ICE DANCE
Date of birth: 31.03.1987 Nelli ZHIGANSHINA
GER
Place of birth: Moscow RUS
Height: 165 cm
Home town: Oberstdorf
Profession: athlete
Hobbies: dancing, aerial acrobatics
Start sk. / Club: 1991 / EC Oberstdorf
Former Partners Denis Bazdyrev (RUS)
Date of birth: 06.10.1984 Alexander GAZSI
GER
Place of birth: Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz)
Height: 182 cm
Home town: Oberstdorf
Profession: soldier, athlete
Hobbies: reading
Start sk. / Club: 1988 / EC Oberstdorf
Former Partners Mandy Kästner, Julia Novikov, Sandra Gissmann
Coach: Rostislav Sinicyn, Martin Skotnicky
Choreographer: Ilia Averbukh
Former Coach: Alexander Zhulin, O. Volkov, E. Kustarova, S. Alexeeva
Practice low season: 40 h / week at Oberstdorf
Practice high season: 20 h / week at Oberstdorf
Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2012/2013
March
Polka by Alfred Schnittke
Waltz: Admiral (soundtrack)
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2012/2013
Tore My Heart by Oona
Et Maintenant by Jean-Marc Zelwer
Rama Lama by Roisin Murphy
Personal Best Total Score147.2825.01.2013 European Championships 2013
Personal Best Score Short Dance60.0823.01.2013 European Championships 2013
Personal Best Score Free Dance87.2025.01.2013 European Championships 2013
 
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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 CompetitionYearPlace
O. Nepela Trophy 2011 Bratislava 2011 1.
ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2011 Ontario, CA 2011 4.
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2011 Sapporo 2011 4.
Golden Spin 2011 Zagreb 2011 1.
Internation CompetitionYearPlace
Nebelhorn Trophy 2012 Oberstdorf 2012 3.
ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2012 Kent / Seattle WA 2012 5.
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012 Moscow 2012 5.
P. Roman Memorial 2012 Olomouc 2012 1.
Zhiganshina/Gazsi teamed up in 2005. Gazsi went to Moscow looking for a new partner and eventually found Zhiganshina and stayed in Russia. The couple moved back to Germany for training in spring 2009. Zhiganshina competed with Denis Bazdyrev until 2004, representing Russia. Her younger brother Ruslan is the 2012 World Junior Ice Dance Champion (with partner Victoria Sinitsina) competing for Russia.
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