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Julia Shapiro

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Julia Shapiro
Shapiro and Akolzin in 2004
Personal information
Country represented Israel (current)
 Russia (former)
Born (1984-12-16) 16 December 1984 (age 34)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
Former partnerVadim Akolzin (ISR)
Dmitri Khromin (RUS)
Alexei Sokolov (RUS)
Igor Petrov (RUS)
Former coachSergei Shaiko
Former choreographerMaria Tumanovskaia
Former skating clubCanada Centre Metulla
Former training locationsMetulla
Saint Petersburg
Began skating1989

Julia Shapiro (born 16 December 1984) is a former pair skater who competed for Russia and Israel. Early in her career, she represented Russia with Igor Petrov, Alexei Sokolov, and Dmitri Khromin. With Sokolov, she is the 2000 World Junior bronze medalist. From 2002–05, Shapiro competed with Vadim Akolzin for Israel. They achieved their best ISU Championship result, tenth, at the 2005 European Championships.


(with Akolzin)

Season Short program Free skating
  • Luna de Paris
    by Raul di Blasio
  • Underground Tango
    by Goran Bregovic

Competitive highlights

With Akolzin for Israel

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
World Champ. 16th 18th
European Champ. 15th 10th
GP Skate America 8th
GP Trophée Bompard 9th
Skate Israel 1st
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 13th
JGP Poland 8th
JGP Slovenia 8th
Israeli Champ. 1st 1st 1st
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Khromin for Russia

Event 2000–01 2001–02
Cup of Russia 9th
International: Junior
JGP Final 5th
JGP Bulgaria 1st
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Netherlands 2nd
JGP Poland 3rd
Russian Junior Champ. 6th 4th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Sokolov for Russia

Event 1999–2000
World Junior Champ. 3rd
JGP Final 2nd
JGP Czech Republic 1st
JGP Slovenia 1st
Russian Junior Champ. 2nd
JGP = Junior Grand Prix


  1. ^ a b "Julia SHAPIRO / Vadim AKOLZIN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009.
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