Sergei Chetverukhin

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Sergei Chetverukhin
Personal information
Native name Серге́й Александрович Четверухин
Full name Sergei Alexandrovich Chetverukhin
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1946-01-12) 12 January 1946 (age 71)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Coach Tatyana Tolmacheva, Stanislav Zhuk
Skating club VSS Trud
Retired 1973

Sergei Alexandrovich Chetverukhin (Russian: Серге́й Александрович Четверухин; born 12 January 1946) is a former Soviet figure skater. He is the 1972 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World medalist, and a four-time European medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Chetverukhin was born on 12 January 1946 in Moscow, Soviet Union.[1] He moved to Canada in 1990 at the invitation of Canadian figure skater Donald Jackson. He holds Russian and Canadian citizenship.[1] He is married and has a daughter.[2]

Career[edit]

Chetverukhin trained at VSS Trud in Moscow. He was coached by Tatyana Tolmacheva[3] and later by Stanislav Zhuk.

Chetverukhin began appearing at major international events in 1965 and won his first Soviet national title in the 1966–67 season. The following season, he repeated as the national champion and also took gold at the 1968 Winter Universiade in Innsbruck, ahead of Marián Filc of Czechoslovakia. He finished 5th at the 1968 European Championships in Västerås, Sweden; 9th at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France; and 9th at the 1968 World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.

Chetverukhin's first ISU Championship medal, bronze, came at the 1969 Europeans in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany. The following year, he finished just off the podium at the continental event.

Chetverukhin was awarded medals at both ISU Championships in the 1970–71 season. After winning silver at the 1971 European Championships in Zurich, where he finished second to Czechoslovakia's Ondrej Nepela, he received bronze at the 1971 World Championships in Lyon, France, behind Nepela and France's Patrick Péra.

The following season, he won silver at the 1972 European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden; 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan; and 1972 World Championships in Calgary, Canada. Each time he finished second to Nepela. At the Olympics, Chetverukhin was third in the compulsory figures and first in the free skate.[4][5]

In his final competitive season, Chetverukhin received silver medals at the 1973 European Championships in Cologne, West Germany, and the 1973 World Championships in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. At both events he placed second to Nepela.

Chetverukhin worked as a skating coach in Montreal before relocating to Toronto.[1]

Results[edit]

International
Event 62–63 63–64 64–65 65–66 66–67 67–68 68–69 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73
Olympics 9th 2nd
Worlds 17th 13th 9th 8th 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd
Europeans 10th 12th 5th 5th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd
Moscow News 1st 1st 1st 1st
Prague Skate 3rd 2nd
Universiade 2nd 1st 2nd
National
Soviet Champ. 5th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Coach Sergei Chetverukhin" (in Russian). SpurtUp. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "«Тарасова все замечает»". Gazeta.ru (in Russian). 
  3. ^ "Tolmacheva (Granatkina) Tatiana" (in Russian). Museum of Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sergey Chetverukhin". Sports Reference. 
  5. ^ "Впереди идущий". tulup.ru (in Russian).