- Maria Petrova (figure skater)
Petrova and Tikhonov perform a pair spiral at the 2005 Russian Nationals
Personal information Full name Maria Igorevna Petrova Country represented Russia Born 29 November 1977
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in) Partner Alexei Tikhonov Former partner Anton Sikharulidze
Former coach Ludmila Velikova Former choreographer Sergei Petukhov
Skating club Yubileyny Sport Club Retired 2007 ISU personal best scores Combined total 188.21
Short program 67.42
2004-2005 Grand Prix Final
Free skate 123.18
Maria Igorevna Petrova (Russian: Мария Игоревна Петрова; born 29 November 1977 in Leningrad, Russian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian pair skater. With partner Alexei Tikhonov, she is the 2000 World Champion and the 1999 & 2000 European Champion.
Petrova was a sickly child and her doctor recommended she take up a sport; her parents got her into figure skating when she was seven. She started out in singles but always preferred pair skating and admired Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov so she made the switch to pairs at 13.
She initially competed with Anton Sikharulidze with whom she is the 1994 & 1995 World Junior Champion. They split in 1996 and she teamed up with Teimuraz Pulin, winning the silver medal at the 1997 World Junior championships.
In 1998, she agreed to form a pair with Alexei Tikhonov. Together, they won the World Championship in 2000. They placed 6th at the 2002 Winter Olympics and 5th at the 2006 Games. They won a silver medal at the 2005 Worlds, and a bronze in 2006.
Petrova and Tikhonov announced they would retire after the 2006 Worlds, but at the request of the Russian Skating Federation they later agreed to remain eligible for another year. During their final season, they finished 6th at the Grand Prix Final, and withdrew from the World Championships due to injury.
Season Short program Long program Exhibition 2003–2004 Music
The Circus Princess
by Emmerich Kálmán
You Present Me Roses
(Russian: Ты дарила мне розы)
by Nochniye Snaiperi
2002–2003 Rainy Blues
by Raimond Pauls
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Black Cat, White Cat 2001–2002 Adagio from The Nutcracker
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson et al.
2000–2001 Russian Fantasie
Francesca de Rimini
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Le tourment, Vision de Paradis
Gospodin Oformitel (film soundtrack)
by Jean Michel Jarre
The Fifth Element
soundtrack by Éric Serra
by Antonio Vivaldi
1999–2000 Francesca de Rimini
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
by Antonio Vivaldi
Mr. Bureaucrat (film soundtrack)
1998–1999 Doctor Zhivago
by Maurice Jarre
by Antonio Vivaldi
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 Winter Olympics 6th 5th World Championships 4th 1st 4th 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd WD European Championships 1st 1st† 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd Russian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st Grand Prix Final 3rd 4th 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 6th Skate America 2nd Skate Canada International 2nd 3rd 2nd Bofrost Cup on Ice 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Cup of China 3rd 1st Trophée Eric Bompard 2nd 1st Cup of Russia 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd NHK Trophy 5th 1st 3rd 4th 1st 1st
(with Teimuraz Pulin)
Event 1996–97 World Junior Championships 2nd
Event 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 World Championships 8th 6th World Junior Championships 2nd 1st 1st European Championships 6th 5th Russian Championships 6th 2nd 4th Skate Canada International 2nd Trophée Lalique 5th NHK Trophy 7th
- ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (June 3, 2003). "Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov: Different Personalities Work for Petrova and Tikhonov". GoldenSkate. http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2002/060303.shtml. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
- ^ "Фигуристка Мария Петрова родила дочь [Skater Maria Petrova gave birth to daughter]" (in Russian). dni.ru. 3 February 2010. http://www.dni.ru/showbiz/2010/2/3/184806.html. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
