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Sara Hurtado

Sara Hurtado Spanish ice dancer

Spanish ice dancer
Sara Hurtado
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Quick Facts

Intro Spanish ice dancer
Is Figure skater
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 3 November 1992, Madrid
Age: 27 years
Sara Hurtado
The details

Biography

Sara Hurtado (born 3 November 1992) is a Spanish ice dancer who skates with Kirill Khaliavin. With former partner Adrià Díaz, she won four senior international medals. Hurtado and Diaz were the first dance team to represent Spain in ISU competition and the first to qualify for the Olympics. Hurtado is a six-time Spanish national champion, five times with Díaz and once with Khaliavin.

Personal life

Sara Hurtado was born 3 November 1992 in Madrid. She studied journalism at Universidad Francisco de Vitoria before moving to Canada. In 2016, she enrolled at the British School of Art and Design in Moscow.

Career

Early years

Hurtado began skating in 2001. Her mother signed her up for lessons when an ice rink opened nearby.

She switched from singles to ice dancing when Adrià Díaz asked her to skate with him. The Spanish skating federation hired coach John Dunn to develop an ice dancing program in Madrid in early 2008.

2008–09 season: Debut of Hurtado/Díaz

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

2009–10 season

They competed in two events on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and finished 16th at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

2010–11 season

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, won a bronze medal at the Bavarian Open, and finished fourth at the Winter Universiade. They moved up to ninth at Junior Worlds. They went on to their first senior Worlds, where they qualified for the short dance out of the preliminary round but were unable to reach the free dance portion of the event.

2011–12 season

Hurtado/Díaz moved to London, England in mid-2011 after Dunn accepted a coaching job in his native country. In December 2011, they ended their relationship with Dunn and relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to train under Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.

2013–14 season: Winter Olympics

At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, Hurtado/Díaz became the first ice dancers to qualify an Olympic entry for Spain. In January 2014, they competed at the 2014 European Championships and finished 10th, allowing Spain to send two ice dancing teams to the next Europeans. One month later, Hurtado/Díaz competed at the Winter Olympics, where they set personal best scores in both segments and finished in 13th place.

2014–15 season

Hurtado/Díaz achieved their best results in the 2014–15 season, finishing 5th at the 2015 Europeans with a new personal best score and 14th at Worlds.

2015–16 season: Hurtado/Díaz part ways

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

2016–17 season: Debut of Hurtado/Khaliavin

In 2016, Hurtado teamed up with Kirill Khaliavin, who was released to skate for Spain in September of the same year. The two are coached by Alexander Zhulin in Moscow. They made their international debut in December 2016, winning gold at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary.

Programs

With Khaliavin

Season Short dance Free dance
2016–17
  • Sweet Dreams
    by Térez Montcalm
  • Two Men in Love
    by The Irrepressibles

With Díaz

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
2015–16
  • I Put a Spell on You
    performed by Nina Simone
  • I Put a Spell on You
    (Profetesa Smooth Dubstep Remix)

  • Anything to Say You're Mine
    by Sonny Thompson
    performed by Etta James
  • Spoonful
    by Willie Dixon
    performed by Etta James
  • Vesper
    by New Tango Orquesta
  • Nostalgia
    by Pasión Vega
2014–15
  • Paso doble: Tercio de Quites
    by Rafael Talens
  • Flamenco: Almoraima
    by Paco de Lucía
  • Flamenco: Alfileres de colores
    by Miguel Poveda
  • Meditation
    (from "Zumanity" - Cirque du Soleil)
  • Atonement
    by Dario Marianelli
  • Original composition
    by Karl Hugo
  • Paso doble: Tercio de Quites
    by Rafael Talens
  • Flamenco: Almoraima
    by Paco de Lucía
  • Flamenco: Alfileres de colores
    by Miguel Poveda

  • Surviving Picasso
    by Richard Robbins
  • Le di a la caza alcance
    by Estrella Morente
2013–14
  • Quickstep: Steppin' Out With My Baby
    (from "Insongniac")
    by Tim Draxl
  • Foxtrot: Boardwalk Empire
  • Charleston
  • Surviving Picasso
    by Richard Robbins
  • Le di a la caza alcance
    by Estrella Morente
2012–13
  • Waltz: Jane's Waltz
  • Polka: Modern Times
  • Little Wing
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Pride and Joy
    by Stevie Ray Vaughan
2011–12
  • Mas que Nada
    by Sergio Mendes
  • Magalenha
    by Sergio Mendes
  • Tristan & Iseult
    by Maxime Rodriguez
2010–11
  • Algo pequeñito
    by Daniel Diges

  • Ein Wiener Walzer
    by Karl Jenkins
  • Be Italian
    (from Nine)
    performed by Fergie
Original dance
2009–10
  • Granada
    by Paco de Lucía
  • Slumdog Millionaire
    by A. R. Rahman
2008–09
  • In the Mood
    by Glenn Miller
  • Summertime
  • 300
    by Tyler Bates

Competitive highlights

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

With Khaliavin

International
Event 2016–17
European Champ.
Santa Claus Cup 1st
MNNT Cup 2nd
National
Spanish Championships 1st

With Díaz

International
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Winter Olympics 13th
World Champ. 23rd 19th 19th 16th 14th
European Champ. 15th 16th 15th 10th 5th
GP Bompard 8th 4th WD
GP Rostelecom Cup WD
GP Skate Canada 8th
CS Finlandia Trophy WD
CS Golden Spin 3rd
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Nice 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin 11th 8th 5th
MNNT Cup 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th 9th 8th
NRW Trophy 6th
Winter Universiade 4th 8th 2nd
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 32nd 16th 9th
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Turkey 6th
JGP United Kingdom 10th
JGP United States 10th
NRW Trophy 6th J 8th J
National
Spanish Champ. 1st 1st J 1st J 1st 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

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