Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev
|Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev|
Alexander Fadeyev at the European Championships in Paris.
|Full name||Alexander Vladimirovich Fadeyev|
|Alternative names||Aleksandr Fadeev|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
4 January 1964 |
Kazan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
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.
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.
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. 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, 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.
|WD = Withdrew|
- Skatabase: 1980s Worlds Results
- Skatabase: 1980s Europeans Results
- Skatabase: 1980s Olympics Results