Pashkevich in 2010
|Full name||Igor Anatolyevich Pashkevich|
|Country represented||Soviet Union
1 July 1971|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||26 March 2016
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Former coach||Viktor Kudriavtsev, Marina Kudriavtseva|
|Former training locations||Moscow|
Igor Anatolyevich Pashkevich (Russian: Игорь Анатольевич Пашкевич; 1 July 1971 – 26 March 2016) was a figure skating coach and competitor. He was the 1990 World Junior champion for the Soviet Union and the 1996 European silver medalist for Russia. He competed at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics for Russia and the 1998 Nagano Olympics for Azerbaijan.
Pashkevich began skating in 1976.
For the Soviet Union and Russia
Early in his career, Pashkevich competed for the Soviet Union and won gold at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He represented Russia following the Soviet breakup. He placed 14th at his first senior ISU Championship, the 1993 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
In February 1994, Pashkevich competed at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, finishing 15th. The following month, he placed 9th at the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan. In 1995–96, his final season for Russia, he won gold at the 1995 Finlandia Trophy, silver at the 1995 NHK Trophy, and silver at the 1996 European Championships.
Pashkevich switched to Azerbaijan in the 1996–97 season. He placed seventh at the 1997 European Championships and eighth at the 1997 World Championships. The following season — his last — Pashkevich won the bronze medal at the 1997 Trophée Lalique and silver at the 1997 Nations Cup, qualifying for the Champions Series Final where he placed sixth. He withdrew from the 1998 European Championships but competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and finished 16th. He was coached by Marina Kudriavtseva. He retired at the end of the season.
After retiring from competition, Pashkevich performed in ice shows for two years. He then worked as a coach in the United States and Russia. He worked with Angela Nikodinov, Fumie Suguri, Polina Shelepen, Yulia Lipnitskaya, Evgenia Medvedeva, and Daniel Samohin. In 2016, he was a member of the coaching staff at Palm Beach Ice Works. He also worked as an ISU technical specialist.
He was injured in a car accident in Oregon on 12 January 2005, sustaining a concussion, a laceration on the right side of his head, a fractured bone in the back of his neck, and multiple contusions and abrasions.
Pashkevich died on 26 March 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 44. His mother, due to cancer, and sister had died earlier. He was divorced and had a daughter living in Russia.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix series)
|GP Nations Cup||2nd|
|GP NHK Trophy||2nd|
|GP Trophée Lalique||3rd|
|Inter. de Paris /
Trophée de France
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