Andrei Lutai

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Andrei Lutai
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Andrei Lutai at the 2007 Russian Nationals
Personal information
Full name Andrei Vladimirovich Lutai
Country represented Russia
Born (1986-07-24) 24 July 1986 (age 28)
Belgorod
Residence Saint Petersburg
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former coach Tatiana Mishina
Alexei Mishin
Elena Malakhova
Nina Ruchkina
Former choreographer Tom Dickson
Former skating club Yubileyny
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 204.99
2009 Worlds
Short program 68.95
2009 Worlds
Free skate 136.04
2009 Worlds

Andrei Vladimirovich Lutai (Russian: Андрей Владимирович Лутай; born 24 July 1986 in Belgorod, Russian SFSR) is a Russian figure skater. He is a three-time Russian national medalist (2007 & 2008 silver; 2009 bronze), and placed as high as 5th at the European Championships and 10th at the World Championships.

Career[edit]

Lutai began skating in 1992 and was coached by his sister in his early years.[1] After the rink in Belgorod closed, he moved to Samara for one year, and then to Saint Petersburg in 2001 after his sister asked Alexei Mishin to take him in his group.[1] In summer 2005, he broke his foot which continued to bother him in later years.[2][3] In August 2009, Mishin said Lutai was very polite and responsible and his host families spoke highly of him.[3]

In November 2009, following his 10th place finish at the 2009 Skate America, Lutai was arrested in Lake Placid, New York and charged with third degree grand larceny and third degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies; and third degree unauthorized use of a vehicle and aggravated driving while intoxicated, which are misdemeanors.[4] At a hearing on November 18, Lutai, who had no criminal history, pleaded not guilty to all charges.[5] He was handed a one-year ban by Russia's figure skating governing body which meant he could not compete for a place on the Russian team at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6] In September 2011, Lutai pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to time served.[7][8]

Since the beginning of 2010, Lutai resides in Sofia and coaches with his wife at Albena Denkova / Staviski's skating club.[9][10] One of his students is Georgi Kenchadze.

Personal life[edit]

Lutai was born in Belgorod, in southern Russia. He is the youngest of three children, having a sister, Elena Malakhova, a skating coach who is 15 years older, and a brother, Alexander, a manager in a firm who is 9 years older.[3]

In April 2010, Lutai married ice dancer Ina Demireva, sister of World champion Albena Denkova, in Sofia, Bulgaria.[9] Their daughter, Sylvia, was born in September 2010.[10]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[1]
2008–2009
[11]
  • Headhunters
    (Latin medley)
2007–2008
[12]
2006–2007
[2]
2004–2005
[13]
  • Computer Virus
    by Boris Blanck
  • Sea
    by Didulya

Results[edit]

Results[14]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Worlds 20th 10th
Europeans 5th 8th 7th
GP Bompard 11th
GP Cup of Russia 9th
GP NHK Trophy 9th
GP Skate America 7th 10th
Finlandia Trophy 10th 4th 8th
Karl Schäfer 1st
Coupe de Nice 1st
Universiade 5th
International: Junior
JGP France 2nd
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Italy 4th
JGP Slovakia 7th
JGP Ukraine 4th
National
Russian Champ. 8th 4th 7th 7th 2nd 2nd 3rd
Russian Junior 4th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Andrei Lutai: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Andrei Lutai: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (9 August 2009). "Andrei Lutai: Lutai Prepares for Olympic Season". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Russian skater gets stolen car, drunk charge". Associated Press (usatoday.com). 17 November 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Knight, Chris (19 November 2009). "Skater pleads not guilty, is released". Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lutai will miss Vancouver Games". ESPN. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Knight, Chris (15 September 2011). "Figure skater pleads guilty to lesser charge". Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Skater Andrei Lutai pleads guilty". Associated Press (ESPN). 15 September 2011. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Сборная тропа хоро на сватба в София". Standart News (in Bulgarian). April 18, 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (24 January 2011). Андрей Лутай: "Через год хочу снова начать кататься" [Andrei Lutai: "After a year I want to compete again"]. sport-express.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Andrei Lutai: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Andrei Lutai: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "Andrei Lutai: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 June 2005. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Andrei LUTAI". International Skating Union. 

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