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.
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