Nikolai Morozov (figure skater)

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Nikolai Morozov
Morozov EC2004.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov
Country represented Belarus (1996–98)
Azerbaijan (1994)
Born (1975-12-17) 17 December 1975 (age 38)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Tatiana Navka (BLR)
Olga Pershankova (AZE)
Former coach Alexander Zhulin, Zhanna Gromova[1]
Retired 1998

Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov (Russian: Николай Александрович Морозов; born 17 December 1975)[2] is a Russian coach and choreographer. He coached Shizuka Arakawa to the 2006 Olympic gold medal and Miki Ando to two World titles. He is a former competitive ice dancer who competed with partner Tatiana Navka for Belarus at the 1998 Winter Olympics, placing 16th, and at the 1998 World Championships, placing 10th. Earlier in his career, he competed with Olga Pershankova for Azerbaijan.

Personal life[edit]

Morozov was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.[3] He was briefly married to his ice dancing partner Tatiana Navka. Morozov later married French ice dancer Caroline Douarin with whom he has a daughter,[4] Annabelle Nicole, born in 2001. He was married to Canadian ice dancer Shae-Lynn Bourne from August 2005[5][6] to July 2007. He was once rumored to be in a relationship with his pupil Miki Ando.[7]

Career[edit]

As a competitor[edit]

Morozov's parents put him in skating when he was five after doctors advised them he needed more exercise.[4] He was a singles skater until the age of 16 when he took up ice dancing.[4] He spent one year working with coach Natalia Linichuk in Switzerland and was paired with Olga Pershankova.[4] Representing Azerbaijan, they placed 21st at the 1994 World Championships.[8]

Morozov teamed up with Tatiana Navka in 1996.[4] They represented Belarus.[9] At their first practice at the 1997 World Championships, he sustained a torn meniscus in his knee but they finished 14th at the event and he then underwent surgery.[4] They earned an Olympic berth by winning gold at the 1997 Karl Schäfer Memorial.[4] They finished 16th at the 1998 Winter Olympics and 10th at the 1998 World Championships.[10] Navka and Morozov were coached by Alexander Zhulin.[11] When Navka decided to skate with another partner, Morozov tried skating with another woman for three months but then decided to retire.[4]

As a coach[edit]

After his competitive retirement, Morozov became a coaching assistant for Tatiana Tarasova, with whom he choreographed for Alexei Yagudin, Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio, and Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder.[4] In 2002 or 2003, he left Tarasova and began coaching and choreographing on his own. Morozov initially coached in Newington, Connecticut[4] and later at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey (United States). He returned to Moscow after the Russian government asked him to help in the preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.[12] He is based mainly at the Novogorsk national training center near Moscow, and during summers, also spends time in New Jersey.[13][14]

His current and former students include:

Ladies' single skaters

Men's single skaters

Ice dancers

Pair skaters

As a choreographer[edit]

His current and former choreography clients include

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Pershankova for Azerbaijan[edit]

Event 1993–1994
World Championships 21st
European Championships 21st

With Navka for Belarus[edit]

International
Event 1996–97 1997–98
Winter Olympics 16th
World Championships 14th 10th
European Championships 12th 10th
CS Cup of Russia 6th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 1st
National
Belarusian Champ. 1st 1st
CS = Champions Series (1995–97), later Grand Prix

Programs[edit]

(with Navka)

Season Original dance Free dance
1997–1998
1996–1997

References[edit]

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