Alexei Yevgenyevich Urmanov (Russian: Алексей Евгеньевич Урманов (help·info); born 17 November 1973) is a Russian figure skating coach and former competitor. He is the 1994 Olympic champion, the 1993 World bronze medalist, the 1997 European champion, the 1995–96 Champions Series Final champion, a four-time Russian national champion, and the 1992 Soviet national champion.
Urmanov in 2005.
|Native name||Алексей Евгеньевич Урманов|
|Full name||Alexei Yevgenyevich Urmanov|
|Former country(ies) represented||Soviet Union|
|Born||17 November 1973|
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Former coach||Alexei Mishin, N. Monakhova, Natalia Golubeva|
|Former choreographer||Evgeni Serejnikov|
|Former skating club||Yubileyny Sport Club |
Trade Union Club
Competing for the Soviet Union, Urmanov won the silver medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships. After the end of the Soviet Union, he chose to compete for Russia. In 1991, at age 17, he landed a quadruple jump at the European Championships.
Urmanov competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where he placed 5th. He won the bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships. At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, he won the gold medal, becoming one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic champions.
Urmanov chose to remain in the competitive ranks. He became the 1997 European champion, but an injury forced him out of the 1997 World Championships after the short program and kept him from competing for a berth to the 1998 Olympics. He retired from Olympic-eligible skating in 1999 and won the World Professional Championships the same year. Urmanov was coached by Alexei Mishin at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg. During the 1990s, the rink often had poor-quality ice and other problems, resulting in limited training time.
Urmanov is an Honoured Masters of Sports of the Russian Federation. He works as a skating coach and an International Skating Union technical specialist. His former students include Sergei Voronov, Nodari Maisuradze, Zhan Bush, Gordei Gorshkov, Nikol Gosviani, Polina Agafonova, Anastasiia Gubanova, Deniss Vasiļjevs and Yulia Lipnitskaya. He was based in Saint Petersburg until 2014, when he moved to Sochi, to coach at the Iceberg Skating Palace. He sometimes holds summer camps or clinics in other locations such as Luleå, Sweden, and Paris, France.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Nations Cup||4th||1st|
|GP Cup of Russia||1st||1st|
|GP Skate America||2nd||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||1st|
|Inter. de Paris||3rd|
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