Elizabet Tursynbayeva

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Elizabet Tursynbayeva
2016 Rostelecom Cup Elizabet Tursynbayeva IMG 2146 01.jpg
Tursynbayeva in 2016
Personal information
Native nameЭлизабет Тұрсынбаева
Alternative namesTurzynbaeva
Country representedKazakhstan Kazakhstan
Born (2000-02-14) 14 February 2000 (age 18)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.49 m (4 ft 10 12 in)
CoachEteri Tutberidze
Former coachBrian Orser, Tracy Wilson, Elena Buianova, Svetlana Sokolovskaya, Natalia Dubinskaya, Alexander Shubin
ChoreographerDaniil Gleichengauz
Former choreographerDavid Wilson, Tracy Wilson, Mary Angela Larmer, Sergei Komolov, Alexei Zheleznyakov
Skating clubSambo 70
Former skating clubToronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
CSKA Moscow
Moscow Sailing School
Training locationsMoscow
Former training locationsToronto
Began skating2005
World standing11 (As of 8 May 2017)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total200.98
2017 Internationaux de France
Short program70.95
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free skate138.69
2017 Internationaux de France

Elizabet Tursynbayeva (Kazakh: Элизабет Тұрсынбаева, born 14 February 2000) is a Kazakh figure skater. She is the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic bronze medalist, the 2017 CS Ice Star gold medalist, and a two-time Kazakhstani national champion. She has won a total of six ISU Challenger Series medals and placed 12th at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Elizabet Tursynbayeva was born on 14 February 2000 in Moscow, Russia.[2] She is the daughter of Padishakhan Sultanalieva [3] [4] and Baitak Tursynbayev.[5] Her family is originally from Kazakhstan.[4] Her brother, Timur Tursynbayev, who is two years older than her, is a two-time Kazakhstan national figure skating champion. Tursynbaeva is a professional violinist and can also play the piano. She attended a special music school in Moscow.[6][4] She and her mother settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in May 2015, where she is currently home-schooled.[4][7] Tursynbaeva speaks Russian and English.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tursynbayeva started skating at the age of five after following her brother, Timur, into figure skating.[6] As a child, she was coached by Natalia Dubinskaya and Alexander Shubin. She was also briefly coached by Elena Buianova and Svetlana Sokolovskaya from 2011 to 2012, before switching to Eteri Tutberidze.[5]

Representing Kazakhstan, Tursynbayeva made her international debut in April 2011, placing 4th in the novice ladies' category at the Rooster Cup. She won the novice bronze medal at the 2011 NRW Trophy. After finishing 13th at the 2013 Russian Junior Championships, she decided to continue representing Kazakhstan.[4] She made no international appearances for Russia.

Her coaching relationship with Tutberidze ended in 2013 because Russian coaches no longer had the right to work with non-Russian skaters during the 2014 Olympic season. Having difficulty finding a coach in Russia, Tursynbaeva and her mother wrote a letter to Brian Orser, whom she had always wanted as a coach, and sent him videos of her, asking if he could coach her. Orser, impressed by her talent, responded that he would love to work with her.[4]

2013–2014 season: Junior international debut[edit]

Before the 2013–2014 season, Tursynbayeva began training under Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Canada.[8] In September 2013, she won the silver medal in her ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, in Minsk, Belarus.[9] She placed 5th at her second JGP event, in Tallinn, Estonia, and 11th at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She ended her season with gold at the 2014 Triglav Trophy in Slovenia.[10]

2014–2015 season[edit]

During the 2014 JGP series, Tursynbayeva won bronze in Aichi, Japan and silver in Dresden, Germany, finishing as the second alternate for the JGP Final. She then won the junior ladies' titles at the International Cup of Nice, Merano Cup, and NRW Trophy.[11][12][13] At the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, she placed seventh in the short program, fourth in the free skate, and fourth overall.

