Alexei Yagudin
Russian figure skater
Alexei Yagudin
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Men's Figure Skating Costumes: Toy Soldier, Aged Rocker, Bird Person or Shakespeare in the Park?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Soaring jumps, sexy swivels, gravity defying glute muscles and costumes which could easily transition into a Renaissance Festival or Civil War reenactment wardrobe. Is there anything better than men's figure skating? I think not. Now that we've answered the big question, which two men will be competing for the USA in Sochi -- that would be veteran Jeremy Abbott and teenager Jason Brown -- let's move on to the even bigger question, what are they going to wear? As Evan Lysacek taught us four long years ago in Vancouver, even a man who is 6 foot 2 can pull off not one, but two, bejeweled snakes strapped to his torso. But if reptiles that double as Judith Leiber purses are not your thing, you really have one of four costume options to choose from: the classic toy soldier, the aged rocker ensemble (billowing shirt and slicked back hair optional), the let-me-strap-on-my-feathers-and-fly-away or going full on Shakespeare in the Park. So which will it be, Jeremy and Jason? Here's a little ...
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Preview: Europa League - MacedonianFootball.com
Google News - over 5 years
Manager is Russian Alexei Yagudin and there are 10 internationals in the squad among which 3 Russians, 2 latvians and 5 Lithuanians. However, only Marius Bezykornovas has national team caps, 7 for Lithuania (last in 2003)
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Olympic Figure Skating Champion Introduces Succesful Exercising in St. Petersburg - NTDTV
Google News - over 5 years
This event was recently held on Paul Fortress Beach in St. Petersburg by the olympic champion figure skater Alexei Yagudin. Within two months this kind of event will be held in seven major cities of Russia. "This complex is directed not to healthy
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Countrywide Events - The Slovak Spectator
Google News - almost 6 years
SHOW ON ICE: Hviezdny ľad / Starry Ice – A troupe of former world champions in figure skating and current professionals, including Alexei Yagudin, Ilya Averbuch, Irina Slutskaya and other familiar names, comes to offer a spectacular show
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Bet on Gachinski, young Russian figure skater, for 2014 Olympic gold - Chicago Tribune (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
After all, it had been Plushenko's rise that drove Alexei Yagudin from Mishin to the United States, where he went on to work with another Russian coach, Tatiana Tarasova, and win the 2002 Olympic title. Big difference: While Yagudin is older than
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Patinage: Evgeny Plushenko espère rechausser vite les patins - nouvelobs.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Plushenko, qui avait terminé deuxième des JO en 2002 à Salt Lake City derrière son compatriote Alexei Yagudin, a dit qu'il aimerait terminer sa carrière à domicile à Sotchi. "Il est trop tôt pour penser à une médaille à Sotchi mais je veux vraiment
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Moscow ready, so is Yuna Kim - Universal Sports (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Ge (pronounced like the letter "G") moves across the ice like Alexei Yagudin, one of his favorite skaters. He also raved about the style of Daisuke Takahashi. If Ge can add a triple Axel to his arsenal, he's one to watch in the future
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - about 10 years
8 P.M. (Showtime) COACH CARTER -- (2005). Samuel L. Jackson (above, front) stars in this tough-love sports melodrama based on the true story of Ken Carter, a high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated but underfinanced team in Richmond, Calif., until they showed academic improvement. Robert Ri'chard is Damien Carter, the coach's son,
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - about 10 years
8 P.M. (TLC) ASHLEY JUDD AND YOUTHAIDS: CONFRONTING THE PANDEMIC -- In 2002 Ms. Judd (above right) became the goodwill ambassador for YouthAIDS, an organization that promotes AIDS prevention and treatment. In this special she travels through Central America with her friend Salma Hayek, where they try to get out the message that young people can
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2006 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES -- FIGURE SKATING: MEN; Plushenko Glides, as Weir Just Slips and Slides
NYTimes - about 11 years
