Vitali Butikov

Vitali Yuryevich Butikov (Russian: Виталий Юрьевич Бутиков, born 19 June 1987) is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. With partner Kristina Gorshkova, he is the 2008 World Junior bronze medalist.

Vitali Butikov
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Gorshkova and Butikov at the 2008 NHK Trophy
Personal information
Full nameVitali Yuryevich Butikov
Country representedRussia
Born (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 35)
Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceMoscow
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
PartnerKristina Gorshkova
CoachElena Tchaikovskaia
Ksenia Rumiantseva
Former coachTatiana Kuzmina
Skating clubVorobievye Gory
Began skating1992
ISU personal best scores
Combined total127.47
2010 Cup of Russia
Comp. dance51.97
2010 Cup of Russia
Free dance75.89
2010 Skate Canada

Butikov switched from singles to ice dancing at age eleven.[1] After their coach, Tatiana Kuzmina, was killed in a car accident in July 2007, Gorshkova and Butikov began working with Elena Tchaikovskaia, Ksenia Rumiantseva, and Petr Durnev.[1]

ProgramsEdit

(with Gorshkova)

Season Original dance Free dance
2009–2010
[2]
  • Russian Waltz
  • Phantom on Ice
    by Robert Danova
2008–2009
[3]
2007–2008
[4]
  • Greek folk dance
2006–2007
[5]

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Gorshkova)

Results[6]
International
Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
GP Bompard 7th 7th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
GP Rostelecom 4th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 4th 6th
Finlandia 3rd 3rd 5th
Golden Spin 2nd 2nd
NRW Trophy 4th
Universiade 4th 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 4th 3rd
JGP Final 4th 3rd
JGP Croatia 3rd 2nd
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Norway 2nd
JGP Romania 1st
JGP Slovakia 5th
JGP USA 5th
National
Russian Champ. 3rd 6th 5th 7th
Russian Junior 3rd 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (14 September 2008). "Gorshkova and Butikov are Ready for New Challenges". Golden Skate.
  2. ^ "Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV". International Skating Union.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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