Tatiana Tolmacheva

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Tatiana Tolmacheva
Personal information
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1907-01-27)January 27, 1907
Died October 21, 1998(1998-10-21) (aged 91)
Coach Aleksey Andrianov[1]

Tatiana Aleksandrovna Tolmacheva (Russian: Татьяна Александровна Толмачева; January 21, 1907 – October 21, 1998 in Moscow), née Granatkina (Russian: Гранаткина) was a former Soviet figure skater, figure skating coach and one of the founders of Soviet figure skating school, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. She started skating as single skater and represented "Dynamo" club in the 1930s. Then she moved to pair skating with partner Alexander Tolmachev.

Tolmacheva was the leading ladies' coach.[2] She worked in Moscow. Her husband Alexander Tolmachev headed the Figure Skating Federation of Moscow.

Since 1946 Tatiana Tolmacheva worked as a figure skating coach in Young Pioneers Stadium school in Moscow, established with her help. Among her pupils were Vladimir Kovalev, Elena Tchaikovskaia, Lyudmila Pakhomova, Galina Kuhar, Aleksandr Vedenin, Tatiana Nemtsova, Elena Sheglova, Sergei Chetverukhin, Valentin Piseev.[3][4][5]

Her brother Valentin Granatkin was a football, hockey and bandy player.



Event 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
Soviet Championships 1st 1st 1st


(with Tolmachev)

Event 1933 1937 1938 1941 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Soviet Championships 2nd 1st* 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
* Co-champions with Raisa Gandelsman and Alexander Gandelsman.


  1. ^ Solovyov, Vasily. "Tatiana Tolmacheva" (in Russian). Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (August 25, 2009). "Igor Moskvin: I have never thought that my wife and I are rivals." (in Russian). Sport Express. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tolmacheva (Granatkina) Tatiana" (in Russian). Museum of Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "100 years have passed since the birth of the famous sports coachTatiana Tolmacheva" (in Russian). VseSMI.ru. January 27, 2001. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Валентин Николаевич Писеев. Биографическая справка (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 25 June 2014.