Michail Stifunin

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Michail Stifunin
Personal information
Full name Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin
Country represented France
Born (1978-08-04) 4 August 1978 (age 36)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partner Magali Sauri (FRA)
Lolita Maske
Nina Ulanova (RUS)
Former coach Lydie Bontemps, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Natalia Linichuk, Alla Belyaeva, Andrei Filippov
Former choreographer Giuseppe Arena
Former skating club SC Villenave d'Ornon
Former training locations Lyon
Began skating 1981

Michail Stifunin (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Стифунин: Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin; born 4 August 1978) is a former ice dancer who competed internationally for Russia and France. Competing for Russia with Nina Ulanova, he is the 1997 World Junior champion and the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy champion. He later competed with Magali Sauri for France.


Early in his career, Stifunin competed with Nina Ulanova, coached by Andrei Filippov.[1] The duo placed fifth at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia. In the 1996–97 season, they won gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea.[2] After the event, Filippov moved to Australia and Ulanova/Stifunin joined Alla Belyaeva.[1] They skated together until 1999, placing as high as fifth at the senior Russian Championships.

In 1999, Stifunin moved to France and teamed up with Magali Sauri. Representing France, they skated together for three seasons and won the silver medal at the 2000 Nebelhorn Trophy. Sauri/Stifunin were coached by Lydie Bontemps in Lyon.[3]


(with Sauri)

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Foxtrot: The Best of Ballroom
  • Quickstep: The Best of Ballroom
Notre-Dame de Paris
by Riccardo Cocciante, Luc Plamondon:
  • Tu vas me détruire
  • Les sans-papiers


With Sauri for France[edit]

Event 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
World Championships 18th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Sparkassen Cup 7th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
French Championships 5th 4th
GP = Grand Prix

With Ulanova for Russia[edit]

Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 1st
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd
Skate Israel 3rd 2nd
Int. St. Gervais 1st
Winter Universiade 2nd 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 5th 1st
Blue Swords 1st
Russian 5th 6th
Russian Junior 2nd 1st


  1. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (3 February 2011). "Nina Ulanova explores on and off the ice". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Magali SAURI / Michail STIFUNIN: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 August 2002. 
  4. ^ a b "Magali SAURI / Michail STIFUNIN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001.