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Encyclopedia > Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir
Weir competing at the 2006 World Championships
Personal Info
Country: Flag of the United States United States
Date of birth: July 2, 1984 (1984-07-02) (age 23)
Height: 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Coach: Galina Zmievskaya, Viktor Petrenko
Former Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Faye Kitarieva, Denis Petukhov, Nina Petrenko
Skating Club: SC of New York
ISU Personal Best Scores
Short + Free Total: 231.78 2007 Cup of China
Short Program: 80.79 2008 World Figure Skating Championships
Free Skate: 151.98 2007 Cup of China
Most Recent Results:
Event Points Finish Year
2008 Worlds 221.84 3rd 2008
National Championships 244.77 2nd 2008
Grand Prix Final 216.16 4th 2007
Cup of Russia 229.96 1st 2007

John G. "Johnny" Weir (born July 2, 1984 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is an American figure skater. He is a three-time U.S. National Champion (2004-2006), the 2008 National silver medalist and the 2008 Worlds bronze medalist. He is currently ranked 6th in the world.[1] Weir placed 2nd after the short program of the 2006 Winter Olympics and finished 5th after the long program. Unlike most figure skaters, he is a clockwise spinner.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Galina Zmievskaya is a figure skating coach, formerly based in Odessa, Ukraine. ... Petrenko skates in 2002. ... Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ... Denis Petukhov (born October 6, 1978 in Kirov, Russia) is a Russian-American ice dancer. ... The Cup of China is a senior-level elite international invitational figure skating competition. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cup of China is a senior-level elite international invitational figure skating competition. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cup of Russia is an annual elite international invitational figure skating competition. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event put on by the United States Figure Skating Association. ... The 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships is a figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Short Program is a collection of short manga stories by Mitsuru Adachi. ... The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... -1...

Contents

Personal life

Weir was born in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania (sometimes referred to incorrectly as Lancaster County), to parents John and Patti Weir. He has a brother, Brian, who is four years younger than he is.[3] [4] His family moved to Newark, Delaware soon after Johnny began skating at the age of twelve to be near his training rink and coach.[5] In the summer of 2007, he moved to Lyndhurst, New Jersey and began training in nearby Wayne, New Jersey.[6] Coatesville, known as the Pittsburgh of the East, is the only designated city in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as the Garden Spot of America since the 18th century, is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Map highlighting Lyndhursts location within Bergen County. ... Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. ...


Weir was an honor roll student at Newark High School and studied linguistics part-time at the University of Delaware before dropping out to concentrate on his skating.[7] [8] He is a self-proclaimed Russophile who admires the skating style and culture of Russia[9] and taught himself to speak and read the language. He also speaks some French.[10] Newark High School is a pubic high school in Newark, Delaware and is one of three high schools within the Christina School District. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Russophilia is the love of Russia and/or Russians. ...


Weir's Swan short program from the 2005-2006 season was the inspiration for one of Jimmy MacElroy's costumes in the film Blades of Glory.[11] This article is about the comedy film. ...


Weir owns two pet chihuahuas named Bon-Bon and Vanya[12] and is a collector of Russian Cheburashka memorabilia.[13] He has an interest in fashion design and has designed ice dancing costumes for Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov[14] and show costumes for Oksana Baiul.[15] This article is about the breed of dog. ... Cheburashka, the animated film character Gena singing the birthday song in Cheburashka (1971) Cheburashka (Russian: Чебурашка  ) is a character in childrens literature, from a 1965 story by the Russian writer Eduard Uspensky. ... Ice dancers Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski. ... Melissa Gregory (born May 22, 1981) is an American ice dancer. ... Denis Petukhov (born October 6, 1978 in Kirov, Russia) is a Russian-American ice dancer. ... Oksana Baiul (Ukrainian: ) (born November 16, 1977) is a professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. ...


