Volosozhar and Trankov are the 2013 world champions, two-time world silver medalists (2011, '12), two-time European champions (2011, '12) and the 2012 Grand Prix Final champions.
Teamed up in May 2010 ... Both achieved international success with their previous partners, Volosozhar with Stanislav Morozov (who is also her husband) for Ukraine and Trankov with Maria Mukhortova for Russia ... Volosozhar and Morozov, who competed together from 2004-10, represented Ukraine at the Olympics twice (2006, '10), finished fourth at the World Championships in 2007, placed fourth at the European Championships three times (2008-10) and qualified for the 2009 Grand Prix Final ... Trankov and Mukhortova, who skated together from 2003-10, competed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, placed fourth at the World Championships in 2010, medaled at the European Championships three times (one silver, two bronze) and twice qualified for the Grand Prix Final.
Volosozhar started skating when she was 4 ... Took up pairs skating when she was 14 ... Skated with Petr Kharchenko for four years, winning the Ukraine championship in 2004 and placing fifth at the World Junior Championships that season ... Granted Russian citizenship in December 2010.
Started skating when he was 4 ... Moved from Perm to Saint Petersburg at 15 to find a partner ... Likes hip hop music, computers and reading.
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "Love Theme" from the soundtrack of The Godfather by Nino Rota
FS Music: "Violin Muse" by Ikuko Kawai, based on "Partita for Violin No. 2" by Johann Sebastian Bach, and "Chaconne" by Tomaso Vitali
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence
FS Music: Music from the Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell and Tchaikovsky
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff
FS Music: Music from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev