Olga Markova (figure skater)

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Olga Markova
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Markova in 1993
Personal information
Native nameОльга Дмитриевна Маркова
Full nameOlga Dmitriyevna Markova
Country representedRussia
Born (1974-01-22) 22 January 1974 (age 48)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former coachElena Buyanova
Former choreographerL. V. Mamedova
Skating clubCSKA

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.


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]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Space Opera
    by Didier Marouani


GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)

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
Russian Champ. 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 9th
Soviet Champ. 4th


  1. ^ "Olga Markova". Figure Skating Corner. Archived from the original on 30 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Communication No. 1467". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Ольга Дмитриевна Маркова" [Olga Dmitriyevna Markova] (in Russian). fskate.ru.