Sergei Novitski

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Sergei Novitski
Jana KHOKHLOVA Sergei NOVITSKI EC2009 podium.jpg
Khokhlova and Novitski in 2009
Personal information
Full name Sergei Nikolayevich Novitski
Country represented Russia
Born (1981-05-16) 16 May 1981 (age 33)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Former partner Jana Khokhlova
Oksana Goncharenko
Natalia Lepetiukha
Former coach Alexander Svinin
Irina Zhuk
Larisa Filina
Former choreographer Irina Zhuk
Alexander Svinin
Former skating club Sokolniki Moscow
Began skating 1986
Retired 2010
Season's bests 8 (2009–2010)[1]
5 (2008–2009)[2]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 203.26
2008 Worlds
Comp. dance 37.98
2008 Worlds
Original dance 65.99
2008 Worlds
Free dance 99.66
2008 Europeans

Sergei Nikolayevich Novitski (Russian: Серге́й Николаевич Новицкий, born 16 May 1981) 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.[3]

Partnership with Jana Khokhlova[edit]

In October 2001, he teamed up with Jana Khokhlova, coached by Larisa Filina.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[4][5] Following his competitive retirement, Novitski began coaching in Moscow.[6]


(with Khokhlova)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Russian folk: Vdol po Piterskoi

  • Rhumba: Derroche
    by Ana Belén
  • Cha Cha: Baila Baila Comigo
    by Domino

  • Stop
    by Sam Brown
  • Şımarık
    by Tarkan

Competitive highlights[edit]

Khokhlova / Novitski with coaches Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin at the 2007-08 Grand Prix Final
Khokhlova / Novitski with the other dance medalists at the 2008 World Championships
Khokhlova / Novitski perform a compulsory dance at the 2009 Europeans

With Khokhlova[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Olympics 12th 9th
Worlds 12th 8th 3rd 6th WD
Europeans 10th 4th 3rd 1st 3rd
Grand Prix Final 5th 5th WD
GP Bompard 6th 2nd
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
Golden Spin 3rd
Nebelhorn 2nd
Universiade 1st 1st
Russian Champ. 7th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Lepetiukha[edit]

Event 2000–2001 2001–2002
JGP Bulgaria 6th
Russian Jr. Champ. 8th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Goncharenko[edit]

Event 1998–1999 1999–2000
JGP Czech Republic 10th
JGP Sweden 8th
JGP Ukraine 6th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix


  1. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2009/2010 : Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2008/2009 : Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (24 May 2008). "Dancing on Bald Mountain". Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (4 May 2010). "Пары Хохлова/Новицкий больше не существует" [The team of Khokhlova/Novitski no longer exists] (in Russian).  "End of Khokhlova/ Novitski. Khokhlova/ Andreev a possibility". Figure Skating Translations. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "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). 5 December 2010. 
  6. ^ 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). 
  7. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. 
  12. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. 
  13. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 March 2005. 
  14. ^ "Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2004. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. 

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