Aleksandr Gorelik

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Silver medal – second place 1968 Grenoble Pairs
Aleksandr Gorelik
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Yudaevich Gorelik
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1945-08-09)August 9, 1945
Died September 27, 2012(2012-09-27) (aged 67)
Former partner Tatyana Zhuk
Tatiana Sharanova

Aleksandr Yudaevich Gorelik (Russian: Александр Юдаевич Горелик; August 9, 1945 – September 27, 2012) was a Soviet pair skater. He competed with Tatiana Zhuk. They are the 1965 World bronze medalists and the 1966 and 1968 World silver medalists. At the European Figure Skating Championships, they won the bronze medal in 1965 and the silver in 1966. They won the silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Personal life and career[edit]

Earlier in his career, he competed with Tatiana Sharanova.[1][2] They placed 7th at the 1964 European Championships. They were the first in the world pair with a great difference in height.

His competitive career ended in 1969 when Zhuk became pregnant. She and her husband Albert Shesternyov decided to keep the baby and retire from competitive skating.[3] Gorelik did not want to look for a new partner and start skating over again. After trying without success to train with Irina Rodnina, he also retired. Gorelik worked as a figure skating commentator on radio and was invited to play the main role (Sergei Berestov) in 1969 movie about figure skating Goluboi led.[3]

He performed at circus on ice shows with Tatiana Zhuk and later worked as a coach. He was a figure skating commentator for Russia TV for a time.[4]


With Sharanova[edit]

Event 1961–62 1962–63 1963–64
World Championships 15th
European Championships 7th
Blue Swords 3rd
Soviet Championships 3rd 6th 2nd

With Zhuk[edit]

Event 1965 1966 1967 1968
Winter Olympics 2nd
World Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd
European Championships 3rd 2nd
Soviet Championships 2nd

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shelukhin, Anatoly. Публицистический сборник "Локомотиву - 50" (in Russian). Lokomotiv Stadium. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ Solovyev, Vasily. "Aleksandr Gorelik" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b Александр Горелик - биография (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Moda na Don Kihota". № 051 (in Russian). Trud. 2001-03-20. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 

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