Ekaterina Bobrova

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Ekaterina Bobrova
Ekaterina BOBROVA Dmitri SOLOVIEV Cup of China 2010.jpg
Bobrova with Soloviev in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ekaterina Alexandrovna Bobrova
Country represented Russia
Born (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 (age 26)
Moscow
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Partner Dmitri Soloviev
Coach Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov
Former coach Elena Kustarova, Svetlana Alexeeva, Olga Riabinina
Choreographer Alexander Zhulin, Sergei Petukhov
Former choreographer Elena Kustarova,[1][2] Tatiana Stepanova,[3] Natalia Ulianova[4]
Skating club Moskvich
Training locations Moscow
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 176.50
2016 Europeans
Short dance 70.27
2014 Winter Olympics (Team)
Free dance 107.79
2016 Europeans

Ekaterina Alexandrovna Bobrova (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Боброва, born 28 March 1990) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Dmitri Soloviev, she is the 2013 World bronze medalist, 2013 European champion, a two-time (2011–2012) European silver medalist, the 2007 World Junior champion, and a five-time (2011–2014, 2016) Russian national champion. They are also gold medalists at two Grand Prix events, the 2010 Cup of Russia and 2011 Cup of China.

Personal life[edit]

Ekaterina Alexandrovna Bobrova was born 28 March 1990 in Moscow.[5][6] She married her fiancé, pair skater Andrei Deputat,[7][8] on 16 July 2016 in Moscow.[9]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bobrova teamed up with Soloviev in 2000.[10] Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva were their coaches from the beginning of their partnership.[11] At the 2007 World Junior Championships, Bobrova/Soloviev placed first in the compulsory dance,[12] original dance,[13] and free dance,[14] and won the gold medal.[15]

2007–08 to 2011–12[edit]

Bobrova/Soloviev competed at their first senior Worlds in 2008, where they placed 13th. The following season they were not selected for the event.

During the 2009–10 season, Bobrova/Soloviev won the silver medal at 2010 Russian Nationals in December 2009, earning them their first berth to the European Championships in January 2010, where they placed 9th. They also qualified for the Olympics the following month where they finished in 15th. They also competed at their second World Championships and climbed to 8th in the rankings.

During the 2010–11 season, Bobrova/Soloviev won their first medal on the senior Grand Prix series – a silver at Cup of China. At their next event, 2010 Cup of Russia, they won their first senior Grand Prix title. In doing so, they qualified for their first senior Grand Prix Final, where they finished fourth.

At the 2011 Russian Championships, Bobrova/Soloviev finished first in both the short dance[16] and the free dance to win their first national title.[17] Following the event, they decided to drop their Delilah short dance in favor of a new one to Where I Want to Be which they debuted at the 2011 European Championships.[18][19] They won their first medal at the event, silver.[20] At the 2011 World Championships, they came in 6th.

In 2011–12, Bobrova/Soloviev won the gold medal at their first Grand Prix event of the season, 2011 Cup of China, with a score of 163.52 after placing first in both the short dance and in the free dance. They took the bronze medal at their next event, 2011 Cup of Russia, and then finished sixth at the Grand Prix Final. They repeated as Russian national champions and European silver medalists. Bobrova/Soloviev finished 7th at the 2012 World Championships.

2012–13 season[edit]

On 25 April 2012, Bobrova/Soloviev changed coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov.[21][22][23] They said they were learning a different technique, as well as changing their style.[24] In their 2012–13 free dance, Soloviev plays the insane lover of Bobrova who herself begins to slip into insanity as he starts to recover.[25][26] On the short dance, Soloviev said: "The story is that we are at a ball. In the beginning, we meet and have a dance together. The first part, the polka, is very playful, but when the music changes into the waltz, that's when we fall in love with each other and it's getting more serious. In the end, we realize that we can't be together because I'm too old and she is a young girl."[27]

Bobrova/Soloviev started the 2012–13 season with gold at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy.[28] Winning silver at both of their Grand Prix assignments, the 2012 Skate America and 2012 Cup of China, they qualified for the 2012 Grand Prix Final in Sochi, Russia. After a fall from Soloviev in their free dance, they finished 5th overall behind Italian ice dancers Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte. At the 2013 Russian Championships, they won their third national title.