Most of this season, Tursynbayeva experienced visa problems, which meant that she spent only part of the season training in Toronto under Orser and instead trained mainly at a shopping mall ice rink in Moscow with her mother.[4][14]

2015–2016 season: Senior international debut[edit]

Tursynbayeva became eligible to compete internationally at the senior level for the first time in the 2015-16 season. She was invited to two Grand Prix events.[15] Due to her ongoing visa problem, her first short program, Send in the Clowns, was created in Russia. Her exhibition program, I Got Rhythm, became her short program later during the season.[16]

Tursynbayeva began her season by winning silver at the 2015 U.S. Classic, her first ISU Challenger Series (CS) event, and gold at the 2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic. Making her Grand Prix debut, she placed 4th at the 2015 Skate America and 7th at the 2015 Skate Canada International. She then won silver medals at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy and 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb.

In February 2016, Tursynbayeva won the individual bronze medal, behind Russians Polina Tsurskaya and Maria Sotskova, at the Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar, Norway. In March, she rose from 14th after the short to finish fifth overall (4th in the free) at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. In April, she finished 12th at the 2016 World Championships in Boston after placing 12th in the short and 10th in the free. Later that month, she competed at her first team event, the 2016 Team Challenge Cup in Spokane, Washington.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Tursynbayeva won the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International. She appeared as a torch-bearer for the 2017 Winter Universiade but was too young to compete.[17] At the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, she received a small bronze medal for her short program and finished 8th overall. Later that month, she placed third at the 2017 Asian Winter Games. Tursynbaeva would go on to finish 9th at the 2017 World Championships, scoring personal bests in the free skate and combined total scores. Her 9th-place finish qualified two spots for the ladies' singles event for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and 2018 World Championships in Milan. During the season, videos surfaced of Tursynbaeva completing fully rotated quadruple salchows, along with quadruple salchows in combination with double and triple toe-loops.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Tursynbayeva won the bronze medal at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International, and then placed 8th at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup. She went on to win the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star. She scored a personal best, placing fifth, at the 2017 Internationaux de France. At her next competition, the 2018 Four Continents Championships, she received her lowest scores of the season and finished twelfth. She went on to place twelfth at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and eleventh at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships.

2018–2019 season[edit]

In June, Tursynbayeva announced that she had changed coaches from Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson back to her previous coach, Eteri Tutberidze.[18]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[19]
2017–2018
[20][21]
2016–2017
[22]
  • Little Secret
    by Nikki Yanofsky
2015–2016
[6][4][7][2][23]
  • I Got Rhythm
    by George Gershwin
    performed by Nikki Yanofsky
    choreo. by David Wilson, Mary Angela Larmer

  • Send in the Clowns
    by Stephen Sondheim
    performed by Susan Boyle
    choreo. by Sergei Komolov

  • I Got Rhythm
    by George Gershwin
    performed by Nikki Yanofsky
    choreo. by David Wilson, Mary Angela Larmer
2014–2015
[24]
  • Papa, Can You Hear Me?
    (from Yentl)
    by Michel Legrand
    performed by Barbra Streisand
    choreo. by David Wilson, Mary Angela Larmer
  • Send in the Clowns
    by Stephen Sondheim
2013–2014
[8]
2012–2013
2011–2012
  • Papirosen
  • Machrozet Yehodit
    by Amen
    choreo. by Alexei Zheleznyakov

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[25]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 12th
Worlds 12th 9th 11th
Four Continents 8th 12th
GP France 5th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
GP Rostelecom 5th 8th 6th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada 7th 5th
CS Autumn Classic 3rd 3rd
CS Finlandia 2nd
CS Golden Spin 2nd
CS Ice Star 1st
CS Ondrej Nepela 2nd
CS Tallinn Trophy 2nd
CS U.S. Classic 2nd 7th
Asian Games 3rd
Autumn Classic 1st
International: Junior[25]
Junior Worlds 11th 4th 5th WD
Youth Olympics 3rd
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Estonia 5th
JGP Germany 2nd
JGP Japan 3rd
Cup of Nice 1st
Gardena 1st
Merano Cup 1st
MNNT Cup 1st
New Year's Cup 1st
NRW Trophy 1st
Triglav Trophy 1st
International: Novice[25]
NRW Trophy 3rd
Rooster Cup 4th
National[25]
Kazakhstan 1st 1st
Russia: Junior 13th
Team events
Team Challenge
Cup
3rd T
6th P
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

