Igor Moskvin

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Igor Moskvin
Personal information
Full name Igor Borisovich Moskvin
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1929-08-30) 30 August 1929 (age 85)
Bezhitsa, Bryansk Oblast
Residence St. Petersburg
Partner Maya Belenkaya
Coach Pyotr Orlov
Nina Leplinskaya

Igor Borisovich Moskvin (Russian: Игорь Борисович Москвин; born 30 August 1929[1] in Bezhitsa, Bryansk Oblast)[2] is a former Soviet pair skater, Soviet and Russian figure skating coach, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR,[3] Honored Coach of the USSR. He was the flag bearer for the Soviet Union at the 1964 Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Moskvin competed for the Soviet Union as a pair skater with partner Maya Belenkaya (Майя Беленькая).[2] He was coached by Pyotr Orlov and Nina Leplinskaya. Aside from figure skating, he participated in yacht racing and won several sailing regattas in the 1950s.[2]

After ending his competitive career, Moskvin began coaching in Dynamo club (Leningrad), then Burevestnik (Leningrad) and later Trud (Leningrad). The skaters he coached included:

Many of his pupils later became coaches. Tamara Moskvina said that he was able to infect people with love for coaching.[2] When asked if there was a coaching rivalry between them, Moskvin said that he had never considered themselves rivals because he was more focused on singles while his wife was focused on pairs.[2] Moskvin is retired.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Moskvin married Tamara Moskvina (née Bratus) in 1964.[2][4] They have two daughters, Olga Igorevna Moskvina (born 12 April 1970),[1] and Anna Igorevna Moskvina (born 14 June 1974).[2][5] He and his wife reside in Saint Petersburg.

Results[edit]

Event 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
European Championships 11th
Soviet Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd

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