Roman Serov

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Roman Serov
Roman Serov (2005).jpg
Serov in 2005.
Personal information
Full name Roman Serov
Country represented Israel
Russia
Born (1976-12-16) 16 December 1976 (age 40)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Residence New Jersey
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Former coach Ari Zakarian
Craig Maurizi
Viktor Kudriavtsev
Former choreographer Lori Nichol
Lea Ann Miller
Peter Tchernyshev
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 178.59
2006 Worlds
Short program 64.36
2006 Worlds
Free skate 114.23
2006 Worlds

Roman Serov (born 16 December 1976 in Moscow) is a Russian-born figure skater and skating coach who has also competed for Israel. He won two medals on the Grand Prix series and is a two-time Israeli national champion.

Career[edit]

Serov represented Russia until 2001–2002, twice placing 4th at the Russian Championships and winning medals at Cup of Russia and Finlandia Trophy. After his marriage to an Israeli, he decided to represent Israel and sat out the mandatory wait period, returning to international competition in 2003. Serov represented Israel at the 2005 & 2006 European and World Figure Skating Championships. He was removed from Israel's list of candidates for the 2006 Olympics because he did not hold Israeli citizenship, nor meet residency requirements.[1]

Following his retirement from competition, Serov began working as a coach. He worked with Georgian figure skater Elene Gedevanishvili. Serov is currently based at the Ice House Arena in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Personal life[edit]

Serov married skater Rachel Lior in August 2004.[2][3] They divorced in 2007. Serov married Anna Zadorozhniuk in 2011.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–2006
[2]
  • World of Technology
    (Techno mix)
  • Children
    by Robert Miles
  • World of Technology
    (Techno mix)
2004–2005
[3][4][5]
  • World of Technology
    (Techno mix)
  • Children
    by Robert Miles
  • World of Technology
    (Techno mix)

2003–2004
[6]
  • Rhapsody in Rock
    by Robert Wells
2001–2002
[7]
  • Echoes of Harlem (Blues)

Results[edit]

Results[2][4][6][7]
International
Event 1994–95 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Worlds 19th 18th
Europeans 13th 22nd
GP Cup of China 12th
GP Cup of Russia 2nd
GP Lalique 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 10th
GP Skate America 7th 4th
GP Skate Canada 10th
Finlandia 1st 2nd 2nd
Golden Spin 1st 3rd
Skate Israel 1st 1st 1st 1st
Universiade 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 16th
National
Israeli Champ. 1st 1st
Russian Champ. 10th 11th 5th 4th 6th 4th
For Russia until 2002. For Israeli from 2003.
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ben Ami, Yair (12 August 2005). "Skating on thin ice". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Roman SEROV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (10 November 2004). "Serov Returns With a Splash". Golden Skate. 
  4. ^ a b "Roman SEROV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005. 
  5. ^ "Roman SEROV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. 
  6. ^ a b "Roman SEROV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 April 2004. 
  7. ^ a b "Roman SEROV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 November 2001. 

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