Alexander Grachev

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Alexander Grachev
Anastasia Platonova Alexander Grachev 2009 Rostelecom Cup.JPG
Platonova/Grachev in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Alexander Pavlovich Grachev
Country represented Russia
Born (1984-07-28) 28 July 1984 (age 29)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partner Anastasia Platonova
Elena Romanovskaya
Former coach Alexander Zhulin
Oleg Volkov
Svetlana Alexeeva
Elena Kustarova
Alexei Gorshkov
Sergei Chemodanov
Former choreographer Liudmila Vlasova
Elena Kustarova
Sergei Petukhov
Skating club Moskvich
Retired 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 153.22
2009 Cup of Russia
Comp. dance 28.46
2008 Cup of Russia
Original dance 47.88
2009 Cup of Russia
Free dance 77.41
2009 Cup of Russia

Alexander Pavlovich Grachev (Russian: Александр Павлович Грачёв, born 28 July 1984) is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. With Elena Romanovskaya, he is the 2004 World Junior champion.

Career[edit]

From 1999 to 2006, Grachev competed with Elena Romanovskaya, with whom he won the 2004 World Junior title.[1]

In 2007, Grachev teamed up with Anastasia Platonova. They were initially coached by Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva in Moscow. In the summer of 2009, they switched to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov. They decided to retire from competition in 2010.[2]

Programs[edit]

With Platonova[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2009–2010
[3]
Dagestan folk dance:
  • Lezginka
2008–2009
[4]
  • Blues: St. James Infirmary Blues
  • Swing: Woodside Riot
  • Nocturne
    by Arno Babadganian

With Romanovskaya[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2005–2006
[5]
  • Rhumba: Cantinero de Cuba
  • Cha cha: Santa Esmeralda
  • Samba
  • Flamenco
  • Music
    by Gypsy Kings
2004–2005
[6]
  • Slow foxtrot
  • Quickstep: Jumpin Jack
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Music Was my First Love
2003–2004
[7]
  • Blues
  • Rock'n Roll
2002–2003
[8]
2001–2002
[9]
  • Flamenco
  • Tango Felicia
2000–2001
[10]
  • Foxtrot: Sixteen Tons
  • Quickstep
  • Blues
  • Jumping Jack
  • Disco
1999–2000
[11]
  • Latin mix
  • Riverdance
1998–1999
[11]
  • Romeo & Juliet

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Platonova[edit]

Results[12]
International
Event 2007–2008 2008–2009 2009–2010
GP Cup of Russia 7th 5th
Finlandia Trophy 2nd 2nd
NRW Trophy 1st
National
Russian Championships 5th 5th 7th
GP = Grand Prix

With Romanovskaya[edit]

Results[10][9][8][7][6][5]
International
Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Worlds 23rd
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 11th
GP Skate Canada 5th
Universiade 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 6th 3rd 3rd 1st
JGP Final 5th 2nd 3rd 2nd
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Italy 2nd
JGP Japan 2nd
JGP Netherlands 1st
JGP Poland 1st
JGP Slovakia 1st 1st
JGP Sweden 1st
National
Russian Champ. 4th 4th
Russian Junior 7th 4th 2nd 3rd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: ISU Results: Dance". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ Antsyreva, Svetlana; Ikunin, Dmitry (11 August 2010). "Анастасия Платонова и Александр Грачёв: Мы открыты для предложений" [Anastasia Platonova and Alexander Grachev: We are open to suggestions] (in Russian). fskate.ru. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 November 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. 
  7. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  8. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2003. 
  9. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 August 2002. 
  10. ^ a b "Elena ROMANOVSKAYA / Alexander GRACHEV: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 April 2001. 
  11. ^ a b "Programs". Romanovskaya / Grachev at ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2006. 
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV". International Skating Union. 

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