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SIMON SHNAPIR
Sport Discipline: Figure Skating
2014 Olympic Events: Pairs
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
DOB: 8/20/87
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.
Current Residence: Boston, Mass.
High School: Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School (Sudbury, Mass.) '05
College: Emerson College '10, Marketing
Coach(es): Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Foreign Language(s): Russian
ROAD TO SOCHI
Born in Moscow, Shnapir began ice skating at age 6. ¬¬Seven years later, he partnered with Marissa Castelli, and together, they had great success at the national and international levels. After securing a third-place finish at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, the duo earned two top-10 finishes throughout the 2013-14 Grand Prix season. Shnapir and Castelli recently won their second consecutive national title, and Snapir is set to make his Olympic debut.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013-14 NHK Trophy Grand Prix, 4th
  • 2013-14 Skate America Grand Prix, 6th
  • 2014 national champion
  • 2013 World Championships, 13th
  • 2012-13 World Team Trophy, gold
  • 2012-13 NHK Trophy Grand Prix, bronze
  • 2013 Four Continents Championships, 3rd
  • 2013 national champion
  • 2012 National Championships, 5th
PERSONAL
Son of Inna Sinitski and Boris Shnapir…Shares the same birthday as figure skating partner Marissa Castelli…Hobbies include cycling, reading and playing tennis.
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