||Natalia Filimonovna Bestemianova
|Former country(ies) represented
|| Soviet Union
6 January 1960 |
||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Natalia Filimonovna Bestemianova (or Bestemyanova) (Russian: Наталья Филимоновна Бестемьянова) (born 6 January 1960 in Moscow) is a Russian ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union in her competitive career. With her partner Andrei Bukin, she is the 1988 Olympic Champion, 1984 Olympic silver medalist, four-time World champion, three-time World silver medalist, and five-time European champion.
Life and career 
Bestemianova was coached by Tatiana Tarasova and competed in ice dance with Andrei Bukin. In 1984, she was named an Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. Bestemianova and Bukin capped their lengthy career by winning the gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics and that year's World Figure Skating Championships. The Besti Squat was Bestemianova's signature move and is unofficially named for her.
In 1983, Bestemianova married Igor Bobrin. After she finished her career she performed in the Ice Miniature Theater, led by her husband. Together, they run Moscow Stars on Ice.
In 2006-2008, Bestemianova appeared as a coach and show-host in the Russian version of the British show Dancing on Ice, shown on Russian RTR. In early 2007, she appeared as a member of the ice panel for the British show Dancing on Ice, shown on ITV1. In 2011—2012, Bestemianova was on the panel of judges for the Channel One (Russia) television show Cup of Professionals.
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