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, movies, shopping, music
Start sk. / Club: 1986 / Olympic School Zvezdni Led St. Petersburg
Internet / Social Media contact: http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/28.html
Internet / Social Media contact (couple): http://vk.com/kavaguti_smirnov; https://www.facebook.com/groups/338441960782/
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: athlete
Hobbies: family, dogs, reading (detective stories)
Start sk. / Club: 1987 / Olympic School Zvezdni Led St. Petersburg
Internet / Social Media contact: http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/29.html
Internet / Social Media contact (couple): http://vk.com/kavaguti_smirnov; https://www.facebook.com/groups/338441960782/
Former Partners Alexandra Danilova, Ekaterina Vasilieva
Coach: Tamara Moskvina
Choreographer: Peter Chernyshev, Tatiana 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 / Short Dance as of season 2016/2017
All Alone by Joe Satriani
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2016/2017
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Personal Best Total Score216.0007.11.2015 ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2015
Personal Best Score Short Program76.0216.10.2015 ISU CS Mordovian Ornament 2015
Personal Best Score Free Skating143.5507.11.2015 ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2015
 
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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
ISU Grand Prix Final 2014/15 Barcelona 2014 6.
ISU CS Mordovian Ornament 2015 Saransk 2015 1.
ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2015 Beijing 2015 1.
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2015 Moscow 2015 2.
Internation CompetitionYearPlace
ISU Grand Prix Final 2015/16 Barcelona 2015 3.
ISU CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2016 Bratislava 2016 2.
ISU GP Skate Canada International 2016 Mississauga 2016 5.
ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2016 Beijing 2016 6.
Kavaguti and Smirnov teamed up in spring 2006. 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 and became the first pair to perform a throw quadruple loop in competition (2015 Cup of China, but two-footed). Kavaguti graduated from St. Petersburg University in 2007 with a degree in International Relations. Smirnov got married to Ekaterina Garus in August 2010. Their son Fedor was born in October 2014. Kavaguti/Smirnov missed part of the 2015/16 season as she ruptured her achilles tendon in off-ice training and they missed the 2013/14 season as he ruptured ligaments in his knee in October 2013 and had surgery. They had missed the 2012 European Championships as he recovered from appendix surgery.
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