Adrián Díaz

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Adrián (or Adrià) Díaz (born 17 September 1990) is a Spanish ice dancer who skates with Olivia Smart. With former partner Sara Hurtado, he is a four-time Spanish national champion and has won four senior international medals. Hurtado and Diaz were the first dance team to represent Spain in ISU competition[1] and the first to qualify for the Olympics.

Adrián Díaz
2017 World Figure Skating Championships Olivia Smart Adrià Díaz jsfb dave2430.jpg
Smart/Díaz in 2017
Personal information
Alternative namesAdrià Díaz
Country representedSpain
Born (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 29)
Barcelona, Spain
Home townBarcelona / Montreal, Canada
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
PartnerOlivia Smart
Former partnerSara Hurtado
CoachMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Pascal Denis
Former coachJohn Dunn
ChoreographerGinette Cournoyer, Marie-France Dubreuil
Former choreographerDavid Wilson, Antonio Najarro, Patrice Lauzon, Pasquale Camerlengo, Romain Haguenauer, John Dunn
Skating clubF.C. Barcelona
Former skating clubSAD Majadahonda
Training locationsMontreal
Former training locationsMadrid
London
Began skating1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total191.01
2019 Skate America
Short dance76.62
2019 Skate America
Free dance114.39
2019 Skate America

Personal lifeEdit

Adrián Díaz was born 17 September 1990 in Barcelona.[2] He studied sports science at university.[3] He formerly competed as Adrià Díaz but prefers to be called Adrián or Adri.[4] He began dating American ice dancer Madison Hubbell in 2014. The couple announced their engagement in April 2018.[5]

Skating careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Díaz started skating in 1995.[6] After skating in singles, he became interested in switching to ice dancing in 2006, and asked a fellow single skater, Sara Hurtado, to go with him to a summer camp organized by the Spanish federation (FEDH) with French coach Romain Haguenauer.[7] Hurtado said, "We begged the Federation for two years, please, please, we want to do ice dance."[3] In early 2008, FEDH hired British coach John Dunn to teach ice dancing in Madrid.[3][8][9]

2008–2009 season: Debut of Hurtado/DíazEdit

Hurtado/Díaz began competing together internationally in the 2008–09 season. Their first major international event was the 2009 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, where they finished 32nd.

2009–2010 seasonEdit

Hurtado/Díaz competed in two events on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and finished 16th at the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.

2010–2011 seasonEdit

Hurtado/Díaz competed on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, while also taking part in several senior internationals. They finished 15th at the 2011 European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, won a bronze medal at the Bavarian Open, and finished fourth at the Winter Universiade.

They placed ninth at the World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. They then competed in Moscow, Russia, at their first senior World Championships; although the two qualified for the short dance out of the preliminary round, they were unable to reach the free dance portion of the event.

2011–2012 seasonEdit

Hurtado/Díaz moved to London, England, in mid-2011 after Dunn accepted a coaching job in his native country.[10][11] In November, they competed at their first-ever Grand Prix event, the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard, where they placed 8th (last). In December 2011, they ended their relationship with Dunn and relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to train under Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.[12][13][14]

Ranked 12th in the short dance and 17th in the free dance, Hurtado/Díaz finished 16th at the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield, England. They qualified to the free dance at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France, and finished 19th overall.

2012–2013 seasonEdit

Hurtado/Díaz did not compete on the Grand Prix series. They placed 15th at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and 19th at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario, Canada.

2013–2014 season: Sochi OlympicsEdit

At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, Hurtado/Díaz became the first ice dancers to qualify an Olympic entry for Spain.[15] They had no Grand Prix assignments. In January 2014, they finished 10th at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary, allowing Spain to send two ice dancing teams to the next Europeans.[16]

One month later, Hurtado/Díaz competed at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia;[2] they set personal best scores in both segments and finished in 13th place. They ended their season with a 16th-place result at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama.

2014–2015 seasonEdit

Returning to the Grand Prix series, Hurtado/Díaz placed 8th at the 2014 Skate Canada International and 4th at the 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard. They then achieved career-best ISU Championship results, finishing 5th with a new personal best score at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, and then 14th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

2015–2016 season: Hurtado/Díaz part waysEdit

Hurtado/Díaz were invited to two Grand Prix events – the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard and the 2015 Rostelecom Cup. However, on 16 October 2015, Hurtado announced on her personal Facebook page that she had decided to end the partnership.[17][18] In a later interview, Hurtado stated that their partnership had experienced problems for some time and that therapy had not helped resolve these issues.[19]

2015–2016 season: Teaming up with SmartEdit

On 13 December 2015, it was announced that Díaz would represent Spain with British ice dancer Olivia Smart and that they would train in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[20] On 15 January 2016, Smart announced that the British skating association had released her.[21]

2016–2017 season: Debut of Smart/DíazEdit

Making their international debut, Smart/Díaz took silver behind Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit at the Lake Placid Ice Dance International in late July 2016. They later competed at three ISU Challenger Series events, placing 4th at the 2016 U.S. International Classic, 6th at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, and 6th at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, before winning gold at the Open d'Andorra. Smart/Díaz finished second to Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin at the Spanish Championships. As a result, they were not nominated for the 2017 European Championships.

