Isadora Williams

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Isadora Williams
2012 World Junior FS Isadora Williams2.jpg
Williams in 2012
Personal information
Full name Isadora Marie Williams
Country represented  Brazil
Born (1996-02-08) 8 February 1996 (age 22)
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Home town Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.
Residence New Jersey, U.S.
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Igor Lukanin
Kristin Fraser
Skating club Brazilian Ice Sports Federation
Training locations

Floyd Hall Arena, Montclair State University, NJ, U.S.

Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.
Began skating 2001
World standing 74 (As of 18 February 2018)[1]
Season's bests 80 (2017–18)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 154.21
2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 55.74
2018 Winter Olympics
Free skate 100.77
2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy

Isadora Marie Williams (born 8 February 1996) is a Brazilian-American figure skater. She has won five senior international medals, including bronze at the 2012 Golden Spin of Zagreb and gold at the 2017 Sofia Trophy. She has represented Brazil at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Williams was born in Marietta, Georgia.[2] Isadora was raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She has Brazilian citizenship through her mother, who is from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and also lived in Brazil for two years as a child.[3] Isadora Williams also has a very large family that lives in Brazil, which she visits frequently.[4] She attends Montclair State University in New Jersey.[3]

Career[edit]

Isadora Williams began skating at the age of 5 falling in love with the sport[4] while skating in a public session at the Cooler Ice Rink in Marietta, Georgia.

Williams trains four hours a day with coach Andrei Kriukov. She has all five triple jumps (Salchow, toe loop, loop, flip, and Lutz) since Worlds 2010. She won the bronze medal at the 2012 Golden Spin of Zagreb.

At the 2010 World Junior Championships, Williams became the third skater in any discipline to represent Brazil at the event. Her highest Junior Worlds placement was 16th in 2012[5].

In September 2013, Williams competed at the Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying competition for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She placed 8th in the short program and 14th in the free skate, finishing 12th overall. As a result of her placement, Brazil received one of the six remaining spots for countries which had not previously qualified for a ladies' entry. This was the first ever ladies' figure skating Olympics entry for Brazil.[6] Williams finished in last place (30th) at the Olympic contest.

In 2017, she placed 5th overall at Nebelhorn to once again qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics[7]. Also in 2017 she placed 2nd at Volvo Open Cup, competition held in Riga, Latvia.[8] During the Olympic tournament, Williams made history by finishing 17th in the short program, enough to become the first Brazilian and South American to ever take part in the skating final. She placed 24th in the Free Skate and placed 24th overall. [9]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[10]
2016–2017
[11]
  • Nyah
    (from Mission: Impossible II)
    by Hans Zimmer
2015–2016
[12]
2014–2015
[13]
  • Brazilian medley
    by Jorge Ben Jor
2013–2014
[14]
2012–2013
[15]
  • Maria and the Violin's String
    by Ashram
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
    by John Williams
2011–2012
[16]
2009–2011
[17][18]
  • Sheherazade
    by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Results[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[19]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 30th 24th
Worlds 25th 30th 35th
Four Continents 18th
CS Nebelhorn 5th
CS U.S. Classic 14th 12th
CS Volvo Cup 8th
Asian Open 5th
Autumn Classic 7th
Golden Spin 3rd 6th
Ice Star 4th TBD
Nebelhorn Trophy 11th 12th
Philadelphia 2nd 8th 6th
Santa Claus Cup 4th 2nd 5th
Sofia Trophy 1st
Sportland Trophy 2nd
U.S. Classic 5th
Volvo Open 2nd
International: Junior[19]
Junior Worlds 41st 16th 26th
JGP Germany 27th
JGP Italy 18th
WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance
  2. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "N.J. college student seeks Olympic glory for Brazil". NJ.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  4. ^ a b Luchianov, Vladislav (October 7, 2013). "Williams puts Brazil on Olympic skating map". IceNetwork.com.
  5. ^ http://www.isuresults.com/results/wjc2012/
  6. ^ "Nebelhorn Trophy – Olympic Qualifying Event – Review". International Skating Union. September 28, 2013. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013.
  7. ^ https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1056033/craine-seals-pyeongchang-2018-place-with-womens-nebelhorn-trophy-success
  8. ^ https://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas-de-inverno/noticia/isadora-williams-leva-ouro-e-prata-em-competicao-preparatoria-na-letonia.ghtml
  9. ^ Brasileira faz história em PyeongChang e vai à final da patinação
  10. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017.
  11. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015.
  14. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014.
  15. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013.
  16. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012.
  17. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
  18. ^ "Isadora WILLIAMS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010.
  19. ^ a b "Competition Results: Isadora WILLIAMS". International Skating Union.

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