Olga Volozhinskaya

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Olga Volozhinskaya
Personal information
Full name Olga Algertovna Volozhinskaya
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1962-05-18) 18 May 1962 (age 52)
Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Former partner Alexander Svinin
Former coach Elena Tchaikovskaia[1]
Retired 1986

Olga Algertovna Volozhinskaya (Estonian: Olga Voložinskaja; Russian: Ольга Альгертовна Воложинская, born 18 May 1962)[2] is a former ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union. With Alexander Svinin, she is the 1983 European silver medalist, 1985 Skate Canada International champion, and competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Career[edit]

Volozhinskaya competed with Alexander Svinin for the Soviet Union. Winners of the 1980 Grand Prix International St. Gervais, they made their senior ISU Championship debut later that season at the 1981 World Championships, placing fifth. Volozhinskaya/Svinin were fourth at the 1982 European Championships and sixth at the 1982 World Championships. Their best international results came the next year — silver at the 1983 European Championships and fourth at the 1983 World Championships.

Volozhinskaya/Svinin placed fifth at the 1984 European Championships and were assigned to the 1984 Winter Olympics where they placed seventh. Although no longer sent to ISU Championships, they competed for two more seasons, winning gold at the 1984 Skate Canada International, bronze at the 1984 Prize of Moscow News, and silver at the 1985 Skate Canada International. After retiring from competition, they performed in ice shows in England and the United States.[3]

Volozhinskaya is now a choreographer, based in Michigan.[4] Her clients have included Alena Leonova,[5] Stacey Pensgen,[6] and Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev.[1]

Results[edit]

with Svinin

International
Event 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86
Olympics 7th
Worlds 5th 6th 4th
Europeans 4th 2nd 5th
Skate Canada 1st 2nd
Moscow News 6th 3rd 3rd
St. Gervais 1st
National
Soviet Champ. 6th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Новости" [News]. perm.ru (Permskiy Regionalnyy Server) (in Russian). 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olga Volozhinskaya". sports-reference.com. 
  3. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (17 October 1989). "Review/Ice Dancing; Torville And Dean And Russian All-Stars". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "2013 - 2014 Coach/Instructor Compliance". U.S. Figure Skating. April 25, 2014. p. 298. 
  5. ^ "Alena LEONOVA: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stacey PENSGEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.