Bobrova/Soloviev won the gold medal in their fourth appearance at the European Championships, narrowly edging out their teammates Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov. They stepped onto the World podium for the first time at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario where they won the bronze medal.[29] Named in the Russian team to the 2013 World Team Trophy, they withdrew after Soloviev aggravated a groin injury on 1 April and was told to rest for at least ten days.[30] During this time, Bobrova decided to assist Volkov in coaching young ice dancers.[31]

2013–14 season[edit]

Competing on the 2013–14 ISU Grand Prix series, Bobrova/Soloviev won silver at the 2013 Cup of China and gold at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup before finishing fourth at the 2013 Grand Prix Final, behind Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat. They won their fourth consecutive national title at the 2014 Russian Championships. Feeling their free dance was not working, they decided to return to the one from the previous season.[32]

In February 2014, Bobrova/Soloviev competed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In the team event, they placed third in their assigned segment, the short dance, and Russia went on to win the gold medal. Bobrova decided to sell the car she was awarded and donate the money to a children's charity.[33] Bobrova/Soloviev ranked fifth in the separate ice dancing event. A month later, they traveled to Saitama, Japan for the 2014 World Championships. On 28 March, Soloviev sustained a groin injury during the morning practice before the short dance, causing them to withdraw.[34] He returned to the ice cautiously in the second week of April.[32]

2014–15 season[edit]

For the 2014–15 Grand Prix season, Bobrova/Soloviev were assigned to the 2014 Skate America and 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard.[35] As a result of Soloviev's knee surgery, they withdrew from both events and decided to sit out the remainder of the season to allow him to recover fully.

2015–16 season[edit]

During the 2015–16 Grand Prix series, Bobrova/Soloviev won the bronze medal at the 2015 Skate Canada International and then silver at the 2015 NHK Trophy.[36] These placements gave them the last spot at the final, ahead of compatriots Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov. They finished 5th at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. In late December, Bobrova/Soloviev were awarded their fifth national title at the 2016 Russian Championships held in Yekaterinburg.

On January 27–30, Bobrova/Soloviev won the bronze medal at the 2016 European Championships with a personal best overall score of 176.50 points. On 7 March 2016, Bobrova announced that she had tested positive for meldonium.[37] Expressing "shock" about the test result, she stated that she had been aware of meldonium's addition to the banned list (on 1 January 2016) and had been careful to avoid products containing banned substances.[38] On April 13, the World Anti-Doping Agency gave amnesty to athletes with the presence of less than one microgram of meldonium in doping samples in tests conducted on athletes before March 1, 2016 due to uncertainties and lack of studies on how long it stays in the body.[39] Bobrova's suspension was subsequently lifted by the ISU, which stated it had decided "to stay the results management process and consequently not to disqualify any results at the present stage."[40]

Programs[edit]

Bobrova/Soloviev at the 2013 World Championships podium.
The podium at the 2012 Europeans

(with Soloviev)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2015–2016
[41][42][5]
2014–2015
[43][44]
2013–2014
[45][46]
  • Quickstep: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
    by Jule Styne
  • Slow Foxtrot: I Will Wait For You
    by Michel Legrand
  • Quickstep: Swing, Swing, Swing My Baby

2012–2013
[10][26]
2011–2012
[1]
  • Samba Vocalizado
    by Luciano Perrone
  • Eres Todo En Mi
    by Ana Gabriel
  • Ooh la la
    by Chicadee
  • Dicitencello Vuie
    by R. Falvo
2010–2011
[2][18]
  • Where I Want to Be
    (from Chess)

Original dance
2009–2010
[3]
2008–2009
[4]
2007–2008
[48]
  • Suite in D Dur
    by Johann Sebastian Bach
    (modern arrangement)
  • Toccata and Fugue
    by Johann Sebastian Bach
    (modern arrangement)
2006–2007
[49]
  • La Passion (Tango)
2005–2006
[50]
  • Rhumba
  • Samba

