Olga Volozhinskaya

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Olga Volozhinskaya
Personal information
Full nameOlga Algertovna Volozhinskaya
Country representedSoviet Union
Born (1962-05-18) 18 May 1962 (age 56)
Tallinn, Estonia
Former partnerAlexander Svinin
Former coachElena Tchaikovskaia[1]
Retired1986

Olga Algertovna Volozhinskaya (Estonian: Olga Voložinskaja; Russian: Ольга Альгертовна Воложинская, born 18 May 1962) is a former ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union. With Alexander Svinin, she is the 1983 European silver medalist, 1985 Skate Canada International champion, and competed at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Personal life[edit]

Volozhinskaya was born on 18 May 1962 in Tallinn.[2] She married Russian figure skater Sergey Petrovskiy, with whom she has two sons, Nikita and Anton.[3]

Career[edit]

Volozhinskaya competed with Alexander Svinin for the Soviet Union. Winners of the 1980 Grand Prix International St. Gervais, they made their senior ISU Championship debut later that season at the 1981 World Championships, placing fifth. Volozhinskaya/Svinin were fourth at the 1982 European Championships and sixth at the 1982 World Championships. Their best international results came the next year — silver at the 1983 European Championships and fourth at the 1983 World Championships.

Volozhinskaya/Svinin placed fifth at the 1984 European Championships and were assigned to the 1984 Winter Olympics where they placed seventh. Although no longer sent to ISU Championships, they competed for two more seasons, winning gold at the 1984 Skate Canada International, bronze at the 1984 Prize of Moscow News, and silver at the 1985 Skate Canada International. After retiring from competition, they performed in ice shows in England and the United States.[4]

Volozhinskaya is now a choreographer, based in Michigan.[5] Her clients have included Alena Leonova,[6] Stacey Pensgen,[7] Daniel Samohin, and Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev.[1]

Results[edit]

with Svinin

International
Event 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86
Olympics 7th
Worlds 5th 6th 4th
Europeans 4th 2nd 5th
Skate Canada 1st 2nd
Moscow News 6th 3rd 3rd
St. Gervais 1st
National
Soviet Champ. 6th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Новости [News]. perm.ru (Permskiy Regionalnyy Server) (in Russian). 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Olga Volozhinskaya". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ Barker, Gerry. "Ice Skating Family". North Palm Beach Life. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (17 October 1989). "Review/Ice Dancing; Torville And Dean And Russian All-Stars". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "2013 - 2014 Coach/Instructor Compliance" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. April 25, 2014. p. 298. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Alena LEONOVA: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Stacey PENSGEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.