Urmanov in 2005.
17 November 1973 |
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Former coach||Alexei Mishin|
|Skating club||Trade Union Club|
Urmanov was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, and started skating at the age of four. Competed for the Soviet Union, he won the silver medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Urmanov chose to compete for Russia. In 1991, at age 17, he became the first skater to perform a quadruple jump at the European Championships.
Urmanov chose to remain in the competitive ranks. He became the 1997 European champion, but an injury forced him out of the 1997 World Championships after the short program and kept him from competing for a berth to the 1998 Olympics. He retired from Olympic-eligible skating in 1999 and won the World Professional Championships the same year.
Urmanov trained at the Yubileyny Sports Palace, which during the 1990s often had poor-quality ice and other problems, resulting in limited training time. He is an Honoured Masters of Sports of the Russian Federation.
Urmanov is currently a skating coach and an International Skating Union technical specialist. He formerly coached Sergei Voronov, Nodari Maisuradze, and Gordei Gorshkov. His current students include Nikol Gosviani, Polina Agafonova, and Anastasia Gubanova. He is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but sometimes holds summer camps or clinics in other locations such as Luleå, Sweden and Paris, France.
In 2001, his partner, Viktoria, gave birth to twins, Ivan and Andrei. In 2004, the couple married.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Nations Cup||4th||1st|
|GP Cup of Russia||1st||1st|
|GP Skate America||3rd||2nd||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||1st|
|GP NHK Trophy||3rd||3rd||3rd|
|GP Int. de Paris||3rd|
|GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995 (renamed Grand Prix in 1998)
WD = Withdrew
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