Giada Russo

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Giada Russo
Giada Russo-(cropped).jpg
Russo in 2014
Personal information
Country representedItaly
Born (1997-05-25) 25 May 1997 (age 21)
Turin, Italy
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
CoachClaudia Masoero, Edoardo De Bernardis
ChoreographerEdoardo De Bernardis
Skating clubIce Club Torino ASD
Training locationsTurin
Began skating2001
World standing52 (As of 18 February 2018)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total143.40
2016 Europeans
Short program53.52
2016 Europeans
Free skate89.88
2016 Europeans

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.

Personal life[edit]

Giada Russo was born 25 May 1997 in Turin, Italy.[2] She is studying psychopedagogy.[3]


Russo's parents, having met while skating, introduced her to the activity when she was three and a half years old.[4] She is coached by Edoardo De Bernardis and Claudia Masoero in Turin.[5]

In the 2011–12 season, she won the Italian national junior title and a pair of junior international medals – bronze at the 2012 International Challenge Cup and gold at the Coupe du Printemps.

2012–13 season[edit]

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.

2013–14 season[edit]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Russo trained in Cerreto Laghi and in Los Angeles, where she received guidance from Christa Fassi.[6] 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.

2014–15 season[edit]

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.[7][8][9] 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.

2015–16 season[edit]

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

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Olympics 27th
Worlds 24th
Europeans 28th 14th 19th
Challenge Cup 6th
Cup of Nice 6th 7th 11th
Cup of Tyrol 1st
Finlandia Trophy 10th
Gardena 3rd 3rd 1st
Golden Bear 2nd 4th
Ice Challenge 2nd
Merano Cup 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
NRW Trophy 4th
Printemps 3rd
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
Seibt Memorial 3rd
Volvo Open Cup 4th
Dragon Trophy 4th
Universiade 12th
International: Junior[13]
JGP Germany 13th 13th
JGP Mexico 10th
EYOF 9th
Challenge Cup 3rd J
Cup of Nice 14th J
Merano Cup 3rd J
Printemps 1st J
Santa Claus Cup 3rd J
Italian Champ. 1st J 3rd 5th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd
J = Junior level, WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISU-WorldStanding was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b "Giada RUSSO: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Castellaro, Barbara (11 January 2013). "Giada Russo: in gara ci siamo solo io, i miei pattini e il mio programma" [Giada Russo: In competition, it's just me, my skates, and my program]. (in Italian).
  4. ^ Frasca, Valentina (4 December 2015). "Giada Russo, il volto dolce del pattinaggio" [Giada Russo interview]. Notizie Nazionali (in Italian). Archived from the original on 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b Castellaro, Barbara (2 January 2015). "Giada Russo si racconta, tra sogni e aspettative" [Giada Russo speaks on dreams and expectations]. (in Italian).
  6. ^ "Buongiorno 2013-2014!". (in Italian). 2 September 2013.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ 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).
  9. ^ "Nazionali italiani, Torino applaude la vittoria della sua atleta Giada Russo" [Italian Nationals, Turin applauds the victory of hometown athlete Giada Russo]. (in Italian). 21 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Giada RUSSO: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Giada RUSSO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014.
  12. ^ 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]. (in Italian).
  13. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Giada RUSSO". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

Media related to Giada Russo at Wikimedia Commons