Ekaterina Bobrova, Russian ice dancer
Ekaterina Bobrova is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Dmitri Soloviev, she is the 2014 Olympic champion in the team competition, 2013 European champion, two-time European Championships silver medalist (2011, 2012), four-time champion of Russia, 2007 World Junior champion. They are also gold medalists at two Grand Prix events, the 2010 Cup of Russia and 2011 Cup of China. Ekaterina is Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Ekaterina was born on March 28, 1990 in Moscow. Her mother was a member of the USSR national team in athletics, the father was engaged in skiing, and her sister in acrobatic rock and roll. At the age of 4 Ekaterina began skating.
Dmitri Soloviev was born on July 18, 1989 in Moscow. In 2006 he married figure skater Ekaterina Lobanova. Four years later they gave birth to a son.
Bobrova teamed up with Soloviev in 2000. At the 2007 World Junior Championships, they placed first in the compulsory dance, original dance, and free dance, and won the gold medal.
At the 2008 championship of Russia they won the bronze medal.
During the 2009–2010 season, Bobrova and Soloviev won the silver medal at 2010 Russian Nationals in December 2009.
During the 2010–2011 season, Bobrova and Soloviev won their first medal on the senior Grand Prix series – a silver at Cup of China, and won the Finlandia Trophy. At their next event, 2010 Cup of Russia, they won their first senior Grand Prix title.
At the 2011 Russian Championships, they finished first in both the short dance and the free dance to win their first national title.
In 2011–2012, Bobrova and Soloviev won the gold medal at their first Grand Prix event of the season, 2011 Cup of China.
Until 2012 they were coached by Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva. In April 2012, Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov became their coaches.
In 2014 they became Olympic gold medalists in the team competition.