|Alternative names||Samvel Gyozalyan|
September 12, 1970 |
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Former partner||Jennifer Goolsbee
Samuel Gezalian (Armenian: Սամվէլ Գյոզալյան , Russian: Самвел Гезалян; born 12 September 1970 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) is an Armenian ice dancer who represented the Soviet Union, Belarus, Germany, and Armenia in competition. He originally competed with Tatiana Navka for the Soviet Union. Following the dissolution of that country, Navka and Gezalian chose to skate for Belarus. Together, they placed 11th at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
When his partnership with Navka broke up, Gezalian teamed up with American-born Jennifer Goolsbee to represent Germany. They won the 1997 German Figure Skating Championships. However, that partnership broke up quickly due to Goolsbee's citizenship problems. Gezalian then teamed up with Ksenia Smetanenko and competed with her representing his native Armenia at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where they placed 24th.
With Smetanenko for Armenia
|Golden Spin of Zagreb||1st|
|Karl Schäfer Memorial||6th|
- "Samvel Gyozalyan". Sports-reference.
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