Evgenia Tarasova is a Russian figure skater, multiple championship winner. Performs in tandem with Vladimir Morozov. The change from single skating to pair skating happened when the girl was 16 years old.
Evgeny Tarasova is a Russian figure skater who is paired with Vladimir Morozov. Repeatedly became a prize-winner of international and European competitions. The couple won the silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Games in team performances. The girl is the Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Biography and personal life
Evgenia Maksimovna Tarasova was born on December 17, 1994 in a poor family. Mom and grandmother were engaged in upbringing without the participation of men. Today women live in a small village on the outskirts of Kazan.
Grandmother wanted Evgenia to take up ballroom dancing, but in the village of Derbyshki there was not a single professional educational institution with this direction. In addition to receiving a classical secondary education, the girl studied at the sports school number 1 in Kazan in the class of a sports profile. As a child, she and her sister skated at the small Raketa stadium, where a future coach noticed her. He also pointed out to his mother the certain abilities of her daughter.
Already at the age of four, the girl began active training. Since my mother was forced not only to raise girls, but also to work, the future figure skater had to wait for her in the corridor of the sports school after classes. On one of these days, the honored figure skating coach Gennady Sergeevich Tarasov approached the child. He took her to his group, although it was mainly attended by older children.
The training schedule was quite difficult: in the morning I had to go to school, and after classes there were two more figure skating trainings. Tarasov brought up real champions from his students. In her interviews, Evgenia repeatedly emphasized that the coach was a namesake, not a relative.
When Evgenia was 11 years old, coach Gennady Tarasov died, and sports activities began to be conducted under the leadership of Vyacheslav Golovlev. It was he who was able to bring the girl to the arena of world sports. In 2008, Evgenia became a member of the Russian national team.
The personal life of Tarasova is actively discussed in the social. networks. Fans attribute her an affair with Vladimir Morozov. The sports couple does not confirm or refute the conjectures in any way. In your Instagram account, you can see photos taken outside of training. However, the girl in an interview admitted that she was not going to start a family and get married. Her whole life is devoted to sports and keeping in good physical shape.
Thanks to her abilities and regular training, Tarasova in childhood was one of the most famous figure skaters of Tatarstan, was a member of the youth national team of Russia. Successes:
- at the age of 14, she took 4th place in the youth Grand Prix tournament in single figure skating, held in Belarus;
- at the age of 15 - 12th place in the championship of the Russian Federation;
- at the age of 16 she moved to the pair skating group.
The latter prompted her to move to Moscow, to live in the dormitory of the Olympic reserve school. Andrey Khekalo becomes the coach, and Yegor Chudin becomes the first figure skating partner. It was with him that Tarasova was in the Russian national team. Such a duet existed for one year, since Yegor decided to take a more active part in commercial ice shows. They brought him good fees.
Creativity and victories of Morozov and Tarasova
In the spring of 2012, the girl is included in the Russian national team, paired with Vladimir Morozov. Stanislav Morozov becomes a mentor and coach. Constant training leads to the fact that in the 2012-2013 figure skating season, athletes win the Warsaw Cup, and in the Russian championships they take 2nd and 5th places.
At the World Junior Championships, the pair is again in fifth place. Thanks to their good performance in the fight for the Grand Prix, the skaters find themselves in the national team, they begin preparations for the winter competitions in Italy.
The couple had success in the 2013-2014 season, when they took first place in the struggle for the championship among the Juniors of the Russian Federation, the silver of the world championship. This event led to the desire and the need to change the coaching staff. Young people start working with the famous German trainers Robin Szolkowy and return to Hekalo. Further achievements:
- excellent results in the Nebelhorn Trophy tournament;
- silver medals and second place for the right to become champions of Russia at the Cup of Russia;
- third place at the European Championships and the Grand Prix competition in Canada.
In the 2016-2017 season, young people continued to delight their fans with new successes. They took third place in the World Championship, were invited to participate in an international festival in Paris. There they took the silver podium. They fell a little short of the first place at the Championship in Russia.
The following season, the skaters took part in the Winter Olympics, earning gold. The first places were won in the fight for the title of European Champion, at the Grand Prix in France, at the international competition in Slovakia. In 2017, on the way to success, Evgenia was not stopped even by a leg injury, which was received three weeks before participating in the World Team Championship in Tokyo.
Russian figure skaters became the winners of Skate America, the first tournament of the Grand Prix of Skating series of the 2018-2019 season. They became the best in the free program, gaining 133.61 points. Previously showed the best result in the short program. The total number of points is 204, 85.