Sergei Slavnov

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Sergei Slavnov
Slavnov in 2005.
Personal information
Full name Sergei Gennadyevich Slavnov
Country represented Russia
Born (1982-03-11) 11 March 1982 (age 35)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partner Julia Obertas
Julia Karbovskaya
Former coach Ludmila Velikova
Tamara Moskvina
Nikolai Velikov
Former choreographer Alexander Stiopin
Irina Sharonova
Former skating club Yubileyny
Began skating 1987
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 177.10
2005 Europeans
Short program 63.59
2005 Europeans
Free skate 117.98
2005 Cup of Russia

Sergei Gennadyevich Slavnov (Russian: Серге́й Геннадьевич Славнов; born 11 March 1982) is a Russian pair skater. He is best known for his partnership with Julia Obertas, with whom he competed from 2003 to 2007. Together, they are the 2005 European silver medalists. Previously, Slavnov competed with Julia Karbovskaya, with whom he is the 2002 World Junior silver medalist.


Sergei Slavnov began skating at age 5, originally as a single skater, and switched to pair skating at age 16.[1] Slavnov originally skated with Julia Karbovskaya and won silver at the 2002 World Junior Championships.[2] They were coached by Nikolai Velikov at the Yubileyny rink in Saint Petersburg.[3]

Obertas and Slavnov with coach Tamara Moskvina at the 2004 Russian Nationals

In 2002, Slavnov began dating Julia Obertas, who trained at the same rink, and in August 2003 they decided to skate together and to switch coaches to Tamara Moskvina, who also worked at Yubileyny.[1][4]

At the 2004 Skate America, shortly after Tatiana Totmianina's accident, Obertas fell out of an overhead lift, a hand-to-hand lasso lift, but Slavnov managed to catch her to prevent her head hitting the ice.[5] The pair won silver at the 2005 European Championships and were fifth at the World Championships. During the 2005-06 season, they were fourth at Europeans, and then finished eighth at both the Olympics and Worlds.

At the start of the 2006-07 season, Obertas / Slavnov decided to return to the Velikovs, with Ludmila Velikova as their main coach.[6] The pair won bronze at 2006 Trophée Eric Bompard and finished 6th at 2006 NHK Trophy. At the 2007 Russian Championships, they won the silver medal and were sent to the 2007 European Championships where they finished 4th. They did not compete at Worlds.

The pair announced they would miss the 2007-08 season as the result of an injury to Obertas. In summer 2008, they said they would miss the start of the 2008-09 season, but might compete at Russian Nationals. In autumn 2008, Slavnov participated in the Russia 1 ice show Star Ice (Звёздный лёд), skating with the Russian actress Anastasia Zadorozhnaya. Obertas / Slavnov did not compete at Russian Nationals and ended their career.

Obertas / Slavnov performed some quadruple twists in competition.[7]

Slavnov joined the Russian Ice Stars company in 2011.[8]


With Obertas[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Concert for the Voice
    Andante from the Concerto for Coloratura
    Soprano and Orchestra, opus 82
    written by Reinhold Glière
    performed by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
    and Evgenia Miroshnichenko
  • Brindisi
  • Parigi o Cara
  • La Donna E Mobile
  • Anvil Chorus
    by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Les Rois du Tsigane
    by Joska Nemeth and Paul Toscano
  • Katiusha Under Moscow Skies
    (Russian folk music)

  • The Truman Show
    by Burkhard Dallwitz
  • Secret Garden
    by Rolf Løvland

With Karbovskaya[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Kapitan
    (Russian film)
  • Karneval (Rondo Veneziano)
    by Reverberi


With Obertas[edit]

Obertas and Slavnov at the 2004 Russian Nationals
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 8th
Worlds 7th 5th 8th
Europeans 4th 2nd 4th 4th
Grand Prix Final 4th 5th
GP Bompard 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 5th 2nd 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 2nd 3rd
GP Skate Canada 6th
Bofrost Cup 2nd
Russian Champ. 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix

With Karbovskaya[edit]

Event 2000–2001 2001–2002 2002–2003
GP Cup of Russia 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 4th 2nd 5th
JGP Final 2nd 7th
JGP France 4th
JGP Italy 2nd 1st
JGP Poland 1st 1st
JGP Slovakia 1st
Russian Jr. Champ. 1st 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (10 March 2004). "Obertas Returns to Worlds with Third Partner". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ a b c "Julia KARBOVSKAYA / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 October 2003. 
  4. ^ Первая любовь [First Love] (in Russian). Channel One (Russia). 16 September 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (24 October 2004). "Skater injured at Skate America". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Юлия Обертас: возвращение к Людмиле Великовой придало нам спокойствия [Julia Obertas: A return to Ludmila Velikova gave us peace of mind] (in Russian). 13 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Julia OBERTAS / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 June 2007. 
  8. ^ "Russian Ice Stars". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Julia OBERTAS / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 July 2006. 
  10. ^ a b "Julia OBERTAS / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. 
  11. ^ a b "Julia OBERTAS / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  12. ^ a b "Julia KARBOVSKAYA / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2002. 
  13. ^ "Julia KARBOVSKAYA / Sergei SLAVNOV: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 June 2001. 

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