Russo in 2014
|Born||25 May 1997|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Coach||Claudia Masoero, Edoardo De Bernardis|
|Choreographer||Edoardo De Bernardis|
|Skating club||Ice Club Torino ASD|
|World standing||52 (As of 18 February 2018[update])|
|ISU personal best scores|
Giada Russo (born 25 May 1997) is an Italian figure skater. A two-time Italian national champion, she has won nine senior international medals and qualified for the free skate at two ISU Championships.
In 2012–13, Russo received her first ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignment and placed 13th at the event, in Chemnitz, Germany, before taking the senior bronze medal at the Italian Championships in December 2012. Making her senior international debut, Russo placed fourth at the Dragon Trophy in February 2013 and won a bronze medal in April at the Gardena Spring Trophy.
Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Russo trained in Cerreto Laghi and in Los Angeles, where she received guidance from Christa Fassi. She placed tenth at her sole JGP assignment, in Mexico, and fifth at the 2014 Italian Championships. She was awarded two senior international medals, bronze at the 2014 Hellmut Seibt Memorial and Gardena Spring Trophy.
Russo started the 2014–15 season at a JGP event, placing 13th in Dresden, but then competed exclusively on the senior level. After earning silver medals at the Merano Cup and Santa Claus Cup, she competed at the Italian Championships, held in Turin in December 2014. Ranked first in both programs, she won the national title by nearly 20.87 points over silver medalist Roberta Rodeghiero. She was assigned to her first ISU Championship, the European Championships, held in January 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Russo placed 28th in the short program, resulting in her elimination. In March 2015, she ranked 24th in the short program at the World Championships in Shanghai, allowing her to advance to the free skate. She finished 24th overall.
In December 2015, Russo won her second national title by placing first in both segments and outscoring Rodeghiero by 6.26 points. At the 2016 European Championships, she qualified for the final segment by placing 12th in the short program.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|2017-18||Eyes Wide Shut (soundtrack)||Parla Con Lei (soundtrack)|
|2016-17||Memorial by Michael Nyman||Adagietto by Gustav Mahler|
|Cup of Nice||6th||7th||11th|
|Cup of Tyrol||1st|
|Santa Claus Cup||2nd|
|Volvo Open Cup||4th|
|Challenge Cup||3rd J|
|Cup of Nice||14th J|
|Merano Cup||3rd J|
|Santa Claus Cup||3rd J|
|Italian Champ.||1st J||3rd||5th||1st||1st||3rd||2nd|
|J = Junior level, WD = Withdrew|
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- "Buongiorno 2013-2014!". piroette.org (in Italian). 2 September 2013.
- "Giada Russo, profeta in patria, domina i Nazionali. Vittoria anche per un opaco Ivan Righini" [Giada Russo dominates Nationals]. Neve Italia (in Italian). 21 December 2013.
- Penna, Alexia (21 December 2014). "Pattinaggio al Palavela: la torinese Giada Russo è campionessa italiana Senior" [Skating at the Palavela: Turin's Giada Russo is the Italian senior champion]. Torino Today (in Italian).
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- "Giada RUSSO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014.
- Castellaro, Barbara (2 September 2013). "Giada Russo, i suoi programmi e i suoi sogni per la nuova stagione" [Giada Russo, her programs and hopes for the new season]. artonice.it (in Italian).
- "Competition Results: Giada RUSSO". International Skating Union.
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