ICE DANCE
Date of birth: 31.03.1987 Nelli ZHIGANSHINA
GER
Place of birth: Moscow RUS
Height: 166 cm
Home town: Oberstdorf
Profession: student
Hobbies: dancing
Start sk. / Club: 1990 / EC Oberstdorf
Former Partners Denis Bazdyrev (RUS)
Date of birth: 06.10.1984 Alexander GAZSI
GER
Place of birth: Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz)
Height: 184 cm
Home town: Oberstdorf
Profession: soldier
Hobbies: reading
Start sk. / Club: 1988 / SC Berlin
Former Partners Mandy Kästner, Julia Novikov, Sandra Gissmann
Coach: Rostislav Sinicyn, Martin Skotnicky
Choreographer: Maxim Staviski, Rostislav Sinicyn
Former Coach: Alexander Zhulin, O. Volkov, E. Kustarova, S. Alexeeva
Practice low season: 34 h / week at Oberstdorf
Practice high season: 24 h / week at Oberstdorf
Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2010/2011
Waltz: Selection from Cirque du Soleil
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2010/2011
Liebestraum by Franz Liszt
Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Personal Best Total Score140.9530.04.2011 World Championships 2011
Personal Best Score Short Dance57.8226.01.2011 European Championships 2011
Personal Best Score Free Dance85.4230.04.2011 World Championships 2011
 
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Olympic Games
World Champ.
European Champ.
Four Continents
World Juniors
National Champ.
 
 
 
 
17.(1)
2.J(1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.S
 
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1.S
 
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1.S
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International CompetitionYearPlace
P. Roman Memorial 2009 Olomouc 2009 3.
O. Nepela Memorial 2009 Piestany 2009 6.
Mont Blanc Trophy 2010 Courmayeur 2010 6.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2010 Oberstdorf 2010 4.
Internation CompetitionYearPlace
O. Nepela Memorial 2010 Bratislava 2010 3.
NRW Trophy Ice Dance 2010 Dortmund 2010 2.
P. Roman Memorial 2010 Olomouc 2010 1.
Bavarian Open 2011 Oberstdorf 2011 1.
(1): Sandra GISSMANN / Alexander GAZSI (GER), (2): Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Denis BAZDIREV (RUS)
Zhiganshina/Gazsi teamed up in 2005. Gazsi went to Moscow looking for a new partner and eventually found Zhiganshina and stayed in Russia. Zhiganshina competed with Denis Bazdyrev until 2004, representing Russia. Her younger brother Ruslan is competing in Ice Dance at the international junior level for Russia. He finished second at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in 2010. The couple moved back to Germany for training in spring 2009.
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