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1. Tiffany ZAHORSKI - Alexis MIART FRA Free Dance
3. Valeriya LOSEVA - Denis LUNIN RUS 116,15 points overall
Enjoy Tiffany ZAHORSKI - Alexis MIART dancing to the gold
Pernelle CARRON - Lloyd JONES FRA Free Dance
Enjoy Pernelle CARRON - Lloyd JONES FRA dancing to the gold
Nailya ZHIGANSHINA - Alexander GAZSI Free Dance
Enjoy Nailya ZHIGANSHINA - Alexander GAZSI dancing to the silver medal
Isabella TOBIAS - Deividas STAGNIUNUAS Free Dance
Enjoy the Free Dance of Isabella TOBIAS - Deividas STAGNIUNUAS LTU
NRW Trophy 2010 is over
NRW Trophy 2010 is over now. We hope you enjoyed your days in Dortmund and we`ll get to see you next year once again.
We are proud to tell you, that our NRW Trophy, which started as little competition years ago, now has grown to the biggest
ice dancing competition in the world. 75 couples of 19 nations participated in 5 different categories this year.
Martin Skotnicky, the coach of the german national ice dancing team, underlined the high level in the competition: "I`m impressed
about the popularity of the NRW Trophy. It has grown to a first class competition and particularly in the last group of every category
the teams offer high level ice dancing. I`m a bit disappointed that Carolina and Daniel Hermann couldn`t participate at the Trophy.
Due to Carolina`s knee operation, she`s not allowed to skate at the moment. But Nailya ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander Gaszi
represented Germany very well and we can be satisfied with a second rank. As a last thing I want to copliment Mr. Dieck and the whole
organization committee for the well organized event. It feels like being invited to a huge family party."
Victory Ceremony Senior
Pernelle CARRON/Lloyd JONES of France danced to the gold
Overnight leader Pernelle CARRON/Lloyd JONES of France danced to the gold medal Sunday at the conclusion of NRW Trophy 2010.
Germany's Nailya ZHIGANSHINA/Alexander GAZSI claimed the silver medal to the delight of the home crowd and
Isabella TOBIAS/Deividas STAGNIUNUAS (LTU)
took the bronze.
Performing to music from the "Rolling Stones" Carron/Jones could convince the audience as well as the judges. They got high levels
and scored 82.84 points. Overall they racked up 141.33 points.
Zhiganshina/Gaszi turned in an emotional performance of their program set to “Liebestraum” by Franz Liszt that was highlighted
by beautiful lifts and intricate footwork. The german couple got 77.16 points and took th silver medal at 132,36 points.
Isabella TOBIAS/Deividas STAGNIUNUAS made no error in their performance and earned 79.09. Finally they took
the bronze with 129,97 points.
Result Senior Pairs after Free Dance
1. Pernelle CARRON /
2. Nailya ZHIGANSHINA /
Nailya Zhiganshina - Alexander Gaszi GER Short Dance
Enjoy the short dance of Nailya Zhiganshina - Alexander Gaszi GER
Tiffany ZAHORSKI - Alexis MIART FRA Short Dance
Enjoy the short dance of Tiffany ZAHORSKI - Alexis MIART FRA
T. Baturinceva - Sergey Mozgov RUS Short Dance
Enjoy the short dance of T. Baturinceva - Sergey Mozgov RUS
Victory Ceremony Junior
Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART of France skated to victory
Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART of France skated to victory in the high leveld junior competition on Sunday at NRW Trophy.
Russia's Tatyana BATURINCEVA / Sergey MOZGOV claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to
Valeriya LOSEVA / Denis LUNIN of Russia.
Zahorski/Miart produced beautiful lifts and intricate footwork to score 74,69 points.
They moved up from second to first at 127,94 points overall to claim the gold medal.
Baturinceva/Mozgow as well produced an flawlessly programm and scored 123, 55 points overall. As Russia is a strong ica dancing nation,
the third place was claimed by a russian team as well: Valeriya LOSEVA / Denis LUNIN who stood in fourth place following
the Short Program delivered a strong performance and earned the bronze medal.
Even if France and Russia are extremly strong ice dancing nations in the world the german pairs lie in waiting line.
To the delight of the home crowd Shari KOCH / Christian NÜCHTERN put out a strong performance.
They sparkled on the ice and claimed the 6th place.
Dominique DIECK / Michael ZENKNER made an unfortunate fail in the first twizzle and came in 7h (105,99 points).
