Trifun Živanović

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Trifun Živanović
Personal information
Country represented Serbia
Former country(ies) represented Serbia and Montenegro
United States
Born (1975-04-17) April 17, 1975 (age 42)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Gary Visconti
Mingzhu Li
Hans Müller
Ada Minevich
Former choreographer Natalia Dubova
Skating club Ice Integra Belgrade
Former training locations Torrance, California
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 170.62
2003 Skate America
Short program 58.75
2003 Skate America
Free skate 111.87
2003 Skate America

Trifun Živanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Трифун Живановић; born on April 17, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American-born Serbian figure skater.


Through 2001, Zivanovic competed for the United States, twice capturing medals at the U.S. Championships. In 2001, he decided to represent Yugoslavia.[1] The country later became known as Serbia and Montenegro.

To qualify for the 2006 Olympics, Zivanovic needed to place in the top 24 at the 2005 World Championships, where he finished 30th, or in the top six at the 2005 Karl Schafer Memorial, where he was 9th. He finally qualified for the Olympics after several skaters withdrew.[1]

In his final season, Zivanovic competed for Serbia.

Zivanovic has the distinction of having competed at the World Figure Skating Championships representing four countries: the United States, Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Serbia. He is also one of the few skaters to have competed at both the Four Continents Championships and the European Championships. He is the first male singles skater to have competed at every senior-level ISU Championships.[2]

Zivanovic works as an ice skating instructor at Pickwick Ice Center in Burbank, California.

Personal life[edit]

In 2001, Zivanovic moved to Belgrade for a year to establish Yugoslav citizenship.[1] His father is Serbian.[1] His mother has muscular dystrophy.[1]


Season Short program Free skating
  • Batman Dark City
  • Ukraine
    by Dean Marshal
    performed by Barrage
  • Clubbed to Death
    by Rob Dougan
  • Sky Break
    by Alex Giffare
  • Ukraine
    by Dean Marshal
    performed by Barrage

Competitive highlights[edit]

For Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia[edit]

Event 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07
Olympics 26th
Worlds 29th 30th 24th 30th
Europeans 21st 17th 29th
GP Cup of Russia 11th
GP Skate America 7th
Schäfer Memorial 3rd 6th 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th 6th 8th WD
Helena Pajovic Cup 1st
Serbia 1st
Serbia & Montenegro 1st 1st 1st 1st
Yugoslavia 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

For the United States[edit]

Event 1992–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01
Worlds 16th
Four Continents 7th 9th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP NHK Trophy 11th
GP Skate America 8th
GP Sparkassen 5th
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Golden Spin 2nd
Schäfer Memorial 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Piruetten 3rd
U.S. Champ. 11th J 6th J 2nd J 7th WD 7th 2nd 3rd 5th
GP = Grand Prix; J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c d e Plaschke, Bill (February 10, 2006). "Belgrade Finds a Ringer in Burbank". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ Mittan, Barry (February 20, 2005). "Zivanovic Makes History for Serbia". Skate Today. 
  3. ^ "Trifun ZIVANOVIC: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Trifun ZIVANOVIC: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Trifun ZIVANOVIC: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. 
  6. ^ "Trifun ZIVANOVIC: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 4, 2004. 
  7. ^ "Trifun ZIVANOVIC: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 13, 2003. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Trifun ZIVANOVIC". International Skating Union. 

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