When the Russian national anthem played at Palavela arena Thursday, Yevgeny Plushenko, the gold medalist in men's figure skating, did not shed a tear. To Plushenko's right, Stéphane Lambiel of Switzerland sobbed, relieved to have won the silver medal. To Plushenko's left, Jeffrey Buttle of Canada revealed a toothy grin, overjoyed to have won the
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin and Hughes Returning to Action
NYTimes - over 14 years
The Olympic champions Aleksei Yagudin and Sarah Hughes will return to competition Dec. 14 in the Hallmark Skaters Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Both skaters recently withdrew from Grand Prix events because of injuries. Hughes dropped out of Skate America last month with a strained right hamstring and a strained tendon in her right calf. Yagudin
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin's Hip Injury Will Not End Career
NYTimes - over 14 years
Aleksei Yagudin, the most dominant men's figure skater of his era, plans to be back on the ice later this month after learning that a hip injury does not threaten his career. ''Aleksei will need to rest for two to four weeks,'' said Dr. Geoffrey H. Westrich, a sports medicine/hip and knee specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin Withdraws; Kwan Is Triumphant
NYTimes - over 14 years
The Olympic gold medalist Alexei Yagudin dropped out of Skate America in Spokane, Wash., last night with a hip injury, and said he does not know when he will compete again. Yagudin, who turns 23 in March, said Friday that he has a degenerative hip defect that could force him into early retirement. With Yagudin out, France's Brian Joubert won the
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin Recaptures Men's Title
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Aleksei Yagudin of Russia, who lost the world championship last year after winning it three straight times, recaptured the title yesterday by taking the men's free skate in Nagano, Japan. Yagudin, who won the Olympic gold medal last month, became the first to win skating's four major titles in one season: the Grand Prix final, the European and
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin Sets Record; Kwan Leads Group
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Just as he did in the Olympics, Aleksei Yagudin showed why he is a champion. Relaxed and exuding confidence with every move, he scored a record six perfect marks in the men's short program yesterday at the world championships in Nagano, Japan, including the first for a man in required elements. On a night of excellent performances, each of the last
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Goebel and Yagudin Lead Qualifiers
NYTimes - almost 15 years
The former United States champions Tim Goebel and Michael Weiss landed quadruple jumps to finish 1-2 in their qualifying group at the World Figure Skating Championships at Nagano, Japan, yesterday. Aleksei Yagudin of Russia, the only Olympic champion on hand, easily won the other group. The qualifying counts for 20 percent of the final score. The
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PLUS: FIGURE SKATING; Yagudin Takes Early Lead
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Aleksei Yagudin of Russia opened with a flawless routine today to lead the early qualifying at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nagano, Japan. Skating to music from The Gladiator,Yagudin, the only Olympic gold-medalist competing at the worlds, opened with a quad toe-triple-toe combination. He received 5.8's and a 5.9 for technical merit,
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OLYMPICS: FIGURE SKATING; There's No Argument Over Yagudin's Gold
NYTimes - about 15 years
The showdown with his Russian peer never materialized. The challenge from the American fell short, too. By the time Aleksei Yagudin had taken the ice tonight, neither his countryman, Yevgeny Plushenko, nor the crowd favorite, Timothy Goebel, could approach his splendor and near perfection. Skating to music from ''The Man in the Iron Mask,'' his
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexei Yagudin
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 30
    In 2011, Yagudin joined a Russian campaign to promote healthy lifestyles.
    More Details Hide Details He took part in free physical trainings held in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Kazan and Novosibirsk. He stated, "I would like to achieve through this campaign at least the understanding of people that 30 or 40 minutes of their day can improve their health now and in the future."
    In 2011, Yagudin told an interviewer that due to the hip replacement surgery he had undergone, he is no longer able to do all his triple jumps.
