Anna Levandi

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Anna Levandi
Cup of Russia 2010 SP 5.jpg
Levandi in 2010
Personal information
Full name Anna Anatolevna Levandi
Alternative names Anna Kondrashova
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1965-06-30) 30 June 1965 (age 49)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Skating club Trud Moskva
Retired 1988 (competitive)

Anna Anatolevna Levandi[1] (née Kondrashova) (Russian: Анна Анатольевна Леванди (Кондрашова), born 30 June 1965 in Moscow) is a Russian figure skater who represented the Soviet Union in international competition. She was the 1984 World silver medalist and four-time European bronze medalist. She competed at two Winter Olympic Games.

Following her marriage, she took her husband's surname and moved to Estonia. She works as a coach in Tallinn.

Personal life[edit]

Anna Kondrashova was born in Moscow, then part of the Russian SFSR in the Soviet Union. She is married to Allar Levandi, an Estonian Olympic Nordic combined skier. They live in Tallinn.

Competitive career[edit]

Kondrashova began competing at senior ISU events in 1983.

She won the silver medal at the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships. She won four bronze medalists at the European Figure Skating Championships: in 1984, and from 1986 through 1988.

She represented the Soviet Union at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where she placed 5th, and the Soviet Union at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where she placed 8th. She retired from competitive skating following that season.

Coaching career[edit]

Levandi works as a coach and choreographer at Anna Levandi Figure Skating Club in Tallinn. Among her current and former students and choreography clients are Johanna Allik,[2] Jasmine Alexandra Costa,[3] Alisa Drei,[4] Jelena Glebova,[5] Mari Hirvonen,[6] Christian Horvath[7] Svetlana Issakova,[8] Taru Karvosenoja,[9] Viktor Romanenkov,[10] Viktoria Shklover & Valdis Mintals,[11] and Dmitri Tchumak.[12]

Allar Levandi and Anna Levandi in 2012

Honors and awards[edit]

In 2007, she was named Woman of the Year of Estonia and in 2008 Coach of the Year of Estonia.[13] On 4 February 2009, she was decorated with the Third Class Order of the White Star.[14]

Results[edit]

International
Event 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88
Winter Olympics 5th 8th
World Championships 5th 2nd 4th 7th 9th
European Championships 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 3rd
Prize of Moscow News 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd
National
Soviet Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st

Other[edit]

In 2011, Levandi participated as a celebrity contestant on the fifth season of Tantsud tähtedega, an Estonian version of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional dancing parner was Mairold Millert.

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