Michail Stifunin

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Michail Stifunin
Personal information
Full name Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin
Country represented France
Russia
Born (1978-08-04) 4 August 1978 (age 38)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partner Magali Sauri (FRA)
Lolita Maske
Nina Ulanova (RUS)
Former coach Lydie Bontemps, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Natalia Linichuk, Alla Belyaeva, Andrei Filippov
Former choreographer Giuseppe Arena
Former skating club SC Villenave d'Ornon
Former training locations Lyon
Moscow
Began skating 1981

Michail Stifunin (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Стифунин: Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin; born 4 August 1978) is a former ice dancer who competed internationally for Russia and France. Competing for Russia with Nina Ulanova, he is the 1997 World Junior champion and the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy champion. He later competed with Magali Sauri for France.

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Stifunin competed with Nina Ulanova, coached by Andrei Filippov.[1] The duo placed fifth at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia. In the 1996–97 season, they won gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea.[2] After the event, Filippov moved to Australia and Ulanova/Stifunin joined Alla Belyaeva.[1] They skated together until 1999, placing as high as fifth at the senior Russian Championships.

In 1999, Stifunin moved to France and teamed up with Magali Sauri. Representing France, they skated together for three seasons and won the silver medal at the 2000 Nebelhorn Trophy. Sauri/Stifunin were coached by Lydie Bontemps in Lyon.[3]

Around 2012, he began working with the Russian national team.[4]

Programs[edit]

(with Sauri)

Season Original dance Free dance
2001–02
[3]
2000–01
[5]
  • Foxtrot: The Best of Ballroom
  • Quickstep: The Best of Ballroom

Results[edit]

GP: Grand Prix

With Sauri for France[edit]

International[6]
Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
World Champ. 18th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Sparkassen Cup 7th
Golden Spin 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
National[6]
French Champ. 5th 4th

With Ulanova for Russia[edit]

International[7]
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 1st
Golden Spin 2nd
Skate Israel 3rd 2nd
St. Gervais 1st
Winter Universiade 2nd 2nd
International: Junior[7]
Junior Worlds 5th 1st
Blue Swords 1st
National[8]
Russian Champ. 5th 6th
Russian Jr. Champ. 2nd 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (3 February 2011). "Nina Ulanova explores on and off the ice". IceNetwork.com. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Magali SAURI / Michail STIFUNIN: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 August 2002. 
  4. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2016-2017 гг. [List of candidates for the 2016–17 Russian national team in figure skating] (PDF) (in Russian). Ministry of Sport (Russia). 
  5. ^ "Magali SAURI / Michail STIFUNIN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001. 
  6. ^ a b "SAURI Magali / STIFUNIN Michail". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "ULANOVA Nina / STIFUNIN Michail". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Стифунин Михаил Юрьевич" [Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin] (in Russian). fskate.ru. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016.