    More Details Hide Details He continues to perform his popular Winter program in shows around the world. Alexei Yagudin was born in Leningrad, (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. His parents divorced when he was young and he grew up as the only child of a single mother. Yagudin moved to the United States in 1999 to train with Tatiana Tarasova. Later that year the Champions on Ice tour dismissed him because of his alleged excessive drinking. He lived in the United States for almost seven years. Yagudin underwent hip surgery after touring with Stars on Ice. He assisted Tarasova with coaching over summer and early fall until his arrest for Driving While Intoxicated in September. He published his autobiography, Alexei Yagudin: Overcome, in Japan in 2005. It was published in Russia in 2007 under the title, НаPRолом, with extra chapters and photos added to cover his recent life.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In 2010, Yagudin completed his third Ice Age tour. In June he skated in the Supermatch: Medalist on Ice show in Korea, performing Sway and Winter. On September 4, he participated in the Artistry on Ice show in Beijing. During the show, the wedding ceremony of the famous Chinese pair skaters Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, the 2010 Olympic champions was held.
    More Details Hide Details As one of the invited guests he gave his blessing to the couple and performed Winter and Sway afterward. It was his first visit to China.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    His fiancée, Olympic pair skating champion Tatiana Totmianina gave birth to his first child, a daughter named Elizaveta ("Liza"), on November 20, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details They also have a Yorkshire Terrier named Varia. Yagudin stated that he and Totmianina do not want Liza to become a competitive skater, and hope she will concentrate on studying and music as she grows up. On May 20, 2015, it was announced that Totmianina was pregnant with the couple's second child. On October 2, 2015, the couple's second daughter, Michèle, was born.
    In 2009, Yagudin performed regularly on the Ice Age tour.
    More Details Hide Details He also adventured into a popular TV show Good evening, Moscow! as a host. In fall he participated the third season of Ice Age, still paired with Valeria Lanskaya.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    On June 2, 2008, Yagudin's car was stolen with one of his World Championships gold medals in it.
    More Details Hide Details The medal and car were never located.
    In 2008, Yagudin finished the Ice Age tour and then made his debut on the stage in a theater play where he played a Russian President.
    More Details Hide Details His career as an actor continued with getting one of the main roles in a Russian TV series about figure skating My Hot Ice. In fall he participated in the second season of Ice Age partnered with actress Valeria Lanskaya.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    However, Yagudin suffered another injury while on tour in November 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Afterward he stated that returning to competitive skating would be too difficult under the circumstances. He later realized that a return to eligible skating would not be feasible, and continued his professional career, taking part in the Russian TV show again, which was renamed Ice Age. This time he was paired with a pop singer Victoria Dayneko with whom he also recorded a song Needle.
    In July 2007, Yagudin underwent surgery to have a titanium hip joint implanted.
    More Details Hide Details In August, Yagudin announced that he intended to return to eligible sports after more than four years of competing as a professional skater. His former coach Tatiana Tarasova and former choreographer Nikolai Morozov agreed to coach him should he return.
    In 2007, Yagudin first toured in the U.S. with the Stars on Ice, and then toured in Russia.
    More Details Hide Details He skated a comic number Blues for Klook and a flamenco number Legenda.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006, after a full Olympic cycle since Salt Lake City, Yagudin performed his famous Winter program on tour and a new program Sway (music by Pussycat Dolls).
    More Details Hide Details In fall he took part in the Russian TV show Stars on Ice having a former gymnast, Oksana Pushkina, as his partner.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    Since returning to his hometown of Saint Petersburg in 2005, Yagudin has skated in various Russian ice shows and took part in the Russian TV show Stars on Ice, later renamed Ice Age.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    In 2004, Yagudin toured with Stars on Ice for the second year in a row.
    More Details Hide Details He also worked with the French figure skater Brian Joubert as a consultant coach. In November he won two professional competitions with two new programs, The Feeling Begins (music by Peter Gabriel) and Moon Over Bourbon Street (music by Sting). The next year, he continued with the Stars on Ice tour and his Passion program was choreographed with a difficult acrobatic routine that took place seven meters up in the air.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    Yagudin then turned professional in 2003, touring with Stars on Ice and Ice Symphony in Russia.
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    He was awarded with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the Russian Federation in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He never won the Russian Championships despite his many other achievements, mainly because of his rival.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    Alexei was diagnosed with a congenital hip disorder after the Olympic season. He was advised by doctors to stay off the ice for several months. Yagudin chose not to follow this advice and competed at 2002 Skate America.
