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Javier Raya
Spanish figure skater

Javier Raya

Javier Raya
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Intro Spanish figure skater
Is Figure skater
From Spain
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 April 1991, Madrid
Age 31 years
Residence Madrid
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Francisco Javier Raya Buenache (born 20 April 1991) is a Spanish figure skater. He is the 2011 Spanish national senior champion and has competed at eight ISU Championships.

Personal life

Francisco Javier Raya Buenache was born on 20 April 1991 in Madrid. He studied ballet from the age of six until he was 17. He is studying audiovisual communication at the Complutense University of Madrid. In May 2016, he came out as gay in an Instagram post.


Raya began skating in 1998 at a rink near Madrid's Chamartín railway station. His first coach was Jocelyn Flanagan. He is now coached by Carolina Sanz and Jordi Lafarga in Madrid and spends some time training in Canada during the summer. He has worked with Daniela Slovak in Calgary, Manon Perron in Montreal, and Brian Orser in Toronto.

Raya made his European debut in 2011, finishing 19th. He sustained a leg injury before the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy but recovered in November. He withdrew from the 2012 Spanish Championships due to illness, and later missed the 2012 Europeans but competed at the 2012 Worlds, where he finished 24th.

Raya competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and placed 25th. He withdrew from the 2014 World Championships due to an injury of the adductor in his left foot. At the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, he placed 21st in the short program, 14th in the free skate, and 14th overall.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Saturday Night Fever
    by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb,
    Robin Gibb, and David Shire
    choreo. by Joey Russell
  • Carne Cruda
    by Fernando Egozcue
  • Lejos
    by Ara Malikian
    choreo. by Antonio Najarro
  • Moulin Rouge!
    by Craig Armstrong
  • West Side Story
    by Leonard Bernstein
  • Les Misérables
    by Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
    by Louis Prima
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
    by Glenn Miller
  • Como Siento Yo
  • Hip Hip Chin Chin
  • Funeral for a Friend
    by Elton John
  • Tango
  • I Love Paris
    by The Witnesses
  • Can Can
  • Tosca
    by Giacomo Puccini
  • Capone
    by Ronan Hardiman
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Capone
    by Ronan Hardiman
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Libertango
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Libertango
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Don Quixote
    by Ludwig Minkus


CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 03–04 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 25th
Worlds 24th WD 25th
Europeans 19th 16th 18th 14th
CS Autumn Classic 7th
CS Golden Spin 13th 10th
CS U.S. Classic 14th
Autumn Classic 9th
Challenge Cup 2nd
Cup of Nice 11th 9th 14th 7th
Dragon Trophy 1st
Golden Spin 4th 5th 6th
Lombardia Trophy 8th
Merano Cup 10th 6th 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 13th
NRW Trophy 17th
Open d'Andorra 1st 1st
Santa Claus Cup 1st
Seibt Memorial 5th 6th
Triglav Trophy 7th
Universiade 14th 17th 11th
Volvo Open Cup 6th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 29th 19th 12th
JGP Austria 19th
JGP Croatia 16th
JGP Germany 9th
JGP South Africa 8th
JGP Spain 11th
JGP Turkey 6th
Cup of Nice 4th J 2nd J
Gardena 8th J
Triglav Trophy 5th N 4th J 1st J
Copenhagen 6th N
Merano Cup 4th N
Spanish Champ. 2nd J 2nd J 1st J 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd
Levels: N = Novice, J = Junior; WD = Withdrew

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