Tiffany Zahorski

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Tiffany Anastasia Zahorski
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Zahorski and Guerreiro in 2018
Personal information
Full nameTiffany Anastasia Zahorski
Alternative namesTiffani Zagorski
Country representedRussia (since 2015)
Former country(ies) representedFrance (until 2014), Great Britain (until 2008)
Born (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 (age 24)
London, England
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PartnerJonathan Guerreiro
Former partnerAlexis Miart, Paul Fieret
CoachSvetlana Alexeeva, Elena Kustarova
Former coachAlexander Zhulin ,
Romain Haguenauer
Muriel Zazoui
Olivier Schoenfelder
Jimmy Young
Bohdan Zahorski
Former choreographerAlexander Zhulin
Romain Haguenauer
Skating clubMoskvich
Former skating clubLyon CSGL
Training locationsMoscow
Former training locationsLyon, London, Cardiff, Sheffield
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total184.37
2018–19 Grand Prix Final
Short dance75.49
2018 NHK Trophy
Free dance111.39
2018–19 Grand Prix Final

Tiffany Anastasia Zahorski (Russian: Тиффани Анастасия Загорски; born 16 August 1994) is an English-Russian ice dancer who competes with Jonathan Guerreiro for Russia. With Guerreiro, she is the 2018 NHK Trophy silver medalist and the 2018 Skate America bronze medalist. With former partner Alexis Miart, she placed fourth at the 2011 World Junior Championships representing France.

Personal life[edit]

Zahorski was born on 16 August 1994 in London, England.[1] She is an only child. Her father, Bohdan Zahorski, trained and subsequently coached at Queens Ice Skating rink in central London until he died on 15 January 2010. One of his early coaches was Gladys Hogg M.B.E.

Her paternal grandfather, Jerzy Dominik Zahorski, was born in Moscow, Russia in 1917[2] and was exiled to England in the wake of World War II, in which he served as an RAF pilot.[3] His sister, Elżbieta Maria Zahorska, was taken prisoner in the battle for Warsaw in 1939, escaped and was recaptured when tearing down German propaganda posters. She was sentenced to death and shot by the Germans - in the Germans' first official execution - for her deliberate act of defiance.[4] [5] As she faced the firing squad her last defiant words were "Poland has not yet perished" - which she said in German "Noch ist Polen nicht verloren". She was posthumously awarded the Polish "Cross of Valour".

In late 2012, Zahorski played the role of Vanessa, an ice skater in a French comedy detective film Je fais le mort directed by Jean-Paul Salome, which was released on December 11, 2013.

Zahorski became a French citizen on 19 June 2013[6] and a Russian citizen in April 2016.[7][8] She speaks English, French, and Russian.

Early career[edit]

Zahorski began skating in 1996 at the age of two. She was taught by her father, Bohdan, in both London and Cardiff until the age of ten, when she moved to Sheffield to train with Jimmy Young. Under Young's tutelage, she became the British Novice Solo Dance Champion in 2005, the British Primary Solo Dance Silver medallist in 2006 and the Lake Placid Novice Solo Dance Bronze medallist in 2007. In September 2007, aged just 13, she relocated with her mother to France to train with Muriel Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer.

In April 2008, Zahorski became the French Novice Solo Dance champion and as a result found her first partner Paul Fieret. After only one competition together, the 2008 French Masters, Fieret retired due to injury.

Partnership with Miart[edit]

Zahorski was partnered with Alexis Miart by Zazoui in March 2009. They placed fourth at the 2011 World Junior Championships, with a second-place finish in the free dance. They elected to compete in the senior ranks the following season.[9] In early July 2011, Miart sustained a fracture to the right malleolus.[10] Zahorski trained alone for two and a half months while he recuperated.[9] They consequently missed the 2011 fall season, but returned to competition in time for the 2012 French Nationals.[11] After winning the bronze medal there, they were named to the French team to the 2012 European Championships.[12] In the preliminary round at Europeans, an aborted lift and both skaters falling on another lift cost them almost twenty points and qualification to the short dance.[13]

Zahorski/Miart received an assignment to the 2012 Trophée Eric Bompard but withdrew.[14] On 9 November 2012, it was confirmed that their partnership had ended and that Zahorski was searching for a new partner.[15][16]

Partnership with Guerreiro[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

In June 2014 Zahorski began training with her partner Jonathan Guerreiro, coached by Alexander Zhulin.[17] In July 2014, the Russian Federation asked the French Skating Federation (FFSG) to release her to skate for Russia.[17] They placed fifth at the 2015 Russian Championships.

2015–16 season[edit]

The FFSG released Zahorski in October 2015, three years and nine months after her last competition for France, allowing Zahorski/Guerreiro to appear for Russia internationally.[18] The two made their international debut at the 2015 Santa Claus Cup, winning the gold medal. They finished fifth at the 2016 Russian Championships.

2016–17 season[edit]

In the 2016–17 season, Zahorski/Guerreiro won the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial after placing third in both segments and earning a new personal best total score of 165.64 points. They received another bronze medal in their next event, the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy. They then made their Grand Prix series debut at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup where they placed fifth. A few weeks later they won their third Challenger Series medal of the season, the silver at the 2016 CS Warsaw Cup with a personal best score of 173.02 points.

