Ilia Averbukh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Ilia Averbukh
Averbuh-cl.JPG
Averbukh in 2010
Personal information
Country representedRussia
Born(1973-12-18) 18 December 1973 (age 40)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partnerIrina Lobacheva
Marina Anissina
Former coachNatalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponosov
Natalia Dybinskaya
Oleg Epstein
Skating clubDynamo Moscow
Former training locationsNewark, Delaware
Moscow
Began skating1979
Retired2003
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Ilia Averbukh
Averbuh-cl.JPG
Averbukh in 2010
Personal information
Country representedRussia
Born(1973-12-18) 18 December 1973 (age 40)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partnerIrina Lobacheva
Marina Anissina
Former coachNatalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponosov
Natalia Dybinskaya
Oleg Epstein
Skating clubDynamo Moscow
Former training locationsNewark, Delaware
Moscow
Began skating1979
Retired2003

Ilia Iziaslavovich Averbukh (Russian: Илья Изяславович Авербух, also spelled "Ilya"; born 18 December 1973) is a Russian ice dancer. With former wife Irina Lobacheva, he is the 2002 Olympic silver medalist,[1][2] the 2002 World champion and the 2003 European champion.

With Marina Anissina, he is the 1990 and 1992 World Junior champion.[3]

Career[edit]

Averbukh started skating at the age of 5. He initially competed with Marina Anissina. They won two World Junior Championships (1990 and 1992).[3] Averbukh teamed up with Irina Lobacheva in 1992.[4] After the Goodwill Games in the summer of 1994 their coaches moved with many of their students to the United States to train at the University of Delaware. Lobacheva and Averbukh joined them the next year.[4]

In September 2001, Lobacheva injured her knee in training, causing them to miss the Grand Prix season.[4] They won the silver medal at the 2002 Olympics behind Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat.

Lobacheva / Averbukh won gold at the 2002 World Championships and at the 2003 European Championships. They retired from competition at the end of the 2002-2003 season.

Following his retirement from competitive skating, Averbukh became a producer of skating shows and tours.[5] Among his projects are Ice Symphony/Ice Age; City Lights; Bolero (a television show pairing skaters with prima ballerinas);[6][7] and Small Stories of a Big City, an ice show during the 2012 Olympics in London.[8] In January 2013, Averbukh was named an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Lobacheva and Averbukh married in 1995.[4] Their son, Martin, was born in 2004. They divorced in 2007.

Programs[edit]

(with Lobacheva)

SeasonOriginal danceFree danceExhibition
2002–2003
[4][10]
2001–2002
[11][10]
  • Tanguera
    by M. Mores
  • Bulerias Magna Mafa
    by Thomas Espanner
2000–2001
[12][10]
  • Foxtrot: Come into my house
  • Quickstep: Dancing Fool

1999–2000
[10]
  • Ritmo de Bom Bom
    by Vimi
  • Rhumba de le more

1998–1999
[10]
  • Diablo
1997–1998
[10]
1996–1997
[10]
  • Argentine Tango:
  • This Business of Love
    (from The Mask)
    by Domino
1995–1996
[10]
  • Malagueña
1994–1995
[10]
1993–1994
[10]

Results[edit]

With Lobacheva[edit]

Results[12][11][4]
International
Event1993–941994–951995–961996–971997–981998–991999–002000–012001–022002–03
Olympics5th2nd
Worlds13th15th6th7th4th4th4th3rd1st2nd
Europeans9th5th5th4th3rd4th3rd3rd1st
Grand Prix Final5th4th3rd4th2nd1st
GP Cup of Russia2nd2nd2nd2nd1st
GP Int. Paris/Lalique1st2nd
GP Nations Cup3rd4th
GP NHK Trophy8th2nd2nd1st
GP Skate America2nd2nd2nd2nd
GP Skate Canada4th3rd
Goodwill Games2nd2nd
National
Russian Champ.2nd3rd3rd1st2nd2nd1st1st1st
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96, Grand Prix from 1998–99

With Anissina[edit]

Results[3]
International
Event1989–19901990–19911991–1992
World Junior Championships1st4th1st

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jewish athletes in the Olympics — then and now". Jweekly. 9 February 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Dance". International Skating Union. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 July 2003. 
  5. ^ Kany, Klaus-Reinhold (4 April 2008). "Ilya Averbukh hopes to bring show to U.S.". Icenetwork. 
  6. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (6 June 2008). "Averbukh attributes success to persistence". Icenetwork. 
  7. ^ Golinsky, Reut (2010). "Ice festival in Moscow". Absolute Skating. 
  8. ^ Flade, Tatjana (17 August 2012). "Small Stories of a Big City". IFS Magazine. 
  9. ^ "Ilya Averbukh Named Sochi 2014 Ambassador". prweb.com (Digital Journal). 16 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Lobacheva and Averbukh: Program Information". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 February 2002. 
  12. ^ a b "Irina LOBACHEVA / Ilia AVERBUKH: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001. 

External links[edit]

Navigation[edit]