Weir skated with the Champions on Ice touring ice show every spring from 2004 until 2007, their last season before going out of business.[16] [17] Off the ice, he has appeared in a fashion spread in BlackBook magazine[18], taught Kathy Griffin how to skate in the season two finale of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.[19], and modeled in runway shows for the fashion label Heatherette.[20] Champions on Ice is a touring ice show in the United States produced by Tom Collins Enterprises. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... BlackBook Magazine is a US publication. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and gay icon. ... Heatherette at the Life Ball 2007 Heatherette fashion show at the Life Ball 2007 Heatherette is a fashion company and design house run by Traver Rains and Richie Rich. ...


Film documentary company Idea Factory has produced Johnny Weir: Black Swan Rising, a documentary series with six 30-minute episodes about Weir that has been scheduled for broadcast on the Sundance Channel in 2009.[21] Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ...


Career

When he was a boy, Weir was a successful competitor as an equestrian.[22] He became interested in figure skating at the age of eleven while watching Oksana Baiul win her 1994 Olympic gold medal. He taught himself how to jump on roller skates in his basement. His parents eventually bought him a pair of used figure skates, and he practiced on a frozen cornfield behind his family home.[23][24] His parents then purchased group lessons for him at the University of Delaware, where coach Priscilla Hill soon noticed his talent and took him on as a private student.[25] For the Roman class, see Equestrian (Roman) A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Oksana Baiul (Ukrainian: ) (born November 16, 1977) is a professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure skating results // Ladies Oksana Baiul (  Ukraine) Nancy Kerrigan (  United States) Lu Chen (  China) Men Pairs Ice dancing Categories: | | ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ...


Although he began skating at the relatively late age of 12, Weir progressed quickly through the ranks. He performed an Axel jump in his first week on skates.[26] His parents could not afford to support both his figure skating and his equestrian pursuits, so young Johnny reluctantly gave up his pony, My Blue Shadow, and turned his focus completely to figure skating. He competed in pair skating with Jodi Rudden on the juvenile and intermediate levels, but gave it up to concentrate on single skating.[27] A single axel jump. ... Pair Skating Pair skating consists of a team of a man and a woman skating to music. ...


Early career

Weir's first major victory came in 2001 when, at the age of 16, he skated three clean programs at the World Junior Championships and won the gold medal ahead of fellow American Evan Lysacek.[28] This was the first time since 1987 that the U.S. had placed first and second on the World Junior podium.[29] Weir also placed sixth that year at the senior U.S. Figure Skating Championships.[30] For article on the 2008 Championships, see 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. ... Evan Frank Lysacek (born June 4, 1985) is an American figure skater. ... The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event put on by the United States Figure Skating Association. ...


At the 2003 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, he literally hit the wall during his long program. He restarted the program, but immediately injured his knee on a failed triple axel landing. This time he was too injured to restart, so he withdrew from the competition.[31] Shortly after this competition, he switched club affiliation from the University of Delaware FSC to the Skating Club of New York, which he still represents.[32] The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event organzied by the United States Figure Skating Association. ... Kimmie Meissner, one of the skaters who represents the club The University of Delaware Figure Skating Club (UDFSC) was chartered in January 1986. ...


Senior Career

The 2003-2004 season was the turning point for Weir. He qualified for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships by winning his regional and sectional championships. He received the first 6.0 of his career during his long program at 2004 U.S. Championships, winning the gold over Michael Weiss and Matthew Savoie.[33] He then competed at the 2004 World Championships and placed fifth.[34] Michael Weiss (born August 2, 1976 in Washington, DC) is an American figure skater. ... Matthew Savoie (born September 12, 1980, in Peoria, Illinois), is an American figure skater. ... For the 2008 competition, see 2008 World Figure Skating Championships. ...


In the 2004-2005 season, Weir won his first two Grand Prix titles. He won the first at the NHK Trophy in Japan and the second at Trophée Eric Bompard in France.[35] Only two Grand Prix events per season can count toward a skater's point totals under ISU rules,[36] but Weir also skated at the 2004 Cup of Russia for no official points and took the silver medal behind reigning world champion Evgeni Plushenko.[37] At the 2005 US Championships, he earned five 6.0's for presentation with his free skate to Otonal and successfully defended his national title.[38] He went on to compete at the 2005 World Championships with a landing foot injury and placed fourth.[39] The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of competitions organized by the International Skating Union. ... The NHK Trophy is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition. ... Trophée Eric Bompard is an annual elite figure skating competition which takes place in Paris, France. ... The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. ... Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko, or Yevgeny Viktorovich Plyushchenko (Russian: ) (born November 3, 1982 in Solnechny, Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union (Russia) is a Russian figure skater, the seven-time National Champion, five-time European Champion, three-time World Champion, 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, and four-time Grand Prix Final gold medalist. ...


