Vyacheslav Zahorodnyuk

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Vyacheslav Zahorodnyuk
Danilchenko and Zagorodniuk EC 2004.jpg
Zagorodniuk with student Vitali Danilchenko in 2004
Personal information
Full name Viacheslav Vasilyevich Zagorodniuk
Country represented Ukraine
Soviet Union
Born (1972-08-11) 11 August 1972 (age 42)
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
Former coach Valentin Nikolaev
Galina Zmievskaya
Retired April 1998

Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Zahorodnyuk (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Загороднюк, born 11 August 1972) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater. He represented the USSR until its dissolution and then represented Ukraine. He is the 1994 World bronze medalist, 1996 European champion, and 1989 World Junior champion.


Zagorodniuk was initially coached by Galina Zmievskaya and later worked with Valentin Nikolaev.[1] Zagorodniuk won the 1989 World Junior Championships.[2] As a senior, he went on to win bronze at the 1994 World Championships and gold at the 1996 European Championships. After retiring from competition in April 1998, Zagorodniuk participated in some film and TV productions, including The Christmas Angel: A Story on Ice and worked as a coach in Richmond, Virginia. In 2011, he began coaching in Kiev.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Zagorodniuk married ice dancer Olga Mudrak in 1994.[3] They have a son, Maxim (born circa 2006), and daughter, Alina (born in February 2009).[1]


Season Short program Free skating


Event 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Olympics 8th 10th
Worlds 8th 22nd 10th 3rd 6th 6th 4th 4th
Europeans 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 7th
Grand Prix Final 6th
Cup of Russia 3rd
Lalique 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd
Nations Cup 3rd 1st
NHK Trophy 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
Skate America 4th 6th 4th 5th 4th 4th 5th
Skate Canada 6th
Karl Schäfer 1st 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd 1st
Ukrainian Champ. 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st
Soviet Champ. 2nd 2nd