Besa Tsintsadze

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Besarion Tsintsadze
Personal information
Country represented Georgia
Born (1969-01-15) January 15, 1969 (age 50)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Retired1995

Besarion "Besa" Tsintsadze (Georgian :ბესო ცინცაძე, born January 15, 1969) [1] is a Georgian former competitive figure skater. He is the 1993 Karl Schäfer Memorial bronze medalist. He qualified to the final segment at three European Championships (1993, 1994, and 1995) and one World Championship (1994).

Georgian language Official language of Georgia

Georgian is a Kartvelian language spoken by Georgians. It is the official language of Georgia. Georgian is written in its own writing system, the Georgian script. Georgian is the literary language for all regional subgroups of Georgians, including those who speak other Kartvelian languages: Svans, Mingrelians and the Laz.

Georgia (country) Country in the Caucasus region

Georgia, known until 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

The Karl Schäfer Memorial was a senior-level international figure skating competition held in Vienna, Austria. Medals were awarded in four disciplines: men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

After retiring from competition, Tsintsadze performed with Disney on Ice and Ice Capades. [2] He later became a skating coach, working with ice hockey players. [3] [4] After three years in New York, he moved to Pennsylvania in 2001. [2] [5] He married Julija Ļašenko, a former pair skater who won bronze at the 1988 World Junior Championships. [6]

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice, originally Walt Disney's World on Ice, is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment's Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc. under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters portraying the roles of Disney characters in performances derived from various Disney films. Feld Entertainment licensed the rights to Disney material for ice shows and includes shared merchandising revenue between Disney and Ice Follies.

Ice Capades entertainment show

The Ice Capades were traveling entertainment shows featuring theatrical ice skating performances. Shows often featured former Olympic and US National Champion figure skaters who had retired from formal competition. Started in 1940, the Ice Capades grew rapidly and prospered for 50 years. A decline in popularity ensued in the 1980s, and the show went out of business around 1995. There have been several attempts to revive the show and its name.

New York (state) American state

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

Competitive highlights

International
Event1992–931993–941994–95
World Championships 37th19th
European Championships 16th15th16th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 3rd

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References

  1. "Besa Tsintsadze - Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League" (PDF). pahockey.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Coe, Brian (October 18, 2006). "Skating instructor brings know-how to Penguins". American Hockey League. Archived from the original on October 12, 2018.
  3. Khidureli, Marika (March 31, 2014). "რატომ არ ჰყოფნის ბესო ცინცაძეს დღე-ღამეში 24 საათი და რით გაითქვა მან მთელ მსოფლიოში სახელი" [Tsintsadze interview]. Tbiliselebi (in Georgian). Archived from the original on April 26, 2014.
  4. "2013 - 2014 Coach/Instructor Compliance" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. April 25, 2014. pp. 162, 291. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 25, 2014.
  5. "Tsintsadze helping Penguins rookies improve their skating". Pittsburgh Penguins / National Hockey League. September 9, 2006. Archived from the original on October 12, 2018.
  6. Khidureli, Marika (December 24, 2012). "როგორ გახდა ბესო ცინცაძე ჰოკეის ერთ-ერთი საუკეთესო მწვრთნელი მსოფლიოში და ვის მოაპოვებინა მან სტენლის თასი 37 წლის პაუზის შემდეგ" [Tsintsadze interview]. Tbiliselebi (in Georgian). Archived from the original on April 26, 2014.