    More Details Hide Details He won the short program, but had to withdraw due to his injury before the free skating. Yagudin later announced his retirement from competitive skating. His final performance as an eligible skater came during a farewell gala at Skate Canada with a performance of a new program, Memorial, and his short program from the previous season, Racing.
    At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Yagudin won the men's event, receiving first-place votes from every judge throughout the competition.
    More Details Hide Details He received four 6. scores for his long program. Yagudin's perfect marks are the most for an Olympic performance since Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's free dance in 1984. and set a record for a men's skater in the Olympics. Yagudin went on to win his fourth World title after the Olympics, and earned received six perfect 6.0s for his short program and another two for his free skating at the competition. He became the first singles skater to receive six perfect marks for the short program, including the first ever perfect mark for required elements. This record cannot be equaled or broken because the International Skating Union introduced its new scoring system after the 2003 season.
    His major achievements in his six years of eligible sports career include being the 2002 Olympic champion, a four-time World champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), a three-time European champion (1998, 1999, 2002), a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (1998–1999, 2001–2002), a World Junior champion (1996) and a two-time World Professional champion (1998, 2002).
    More Details Hide Details Alexey Yagudin was introduced to skating at age four by his mother, Zoya, who saw the activity as a way to improve his health. He learned all his double jumps before age ten, the five triple jumps before age twelve, and the triple Axel jump before he turned thirteen.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    He defeated Plushenko at the 2001–02 Grand Prix Final and regained his European title.
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    Yagudin started the 2001–02 Olympic season with a third-place finish at the Goodwill Games in September.
    More Details Hide Details He altered his training regimen as a result, and then enjoyed the best season in his career.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    He lost to Plushenko at the 2000–01 Grand Prix Final, Russian Championships, and the 2001 European Championships. A foot injury sustained shortly before the 2001 World Championships led to a disastrous performance in the qualifying round.
    More Details Hide Details He stood in fifth place in his group before the short program. He staged a comeback with a stunning performance of his short program The Revolutionary Etude, winning a standing ovation and compliments of 'It was all about heart and guts'. He went on to win the silver medal.
    Yagudin's 2000–01 season was marred by injuries and inconsistency.
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    He recovered and won the 2000 World Championships, his third consecutive World title.
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    At the 2000 World Championships, he successfully defended his World title against Plushenko.
    More Details Hide Details It was his second consecutive World title.
    He claimed his second consecutive 2000 European title over both Plushenko and former Olympic champion Alexei Urmanov.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    He was forced to withdraw from the 1999–2000 Grand Prix Final due to a knee injury, and then lost to Plushenko at the Russian Nationals and 2000 European Championships.
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    Yagudin struggled at the beginning of the 1999–2000 season.
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  • 1998
    Age 17
    In the 1998–99 season, Yagudin won eleven out of the thirteen competitions in which he participated, which included the defeat of Kurt Browning in the World Professional Championships, and winning the Grand Prix Final.
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    A month later, he won the 1998 World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details He became the first Russian single skater from the post-Soviet era to win the World title. He was the second-youngest male World Champion at the age of 18 years and 15 days, 6 days older than Donald McPherson in 1963. About two months after the event, Yagudin left Mishin and joined Tatiana Tarasova, who would coach him until his retirement in 2003.
    Later that year, he competed at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics despite a severe case of pneumonia, and finished in 5th place.
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    In 1998, Yagudin led a Russian sweep of the medals at the 1998 European Championships with Evgeni Plushenko in second and Alexander Abt in third.
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  • 1997
    Age 16
    In 1997, Yagudin competed in the World Championships for the first time and won a bronze medal.
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  • 1994
    Age 13
    He began competing at the international level in 1994, and won the 1996 World Junior Championships.
    More Details Hide Details The famous rivalry with fellow Russian skater Evgeni Plushenko began when they trained in Mishin's group, and intensified after Yagudin left.
  • 1992
    Age 11
    Yagudin trained in Mishin's group from 1992 to 1998.
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    His first coach was Alexander Mayorov, and then he was introduced to the famous Russian coach Alexei Mishin when Mayorov moved to Sweden in 1992.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on March 18, 1980.
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