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Aljona Savchenko

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Aljona Savchenko

Aljona Savchenko
  • Birth date 1/19/1984
  • Birthplace Kiev
  • Residence Oberstdorf
  • Height/Weight 5'0"/ 97 lbs
  • Olympics 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Biography

Partnered with Robin Szolkowy, Germany’s Aliona Savchenko won five world titles and two Olympic bronze medals. After making the podium at the 2014 Sochi Olympics with an eye-catching “Pink Panther” program, Savchenko and Szolkowy dissolved their partnership because Szolkowy was ready to retire. Savchenko quickly found a new partner, France’s Bruno Massot, and after sitting out the 2014-15 season, Massot was released by his country’s federation to skate for Germany. At their world championships debut as a pair, Savchenko and Massot won a bronze medal.

They started the 2016-17 strongly by winning gold in both their Grand Prix events, but Savchenko tore a ligament in her right ankle during a November 2016 competition. They had to withdraw from the Grand Prix Final and German championships. Savchenko and Massot returned in fighting form for the 2017 European Championships, where they took their second straight silver. At the 2017 World Championships, they won another silver.

To kick off the 2018 Olympic season, Savchenko and Massot earned silver at a competition in Germany. Then, they came to the Grand Prix series, earning a silver in Canada and a gold in the U.S. Savchenko and Massot won the prestigious Grand Prix Final title together in December. They went on to win the German national title, but withdrew from the European Championships in January to focus on the PyeongChang Olympics.
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Getting to know Aljona Savchenko

1

Father was an international weightlifter

2

Competed in the 2002 Olympics for Ukraine, but 2006, 2010 and 2014 for Germany

3

Married artist Liam Cross in August 2016

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