The 2005-2006 Olympic season proved difficult for Weir. He came in seventh at Skate Canada International after spraining his ankle on a jump landing at the start of the free skate and struggling through the rest of the program,[40] and third at Cup of Russia.[41] In December 2005, he won the men's competition at the 2005 Marshall's Figure Skating Challenge, in which results were determined live by call-in votes and texts from viewers, in the final round over Michael Weiss with 64% of the vote.[42] At the 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, he won his third consecutive title and, as the national champion, was automatically named to the U.S. Olympic and World teams.[43] The Skate Canada International is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition. ... The Cup of Russia, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... Pianist, composer Michael Weiss, best known for his fifteen year association with saxophonist Johnny Griffin, has forged a solid reputation accompanying jazz luminaries such as Art Farmer, Charles McPherson, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, the Heath brothers, the Jazztet, Lou Donaldson, Pepper Adams, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Wynton Marsalis and the... The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event put on by the United States Figure Skating Association. ... The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ...


At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Weir skated a personal best short program and was in second place behind Evgeni Plushenko in that segment. However, Weir omitted some of his planned jumps in the free skate, and finished off of the podium in fifth place.[44] At the 2006 World Championships, Weir finished seventh, fighting a nagging back injury.[45] The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko, or Yevgeny Viktorovich Plyushchenko (Russian: ) (born November 3, 1982 in Solnechny, Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union (Russia) is a Russian figure skater, the seven-time National Champion, five-time European Champion, three-time World Champion, 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, and four-time Grand Prix Final gold medalist. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ...

Left to right Daisuke Takahashi, Stéphane Lambiel, and Johnny Weir at 2006 Skate Canada. Weir placed 3rd.
Left to right Daisuke Takahashi, Stéphane Lambiel, and Johnny Weir at 2006 Skate Canada. Weir placed 3rd.

Weir began the 2006-2007 competitive season at Skate Canada International, where he placed third, then went on to Cup of Russia and won the silver medal, his third consecutive medal at that event.[46] He placed second at the 2006 Marshall's Figure Skating Challenge with his performance to The Swan, an exhibition version of his Olympic program, and Weir's signature piece.[47] Daisuke Takahashi (高橋 大輔, Takahashi Daisuke, born March 16, 1986 in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan) competes in Mens Figure Skating. ... Stéphane Lambiel (born April 2, 1985 in Martigny, Switzerland) is a Swiss figure skater, known for his creative and beautiful spins. ... The Skate Canada International is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition. ... The Cup of Russia, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... Le Cygne captures the idea of a swimming swan. ...


Weir withdrew from the 2006 Grand Prix Final before the free skate due to a hip injury he sustained in a freak fall during the short program.[48] At 2007 US Nationals, Weir was in second place after the short program, less than a point behind Evan Lysacek. In the free program, he was unable to complete his triple axel combination, fell on a triple loop and doubled several of his planned combinations. He attempted a quadruple toe loop but it was heavily two-footed on the landing. Weir lost his national title and finished in third place.[49] At the 2007 World Championships, Weir placed eighth.[50] The 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event organzied on by the United States Figure Skating Association. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ...


