Irina Romanova (figure skater)

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Irina Romanova
Personal information
Country represented Ukraine
Former country(ies) represented Soviet Union
Born (1972-04-20) 20 April 1972 (age 43)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Partner Igor Yaroshenko
Former coach Natalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponosov
Retired 1998

Irina Romanova (born 20 April 1972) is a Ukrainian former competitive ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union before its dissolution and for Ukraine afterward. With Igor Yaroshenko, she is the 1996 European bronze medalist. They placed seventh at the 1994 Winter Olympics and ninth at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Their highest placement at the World Figure Skating Championships was fourth, in 1994. They were coached by Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov.

Romanova and Yaroshenko were married in 1991 and have a son, Nikita.[1][2] Romanova now works as a coach in Delaware.[1]

Programs[edit]

(with Yaroshenko)

Season Original dance Free dance
1997–1998
1996–1997
1995–1996
1994–1995
1993–1994

Results[edit]

(ice dance with Yaroshenko)

International
Event 1989–90
(USR)
1990–91
(USR)
1991–92
(USR)
1992–93
(UKR)
1993–94
(UKR)
1994–95
(UKR)
1995–96
(UKR)
1996–97
(UKR)
1997–98
(UKR)
Olympics 7th 9th
Worlds 7th 4th 8th 5th 8th 7th
Europeans 7th 7th 7th 3rd 6th 8th
Grand Prix Final 4th
GP Int. Paris/Trophée
de France/Lalique
2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd
GP Nations Cup 1st 1st 2nd 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 4th 2nd 3rd
GP Skate America 5th
GP Skate Canada 2nd 5th 3rd
Goodwill Games 1st
St. Gervais 1st
Universiade 2nd
Centennial On Ice 3rd
National
Ukrainian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Soviet Champ. 3rd
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96 season (renamed Grand Prix in 1998–99)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (October 29, 2003). "Romanova Writes Guide for Ice Dancers". GoldenSkate. 
  2. ^ "Designing With Color - by Irina Romanova". 

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