Vladimir Futáš

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Vladimir Futáš
Milica Brozovic Vladimir Futas 2004 European.jpg
Brozović and Futáš in 2004
Personal information
Country representedSlovakia
Born (1979-08-20) 20 August 1979 (age 40)
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Home townKošice, Slovakia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PartnerOľga Beständigová
Milica Brozović
Maria Guerassimenko
Diana Rišková
CoachVladimir Dvojnikov
Skating clubSKP Bratislava
Training locationsBratislava, Slovakia
Began skating1985
Retiredc. 2006

Vladimir Futáš (born 20 August 1979) is a figure skater who represented Slovakia in men's singles and pairs. As a pair skater, he competed in the final segment at a total of six ISU Championships. He skated with Diana Rišková, Maria Guerassimenko, Milica Brozović, and Oľga Beständigová.

Career[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Futáš began learning to skate in 1985.[1] As a single skater, he competed internationally for Slovakia in the junior and senior ranks. He achieved his highest international senior-level placement, 7th, at the 1997 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. The 1999 Winter Universiade was his final competition as a single skater.

Partnership with Rišková[edit]

By the 1996–1997 season, Futáš was also appearing as a pair skater with Diana Rišková. Representing Slovakia, the two placed 13th at the 1999 World Junior Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and 12th at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

In the 2000–2001 season, Rišková/Futáš won silver medals at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in the Czech Republic, the Ondrej Nepela Memorial, and the Slovak Championships. The pair finished 15th at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. They were coached by Vladimir Dvojnikov.[2] They dissolved their partnership at the end of the season.

Partnership with Guerassimenko[edit]

In 2001, Futáš teamed up with Maria Guerassimenko. In their first season together, they took silver at the Slovak Championships and placed 14th at the 2002 European Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In their second season, Guerassimenko/Futáš took gold at the 2002 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and silver at the 2002 Golden Spin of Zagreb. They placed 11th at the 2003 European Championships in Malmö, Sweden, and 18th at the 2003 World Championships in Washington, D.C., United States. Vladimir Dvojnikov coached the pair in Bratislava.[3]

Partnership with Brozović[edit]

In the spring of 2003, Futáš teamed up with Milica Brozović.[4] During their first season together, they appeared at one Grand Prix event, placing 8th at the 2003 NHK Trophy, and became the Slovak national champions. They placed 14th at the 2004 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary; and 15th at the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund, Germany.

In their second and final season together, Brozović/Futáš took silver at the 2004 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and finished 9th at a Grand Prix competition, the 2004 Skate Canada International. They were coached by Vladimir Dvojnikov in Bratislava.[4]

Partnership with Beständigová[edit]

In the 2005–2006 season, Futáš had a brief partnership with Oľga Beständigová.[5] At the 2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial, the pair sought an Olympic spot for Slovakia but their placement, 11th, was not enough to qualify an entry to the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Programs[edit]

With Brozović[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2004–2005
[1][4]
  • Pinocchio (soundtrack)
    choreo. by Julie Marcotte
2003–2004
[6]

With Guerassimenko[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2002–2003
[3]
2001–2002
[7]
  • Cirque du Soleil: Quidam
    by Benoît Jutras

With Rišková[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2000–2001
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix (Junior Series)

With Beständigová[edit]

International[5]
Event 2005–2006
Karl Schäfer Memorial 11th

With Brozović[edit]

International[1]
Event 2003–2004 2004–2005
World Championships 15th
European Championships 14th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
GP Skate Canada 9th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th 6th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2nd
National[1]
Slovak Championships 1st 2nd

With Guerassimenko[edit]

International[3]
Event 2001–2002 2002–2003
World Championships 18th
European Championships 14th 11th
Finlandia Trophy 5th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1st
National[3]
Slovak Championships 2nd

With Rišková[edit]

International[2]
Event 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01
Nepela Memorial 2nd
International: Junior[2]
World Junior Champ. 13th 12th 15th
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP Germany 9th 5th
JGP Norway 5th
JGP Slovakia 4th
JGP Slovenia 4th
National
Slovak Champ. 1st J 1st J 1st J 1st J 2nd
J = Junior level

Men's singles[edit]

International
Event 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999
Winter Universiade 16th[8]
Nepela Memorial 12th[9] 7th[10]
Czech Skate 8th[11]
International: Junior
JGP Germany 18th[12]
JGP Slovakia 6th[13]
Gardena Spring Trophy 5th[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Milica BROZOVIC / Vladimir FUTAS: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005.
  2. ^ a b c d "Diana RISKOVA / Vladimir FUTAS: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 December 2001.
  3. ^ a b c d "Maria GUERASSIMENKO / Vladimir FUTAS: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 April 2003.
  4. ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (5 December 2004). "Slovak Pair Tests New ISU Costume Rules". Skate Today. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Olga BESTANDIGOVA / Vladimir FUTAS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Milica BROZOVIC / Vladimir FUTAS: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004.
  7. ^ "Maria GUERASSIMENKO / Vladimir FUTAS: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002.
  8. ^ "1999 Winter Universiade". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  9. ^ "Memoriál Ondreja Nepelu 1996". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  10. ^ "1997 Ondrej Nepela Memorial". Archived from the original on 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  11. ^ "1997 Czech Skate, Josef Dedic Memorial". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  12. ^ "1997 Blue Swords / Pokal der Blauen Schwerter". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  13. ^ "1997 Grand Prize SNP". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  14. ^ "1997 Gardena Spring Trophy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-03.

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