|Full name||Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin|
4 August 1978 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former partner||Magali Sauri (FRA)
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
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. 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. After the event, Filippov moved to Australia and Ulanova/Stifunin joined Alla Belyaeva. 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.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
||Notre-Dame de Paris
by Riccardo Cocciante, Luc Plamondon:
With Sauri for France
|GP Cup of Russia||6th|
|GP Skate America||7th|
|GP Sparkassen Cup||7th|
|Golden Spin of Zagreb||5th|
|GP = Grand Prix|
With Ulanova for Russia
|Golden Spin of Zagreb||2nd|
|Int. St. Gervais||1st|
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