Zandron in 2012
|Born||15 November 1992|
|Home town||Bolzano, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Former coach||Viktoria Andreeva, Melita Dona, Gabriele Minchio|
|Choreographer||Andrea Vaturi, Antoaneta Plamenova|
|Skating club||Bolzano SC|
|Training locations||Bolzano |
|ISU personal best scores|
2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star
2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Maurizio Zandron (born 15 November 1992) is an Italian figure skater. He has qualified for the free skate at two ISU Championships — 2012 Junior Worlds and 2017 Europeans. He has won eleven senior international medals, including gold at the 2016 Denkova-Staviski Cup, 2018 Bavarian Open, and 2018 Sofia Trophy.
Maurizio Zandron was born on 15 November 1992 in Bolzano, Italy. He has an economics degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Owing to his maternal great-grandmother's roots, he obtained Austrian citizenship by July 2018. His brother, Marco, has also competed in figure skating.
Zandron began learning to skate in 2000. His early coaches included Melita Dona and Gabriele Minchio. His ISU Junior Grand Prix debut came in 2007. He made his first senior international appearance in early April 2010, at the Triglav Trophy. By the 2010–2011 season, he was training under Viktoria Andreeva in Bolzano and Merano.
2011–2012 to 2015–2016
Cristina Mauri became Zandron's coach in the 2011–2012 season. He represented Italy at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus; he qualified to the final segment and finished 20th overall.
His first senior international medal, silver, came at the Denkova-Staviski Cup in December 2012. Italy initially selected him to compete at the 2013 European Championships but then decided to name Paolo Bacchini.
Zandron trained in Italy with Mauri and also spent time in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where he was coached by Doug Leigh. He won his first senior international title at the Denkova-Staviski Cup in October 2016 and followed up with silver at the Merano Cup. Italy assigned him to compete at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ranked 18th in the short program, he advanced to the free skate and would finish 19th overall.
Zandron received an invitation to his first Grand Prix event, the 2018 Rostelecom Cup, but had to decline due to his decision to change countries. In July 2018, an Italian newspaper reported that he would represent Austria and that, as a result, he was not allowed to compete until 12 February 2019. He planned to continue training in Milan with Cristina Mauri and to also train in Innsbruck under Claudia Houdek.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|CS Golden Spin||16th|
|CS Ice Star||8th|
|CS Tallinn Trophy||9th||5th||6th|
|Cup of Tyrol||2nd||7th|
|S. Claus Cup||2nd|
|JGP Czech Rep.||10th|
|Cup of Nice||4th J|
|Merano Cup||1st N||2nd J||7th J|
|Mont Blanc||4th J|
|NRW Trophy||8th J||11th J||3rd J|
|Dragon Trophy||4th N|
|Italian Champ.||3rd J||2nd J||2nd J||3rd J||6th||3rd||4th||3rd||3rd||3rd|
|Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior. WD = Withdrew|
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- "Maurizio ZANDRON: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
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