PAIRS
Date of birth: 20.11.1981 Yuko KAVAGUTI
RUS
Place of birth: Aichi JPN
Height: 157 cm
Home town: St. Petersburg
Profession: athlete
Hobbies: reading, cooking
Start sk. / Club: 1986 / Dinamo
Former Partners Alexander Markuntsov, Devin Patrick
Date of birth: 11.10.1984 Alexander SMIRNOV
RUS
Place of birth: Tver
Height: 183 cm
Home town: St. Petersburg
Profession: student
Hobbies: movies, reading, sport games
Start sk. / Club: 1988 / Dinamo
Former Partners Alexandra Danilova, Ekaterina Vasilieva
Coach: Tamara Moskvina
Choreographer: P. Tchernyshev (SP), I. Bobrin (FS), T. Druchinina
Former Coach: Nikolai Velikov, Igor Moskvin
Practice low season: 28 h / week at St. Petersburg
Practice high season: 21 h / week at St. Petersburg
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of season 2008/2009
The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2008/2009
I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
Personal Best Total Score191.3319.03.2008 World Championships 2008
Personal Best Score Short Program71.4218.03.2008 World Championships 2008
Personal Best Score Free Skating120.0718.04.2009 ISU World Team Trophy
 
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Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
National Champ.
 
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S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionSeasonPlace
HomeSense Skate Canada 2007 Quebec City 2007/2008 3.
Cup of Russia 2007 Moscow 2007/2008 3.
ISU Grand Prix Final 2008 Torino 2007/2008 5.
Cupe de Nice 2008 Nice 2008/2009 1.
Internation CompetitionSeasonPlace
HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008 Ottawa 2008/2009 1.
Cup of Russia 2008 Moscow 2008/2009 2.
SBS ISU Grand Prix Final 2008/2009 Goyang City 2008/2009 5.
ISU World Team Trophy Tokyo 2008/2009 2.
(1): Yuko KAWAGUCHI / Alexander MARKUNTSOV (JPN), (2): Ekaterina VASILIEVA / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS) , (3): Yuko KAWAGUCHI / Devin PATRICK (USA)
Kavaguti and Smirnov teamed up in spring 2006. They missed Russian Nationals and the 2007 European Championships after she broke her ankle in a fall in practice in December. Kavaguti competed internationally in singles for Japan before switching to pair skating. With former partner Alexander Markuntsov, she became the first pair skater from Japan to medal at an ISU Championship (silver at 2001 Junior Worlds). After her partnership with Markuntsov dissolved in 2003, she has been skating with different partners and competed with Devin Patrick at the U.S. Championships. Kavaguti has been living and training in Russia since 2003 and received Russian citizenship in February 2009. Her name spelling was changed from Kawaguchi to Kavaguti. The couple has landed the quadruple throw Salchow in competition. Kavaguti graduated from St. Petersburg University in 2007 with a degree in International Relations.
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