Big names to know at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Comment Reigning Olympic champions will become parents next year; ladies champion Adelina Sotnikova may skate on competitive ice and reality TV ice in the same season. What nobody realized just then was there was a reason for that besides them just not wanting to compete anymore. Rumors started to surface more recently, and now the skaters have confirmed it in a new interview: The two skaters, who married in August of last year, announced that she is now four months in, and due in February. But now they speak of this as giving them new inspiration. She apparently has also been asking advice from other elite female athletes who came back after giving birth. This French team competed at the Olympics less than half a year after she gave birth. They were actually not fully back in shape for it, but of course Volosozhar will have a full year to recover. The entire cast for their upcoming fall season, in fact, was announced earlier this week. Her partner was the internationally known Gleb Shevchenko.

Tatiana Andrejevna Volosožarová

Video interview during the shows in Kazakhstan. Tania and Max, how are you and how was your vacation? We had a great rest. After the last show of Yuna Kim we had a ten days vacation which we decided to spend this year in Cuba. Basically we liked it, we had great company. This time not the two of us went on vacation, but we went together with our friends.

Madison La’akea Te-Lan Hall Chock (born July 2, ) is an American ice partner Evan Bates, she is a two-time World medalist (silver in , bronze in ), a two-time Grand Prix Final silver medalist (–15, –16), a four-time Four Continents medalist (, , , ), and the U.S. national champion. The two represented the United States at the and.

Share this Great news! Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov are waiting for a baby! Yes, we are waiting for a baby! Of course, we planned to have children, but it happened suddenly … Tatiana: We wanted to perform this season at the Russian Nationals and European and World Championships, but everything turned out quite differently, plans have changed dramatically. We will skip this season. We have already missed one season because of my injury. And then it would have been wise to take a moment.

It was right after the Olympics Now we are at that age — both of us are over thirty — that we must resolve: And as we have already won everything we could, the question about children has become paramount for us. What about Olympics ? After the birth of baby we will have a year to prepare, so we want to participate. Tatiana spoke with many girls, skaters, who gave birth, recovered and got back on the ice.

Volosozhar & Trankov Expecting a Baby, and Further Not-Yet-Retired Olympic Champion News

Denis Alekseyevich Petrov Russian: With partner Elena Bechke, he is the Olympic silver medalist, the World bronze medalist, a two-time European silver medalist —92 , Soviet national champion. Career Petrov began skating with Elena Bechke, two years his senior, in They won their first international title at the Grand Prix International de Paris, although they missed the Olympic team as they finished fourth at the Soviet Figure Skating Championships.

With the immodest strains of Jesus Christ Superstar fading in the echoes around the Iceberg Skating Palace, he punched both fists in the air, then slid on the ice towards the crowd on both knees, hands aloft, his white piratey shirtsleeves flapping in the breeze. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. Reuters Behind him Tatiana Volosozhar, Trankov’s partner in the pairs free skate, put both hands over her mouth. Some experts in the media ranks thought it had been a little ragged, especially compared to their world record-breaking short skate the day before.

But with that score in the bag they hadn’t needed perfection, they just needed to avoid polishing the ice with their bottoms as many other pairs had earlier in the night, as the pressure got to them. Performing to Jesus Christ Superstar: Russian figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win gold in the pairs free skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

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Pre-Season Chatter — Tara Wellman 9: Keegan Messing skated to gold for the first US gold of the season, and Joshua Farris backed him up with the sliver. For the ladies, Kristiene Gong won silver, and Lauri Bonacorsi and Travis Mage placed third for the bronze in ice dance. Nice work, team USA! But before we get there, just one more thing.

And observation, I suppose.

Euros are here already? First you have all the Grand Prix events culminating in the Grand Prix Final and then we have the major international competitions: I divide the season like this because the two halves sort of run with slightly different rules or at least the placements get shaken up a bit. This is partly because of the way the competitors are stacked up at each half. In the second half, political support has a bit of a stronger effect on the placements.

Sometimes, political support can change the placements between two contenders from the same country. This year, the World Championships take on another level of significance because the placements this season will determine the number of spots each country gets for the Olympics.

Canadians Duhamel and Radford win world figure skating pairs gold

The United States is sending a record athletes to Sochi, but its is not the only country with top competitors looking to etch their names in history and Olympic glory. Here are some of the best athletes from across the globe to keep an eye on at the Winter Olympics — some you may know, some whose names you may be hearing for the first time. Ladies figure skating Scouting report: Kim is looking to become the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles, joining Katarina Witt and Sonja Henie.

She took a long hiatus following her victory in Vancouver, but came back in to win her second World Championship her first was in Kim won two World Championship medals as a junior, as she took silver in and gold in

What makes his achievement even more awe-inspiring is that the year-old athlete didn’t begin his career until he was Bjoerndalen won his first medal at the Nagano Games in and kept up his winning streak long after — bagging at least two medals at every Games since. He is now the most decorated winter Olympian of all time. Svendsen thought he won the 15k biathlon mass start race, raising his arms in victory while cruising towards the finish line. But Fourcade thought otherwise, and lunged from behind.

