Nikol Gosviani

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Nikol Gosviani
Personal information
Native name Николь Романовна Госвияни
Full name Nikol Romanovna Gosviani
Former country(ies) represented Russia
Born (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 20)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Former coach Alexei Urmanov, Angelina Turenko, Natalia Golubeva, Kirill Davydenko
Former choreographer Tatiana Tarasova, Igor Kosheev, Maria Zaletskaya
Former skating club Olympic School St. Petersburg
Former training locations Moscow
Saint Petersburg
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 157.17
2013 Rostelecom Cup
Short program 53.76
2013 Cup of China
Free skate 106.96
2013 Rostelecom Cup

Nikol Romanovna Gosviani (Russian: Николь Романовна Госвияни; born 9 September 1996) is a Russian figure skater. She placed 6th at the 2013 European Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Nikol Gosviani was born 9 September 1996 in Saint Petersburg.[1] She studied music.[2] She married Italian pair skater Leo Luca Sforza in June 2016.[3]


Gosviani was coached by Natalia Golubeva until 2009 when she switched to Alexei Urmanov, the 1994 Olympic champion.[4] She finished 7th in her only Junior Grand Prix event, the 2010 JGP Japan.

In the 2012–13 season, Gosviani was the third alternate for a place at the senior Russian Championships and was admitted after three skaters withdrew. She finished 6th in her debut at the event. With several skaters above her not age-eligible, Gosviani was named to the Russian team for the European Championships. She attained the minimum TES for the event at the Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup, where she won gold in the junior ladies' event. Gosviani made her senior international debut at the 2013 European Championships. She was 12th in the short, 5th in the free, and 6th overall.

In the 2013–14 season, Gosviani's first international event was the Ondrej Nepela Memorial in October. She won the short program and placed second in the free to win the silver medal overall behind Haruka Imai of Japan.[5] Gosviani was assigned to the 2013 Cup of China after Polina Korobeynikova withdrew.[6] She placed 5th at the event, which was her senior Grand Prix debut.[7] She finished 8th at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup and 9th at the 2014 Russian Championships. In July 2014, she decided to train in Moscow.[8] Soon after, she tore ligaments in her ankle, causing her to miss the entire 2014–15 season.[9]

In December 2015, Gosviani placed fourth at the Italian Championships.


Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

For Italy[edit]

Event 2015–16 2016–17
International Cup of Nice WD
Italian Championships 4th WD
WD = Withdrew

For Russia[edit]

Event 07–08 10–11 12–13 13–14 14–15
Europeans 6th
GP Cup of China 5th
GP NHK Trophy WD
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th WD
Golden Bear 1st
Nepela Trophy 2nd
Triglav Trophy 1st
International: Junior or novice[11]
JGP Japan 7th
MNNT Cup 1st J
Cup of Nice 3rd N 3rd J
Russian Champ. 6th 9th
WD: Withdrew
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


  1. ^ a b "Nikol GOSVIANI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Volkova, Mila (3 February 2013). Урманов: Николь сделала большой шаг вперёд [ru: Urmanov: Nikol has taken a big step forward]. (in Russian). Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Giulia FORESTI / Leo Luca SFORZA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Алексей Урманов: самый большой плюс в женском катании – это красота [Alexei Urmanov interview]. (in Russian). 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "21st Ondrej Nepela Trophy - Ladies". Slovak Skating. 
  6. ^ Николь Госвияни заменит Полину Коробейникову на этапе Гран-при в Китае [ru: Nikol Gosviani will replace Polina Korobeynikova at the Grand Prix in China]. (in Russian). 25 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Николь Госвияни: после проката произвольной программы я поняла, что мне обязательно нужно реабилитироваться за это выступление! [ru: Nikol Gosviani: After the free skate I realized I need to rehabilitate myself for this performance!]. (in Russian). 2 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (24 July 2014). Николь Госвияни: "Вот вернется из Японии Сотникова…" [ru: Nikol Gosviani interview]. Sport Express (in Russian). 
  9. ^ Petaikina, Ekaterina (23 May 2015). "Николь Госвияни: не может быть и речи, что я не вернусь в спорт!" Nikol Gosviani: It's untrue that I'm retiring. (in Russian). 
  10. ^ "Nikol GOSVIANI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Nikol GOSVIANI". International Skating Union. 
  12. ^ "Госвияни Николь Романовна" Nikol Romanovna Gosviani. (in Russian). 

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