Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won gold at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy. At the 2013 Skate America they showed the best result in the world pair skating history – 237.71 points – it’s a World Record! For free program they chose music from the rock opera “Jesus Christ – Superstar”: Maxim performed as Christ and Tatiana as Mary Magdalene. Many figure skaters chose music of the great Russian composers for their performances and the couple Volosozhar – Trankov chose the Englishman Andrew Webber.
Maxim and Tatiana are very successful – 2013 World champions, two-time (2011, 2012) World silver medalists, two-time (2012, 2013) European champions, the 2012 Grand Prix Final champions and two-time (2011, 2013) Russian national champions.
They are going to take part at Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Trankov was born on October 7, 1983 in Perm. In 1987 he was involved in skating by his parents.
Maxim’s former partner was Maria Mukhortova, whom he teamed up in 2003. They are the 2008 European silver medalists, the 2007 Russian national champions, and the 2005 World Junior Champions. But the couple finished seventh at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and they decided to continue careers with new partners.
As you know, Maxim’s new partner became Volosozhar.
Tatiana was born on May 22, 1986 in Dnepropetrovsk, now Ukraine. She was born to parents of Russian origin but received Russian citizenship only in December 2010. She began skating at the age of four. Volosozhar competed for Ukraine with Stanislav Morozov from 2004–2010. They are four-time (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010) Ukrainian national champions and finished 6th at the World Championships and 4th at the 2009 European Championships. At the 2010 Winter Olympics the couple finished 8th.
In 2010 Volosozhar and Trankov teamed up. According to Maxim, he had wanted to skate with Tatiana since 2006.