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About

Teamed up in 2005 ... Gazsi went to Moscow looking for a new partner and eventually found Zhiganshina and stayed in Russia ... Couple moved back to Germany for training in the spring of 2009.

Zhiganshina started skating when she was 4 ... Competed with Denis Bazdyrev until 2004, representing Russia ... Received German citizenship in November 2013 ... Younger brother, Ruslan, is the 2012 world junior ice dance champion (with partner Victoria Sinitsina), competing for Russia ... He now skates with 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Elena Ilinykh ... Nelli's interests include horse riding and dancing.

Gazsi started skating when he was 4 ... Previous partners include Mandy Kästner, Julia Novikov and Sandra Gissmann ... Likes reading and sleeping.

Season Notes

  • 2014-15 Season Notes
    SD Music: "La Maza" by Silvio Rodriguez and "Ameksa" by Taalbi Brothers
    FD Music: Music from Swan Lake Reloaded by Fredrik Rydman
  • 2013-14 Season Notes
    SD Music: "Le Jazz Hot" performed by the cast of Glee
    FD Music: "Carrigan & Dibs" from the Casper soundtrack by James Horner, "Mr. E's Dance Card" from the Batman Forever soundtrack by Elliot Goldenthal and "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SD Music: "Tore My Heart" and "Ramalama (Bang Bang)"
    FD Music: Waltz from the soundtrack of The Admiral

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SD: "Desperados" from the Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack
    FD Music: Music from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SD Music: Selection from Cirque du Soleil
    FD Music: "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt and music from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    OD Music: Ukrainian dance -- "Black Eyebrows and Hazel Eyes," and "Marusia" performed by Joseph Kobzon
    FD Music: Music from La Boheme performed by Charles Aznavour

Competitive History

  • 2014 - Finlandia Trophy - 2nd
  • 2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd
  • 2014 - World Championships - 11th
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 11th
  • 2014 - European Championships - 7th
  • 2014 - German Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Trophee Bompard - 4th
  • 2013 - Volvo Open Cup - 2nd
  • 2013 - Skate Canada - 6th
  • 2013 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 5th
  • 2013 - World Championships - 10th
  • 2013 - European Championships - 6th
  • 2013 - German Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - Pavel Roman Memorial - 1st
  • 2012 - Rostelecom Cup - 5th
  • 2012 - Skate America - 5th
  • 2012 - World Championships - 11th
  • 2012 - European Championships - 8th
  • 2012 - German Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Golden Spin - 1st
  • 2011 - NHK Trophy - 4th
  • 2011 - Skate America - 4th
  • 2011 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 1st
  • 2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 2nd
  • 2011 - Bavarian Open - 1st
  • 2011 - European Championships - 7th
  • 2011 - German Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Pavel Roman Memorial - 1st
  • 2010 - NRW Trophy - 2nd
  • 2010 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 3rd
  • 2010 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 4th
  • 2010 - Mont Blanc Trophy - 6th
  • 2010 - German Championships - 3rd
  • 2009 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 6th
  • 2009 - Pavel Roman Memorial - 3rd
  • 2009 - German Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - Pavel Roman Memorial - 1st
  • 2008 - Ondrej Nepela Memorial - 1st
  • 2008 - World Championships - 20th
  • 2008 - German Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - Golden Spin - 5th
  • 2007 - World Championships - 18th
  • 2007 - European Championships - 16th
  • 2007 - Cup of Russia - 8th
  • 2007 - Skate Canada - 7th
  • 2007 - German Championships - 1st
  • 2006 - German Championships - 3rd