Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev

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Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev
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Alexander Fadeyev at the European Championships in Paris.
Personal information
Full name Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev
Alternative names Aleksandr Fadeev
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1964-01-04) 4 January 1964 (age 50)
Kazan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Retired 1990

Alexander Vladimirovich "Sasha" Fadeyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Фаде́ев; born 4 January 1964) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union. Fadeyev is the 1985 World champion and a four-time European champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Fadeyev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships and then gold the following year.[2]

In the 1983–84 season, Fadeyev won his first European title and stepped onto his first World podium, taking the bronze medal.

At the 1986 World Championships, Fadeyev entered the long program with a comfortable lead and needed only a third place in the long program to defend his title. Five major mistakes, however, placed him fifth in the segment and third overall. He took the bronze medal behind Brian Orser and Brian Boitano.

Receiving several 6.0s, Fadeyev regained his European title in 1987. He repeated as the bronze medalist at the World Championships, finishing third again behind Orser and Boitano in Cincinnati.

In the 1987–88 season, Fadeyev won his fourth national title and third European title. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he skated the best compulsory figures but his placements in the short (9th) and free programs (4th) dropped him out of the medals to fourth overall.[3] He withdrew from the World Championships.

In 1988–89, Fadeyev won the NHK Trophy and fifth Soviet national title. He scored four perfect 6.0s on the way to his fourth European title. At the 1989 World Championships, he led after the compulsory figures but dropped to fourth overall after poor placements in the short and free programs.

In the 1989–90 season, Fadeyev took the silver medal at the 1989 NHK Trophy, second to Petrenko but ahead of reigning World champion Kurt Browning. He defeated Viktor Petrenko to win the 1990 Soviet national title but did not appear again in amateur competition.

Fadeyev was a cast member of the 1998 movie The Christmas Angel: A Story on Ice,[4] as well as the Gershwin on Ice theatre show with Tiffany Chin. He is currently[when?] coaching three junior national competitors[who?] in the Chicago area.

Results[edit]

International
Event 1978–79 1978–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
Olympics 7th 4th
Worlds 14th 10th 4th 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd WD 4th
Europeans 9th 5th 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st
NHK Trophy 9th 2nd 1st WD 1st 2nd
Moscow News 5th 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 3rd 1st
National
Soviet Champ. 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Figure Skating Championship: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Boitano Takes Lead". The New York Times. 19 February 1988. 
  4. ^ Yahoo! TV profile

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