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Irina Slutskaya

Figure Skater
Female
Born Feb 9, 1979
Age 37
Hometown Moscow
Height 5' 2'' (1.6m)

Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya is a Russian figure skater. She is a two-time World Champion, two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 2002, bronze in 2006), seven-time European Champion (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (2000–2002, 2005) and a four-time Russian National Champion (2000–2002, 2005). Slutskaya, known for her athletic ability, was the first female skater to land a triple lutz-triple loop combination.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1979 Birth Born on February 9, 1979.

TEENAGE

1996 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Slutskaya became the first Russian woman to win the European title. … Read More
At the 1998 Winter Olympics, she finished fifth in a very close free skate fight for the bronze. … Read More

TWENTIES

1999 20 Years Old In August 1999, Slutskaya married her boyfriend of three years, Sergei Mikheev. They had met each other at a summer camp near Moscow, where Mikheev was a physical education instructor.
Slutskaya made a successful comeback at the 2000 Grand Prix Final. … Read More
2001 - 2003 3 More Events
2004 25 Years Old Doctors told her that she should stay away from the cold, but she refused and finished 9th at the 2004 World Championships.
She was diagnosed with vasculitis. In 2005, Slutskaya made a strong comeback after a long stay at a hospital. … Read More
On January 19, 2006, Slutskaya won the European Championships for the seventh time.
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 10, 2007 Slutskaya announced she was returning to Russia from the United States and would not participate on the 2007 Champions on Ice tour after finding out she and her husband, Sergei, were expecting a child. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, she took part in a Russian TV soap opera about figure skating "Hot Ice". … Read More

THIRTIES

2009 30 Years Old In 2009, she was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
2010 31 Years Old In October 2010, she gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Varvara.
2011 32 Years Old In 2011, Slutskaya also participated in 2010 Winter Olympic champion Kim Yu-Na ice show All That Skate Summer.
2012 33 Years Old In October 2012, Slutskaya competed in the first Medal Winner's Open, an artistic pro-am event for Olympic and World medalists. … Read More
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