Alexander Majorov

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Alexander Majorov
2018 EC Alexander Majorov 2018-01-19 20-22-27.jpg
Majorov at the 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Alexandrovich Majorov
Country representedSweden
Born (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27)
Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Home townLuleå, Sweden
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachAlexander Majorov Sr., Irina Majorova
ChoreographerIrina Majorova, Marica Sandström Lindh
Former choreographerCatarina Lindgren
Skating clubLuleå FCS
Training locationsLuleå, Saint Petersburg
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total229.72
2019 Worlds
Short program84.64
2018 Skate Canada
Free skate150.55
2019 Worlds

Alexander Alexandrovich Majorov (Russian: Александр Александрович Майоров, born 19 July 1991) is a Swedish figure skater. He is the 2017 Winter Universiade bronze medalist, the 2011 World Junior bronze medalist, a five-time Nordic champion (2011–14 and 2016), and a four-time Swedish national champion (2012–14, 2017). His best finish at the European Championships is 6th (2013). He was 14th at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Majorov was born on 19 July 1991 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1] When he was an infant, his family began spending half a year in Sweden and half in Russia,[2] settling in Luleå when he was six years old.[3] His father, Alexander senior, is a figure skating coach,[4] who was the first coach of Alexei Yagudin.[5] His mother, Irina Majorova, runs a dance and ballet school in Luleå.[6] He has a younger brother, Nikolaj, who also competes in figure skating.[7]

Majorov holds dual Swedish and Russian citizenship and speaks both languages.[5] He has a degree in physiotherapy.[8] He is a bone marrow donor for his father, who was diagnosed with severe MDS in June 2015 and acute leukaemia a few month later.[9]

Career[edit]

Majorov began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2005. He made his senior international debut at the 2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb, placing 11th, but continued competing also on the junior level.

In the 2009–10 season, Majorov was eighth at the 2010 World Junior Championships and ended his season by winning the senior silver medal at the Triglav Trophy.

In 2010–11, Majorov won his first JGP medal, bronze, at the JGP in Ostrava. He also won two senior events, the Ice Challenge in Graz and the 2010 NRW Trophy. In March 2011, he won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. It was Sweden's first ISU Championships medal in 74 years.[5] Majorov had back problems in 2011.[10]

In the 2011–12 season, Majorov finished 11th at the 2012 European Championships and 26th at the 2012 World Championships.

In 2012–13, Majorov was 6th at the 2013 European Championships and 18th at the 2013 World Championships.

In the 2015–16 season, Majorov placed 8th at the 2015 CS Finlandia Trophy and won silver medals at two events – the International Cup of Nice and Volvo Open Cup. To prepare for his father's treatment, one bag of blood was drawn from the skater a week before the Volvo Open Cup and another a week before the 2015 Rostelecom Cup, from which he withdrew.[9] He withdrew from the Swedish Championships to recover after an operation to extract bone marrow for his father.[9] Majorov won gold at the Nordics Open in February 2016. His withdrawal from the 2016 World Championships in Boston followed the detection of a precursor to a stress fracture of the pelvis.[11]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018-19
2017–18
[12][8]
  • Bang Bang
    by Asaf Avidan
2016–17
[1][13]
  • Tulipalo hongan juurella
    by Fredrik Hangasjärvi, Daniel Wikslund
  • Ievan Polkka remix
  • The Man With the Golden Arm
    by Elmer Bernstein
  • From Russia With Love
    by John Barry
  • Peter Gunn Theme
    by Henry Mancini
    performed by The Blues Brothers
2015–16
[14][13]
2014–15
[13][15]
2013–14
[16][17][18]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System

  • The Mask
2012–13
[19]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System
2011–12
[5][20]

