Lang and Tchernyshev at an ice show in 2002
|Alternative names||Pyotr Andreyevich Chernyshev|
|Country represented||United States|
February 6, 1971 |
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Former partner||Sophie Eliazova
|Former coach||Nikolai Morozov, Tatiana Tarasova, Alexander Zhulin, Igor Shpilband, Elizabeth Coates|
|Skating club||American Academy FSC|
Peter Tchernyshev (Russian: Пётр Андреевич Чернышёв; also romanized as Pyotr Andreyevich Chernyshev; born February 6, 1971) is a Russian-American ice dancer. With skating partner Naomi Lang, he is a two-time (2000 and 2002) Four Continents champion, a five-time (1999–2003) U.S. national champion, and competed at the Winter Olympics in 2002.
Tchernyshev began skating at the age of six because his parents felt it would be good for his health. He also studied ballet from the age of eight. He was originally a singles skater but injured his landing ankle at the age of 18 and it did not heal fully. He spent the next three years touring with the Russian All Stars in England and Turkey, and then decided to return to competition in ice dancing. He skated with Olga Pershankova for Russia and the Soviet Union for a few years but he and his partner had problems and split up. After a girl arrived in Russia looking for a partner, he decided to move to the United States.
Partnership with Naomi Lang
Having noticed Naomi Lang at U.S. Nationals, Tchernyshev wrote her a letter in mid-1996 asking for a tryout. They had a successful tryout in Lake Placid, New York and trained there for nine months with Natalia Dubova; then, due to Lang's homesickness, they moved to Detroit and began training with Igor Shpilband and Elizabeth Coates.
Lang/Tchernyshev first won the U.S. national title in 1999. The following season, they took gold at the 2000 Four Continents Championships and placed 8th at the 2000 World Championships. They also performed with Champions on Ice.
In 2000, Lang/Tchernyshev moved to Hackensack, New Jersey to train with Alexander Zhulin, who coached them until the end of the 2001–02 season. They missed their 2001 Grand Prix events because Tchernyshev had shin splits. Returning to competition, they won their fourth national title at the 2002 U.S. Championships and then won their second Four Continents title. They placed eleventh at the 2002 Winter Olympics and ninth at the 2002 World Championships.
In 2002–03, Lang/Tchernyshev were coached by Nikolai Morozov. After missing their 2002 Grand Prix events due to an injury to Lang, the duo won their fifth national title at the 2003 U.S. Championships, took bronze at the 2003 Four Continents, and placed 8th at the 2003 World Championships.
Lang/Tchernyshev did not appear internationally in the 2003–04 season. They intended to compete at the 2004 U.S. Championships but withdrew after Lang re-injured her Achilles tendon. They announced their competitive retirement in February 2004. The duo continued to skate together professionally and appeared in several U.S. ice shows, including many of the Disson skating shows televised on NBC and the Hallmark Channel. They also toured extensively in Europe and Russia.
Tchernyshev has done choreography for competitive skaters. He choreographed for Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov (2011-2016 short and free program)      and Sinead Kerr / John Kerr (2010–2011 free dance).
Tchernyshev became a U.S. citizen in January 2001. He lived in the United States for about 15 years and currently lives in Russia. He was formerly married to Natalia Annenko. In October 2008, Tchernyshev married Russian actress Anastasia Zavorotnyuk. The wedding ceremony took place in the Foros Church, Crimea, Ukraine.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
by Georges Bizet:
With Naomi Lang
|GP Cup of Russia||5th|
|GP Skate America||6th||5th||3rd||5th|
|GP Skate Canada||9th|
|GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew|
(with Sophia Eliazova)
(with Olga Pershankova)
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- СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2011-2012 гг. [2011–2012 list] (PDF). Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Russian Sports Ministry. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012.
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- Kuznetsova, Ekaterina (January 9, 2013). «Лед холоден, но сердца горячи» [Cool ice, warm hearts]. Moskovskij Komsomolets (in Russian).
- Veligzhanina, Anna (June 12, 2008). Бывшая жена фигуриста Чернышева: "Заворотнюк очень повезло с Петром!" [Ex-wife of skater Chernyshev: "Zavorotnyuk is very lucky with Peter!"]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on March 12, 2009.
- Veligzhanina, Anna (October 16, 2008). Почему Анастасия Заворотнюк венчалась на Украине? [Why Anastasia Zavorotnyuk got married in Ukraine]. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Archived from the original on October 18, 2008.
- Анастасия Заворотнюк и Петр Чернышев счастливы вместе [Anastasia Zavorotnyuk and Petr Chernyshev happy together]. Hello! (Russian edition) (in Russian). woman.ru. October 21, 2009. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011.
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- "Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev: Official site. Programs: Exhibition.". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.
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