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About

Kavaguti and Smirnov are two-time world bronze medalists, 2011 Grand Prix Final bronze medalists, 2010 European champions and three-time Russian champions ... Placed fourth at the 2010 Olympic Games ... Have landed quadruple throw Salchows in competition ... Teamed up in the spring of 2006; she officially changed her name from Kawaguchi to Kavaguti in March 2009 after becoming a Russian citizen ... Missed the 2007 Russian Championships and the 2007 European Championships after she broke her ankle in a fall in practice in December 2006 ... Missed the 2012 European Championships while he was recovering from appendix surgery ... Missed the 2013-14 season after he ruptured ligaments in his knee in October 2013.

Kavaguti started skating when she was 5 ... Competed internationally in singles for Japan before switching to pairs ... With former partner Alexander Markuntsov, she became the first Japanese pairs skater to medal at an ISU championship (silver at the 2001 World Junior Championships) ... Competed for the United States with Devin Patrick from 2004-06 ... Has lived and trained in Russia since 2003 ... Graduated from St. Petersburg University in 2007 with a degree in international relations.

Smirnov started skating when he was 4 ... Previously competed with Alexandra Danilova and Ekaterina Vasilieva ... Married Ekaterina Garus in August 2010.

Season Notes

  • 2014-15 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Méditation" from Thaïs by Jules Massenet
    FS Music: "Manfred Symphony" by Tchaikovsky
  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss
    FS Music: "February" by Leonid Levashevich

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "All Alone" by Joe Satriani
    FS Music: "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Also sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss
    FS Music: "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy

  • 2009-10 Seasson Notes
    SP Music: "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saëns
    FS Music: "The Blue Danube" by Johan Strauss and "Valse Sentimentale" by Tchaikovsky

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    SP Music: "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saens
    FS Music: Music from I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

  • 2007-08 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Camille Saint-Saëns
    FS Music: Music form the Love Story soundtrack by Francis Lai

  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" by Camille Saint-Saëns
    FS Music: "Piano Concerto" by Camille Saint-Saëns; "Bachianas Brasileiras" by Heitor Villa-Lobos and music for the Van Helsing soundtrack by Alan Silvestri

Competitive History

  • 2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 1st
  • 2013 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2013 - European Championships - 5th
  • 2013 - Russian Championships - 2nd
  • 2012 - Grand Prix Final - 6th
  • 2012 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 1st
  • 2012 - Cup of China - 2nd
  • 2012 - World Championships - 7th
  • 2011 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
  • 2011 - Rostelecom Cup - 2nd
  • 2011 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2011 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2011 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2011 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 2011 - Russian Championships - 2nd
  • 2010 - Rostelecom Cup - 1st
  • 2010 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2010 - Olympic Winter Games - 4th
  • 2010 - European Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Grand Prix Final - 5th
  • 2009 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
  • 2009 - Rostelecom Cup - 2nd
  • 2009 - World Team Trophy - 5th (team)
  • 2009 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2009 - European Championships - 2nd
  • 2009 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final - 5th
  • 2008 - Cup of Russia - 2nd
  • 2008 - Skate Canada - 1st
  • 2008 - Coupe de Nice - 1st
  • 2008 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2008 - European Championships - 3rd
  • 2008 - Russian Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Grand Prix Final - 5th
  • 2007 - Skate Canada - 3rd
  • 2007 - Cup of Russia - 3rd
  • 2007 - Coupe de Nice - 1st
  • 2007 - World Championships - 9th
  • 2006 - Cup of Russia - 3rd
  • 2006 - Coupe de Nice - 1st