Hurtado with Díaz in 2011
3 November 1992 |
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Coach||Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon|
|Former coach||John Dunn|
|Choreographer||David Wilson, Ginette Counoyer|
|Former choreographer||Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer, John Dunn|
|Skating club||CP Gadbois Montreal|
|Former skating club||SAD Majadahonda|
|Former training locations||Madrid, London|
|ISU personal best scores|
Sara Hurtado (born 3 November 1992) is a Spanish ice dancer. With partner Adrià Díaz, she is a four-time Spanish national champion and has won four senior international medals. Hurtado and Diaz are the first dance team to represent Spain in ISU competition and the first to qualify for the Olympics.
Sara Hurtado began skating at age eight, her mother signing her up for lessons when an ice rink opened nearby. She was a single skater until Adria Díaz proposed they train together in ice dance. The Spanish skating federation hired coach John Dunn to develop an ice dancing program in Madrid in early 2008.
Hurtado/Díaz began competing in the 2008–09 season. Their first major international event was the 2009 World Junior Championships where they finished 32nd. The next season, they competed in two events on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and finished 16th at Junior Worlds.
During the 2010–2011 season, Hurtado/Díaz competed on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, while also taking part in several senior internationals. They finished 15th at the 2011 European Championships, won a bronze medal at the Bavarian Open, and finished fourth at the Winter Universiade. They moved up to ninth at Junior Worlds. They went on to their first senior Worlds, where they qualified for the short dance out of the preliminary round but were unable to reach the free dance portion of the event.
Hurtado/Díaz moved to London, England in mid-2011 after Dunn accepted a coaching job in his native country. In December 2011, they ended their relationship with Dunn and relocated to Montreal, Canada to train under Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.
At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, Hurtado/Díaz became the first ice dancers to qualify an Olympic entry for Spain. In January 2014, they competed at the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships and finished 10th, allowing Spain to send two ice dancing teams to the next Europeans. One month later, Hurtado/Díaz competed at the Winter Olympics, where they set personal best scores in both segments and finished in 13th place.
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|GP Skate Canada||8th|
|Cup of Nice||3rd||2nd|
|NRW Trophy||6th J.||8th J.||6th|
|Spanish Champ.||1st||1st J.||1st J.||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; TBD = Assigned
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