Olga Markova (figure skater)

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Olga Markova
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1993. From left: Olga Markova, Krisztina Czakó, Tanja Szewczenko
Personal information
Native name Ольга Дмитриевна Маркова
Full name Olga Dmitriyevna Markova
Country represented Russia
Born (1974-01-22) 22 January 1974 (age 43)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former coach Elena Buyanova
Former choreographer L. V. Mamedova
Skating club CSKA
Retired 1998

Olga Dmitriyevna Markova (Russian: Ольга Дмитриевна Маркова, born 22 January 1974)[1] is a Russian former competitive figure skater who currently works as a coach, choreographer, and technical specialist. She is a two-time European medalist (bronze in 1994 and silver in 1995), and the 1994 Russian national champion.

Career[edit]

Markova drew attention for her avant garde style and choreography. Her highest placement at the World Figure Skating Championships was fifth, which she achieved in 1995. That year she was second after the short program, ahead of the eventual gold and silver medalists Lu Chen and Surya Bonaly. Her inability to land a clean triple lutz in the long program dropped her off the podium.

In 1998 Markova turned professional and won a silver medal at the World Professional Figure Skating Championships in Jaca, Spain. She has coached and choreographed for Kristina Oblasova and currently coaches Adrian Alvarado. She is an ISU technical specialist for Russia.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
1993–94
  • Space Opera
    by Didier Marouani

Results[edit]

GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)

International
Event 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98
Worlds 10th 5th 12th
Europeans 12th 3rd 2nd 11th 8th
GP Final 6th 5th
GP Skate Canada 4th 6th
GP Cup of Russia 3rd 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 3rd
GP Nations Cup 4th
Inter. de Paris 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
NHK Trophy 7th 5th
Schäfer Memorial 3rd
Skate America 7th
Skate Canada 2nd
National[3]
Russian Champ. 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 9th
Soviet Champ. 4th

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