Sergei Voronov (figure skater)

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Sergei Voronov
Cup of China 2009 Sergei VORONOV.jpg
Voronov in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Sergei Evgenyevich Voronov
Country represented Russia
Born (1987-10-03) 3 October 1987 (age 28)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Coach Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov
Former coach Nikolai Morozov, Marina Voitsekhovskaia, Alexei Urmanov, Galina Kashina, Rafael Arutyunyan
Choreographer Jeffrey Buttle
Former choreographer Alexander Zhulin, Irina Zhuk, Ilia Averbukh, Nikolai Morozov, Tatiana Tarasova, Svetlana Korol, Artur Dmitriev
Skating club Sambo 70
Former skating club Moskvich
Training locations Moscow
Former training locations Hackensack, Daugavpils, Saint Petersburg
Began skating 1991
World standing 7 (As of 1 December 2014)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 252.55
2014 Europeans
Short program 90.33
2014 Rostelecom Cup
Free skate 167.04
2014 Europeans

Sergei Evgenyevich Voronov (Russian: Серге́й Евгеньевич Воронов; born in 1987) is a Russian figure skater. He is a two-time European medalist (2014 silver, 2015 bronze), the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and a two-time World Junior medalist (2006 silver, 2007 bronze). He is also a two-time Russian National champion (2008, 2009).

Personal life[edit]

Sergei Evgenyevich Voronov was born in 1987 in Moscow.[2] The International Skating Union gives October as his month of birth while the Russian skating federation lists November.[2][3]


Voronov began skating in 1991. He broke his collarbone two years later while skating.[4] Voronov was coached by Rafael Arutyunyan in Moscow until 2000 when Arutyunyan moved to the U.S.[5][6] Voronov decided to move to Saint Petersburg where he was coached by Galina Kashina for two years and then switched to Alexei Urmanov.[6]

Voronov withdrew from the 2005 World Junior Championships after the qualifying round due to an injury which kept him off the ice for three months.[7] He had placed sixth in the qualifying round.[8] He withdrew from the 2007 Skate Canada International before the event due to a recurring foot injury.[9]

Voronov placed fourth in the free skate at the 2008 World Championships and finished 7th overall.

In the 2009–10 season, Voronov was assigned to the 2009 Cup of China, where he took bronze, and 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, where he was sixth. He won the silver medal at the 2010 Russian national championships. Voronov was sent to Europeans but his 14th place result led Russia to assign the country's second men's spot at the Olympics and Worlds to Russian national bronze medalist Artem Borodulin (along with Evgeni Plushenko). Plushenko's withdrawal from the 2010 World Championships due to injury allowed Voronov to be called up as a late replacement. Voronov would place 14th. This placement, along with Borodulin's withdrawal during the competition, meant Russia would have one men's berth to the 2011 World Championships. At the end of the season, he left coach Alexei Urmanov and moved back to Moscow to be coached by Nikolai Morozov.[10][11]

For the 2010–11 season, Voronov was assigned to the 2010 Cup of China and the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard. He was injured during the short program at Cup of China and withdrew from the event and from Trophee Bompard. He competed at Russian Nationals where he placed 10th in the short program, 3rd in the long, and 4th overall, just 0.27 points off the podium.

Voronov finished 17th at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France. He withdrew from the 2012 World Team Trophy due to an ankle fracture which he sustained in Nice.[12]

Voronov won the bronze medal at the 2012 Cup of China, his third Grand Prix medal. He finished 7th at the 2012 NHK Trophy and won the silver medal at the 2013 Russian Championships. On 4 April 2013, Morozov confirmed that Voronov had left his group.[13]

Voronov joined Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov.[14] In the 2013–14 season, he won silver at his first event, the 2013 Finlandia Trophy, and finished ninth at his sole Grand Prix event, the 2013 NHK Trophy. After winning the gold medal at the 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb, Voronov took bronze at the 2014 Russian Championships. Appearing in his sixth European Championships, he won the silver medal with a new Personal Best overall score of 252.55 points.

For the 2014–15 season,[15] Voronov was assigned to the 2014 Rostelecom Cup where he won the silver medal behind Spain's Javier Fernández. He won another silver medal at the 2014 NHK Trophy, qualifying him to his first Grand Prix Final. At the Final, he finished third behind gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu and silver medalist Fernández.

