Elena Vodorezova (Buianova)
Elena Germanovna Vodorezova
Elena Germanovna Buianova / Buyanova
21 May 1963
Elena Germanovna Vodorezova ( Russian: Елена Германовна Водорезова; married name: Buianova Russian: Буянова; born May 21, 1963), is a Russian figure skating coach and retired competitive skater who represented the Soviet Union. She is the 1983 World bronze medalist and three-time European medalist.
Elena Vodorezova was coached by
Stanislav Zhuk at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. A gifted free-skater, she represented her country at the 1976 Winter Olympics aged just 12. She was the first skater to complete a double flip, triple toe loop combination. She was noted for a spectacularly high double axel and fast spins. She won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships; it was the first time a Soviet ladies' single skater had won a medal at the event. She missed the 1979–1981 seasons completely due to severe juvenile arthritis, which prevented her from even walking for months in 1979.
She won a second bronze medal at the
1982 Europeans and silver at the 1983 event. She also won bronze at the 1983 World Championships – the first World medal for a Soviet female single skater. Vodorezova placed 8th at the 1984 Winter Olympics. She retired from competition in 1984. She married a former skater and in 1987 gave birth to a son, Ivan. [1 ]
She began coaching at the CSKK Club in
Moscow. Her former pupils include Elene Gedevanishvili, Olga Markova, Andrei Griazev, Artem Borodulin, Artur Dmitriev Jr, and Denis Ten. Currently, Buianova coaches Adelina Sotnikova and [2 ] Maxim Kovtun. Irina Tagaeva often choreographs for her students. [3 ] [4 ]
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