Sergei Sakhnovski

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Sergei Sakhnovski
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Chait / Sakhnovski at the 2003 Skate Canada International
Personal information
Country represented Israel (from 1995)
Russia (until 1995)
Born (1975-05-15) May 15, 1975 (age 40)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Residence Woodbridge, New Jersey
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Galit Chait (ISR)
Ekaterina Svirina (RUS)
Marina Anissina (RUS)
Former coach Alexander Zhulin
Evgeni Platov
Former choreographer Tatiana Druchinina
Began skating 1979
Retired 2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 204.42
2004 Cup of China
Comp. dance 40.98
2004 Skate America
Original dance 63.07
2004 Cup of China
Free dance 106.46
2005 Grand Prix Final

Sergei Sakhnovski (Hebrew: סרגיי סחנובסקי‎, Russian: Серге́й Сахновский; born May 15, 1975) is an Israeli ice dancer. With partner Galit Chait, he is the 2002 World bronze medalist for Israel. With previous partner Ekaterina Svirina, he is the 1993 World Junior champion for Russia.

Career[edit]

Sakhnovski began skating at age four and took up ice dancing when he was eight.[1] Early in his career, he skated with Marina Anissina and Ekaterina Svirina. With Svirina, he won the World Junior Championships in 1993 and took the silver medal in 1994.[2]

He teamed up with Galit Chait in 1995.[1] They initially trained in Russia with Ludmila Buytskova and Elena Maslenikova and then moved to Monsey, New York.[1] In 2002, they were the first Israeli ice dance team to win a medal (bronze) at World Championships.[3] They competed in three Olympics, finishing 14th in 1998, 6th in 2002, and 8th in 2006. Their coaches included Natalia Dubova, Tatiana Tarasova, Evgeni Platov, Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov.[4]

Programs[edit]

(with Chait)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
2005–2006
[5]
  • Cha Cha
    by Manhattan Transfer
  • Rhumba
    by Mambo Kings
  • Samba
    by Crazy Brazilians
2004–2005
[6]
2003–2004
[7][8]
  • Rock'n Roll: Keep Knocking
    by Little Richard
  • Blues: Minnie the Moocher
    by Nino Rota
  • Rock'n Roll: Keep Knocking
    by Little Richard
2002–2003
[8][9][10]

  • Polka from the Bartered Bride
    by Bedřich Smetana
  • Waltz
    by Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Polka from the Bartered Bride
    by Bedřich Smetana

  • Stranger in My House
    by Tamia
2001–2002
[8][11]
  • Flamenco
  • Paso Doble: Malaguena
    by Antonio Carrera
  • Tango: El Tango de Roxanne
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
    by Jose Feliciano
2000–2001
[8][12]
  • Quickstep: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
    by Louis Prima
  • Foxtrot: "Bei mir bist du schön"
    by James Hopiner
  • Variations on a Theme of Paganini
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Unforgettable
    by Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole
1999–2000
[8]
1998–1999
[8]
  • Waltz
  • Russian folk
1997–1998
[8]
  • Jewish music
1996–1997
[8]
  • Tango
1995–1996
[8]
  • Paso Doble

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Chait[edit]

Results[5][6][7][9][11][12]
International
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Olympics 14th 6th 8th
Worlds 23rd 18th 14th 13th 5th 6th 3rd 6th 7th 6th 6th
Europeans 14th 12th 10th 6th 5th 5th 6th 5th 4th 5th
Grand Prix Final 4th 5th 5th 4th 4th
GP Cup of China 2nd 2nd
GP Cup of Russia 7th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd
GP Lalique 5th 6th
GP Nations/Bofrost 7th 5th 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 7th 5th 3rd 3rd
GP Skate America 4th 2nd 4th 2nd
GP Skate Canada 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd
Goodwill Games 2nd
Nebelhorn 9th
Skate Israel 6th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Vienna Cup 3rd
Lysiane Lauret 1st
National
Israeli Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Part of Champions Series from 1995–1996, renamed Grand Prix from 1998–1999

With Svirina[edit]

Results[2]
International
Event 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
Goodwill Games 3rd
International: Junior
World Junior Championships 1st 2nd
European Youth Olympic Fest. 2nd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mittan, J. Barry (1996 with 1998 update). "Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovsky". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: ISU Results: Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ McGrath, Charles (January 19, 2010). "Israel’s Winter Athletes Come to U.S. Seeking Ice and Medals". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Galit Chait". ice-dance.com. December 2004. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 4, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 23, 2005. 
  7. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Programs". Official website of Chait & Sakhnovski at ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 18, 2003. 
  10. ^ "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 16, 2002. 
  11. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. 
  12. ^ a b "Galit CHAIT / Sergei SAKHNOVSKI: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2001. 

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