For the third consecutive year, they finished fifth at the Russian Championships. Zahorski competed in the free dance after developing a fever.[19]

In mid-May 2017 Zahorski/Guerreiro changed coaches to Elena Kustarova & Svetlana Alexeeva [20]

2017–18 season: Pyeongchang Olympics[edit]

Zahorski/Guerreiro started their season by winning the silver medal at the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star. Competing on the Grand Prix series, they placed fourth at the 2017 Cup of China and sixth at the 2017 Skate America.

In December 2017 they won the bronze medal at the 2018 Russian Championships. A month later they placed 6th at the 2018 European Championships after placing eighth in the short dance and sixth in the free dance.

it was announced by the Russian Figure Skating Federation on January 23, 2018 that Ivan Bukin wasn't invited to the 2018 Olympics.[21] Because of this Zahorski/Guerreiro were sent instead. Zahorski/Guerreiro placed thirteenth at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Later they placed eighth at the 2018 World Championships with a personal best score of 180.42 points.

2018–19 season[edit]

Zahorski suffered from a recurrence of a knee injury over the summer that limited the duo's training time leading up to the new season.[22] Zahorski/Guerreiro started their season at the 2018 Skate America. They ranked third in the rhythm dance and fourth in the free dance, placing third overall. The bronze medal was their first Grand Prix medal. Guerreiro said: "We haven’t had this many free dance run-throughs under our belts, so we just kind of prayed and hoped for the best. Overall, it’s a good start."[23] In early November Zahorski/Guerreiro competed at their second Grand Prix event of the season, the 2018 NHK Trophy, where they won the silver medal with a personal best score of 183.05 points. With one GP silver medal and one bronze medal they qualified for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final where they finished 5th.

Programs[edit]

With Guerreiro[edit]

Season Rhythm dance Free dance Exhibition
2018–19
[24]
Short dance
2017–18
[25]
  • Samba: Hip Hip Chin Chin
    performed by Club des Belugas
  • Rhumba: Volveras
    performed by Gloria Estefan
  • Samba: Batucada Brasiliera
    performed by Samba Brazilian Batucada Band

Muse medley

2016–17
[26]

2015–16
[27]
2014–15
  • Paso doble

With Miart[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2011–12[1]
2010–11[28]
Original dance
2009–10[29]
  • Folk dance: Flamenco medley

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Guerreiro for Russia[edit]

Zahorski and Guerreiro at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup
International[30]
Event 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 13th
Worlds 8th
Europeans 6th
GP Final 5th
GP Cup of China 4th
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Rostelecom Cup 5th
GP Skate America 6th 3rd
CS Finlandia Trophy 3rd
CS Golden Spin 6th
CS Minsk-Arena 2nd
CS Nepela Memorial 3rd
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd
Santa Claus Cup 1st
Warsaw Cup 1st
National[31]
Russian Champ 5th 5th 5th 3rd
Cup of Russia 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Miart for France[edit]

International[32]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Europeans 9th PR
GP Bompard WD WD
Nebelhorn Trophy WD
Trophy of Lyon 2nd J. 1st
International: Junior[32]
Junior Worlds 4th
JGP Belarus 10th
JGP Czech Rep. 2nd
JGP Romania 4th
NRW Trophy 5th J. 1st J.
National[32]
French Champ. 4th J. 3rd J. 3rd
Masters 4th J. 3rd J.
Spanish Champ. 3rd J. G
A = Alternate; G = Guest; J = Junior level
PR = Preliminary round; WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

Zahorski and Guerreiro at the 2018 European Championships

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

With Guerreiro

2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 Grand Prix Final 5
72.98
6
111.39
5
184.37
23–25 November 2018 2018 Warsaw Cup 1
74.85
1
112.55
1
187.40
9–11 November 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 1
75.49
4
107.56
2
183.05
19–21 October 2018 2018 Skate America 3
73.30
4
108.08
3
181.38
2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 8
72.45
8
107.97
8
180.42
14–25 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 13
66.47
14
95.77
13
162.24
15–21 January 2018 2018 European Championships 8
65.35
6
103.10
6
168.45
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 3
71.52
4
104.26
3
175.78
6–9 December 2017 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 6
62.92
6
94.92
6
157.84
24–26 November 2017 2017 Skate America 4
64.20
6
96.08
6
160.28
3–5 November 2017 2017 Cup of China 4
67.62
4
96.79
4
164.41
26–29 October 2017 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star 2
67.99
2
101.82
2
169.81
2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 5
69.01
5
100.45
5
169.46
17–20 November 2016 2016 CS Warsaw Cup 2
69.06
2
103.96
2
173.02
4–6 November 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 5
64.28
5
92.67
5
156.95
6–10 October 2016 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 3
62.27
4
90.73
3
153.00
30 September – 2 October 2016 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 3
68.04
3
97.60
3
165.64
2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
23–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 5
61.30
5
98.30
5
159.60
28-30 November 2015 2015 Santa Claus Cup 1
57.97
1
93.50
1
151.47
2014–15 season
Date Event SD FD Total
24–28 December 2014 2015 Russian Championships 5
59.62
5
85.51
5
145.13

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Lista Krzystka » Zahorski Jerzy (Fostowicz)". listakrzystka.pl. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
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