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September 16
Elena and Anton Update - according to News Briefs from Blades on Ice, Tamara Moskvina has taken Elena and Anton, along with training-mates Kazakova & Dmitriev, to Stamford Connecticut to train at the Stamford Twin Rinks. They will most likely continue to train there for at least another month or two.

September 9
Elena and Anton are scheduled to skate in An Evening With Champions. The show takes place at Harvard in Boston, MA, October 23 - 25. Visit the official web site or click here for ticket information. Cast members include:

  • Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze
  • Maya Usova & Evgeny Platov
  • Oksana Baiul
  • Alexei Yagudin
  • Derrick Delmore
  • Sarah Hughes
  • Timothy Goebel
  • Takeshi Honda
  • Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman
  • Tiffany & Johnnie Stiegler
  • Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov

September 3
Elena and Anton are listed as one of Blades on Ice's "Dynamic Duos." According to Blades on Ice website, the eight pairs teams selected by voters were: (alphabetical order)

  • Bechke & Petrov - RUS
  • Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze - RUS
  • Brasseur & Eisler
  • Gordeeva & Grinkov - RUS
  • Kazakova & Dmitriev - RUS
  • Meno & Sand - USA
  • Underhill & Martini - CAN
  • Woetzel & Steuer - GER
Congratulations Elena and Anton!

August 18
Elena and Anton have been assigned to Skate America, Cup of Russia, and NHK Trophy. Visit the Upcoming Competitions page to see a schedule, TV times, and ticket info. Competition previews:

SKATE AMERICA

  • Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
  • Sarah Abitbol & Stephane Bernadis (FRA)
  • Kristy Sargeant & Kris Wirtz (CAN)
  • Marina Khalturina & Andrei Kroukov (KZK)
  • Victoria Maksuta & Vladislav Zhovnirsky (RUS)
  • Danielle Hartsell & Steve Hartsell (USA)
  • Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman (USA)
  • Tiffany Stiegler & Johnnie Stiegler (USA)

B&S's biggest competition will probably come from Abitbol and Bernadis of France and Canada's Sargeant and Wirtz. The American pair of Ina and Zimmerman also have a good chance to medal, but their partnership is very new (They began skating together as of April or May after Ina split with Jason Dungjen and Zimmerman split with Stephanie Stiegler).

CUP OF RUSSIA
  • Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
  • Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao (CHN)
  • Dorota Zagorska & Mariusz Siudek (POL)
  • Nadia Micallef & Bruno Marcotte (CAN)
  • Heather Allebach & Matthew Evers (USA)
  • Tatiana Totmjanina & Maksim Marinin (RUS)
  • Mariana Kautz & Norman Jeschke (GER)
  • Elaine Asanaki & Alcuin Schulten (GRE)

The powerful Chinese pair of Shen and Zhao as well as Zagorska and Siudek of Poland have been rapidly climbing in the rankings and will definitely challenge B&S for the gold. The two pairs placed 4th and 3rd respectively at the recent Goodwill Games behind B&S and teammates Kazakova and Dmitriev, and are looking to improve their standings. Shen and Zhao are very strong technically with huge throws and twists, but lack in the area of artistry. Zagorska and Siudek are good technically and lacking artistically like the Chinese pair, but they have less consistency than Shen & Zhao and Elena and Anton.

NHK TROPHY
  • Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
  • Peggy Schwarz & Mirko Muller (GER)
  • Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao (CHN)
  • Marina Khalturina & Andrei Kroukov (KZK)
  • Danielle Hartsell & Steve Hartsell (USA)
  • Evgeniya Filonenko & Igor Marchenko (UKR)
  • Inga Rodionova & Alexandr Anishenko (AZE)
  • Marie-Claude Savard Gagnon & Luc Bradet (CAN)
  • Japanese pair not confirmed

Again, Shen & Zhao will be tough competition for Elena and Anton. Schwarz & Muller of Germany, Savard Gagnon and Bradet of Canada, and the pairs from Ukraine and Kazakhstan will also be in the hunt for a medal.

July 31
The Goodwill Games have concluded! For details on the competition, visit the Goodwill Games competition details page.

July 2
Elena and Anton have been working on a new long program. The music is set to "Concerto for Coloratura," by Rheinhold Gliere. They are also working on a quad throw. It probably won't be in their competitive programs, but...

June 28
An article with photos about Elena and Anton has appeared in the July/August 1998 issue of International Figure Skating Magazine.


June 27
Tamara Moskvina, Elena and Anton's coach, has been named to International Figure Skating Magazine's "25 Most Influential" list! Here is a complete list:
Katarina Witt, Michelle Kwan, ABC, Sandra Bezic, Denise Biellman, Brian Boitano, Dick Button, Ottavio Cinquanta, Lu Chen, Tom Collins, James Disbrow, Steve Disson, Artur Dmitriev, David Dore, Kenneth Feld, Scott Hamilton, Katia Gordeeva, Oliver Honer, IMG, Tara Lipinski, Tamara Moskvina, Moira North, Susanna Rahkamo and Petri Kokko, Michael Rosenberg, Krisi Yamaguchi
For more information about Tamara Moskvina, click here.


June 7
Have you noticed that Elena and Anton haven't appeared on recent Champions on Ice shows? That's because they have taken a short break from the tour in order to prepare programs for next season. Right now they are training in Simsbury, Connecticut. Elena and Anton are planning to rejoin the tour on June 27. Can't wait to see what new programs they come up with :)




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