Irina Vorobieva

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Irina Vorobieva
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-U1027-0035, Irina Wrobjewa, Igor Lissowski.jpg
Vorobieva with Lisovsky in October 1979
Personal information
Full name Irina Nikolayevna Vorobieva
Alternative names Vorobiova
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1958-06-30) June 30, 1958 (age 58)
Saint Petersburg
Former partner Igor Lisovsky
Aleksandr Vlasov
Former coach Tamara Moskvina
Skating club Trud Leningrad
Retired 1983

Irina Nikolayevna Vorobieva (Russian: Ирина Николаевна Воробьёва; born June 30, 1958 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian pair skater who competed for the Soviet Union. With partner and then-husband Igor Lisovsky, she is the 1981 World champion and the 1981 European champion. They were coached by Tamara Moskvina.

Before teaming up with Lisovsky, she competed with Aleksandr Vlasov, with whom she is the 1977 World silver medalist, 1976 World bronze medalist, and placed 4th at the 1976 Olympics.

She currently coaches at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among her former students are Brittany Vise and Nicholas Kole, Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent, and Shelby Lyons and Brian Wells.


(with Lisovsky)

Season Short program Long program Exhibition
1980–1981 The Star and Death of Joaquin Murrieta
( Звезда и смерть Хоакина Мурьеты )
by Alexei Rybnikov and Pavel Grushko

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Vlasov[edit]

Event 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77
Winter Olympics 4th
World Championships 6th 4th 3rd 2nd
European Championships 3rd 2nd
Prize of Moscow News 1st 2nd
Soviet Championships 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd
Spartakiada 3rd*
USSR Cup 1st 2nd 2nd
  • 1974 Spartakiada results used for Soviet Nationals

With Lisovsky[edit]

Event 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83
World Championships 4th 1st 5th
European Championships 2nd 1st 3rd
Soviet Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th
NHK Trophy 1st 2nd
Prize of Moscow News 3rd 1st 1st


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