Arina Ushakova

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Arina Ushakova
Personal information
Full name Arina Andreyevna Ushakova
Country represented Russia
Born (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 25)
Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former partner Sergei Karev
Alexander Popov
Former coach Natalia Pavlova
Nina Mozer
Began skating 1994
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 130.34
2008 Europeans
Short program 49.43
2008 Europeans
Free skate 80.91
2008 Europeans

Arina Andreyevna Ushakova (Russian: Арина Андреевна Ушакова; born 18 December 1989) is a Russian retired pair skater. She finished 5th at the 2008 European Championships with Sergei Karev and won four ISU Junior Grand Prix medals with Alexander Popov.


Ushakova teamed up with Alexander Popov in 2000. They trained in Perm, coached by Liudmila Kalinina during their first season and then moved to the husband-and-wife team of Valentina and Valeri Tiukov. Ushakova / Popov won four medals on the JGP series – one gold, two silver, and one bronze – and qualified twice for the JGP Final. Their partnership ended in 2005.

Ushakova teamed up with Sergei Karev in 2005 and left her hometown of Perm to train with him in Moscow.[1] They were coached by Nina Mozer during their first two seasons together. After the 2006–2007 season, they switched coaches to Natalia Pavlova.[1] They won the bronze medal at the 2008 Russian Nationals and were sent to the 2008 European Championships where they finished 5th. In the long program, they had a fall on a lift but were not injured.[2] They split at the end of the season due to Karev's serious illness.[3] Ushakova had a tryout with Jerome Blanchard but they decided not to team up.[3] She retired from competition and began coaching in Moscow.[4][5]


(with Karev)

Season Short program Free skating
  • Bandits

(with Popov)

Season Short program Free skating
  • Gypsy Rhapsody


With Karev[edit]

Event 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008
European Championships 5th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
Winter Universiade 3rd
International: Junior
JGP Czech Republic 8th
JGP Hungary 5th
Russian Championships 7th 4th 3rd
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Popov[edit]

International: Junior
Event 2002–2003 2003–2004 2004–2005
JGP Final WD 6th
JGP Czech Republic 3rd
JGP France 2nd
JGP Poland 2nd
JGP Slovakia 6th
JGP Ukraine 1st
EYOF 1st J.
Triglav Trophy 1st J.
Russian Championships 9th
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c "Arina USHAKOVA / Sergei KAREV: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Наталья Павлова: девушка в моей паре - нервная [Natalia Pavlova: The girl in my pair was nervous]. Ves Sport ( (in Russian). 24 January 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Alexeyev, Oleg; Simonenko, Andrei (25 October 2008). Тарасова вернулась. Ждем Плющенко? (in Russian). Sovetsky Sport. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arina CHERNIAVSKAIA / Antonino SOUZA-KORDYERU". International Skating Union. 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Ушакова Арина Андреевна [Ushakova Arina Andreyevna] (in Russian). 
  6. ^ a b "Arina USHAKOVA / Alexander POPOV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 November 2005. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Arina USHAKOVA / Sergei KAREV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. 

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