Both finished the race with a time of Svendsen was awarded the gold in a photo finish. For his part, Fourcade almost dropped out of the race at the last minute due to sinusitis. Snatching silver under such circumstances is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Because skating to gold with metal screws in your lower back is heroic It was probably the toughest gold medal earned in Evgeny Plushenko’s career.

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Any praise given the Organizing Committee may have to be viewed with that in mind. He said, “This is no beach party. It makes more sense ecologically. Bern is the government capital of Switzerland. We set an example. We do winter sports in winter and summer sports in summer.

Ii vedem pe patinatori impartasind momente tandre, pe muzica lirica, oferind poezie prin fiecare miscare si adesea ne dorim ca iubirea transmisa sa fie si adevarata. Si uneori chiar este. Nu putini sunt patinatorii care si-au intalnit privirile in patinoar si apoi si-au unit sufletele in afara lui. El, alaturi de Meryl Davis, reprezentand SUA, este campion olimpic in , vicecampion olimpic in , dublu campion mondial , , dublu vicecampion mondial , , de 5 ori campion la Finala ISU Grand Prix — , detinator al recordurilor mondiale pentru punctajele obtinute in programul scurt, programul liber si punctajul total combinat.

Ea, alaturi de Benjamin Agosto, este vicecampioana olimpica in , de 4 ori medaliata la campionatul mondial, tripla campioana la Four Continents — si de 5 ori campioana nationala — Amandoi printre cei mai simpatici si mai simpatizati patinatori ai timpurilor noastre. Au format un cuplu in si anul trecut, Charlie a facut pasul cel mare, cerand-o pe Tanith in casatorie, langa o cascada, in timpul unei vacante petrecute in Hawaii.

Ceremonia a fost oficiata de catre cumnatul lui Charlie, Todd Weishaus.

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Volosozhar and Trankov gave Russia its first pairs title at the World Figure Skating Championships since on Friday, a lopsided victory that sent a clear message to the Germans, Canadians and Chinese. They haven’t lost a competition since last year’s world championships, where they finished second. This victory was so dominant it shattered the previous records for both total score and the free skate. Volosozhar and Trankov’s final score of They also were almost 20 points ahead of Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, winners of four of the previous five world titles.

Next season will be another season.

Alpine Skiing World Cup Shiffrin wins to pinch slalom World Cup from Maze Mikaela Shiffrin proclaimed her position as the world’s number one slalom specialist when she won the season’s final race in the discipline to add a World Cup title to her world championship gold. The year-old American pipped Tina Maze to the slalom crystal globe with a blistering performance on the final section of the second run.

Both women sobbed in the finish area – Shiffrin with joy and Maze with the frustration of finishing third and missing out on the slalom title to go with her overall, giant slalom and super-G cups. Shiffrin had been 1. I was so nervous, not only for me but also for Tina,” said Shiffrin, who exchanged tweets of support with the Slovenian before the race. Worn out after her exceptional season, Maze finished 0.

You must be aware that Mikaela is much more of a slalom specialist than I am and that she deserved to win this cup.

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Read about their story — and other notable couples in Russian sports. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov The names of Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov became known around the world during the Winter Olympics in Sochi — the figure skaters, who started skating together after the event in Vancouver, managed to become Olympic champions in just four years.

After the triumph in Sochi, the two admitted that they were a pair not only on the ice, but in life. A year later they celebrated their engagement, and the wedding followed soon after. The ceremony in Moscow was attended by some of their colleagues in sports — another Sochi champion, Adelina Sotnikova, and the Swiss skater Stephane Lambiel. Reuters Marriages between skaters are not uncommon, since the partners spend a lot of time with each other.

Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi Winter Olympics, February 8, Up against former world champions Mao Asada and Carolina Kostner, Lipnitskaya blew away her more illustrious rivals at the Sochi Games on Saturday with an electrifying short skate that rocked the Iceberg Skating Place.

Lipnitskaya, who is the youngest skater in the competition, proved that her surprise victory at last month’s European Championship was no fluke as she left her screaming team mates leaping for joy as she finished her rip-roaring routine. She nailed a soaring triple-Lutz triple-toeloop in combination and her spins were so fast, she disappeared into a blur that left the hollering fans dizzy with joy.

There wasn’t any silence for a single second,” the petite Lipnitskaya, who looked her age once she had stepped off the ice, told reporters. All I could hear were the shouts of ‘Ju-li-a’ and ‘Ru-ss-ia"” She eclipsed birthday girl Kostner with a score of The Italian also produced a clean skate on her 27th birthday to earn She fell on her hands and knees following the jump to finish a distant third with

Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov Win Gold – Full Free Program