PAIRS
Date of birth:
20.11.1981
Yuko KAWAGUCHI
JPN
Aichi
Place of birth:
Height:
156
cm
Aichi
Home town:
full-time athlete
Profession:
Hobbies:
reading
1986
Shin-Matsudo DOSC
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Alexander Markuntsov, Devin Patrick
Student
Profession:
Home town:
cm
181
Height:
JPN
Leningrad (RUS)
Place of birth:
Alexander MARKUNTSOV
21.02.1982
Date of birth:
reading, car racing
Hobbies:
1987
Start sk. / Club:
/
Former Partners:
Valentina Razskazova
5
at St. Petersburg (RUS)
h / week
Practice high season:
6
at St. Petersburg (RUS)
h / week
Practice low season:
Former coach:
Tatiana Druchinina, Igor Bobrin, Tamara Moskvina
Choreographer:
Igor Moskvin, Tamara Moskvina
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2002/2003 season  
Spring Water  by Sergei Rachmaninov
Those are the Nights (modern version of Russian folk music)
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2002/2003 season
9.(2)
15.(1)
1.(1)
1.S
14.
1.S
13.
1.J
2.
15.
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
(1): Yuko KAWAGUCHI / Devin PATRICK (USA), (2): Yuko KAWAGUCHI / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS),
Kawaguchi competed internationally in singles, before switching to pairs. Best result: 1998 Mexico Cup, 1st.
Markuntsov has competed internationally with partner Valentina Raskazova, representing Russia. Best result:
1998 Grand Prix de St. Gervais, 4th. Kawaguchi/Markuntsov teamed up in 1999. Kawaguchi admired World Pairs
Champions Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze (RUS) and asked their coach Tamara Moskvina if she could become a pair
skater. Moskvina suggested Markuntsov as a partner. Kawaguchi/Markuntsov are the first pair from Japan to
medal at an ISU Championship (silver at the 2001 World Juniors).
Mexico Cup, Mexico City
Jun. GP Harbin, Harbin
Japan Open, Tokyo
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, Ayr
2000
2000
2001
2001
1.J
3.J
4.
3.J
Skate America, Colorado Springs
Trophee Lalique, Paris
Smart Ones Skate America, Spokane
NHK Trophy, Kyoto
2001
2001
2002
2002
6.
6.
5.
5.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
Four Continents
7.
9.
8.
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last update:
29.07.2007
18:55:07