Oksana Kazakova

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Oksana Kazakova
Kazakova and Dmitriev 2002.jpg
Kazakova and partner Artur Dmitriev skate in a show in 2002
Personal information
Native name Оксана Борисовна Казакова
Full name Oksana Borisovna Kazakova
Country represented Russia
Born (1975-04-08) 8 April 1975 (age 40)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
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 Yubileyny
Former training locations Saint Petersburg, Russia
Began skating 1979
Retired 1999

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

Personal life[edit]

Oksana Borisovna Kazakova was born on 8 April 1975 in Leningrad.[1][2] Her mother was a kindergarten teacher and her father 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.[4][5] They split in 2008.[6]

Career[edit]

Kazakova began skating in 1979.[1] 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 placed fourth 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 finished 15th at the 1993 World Championships and won a pair of medals at the Nations Cup. Their partnership ended after the 1995 Russian Championships.[7]

Kazakova teamed up with Artur Dmitriev in February 1995.[8] 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.[8] Tamara Moskvina coached them at Yubileyny.[1] Their choreographers were Alexander Matveev, David Avdish, and Moskvina.[9] Early in their partnership, Kazakova and Dmitriev missed six months when she injured her leg.[8] 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."[8] The pair retired from competition but continued to skate in shows.[6][10]

Kazakova became a coach at Yubileyny Sports Palace, at the club SDUSHOR St. Petersburg, alongside Moskvina.[11] Her former students include Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert[11] and Kamilla Gainetdinova / Ivan Bich.[12]

Programs[edit]

(with Artur Dmitriev)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
1998–2008
[13][14]


"Marionette":






1997–1998
[13][14]
1996–1997
[13][14]
  • 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
[13][14]
  • Nostalgia
    by unknown
  • Unknown

Competitive highlights[edit]

Oksana Kazakova with Tamara Moskvina in 2011

CS: Champions Series (later Grand Prix)

With Dmitriev[edit]

International[1]
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Winter Olympics 1st
World Champ. 5th 3rd WD
European Champ. 1st 2nd
CS Final 2nd 3rd
CS Cup of Russia 3rd
CS NHK Trophy WD
CS Skate America 5th 1st
CS Skate Canada 1st
CS TDF/Lalique 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 2nd
National[1]
Russian Champ. 3rd 4th 3rd
WD = Withdrew

With Sukhanov[edit]

International[15]
Event 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
World Champ. 15th
Nations Cup 3rd 2nd
NHK Trophy 4th
Skate Canada 6th
Czech Skate 2nd
National[15]
Russian Champ. 4th 5th 4th
Soviet Champ. 4th

With Mokhov[edit]

Event 1990–91
World Junior Championships 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "KAZAKOVA Oksana / DMITRIEV Artur". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. 
  2. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2011-2012 гг. [2011–2012 list] (PDF). Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Russian Sports Ministry. 2011. p. 5. 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 5 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Ivanov, Dmitry (12 February 2004). Любовь со второго взгляда [Love at second glance]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Yazeva, Elena (24 March 2005). Оксану Казакову выписали из роддома [Oksana Kazakova discharged from the hospital]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Shablinskaya, Olga (10 December 2008). Оксана Казакова: "Я - женщина отчаянная!" [Oksana Kazakova interview] (in Russian). aif.ru. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Казакова Оксана Борисовна [Oksana Borisovna Kazakova] (in Russian). fskate.ru. 
  8. ^ a b c d Glauber, Bill (11 February 1998). "She's paired with medal stand, too; Russian Kazakova rises to partner's standard". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Oksana Kazakova & Artur Dmitriev". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. 
  10. ^ Boichenko, Marina (22 December 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 23 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Katarina GERBOLDT / Alexander ENBERT: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kamila GAINETDINOVA / Ivan BICH: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Kazakova and Dmitriev's Music". Archived from the original on 5 October 1999. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Oksana Kazakova & Artur Dmitriev". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "KAZAKOVA Oksana / SUKHANOV Dmitri". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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