Kristin Fraser

Kristin Fraser (born February 29, 1980) is an American former competitive ice dancer who competed for Azerbaijan with Igor Lukanin. They teamed up in 2000 and became four-time Azerbaijani national champions. They represented Azerbaijan at the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2006 Winter Olympics. Fraser and Lukanin were married on December 31, 2010 in Montclair, New Jersey.

Kristin Fraser
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Fraser and Lukanin at the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard
Personal information
Country representedAzerbaijan
Former country(ies) representedUnited States
Born (1980-02-29) February 29, 1980 (age 40)
Palo Alto, California
ResidenceWest Orange, New Jersey
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
PartnerIgor Lukanin
Former partnerPeter Kongkasem (USA)
Jonathan Nichols (USA)
CoachNikolai Morozov
Former coachAlexander Zhulin
Genrikh Sretenski
ChoreographerNikolai Morozov
Skating clubCentral Army Sport Club, Baku
Retired2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total173.95
2008 Worlds
Comp. dance33.02
2008 Europeans
Original dance56.35
2008 Worlds
Free dance87.26
2005 Worlds

Fraser previously competed for the United States. She skated with Peter Kongkasem for four years until 1996 when he took a break from skating due to health issues[1] and Jonathan Nichols.

Competitive highlightsEdit

For the United StatesEdit

With KongkasemEdit

Event 1996
U.S. Championships 13th J.
J. = Junior level

With NicholsEdit

Event 2000
U.S. Championships 8th

With Lukanin for AzerbaijanEdit

Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Winter Olympic Games 17th 19th
World Championships 19th 15th 13th 16th 13th 14th 16th 11th 18th
European Championships 16th 14th 10th 9th 9th 7th 10th 9th
Azerbaijani Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st
Trophée Eric Bompard 7th 6th 6th
NHK Trophy 5th
Skate America 6th 5th
Cup of Russia 7th
Cup of China 5th 4th
Skate Canada International 7th 7th 4th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 2nd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd 5th 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th 4th 4th

ProgramsEdit

(with Lukanin)

Season Original dance Free dance
2008–2009[2] St. Louis Blues Ocean Heart
by Amici Forever
(based on Spartacus
by Aram Khachaturian)
2002–2003[3]
  • Waltz
    by Johann Strauss
  • Polka
    by Johann Strauss
Fiesta de Boi Bumba
Orchestra Mundurucania

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (March 28, 2006). "Dancers Make Sports History for Thailand". Skate Today.
  2. ^ "Kristin FRASER / Igor LUKANIN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Mittan, Barry (December 15, 2002). "American Dancer Represents Azerbaijan". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on May 12, 2008.

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