New Focus

After the disappointments of the 2006-2007 season, Weir made the decision to shake up his training regimen by leaving the only coach he had ever had, Priscilla Hill, moving out of his family home and moving on his own to New Jersey to train with Ukrainian coach Galina Zmievskaya.[51] He subsequently had a great start to his 2007-2008 season at the Cup of China where he skated two clean and strong programs, achieving new personal best scores for both his free skate and overall score and winning the gold medal over fellow American Evan Lysacek.[52] He then went on to Cup of Russia and took the gold medal there, as well.[53] The two first place finishes secured him a spot at the Grand Prix Final, where Weir competed with a recurring injury in his landing foot and stumbled in both his short and long programs but still managed to place 4th overall.[54] Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Galina Zmievskaya is a figure skating coach, formerly based in Odessa, Ukraine. ... The Cup of China, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of China, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... Evan Frank Lysacek (born June 4, 1985) is an American figure skater. ... The Cup of Russia, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... The Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final is an elite figure skating competition event. ...


At 2008 U.S. Nationals, Weir won the short program over Evan Lysacek by 1.35 points but Lysacek won the long program by exactly the same amount, resulting in a tie. Weir completed a slightly two-footed quadruple toe loop in his long program and scored more points on his jumps and in the program components than Lysacek but Lysacek scored more points for his spins and footwork.[55] Under ISU rules, in the event of a tie the winner of the long program is awarded the gold medal,[56] so Weir settled for the silver. Evan Frank Lysacek (born June 4, 1985) is an American figure skater. ... The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. ...


At the 2008 World Championships, the US had failed to medal at all in every other discipline when the men took the ice last. Weir skated a brilliant short program and received a career-best score that put him in second place. In the free program, he skated steadily but tentatively, eliminating the second jump from his first planned combination and doubling a planned triple jump on another combination. His quadruple toe loop was also downgraded to a triple for being slightly underrotated. However, the program was strong enough for him to finish fifth in the free skate, and when combined with his short program score, Weir won his first Worlds medal - a bronze - and kept the US from being shut out of the medals at a World Championship for the first time since 1994.[57] [58] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Johnny has been assigned to the 2008 Skate America and the 2008 NHK Trophy for the 2008-2009 Grand Prix Season.


Coaching changes

From the beginning of his career at age twelve, Weir trained under coach Priscilla Hill. They worked together first at the University of Delaware in Newark and after the 2002/2003 season moved to the Pond Ice Arena, also in Newark. Weir also spent part of each summer between 2003 and 2005 working with Russian coach Tatiana Tarasova at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, Connecticut.[59] Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Simsbury is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


He changed coaches in the summer of 2007 when he moved to the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne, New Jersey and began working with Galina Zmievskaya, who previously coached Weir's idol Oksana Baiul .[60] [61] Zmievskaya's son-in-law Viktor Petrenko acts as Weir's assistant coach, and her daughter Nina Petrenko is one of his choreographers.[62] Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. ... Galina Zmievskaya is a figure skating coach, formerly based in Odessa, Ukraine. ... Oksana Baiul (Ukrainian: ) (born November 16, 1977) is a professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. ... Petrenko skates in 2002. ...


Programs

Season Short Program Long Program Exhibition
2007-2008 Yunona I Avos
by Svetlana Pikous
Love is War
by Globus
Ave Maria
by Josh Groban
All In Love Is Fair
(Title: Painful Longing)
by Stevie Wonder
Feeling Good
by Nina Simone
2006-2007 King of Chess
by Silent Nick
(Karl Jenkins - Palladio Suite)
Child of Nazareth
by Maxime Rodriguez
My Way
by Frank Sinatra
Yunona and Avos
by Alexei Rybnikov
The Swan
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Imagine
by John Lennon
All In Love Is Fair
(Title: Painful Longing)
by Stevie Wonder
Sarabande Suite
(Title: Fallen Angels)
by Globus
Passacaglia/Nature Boy
(Title: Enchanted)
by Secret Garden and David Bowie
2005-2006 The Swan
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Amazonic + Hana's Eyes + Wonderland
by Maksim Mrvica
Otonal
by Raul DiBlasio
My Way
by Frank Sinatra
2004-2005 Rondo Capriccioso
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Otonal
by Raul DiBlasio
Unchained Melody
by The Righteous Brothers
What a Wonderful World
by Louis Armstrong
Yunona and Avos
by Alexei Rybnikov
2003-2004 Valse Triste
by Jean Sibelius
Dr. Zhivago
by Maurice Jarre
Imagine
by John Lennon
2002-2003 "Innocence" and "Zydeko"
by Benoit Jutras
Dr. Zhivago
by Maurice Jarre
2001-2002 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
by Itzhak Perlman
Themes from "The Puppet Master",
"Spirit of the Peacock",
"A City of Sadness"

