Elena Kustarova

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Elena Kustarova
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Kustarova at the 2011 Cup of Russia
Personal information
Full nameElena Vladimirovna Kustarova
Country representedRussia
Born (1976-07-26) 26 July 1976 (age 43)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceMoscow
Former partnerVazgen Azroyan
Oleg Ovsyannikov
Sergei Romashkin
Former coachSvetlana Alexeeva
Skating clubBlue Bird FSC
Retired1995

Elena Vladimirovna Kustarova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Кустарова; born 26 July 1976) is a Russian ice dancing coach and former competitor. She is a two-time (1990, 1991) World Junior medalist with Sergei Romashkin, a two-time (1993, 1994) Russian national medalist with Oleg Ovsyannikov, and the 1995 Russian silver medalist with Vazgen Azroyan.

Personal life[edit]

Kustarova was born 26 July 1976 in Moscow. She is the daughter of Svetlana Alexeeva.[1]

Career[edit]

Competitive[edit]

Competing with Sergei Romashkin, Kustarova won the silver medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado and bronze at the 1991 World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ahead of the 1991–92 season, she teamed up with Oleg Ovsyannikov. The two won bronze medals at the 1992 Grand Prix International de Paris and the 1993 Nations Cup, as well as two medals at the Russian Nationals. The partnership ended in 1994. Kustarova then partnered with Vazgen Azroyan. They won the silver medal at Russian Nationals but finished 17th at the 1995 European Championships and split at the end of the season.

As coach and choreographer[edit]

Kustarova (far left) with Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev and Svetlana Alexeeva (far right)

Kustarova worked for three years as a choreographer in France and then returned to Russia in 2001.[1][2] She began coaching alongside Svetlana Alexeeva. In the summer of 2006, they moved to Blue Bird FSC in Moscow and then to a new rink in Medvedkovo in the summer of 2012.[1]

Kustarova works in collaboration with Svetlana Alexeeva and Olga Riabinina. Her current students include (years coached in brackets):

Her former students include:

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Azroyan[edit]

International[21]
Event 1994–95
European Championships 17th
National
Russian Championships 2nd

With Ovsyannikov[edit]

International
Event 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
International de Paris 3rd
Nations Cup 3rd
Piruetten 3rd
National
Russian Championships 2nd 3rd
Soviet Championships 4th

With Romashkin[edit]

Event 1989–90 1990–91
World Junior Championships 2nd 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Verezemskaya, Olga (31 August 2012). Здесь и сейчас: История становления группы Алексеевой — Кустаровой [Here and Now: The history of the Alexeeva - Kustarova group]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian). Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow.
  2. ^ Verezemskaya, Olga (31 August 2012). Елена Кустарова: В работе для меня нет мелочей [Elena Kustarova]. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian). Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow.
  3. ^ Diana DAVIS / Gleb SMOLKIN at the International Skating Union
  4. ^ Polina IVANENKO / Daniil KARPOV at the International Skating Union
  5. ^ Irina SHTORK / Taavi RAND at the International Skating Union
  6. ^ "Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO at the International Skating Union
  8. ^ Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV at the International Skating Union
  9. ^ Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV at the International Skating Union
  10. ^ Elena ILINYKH / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN at the International Skating Union
  11. ^ Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN at the International Skating Union
  12. ^ Фигуристы Монько/Халявин перешли тренироваться в группу Жулина-Волкова [Figure skaters Monko/Khalivin switched to Zhulin and Volkov's group]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 18 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012.
  13. ^ Anna NAGORNYUK / Viktor KOVALENKO at the International Skating Union
  14. ^ Anastasia PLATONOVA / Alexander GRACHEV at the International Skating Union
  15. ^ Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Jonathan GUERREIRO at the International Skating Union
  16. ^ Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER at the International Skating Union
  17. ^ Victoria SINITSINA / Ruslan ZHIGANSHIN at the International Skating Union
  18. ^ Anna YANOVSKAYA / Sergey MOZGOV at the International Skating Union
  19. ^ Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSI at the International Skating Union
  20. ^ "Julia ZLOBINA / Alexei SITNIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012.
  21. ^ "Tiffany HYDEN / Vazgen AZROJAN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2001.

External links[edit]

Media related to Elena Kustarova at Wikimedia Commons