November 8, 1978 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Angela Nikodinov
|Former choreographer||Nikolai Morozov|
|Skating club||Sports Club Ivan Dinev|
|ISU personal best scores|
Ivan Dinev (Bulgarian: Иван Динев; born November 8, 1978 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian figure skater. He is a three-time Grand Prix medalist, an 11-time Bulgarian national champion, and competed at three Olympics.
At the 1999 World Championships, Dinev became the first Bulgarian skater to land a quadruple toe loop in competition. He won bronze at the 1999 Trophée Lalique, becoming the first skater from his country to medal at a Grand Prix event.
At the 2000 Sparkassen Cup, Dinev's blade broke during a warmup before the free skate; he bought a replacement of a different brand and finished 5th. He went on to win bronze at two other GP events, the 2001 Cup of Russia and 2001 NHK Trophy.
Dinev trained in Sofia, Bulgaria until the end of the 2001–02 season. He finished 13th at his second Olympics in 2002. Dinev then moved to Lake Arrowhead, California to work with Rafael Arutyunyan. He missed his 2002 Grand Prix events due to a broken leg. From 2004 to 2005, he was coached by Igor Pashkevich in Los Angeles and Sofia.
Dinev and Nikodinov coach together in Harbor City, California.
Dinev's son, Ivan Jr., from his first marriage was born in spring 2002. He is currently married to Angela Nikodinov, an American of Bulgarian descent. Their daughter was born in May 2012.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|Grand Prix Final||6th|
|GP Cup of China||7th|
|GP Cup of Russia||4th||5th||4th||3rd||9th|
|GP NHK Trophy||3rd||8th|
|GP Skate America||10th|
|GP Skate Canada||4th|
|GP = Grand Prix; JS = Junior Series (later Junior Grand Prix)|
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- "Ivan DINEV: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003.
- "Ivan DINEV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2004.
- "Ivan DINEV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005.
- "Ivan DINEV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 28, 2006.