Ulanov and Rodnina in 1970
|Full name||Alexei Nikolaevich Ulanov|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
4 November 1947 |
|Height||176 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former partner||Liudmila Smirnova
|Former coach||Tatiana Tarasova
|Skating club||Soviet Army Moscow|
Alexei Nikolaevich Ulanov (Russian: Алексей Николаевич Уланов, born 4 November 1947) is a retired pair skater who represented the Soviet Union. With Irina Rodnina, he is the 1972 Olympic champion and a four-time (1969–1972) world champion. With later partner Lyudmila Smirnova, he is a two-time world silver medalist.
Ulanov began figure skating in 1954 and became a member of the USSR National Team in 1964. Rodnina / Ulanov began skating together in the 1960s and won several World and European Championships. They were coached by Stanislav Zhuk and trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. The culmination of their career was their 1972 Olympics win. By this point Ulanov had fallen in love with fellow skater Lyudmila Smirnova. Rodnina and Ulanov separated, and Ulanov began skating with Smirnova.
Ulanov and Smirnova married and later divorced after having two children, Nikolai Ulanov and Irina Ulanova. Irina became a pair skater, who skated with Alexander Smirnov and Maxim Trankov for about three years. Ulanov moved to the United States in 1995 and currently lives in South Florida.
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