Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot grace our November/December 2017 cover,
the final in a year-long global series. The reigning World silver medalists are aiming
to fly higher, faster and further this season and have their eyes set on the
greatest prize in sport — an Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang in February 2018.

Few can match the determination and ambition of Aljona Savchenko. Following a successful career with Robin Szolkowy that saw the duo winfive World crowns and two Olympicmedals, Savchenko is once againback in the top echelons of the pairs discipline with partner Bruno Massot.

Preparing for the Olympic season not only means preparing new programs, but also working on the elements and technical content. Savchenko and Massot have been training the quad twist and throw quad Salchow, but both are in a holding pattern for the time being.

“We will grow with the program and always add something. We will look at the situation and assess our bodies. We are planning to do everything we can do and we are practicing the quad throws,” Savchenko said.

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