by Zhao, Jiping and Nic Raine
Cinema Paradiso
2000-2001 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
by Itzhak Perlman
The Heart of Budapest
by Mantovani
What a Wonderful World
by Louis Armstrong
This I Promise You
by NSync
1999-2000 Espana Cani
by Erich Kunzel
"An American Tail" Soundtrack What a Wonderful World
by Louis Armstrong
She's All I Ever Had
by Ricky Martin
1998-1999 Sabre Dance Malaguena
1997-1998 Russian Folk Music
"Svetit Mesiatz"
Malaguena
1996-1997 Juvenile Program: "Rudy" Soundtrack

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Choreography

Competitive Short Program

Competitive Long Program Marina Anissina (Cyrillic Марина Анисина) (born August 30, 1975 in Moscow, Russia) is a French figure skater and the 2002 Olympic champion in ice dancing. ... The Dying Swan is a poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Oksana Gritschuk und Evgeny Platov at the European championships 1994 in Copenhagen Evgeny Platov (born August 7, 1967, in Odessa, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)) is a professional ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia in international competition. ... The Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor (French: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso en la mineur), op. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Oksana Gritschuk und Evgeny Platov at the European championships 1994 in Copenhagen Evgeny Platov (born August 7, 1967, in Odessa, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)) is a professional ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia in international competition. ... Kuolema (Death) is a 1903 drama by Arvid Järnefelt. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Maya Usova is a Russian ice dancer. ... Oksana Gritschuk und Evgeny Platov at the European championships 1994 in Copenhagen Evgeny Platov (born August 7, 1967, in Odessa, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)) is a professional ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia in international competition. ... Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) is a musical film made in 1964. ...

Exhibition Denis Petukhov (born October 6, 1978 in Kirov, Russia) is a Russian-American ice dancer. ... Marina Anissina (Cyrillic Марина Анисина) (born August 30, 1975 in Moscow, Russia) is a French figure skater and the 2002 Olympic champion in ice dancing. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... Oksana Gritschuk und Evgeny Platov at the European championships 1994 in Copenhagen Evgeny Platov (born August 7, 1967, in Odessa, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)) is a professional ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia in international competition. ... Doctor Zhivago (Доктор Живаго) is a story of a man torn between two women, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, best known from the 1965 epic film adapted by Robert Bolt from the original novel by Boris Pasternak. ... Anjelika Krylova (born July 4, 1973 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. ... Malagueña is a song by Ernesto Lecuona. ...

Feeling Good (aka Feelin Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd and since covered by several artists, including Nina Simone, Traffic, Sammy Davis Jr, Muse, Michael Bublé and The Pussycat Dolls. ... Ave Maria (Latin: Hail, Maria or Hail, Mary) may refer to: Hail Mary, a traditional Catholic and Eastern Orthodox prayer calling for the intercession of Mary, the mother of Jesus A musical rendition of the Ave Maria prayer by Gounod (set to Prelude #1 from Well-Tempered Clavier). ... In music a passacaglia (French: passacaille, Spanish: pasacalle, German: passacalia; Italian: passacaglio, passagallo, passacagli, passacaglie) is a musical form and the corresponding court dance. ... Nature Boy can mean: Nature Boy (see Bushy Hare), a character from the 1950 Bugs Bunny cartoon Bushy Hare Nature Boy, a jazz standard composed by Eden Ahbez Nature Boy (comics), the title of a short-lived Charlton Comics superhero of the 1950s Nature Boy (movie), a 2000 television movie... In music, the sarabande (It. ... In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting, as a separate musical performance, not accompanying an opera, ballet, or theater-piece. ... Denis Petukhov (born October 6, 1978 in Kirov, Russia) is a Russian-American ice dancer. ... Natalia Linichuk (Russian:Наталья Владимировна Линичук; born February 6, 1956 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. ... Tatiana Anatolyevna Tarasova (born February 13, 1947) is a Russian figure skating coach who has coached more world and Olympic champions than any other coach in the world. ... My Way has several meanings. ... Oleg Ovsyannikov (born January 23, 1970 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. ... Anjelika Krylova (born July 4, 1973 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater. ... Unchained Melody is a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. ... Look up imagine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... What a Wonderful World was written by songwriters Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, first performed by Louis Armstrong, and released as a single in early fall 1967. ... Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ... Priscilla Hill is a former American figure skater. ...

