Nina Ulanova

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Nina Ulanova
Personal information
Alternative names Nina Oulanova
Country represented Russia
Born (1978-05-31) 31 May 1978 (age 36)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)[1]
Former partner Alexander Pavlov
Michail Stifunin
Former coach Alla Belyaeva, Andrei Filippov, Rafael Arutyunyan
Began skating 1982

Nina Ulanova (Russian: Нина Уланова; occasionally romanised French-style as Oulanova;[2] born 31 May 1978) is a Russian ice dancer. With former partner Michail Stifunin, she is the 1997 World Junior champion and 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy champion.

Career[edit]

Nina Ulanova was born in 1978 in Moscow.[3] She is the niece of Alexei Ulanov.[1] Around 2004, she married Ahmed Elsayed from Egypt.[1] They have a daughter.

Career[edit]

Competitive career[edit]

Having started skating when she was four, Ulanova trained in single skating under Rafael Arutyunyan until age 11 and then began ice dancing in Andrei Filippov's group.[1]

Ulanova and her partner, Michail Stifunin, 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.

During the 1999–2000 season, Ulanova competed with Alexander Pavlov. They placed fourth at the 2000 Russian Championships. Their partnership ended around 2001.

Professional career[edit]

After joining Holiday on Ice, Ulanova performed with Martin Šimeček for seven years and then with Michał Zych for three years.[1] In 2011, Ulanova appeared on series 6 of ITV's Dancing on Ice, partnered with Steven Arnold. They were voted off in episode 4. She took part in the 2011 Dancing on Ice Tour and partnered with professional skater Matt Evers. In 2012, she appeared on series 7 partnered with Matthew Wolfenden and won the series.[4][5]

Ulanova did not appear in series 8 due to her pregnancy. She was partnered with Kyran Bracken for the 2014 series of Dancing on Ice.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Pavlov[edit]

International
Event 1999–2000 2000–2001
GP Skate America 11th
Nebelhorn Trophy 10th
Tallinn Cup 2nd
National
Russian Championships 4th
GP = Grand Prix

With Stifunin[edit]

International
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
National
Russian 5th 6th
Russian Junior 2nd 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Elfman, Lois (3 February 2011). "Nina Ulanova explores on and off the ice". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ a b "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Skater In The Spotlight: Nina Ulanova". Dancing On Ice Tour. 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden wins Dancing on Ice". BBC News. 26 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Matthew Wolfenden wins Dancing on Ice". The Daily Telegraph. 26 March 2012. 

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