Competitive highlights[edit]

Bobrova and Soloviev perform their free dance at the 2011 Europeans
Bobrova and Soloviev at 2008 Skate Canada

(with Soloviev)

International[51]
Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 15th 5th
Worlds 13th 8th 6th 7th 3rd WD
Europeans 9th 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
GP Final 4th 6th 5th 4th 5th
GP Cup of China 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
GP Bompard WD
GP NHK Trophy 4th 4th 2nd
GP Rostelecom 4th 1st 3rd 1st TBD
GP Skate America 2nd WD TBD
GP Skate Canada 5th 6th 4th 3rd
Finlandia 1st
Ice Star 1st
Universiade 5th
International: Junior[51]
Junior Worlds 1st
JGP Final 7th 3rd
JGP Canada 2nd
JGP France 1st
JGP Hungary 1st
JGP Poland 2nd
National[52]
Russian Champ. 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Russian Junior 8th 1st
Team events
Olympics 1st (T)
WD: Withdrew; T: Team result

Detailed results[edit]

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

2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
26–31 January 2016 2016 European Championships 3
68.71
2
107.79
3
176.50
24–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 2
70.21
1
106.77
1
176.98
10–13 December 2015 2015–16 Grand Prix Final 6
65.43
5
101.30
5
166.73
27–29 November 2015 2015 NHK Trophy 3
66.19
2
103.14
2
169.33
30 October–1 November 2015 2015 Skate Canada International 3
64.38
3
96.73
3
161.11
2013–14 season
Date Event SD FD Total
16–17 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 5
69.97
6
102.95
5
172.92
6–9 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics (team event) 3
70.27

1
24–27 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships 1
73.27
1
106.63
1
179.90
5–8 December 2013 2013–14 Grand Prix Final 3
68.90
4
97.82
4
166.72
21–23 November 2013 2013 Rostelecom Cup 1
68.42
2
99.90
1
168.32
1–2 November 2013 2013 Cup of China 1
65.70
2
97.72
2
163.42
2012–13 season
Date Event SD FD Total
13–15 March 2013 2013 World Championships 3
70.05
4
99.14
3
169.19
23–27 January 2013 2013 European Championships 1
69.42
2
99.83
1
169.25
25–28 December 2012 2013 Russian Championships 1
68.05
1
106.67
1
174.72
6–9 December 2012 2012–13 Grand Prix Final 4
66.23
6
91.86
5
158.09
2–4 November 2012 2012 ISU Grand Prix Cup of China 3
64.32
2
95.14
2
159.46
19–20 October 2012 2012 Skate America 3
62.91
2
97.04
2
159.95
2011–12 season
Date Event SD FD Total
26 March – 1 April 2012 2012 World Championships 9
58.29
7
92.46
7
150.75
23–29 January 2012 2012 Europeans Championships 1
65.06
2
95.17
2
160.23
25–29 December 2011 2012 Russian Championships 1
70.23
1
101.24
1
171.47
8–11 December 2011 2011–12 Grand Prix Final 6
64.05
6
93.25
6
157.30
25–27 November 2011 2011 Rostelecom Cup 3
61.69
3
95.14
3
156.83
4–6 November 2011 2011 Cup of China 1
65.73
1
97.79
1
163.52
2010–11 season
Date Event SD FD Total
25 April – 1 May 2011 2011 World Championships 5
65.88
5
94.35
6
160.23
24–30 January 2011 2011 European Championships 2
65.46
2
95.68
2
161.14
26–29 December 2010 2011 Russian Championships 1
65.34
1
99.59
1
164.93
9–12 December 2010 2010–11 Grand Prix Final 6
54.33
4
82.42
4
136.75
19–22 November 2010 2010 Rostelecom Cup 1
60.80
1
93.53
1
154.33
4–7 November 2010 2010 Cup of China 3
55.85
2
89.54
2
145.39

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