Competitive highlights

Event 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Winter Olympic Games 5th
World Championships 5th 4th 7th 8th 3rd
Four Continents Championships 4th
World Junior Championships 1st
United States Championships 3rd N. 4th J. 5th J. 6th 5th WD 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd
Grand Prix Final WD WD 4th
Cup of China 1st
Cup of Russia WD 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st
Skate America TBD
Skate Canada International 7th 7th 3rd
Trophée Eric Bompard 4th 1st
NHK Trophy WD 1st TBD
Finlandia Trophy 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, China 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, France 6th
Junior Grand Prix, Norway 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 7th
Junior Grand Prix, Slovakia 1st
Triglav Trophy 2nd N.
Eastern Sectionals 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st
Mid-Atlantic Regionals 1st 1st
South Atlantic Regionals 1st N.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

An athlete carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 torch relay The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... For the 2008 competition, see 2008 World Figure Skating Championships. ... The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships is an annual competition in figure skating. ... For article on the 2008 Championships, see 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. ... The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event put on by the United States Figure Skating Association. ... For the 2007-2008 competition, see 2007-2008 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. ... The Cup of China, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of China, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... The Cup of Russia, or ISU Grand Prix Cup of Russia, is an event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. ... For the 2007 competition, see 2007 Skate America. ... The Skate Canada International is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition. ... Trophée Eric Bompard is an annual elite figure skating competition which takes place in Paris, France. ... The NHK Trophy is an international, senior-level invitation-only figure skating competition. ... The Finlandia Trophy is an annual senior-level international figure skating competition, held in Finland. ... For the 2007-2008 season, see 2007-2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix. ... For the 2007-2008 season, see 2007-2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix. ... For the 2007-2008 season, see 2007-2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix. ... For the 2007-2008 season, see 2007-2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix. ... For the 2007-2008 season, see 2007-2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix. ... The Triglav Trophy is an annual international figure skating competition held in the spring in Jesenice, Slovenia. ...

