Tatiana Volosozhar
Russian-Ukrainian pair skater
Tatiana Volosozhar
Tatiana Andreеvna Volosozhar is a Russian pair skater. With current partner Maxim Trankov, she is the 2012 European Champion, a two-time World silver medalist, the 2011 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and the 2011 Russian national champion. They are also gold medalists at 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard. Volosozhar competed for Ukraine with Petr Kharchenko from 2000–2004 and with Stanislav Morozov from 2004-2010.
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SOCHI SCENE: For Russia
Fox News - about 3 years
As happy as Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov were for themselves after winning the gold medal, they were even more thrilled for their nation.
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This German Olympic Figure Skater's Hot Pink 'Pink Panther' Catsuit Is Everything (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Hot pink was clearly the color of the day Tuesday as the Olympic pairs figure skating competition kicked off in Sochi, Russia, with the short program. As many expected after their sensational skate as key members of the gold medal-winning squad in the team figure skating competition, Russians Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took the lead with a flawless skate that bested their next closest rivals. Though Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy trail the Russians by almost five points heading into the final free skate, they still made a lasting impression with their "Pink Panther" program which, naturally, featured the return of one of the most epic catsuits we've ever seen worn in figure skating (as well as an impressive Chief Inspector Dreyfus look). Not to be outdone, NBC commentator Johnny Weir, whose fashions some say have stolen the show from the competing skaters' traditionally flashy on-ice wear, rocked a hot pink jacket that just so happened to match Savchenko ...
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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov set world record in short program
LATimes - about 3 years
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Sochi Olympics: Russia looks to restore lost pride in pairs skating
LATimes - about 3 years
Sochi Olympics: Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia are favorites to win gold in pairs figure skating. Russia was blanked at 2010 Games. SOCHI, Russia — No sport reflects Russia's cultural legacy better than figure skating.     
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Figure skating-Russians in pole position for team glory
Reuters.com - about 3 years
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A rousing performance by world pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov put hosts Russia in pole position to win the first ever figure skating team event gold medal at the Winter Olympics on Thursday.
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Volosozhar and Trankov retain pairs title at Euros
Yahoo News - about 3 years
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov retained their title in the pairs event despite a series of errors as the European figure skating championships concluded on Sunday.
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Russian pair of Volosozhar and Trankov top short program at Skate America
Yahoo News - over 3 years
DETROIT - Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the Skate America pairs short program Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.
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Volosozhar, Trankov restore Russian honor
Reuters.com - almost 4 years
LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov took the pairs gold at the world figure skating championships on Friday, putting Russia back on top of an event they once dominated.
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Russia's Skating Team is Ready For the New Season - Technorati
Google News - over 5 years
Top skaters presented their programs of the new season Among the participants were the well-known names as Evgeni Plushenko, Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov, Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko, Alena Leonova, Ksenia Makarova,Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander
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"Art sur glace" à Shanghaï - Quotidien du Peuple
Google News - over 5 years
Parmi les vedettes de la soirée, on pouvait noter la présence du duo allemand triple champion du monde, Aliona Savchenko et Roin Szolkowy; du couple médaillé d'argent au Championnat du monde 2011, les Russes Tatiana Volosozhar et Maxim Trankov;
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Volosozhar and Trankov: A perfect match - Golden Skate
Google News - over 5 years
Sometimes the magic is just there, and you can feel it when watching Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. When the Ukrainian-born Volosozhar and Trankov teamed up in May 2010, skating fans and experts were sure that they could become Russia's
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Pairs figure skating exhibition at Floyd Hall Arena - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
Floyd Hall Arena in Little Falls will be the host for a special appearance by Russian national pairs figure skating champions and 2011 World Silver Medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov this Saturday, June 11. Members of the public,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tatiana Volosozhar
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 29
    Recovering from her injury, Volosozhar and Trankov decided to compete at the 2016 Russian Championships scheduled on December 24–27 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. They placed first in both the short program and free skate to win their third national title. On January 27–31, Volosozhar and Trankov competed at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they placed first in both the short and free skate and won the gold medal with a total of 222.66 points, outclassing the second-place finishers, Germans Aliona Savchenko and her new pairs partner Bruno Massot, by more than 22 points.
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  • 2015
    Age 28
    In February of 2015, it was publicly announced her engagement to her skating partner, Maxim Trankov. They got married on August 18, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships — Worlds, Europeans, and Junior Worlds. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.)
