Olga Sharutenko

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Olga Sharutenko
Personal information
Country represented Russia
Born (1978-04-01) 1 April 1978 (age 36)
Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Former partner Dmitri Naumkin
Former coach Oleg Epshtein
Alexei Gorshkov

Olga Sharutenko (Russian: Ольга Шарутенко; born 1 April 1978)[1] is a Russian ice dancer. She competed with partner Dmitri Naumkin. After becoming the 1995 World Junior champions,[2] they turned senior and won the Nebelhorn Trophy in 1995 and 1997, the Karl Schäfer Memorial in 1996, and the Winter Universiade in 1997 and 1999.

Sharutenko began skating at age five and a half and taking ballet lessons from age six.[3] Her mother was a former figure skater.[4] Sharutenko skated with Naumkin for fifteen years, training twice daily, six days a week during their competitive career.[4][5] They competed together until 1999.

After retiring from competition, Sharutenko performed in shows with the Russian Ice Stars.[5] She joined the Imperial Ice Stars in 2003.[4] She has performed in Swan Lake on Ice,[3] Sleeping Beauty,[1] The Nutcracker,[4] and other ice shows.[6] Sharutenko has danced en pointe on ice.[7] She appeared in two editions of the ITV's Dancing on Ice, skating with John Barrowman in series 1 (2006) and with Keith Chegwin in series 8 (2013).[8][9]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Naumkin)

International
Event 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Sparkassen Cup 7th
Karl Schäfer 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 1st
Skate Israel 3rd
Lysiane Lauret 3rd
Winter Universiade 1st 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 1st
National
Russian Champ. 2nd 4th 5th
GP = Became part of Champions Series from 1995–1996;
renamed Grand Prix from 1998–1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dancing On Ice star Olga Sharutenko brings Sleeping Beauty On Ice to Edinburgh". Edinburgh Evening News (Scotsman.com). 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Skatssoon, Judy (11 July 2010). "You don't need to follow the rules". Canberra Times (Imperial Ice Stars). 
  4. ^ a b c d "Chilling with a rising star". Cape Times. January 13, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "The brink of the rink". Capital Times. 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Smith, Jacqueline (1 July 2010). "A quick word: Olga Sharutenko". The New Zealand Herald. 
  7. ^ Baillie, Rebecca (14 June 2006). "Swan Lake freezes over". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Dancing on Ice: Keith Chegwin – the second chance". STV. 18 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sharutenko backs Beth to win Dancing on Ice". RTE. 26 February 2013. 

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