  • Bolero de Ravel
    (from Flamenco Fantasy)
    by Gustavo Montesano
2010–11
[21]
  • Austin Powers
    by George S. Clinton
2009–10
[22]
  • Polovtsian Dances
    (from Prince Igor)
    by Alexander Borodin
2008–09
[23]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[24]
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 14th
Worlds 28th 26th 18th 32nd 23rd WD 23rd 12th 18th
Europeans 22nd 11th 6th 11th 11th 11th 11th 7th 8th
GP Cup of China 10th
GP France 6th 8th
GP Rostelecom WD WD 12th 9th
GP Skate America 10th 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th WD 10th
CS Finlandia 8th 9th 11th
CS Golden Spin 7th 6th
CS Lombardia 6th
CS Nebelhorn 3rd 2nd
CS Warsaw Cup 1st
Coupe Printemps 1st
Cup of Nice 2nd
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Golden Spin 11th 3rd
Hellmut Seibt 2nd
Ice Challenge 1st
Lombardia Trophy 1st
Merano Cup 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th
New Year's Cup 1st
Nordics 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
NRW Trophy 1st 1st 1st
Triglav Trophy 2nd
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
Warsaw Cup 1st
Universiade 3rd
International: Junior[24]
Junior Worlds 13th 8th 3rd
JGP Croatia 10th 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 8th 3rd
JGP Estonia 15th
JGP Germany 10th
JGP Japan 5th
JGP Netherlands 9th
JGP Romania 9th
JGP South Africa 7th
JGP U.S. 6th
EYOF 2nd
Nordics 1st 1st
International: Novice[25]
Triglav Trophy 8th
National[13]
Swedish Champ. 1st J 1st J 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st WD WD 1st 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

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

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 17
79.17
17
150.55
18
229.72
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 11
79.88
8
145.50
8
225.38
December 5–8, 2018 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 5
83.87
7
143.60
6
227.47
November 16–18, 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 3
82.33
10
123.26
9
205.59
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada 6
84.64
12
135.66
10
220.30
4–7 October 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 7
73.41
11
129.14
11
202.55
26–29 September 2018 2018 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2
78.86
2
147.78
2
226.64
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 10
82.71
13
155.08
12
237.79
15–21 January 2018 2018 European Championships 12
71.28
7
154.58
7
225.86
6–9 December 2017 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 7
75.23
7
148.00
7
223.23
3–5 November 2017 2017 Cup of China 11
64.27
10
121.77
10
186.04
27 – 30 September 2017 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 3
77.71
5
148.03
3
225.04
14–17 September 2017 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 4
80.85
7
137.93
6
218.78
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 18
77.73
23
127.81
23
205.04
1–5 February 2017 2017 Winter Universiade 6
81.01
2
165.55
3
246.56
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 7
78.87
12
139.11
11
217.98
14–18 December 2016 2017 Swedish Championships 1
78.90
1
150.07
1
228.97
4–6 November 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 11
67.80
12
124.34
12
192.14
6–10 October 2016 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 12
56.06
7
137.72
9
193.78

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexander MAJOROV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (24 September 2013). Фигурист Майоров: хотел стать полицейским, но буду спортивным врачом [Figure skater Majorov: I wanted to become a policeman but I'll be a sports medic instead]. R-Sport (in Russian).
  3. ^ "Alexander Majorov interview". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-09-23.
  4. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2006). "Alexander Majorov times two – meet the father/son team". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (18 September 2011). "History-maker Majorov looks to improve". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  6. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (13 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 2". Absolute Skating.
  7. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2008). "Sasha Majorov working his way back". AbsoluteSkating.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  8. ^ a b Jangbro, Eva Maria (26 September 2017). "Alexander Majorov gets ready for his last season". Absolute Skating.
  9. ^ a b c "Alexander Majorov will not compete in the Swedish National Championships – read his open letter". Skate Sweden. 9 December 2015. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  10. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (7 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 1". Absolute Skating.
  11. ^ "Alexander Majorov deltar ej i VM i Boston nästa vecka" [Alexander Majorov will not compete at World Championships in Boston] (in Swedish). Skate Sweden. March 23, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  12. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
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  14. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  17. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  18. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (25 March 2014). "Memories of Sochi and things to come for Alexander Majorov". Absolute Skating.
  19. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  20. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  21. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  22. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  23. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
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  25. ^ "Alexander Majorov". tracings.net.

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