Tatiana Malinina

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Tatiana Malinina
Tatiana Malinina.jpg
Malinina at the 2001 Grand Prix Final
Personal information
Full name Tatiana Valeryevna Malinina
Country represented Uzbekistan
Born (1973-01-28) 28 January 1973 (age 45)
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former coach Roman Skorniakov
Igor Ksenofontov
Former choreographer Rostislav Sinicyn
Skating club Alpomish
Training locations Reston,Virginia
Began skating 1978
Retired 2002

Tatiana Valeryevna Malinina (Russian: Татьяна Валерьевна Малинина; born 28 January 1973) is a Russian-born figure skater who competed for Uzbekistan.[1] She is the 1999 Grand Prix Final champion, the 1999 Four Continents champion, a two-time (1998, 2001) NHK Trophy champion, and a ten-time (1993–2002) Uzbek national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Malinina was born on 28 January 1973 in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR.[2] Her mother was a gymnast and her father a figure skater.[3][4] The family moved to Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, when she was a teenager.[1][4] In 1996, Malinina returned to Russia and lived in Yekaterinburg until moving to Dale City, Virginia in 1998.[1] She graduated from the Siberian Academy of Physical Culture in Omsk, Russia.[5]

In January 2000, Malinina married Roman Skorniakov.[5] Their son, Ilia Malinin (born in 2004), is the 2017 U.S. intermediate champion.[6] Their daughter was born in 2014.


Malinina competed at ten consecutive World Championships beginning in 1993. She finished 8th at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[7]

Malinina began the 1998–1999 Grand Prix season with a 5th-place finish at the 1998 Skate America. Shortly afterward, in November 1998, Malinina and Skorniakov settled in Dale City, Virginia, drawn by better training conditions.[4] In December, Malinina won her first Grand Prix title at the 1998 NHK Trophy and qualified for her first GPF Final. In February 1999, she competed at the inaugural Four Continents Championships and became its first ladies' gold medalist.[4] The following month, she defeated both Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya for the gold medal at the Grand Prix Final, held in Saint Petersburg. She finished her season by placing a career-best 4th at the World Championships.

In the 1999–2000 season, Malinina had groin and foot injuries.[4] She finished 18th at the 2000 World Championships. Igor Ksenofontov, the coach of Malinina and Skorniakov, died suddenly in 1999.[2]

Valeri Malinin coached her part-time in the 2000–2001 season.[4] She won bronze medals at her two Grand Prix events, the 2000 Sparkassen Cup on Ice and 2000 NHK Trophy. She was 5th at the Grand Prix Final, 4th at Four Continents and 13th at Worlds.

Malinina and Skorniakov coached each other in the 2001–2002 season.[2][8] She was 6th at the 2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice and then won gold at the 2001 NHK Trophy. Malinina withdrew from the 2002 Winter Olympics after the short program due to the flu.[2] She finished 15th at Worlds and then retired from competition as the couple planned to start a family.


Season Short program Free skating

  • Sweet Sorrow
    (Violin concerto)
    by Henri Vieuxtemps
  • Aladdin
    by Alan Menken
  • Aladdin
    by Alan Menken


Event 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02
Olympics 8th WD
Worlds 37th 21st 22nd 13th 17th 14th 4th 18th 13th 15th
Four Continents 1st 7th 4th 10th
GP Final 1st 5th 6th
GP NHK Trophy 9th 8th 7th 1st 3rd 3rd 1st
GP Skate America 5th
GP Sparkassen 4th 3rd 6th
Golden Spin 1st
NHK Trophy 10th 7th
Skate Israel 1st
Asian Games 2nd 1st
Asian Champ. 3rd 4th 4th
Uzbekistani 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Champions Series / Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Note: Malinina withdrew before the free skate at the 2002 Winter Olympics due to illness, having placed 13th in the short program.


  1. ^ a b c Hersh, Philip (March 22, 1999). "At 26, Russian Becomes Potential Worlds-beater". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tatiana MALININA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 14, 2002. 
  3. ^ a b c Mittan, J. Barry (1999). "Maturity Means Success for Malinina". Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Tatiana MALININA: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2001. 
  5. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (March 14, 2002). "Age is No Limit for Malinina". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on August 7, 2008. 
  6. ^ Schwindt, Troy (January 15, 2017). "Ciarochi, Malinin deliver golden performances". IceNetwork.com. 
  7. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Tatiana Malinina Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Roman SKORNIAKOV: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. 
  9. ^ "Tatiana MALININA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 18, 2001. 
  10. ^ a b "Tatiana MALININA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 16, 2016. 

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