5 February 1970 |
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Former coach||Valentin Nikolayev, Galina Zmievskaya|
|Skating club||Canada Centre, Metulla, ISR|
As he advanced, he felt that the fact that he is Jewish was being held against him. Consequently, his family moved to Israel in 1991, and Shmerkin began representing his new country in international competition.
He retired from competitive skating following the 2001/2002 season.
Shmerkin currently coaches in New York.
|CS Nations Cup||5th||6th||8th|
|CS NHK Trophy||5th||10th|
|CS Skate Canada||2nd||2nd|
|CS Skate America||7th|
|CS = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96 season (later renamed Grand Prix)|
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- Skatabase: 1990s Europeans
- Skatabase: 1990s Worlds
- Skatabase: 2000–2002 Europeans
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