  • 2014
    Age 27
    Having qualified for their third Grand Prix Final, they were second to Savchenko/Szolkowy in Fukuoka, Japan, and then took the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
    More Details Hide Details Volosozhar/Trankov were sent to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and assigned to the short program in the inaugural team event. The pair placed first in their segment and Team Russia went on to win the gold medal. Volosozhar/Trankov broke their world record again in the pairs skate, posting a score of 84.17 to come in first in the short program and placed first in the free skate with an overall score of 236.86 points, winning the gold medal by more than 18.18 points from silver medalists, teammates Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. Volosozhar/Trankov received the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 4th class with Russian President Vladimir Putin handing the state awards. For the 2014–2015 Grand Prix season, Volosozhar and Trankov were assigned to Skate America and Rostelecom Cup. However, the pair ultimately decided to withdraw due to Trankov's shoulder injury that will require a surgery. They decided to sit out the whole season for Trankov's surgery rehabilitation.
    With Maxim Trankov, she is the two-time 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a four-time (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016) European champion, the 2012 Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time (2011, 2013 and 2016) Russian national champion.
    More Details Hide Details They have also won six events on the Grand Prix series. Volosozhar competed for Ukraine with Petr Kharchenko in 2000–04 and with Stanislav Morozov in 2004–10. She and Morozov are four-time Ukrainian national champions (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010) and finished as high as fourth at the World Championships. In December 2010 she was granted expedited Russian citizenship, as both her parents are Russian. Volosozhar and Trankov are the current World record holders for the combined total, short program and free skate scores. They are the first figure skaters to win two gold medals at the same Olympics, having taken gold in pairs and in the inaugural team event. Volosozhar began skating at the age of four. The instructors at her skating class were initially dismissive, saying she was overweight, but gave her three months and eventually agreed to keep her. At age 14, she switched from singles to pairs, to her father's dismay.
  • 2013
    Age 26
    At their first team event, the 2013 World Team Trophy, Volosozhar/Trankov placed first in pairs and Team Russia finished fourth overall.
    More Details Hide Details Volosozhar/Trankov trained in Moscow, Sochi, West Orange, New Jersey, and Italy in preparation for the 2013–14 season and planned to perform in a reduced number of shows. The pair started their season with gold at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, breaking their own world record scores and scoring a total of 231.96 points. They also won gold at their two Grand Prix events, the 2013 Skate America and 2013 NHK Trophy. At Skate America, Volosozhar/Trankov broke their world records again—posting scores of 83.05 (SP), 154.66 (FS), and 237.71 (total)—while at the NHK Trophy they obtained a total of 236.49 points.
    Volosozhar/Trankov spent some time training in West Orange, New Jersey just prior to the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details In March, the pair won their first World title, placing first in both programs and finishing 20.15 points overall ahead of Savchenko/Szolkowy. They set a new pairs' world record in the free skate and combined score (225.71 points) and became Russia's first pairs gold medalists since 2005 when Totmianina/Marinin won the World title.
    Volosozhar/Trankov then won their second national title, at the 2013 Russian Championships.
    More Details Hide Details Trankov's father died of a sudden heart attack on 20 January 2013, a few days before the 2013 European Championships; an official confirmed the pair would compete at the event. They placed first in both programs and won the gold medal with a total score of 212.45—more than seven points ahead of silver medalists Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy. At the post-event press conference, Volosozhar said, "It is difficult to raise the mood at this time, but I am glad we made the decision to compete here."
  • 2012
    Age 25
    They were eighth in the short program at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France, after both fell on a death spiral.
    More Details Hide Details Trankov commented on the ice quality, saying "It is soft in some places, brittle in others. I guess it is ok if you skate right after ice resurfacing, but if you are the last one to skate in the second group, it is quite another story." Volosozhar/Trankov rebounded to place first in the free skate with a new personal best score of 140.90 in the segment. With a total score .11 points less than Savchenko/Szolkowy, they won their second World silver medal and received a small gold medal for the free skate. In preparation for the 2012–13 season, the pair spent nearly three months in the U.S. in the summer of 2012 and then spent some time training in Italy. Volosozhar/Trankov won both of their Grand Prix assignments, the 2012 Skate America and the 2012 Cup of Russia, and qualified for the 2012–13 Grand Prix Final in Sochi, Russia. At the Final, they were first in the short program, second in the long program, and won the gold medal ahead of Russian teammates Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov.