Mentionable as well the result of Anika VOGEL / Bennet PREISS. They team fell behind their training pensum due to injuries
but delivered although a very good performance and came in 18th. There is still a lot of room for improvement which hopefully will be achieved until the
German Championchips. Katharina Müller and Sven Gerke scored 81,76 points and came 19 followed by Kathrin HÄUSER / Sevan LERCHE (81,49 points)
After a good result in the Short Dance, the couldn`t repeat it in the Free Dance. One of their pirouettes failed and
got out of the judgment as well as their footwork sometimes was a lit wobbly. Coach Vitali Schulz is sure they
will improve their performance until german masters.
Hannah RAUTHMANN / Matthias RAUTHMANN (22) and Lisa Lotta MARTIN / Lasse MARTIN (23) gave a strong debut in the junior category.
The Martin siblings showed a solid short dance, but after a lasse had fallen down in the Free dance their performance was kind of cautious.
Result Junior after Free Dance
1. Tiffany ZAHORSKI /
2. Tatyana BATURINCEVA /
3. Valeriya LOSEVA /
4. Geraldine BOTT /
5. Daria MOROZOVA /
6. Shari KOCH /
Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones FRA Short Dance
Enjoy the short dance of Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones FRA currently ranked first
Photogallery in progress
We just created a new photogallery. It will be updated with some more
photos in the course of the day. We hope you enjoy the photos which are all taken by Petra and Martin Kaczmarek. These to skating fans
are sitting beside the ice rink the whole day to take photos of the participants. So guys, it`s time for us to thank you for your wonderful photos!
Behind the ice rink
Polina GORLOV - Eduard VISHNJAKOV GER
Polina GORLOV - Eduard VISHNJAKOV GER Free Skating
Enjoy Polina GORLOV - Eduard VISHNJAKOV GER (Basic Junior) dancing to the victory
Get well soon Carolina
This year we all miss the german couple Carolina Hermann/Daniel Hermann, who did have their trainingsbase in Dortmund for a long time.
After a knee operation Carolina is not able to skate but on her way to get her knee fully functional once more. We assume, it`ll be a way with a lot
physiotherapy and we wish you a lot staying power to be back on the ice soon.
Carolina, we are wishing you a speedy recovery so that we can see you and your brother soon!
vaulted from fifth place to take the bronze
Frances's Lindsay POUSSET/Louis THAURON skated off with the gold medal while
two Russian teams finished second and third: Eva KHACHATURYAN / Igor EREMENKO
vaulted from fifth place to take the silver and Irina CHUTKO/Petr PALEEV claimed the bronze.
The French team totaled 70.20 points and overtook Khachaturyan/Eremenko (66.43) to earn the gold. The russian couple Chutko/Paleev
turned in a passionate routine and impressed the crowd by difficult lifts and smooth footwork.
The first german team Leah-Magdalena Steffan / Benjamin Steffan came in 5th.
NRW couple Dana Wehner/Tim Dieck turned in a charming performance and entertained the crowd dancing to rock`n roll rhythms.
Overall they racked up 53.07 points and came in 11th.
Result Advanced Novice after Free Dance
1. L. POUSSET /
2. E. KHACHATURYAN/
3. Irina CHUTKO /
4. Yulia DOLGIKH /
5. Leah-Magdalena STEFFAN /
Enjoy the pattern dance of Lindsay POUSSET - Louis THAURON Advanced Novice
Nailya Zhiganshina/Alexander Gaszi lie in waiting
Pernelle Carron/Llloyd Jones of France won the Short Dance ahead of
Germany`s Nailya Zhiganshina/Alexander Gaszi Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabri of Italy.
Pernelle Carron/Lloyd Jones put out a strong performance and scored 58,49 points. Nailya Zhiganshina/Alexander Gaszi
entertained the crowd with a humorous programm. It was kind of extraordinary and they earned 55,20 points.
The second german couple Tanja Kolbe/Stefano Caruso came in 8th. Tanja stumbled once which leads to deductions.
But there is still a lot of room for improvement for Tanja and Stefano who dance together for a short time.
Tatyana Baturinecva /Sergey Mozgov captured the lead
Russias's Tatyana Baturinecva /Sergey Mozgov won the Junior Short Dance. Tiffany Zahorski / Alexis Miart
of France came second and Valeriya Loseva / Denis Lunin of Russia are currently ranked third.
Tatyana Baturinecva /Sergey Mozgov put out an elegant performance which was highlighted by smooth footwork and excellent twizzles. They collected 54,28 points.