In February, Smart/Díaz took silver at the Bavarian Open. Later that month, Federación Española Deportes de Hielo (FEDH) selected them to compete at the 2017 World Championships, the main Olympic-qualifying competition.[22] The two placed 16th in the short dance, 19th in the free dance, and 18th overall at the event in Helsinki, Finland. Their result allowed Spain to send one ice dancing team to the Olympics.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

In July 2017, FEDH announced that Spain's Olympic spot would go to the team which received the highest combined score at the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and Spanish Championships.[23]

Smart/Díaz began their season on the Challenger Series, placing 7th at the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and 4th at the 2017 Autumn Classic International. Making their Grand Prix debut, the two placed 6th at the 2017 Skate Canada International in October. In December, they placed 5th at the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb, scoring 4.18 points less than Hurtado/Khaliavin. Later that month, they won the Spanish national title by a 3.23 point margin, resulting in a final deficit of 0.95 points. On 17 December 2017, FEDH announced that Hurtado/Khaliavin would compete at the European Championships and Olympics while Smart/Díaz would be assigned to the 2018 World Championships.[24][25] They finished 12th at the event in Milan, Italy.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Smart/Díaz began their season at the Autumn Classic International Challenger Series event where they placed second behind Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje. At the onset of the 2018–19 season, they were assigned to two Grand Prix events, the Skate Canada and Internationaux de France, finishing fifth at the former and seventh at the latter.

After winning the silver medal at the Spanish Championships, finishing behind Hurtado/Khaliavin, they placed eighth at the 2019 European Championships.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Smart/Díaz began the season with a victory at the 2019 Lake Placid Ice Dance International, and then placed fourth at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International. At their first Grand Prix assignment, 2019 Skate America, they placed fourth, with three new personal bests set.[26][27] Smart/Díaz concluded the Grand Prix with another fourth-place finish at the 2019 Internationaux de France.[28]

ProgramsEdit

With SmartEdit

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2019–2020
[29]
2018–2019
[30]
  • Tango: A Evaristo Carriego
    performed by Orquestra Color Tango
2017–2018
[6]
2016–2017
[32]

With HurtadoEdit

 
Hurtado and Díaz at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy.
 
Hurtado and Díaz perform a lift at the 2011 European Championships.
Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2015–2016
[33][34][35]

2014–2015
[36][37]


choreo. by Antonio Najarro


2013–2014
[1][38][39]
  • Quickstep: Steppin' Out With My Baby
    (from "Insongniac")
    by Tim Draxl
  • Foxtrot: Boardwalk Empire
  • Charleston
2012–2013
[14][40][41]
  • Waltz: Jane's Waltz
  • Polka: Modern Times
  • Little Wing
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Pride and Joy
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
2011–2012
[42][43]
2010–2011
[44][45]

Original dance
2009–2010
[46][47]
2008–2009
[48][49]

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With SmartEdit

International[50]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 18th 12th
Europeans 8th 8th
GP France 7th 4th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada 6th 5th
CS Autumn Classic 6th 4th 2nd 4th
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th 2nd
CS Golden Spin 5th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
CS US Classic 4th 7th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Lake Placid IDI 2nd 1st
Open d'Andorra 1st
National
Spanish Champ. 2nd 1st 2nd 1st

With HurtadoEdit

International[51]
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Olympics 13th
Worlds 23rd 19th 19th 16th 14th
Europeans 15th 16th 15th 10th 5th
GP France 8th 4th WD
GP Rostelecom Cup WD
GP Skate Canada 8th
CS Autumn Classic 5th
CS Finlandia Trophy WD
CS Golden Spin 3rd
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Nice 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin 11th 8th 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th 9th 8th
NRW Trophy 6th
Toruń Cup 2nd
Winter Universiade 4th 8th 2nd
International: Junior[51]
Junior Worlds 32nd 16th 9th
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Turkey 6th
JGP U.K. 10th
JGP U.S. 10th
NRW Trophy 6th 8th
National[51]
Spanish Champ. 1st 1st J 1st J 1st 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

With Smart for SpainEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
November 2019 1–3 2019 Internationaux de France 4
76.09
4
112.09
4
188.18
October 18-20, 2019 2019 Skate America 4
76.62
4
114.39
4
191.01
September 12–14, 2019 2019 Autumn Classic International 4
70.63
4
110.88
4
181.51
30 July - 2 August, 2019 2019 Lake Placid Ice Dance International 4
70.11
1
114.51
1
184.62
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
21-27 January, 2019 2019 European Championships 6
70.02
9
106.82
8
176.84
14–16 December 2018 2018 Spanish Championships 1
69.86
2
108.82
2
178.68
23–25 November 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 5
68.16
8
97.53
7
165.69
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 3
72.35
5
104.22
5
176.57
4–7 October 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 2
72.61
2
107.46
2
180.07
20–22 September 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic 2
67.35
2
104.06
2
171.41
2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 12
63.73
12
98.32
12
162.05
15–17 December 2017 2017 Spanish Championships 1
69.61
2
98.16
1
167.77
6–9 December 2017 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 5
63.12
5
96.28
5
159.40
27–29 October 2017 2017 Skate Canada International 4
64.34
7
90.47
6
154.81
20–23 September 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic 5
61.18
4
93.88
4
155.56
13–17 September 2017 2017 US Classic 8
48.15
6
83.98
7
132.13
2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 16
60.93
19
84.68
18
145.61
14–19 February 2017 2017 Bavarian Open 2
67.52
2
104.18
2
171.70
16–20 November 2016 2016 Open d'Andorra 1
63.47
1
100.93
1
164.40
6–10 October 2016 2016 Finlandia Trophy 6
55.89
6
86.23
6
142.12
28 Sept. – 1 Oct. 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic 5
56.10
6
85.40
6
141.50
14–18 September 2016 2016 US Classic 3
57.12
5
81.22
4
138.34
28–29 July 2016 2016 Lake Placid IDI 2
62.32
2
83.17
2
145.49

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