    At the 2012 European Championships, Volosozhar/Trankov placed first in both programs and won their first European title.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    At the 2011 Worlds, Volosozhar/Trankov placed third in the short program, second in the free skate, and won the silver medal behind 2008–09 champions Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy and ahead of the defending champions, Qing Pang / Jian Tong.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first World medal for both partners. The pair are one of few in modern times to reach the World podium in their first season together and in their first appearance at a major international event. Media coverage of the event noted their fast development and their potential for the future. Volosozhar said, "We didn't even think about the silver medal (before Worlds). We thought, maybe we can get the bronze. The result was completely unexpected for us. The most impressive moment of the championships was how enthusiastic the spectators were even before our short program, and I'll never forget how they gave us a standing ovation after the free program." During the off-season, Volosozhar/Trankov performed in shows and prepared for the new season in Novogorsk, as well as a few weeks in New Jersey. In the summer, Trankov sustained a shoulder injury while skating on unsharpened blades since no one with the expertise was available at the time; As a result, they stopped working on lifts for a while.
    She became eligible for international competition on 16 February 2011, in time for the Mont Blanc Trophy, where the pair competed in order to meet the ISU's minimum technical score requirements for the World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details They did so easily and won the event by a sizable margin. The pair decided to fly in early for the World Championships and landed in Tokyo three hours before the earthquake. The event was rescheduled and moved to Moscow.
  • 2010
    Age 23
    Per ISU regulations, Volosozhar was barred from international competition for one year from her last event representing Ukraine, the 2010 Winter Olympics. As a result, the pair missed much of the 2010–11 season, including the Grand Prix series and the European Championships.
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    Volosozhar/Trankov initially performed in domestic Russian cup events and other tests. In late December 2010, they won gold at the 2011 Russian Championships, defeating Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov, the reigning national champions and World bronze medalists.
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    The head of the Ukrainian trainers' council admitted there were no partners for her in the country who could compete at a high level, and on 14 May 2010, it was reported that Ukraine would not interfere with her decision to compete for Russia.
    More Details Hide Details Russian coach Ludmila Velikova confirmed that Russia had attempted years earlier to persuade Volosozhar to skate under its colors, however, the Ukrainian skating federation believed she would be successful with Stanislav Morozov. Volosozhar left her previous training base in Germany to train in Moscow, beginning training with Trankov the week of 17 May. They are coached by Nina Mozer. Stanislav Morozov is their assistant coach, helping them with their elements. Igor Tchinaev was their short program choreographer, with Nikolai Morozov choreographing the long program. Nikolai Morozov also worked with them on their stroking to reduce energy loss. The pair had some differences in technique—Volosozhar had to change pace on the entry to the twist as well as adapt to a different hold during throw jumps, while Trankov had to adjust his jumps to match his new partner.
    Volosozhar decided to continue her competitive career. In March 2010, rumors emerged that she might team up with Maxim Trankov.
    More Details Hide Details Trankov later said that he had been interested in skating with Volosozhar since 2006.
    Morozov retired from competition before the 2010 World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details The pair performed in shows together in the spring of 2010.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    They also placed fourth at the 2009 European Championships and were sixth at the 2009 World Championships. In the 2009–10 season, Volosozhar/Morozov won a bronze medal at the 2009 Cup of China and silver at the 2009 Skate America. They again placed fourth at the European Championships and then came in eighth at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    During the 2007–08 season, Volosozhar/Morozov came close to winning a medal at the European Championships but placed ninth at the World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the season, the pair changed coaches and began working with Ingo Steuer in Chemnitz, Germany. Conditions in Ukraine had steadily deteriorated until there was only one good rink, although Morozov said reaching it was not simple, "You can't get to the entrance; you need to jump over holes, it's like a precipice." After moving to train in Chemnitz, they won their first Grand Prix medals—silver at the 2008 Cup of China and bronze at the 2008 Cup of Russia—and qualified for the 2008–09 Grand Prix Final, where they placed fourth.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    In 2006–07, the pair finished fifth again at the European Championships and fourth at the World Championships.
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  • 2003
    Age 16
    As a junior, Volosozhar skated for four years with Petr Kharchenko. They trained in Dnipropetrovsk in very poor conditions until they were able to move to Kiev in 2003; Volosozhar was accompanied by her mother. Their coach in Kiev was Galina Kukhar. The pair won several medals on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and were the Ukrainian national champions in 2004. That same season, they finished fifth at Junior Worlds and 14th at senior Worlds. They split at the end of the 2003–04 season.
    More Details Hide Details Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov teamed up prior to the 2004–05 season and were coached by Galina Kukhar. In their first season together, they were silver medalists at the Winter Universiade and finished fifth at the European Championships. Volosozhar/Morozov began the 2005–06 season with a win at the 2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial and placed 12th at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on May 22, 1986.
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