Maurizio Zandron

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Maurizio Zandron
2012 World Junior FS Maurizio Zandron.jpg
Zandron in 2012
Personal information
Country representedAustria Austria
Former country(ies) representedItaly Italy
Born (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 27)
Bolzano, Italy
Home townBolzano, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
CoachCristina Mauri
Former coachViktoria Andreeva, Melita Dona, Gabriele Minchio
ChoreographerAndrea Vaturi, Antoaneta Plamenova
Skating clubBolzano SC
Training locationsBolzano
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total205.03
2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star
Short program74.19
2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star
Free skate135.22
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy

Maurizio Zandron (born 15 November 1992) is an Italian born figure skater who competes for Austria. He has qualified for the free skate at two ISU Championships2012 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.

Personal life[edit]

Maurizio Zandron was born on 15 November 1992 in Bolzano, Italy.[1] He has an economics degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.[2] Owing to his maternal great-grandmother's roots, he obtained Austrian citizenship by July 2018.[2] His brother, Marco, has also competed in figure skating.[3]


Early years[edit]

Zandron began learning to skate in 2000.[1] His early coaches included Melita Dona and Gabriele Minchio.[4] 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.[4]

2011–2012 to 2015–2016[edit]

Cristina Mauri became Zandron's coach in the 2011–2012 season.[5] 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.[6]

Zandron took bronze at the 2013 Crystal Skate of Romania, bronze at the 2015 Triglav Trophy, silver at the 2016 Cup of Tyrol, and silver at the 2016 Triglav Trophy.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Zandron trained in Italy with Mauri and also spent time in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where he was coached by Doug Leigh.[1] 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.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Zandron won silver at the Volvo Open Cup, silver at the Santa Claus Cup, gold at the Bavarian Open, and gold at the Sofia Trophy. He also won his fourth national bronze medal.

2018–2019 season[edit]

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.[2] He planned to continue training in Milan with Cristina Mauri and to also train in Innsbruck under Claudia Houdek.[2]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Cirque du Soleil


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

For Austria[edit]

Event 2018–19 2019–20
European Champ. 28th
CS Lombardia 9th
CS Nebelhorn 10th
Bavarian Open 6th
Challenge Cup 6th
Cup of Tyrol 2nd
Printemps 3rd
Denkova-Staviski 1st
Egna Trophy 4th
Halloween Cup 4th
Bosphorus Cup 3rd
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
Sofia Trophy 3rd
Skate Victoria 1st
Volvo Open Cup 7th
Austrian Champ. 1st 1st

For Italy[edit]

Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Europeans 19th
GP Rostelecom WD
CS Golden Spin 16th
CS Ice Star 8th
CS Lombardia 13th
CS Tallinn Trophy 9th 5th 6th
Autumn Classic 5th
Bavarian Open 8th 19th 1st
Challenge Cup 10th
Crystal Skate 10th 6th 3rd
Cup of Tyrol 2nd 7th
Denkova-Staviski 2nd 1st
Gardena 4th 6th
Lombardia Trophy 5th
Merano Cup 5th 2nd
Printemps 6th
S. Claus Cup 2nd
Seibt Memorial 8th
Sofia Trophy 1st
Toruń Cup 6th
Triglav Trophy 10th 4th 6th 3rd 2nd
Universiade 26th 18th 13th
Volvo Open 2nd
Warsaw Cup 12th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 20th
JGP Austria 7th
JGP Croatia 22nd
JGP Czech Rep. 10th
JGP Italy 28th 8th
JGP U.K. 17th
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


  1. ^ a b c d "Maurizio ZANDRON: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Maurizio Zandron, addio azzurro. Ha preso il passaporto austriaco". (in Italian). 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "MARCO ZANDRON". (in Italian). 24 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Maurizio ZANDRON: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ a b "Maurizio ZANDRON: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ Marangoni, Marco (4 January 2013). "La Federghiaccio rischia di sciogliersi con il caso Zandron". (in Italian).
  7. ^ "Maurizio ZANDRON: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 September 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Maurizio ZANDRON". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

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