Vakhtang Murvanidze

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Vakhtang Murvanidze
MURVANIDZE EC 2005.jpg
Personal information
Country represented  Georgia
Born (1979-10-13) 13 October 1979 (age 37)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Former coach Craig Maurizi
Alexander Zhulin
Elena Tchaikovskaia
Vladimir Kotin
Skating club Dinamo Tbilisi
Former training locations New Jersey
Moscow
Began skating 1983
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 173.29
2003 Skate America
Short program 57.60
2003 Skate America
Free skate 115.69
2003 Skate America

Vakhtang Murvanidze (Georgian: ვახტანგ მურვანიძე; born October 13, 1979 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian former competitive figure skater. He is a multiple Georgian national champion and represented Georgia twice at the Olympics, in 2002 (17th) and 2006 (28th). His highest placement at the European Championships was 7th in 2003. He was the flag bearer for Georgia at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Early in his career, Murvanidze was coached by Leila Dolidze and Igor Rusakov.[1] By 2001, he was with Elena Tchaikovskaya and Vladimir Kotin in Moscow.[1] In spring 2003, he joined Alexander Zhulin in New Jersey.[2][3] In his final season, 2005–06, he was coached by Craig Maurizi in New Jersey.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–06
[4]
  • Armenian folk music
2004–05
[5]
2003–04
[2]
  • Take Five
    by Dave Brubeck
  • A Little Serenade
    by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    arranged by A. Kremer
    performed by Satira Orchestra of Moscow Theatre
2002–03
[6]
  • Moonlight Sonata
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
    (modern version)
  • For Elise
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
    (modern version)
  • A Little Serenade
    by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    arranged by A. Kremer
    performed by Satira Orchestra of Moscow Theatre
2000–02
[7][1]

Results[edit]

GP: Grand Prix

International[8]
Event 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06
Olympics 17th 28th
Worlds 31st 28th 17th 25th 25th 20th 21st 28th 25th
Europeans 27th 20th 26th 21st 16th 11th 16th 7th 17th 15th
GP Spark./Bofrost 9th 6th
GP Skate America 7th 6th 10th
GP Skate Canada 11th
Golden Spin 4th 3rd
Schäfer Memorial WD 1st 2nd 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 19th 8th
Skate Israel 5th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 29th 30th 28th 21st 5th
EYOF 2nd
National[8]
Georgian Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD: Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. 
  2. ^ a b "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2004. 
  3. ^ Mittan, Barry (27 November 2003). "Georgia’s Murvanidze Mixes Skating with Boxing". Golden Skate. 
  4. ^ a b "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 September 2006. 
  5. ^ "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2005. 
  6. ^ "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 October 2003. 
  7. ^ "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2002. 
  8. ^ a b c "Vakhtang MURVANIDZE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. 

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