Viktoria VOLCHKOVA

Russia

 Single

Date of birth / Születési idõ

 30 July 1982

Place of birth / Születés helye

 Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia)

Height / Magasság

 168 cm

Home town  /Lakóhely

 Moscow

Profession / Foglalkozás

 Pupil

Hobbies / Hobbi

 theatre

Start skating / Korcsolyázás kezdete

 1988

Club

 Sh. V.S.M. Dinamo (2001) / Eshusm Moskvich (2003) / Sport Palace  Olympisky (2004) / Sport Club Moskvitch

 

Coach / Edzõ

Marina Kudriavtseva

Former coach / Régebbi edz§

Viktor Kudriavtsev, Igor Rusakov, Galina Kashina, Oleg Vasiliev, Elena Tchaikovskaia, Vladimir Kotin

Choreographer / Koreográfus

Nikolai Morozov

Former choreographer / Régebbi koreográfus

K. Kudrin, Elena Matveeva, Alexander Zhulin, Elena Tchaikovskaia

Practice low season / Gyakorlás holtszezonban (h/week)

25 at Moscow

Practice high season / Gyakorlás fõszezonban  (h/week)

25 at Moscow

 

Music Short Program as of 2000/2001 season

Desert by R. Lovland

Music Free Skating as of 2000/2001 season

Free Choice by Saint-Preux

Music Short Program as of 2002/2003 season

Music  by Saint-Preux

Music Free Skating as of 2002/2003 season

Air  by J. S. Bach; Four Seasons  by Vivaldi  -  performed by Vanessa Mae

Music Short Program as of 2003/2004 season

Romeo and Juliet  by Nino Rota / Heartbreak Hotel

Music Free Skating as of 2003/2004 season

Parisien (soundtrack)  by Vladimir Cosma / Four Seasons; Air

Music Short Program as of 2005/2006 season

Tosca by G. Puccini

Music Free Skating  as of 2005/2006 season

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by M. Legrand

Results / Eredmények

 

Olympic Games
Olimpia 

World Champs
Világbajnokság

European Champs
Európabajnokság

World Junior
Junior Világbajnokság

National Champs
Nemzeti Bajnokság

1998

 

 

 

3

5

1999

 

10

3

3

3

2000

 

6

3

 

3

2001

 

6

3

 

2

2002

9

7

3

 

3

2003

 

5

8

 

 

2004

 

15

 

 

6

2006

 

 

9

 

2


Personal Best Total Score

154,16

13.11.2004

Cup of China 2004

Personal Best Score Short Program

57,08

18.01.2006

European Championships 2006

Personal Best Score Free Skating

101,02

13.11.2004

Cup of China 2004

International Competition:

 1999

 Keri Lotion FS Classics, Orlando, Fla.

1

 1999

 Golden Spin, Zagreb

1

 1999

 Trophee Lalique, Paris

2

 1999

 NHK Trophy, Nagoya

2

 2000

 ISU Grand Prix Final, Lyon

6

 2000

 Skate America, Colorado Springs

4

 2000

 Cup of Russia, St. Petersburg

5

 2000

 Trophée Lalique, Paris

2

 2001

 Cup of Russia, St. Petersburg

2

 2001

Goodwill Games, Brisbane

7

 2001

Finlandia Trophy, Helsinki

3

 2002

MasterCard Skate Canada Int., Quebec City

3

 2002

Smart Ones Skate America, Spokane

6

 2002

Cup of Russia Gallina Blanca, Moscow

1

 2002

Campbells FS Classic, Daytona, Fl.

5

 2002

Sears Open

3

 2002

Skate Canada

3

 2003

Grand Prix Final, St.Petersburg

3

 2003

Skate America, Reading

6

 2003

Cup of China, Beijing

7

 2004

NHK Trophy, Nagoya

5

 2004

Cup of China, Beijing

2

 2004

Karl Schäfer Memorial, Vienna

1

ISU World Standings:
28 Jan. 2006: 24. - 2102 point


Volchkova's parents heard an announcement about figure skating lessons on the radio and took their daughter to the ice rink in St. Petersburg. Later Volchkova decided to move to Moscow, because she wanted to be coached by Viktor Kudriavtsev. This season, she got a second coach, Igor Rusakov, because she felt she needed something new and different in her training. The skater was handicapped by an achilles tendonitis early in the 2000/01 season. In spring 2002, Volchkova left Moscow and long-time coach Kudriavtsev to train with Oleg Vasiliev in Chicago. She moved back to Moscow in spring 2003 and is now coached by Tchaikovskaia and Kotin. After several changes of coaches, Volchkova is coached by Marina Kudriavtseva, the wife of  her former long-time coach Kudriavtsev since Russian Nationals 2004. Volchkova broke her wrist in a fall in practice in December 2004 and as a result missed the 2005 National Championships. She underwent meniscus surgery in September 2005 and returned to competition only for the 2006 National Championships. Volchkova is the first lady to win four consecutive bronze medals at Europeans. Volchkova has a cat named Matilda.

International Skating Union, Chemin de Primerose 2, CH - 1007 Lausanne 19.01.2006 


Comfortable in the big leagues

After winning a bronze medal at the 1998 World Junior Championships, Russia's Viktoria Volchkova graduated to the senior ranks. In 1999, she placed 10th at her first senior World Championships and won the first of her three straight bronze medals at the European Championships. She was still eligible to compete at the junior worlds in 1999, and she placed third for the second straight year. Volchkova placed sixth at the past two World Championships. Her favorite competitive moments are the 2001 World Championships, in which she skated clean long programs in the qualifying round and in the free skate, and the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York. At the Goodwill Games, her first trip to the United States, the then-16-year-old Volchkova was thrilled to be skating in the same competition with reigning world champion Michelle Kwan and countrywoman and 1999 world champion Maria Butyrskaya. She performed well to place third behind those two skaters.

Plotting presentation

Volchkova is a strong technical skater whose artistic (presentation) marks tend to be lower than those for technical merit in her free skate. In the free skate at the 2001 World Championships, her technical merit scores ranged from 5.5 to 5.7, but most of her artistic scores were at least two-tenths of a point lower. Following the 2000-2001 season, Volchkova switched choreographers and began to work with Yelena Matveyeva in an effort to impove her overall presentation.

Radio waves

Volchkova started skating as a young girl when her parents heard an announcement about figure skating lessons on the radio and took her to the rink in St. Petersburg. She moved to Moscow at age 13 to train with Viktor Kudriavtsev. She remains in Moscow, where she attends a physical culture university.  

Official Olympic Site 2002.

 

Pictures / Képek