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Irina Slutskaya

Figure Skater
Female
Born Feb 9, 1979

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

1994 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Slutskaya started skating at the age of four, encouraged by her mother. Coached by Zhanna Gromova from the age of six, she first made her mark as a promising junior skater by winning the bronze medal at the 1994 World Junior Championships, held in December 1993 in Colorado Springs. … Read More
After winning the 1995 World Junior title in November 1994 in Budapest, she took bronze at 1995 Russian Championships to qualify for her first senior ISU Championship.
In January 1996, at the European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, she became the first Russian woman to win the European title, performing six triples in the free skating to dethrone the five-time defending champion Surya Bonaly. … Read More
In January 1997, she repeated as the European champion, landing seven triples (one with a slightly flawed landing).

TWENTIES

In January 1999, she placed fourth at the 1999 Russian Championships, leading to her omission from the Russian teams to the European and World Championships.
2000 21 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2000 World Championships in Nice, France, Slutskaya won her qualifying pool over Kwan and placed second to Butyrskaya in the short program. … Read More
After defeating Kwan to win Skate Canada International, she took her fourth European title, in January 2001 in Bratislava, and then defended her Grand Prix Final title, in February in Tokyo.
2002 23 Years Old 1 More Event
The next month, Slutskaya won the 2002 World title in Nagano. … Read More
In January 2003, she defeated Sokolova to win her fifth European title in Malmö. … Read More
2004 25 Years Old Although doctors told her that she should stay away from the cold, she elected to compete at the 2004 World Championships and finished ninth. … Read More
In 2005, Slutskaya made a comeback after a long stay at a hospital. … Read More
On 19 January 2006, Slutskaya won the European Championships for the seventh time, breaking the record she had shared with Sonja Henie and Katarina Witt to become the most successful ladies' skater at the event.
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On 10 April 2007, Slutskaya announced she was returning to Russia from the United States and would not participate on the 2007 Champions on Ice tour since 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 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 32 Years Old In 2011, Slutskaya also participated in 2010 Winter Olympic champion Kim Yuna ice show All That Skate Summer.
2012 33 Years Old In October 2012, Slutskaya competed in the first Medal Winner's Open, an event for Olympic and World medalists. … Read More
2014 35 Years Old She was an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. … Read More
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