Zhanna Gromova

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Zhanna Gromova in 2002.

Zhanna Fyodorovna Gromova (Russian: Жанна Фёдоровна Громова; born 22 January 1949 in Vologda) is a Russian figure skating coach. Among her former and current students are Nikolai Morozov, Ilia Averbukh, Sergei Dobrin, Abzal Rakimgaliev and most notably Irina Slutskaya, who had worked with Gromova for her entire career.[1][2]

Zhanna Gromova, née Krivtsun, started skating in 1960 at the local "Trud" rink.[3] At first she was coached by Elena Kudryashova,[4] then she entered a sports school. After graduation in 1966 Gromova participated in Vologda oblast figure skating competitions. In 1971 she graduated from the Lesgeft School of Sports Science and Physical Education in Leningrad.[1] By distribution she was appointed for the position of figure skating coach in Norilsk. Until the early 1970s the professional figure skating in Norilsk did not exist, as the first artificial ice rink called "Arctic" was opened in 1971. Gromova was among the first coaches who established figure skating in that city.[5] In Norilsk she met her future husband and moved to Moscow with him.[6] She continued working as a coach. In 1990 Gromova graduated from ice choreography faculty of GITIS.[7]

In 2007, Vologda's skating club was renamed after her.[4]


  1. ^ a b Solovyov, Vasily. "Gromova (Krivtsun) Zhanna F." (in Russian). Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Adams, Alina (4 December 2001). Sarah Hughes Biography: Skating to the Stars. Berkley Trade. p. 63. ISBN 0-425-18464-1. 
  3. ^ Nepryahin, Petr (14 June 2007 (№ 70, 25996)). Имени Жанны Громовой (in Russian). Krasnyi Sever. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b Звездный тренер Жанна Громова — учитель фигуристов Ирины Слуцкой и Ильи Авербуха — приехала в областную столицу. [Star coach Zhanna Gromova, the teacher of Irina Slutskaya and Ilia Averbukh, moved to the oblast capital.] (in Russian). TV-7 Vologda. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Figure skating" (in Russian). Zapoljarnaja pravda. 16 January 2009 (№4). Retrieved 7 June 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Profile" (in Russian). Government of Vologda Oblast. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Verezemskaya, Olga (2012). "Созреть для лидерства". Moskovsky Figurist. Moscow. 7 (25).