Paige Conners

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Paige Conners
2018 EC Paige Conners Evgeni Krasnopolski 2018-01-18 19-49-11.jpg
Conners with Krasnopolski at the 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Country representedIsrael
Born (2000-04-09) 9 April 2000 (age 18)
Pittsford, New York, United States
Home townPittsford, New York, United States
ResidenceEdgewater, New Jersey, United States
Height1.54 m (5 ft 12 in)
PartnerEvgeni Krasnopolski
CoachGalit Chait,
Anton Nimenko
Former coachGilberto Viadana, Michela Boschetto
ChoreographerGalit Chait
Former choreographerJeffrey Buttle
Skating clubIce Holon Israel
Training locationsHackensack, New Jersey, United States
Began skating2003

Paige Conners (born 9 April 2000) is an American-Israeli pair skater. With her skating partner, Evgeni Krasnopolski, she is the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star bronze medalist. She competed for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Figure Skating in pairs skating and a team event in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Personal life[edit]

Conners was born on April 9, 2000, in Pittsford, New York, United States, the daughter of Karen (a reading teacher) and Mark Conners (a dentist), and is Jewish.[1][2][3] Her mother, who is from Buffalo, has Israeli citizenship.[4][5] She later moved to Edgewater, New Jersey.[6] She has dual American-Israeli citizenship.[6]

Career[edit]

Conners began learning to skate in 2003.[1] Representing Israel in ladies' singles, she placed 27th at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. She was coached by Galit Chait, Gilberto Viadana, and Michela Boschetto.[7]

Switching to pair skating, Conners teamed up with Israel's Evgeni Krasnopolski in March 2017.[4] The pair decided to train in Hackensack, New Jersey, coached by Galit Chait and Anton Nimenko.[1]

Making their international debut, Conners/Krasnopolski placed 5th at the 2017 CS U.S. Classic in September. Later the same month, they placed 8th at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Due to their result, Israel received a spot in the Olympic pairs event. In October, the two won the bronze medal at the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star.

In November 2017, Conners/Krasnopolski were named in Israel's Olympic team.[8][9] In January 2018, they finished 9th at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, Russia.

She competed for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Figure Skating in pairs skating (coming in 19th) and a team event in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[10]

Programs[edit]

Pair skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[1]

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2016–2017
[7]

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series

Pairs with Krasnopolski[edit]

International[11]
Event 2017–18
Winter Olympics 19th
World Championships 19th
European Championships 9th
CS Ice Star 3rd
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
CS U.S. Classic 5th

Ladies' singles[edit]

International[12]
Event 2016–17
World Junior Championships 27th
Bavarian Open 4th J
Santa Claus Cup 3rd J
Tallinn Trophy 5th J
J = Junior level

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Paige CONNERS / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jewish Athletes At The Winter Games," Jewish Week.
  3. ^ Deluca: Olympic figure skater has Youngstown ties | Opinion | niagara-gazette.com
  4. ^ a b Cottrell, Jenna (October 11, 2017). "Pittsford's Conners heading to Olympics, but won't represent USA". WHAM-TV. Archived from the original on January 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Deluca: Olympic figure skater has Youngstown ties | Opinion" | niagara-gazette.com
  6. ^ a b Paige Conners at 2018 Winter Olympics
  7. ^ a b "Paige CONNERS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Sinai, Allon (November 22, 2017). "Israeli athletes set to don gloves for Winter Olympics". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on November 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Shkolnikova, Svetlana (January 26, 2018). "Winter Olympics: Ice House in Hackensack sending 11 skaters to Games in Pyeongchang". northjersey.com.
  10. ^ Blue-and-white athletes all done at Winter Olympics - Israel News - Jerusalem Post
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Paige CONNERS / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Paige CONNERS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 27, 2018.

External links[edit]

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