Alexander Majorov

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For the Soviet skier, see Alexander Mayorov.
Alexander Majorov
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Majorov at the 2013–14 Swedish Championships.
Personal information
Full name Alexander Alexandrovich Majorov
Country represented Sweden
Born (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 25)
Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Home town Luleå, Sweden
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Alexander Majorov Sr., Irina Majorova
Choreographer Irina Majorova
Former choreographer Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Luleå FCS
Training locations Luleå
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 228.97
2016 CS Warsaw Cup
Short program 83.81
2014 Winter Olympics
Free skate 150.07
2016 CS Warsaw Cup

Alexander Alexandrovich Majorov (Russian: Александр Александрович Майоров, born 19 July 1991) is a figure skater who competes for Sweden. He is the 2011 World Junior bronze medalist, a five-time Nordic champion (2011–14 and 2016), and a three-time Swedish national champion (2012–14). His best finish at the European Championships is 6th (2013). He was 14th at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Majorov was born on 19 July 1991 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1] When he was an infant, his family began spending half a year in Sweden and half in Russia,[2] settling in Luleå when he was six years old.[3] His father, Alexander senior, is a figure skating coach,[4] who was the first coach of Alexei Yagudin.[5] His mother, Irina Majorova, runs a dance and ballet school in Luleå.[6] He has a younger brother, Nikolaj, who also competes in figure skating.[7]

Majorov holds dual Swedish and Russian citizenship and speaks both languages.[5] He is studying physiotherapy.[8] He is a bone marrow donor for his father, who was diagnosed with severe MDS in June 2015 and acute leukaemia a few month later.[9]

Career[edit]

Majorov began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2005. He made his senior international debut at the 2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb, placing 11th, but continued competing also on the junior level.

In the 2009–10 season, Majorov was eighth at the 2010 World Junior Championships and ended his season by winning the senior silver medal at the Triglav Trophy.

In 2010–11, Majorov won his first JGP medal, bronze, at the JGP in Ostrava. He also won two senior events, the Ice Challenge in Graz and the 2010 NRW Trophy. In March 2011, he won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. It was Sweden's first ISU Championships medal in 74 years.[5] Majorov had back problems in 2011.[10]

In the 2011–12 season, Majorov finished 11th at the 2012 European Championships and 26th at the 2012 World Championships.

In 2012–13, Majorov was 6th at the 2013 European Championships and 18th at the 2013 World Championships.

In the 2015–16 season, Majorov placed 8th at the 2015 CS Finlandia Trophy and won silver medals at two events – the International Cup of Nice and Volvo Open Cup. To prepare for his father's treatment, one bag of blood was drawn from the skater a week before the Volvo Open Cup and another a week before the 2015 Rostelecom Cup, from which he withdrew.[9] He withdrew from the Swedish Championships to recover after an operation to extract bone marrow for his father.[9] Majorov won gold at the Nordics Open in February 2016. His withdrawal from the 2016 World Championships in Boston followed the detection of a precursor to a stress fracture of the pelvis.[11]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–17
[1][12]
  • Tulipalo hongan juurella
    by Fredrik Hangasjärvi, Daniel Wikslund
  • Ievan Polkka remix
2015–16
[13][12]
2014–15
[12][14]
2013–14
[15][16][8]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System

  • The Mask
2012–13
[17]
  • Life Begins Again
    by Afro Celt Sound System
2011–12
[5][18]

  • Bolero de Ravel
    (from Flamenco Fantasy)
    by Gustavo Montesano
2010–11
[19]
  • Austin Powers
    by George S. Clinton
2009–10
[20]
  • Polovtsian Dances
    (from Prince Igor)
    by Alexander Borodin
2008–09
[21]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[22]
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 14th
Worlds 28th 26th 18th 32nd 23rd WD
Europeans 22nd 11th 6th 11th 11th 11th
GP Bompard 6th 8th
GP Skate America 10th 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th WD
GP Rostel. Cup WD WD 12th
CS Finlandia 8th 9th
CS Warsaw Cup 1st
Cup of Nice 2nd
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Golden Spin 11th 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
Lombardia Trophy 1st
Merano Cup 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th
New Year's Cup 1st
Nordics 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
NRW Trophy 1st 1st
Seibt Memorial 2nd
Triglav Trophy 2nd
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
Warsaw Cup 1st
International: Junior[22]
Junior Worlds 13th 8th 3rd
JGP Croatia 10th 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 8th 3rd
JGP Estonia 15th
JGP Germany 10th
JGP Japan 5th
JGP Netherlands 9th
JGP Romania 9th
JGP South Africa 7th
JGP USA 6th
EYOF 2nd
Nordics 1st J 1st J
Triglav Trophy 8th N
National[12]
Swedish Champ. 1st J 1st J 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st WD WD
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexander MAJOROV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (24 September 2013). Фигурист Майоров: хотел стать полицейским, но буду спортивным врачом [Figure skater Majorov: I wanted to become a policeman but I'll be a sports medic instead]. R-Sport (in Russian). 
  3. ^ "Alexander Majorov interview". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2006). "Alexander Majorov times two – meet the father/son team". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (18 September 2011). "History-maker Majorov looks to improve". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (13 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 2". Absolute Skating. 
  7. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2008). "Sasha Majorov working his way back". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Jangbro, Eva Maria (25 March 2014). "Memories of Sochi and things to come for Alexander Majorov". Absolute Skating. 
  9. ^ a b c "Alexander Majorov will not compete in the Swedish National Championships – read his open letter". Skate Sweden. 9 December 2015. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (7 January 2012). "The Marvelous Majorovs, part 1". Absolute Skating. 
  11. ^ "Alexander Majorov deltar ej i VM i Boston nästa vecka" [Alexander Majorov will not compete at World Championships in Boston] (in Swedish). Skate Sweden. March 23, 2016. Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Alexander Majorov: Statistik" [Alexander Majorov: Statistics] (in Swedish). Skate Sweden. 
  13. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. 
  21. ^ "Alexander MAJOROV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 
  22. ^ a b "Competition Results: Alexander MAJOROV". International Skating Union. 

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