Lang and Tchernyshev at an ice show in 2002
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||February 6, 1971|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Former partner||Sophie Eliazova
|Former coach||Nikolai Morozov,
|Skating club||American Academy FSC|
Peter Tchernyshev (Russian: Пётр Андреевич Чернышёв; also romanized as Pyotr Andreyevich Chernyshev); (born February 6, 1971 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian-American ice dancer. With skating partner Naomi Lang, he is a two-time (2000 and 2002) Four Continents champion, a five-time (1999–2003) U.S. national champion, and competed at the Winter Olympics in 2002.
Tchernyshev began skating at the age of six because his parents felt it would be good for his health. He also studied ballet from the age of eight. He was originally a singles skater but injured his landing ankle at the age of 18 and it did not heal fully. He spent the next three years touring with the Russian All Stars in England and Turkey, and then decided to return to competition in ice dancing. He skated with Olga Pershankova for Russia and the Soviet Union for a few years but he and his partner had problems and split up. After a girl arrived in Russia looking for a partner, he decided to move to the United States.
He competed with Sophie Eliazova for three years until they split in summer 1996. Having seen Naomi Lang at U.S. Nationals, he wrote her a letter asking for a tryout. They had a successful tryout in Lake Placid, New York and trained there for nine months with Natalia Dubova but Lang's homesickness led them to move to Detroit and begin training with Igor Shpilband and Elizabeth Coates.
In 2000, Lang / Tchernyshev moved to Hackensack, New Jersey to train with Alexander Zhulin, who coached them until the end of the 2001–02 season. In 2002–03, they were coached by Nikolai Morozov. After missing their 2002 Grand Prix events following an injury to Lang, the duo returned to place third at Four Continents and 8th at Worlds in 2003. Lang / Tchernyshev withdrew from the 2004 U.S. Championships due to the re-injury of Lang's Achilles tendon. They announced their retirement from competitive skating in February 2004.
Tchernyshev currently skates in ice shows in Russia and the U.S. He has done choreography for competitive skaters. Tchernyshev choreographed for Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov (2011–2012 short program and 2010–2012 free program) and Sinead Kerr / John Kerr (2010–2011 free dance).
Personal life 
Tchernyshev became a U.S. citizen in January 2001. He lived in the United States for about 15 years and currently lives in Russia. He was formerly married to Natalia Annenko. In October 2008, Tchernyshev married Russian actress Anastasia Zavorotnyuk. The wedding ceremony took place in the Foros Church, Crimea, Ukraine.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
by Georges Bizet:
(with Naomi Lang)
|GP Cup of Russia||5th|
|GP Skate America||6th||5th||3rd||5th|
|GP Skate Canada||9th|
|GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew|
(with Sophia Eliazova)
(with Olga Pershankova)
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- Veligzhanina, Anna (June 12, 2008). "Бывшая жена фигуриста Чернышева: "Заворотнюк очень повезло с Петром!"" [Ex-wife of skater Chernyshev: "Zavorotnyuk is very lucky with Peter!"]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on March 12, 2009.
- Veligzhanina, Anna (October 16, 2008). "Почему Анастасия Заворотнюк венчалась на Украине?" [Why Anastasia Zavorotnyuk got married in Ukraine]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on October 18, 2008.
- "Анастасия Заворотнюк и Петр Чернышев счастливы вместе" [Anastasia Zavorotnyuk and Petr Chernyshev happy together]. Hello! (Russian edition) (in Russian). woman.ru. October 21, 2009. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011.
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- "Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev: Official site. Programs: Free dance.". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.
- "Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev: Official site. Programs: Exhibition.". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.
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