Anastasia Grebenkina

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Anastasia Grebenkina
Anastasia Grebenkina and Vazgen Azrojan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anastasia Yuryevna Grebenkina
Country represented Armenia
Born (1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 37)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former partner Vazgen Azroyan (ARM)
Vitali Novikov (RUS)
Erik Samovich (LAT)
Former coach Alexander Zhulin
Alexei Gorshkov, Sergei Petukhov
Former choreographer Ludmila Vlasova
Former skating club CSKA Yerevan
Began skating 1985
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 162.64
2005 NHK Trophy
Comp. dance 30.04
2007 Cup of Russia
Original dance 49.86
2007 Trophée Eric Bompard
Free dance 83.90
2005 NHK Trophy

Anastasia Yuryevna Grebenkina (Russian: Анастасия Юрьевна Гребёнкина, born 18 January 1979) is a former competitive ice dancer. She is best known for her partnership with Vazgen Azrojan with whom she represented Armenia at the 2006 Winter Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 2005 NHK Trophy.


Grebenkina teamed up with Vazgen Azrojan in 1996 and skated with him until 1998, representing Russia.[1] After their partnership ended, she skated with Vitali Novikov, also representing Russia.

Grebenkina and Azrojan reformed their partnership in 2002, this time representing Armenia. They became the first skaters to medal for Armenia at a Grand Prix event, obtaining bronze at the NHK Trophy in 2005.[2] They competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, finishing 20th.

In September 2006, Grebenkina / Azrojan changed coaches, moving from Alexei Gorshkov to Alexander Zhulin.[3] At the 2006 Cup of China, Grebenkina cut her leg with her own blade during practice, requiring stitches, but was able to compete and finished 6th with Azrojan.[3] The duo retired from competition in 2008. She coaches at Moscow's Gorky Park.[4]

In 2007, Grebenkina played Maria Feodorovna in a Russian television movie, Звезда Империи.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Grebenkina is married to Yuri Goncharov, with whom she has a son, Ivan, who was born on May 25, 2010.[6][7] Anna Semenovich is the godmother.[6]


(with Azroyan)

Season Original dance Free dance
  • El Sol Sueno
    by Jerzy Petersburski
  • Libertango
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Air
    by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Samba: Ritmo de Bom Bom
    by Vim
  • Rhumba: Besame Mucho
    by Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velazquez
  • Samba: Ritmo de Bom Bom
    by Vim
  • Worshipping Govinda
    by George Harrison
  • Quickstep: No Me Voy Sin Bailar
  • Slow foxtrot
  • Quickstep: No Me Voy Sin Bailar
  • Symphony No. 25
    by Mozart
  • Music
    by P. Glass
  • Symphony No. 25
    by Mozart
  • Blues
  • Swing
  • Ani (Armenian Selections)
    by Ara Gevorkian
  • Scandinavian Dances

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Azrojan for Armenia[edit]

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08
Olympics 20th
Worlds 24th 19th 17th WD 22nd
Europeans 13th 11th 14th 14th WD
GP Bompard 9th 9th 9th 6th
GP Cup of China 8th 6th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP NHK Trophy 3rd
Karl Schäfer 1st 6th
Nebelhorn WD
Ondrej Nepela 3rd
Skate Israel 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Azrojan for Russia[edit]

Event 1996–1997 1997–1998
Golden Spin of Zagreb 3rd 2nd
Skate Israel 4th
Trophy of the Polish FSA 4th
Russian Championships 4th 6th

With Novikov for Russia[edit]

Event 1999–2000 2000–2001
GP Skate America 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
Skate Israel 7th
Russian Championships 5th 8th
GP = Grand Prix

With Samovich for Latvia[edit]

Event 1993–1994
World Championships 29th FNR
FNR = Free dance not reached


  1. ^ a b c "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 April 2003. 
  2. ^ a b "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2006. 
  3. ^ a b c "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2007. 
  4. ^ Neumeyer, Joy (12 December 2011). "Smooth skating". The Moscow News. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Анастасия Гребенкина родила сына [Anastasia Grebenkina gave birth to a son] (in Russian). 2 July 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Paderina, Ksenia. Анастасия Гребенкина: первые три дня после родов были для меня как страшный сон [Anastasia Grebenkina: "The first three days after giving birth were like a nightmare for me"]. (in Russian). Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 March 2005. 
  9. ^ "Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN". International Skating Union. 

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