In their first season together, they won the bronze medal at the Junior Grand Prix Final and at the World Junior Championships, both times placing behind Shestakova/Lebedev. The following season, they won gold medals on the junior Grand Prix circuit and also debuted on the senior Grand Prix circuit at 2004 Cup of Russia where they finished 6th.They went on to win the Junior Grand Prix Final and then the 2005 World Junior title.
We received a lot of messages on Facebook and other websites, also many text messages – all together we got about one thousand congratulations!It turns out mine wasn't the only inquiring mind that wanted to know what was going on with this pair.In a pre-roll segment before their performance, the interviewer asked them point-blank if they were a couple. With Maxim Trankov, she is the two-time 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a four-time (2012, 2013, 20) European champion, the 2012 Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time (2011, 20) Russian national champion.They have also won six events on the Grand Prix series.They won their first European title but they admit it was hard to find their motivation because of the absence of their main rivals. Now we don’t feel as excited as right after the competition. It was not so hard to win without them; there was no fighting; we just had to skate.We talked to Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov in Sheffield the day after the pairs’ long program. Was it hard to find your motivation after you learnt Aljona and Robin had withdrawn?Volosozhar competed for Ukraine with Petr Kharchenko in 2000–04 and with Stanislav Morozov in 2004–10.She and Morozov are four-time Ukrainian national champions (2005, 2007, 20) and finished as high as fourth at the World Championships.Olympians Volosozhar and Trankov are redefining love in the public eye, and I applaud them. Maybe it that lingering embrace, as if cameras weren't fixed on them and broadcasting their intimate moment to the entire world. I was just as fascinated by what was going on with these two outside of the rink.