Oksana Kazakova

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Gold 1998 Nagano Pairs
Oksana Kazakova
Kazakova and Dmitriev 2002.jpg
Kazakova and partner Artur Dmitriev skate in a show in 2002
Personal information
Full name Oksana Borisovna Kazakova
Country represented Russia
Born (1975-04-08) 8 April 1975 (age 39)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 5'2"[1] (158 cm)
Former partner Artur Dmitriev
Dmitri Sukhanov
Andrei Mokhov
Former coach Tamara Moskvina
Natalia Pavlova
V. Teslia
Former choreographer Alexander Matveev
David Avdish
Tamara Moskvina
Svetlana Korol
Skating club SDUSHOR St. Petersburg (Yubileyny)
Retired 1999

Oksana Borisovna Kazakova (Russian: Оксана Борисовна Казакова; born 8 April 1975)[2] is a Russian former pair skater. With partner Artur Dmitriev, she is the 1998 Olympic champion and 1996 European champion.

Career[edit]

Kazakova began skating at age three or four. In 1982, she was admitted into Saint Petersburg's Yubileyny.[3] She took up pair skating in 1988 and skated with Andrei Mokhov for several years.[3] The pair was 4th at the 1991 World Junior Championships but split after the event. Kazakova's coaches, Natalia Pavlova and V. Teslia, paired her with Dmitri Sukhanov,[3] with whom she competed for four seasons. Svetlana Korol was their choreographer.[3] The pair won a bronze medal at the 1992 Nations Cup and finished 15th at the 1993 World Championships. Their partnership ended after the 1995 Russian Championships.

Kazakova teamed up with Artur Dmitriev in February 1995.[1] Dmitriev was much more experienced, having already competed at two Olympics with Natalia Mishkutenok and won two Olympic medals, gold in 1992 and silver in 1994. Although Mishkutenok decided to retire from competition in 1994, Dmitriev wanted to continue his competitive career and eventually chose Kazakova who also trained in Saint Petersburg.[1] Tamara Moskvina coached them at Yubileyny. Their choreographers were Alexander Matveev, David Avdish, and Moskvina.[4] Early in their partnership, Kazakova and Dmitriev missed six months when she injured her leg.[1] They won the 1996 European Championships and bronze at the 1997 World Championships. In 1998, they won the Olympic title in Nagano, Japan. Kazakova said, "I wanted very much to prove myself and I did."[1] The pair retired from competition but continued to skate in shows.[5][6]

Kazakova is now a coach at Yubileyny, also known as SDUSHOR St. Petersburg, alongside Moskvina.[7] She coaches Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert[7] and Kamila Gainetdinova / Ivan Bich.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Kazakova was born in 1975 to a mother who was a kindergarten teacher and a father who was in the army.[3] She married Alexei Novitski in the summer of 1996[3] but divorced him four years later. In 2004, she married Konstantin Kovalenko and gave birth to their daughter, Ksenia, in 2005.[9][10] They split in 2008.[5]

Programs[edit]

(with Artur Dmitriev)[11]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
1998–2008

"Marionette":






1997–1998[11]
1996–1997[11]
  • Also sprach Zarathustra
    by Richard Strauss
  • Passacaglia
    (from Suite de pièce Vol. 1 No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432)
    by George Frideric Handel
  • La Cucaracha

1995–1996[11]
  • Nostalgia
    by unknown
  • Unknown

Competitive highlights[edit]

Oksana Kazakova with Tamara Moskvina in 2011

With Dmitriev[edit]

International
Event 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998
Winter Olympics 1st
World Championships 5th 3rd WD
European Championships 1st 2nd
Champions Series Final 2nd 3rd
CS Cup of Russia 3rd
CS NHK Trophy WD
CS Skate America 5th 1st
CS Skate Canada 1st
CS Trophée de France/Lalique 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 2nd
National
Russian Championships 3rd 4th 3rd
CS = Champions Series (later Grand Prix)
WD = Withdrew

With Sukhanov[edit]

International
Event 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
World Champ. 15th
Nations Cup 3rd
NHK Trophy 4th
Skate Canada 6th
National
Russian Champ. 4th 5th 4th
Soviet Champ. 4th

With Mokhov[edit]

Event 1990–1991
World Junior Championships 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Glauber, Bill (February 11, 1998). "She's paired with medal stand, too; Russian Kazakova rises to partner's standard". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on December 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2011-2012 гг. [2011–2012 list]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Russian Sports Ministry. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Power and Passion Archives: Issue #2, October 1995". Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oksana Kazakova & Artur Dmitriev". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on October 7, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b Shablinskaya, Olga (December 10, 2008). Оксана Казакова: "Я - женщина отчаянная!" [Oksana Kazakova:] (in Russian). aif.ru. Archived from the original on January 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Boichenko, Marina (December 22, 2008). Оксана Казакова: "Храню медаль в шкафу у мамы" [Oksana Kazakova: "I keep my medal at my mom's place"] (in Russian). smena.ru. Archived from the original on February 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Katarina GERBOLDT / Alexander ENBERT: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kamila GAINETDINOVA / Ivan BICH: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ Ivanov, Dmitry (February 12, 2004). Любовь со второго взгляда [Love at second glance]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ Yazeva, Elena (March 24, 2005). Оксану Казакову выписали из роддома [Oksana Kazakova discharged from the hospital]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Kazakova and Dmitriev's Music". Archived from the original on October 5, 1999. 

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