|Full name||Yuri Chesnichenko|
|Former country(ies) represented||Latvia |
|Former partner||Yaroslava Nechaeva|
Yuri Chesnichenko (Russian: Юрий Чесниченко, also romanized French-style as Iouri Tchesnitchenko) is a former ice dancer who competed with Yaroslava Nechaeva for the Soviet Union, Russia, and Latvia. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he works as a coach.
Chesnichenko was partnered with Yaroslava Nechaeva when they were fourteen. They won the silver medal at the 1992 World Junior Championships for the Soviet Union. The following season, they won silver at the 1992 Skate Canada International competing for Russia. In their final season, they switched to Latvia and placed 13th at the 1994 European Championships.
After retiring from competition, Nechaeva/Chesnichenko performed on tour with Torvill/Dean's Ice Adventures. In 1999, they began coaching at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Among Nechaeva and Chesnichenko's current and former students are Emily Samuelson / Todd Gilles, Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates, Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell, and Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt. At the 2007 U.S. Championships, their teams swept the junior ice dancing podium.
|World Junior Championships||2nd|
|Skate Canada International||2nd|
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