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Elena Valova & Oleg Vassiliev

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Olympic and World medals

1984 Olympic Medal1988 Olympic Medal1983 World Championship Medal1985 World Championship Medal1988 World Championship Medal1984 World Championship Medal1986 World Championship Medal1987 World Championship Medal

Country
Soviet Union

Partnership
1979-1997

Coach
Tamara Moskvina

Choreography

Location
Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
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Elena
 
Oleg

Birthdate

January 4, 1963 

 

Birthdate

November 22, 1959 

Hometown

Leningrad 

 

Hometown

Leningrad 

Elena and Oleg are each others first and only partners after switching to pairs late in their careers at ages 15 and 18, respectively. They won the World Championship in their first try in 1983. After winning Olympic gold the following year they married and divorced in 1992 although they remain good friends. Oleg and Elena now coach in separate locations in the United States. Elena has remarried and her son Roman was born in 1996. Oleg coached 2006 Olympic Champions Tatiana Totmianina and Maksim Marinin.

 
Competition
SP
LP
Final
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1997 U.S. Open

 

 

5

silver

1997 Legends Championships

 

 

2

*

1994 Canadian Professional Championships

 

 

4

bronze

1993 Challenge of Champions

 

 

3

bronze

1993 World Professional Championships

 

 

3

silver

1993 U.S. Open

 

 

2

bronze

1993 Masters Miko

 

 

3

silver

1992 Challenge of Champions

 

 

2

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1992 World Professional Championships

 4

 4

4

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1992 U.S. Open

 

 

5

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1991 Challenge of Champions

 

 

4

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1991 World Professional Championships

 

 

4

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1990 Challenge of Champions

 

 

5

*

1990 World Professional Championships

 

 

4

silver

1989 Challenge of Champions

 

 

2

silver

1989 World Professional Championships

 

 

2

gold

1988 World Championships

 2

 1

1

silver

1988 Olympic Games

 2

 2

2

silver

1987 Prize of Moscow News

 3

 2

2

silver

1987 World Championships

 2

 2

2

silver

1987 European Championships

 1

 2

2

gold

1986 NHK Trophy

 1

 1

1

silver

1986 World Championships

 2

 2

2

gold

1986 European Championships

 1

 1

1

gold

1986 U.S.S.R. Nationals

 

 

1

gold

1985 World Championships

 2

 1

1

gold

1985 European Championships

 

 

1

silver

1984 World Championships

 1

 2

2

gold

1984 Olympic Games

 1

 1

1

gold

1984 European Championships

 1

 1

1

gold

1983 World Championships

 

 

1

silver

1983 European Championships

 

 

2

gold

1982 Skate America

 

 

1

gold

1981 Coupe des Alpes

 

 

1

silver

1981 Grand Prix de St. Gervais

 

 

2

 
Medal Cabinet


11 gold
13 silver
3 bronze
27 total medals

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More Info About Valova and Vassiliev

Results
Their Competition Record

Photos
1988 Olympic Games
1984 Olympic Games

Web Sites
Poetry in Motion

Elena's Partners
Oleg Vassiliev

Oleg's Partners
Elena Valova

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