- ^ "Мария Петрова и Алексей Тихонов стали родителями" (in Russian). petrova-tikhonov.ru. February 1, 2010. http://www.petrova-tikhonov.ru/news/index.php?id=477. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- ^ 3.FIGURE SKATING; Unexpected Power Vacuum At the World Championships New York Times
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- Maria Petrova at the International Skating Union
- Official website of Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov
- Petrova and Tikhonov at pairsonice.com
European champions in figure skating – Pairs
1930–31: Olga Orgonista & Sandor Szalay • 1932: Andrée Brunet & Pierre Brunet • 1933: Idi Papez & Karl Zwack • 1934: Emília Rotter & László Szollás • 1935–39: Maxi Herber & Ernst Baier • 1947: Micheline Lannoy & Pierre Baugniet • 1948–49: Andrea Kékesy & Ede Király • 1950: Marianna Nagy & László Nagy • 1951–52: Ria Baran & Paul Falk • 1953: Jennifer Nicks & John Nicks • 1954: Silvia Grandjean & Michel Grandjean • 1955: Marianna Nagy & László Nagy • 1956: Sissy Schwarz & Kurt Oppelt • 1957–58: Věra Suchánková & Zdeněk Doležal • 1959–64: Marika Kilius & Hans-Jürgen Bäumler • 1965–68: Ludmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov • 1969–72: Irina Rodnina & Alexei Ulanov • 1973–78: Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev • 1979: Marina Cherkasova & Sergei Shakhrai • 1980: Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev • 1981: Irina Vorobieva & Igor Lisovsky • 1982–83: Sabine Baeß & Tassilo Thierbach • 1984–86: Elena Valova & Oleg Vasiliev • 1987: Larisa Selezneva & Oleg Makarov • 1988: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov • 1989: Larisa Selezneva & Oleg Makarov • 1990: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov • 1991–92: Natalia Mishkutenok & Artur Dmitriev • 1993: Marina Eltsova & Andrei Bushkov • 1994: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov • 1995: Mandy Wötzel & Ingo Steuer • 1996: Oksana Kazakova & Artur Dmitriev • 1997: Marina Eltsova & Andrei Bushkov • 1998: Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze • 1999–2000: Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov • 2001: Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze • 2002–06: Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin • 2007–09: Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy • 2010: Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov • 2011: Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
World Junior champions in figure skating – Pairs
1976: Sherri Baier & Robin Cowan · 1977: Josée France & Paul Mills · 1978: Barbara Underhill & Paul Martini · 1979: Veronika Pershina & Marat Akbarov · 1980–81: Larisa Selezneva & Oleg Makarov · 1982–83: Marina Avstriskaia & Yuri Kvashnin · 1984: Manuela Landgraf & Ingo Steuer · 1985: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov · 1986–87: Elena Leonova & Gennadi Krasnitski · 1988: Kristi Yamaguchi & Rudy Galindo · 1989: Evgenia Chernisheva & Dmitri Sukhanov · 1990–92: Natalia Krestianinova & Alexei Torchinski · 1993: Inga Korshunova & Dmitry Saveliev · 1994–95: Maria Petrova & Anton Sikharulidze · 1996: Victoria Maxiuta & Vladislav Zhovnirski · 1997: Danielle Hartsell & Steve Hartsell · 1998–99: Julia Obertas & Dmitri Palamarchuk · 2000: Aliona Savchenko & Stanislav Morozov · 2001: Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao · 2002: Elena Riabchuk & Stanislav Zakarov · 2003: Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao · 2004: Natalia Shestakova & Pavel Lebedev · 2005: Maria Mukhortova & Maxim Trankov · 2006: Julia Vlassov & Drew Meekins · 2007: Keauna McLaughlin & Rockne Brubaker · 2008: Ksenia Krasilnikova & Konstantin Bezmaternikh · 2009: Lubov Iliushechkina & Nodari Maisuradze • 2010-11: Sui Wenjing & Han Cong
Russian champions in figure skating – Pairs
1993: Evgenia Shishkova & Vadim Naumov · 1994: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov · 1995: Marina Eltsova & Andrei Bushkov · 1996: Evgenia Shishkova & Vadim Naumov · 1997–98: Marina Eltsova & Andrei Bushkov · 1999–2002: Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze · 2003–05: Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin · 2006: Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov · 2007: Maria Mukhortova & Maxim Trankov · 2008-10: Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov · 2011: Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov
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