Voronov won the silver medal at the 2015 Russian Championships behind Maxim Kovtun and was sent to 2015 European Championships, where he took bronze medal behind gold medalist Fernandez and silver medalist Kovtun. With that, he ranked as the second in the ISU World Standings for men's singles with 3839 points behind Yuzuru Hanyu.[16] Voronov competed at 2015 World Figure Skating Championships with an aggravated knee injury.[17] He placed 4th in the short program, 17th in the long, and 13th overall.


Voronov with the other medalists at the 2012 Cup of China
Voronov with the other medalists at the 2009 Cup of China
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

  • Ave Maria
    performed by Thomas Spencer-Wortley

  • A Los Amigos
    by Armando Pontier
  • Por Una Cabeza
    by Carlos Gardel
  • Tanguera
    by Mariano Mores
    choreo. by Ilia Averbukh
  • Ave Maria
    performed by Thomas Spencer-Wortley


  • The Final Game
    (from A League Of Their Own)
    by Hans Zimmer

  • Tango
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Piano Concerto No. 2
    by Sergei Rachmaninov
  • BIR
    by Bruno Nule
  • Variations
    by Robert Danova
  • The Phantom of the Opera on Ice
    by Robert Danova

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Worlds 19th 7th 13th 14th 17th 13th
Europeans 4th 9th 14th 10th 7th 2nd 3rd
Grand Prix Final 3rd
GP Bompard 2nd 6th
GP Cup of China 3rd WD 3rd 5th
GP Rostel. Cup 7th 7th 2nd 6th
GP NHK Trophy 7th 9th 2nd
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th WD 6th
Universiade 5th 2nd
CS Finlandia 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
CS Nebelhorn 4th
Cup of Nice WD
Golden Spin 1st
Ice Star 1st
NRW Trophy 5th 3rd
International: Junior[25]
Junior Worlds WD 2nd 3rd
JGP Bulgaria 3rd
JGP Hungary 3rd
JGP Japan 3rd
JGP Ukraine 6th
Russian 6th 6th 6th 1st 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd
Russian Junior 2nd 2nd 1st
Team events
World Team
5th T
(7th P)
(5th P)
QR = Qualifying round; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.


  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance: Men". International Skating Union. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Воронов Сергей Евгеньевич [Sergei Evgenyevich Voronov] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 July 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Interview with Sergej Voronov (Russian Nationals/European Championships, January 2008)". figureskating-online. 9 March 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 May 2006. 
  8. ^ "ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships - Men Qualifying Group B". International Skating Union. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. 
  10. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (16 September 2011). "Russian Skaters Preview New Programs". IFS Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Sergei VORONOV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (9 April 2012). Фигурист Воронов пропустит до полутора месяцев - врач сборной России [Figure skater Voronov will miss about a month and a half - Russian national team doctor]. (in Russian). 
  13. ^ Samokhvalov, Anatoly (4 April 2013). Фигурист Воронов покинул группу тренера Николая Морозова [Figure skater Voronov has left coach Nikolai Morozov's group]. (in Russian). 
  14. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (27 December 2013). Сергей Воронов: "Все лето у меня реально опускались руки" [Sergei Voronov: "I was desperate in the summer"]. Sport Express (in Russian). 
  15. ^ Flade, Tatjana (16 October 2014). "Russia's Sergei Voronov 'not done'". Golden Skate. 
  16. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance: Men". International Skating Union. 30 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. 
  17. ^ Симоненко, Андрей (27 March 2015). Фигурист Воронов сказал, что на чемпионате мира в Шанхае у него разболелось колено [Skater Voronov said his knee was in pain at the World Championships in Shanghai]. (in Russian). 
  18. ^ Плехановa, Наталиa (25 July 2015). Сергей Воронов: новые программы мне поставил Джеффри Баттл, а не Дэвид Уилсон [Sergei Voronov: New programs I put Jeffrey Buttle, not David Wilson]. (in Russian). 
  19. ^ Воробьева, Мария (15 August 2015). Сергей Воронов: как Баттл кататься не буду, но перенять что-то пытаюсь. (in Russian). 
  20. ^ "Sergei VORONOV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "Sergei VORONOV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Sergei VORONOV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. 
  23. ^ "Sergei VORONOV: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 April 2007. 
  24. ^ "Sergei VORONOV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2005. 
  25. ^ a b "Competition Results: Sergei VORONOV". International Skating Union. 
  26. ^ Воронов Сергей Евгеньевич [Sergei Evgenyevich Voronov] (in Russian). 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sergei Voronov at Wikimedia Commons