Vladimir Morozov (figure skater)

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Vladimir Morozov
Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov at 2016-17 GP Final 2.jpg
Tarasova and Morozov at the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final
Personal information
Native nameВладимир Евгеньевич Морозов
Full nameVladimir Evgenyevich Morozov
Country representedRussia
Born (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 26)
Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Home townMoscow, Russia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
PartnerEvgenia Tarasova
Former partnerEkaterina Krutskikh, Irina Moiseeva
CoachNina Mozer, Andrei Hekalo, Robin Szolkowy
Former coachStanislav Morozov
ChoreographerPeter Tchernyshev, Tatiana Druchinina
Former choreographerAlla Kapranova, Giuseppe Arena, Maxim Trankov, Nikolai Morozov
Skating clubVorobievie Gory
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating1998
World standingPairs with Tarasova
2 (2017–18)
2 (2016–17)
5 (2015–16)
10 (2014–15)
27 (2013–14)
45 (2012–13)
Pairs with Krutskikh
66 (2011–12)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total227.58
2017 Europeans
Short program81.68
2018 Winter Olympics
Free skate151.23
2018 Europeans

Vladimir Evgenyevich Morozov (Russian: Владимир Евгеньевич Морозов; born 1 November 1992) is a Russian pair skater. With partner Evgenia Tarasova, he is a two-time World Championship medalist (2018 silver, 2017 bronze), a two-time European champion (2017, 2018), the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2018 Russian national champion. Earlier in their career, they became the 2014 World Junior silver medalists and the 2014 Russian national junior champions.

Personal life[edit]

Vladimir Evgenyevich Morozov was born on 1 November 1992 in Potsdam, Germany.[1] He studied psychology at the Moscow State University for the Humanities.[2]

Skating career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Advised by his singles coach to try pairs due to his height and build,[3] Morozov joined Nina Mozer's group in 2007.[4] He skated three seasons with his first partner, Irina Moiseeva. They won three medals at Warsaw Cup — novice gold in 2007 and 2008 and junior silver in 2009 — and junior gold at the 2009 NRW Trophy. They split at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Morozov competed the next two seasons with Ekaterina Krutskikh. Their coach was Stanislav Morozov. In the 2011–12 season, they debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, finishing 6th and 8th at JGP events in Latvia and Estonia. Krutskikh/Morozov withdrew from the 2012 Russian Junior Championships following the short program and parted ways at the end of the season.

Teaming up with Tarasova[edit]

At the suggestion of Nina Mozer,[2] Morozov teamed up with Evgenia Tarasova in spring 2012. The pair's main coach was Stanislav Morozov.[3] Vladimir Morozov broke his foot one week into the new partnership and was out for three months.[3]

2012–2013 season[edit]

The pair's international debut came at a Junior Grand Prix event in Croatia, where they finished 5th. They withdrew from their next assignment in Germany.

Tarasova/Morozov won their first senior international title at the 2012 Warsaw Cup. At the Russian Championships, they placed fifth on the senior level and then won the silver medal on the junior level. The pair finished fifth at the 2013 Junior World Championships.

2013–2014 season[edit]

Tarasova/Morozov won silver in Latvia and bronze in Estonia on the JGP series. They qualified for the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where they finished fourth in both segments and overall. The pair won the silver medal at the 2013 Winter Universiade behind teammates Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov. At the 2014 Russian Championships, Tarasova/Morozov finished eighth after placing third in the short program and tenth in the free skate. He fell on both of their jumping passes and she was hurt when a lift collapsed near the end of their free program but was able to resume and complete the final element, a pair spin.[5] Tarasova was taken to the hospital and found to have no serious injury.[6] After winning the national junior title a month later, the pair was assigned to the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. They won the silver medal after placing second in both segments and finishing 5.57 points behind China's Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang.

2014–2015 season[edit]

After parting ways with Stanislav Morozov in the off-season, Tarasova/Morozov turned to Andrei Hekalo, who had worked with them in the past, and Robin Szolkowy, who joined them in September 2014.[3] The pair began the 2014–15 season by taking silver at a Challenger Series event, the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy. They were assigned to two Grand Prix events, the 2014 Skate Canada International and 2014 Rostelecom Cup.[7] Earning bronze and silver, respectively, the pair finished seventh in the Grand Prix standings, leaving them as first alternates to the Grand Prix Final.[8]

Tarasova/Morozov won silver at the 2015 Russian Championships, ahead of Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov. They were awarded the bronze medal at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, before placing 6th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Tarasova/Morozov began their season with bronze at a Challenger Series event, the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy. Competing in the Grand Prix series, the pair won silver at the 2015 Skate Canada International and placed 7th in the short program at the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard, before the event's cancellation due to the November 2015 Paris attacks. The short program standings were accepted as the final result.

