Alisa Agafonova

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Alisa Agafonova
2012 WFSC 02d 325 Alisa Agafonova Alper Uçar.JPG
Agafonova/Uçar in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Alisa Agafonova
Country represented Turkey
Former country(ies) represented Ukraine (until 2010)
Born (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 26)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Partner Alper Uçar
Former partner Dmitri Dun
Coach Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo
Former coach Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov, Natalia Dubova, Oleg Voyko, Alexander Gorshkov, Svetlana Chernikova, Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva, Valeri Egorov, Galina Churilova, Vladimir Barats
Choreographer Sergei Petukhov
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband
Former skating club Kolos Kharkov
Training locations Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Former training locations Moscow, Russia; Stamford, Connecticut; Lake Placid, New York
Began skating 1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 163.00
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Short dance 67.51
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Free dance 95.54
2016 CS Golden Spin

Alisa Agafonova (born 15 January 1991) is an ice dancer who has competed for Turkey since 2010. With her skating partner, Alper Uçar, she won silver medals at the 2013 NRW Trophy and 2011 Winter Universiade. They have competed in the final segment at eight ISU Championships.

Earlier in her career, Agafonova skated with Dmitri Dun for Ukraine, winning five medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placing as high as 7th at the World Junior Championships.


Partnership with Dun[edit]

Early in her career, Agafonova competed with Dmitri Dun for Ukraine. They made their ISU Junior Grand Prix debut in the 2004–05 season. In 2006, they won their first JGP medal, silver, in Taipei. In 2007–08, Agafonova/Dun placed 4th in one JGP event and took silver in another. They qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final where they finished 6th. They then placed 7th at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

In 2008–09, Agafonova/Dun won gold and silver medals on the JGP series. They qualified for their second JGP Final and finished 7th. They won the 2009 Ukrainian national junior title and were sent to the 2009 World Junior Championships where they finished 13th. The following season, the duo obtained their fifth JGP medal, bronze. They parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with Uçar[edit]

In 2010, Agafonova teamed up with Alper Uçar to compete for Turkey. Early in their partnership, they were coached by Natalia Dubova and Oleg Voiko in the United States. They won a silver medal at the 2011 Winter Universiade in their first season together.

In the 2011–12 season, Agafonova/Uçar were 26th at the 2012 European Championships and 31st at the 2012 World Championships.

Agafonova/Uçar changed coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov in Moscow in December 2012.[1][2] They placed 13th at the 2013 European Championships and 28th at the 2013 World Championships.

In 2013–14, Agafonova/Uçar began their season at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final Olympic qualifying opportunity. By finishing 5th, they earned a spot for Turkey in the ice dancing event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They then won a silver medal at the 2013 NRW Trophy.

Making their Grand Prix debut, Agafonova/Uçar placed 7th at the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard in November. In December 2015, the two moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to work with Anjelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo due to visa problems which were exacerbated following the 2015 Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown.[3] They finished 12th at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava and 21st at the 2016 World Championships in Boston.

The following season, Agafonova/Uçar received two Grand Prix assignments; they placed 9th at the 2016 Skate America and 8th at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup. They ranked 11th at the 2017 European Championships.[4] The two placed 17th at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Due to their result, Turkey qualified a spot in the ice dancing event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


With Uçar[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
  • Preserved Figs
    ("Incir Receli")
    by Engin Bayrak
  • Flamenco: Babaylon
    by Gaudi
  • Paso Doble: Fuegos
    by Puro Latino
  • Flamenco: Bailando bajo la luna
    by Chiquita Herrada
  • Quickstep: Stepping Out With My Baby
    by Frank Devol
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Black and Blue
    by Dave Brubeck
  • I Feel Good
    by James Brown
  • Fairytale
    by Alexander Rybak
  • Muhteşem Yüzyil
    (Magnificent Century)
    by Fahir Atakoglu
  • La vida es un carnaval
  • Historia de un amor
  • Baila baila conmigo
  • Summertime
    performed by Victoria Pierre-Marie
  • Istanbul Pas Constantinople
    by Ayhan Sicimoglu

With Dun[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Gandzya
    (Ukrainian folk dance)
  • Verkhovyno
    (Ukrainian folk dance)
  • Black Bottom
  • Torero
  • Fish and Chips
  • Spring Tango
    by Astor Piazzolla
    arranged by P. Nicholson

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Uçar for Turkey[edit]

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 22nd
Worlds 31st 28th 20th 16th 21st 17th
Europeans 26th 13th 17th 12th 12th 11th
GP Skate America 9th
GP Rostelecom 8th
GP Bompard 7th
CS DS Cup 1st
CS Golden Spin 3rd
CS Mordovian 4th
CS Nebelhorn 6th
CS Tallinn Trophy 4th
CS U.S. Classic 7th
Universiade 2nd
Bavarian Open 6th
Crystal Skate 5th
Cup of Nice 8th
Golden Spin 9th
Ice Challenge 6th 12th 6th
Istanbul Cup 4th
MNNT Cup 4th 2nd
Mont Blanc Trophy 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 11th 5th
NRW Trophy 7th 9th 9th 2nd 1st
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
Warsaw Cup 5th
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Dun for Ukraine[edit]

Agafonova and Dun in 2008
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
Junior Worlds 7th 13th
JGP Final 6th 7th
JGP Belarus 1st 3rd
JGP China 7th
JGP Estonia 2nd
JGP France 4th
JGP Germany 10th 4th
JGP Poland 10th
JGP Taiwan 2nd
JGP Turkey 4th
JGP U.K. 2nd
Pavel Roman 4th N 3rd N 2nd J
Ukrainian Champ. 6th J 1st J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


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  2. ^ a b Bőd, Titanilla (27 February 2013). "Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar – a fairytale on the ice". Absolute Skating. 
  3. ^ Luchianov, Vladislav (24 May 2016). "Agafonova, Uçar show resolve in trying season". 
  4. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (21 March 2017). "Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar: "We always managed to overcome obstacles"". Absolute Skating. 
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  6. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. 
  14. ^ "Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2005. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR". International Skating Union. 
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Alisa AGAFONOVA / Dmitri DUN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 November 2013. 

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