Zahorski and Miart picked up 53,25 points performing to french waltz music. Valeriya Loseva / Denis Lunin from Russica scored 47,92 points
The first NRW couple Dominique Dieck came in sixth after a flawlessy performance and captured 44,22 points. Shari Koch and Christian Nüchtern got a bad break;
One of the lifts looked a bit wobbly and Shari fell on the ice. But nevertheless the captured a strong 7th rank.
Kathrin Häuser /Sevan Lerche are currently ranked 14th. Unfortunately Sevan stumbled while doing a twizzle. Anika Vogel und Bennet Preis came in 20th
Sofya POLISHCLUK / Alexander VAKHNOV Pattern Dance
Enjoy the pattern dance of Sofya POLISHCLUK
/ Alexander VAKHNOV
Ksenia KONKINA / Georgy REVIYA Pattern Dance
Enjoy the pattern dance of Ksenia KONKINA
/ Georgy REVIYA
Eva ZAPOROZHSKYA / Alexander BALYKOV Pattern Dance
Enjoy the pattern dance of Eva ZAPOROZHSKYA / Alexander BALYKOV
NRW Trophy in the News
You didn`t have the the time to attend the Trophy today? That`s a pity but you still have the chance to get an impression
of the competition watching "WDR Lokalzeit" today. Don't miss to switch on your TV at 19.30 pm. After 22h you`ll find the TV report in the so called "Mediathek"
NRW couples on a good way
The NRW couples Dominique Dieck / Michael Zenkner and Shari Koch / Christian Nüchtern are on a good way to finish the Junior category
with a good result. After the short dance Dominique and Michael are currently ranked third after they delivered a dynamic program without mistakes. Dominique said "
The ambiance at the skating rink in Dortmund is great. We are just very happy with our skating and we hope to do the same thing tomorrow".
The second NRW couple Shari Koch and Christian Nüchtern is currently ranked fourth.
Since 2010 there are new rules for the junior and senior catgory. The pattern dances had been replaced by a short dance which leads to more variations between the performances of the participants.
Polina and Eduard are sure to gain gold
Polina Gorlov / Eduard Vishnjakov are the only participants in category basic novice. They are sure to gain the gold medal, but want to convince judges and audience with their perfomances as well.
Eva and Igor grabbed the lead
After the Tango we do have a new leader in the Advanced Novice Category. Eva Khachaturyan / Igor Eremenko put out a solid programm and
scored 13,21 p. Lindsay Pousset and Louis Thauron from France (13,03) are currently ranked second and Russias Yulia Dolghik / Alexander Prachanov came in third.
In the category Advanced Novice Lindsay Pousset and Louis Thauron from France are currently ranked first.
They are followed by two russian pairs; Eva Khachaturyan / Igor Eremenko came in second and Yulia Dolgikh and / Alexander Prachanov
are currently ranked third. Loreen Geiler and Sven Miersch from Germany are ranked 5th. The NRW couple Dana Wehner / Tim Dieck gave a strong
debut in their first ice dancing competition and are currently ranked fifth. They dance together since 4 weeks and are very happy about their debut but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Tim told his coach Vitali Schulz,
that Dana`s hands were trembling when they stood on they ice waiting for their music. See all results here.
Draw Advanced Novice
Result Basic Novice after European Waltz
Here they are. Please have a look at the
result after the European Waltz.
Sofya Polishcluk and Alexander Vakhnov are still ranked first with a score of 11.95. But there`s a change concerning the second place.
Valeria Stepanova / Artur Gruzdev of Estonia edged out Russians Ksenia Konkina / Georgy Reviya by 0.01 points to capture the second place.
Today the category "basic novice" opened the ice dancing competion.
NRW`s ice dancing coach Vitali Schulz reported about a high level competition with many strong and beautiful performances.
The results are online now.
Five russian paris are in front. Sofya POLISHCLUK / Alexander VAKHNOV grabbed they lead, followed by Eva ZAPOROZHSKYA / Alexander BALYKOV and
Ksenia KONKINA / Georgy REVIYA. We hope to get the results of the European Waltz as soons as possible
NRW Trophy 2010 starts today
NRW Trophy 2010 starts today. We are glad to welcome you to Dortmund and wish you an exciting and fair competition.
We hope you will enjoy your stay at the skating rink.
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NRW Trophy 2010
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NRW Trophy 2008 Victory Ceremony Senior
November 8th 2010
Dear skating friends,
NRW Trophy 2010 is over now. We hope you enjoyed your days in Dortmund and we`ll get to see you next year once again.