Alexander Enbert

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Alexander Enbert
2016 Rostelecom Cup Natalja Zabijako Alexander Enbert IMG 1957.jpg
Zabijako and Enbert in 2016.
Personal information
Native name Александр Юрьевич Энберт
Full name Alexander Yuryevich Enbert
Country represented Russia
Born (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 28)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Partner Natalia Zabiiako
Former partner Vasilisa Davankova, Katarina Gerboldt, Ksenia Ozerova, Viktoria Kazantseva
Coach Nina Mozer, Vladislav Zhovnirski, Robin Szolkowy
Former coach Oleg Vasiliev, Artur Dmitriev, Oksana Kazakova, Tamara Moskvina, Alexei Sokolov
Choreographer Alla Kapranova, Giuseppe Arena, Igor Tchiniaev
Former choreographer Ilia Averbukh, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin, Anna Sysoeva, Tatiana Druchinina, Valerii Pecherski, Svetlana Korol, Oksana Kazakova
Former skating club Yubileyny
Training locations Moscow
Former training locations Saint Petersburg
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 200.75
2017 Europeans
Short program 74.26
2017 Worlds
Free skate 128.58
2015 CS Mordovian Ornament

Alexander Yuryevich Enbert (Russian: Александр Юрьевич Энберт; born 17 April 1989) is a Russian pair skater. With Natalia Zabiiako, he is the 2016 Rostelecom Cup silver medalist, 2015 CS Mordovian Ornament silver medalist, and 2017 Russian national bronze medalist.

From 2010 to 2014, he competed with Katarina Gerboldt. The pair placed fourth at the 2011 European Championships.

Early career[edit]

Early in his career, Enbert skated with Viktoria Kazantseva. The pair placed 12th at the 2006 World Junior Championships.

In 2007, Enbert began a partnership with Ksenia Ozerova, coached by Oksana Kazakova. During the 2008–09 season, they won silver and bronze medals on the Junior Grand Prix series. This qualified them for the Junior Grand Prix Final, however, they withdrew after the short program. They made their senior international debut at the 2008 Cup of Russia, where they placed 5th. They were given a berth to the 2009 World Championships after Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze withdrew due to injury. They finished 24th at the event.

The following season, Ozerova/Enbert won silver at the 2009 Cup of Nice, finished 8th at the 2009 Skate Canada International and 6th at Russian senior nationals. They split up at the end of the season.

Partnership with Gerboldt[edit]

Gerboldt/Enbert during the short program at 2010 Cup of Russia

Enbert's coaches suggested that he try out with single skater Katarina Gerboldt, whom he knew since childhood.[1][2] In March 2010, it was announced that he and Gerboldt had formed a partnership.[3] They were originally coached by Tamara Moskvina and Artur Dmitriev at Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg.[2]

During the 2010–11 season, Gerboldt/Enbert made their international debut at the 2010 Cup of Nice, which they won. They finished fourth at the 2010 Cup of Russia, their sole Grand Prix event of the season. At the 2011 Russian Nationals, they placed fourth in the short program and fifth in the long, to finish fourth overall. As Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov were ineligible to compete at the 2011 European Championships, Gerboldt/Enbert were named in the team for the event. They placed fifth in the short program with a new personal best score of 57.50, fourth in the free program, also with a new personal best (112.45), and finished fourth overall with 169.95 points, their best combined total.

In the 2011–12 season, Gerboldt/Enbert competed in one Grand Prix event, the 2011 Cup of Russia. In 2012–13, they were assigned to Skate Canada but withdrew due to injury – Gerboldt tore a ligament.[4] Coached by Oleg Vasiliev, Gerboldt/Enbert returned to competition in the 2013–14 season but split in April 2014.

