ICE DANCE
Date of birth: 11.07.1984 Tanith BELBIN
USA
Place of birth: Kingston CAN
Height: 162 cm
Home town: Glen Mills, PA
Profession: athlete
Hobbies: broadcast journalism, hiking, taking care of her dog
Start sk. / Club: 1986 / Iceworks SC
Former Partners Liam Dougherty (CAN) Ben Barruco (CAN - pairs)
Date of birth: 15.01.1982 Benjamin AGOSTO
USA
Place of birth: Chicago, IL
Height: 175 cm
Home town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Profession: athlete
Hobbies: rock climbing, scuba diving, playing the guitar
Start sk. / Club: 1988 / Iceworks SC
Former Partners Katie Hill
Coach: Natalia Linichuk, Gennadi Karpanossov
Choreographer: Natalia Linichuk
Former Coach: Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva
Practice low season: 30 h / week at Aston, PA
Practice high season: 30 h / week at Aston, PA
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of season 2008/2009
Tap Dance: Stepping Out by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2008/2009
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Personal Best Total Score221.2618.03.2005 World Championships 2005
Personal Best Score Compulsory Dance44.0016.02.2005 Four Continents Championships 2005
Personal Best Score Original Dance67.5417.03.2005 World Championships 2005
Personal Best Score Free Dance111.5418.03.2005 World Championships 2005
 
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Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
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S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionSeasonPlace
Cup of China 2006 Nanjing 2006/2007 2.
Cup of Russia - Bosco Sport 2006 Moscow 2006/2007 1.
Skate America 2007 Reading PA 2007/2008 1.
Cup of China 2007 Beijing 2007/2008 1.
Internation CompetitionSeasonPlace
ISU Grand Prix Final 2008 Torino 2007/2008 2.
Skate America 2008 Everett 2008/2009 2.
Cup of China 2008 Beijing 2008/2009 2.
ISU World Team Trophy Tokyo 2008/2009 1.
Belbin/Agosto are the first U.S. ice dancers to medal at the Olympic Winter Games since 1976. They are also the first U.S. ice dancers to medal at Worlds in 20 years when they took the silver in 2005. Belbin was a Canadian ice dancer who started to skate pairs, because her coach believed it would make her stronger. In 1998, Belbin changed disciplines again and moved to Detroit. There, she teamed up with Agosto. Her mother Michele is a figure skating coach and costume designer. Belbin received U.S. citizenship in December 2005. Agosto suffered a back injury in fall 2008 that forced them to withdraw from the Grand Prix Final and the U.S. National Championships. The couple switched coaches in April 2008. Coaches Linichuk and Karpanossov are the 1980 Olympic Champions.
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