Evgenia Shishkova

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Evgenia Shishkova
Personal information
Full name Evgenia Vasilievna Shishkova
Country represented Russia
Soviet Union
Born (1972-12-18) 18 December 1972 (age 41)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 4'10" (148 cm)
Partner Vadim Naumov
Former coach Natalia Pavlova
Ludmila Velikova
N. Pirogova

Evgenia Vasilievna Shishkova (Russian: Евгения Васильевна Шишкова; born 18 December 1972) is a Russian pair skater and coach. With partner Vadim Naumov, she is the 1994 World champion and the 1995–1996 Champions Series Final champion.

Career[edit]

Shishkova and Naumov were introduced in 1985 by Naumov's coach who wanted them to skate together.[1] Naumov initially rebuffed the idea because he did not wish to change partners, however, following a number of tryouts, he and Shishkova agreed to team up.[1] They began competing together in 1987.[2]

In 1991, Shishkova and Naumov won bronze at their first European Championships and placed 5th at the World Championships. The next season, they competed at their first Olympics, the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, where they placed fifth.

Shishkova and Naumov won their first World medal – bronze – at the 1993 World Championships. The following year, the pair placed 4th at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. They ended the season by becoming World champions.

Shishkova and Naumov picked up their third World medal – silver – in 1995. From 1991–1995, Shishkova and Naumov also won five European medals. In February 1996, the pair won gold at the 1995–1996 Champions Series Final (later renamed the Grand Prix Final).

At the 1996 World Championships, Shishkova and Naumov were third after the short program. In the long program, four judges gave first-place votes to Marina Eltsova / Andrei Bushkov, the gold medalists, and four judges voted in favor of Shishkova / Naumov, however, low scores from the other five judges left them off the podium in 4th.[3]

Shishkova and Naumov did not make the 1998 Winter Olympic team. They decided to retire from ISU competition in 1998 and skate professionally.[1] The pair won the World Professional Championships in April 1998.

Shishkova and Naumov coach at the International Skating Center in Simsbury, Connecticut.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Shishkova and Naumov married in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in August 1995.[5] They settled in Simsbury, Connecticut in 1998.[1] Their son, Maxim Naumov, was born in August 2001.[6]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
1998–1999
1997–1998
1996–1997
1995–1996
1994–1995
1993–1994
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
1992–1993
  • Die Fledermaus
    by Johann Strauss II
  • Slap That Bass
1991–1992
1990–1991

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Naumov)

International
Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Olympics 5th 4th
Worlds 5th 5th 3rd 1st 2nd 4th
Europeans 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th
CS Final 1st 5th
CS Cup of Russia 2nd
CS Grand Prix Paris 1st
CS Nations Cup 2nd 1st
CS NHK Trophy 1st 1st 1st 2nd
CS Skate America 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd
CS Skate Canada 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 3rd
Nebelhorn 2nd
Centennial On Ice 1st
National
Russian 1st 3rd 1st 3rd
Soviet 1st 2nd
Events marked CS became part of the
Champions Series (Grand Prix) in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, Paul H. (July 6, 1998). "Focused On Their Future; Russian Pair Is Skating Into Professional Ranks". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Evgenia Shishkova & Vadim Naumov". Archived from the original on October 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ Wilner, Barry (March 20, 1996). "Russians Win Pairs, Americans Get Bronze". Associated Press. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Aldrich, Ian (January–February 2008). "The Big Question: How to be a Champion Figure Skater; The training, endurance, and expenses of champions". Yankee (magazine). Archived from the original on December 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Russian newlyweds collect $30,000 toward new house". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. November 5, 1995. 
  6. ^ Hine, Tommy (December 23, 2006). "Different Holiday On Ice". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012.