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Sonia Lafuente

Sonia Lafuente Figure skater

Figure skater
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Intro Figure skater
Is Figure skater
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 7 December 1991, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Age: 28 years
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Biography

Sonia Lafuente Martínez (born 7 December 1991) is a Spanish figure skater. She is a six-time Spanish national champion. Lafuente became the first Spanish skater to medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit when she won silver at the 2006 Mexico Cup.

Personal life

Lafuente was born on 7 December 1991 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. She is a university student, studying sports. She intends to spread her studies over several years in order to accommodate her career.

Career

Lafuente began skating at age four, after her parents took her and her sister to a newly opened rink in Madrid. Carolina Sanz and Ivan Saez were her coaches for much of her career. In the 2003–04 season, Lafuente made her international debut as a novice, and finished with the bronze medal at the Merano Cup, an event she would win one year later. She began competing in junior internationals in 2005-06.

In the 2006–07 season, Lafuente became the first Spanish skater to win a Junior Grand Prix medal. She trained mainly in Majadahonda.

In 2008, Lafuente made her debut at the European Championships. She was 30th at her first Senior Worlds. The next season, she finished 23rd at Europeans and 26th at Worlds, which did not qualify her for the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, she was able to qualify for the Olympics with an 8th-place finish at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, and finished 22nd in Vancouver. The next season, she received her first Grand Prix assignments, and finished 10th and 7th, respectively, at the 2010 Skate Canada International and the 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard. She was 12th at the European Championships but did not qualify for the free skate at Worlds.

Lafuente was 9th at the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy, 7th at the 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard, 5th at the 2011 Golden Spin of Zagreb, and 15th at the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield.

Lafuente finished 7th at the 2013 European Championships and earned the minimum score to compete at the 2013 World Championships where she was 22nd.

The 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy was the last opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lafuente was unable to win one of the six available ladies' berths, finishing 26th. In October 2013, she decided to move to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to train in Brian Orser's group. In 2014, she began working with Ghisland Briand and Tracy Wilson as her coaches.

After finishing 33rd at the 2016 European Championships, Lafuente decided to leave competition for a year.

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2015–16
  • I Put a Spell On You
  • Je ne regrette rien
    performed by Edith Piaf
  • L'Hymne a l'amour
    performed by Edith Piaf
2014–15
  • Caravan
    by Duke Ellington
  • Winter
    (from The Four Seasons)
    by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Invierno Porteño
    by Astor Piazzolla
2013–14
  • Death and the Maiden
    by Franz Schubert
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
2012–13
  • Romeo and Juliet
    (musical soundtrack)
  • West Side Story
    by Leonard Bernstein
2011–12
  • Cry me a River
  • Selections
    by Michael Nyman
    (second half of season)

  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    (first half of season)
2010–11
  • The Feeling Begins
    by Peter Gabriel
  • Les Misérables
    by Claude-Michel Schönberg
2009–10
  • Libertango
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Orobroy
    by David Pena
  • Poeta
    by Vicente Amigo
2008–09
  • Nocturne
    by Frédéric Chopin
  • Orobroy
    by David Pena
  • Poeta
    by Vicente Amigo
2007–08
  • Tango de Roxane
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
  • Four Seasons
    by Antonio Vivaldi
2006–07
  • Arabesque
    by James Birkin
  • Concerto Per Il Tuo Ricordo
    by Osvaldo Camahue
2005–06
  • Poeta
    by Vicente Amigo
  • Night on Bald Mountain
    by Modest Mussorgski

Competitive highlights

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

2005–present

International
Event 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 22nd
Worlds 30th 26th 20th 25th 15th 22nd 32nd 37th
Europeans 20th 23rd 17th 12th 15th 7th 28th 18th 33rd
GP Bompard 7th 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th
CS Autumn Classic 7th
CS Golden Spin 10th 12th 16th
Golden Spin 1st 5th
Autumn Classic 9th
Challenge Cup 4th
Cup of Nice 5th WD
Dragon Trophy 1st
Finlandia Trophy 7th
Open d'Andorra 1st 5th
Merano Cup 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th 9th 26th
NRW Trophy 5th 10th
Seibt Memorial 9th
Volvo Open Cup 5th
Universiade 2nd 15th 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 30th 14th 12th 20th
JGP Andorra 12th
JGP Austria 20th
JGP France 5th
JGP Mexico 2nd
JGP Poland 23rd
JGP South Africa 6th
JGP Spain 9th
JGP Turkey 13th
JGP U.K. 3rd
EYOF 1st
Cup of Nice 4th J
Merano Cup 1st J
National
Spanish Champ. 1st 1st J 1st J 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Novice career

International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
Merano Cup 3rd N 1st N
Copenhagen Trophy 6th N
National
Spanish Champ. 1st N 1st N
N = Novice level

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