Partnership with Davankova[edit]

On 30 April 2014, Nina Mozer announced that Enbert and Vasilisa Davankova had formed a partnership, coached by her in Moscow.[5][6] Davankova said they would begin training on 12 May.[7] The pair performed an exhibition a few weeks later at a charity gala in Luzhniki.[8]

Partnership with Zabiiako[edit]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, the Russian media reported that Enbert had teamed up with Natalja Zabijako and that she had been released to represent Russia internationally.[9]

Zabijako/Enbert's international debut came in October 2015 at the 2015 Mordovian Ornament, a Challenger Series (CS) event at which they won a silver medal. In November, the pair appeared for the first time on the Grand Prix series, placing 5th at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup. In early December, they finished fourth at the 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and third in the CS standings. At the 2016 Russian Championships, the pair placed fifth in both segments and overall.

2016–17 season[edit]

Zabijako/Enbert started the 2016–17 season on the Challenger Series, obtaining the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial. Turning to the Grand Prix series, the pair won the silver medal at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup, having placed first in the short and second in the free behind Germany's Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot.


With Zabiiako[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

  • Juno and Avos
    by Alexey Rybnikov

With Davankova[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Ave Maria
    performed by Shirley Bassey

With Gerboldt[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Gopher Mambo

Earlier partnerships[edit]

with Ozerova
Season Short program Free skating
  • Dark Eyes
    performed by Stanley Black Orchestra
with Kazantseva
Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Zabiiako[edit]

Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Worlds 12th
Europeans 5th
GP Final 4th
GP Rostelecom Cup 5th 2nd
GP Skate America TBD
GP Skate Canada TBD
GP Trophée de France 4th
CS Golden Spin 4th
CS Lombardia 1st
CS Mordovian Ornament 2nd
CS Nepela Trophy 3rd 1st
Russian Championships 5th 3rd
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Davankova[edit]

Event 2014–15
GP Rostelecom Cup WD
Russian Championships 6th
WD = Withdrew

With Gerboldt[edit]

Gerboldt/Enbert perform their long program at 2010 Cup of Russia
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
European Champ. 4th
GP Cup of Russia 4th 5th
GP Skate Canada WD
Bavarian Open 2nd 2nd
Cup of Nice 1st 2nd
Lombardia Trophy 3rd
Russian Champ. 4th 4th 7th
WD = Withdrew

With Ozerova[edit]

Enbert with former partner Ksenia Ozerova at 2009 Skate Canada International
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
World Champ. 24th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP Skate Canada 8th
Cup of Nice 2nd
Universiade 2nd
International: Junior[23]
JGP Final WD
JGP Belarus 2nd 6th
JGP Czech Republic 3rd
Russian Champ. 6th
Russian Junior Champ. 6th
WD = Withdrew

With Kazantseva[edit]

International: Junior[18]
Event 2005–06 2006–07
World Junior Champ. 12th
JGP Norway 8th
Russian Junior Champ. 6th 6th

Detailed results[edit]

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

Zabijako and Enbert at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup

With Zabiiako

2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
21–23 September 2017 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2
14–17 September 2017 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 1
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 5
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 5
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 3
8–11 December 2016 2016–17 Grand Prix Final 5
11–13 November 2016 2016 Trophée de France 3
4–6 November 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 1
30 September – 2 October 2016 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 3
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 5
2–5 December 2015 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 4
20–22 November 2015 2015 Rostelecom Cup 5
15–18 October 2015 2015 CS Mordovian Ornament 2


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  2. ^ a b Konova, Ekaterina (2010-08-24). Фигуристка Катарина Гербольдт: "После интриг одиночного катания мне уже ничего не страшно" [Figure skater Katarina Gerboldt : "After the intrigues of single skating I have nothing to fear"] (in Russian). Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  3. ^ Mironova, Valeria (2010-03-29). Тамара Москвина: я не сторонница кардинального сноса голов [Tamara Moskvina: I do not support a cardinal demolition of goals] (in Russian). Kommersant. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  4. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (2012-09-13). Фигуристы Гербольдт/Энберт пропустят все турниры 2012 года - Москвина [Moskvina: Figure skaters Gerboldt/Enbert will not compete in 2012]. RIA Novosti / (in Russian). 
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