References

  1. ^ ISU World Standings for Figure Skating and Ice Dancing
  2. ^ US Figure Skating Official Site, December 16, 2006: "Johnny Weir Withdraws from Grand Prix Final Due to Injury"
  3. ^ ISU Athlete Biography
  4. ^ Icenetwork.com, December 21, 2007: "Johnny Weir is Home for the Holidays"
  5. ^ Philadelphia Magazine, January 2008: "Johnny Drama".
  6. ^ icenetwork.com, August 24, 2007: "Weir Makes Changes with Eye on Redemption"
  7. ^ 2006-2007 U.S. Figure Skating Media Guide
  8. ^ Philadelphia Magazine, January 2008: "Johnny Drama"
  9. ^ Michael Collins Enterprises, December 3, 2006: "Johnny returns to his home town to donate $1,000 and talk to kids"
  10. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  11. ^ Philadelphia Magazine, January 2008: "Johnny Drama".
  12. ^ The Official Site of The US Olympic Team, December 3, 2006: "Olympic Skater Returns to Quarryville to Give Back".
  13. ^ Johnny Weir Online: The Official Site, July 2006 Q&A.
  14. ^ US Olympic Team Official Website January 26, 2007: "Weir to Defend Title"
  15. ^ icenetwork.com, May 1, 2008: The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew
  16. ^ Skate Today, May 8, 2007: "Champions on Ice Entering Stage of Transition"
  17. ^ International Figure Skating, December 13, 2007: "Champions on Ice Reportedly Closes Up Shop"
  18. ^ BlackBook Magazine, September 2006
  19. ^ Bravo TV: Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Season 2
  20. ^ International Figure Skating Magazine, September 15, 2006: "Johnny Weir Models for Heatherette at New York's Fashion Week"
  21. ^ Monsters and Critics, April 3, 2008: "Sundance Channel Announces Programming Lineup".
  22. ^ Golden Skate, December 24, 2001: "Weir Jumps from Show Rink to Ice Rink"
  23. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  24. ^ Washington Post, February 7, 2006: "Icebreaker and His Obstacles"
  25. ^ Golden Skate, December 24, 2001: "Weir Jumps from Show Rink to Ice Rink"
  26. ^ Golden Skate, December 24, 2001: "Weir Jumps from Show Rink to Ice Rink"
  27. ^ Golden Skate, December 24, 2001: "Weir Jumps from Show Rink to Ice Rink"
  28. ^ World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2001
  29. ^ New York Times, May 2, 2001: "US Men Finish First and Second"
  30. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  31. ^ Salon.com, March 16, 2005: Iceboy Cometh
  32. ^ SkatingSource.com "Weir gets Best Performance Award, moves to Simsbury to train with Tarasova" Retrieved May 8, 2008
  33. ^ U.S. Figure Skating Official Site, January 10, 2004: "Johnny Weir Collects a Perfect 6.0 and Claims Gold"
  34. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  35. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  36. ^ International Skating Union Special Regulations & Technical Rules
  37. ^ USA Today, November 27 2004: "Plushenko, Slutskaya shine at Cup of Russia"
  38. ^ USA Today, January 15, 2005: "Weir Defends Men's Skating Title at U.S. Nationals"
  39. ^ Official Site of the U.S. Olympic Team, March 17, 2005: "Evan Lysacek Wins Bronze at Worlds"
  40. ^ USA Today, October 29, 2005: "Czisny has Golden Performance at Skate Canada"
  41. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  42. ^ ArticleSet.com, December 27, 2005: 900 Number and Text Message Voting Decide Figure Skating Challenge"
  43. ^ 2006 State Farm US Figure Skating Championships Official Site. January 14, 2006: "Three Newcomers Head to Olympic Winter Games in the Men's Event"
  44. ^ Official Site of the U.S. Olympic Team, January 26, 2007: "Weir to Defend Title"
  45. ^ US Olympic Committee Press Box, March 23, 2006: Figure Skating, Updated
  46. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  47. ^ Commentary from the 2006 Marshall's Figure Skating Challenge. Broadcast on ABC. December 11, 2006. 1-3 p.m. EST at Agganis Arena at Boston University.
  48. ^ U.S. Figure Skating Official Site, December 16, 2006: "Johnny Weir Withdraws from Grand Prix Final Due to Injury"
  49. ^ USA Today, January 28, 2007: "Figure skater Lysacek hits career pinnacle at nationals"
  50. ^ US Figure Skating Association Athlete Bio
  51. ^ International Figure Skating, June 15, 2007 "New Coach For Johnny Weir: Three-Time U.S. Men’s Champion to Train With Galina Zmievskaya"
  52. ^ International Figure Skating Magazine, November 10, 2007: "Johnny Weir Claims His First Cup of China Grand Prix Title"
  53. ^ ISU Athlete Biography
  54. ^ icenetwork.com, December 21, 2007: "Johnny Weir is Home for the Holidays"
  55. ^ 2008 US Figure Skating Championship Results
  56. ^ International Skating Union Special Regulations & Technical Rules
  57. ^ March 22, 2008: Weir Wins Only US Medal at World Championships
  58. ^ March 23, 2008, Associated Press: "Worlds 2008: Weir salvages US medal hopes, titles to Japan’s Asada and Canada’s Buttle"
  59. ^ US Figure Skating Official Site, December 27, 2004: "Johnny Weir Prepares to Defend his U.S. Title"
  60. ^ U.S. Figure Skating Athlete Bio for Johnny Weir.
  61. ^ New Coach For Johnny Weir Three-Time U.S. Men’s Champion to Train With Galina Zmievskaya
  62. ^ ISU Athlete Biography

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