Natalia Dubova

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Natalia Dubova
Personal information
Full name Natalia Ilinichna Dubova
Alternative names Natalia Ilinichna Bakh
Born (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 67)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Stamford, Connecticut
Former partner Vladimir Pavlikhin

Natalia Ilinichna Dubova (Russian: Наталья Ильинична Дубова; born March 31, 1948) is a Russian ice dancing coach and former competitive ice dancer.

Career[edit]

Competing as Natalia Bakh with partner Vladimir Pavlikhin, she won the bronze medal at the 1965 Soviet Championships. In 1969 she began coaching at the Sokolniki Arena in Moscow.[1][2] In September 1992 she moved to Lake Placid, New York.[3][4] She has coached the following ice dance teams:

She was also a consultant for Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat during the 2001-02 season.[9]

She was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour and the Medal "For Distinguished Labour". She was also granted the title of Honored Artist of Russian Federation.

Personal life[edit]

Dubova is Jewish.[10] She met her husband, Semyon Belits-Geiman, a former Olympic swimming medalist, when he came to one of her competitions as a sportswriter.[11] In 1999, they moved to Stamford, Connecticut.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verezemskaya, Olga (November 6, 2012). Выйти из тени: Старейшая школа «Сокольники» решила начать заново [Emerging from the shadow: Old school "Sokolniki" decides to start anew]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian) (Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow). 
  2. ^ http://www.smsport.ru/expo/katalog/f-kat/dubova/
  3. ^ a b c Hersh, Phil (February 22, 1994). "Love Triangle (plus 1) Tops Torvill And Dean". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (1993). Наталья Дубова: «ДЕЛИКАТЕС - ЭТО НЕ ПРОСТО ХОРОШАЯ ЕДА» [Natalia Dubova interview] (in Russian). Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (1991). Марина Климова, Сергей Пономаренко: «ЗА ВСЕ НАДО ПЛАТИТЬ САМИМ. ЗА ОШИБКИ ТОЖЕ» [Klimova & Ponomarenko interview] (in Russian). Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Reiter, Susan (1995-03-01). "Ice dancing: a dance form frozen in place by hostile rules". Dance Magazine (The Free Library).  (FindArticles)
  7. ^ Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz at the International Skating Union
  8. ^ Siobhan Heekin-Canedy and Alexander Shakalov at the International Skating Union
  9. ^ Наталья ДУБОВА: "Фигурное катание "под шубой" заканчивается" (in Russian). 2002-02-01. 
  10. ^ Jews in Sport in the USSR
  11. ^ Wells, Judy (April 30, 2000). "Famed skating coach takes to the ice with local talent". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ Davis, Harold (September 20, 2009). "From Russia with love: Olympic champ and wife still live sporting life in Stamford". Connecticut Post. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ Mittan, Barry (November 1, 2003). "Australian Dancers Flourish Under Dubova". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved September 9, 2011.