|Competitor for the Unified Team|
|Bronze||1992 Albertville||Ice dancing|
|Competitor for Russia|
|Silver||1994 Lillehammer||Ice dancing|
Zhulin in 2010
|Full name||Alexander Viacheslavovich Zhulin|
|Alternative names||Aleksandr Zhulin
|Former country(ies) represented||Soviet Union|
20 July 1963 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Former partner||Maya Usova
|Former coach||Natalia Dubova|
|Former choreographer||Giuseppe Arena|
|Skating club||Profsoyuz Moskva / Spartak Moskva|
Alexander (Sasha) Viacheslavovich Zhulin (Russian: Александр Вячеславович Жулин (help·info), born July 20, 1963 in Moscow) is a retired Russian ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia. With Maya Usova, he is the 1993 World champion, 1994 Olympic silver medalist, and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist.
Competitive career 
Coach Natalia Dubova paired him with Maya Usova in 1980. In 1988, they made their first appearance at the European Championships, placing 4th. The next season, they won silver at Europeans and silver in their World Championships debut. The next two seasons, they took bronze at Worlds.
In the 1991–92 season, Usova and Zhulin won silver at the European Championships and then captured their first Olympic medal, bronze, at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. They ended the season by winning their second World silver medal. They moved with Dubova from Moscow to Lake Placid, New York in September 1992.
In the 1992–93 season, Usova and Zhulin won the European title and followed that up by winning the World title as well. The next season, they dropped to third at the European Championships behind Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean and Oksana Grishuk / Evgeny Platov. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, they won the silver medal behind Grishuk and Platov.
Usova and Zhulin skated together professionally for four years before parting ways. Zhulin then skated with former rival, Oksana Grishuk, for one year.
Further career 
After retiring, Zhulin became a skating coach and choreographer. He coached in New Jersey before moving back to Russia in 2006. He is based in Moscow and often coaches in collaboration with Oleg Volkov. Among others, Zhulin has coached:
- Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov, the 2006 Olympic Champions. Coached from 2000 to end of career.
- Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat, the 2011 European Champions. Coached from July 2008 to April 2011.
- Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev
- Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov, the 2010 World Junior Champions. Coached until the end of the 2010–2011 season.
- Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov, from mid-2011.
- Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin, from mid-2011.
- Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin, from February 2012.
- Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev, from April 25, 2012.
- Alisa Agafonova / Alper Uçar, from December 2012.
Zhulin has also been involved in Russian ice shows, such as Ice Age.
Personal life 
Zhulin married Maya Usova in 1986 but the two eventually divorced. He was romantically involved with competitive rival Oksana Grishuk. In 2000, he married Tatiana Navka, with whom he has a daughter, Sasha, born in May 2000. Navka and Zhulin are divorced.
With Usova 
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
With Grishuk 
|St. Ivel / Electric||1st||1st|
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