Tatyana Zhuk

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Representing  Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1968 Grenoble Pairs
Tatyana Zhuk
Personal information
Full name Tatyana Alekseyevna Zhuk
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1946-01-01) January 1, 1946 (age 70)
Former partner Aleksandr Gorelik
Aleksandr Gavrilov

Tatyana Alekseyevna Zhuk (Russian: Татьяна Алексеевна Жук, born January 1, 1946) is a former Soviet/Russian pair skater. With partner Aleksandr Gorelik, she is the 1968 Winter Olympics silver medalist. They are also the 1965 World bronze medalists and the 1966 and 1968 World silver medalists, as well as the 1965 European bronze and 1966 silver medalists.

Zhuk previously competed with Aleksandr Gavrilov, with whom she medaled at the 1963 and 1964 European Championships and the 1963 World Championships. They placed 5th at the 1964 Winter Olympics.

In 1969, Zhuk became pregnant. She and her husband Albert Shesternyov decided to keep the baby and retire from competitive skating.[1]



Event 1963
Soviet Championships 2nd


(with Alexander Gavrilov)

Event 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Winter Olympic Games 5th
World Championships 3rd 6th
European Championships 10th 3rd 3rd
Soviet Championships 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd

(with Alexander Gorelik)

Event 1965 1966 1967 1968
Winter Olympic Games 2nd
World Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd
European Championships 3rd 2nd
Soviet Championships 2nd


  1. ^ Александр Горелик - биография (in Russian). Kino-Teatr.ru. Retrieved 2009-07-30.