In December, Tarasova/Morozov finished second in the CS standings after winning gold at the 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and then took the bronze medal at the Russian Championships after placing third in both segments. In January 2016, they won their second continental bronze medals, at the European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. At the 2016 World Championships in Boston, they placed 6th in the short, 5th in the free, and 5th overall.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Opening their season on the Challenger Series, Tarasova/Morozov took gold at the 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial after placing first in both segments. During the free skate, they performed their first quadruple twist in competition. On the Grand Prix series, they won the bronze medal at the 2016 Skate America, having placed first in the short and fifth in the free, and then silver at the 2016 Trophée de France, having placed second in the short and third in the free. They qualified as the fifth pair to the Grand Prix Final, held in December in Marseille, France. Ranked first in both segments, they were awarded gold ahead of China's Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao.[9]

At the 2017 European Championships, they claim the gold medal. [10]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Tarasova/Morozov took gold in both of their Grand Prix outings, entering the Grand Prix Final in joint first place with the reigning World champions Sui Wenjing / Han Cong. A personal best in the short program placed them a very close second to Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot, but a sixth-place result in the free skate dropped them to fifth overall, 2.10 points behind bronze medalists Megan Duhamel / Eric Radford. At the 2018 European Championships, they placed fifth in the short program, keeping them out of the final flight in the final segment. A personal best in the free skate allowed them to climb to first and win their second consecutive European title, leading a Russian sweep of the podium.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Tarasova/Morozov skated the short program portion of the team event, placing first over both Duhamel/Radford and Savchenko/Massot. This helped the Olympic Athletes of Russia to a silver medal. Their short program in the individual event put them in position for a possible gold medal, as they were second, less than a point out of the lead. However, skating last, they committed two major errors during the free skate and dropped out of the medals into fourth place.[11] After the event, Morozov indicated that he felt that they had failed to control their nerves.[12]

Tarasova/Morozov concluded their season at the 2018 World Championships in Milan. They obtained the silver medal after placing second in both segments, behind Savchenko/Massot. Following the result, Morozov commented: "We are happy tonight. We feel that it was hard and we're really tired. We are happy the season is over. It was a really long and hard season. I am just happy with what we could do today."[13]

In May 2018, Mozer announced that she would take a break from coaching until September and that Maxim Trankov and Robin Szolkowy would serve as Tarasova/Morozov's coaches.[14]

2018–2019 season[edit]

Tarasova/Morozov started their season by competing at the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy, where they won the gold medal. At their first Grand Prix assignment, the 2018 Skate America, they placed first in both segments to win the gold medal. They outscored the silver medalists, their teammates Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin, by about 25 points. Tarasova said they were "happy that we’re halfway in the Final."[15] In mid-November they competed at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup where they won their second Grand Prix gold medal of the season. Again they were ranked first in both programs and beat the silver medalist, Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise, by about 17 points.[16] With two gold medals they qualified for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final, where they won the bronze medal following errors in both the short program and free skate that saw them place third in both segments. Following the free skate, Morozov said that the performance had been "below average", but that "after a couple of simpler elements, we tuned back into the program, did a good throw and managed the support well."[17]

Programs[edit]

With Tarasova[edit]

Tarasova and Morozov at the 2017 World Championships podium.
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[18]
2017–2018
[19]

2016–2017
[22]
2015–2016
[23][24]
2014–2015
[3][25]
2013–2014
[26]
  • How Invigorating are the
    Evenings in Russia
    by Belyi Orel
2012–2013
[27]
  • Liquidation
    soundtrack by ?

With Krutskikh[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–2012
[28]

Records and achievements[edit]

(with Tarasova)

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Tarasova[edit]

International[29]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 4th
Worlds 6th 5th 3rd 2nd
Europeans 3rd 3rd 1st 1st
GP Final 1st 5th 3rd
GP Rostelecom Cup 2nd 1st 1st
GP Skate America 3rd 1st
GP Skate Canada 3rd 2nd
GP Trophée 7th 2nd 1st
CS Finlandia Trophy 1st
CS Golden Spin 1st
CS Nebelhorn 2nd 1st
CS Nepela Trophy 3rd 1st
Universiade 2nd
NRW Trophy 4th
Warsaw Cup 1st
International: Junior[29]
Junior Worlds 5th 2nd
JGP Final 4th
JGP Croatia 5th
JGP Estonia 3rd
JGP Germany WD
JGP Latvia 2nd
National[4]
Russian Champ. 5th 8th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st
Russian Jr. Champ. 2nd 1st
Team events
Olympics 2nd
World Team Trophy 2nd T
2nd P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

