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: Ivan Kozlov
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 / Short Dance as of season 2011/2012
All Alone by Joe Satriani
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2011/2012
Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy
Personal Best Total Score213.1520.01.2010 European Championships 2010
Personal Best Score Short Program74.1614.02.2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010
Personal Best Score Free Skating139.2320.01.2010 European Championships 2010
 
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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
(1): Ekaterina VASILIEVA / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS), (2): 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 skated 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. Smirnov got married to Ekaterina Garus in August 2010. The couple missed the European Championships 2012 as he was recovering from appendix surgery.
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