|Full name||Igor Anatolyevich Bobrin|
|Former country(ies) represented||Soviet Union|
14 November 1953 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former coach||Igor Moskvin, Yuri Ovchinnikov|
Igor Anatolyevich Bobrin (Russian: Игорь Анатольевич Бобрин) (born 14 November 1953 in Leningrad) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union. He is the 1981 European champion, the 1981 World bronze medalist, and a four-time (1978, 1980–1982) Soviet national champion. Bobrin placed 6th at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
During his competitive career, Bobrin was known for being a particularly creative free skater. He invented an unusual horizontal-twisting jump sometimes called a "log jump" or "Bobrinover". At one of his first international competitions, the 1972 Winter Universiade, a contemporary review noted that even the pros were puzzled by the jump, which was described as "somewhat like an Arabian cartwheel, only performed going straight ahead". He was coached by Igor Moskvin and since 1980 by Yuri Ovchinnikov.
Following his competitive career, Bobrin created his own ice theater. He currently skates with Moscow Stars On Ice and works as a coach and choreographer. He choreographed Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze's competitive Chaplin program.
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