Senior level[edit]

Tursynbayeva at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup

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
16–18 November 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 4
61.73
6
118.72
6
180.45
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada 6
61.19
5
124.52
5
185.71
4–7 October 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 2
70.95
1
129.79
2
200.74
19–22 September 2018 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela 2
69.99
2
122.31
2
192.30
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 11
62.38
10
124.47
11
186.85
15–23 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 15
58.82
13
118.30
12
177.12
22–28 January 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 11
56.52
13
99.67
12
156.19
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 6
62.29
3
138.69
5
200.98
26–29 October 2017 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star 3
60.62
1
126.95
1
187.57
20–22 October 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 6
63.92
9
121.03
8
184.95
20–23 September 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic 5
56.62
3
124.38
3
181.00
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 10
65.48
8
126.51
9
191.99
23–26 February 2017 2017 Asian Winter Games 6
53.16
2
121.88
3
175.04
15–19 February 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 3
66.87
11
109.78
8
176.65
25–27 November 2016 2016 NHK Trophy 9
55.66
6
119.45
8
175.11
4–6 November 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 4
64.31
5
117.01
5
181.32
29 September – 1 October 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic 2
61.48
3
110.98
3
172.46
14–18 September 2016 2016 CS U.S. Classic 8
48.33
9
78.73
7
127.06
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
22–23 April 2016 2016 Team Challenge Cup 6
65.44
6
123.61
6P/1T
28 March – 3 April 2016 2016 World Championships 12
61.63
10
121.99
12
183.62
3–5 December 2015 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 3
56.88
2
119.45
2
176.33
17–22 November 2015 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy 3
57.48
2
117.39
2
174.87
30 October–1 November 2015 2015 Skate Canada International 12
49.84
4
115.32
7
165.16
23–25 October 2015 2015 Skate America 7
59.26
4
119.30
4
178.56
12–15 October 2015 2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2
59.23
1
120.45
1
179.72
16–20 September 2015 2015 CS U.S. Classic 4
59.66
2
118.25
2
177.91

Junior level[edit]

2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
14–20 March 2016 2016 World Junior Championships Junior 14
50.11
4
120.72
5
170.83
12–21 February 2016 2016 Winter Youth Olympics Junior 2
59.11
3
108.77
3
167.88
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–8 March 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 7
55.95
4
117.49
4
173.44
7–10 January 2015 2015 MNNT Cup Junior 1
50.68
1
96.82
1
147.50
26–30 November 2014 2014 NRW Trophy Junior 1
58.72
1
117.40
1
176.12
14–16 November 2014 2014 Merano Cup Junior 1
51.02
1
107.57
1
158.59
15–19 October 2014 2014 International Cup of Nice Junior 1
46.81
1
108.21
1
155.02
1–5 October 2014 2014 JGP Germany Junior 2
55.31
2
109.48
2
164.79
11–14 September 2014 2014 JGP Japan Junior 1
59.25
5
100.13
3
159.38
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–6 April 2014 2014 Triglav Trophy Junior 1
48.97
1
101.71
1
150.68
28–30 March 2014 2014 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior 2
52.01
1
105.85
1
157.86
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 16
45.62
11
96.10
11
141.72
3–6 January 2014 2014 New Year's Cup Junior 1
48.96
1
83.70
1
132.66
13–15 October 2013 2013 JGP Estonia Junior 6
50.27
5
95.58
5
145.85
25–28 September 2013 2013 JGP Belarus Junior 1
53.22
3
97.61
2
150.83
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 13
53.73
13
97.47
13
151.20

References[edit]

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