Roman Talan

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Roman Talan
Ekaterina KOSTENKO Roman TALAN Olympics 2010.jpg
Kostenko/Talan at the 2010 Olympics
Personal information
Native name Роман Сергійович Талан
Full name Roman Serhiyovych Talan
Country represented Ukraine
Born (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 30)
Kursk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Former partner Elizaveta Usmantseva, Kateryna Kostenko, Julia Goreeva
Coach Ekaterina Kostenko-Talan
Former coach Dmitri Shkidchenko, Viacheslav Tkachenko, Lilia Moshkovskaia, Yuri Suholentsev
Choreographer Kateryna Kostenko-Talan
Former choreographer Julia Gorbacheva
Skating club Meteor Dnepropetrovsk
Began skating 1992
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.45
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 47.50
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Free skate 93.95
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy

Roman Serhiyovych Talan (Ukrainian: Роман Сергійович Талан; born 4 February 1988) is a Ukrainian pair skater. With Kateryna Kostenko, he is the 2009 Ukrainian national champion and represented Ukraine at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[1] He competed with Elizaveta Usmantseva from 2013 to 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Roman Talan was born in Kursk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.[2] He married Kateryna Kostenko in 2011 and their daughter, also named Kateryna, was born on 25 February 2012.[2]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Talan competed with Julia Goreeva. They were the 2005 Ukrainian junior silver medalists and competed twice at the World Junior Championships, finishing 11th in 2006.

Talan teamed up with Kateryna Kostenko when she was 21 years old and he 17.[3] Gold medalists at the 2009 Ukrainian Championships, they represented their country at the 2008 and 2009 European Championships, 2010 World Championships, and 2010 Winter Olympics. They ended their competitive career in 2010 and began coaching in Dnipropetrovsk.

In February 2013,[4] Talan teamed up with Elizaveta Usmantseva, whom he had coached earlier.[5] Usmantseva/Talan made their debut late in the 2012–13 season, at the 2013 Coupe du Printemps. In September 2013, they finished eighth at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, the last qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Their result gave Ukraine a spot in the Olympic pairs' event but it was assigned to Julia Lavrentieva / Yuri Rudyk.[6] They turned down a test skate for the 2014 World Championships in order to treat Usmantseva's spinal disc herniation.[4][7]

Usmantseva/Talan were assigned to replace Berton/Hotarek at the 2014 Skate America but later withdrew as well.[8] They ended their partnership in December 2014.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Usmantseva[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[2]
  • Dream Catchers

With Kostenko[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[10]
2007–2009
[11][12]
  • Gypsy music medley

With Goreeva[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–2006
[13]
  • Story About Actor
2004–2005
[14]
  • Circus Dance Polka
  • Chicago (soundtrack)
    by John Kander and Fred Ebb

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Usmantseva[edit]

International[15]
Event 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
GP Skate America WD
CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 7th
Coupe du Printemps 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
Ukrainian Open 3rd
National
Ukrainian Championships 2nd
WD = Withdrew

With Kostenko[edit]

International[16]
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Winter Olympics 20th
World Championships 22nd
European Championships 13th 18th
Cup of Nice 3rd 6th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 3rd
NRW Trophy 5th
Winter Universiade 7th
National[16]
Ukrainian Championships 2nd 1st 2nd WD
WD = Withdrew

With Goreeva[edit]

International[13]
Event 2004–05 2005–06
World Junior Championships 14th 11th
JGP Estonia 4th
JGP Ukraine 7th
National
Ukrainian Championships 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived January 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "Elizaveta USMANTSEVA / Roman TALAN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Nikolayenko, Olga (4 October 2010). Костенко и Талан: "Сначала тренеры стыдились с нами работать" [Kostenko and Talan: "At first, coaches were embarrassed to work with us"]. iSport.ua (in Russian). Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Savchik, Anna (17 April 2014). Екатерина КОСТЕНКО: "В Украине о спортсменах вспоминают, когда они приносят медали другим странам". Фигурное катание [Ekaterina Kostenko: "Athletes are ignored in Ukraine until they win medals for other countries"]. Sport Express (in Russian). 
  5. ^ "Elizaveta USMANTSEVA / Vladislav LYSOY: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Sytnik, Olga (27 January 2014). Елизавета Усманцева - Роман Талан. Взгляд тренера. [Elizaveta Usmantseva / Roman Talan. Their coach's thoughts.]. skating.com.ua (in Russian). 
  7. ^ На чемпионат мира в Японию отправится танцевальный дуэт Надежды Фроленковой и Виталия Никифорова [World Championships in Japan]. Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 1 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014-15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Pairs" (PDF). July 22, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Украинская пара Усманцева – Талан распалась [Ukrainian pair Usmantseva/Talan split up] (in Russian). Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. 16 December 2014. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ekaterina KOSTENKO / Roman TALAN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ekaterina KOSTENKO / Roman TALAN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "Ekaterina KOSTENKO / Roman TALAN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "Julia GOREEVA / Roman TALAN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 August 2006. 
  14. ^ "Julia GOREEVA / Roman TALAN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2005. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Elizaveta USMANTSEVA / Roman TALAN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Ekaterina KOSTENKO / Roman TALAN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. 

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