|Elena Vodorezova (Buianova)|
|Full name||Elena Germanovna Vodorezova|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
21 May 1963 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Former coach||Galina Vasilkevich|
|Skating club||CSKA Moscow|
Elena Germanovna Vodorezova (Russian: Елена Германовна Водорезова; married name: Buianova Russian: Буянова; born May 21, 1963), is a Russian figure skating coach and retired competitive skater who represented the Soviet Union. She is the 1983 World bronze medalist and three-time European medalist.
Elena Vodorezova was coached by Stanislav Zhuk at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. A gifted free-skater, she represented her country at the 1976 Winter Olympics aged just 12. She was the first skater to complete a double flip, triple toe loop combination. She was noted for a spectacularly high double axel and fast spins. She won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships; it was the first time a Soviet ladies' single skater had won a medal at the event. She missed the 1979–1981 seasons completely due to severe juvenile arthritis, which prevented her from even walking for months in 1979.
She won a second bronze medal at the 1982 Europeans and silver at the 1983 event. She also won bronze at the 1983 World Championships – the first World medal for a Soviet female single skater. Vodorezova placed 8th at the 1984 Winter Olympics. She retired from competition in 1984. She married a former skater and in 1987 gave birth to a son, Ivan.
- Elene Gedevanishvili
- Olga Markova
- Andrei Griazev
- Artem Borodulin
- Artur Dmitriev Jr
- Denis Ten
- Alexander Samarin
- Maxim Kovtun
Buianova's current students include:
|WD = Withdrew|
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- Tagaeva, Irina (6 November 2012). Действие происходит на льду: Особенности работы ледового хореографа с фигуристами. Moskovskiy Figurist (in Russian). Federation of Figure Skating in Moscow.
- Maxim Kovtun at the International Skating Union
- Adelina Sotnikova at the International Skating Union
- Shkrebtienko, Oxana (23 January 2017). "Elena Buyanova: "In sport there is no life without rivalry"". Absolute Skating.
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