Elena Sokolova

Intro Russian figure skater
A.K.A. Yelena Sergeyevna Sokolova
Is Figure skater Sports coach Figure skating coach
From Russia
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 15 February 1980, Moscow, Russia
Star sign Aquarius
Residence Moscow, Russia
Stats
Height: 162 cm

Elena Sergeyevna Sokolova (Russian: Еле́на Серге́евна Соколо́ва; born 15 February 1980) is a Russian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2003 World silver medalist, a three-time European medalist (2003–2004, 2006), and a three-time Russian national champion (2003–2004, 2006).

Personal life

Elena Sokolova was born on 15 February 1980 in Moscow. She studied at the Institute for Physical Culture in Moscow.

Career

Sokolova at the 2004 NHK Trophy Sokolova began skating at age four — following bronchitis and generally poor health, doctors told her parents that she should take up a physical activity. Early in her career, Sokolova was coached by V. Tumanov. In 1997, she switched to Marina Kudriavtseva and Viktor Kudriavtsev and was coached by them in Moscow until 2000 when she moved to Alexei Mishin in Saint Petersburg. Sokolova sustained a concussion in the summer of 2002. She returned to Kudriavtsev in autumn 2002. Sokolova won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and three European medals. She finished 14th at the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the 2006 World Championships, Sokolova finished 4th with a personal best total score of 177.85 points. She retired from competition after finishing 13th at the 2007 Worlds. Sokolova skated with the Champions on Ice tour every spring from 2003 to 2006.

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007 Turandot Notre-Dame de Paris Roméo et Juliette
2005–2006 Turandot Roméo et Juliette
2004–2005 Don Quixote Romeo and Juliet Ouverture
2003–2004 Strange Paradise Polovtsian Dances Notre-Dame de Paris Le Temps des Cathedrales Belle Ave Maria Paien Danse, mon Esmeralda Do not Renounce Being in Love
2002–2003 Samson and Delilah Notre-Dame de Paris
2001–2002 Samson and Delilah Music Waltz Masquerade
1997–1998 Russian folk Stepping Out

Results

GP = Champions Series / Grand Prix

International
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07
Olympics 7th 14th
Worlds 8th 2nd 10th 7th 4th 13th
Europeans 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 7th
GP Final 5th 4th 6th 5th
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China 7th 7th
GP Cup of Russia 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 4th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 3rd
GP Skate America 6th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 10th 1st
GP Skate Canada 9th
GP Sparkassen 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Finlandia Trophy 1st 1st 1st 4th
Golden Spin WD
Universiade 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd
National
Russian Champ. 6th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 4th 4th 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd

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