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland  United Kingdom 126.66 8 51.39 7 75.27
8 Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams  Canada 124.96 7 51.44 8 73.52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Announcement". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ "Competitors for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2012/2013 Announced". International Skating Union. May 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ International Skating Union
  4. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Chan learns something new in Moscow". GoldenSkate. 
  5. ^ "Anxious Chan chops men's field at Rostelecom". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Chan is back on the top". GoldenSkate. 
  7. ^ "Just like old times: Chan dominates all in Moscow". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Injury forces Weir to withdraw from Rostelecom". IceNetwork. November 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Gold rebounds from Skate Canada; leads in Moscow". GoldenSkate. 
  10. ^ "Gold overcomes nerves to take Rostelecom short". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Gold for Korpi, silver for Gold". GoldenSkate. 
  12. ^ "Korpi edges Gold for ladies crown at Rostelecom". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Volosozhar and Trankov take big lead at 2012 Cup of Russia". GoldenSkate. 
  14. ^ "Volosozhar, Trankov sleep with lead in Moscow". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Volosozhar and Trankov win in Moscow; qualify for Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate. 
  16. ^ "Volosozhar, Trankov strike Grand Prix gold again". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 10, 2012. 
  17. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 9, 2012). "Virtue and Moir take confident lead in Moscow". GoldenSkate. 
  18. ^ "Virtue, Moir show improvement, go on to lead". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 9, 2012. 
  19. ^ Kondakova, Anna (November 10, 2012). "Virtue and Moir provide a perfect conclusion to 2012 Cup of Russia". GoldenSkate. 
  20. ^ "World champion Canadians dance to easy gold". International Skating Union. IceNetwork. November 10, 2012. 

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