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Igor Macypura

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Igor Macypura
Macypura in 2008.
Personal information
Alternative namesIhor Matsypura
Igor Matsipura
Country representedSlovakia
Born (1985-04-10) 10 April 1985 (age 34)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
CoachKaren Oppegard-Kwan, Christine Binder, Eva Križková, Dalilah Sappenfield, Rashid Kadyrkaev,
ChoreographerKaren Oppegard-Kwan, Ivan Dinev, Oleg Ovsiannikov
Skating clubSKP Bratislava
Training locationsArtesia, California
Began skating1989
Retired2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total174.94
2007 Worlds
Short program61.58
2008 Trophée Eric Bompard
Free skate115.03
2008 Skate America

Igor Macypura (Ukrainian: Ігор Маципура: Ihor Matsypura or Igor Matsipura; born 10 April 1985) is a Ukrainian figure skater who competed internationally for Slovakia. He is the 2008 Triglav Trophy silver medalist, the 2008 International Cup of Nice bronze medalist, the 2006 Ondrej Nepela Memorial bronze medalist, and a three-time Slovak national champion. He qualified to the free skate at five ISU Championships.

Personal life

Macypura was born on 10 April 1985 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He moved to the United States at an early age.[1]

Career

Macypura appeared twice at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, representing the Peninsula Skating Club.[2] Competing on the junior level at the 2004 U.S. Championships, he won the short program but placed ninth in the free skate to finish eighth overall.

Macypura competed at the 2005 Slovak Championships and won the national title. He began representing Slovakia internationally in the 2005–06 season. At the 2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial, the last Olympic qualifying competition, he placed 8th and qualified a spot to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[3] However, the Slovak Olympic Committee decided not to send him.[4]

Macypura won the bronze medal at the 2006 Ondrej Nepela Memorial, silver at the 2008 Triglav Trophy, and bronze at the 2008 International Cup of Nice. He appeared at three Grand Prix events – 2008 Skate America, 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard, and 2009 Skate America. He also competed at four European and four World Championships, qualifying to the free skate five times – at the 2007 Europeans in Warsaw, 2007 Worlds in Tokyo, 2008 Worlds in Gothenburg, 2009 Europeans in Helsinki, and 2009 Worlds in Los Angeles.

Macypura finished second to Peter Reitmayer in a Slovak internal competition to determine the skater who would compete at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[5]

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2009–10
[1]
2008–09
[6]
  • Street Passions
    by Didulya
  • Spring
    by Loreat
2007–08
[7]
  • Street Passions
    by Didulya
  • Spring
    by Loreat
2006–07
[8]
2005–06
[9]
  • The Rock
    by Nick Glennie-Smith

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix

For Slovakia

International[10]
Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
World Champ. 27th 21st 21st 24th
European Champ. 30th 17th 33rd 16th
GP Bompard 10th
GP Skate America 9th 12th
Cup of Nice 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th 4th 13th
Nepela Memorial 10th 3rd 6th 6th
Schäfer Memorial 8th 9th 6th
Triglav Trophy 2nd
National[10]
Slovak Champ. 1st 1st 1st
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

In the United States

National
Event 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04
U.S. Championships 3rd N 8th J
Pacific Coast Sectionals 7th J 6th J 2nd J
Central Pacific Regionals 2nd J 1st J 2nd J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

References

  1. ^ a b "Igor MACYPURA: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Welcome to U.S. Figure Skating". Usfigureskating.org. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Do Turína rekordná výprava SR, za zlato 1 milión Sk" [Record expedition to Turin]. SITA (in Slovak). Slovak Olympic Committee. 27 January 2006. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Reitmayer vyhral súboj trojice krasokorčuliarov SR, ide na olympijskú kvalifikáciu" [Reitmayer wins Slovak competition, will compete at Olympic qualifier]. News Agency of the Slovak Republic (in Slovak). Slovak Olympic Committee. 2 September 2009. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Igor MACYPURA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  7. ^ "Igor MACYPURA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Igor MACYPURA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Igor MACYPURA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Igor MACYPURA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014.
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