Meet Alena Leonova, she is the Russian Figure Skater who will dazzle the judges in order to take the gold home. Do you want to hear more about her then keep on reading plus check out Alena Leonova’s photos and video below.
Let’s take a look back at the life of this gorgeous skater who is at the moment the queen of the Junior Championships worldwide. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on November 23rd, 1990. She started skating when she was just four years old. Her parents are Igor Leonov and Tatyana Leonova. It was Tatyana who saw a commercial about the ice rink across their home that pushed Alena into figure skating. Her first coach was Marina Vakhrameeva. Her first competition was when she was fourteen years old at the Cup of Russia.
She started competing in the novice category, during the 2006-07 season she went to the Cup of Russia event in which she won. She also finished second at the Russian Championships and finished 12th at the Junior World Cup in Germany. The next season she won first place at the Junior Coupe Internationale Nice in Nice, France, second at the Junior Grand Prix in Romania and fifth in Croatia, second at the Russian Junior Championships and 6th at the World junior Championships.
In the 2008-2009 season she was able to start competing in the senior category, she started by winning first place at the World Junior Championships, second at the Coupe Internationale Nice, fifth at the Russian Championships and at the Cup of Russia, fourth at the European Championships and seventh at the World Championships. In the 2009- 2010 season Alena experienced one of the best seasons of her career, she won the gold at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria and the Finlandia Trophy in Vantaa, Finland, silver at the NHK trophy in Nagano and another silver at the Russian Figure Skating Championships in her natal Saint Petersburg and bronze at the Cup of Russia in Moscow.
At the Winter Olympics Alena will try to add another gold medal to her record, at her last competition on February 23rd she ranked eighth, will she make it happen now? What do you think? Don’t miss some of Alena Leonova’s photos and video below.
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Photos: Wikipedia.org/ David W. Carmichael