Khokhlova and Novitski in 2009
|Full name||Sergei Nikolayevich Novitski|
16 May 1981 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Former partner||Jana Khokhlova
|Former coach||Alexander Svinin
|Former choreographer||Irina Zhuk
|Former skating club||Sokolniki Moscow|
|Season's bests||8 (2009–2010)
|ISU personal best scores|
Sergei Nikolayevich Novitski (Russian: Серге́й Николаевич Новицкий, born 16 May 1981 in Moscow) is a Russian ice dancer who skated with Jana Khokhlova until April 2010. Together, they are the 2008 World bronze medalists, 2009 European champions, and two-time (2008–2009) Russian national champions.
Originally a singles skater, he switched to dance after failing to get his triple jumps. Early in his career he skated with Oksana Goncharenko. He then skated with Natalia Lepetiukha until she retired.
Partnership with Jana Khokhlova
In October 2001, he teamed up with Jana Khokhlova, coached by Larisa Filina. Three months later, they finished seventh at the Russian Nationals. In 2003, they switched to the husband-and-wife coaching team of Alexander Svinin and Irina Zhuk. Khokhlova / Novitski trained mainly in Moscow's Sokolniki ice rink where ice time was limited, forcing them to move around to other rinks, however, the situation later improved.
In 2006, Khokhlova / Novitski qualified for the Olympics in Turin, Italy, finishing 12th. In autumn of 2006, they won their first Grand Prix series medals and qualified for the Grand Prix Final. They placed 4th at 2007 Europeans and 8th at Worlds. Their breakthrough came during the 2007-08 season. At 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard, Khokhlova / Novitski upset reigning European champions Isabel Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder to win the free dance, although finishing second overall. They then claimed bronze at the 2008 Europeans. At 2008 Worlds, they were second after the original dance which combined with a fifth place in the free dance saw them finish in third overall and earn them a World medal.
During the 2008-09 season, Khokhlova / Novitski won gold at the European Championships but slipped to 6th at Worlds. The following season, they slipped further in the rankings, dropping to third at 2010 Europeans and 9th at the Olympics. They withdrew from Worlds due to Novitski's injury. He was injured in a car accident in 2006 and never fully healed. Following his competitive retirement, Novitski began coaching in Moscow.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|Grand Prix Final||5th||5th||WD|
|GP Cup of China||3rd||3rd||2nd|
|GP Cup of Russia||7th||1st|
|GP NHK Trophy||6th||4th||2nd||3rd|
|GP Skate America||4th|
|GP Skate Canada||6th|
|GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew|
|Russian Jr. Champ.||8th|
|JGP = Junior Grand Prix|
|JGP Czech Republic||10th|
|JGP = Junior Grand Prix|
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- Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (4 May 2010). "Пары Хохлова/Новицкий больше не существует" [The team of Khokhlova/Novitski no longer exists] (in Russian). sport-express.ru. "End of Khokhlova/ Novitski. Khokhlova/ Andreev a possibility". Figure Skating Translations. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "Сергей Новицкий: у Елены Ильиных и Никиты Кацалапова есть все шансы добиться большого успеха в Сочи-2014" [Sergei Novitski: Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov have every chance to achieve great success in Sochi-2014] (in Russian). allsportinfo.ru. 5 December 2010.
- Verezemskaya, Olga (6 November 2012). "Выйти из тени: Старейшая школа "Сокольники" решила начать заново" [Emerging from the shadow: Old school "Sokolniki" decides to start anew]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian) (Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow).
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- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009.
- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008.
- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007.
- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006.
- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 March 2005.
- "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2004.
- "Competition Results: Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sergei Novitski.|
- Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski at the International Skating Union
- "Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski". IceNetwork.com.
- Official site - Khokhlova / Novitski (English)