Irina Nikolaeva

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Irina Nikolaeva
Personal information
Full name Irina Vyacheslavovna Nikolaeva
Country represented Russia
Born (1983-09-26) 26 September 1983 (age 34)
Former coach Zhanna Gromova
Skating club CSKA Moscow
Retired 2002

Irina Vyacheslavovna Nikolaeva (Russian: Ирина Вячеславовна Николаева,[1] born 26 September 1983)[2] is a Russian figure skater. She won three gold medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and qualified for two JGP Finals, where she finished as high as fourth. She also placed fourth at the 1999 World Junior Championships.[3]

Nikolaeva competed at two senior internationals, the 1998 Skate Israel and the 2001 Finlandia Trophy, placing sixth and eighth respectively. She retired from competition in 2002 and then toured professionally.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Gypsy music

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 01–02
Finlandia Trophy 8th
Skate Israel 6th
International: Junior[4]
World Junior Champ. 4th
JGP Final 4th 6th
JGP Canada 1st
JGP France 1st
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Italy 4th
JGP Netherlands 2nd
JGP Norway 2nd
Russian Champ. 8th 8th 8th 5th 18th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Nikolaeva did not compete in the 2000–01 season.


  1. ^ a b Николаева Ирина Вячеславовна [Irina Vyacheslavovna Nikolaeva] (in Russian). 
  2. ^ a b "Irina NIKOLAEVA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 August 2002. 
  3. ^ World Junior Figure Skating Championships 1999 at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
  4. ^ a b "Irina NIKOLAEVA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. 

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