With Krutskikh[edit]

International[30]
Event 2011–12
JGP Estonia 8th
JGP Latvia 6th
Warsaw Cup 2nd J
National[4]
Russian Junior Champ. WD
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

With Moiseeva[edit]

International
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
NRW Trophy 4th N 1st J
Warsaw Cup 1st N 1st N 2nd J
Nestle Cup 2nd J 1st J
National[4]
Russian Junior Champ. 10th
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

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

Tarasova and Morozov at the 2018 European Championships
Tarasova and Morozov at the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final.
Tarasova and Morozov at the 2016 World Championships.
Tarasova and Morozov at the 2016 European Championships.

With Tarasova

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 Grand Prix Final 3
74.04
3
140.16
3
214.20
16–18 November 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 1
78.47
1
141.78
1
220.25
19–21 October 2018 2018 Skate America 1
71.24
1
133.61
1
204.85
4–7 October 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 1
73.27
2
125.71
1
198.98
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 2
81.29
2
144.24
2
225.53
14–25 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 2
81.68
4
143.25
4
224.93
9–12 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (Team event) 1
80.92

2
15–21 January 2018 2018 European Championships 5
70.37
1
151.23
1
221.60
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 2
75.36
1
147.98
1
223.34
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 Grand Prix Final 2
78.83
6
129.90
5
208.73
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 1
77.84
2
140.36
1
218.20
20–22 October 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 1
76.88
1
147.37
1
224.25
27–30 September 2017 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 1
77.52
1
140.94
1
218.46
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 4
66.37
2
142.38
2T/2P
208.75
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 3
79.37
4
139.66
3
219.03
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 1
80.82
2
146.76
1
227.58
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 1
80.04
2
139.15
2
219.19
8–11 December 2016 2016–17 Grand Prix Final 1
78.60
1
135.25
1
213.85
11–13 November 2016 2016 Trophée de France 2
76.24
3
130.70
2
206.94
21–23 October 2016 2016 Skate America 1
75.24
5
110.70
3
185.94
30 September – 2 October 2016 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1
69.06
1
128.74
1
197.80
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
28 March – 3 April 2016 2016 World Championships 6
72.00
5
134.27
5
206.27
26–31 January 2016 2016 European Championships 3
70.17
2
127.38
3
197.55
23–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 3
77.21
3
140.31
3
217.52
2–5 December 2015 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 1
73.06
2
119.16
1
192.22
13–15 November 2015 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard 7
62.32
Cancelled 7
62.32
30 October–1 November 2015 2015 Skate Canada International 2
64.00
2
127.19
2
191.19
1–3 October 2015 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1
66.94
3
117.34
3
184.28
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–29 March 2015 2015 World Championships 6
67.71
5
130.75
6
198.46
26 January – 1 February 2015 2015 European Championships 5
57.13
3
125.89
3
183.02
24–28 December 2014 2015 Russian Championships 3
70.29
1
137.94
2
208.23
14–15 November 2014 2014 Rostelecom Cup 2
67.28
5
106.50
2
173.78
31 October – 2 November 2014 2014 Skate Canada 3
64.14
3
111.31
3
175.45
25–27 September 2014 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2
65.74
2
113.24
2
178.98
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 2
59.46
2
108.74
2
168.20
23–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
66.06
1
120.25
1
186.31
24–27 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships Senior 3
69.72
10
99.34
8
169.06
11–15 December 2013 2013 Winter Universiade Senior 2
64.87
2
112.05
2
176.92
5–6 December 2013 2013–14 JGP Final Junior 4
54.91
4
97.10
4
152.01
10–12 October 2013 2013 JGP Estonia Junior 3
57.99
3
98.70
3
156.69
29–30 August 2013 2013 JGP Latvia Junior 2
52.96
1
104.86
2
157.82
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–2 March 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 4
52.25
6
96.49
5
148.74
2–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
60.23
3
111.24
2
171.47
25–28 December 2012 2013 Russian Championships Senior 8
52.93
5
111.36
5
164.29
5–9 December 2012 2012 NRW Trophy Senior 4
55.81
4
94.60
4
150.41
15–18 November 2012 2012 Warsaw Cup Senior 1
56.42
1
104.91
1
161.33
3–6 October 2012 2012 JGP Croatia Junior 1
51.89
5
85.40
5
137.29

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Vladimir Morozov (figure skater) at Wikimedia Commons

World Record Holders
Preceded by
France Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès
Pairs' Short Program
16 November 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent