Andrzej Dostatni

Andrzej Dostatni (Polish pronunciation: [ˈandʐɛj dɔˈstatɲi]; born December 9, 1966) is a Polish former competitive ice dancer. With Honorata Górna, he became a three-time Polish national champion and competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics. With Małgorzata Grajcar, he is the 1990 Skate Canada International bronze medalist and a three-time Polish national champion. They finished in the top ten at the 1989 and 1990 European Championships.

Andrzej Dostatni
Andrzej Dostatni.jpg
Dostatni at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Country representedPoland
Born (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 53)
Gdańsk, Poland
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Former partnerMałgorzata Grajcar
Honorata Górna
Małgorzata Górska
Former coachTeresa Weyna
Former skating clubStoczniowiec Gdańsk
Retired1991

Personal lifeEdit

Dostatni was born on December 9, 1966, in Gdańsk, Poland, to Henryk and Krystyna Tomasini.[1] He married Russian former ice dancer Elena Khalyavina in September 2009.[2]

CareerEdit

Dostatni was coached by Teresa Weyna.[1] His first ice dancing partner was Małgorzata Górska.[1]

Partnership with GórnaEdit

Dostatni teamed up with Honorata Górna prior to the 1983–84 season. The two placed 8th at the 1984 World Junior Championships in Sapporo, Japan. In the 1986–87 season, Górna/Dostatni were sent to their first senior ISU Championships – they placed 14th at the 1987 Europeans in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and 15th at the 1987 Worlds in Cincinnati, United States.

1987–88 was their final season together. After placing 12th at the 1988 European Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Górna/Dostatni represented Poland at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they placed 17th.[3] Their partnership came to an end following the 1987 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where they also ranked 17th.

Partnership with GrajcarEdit

Grajcar/Dostatni teamed up four months before the Polish Championships in the 1988–89 season.[4] After winning the Polish national title, they were sent to the 1989 European Championships in Birmingham, England, where they finished ninth, and the 1989 World Championships in Paris, France, where they ranked 16th. The duo trained two hours a day at Gdańsk's Oliwia rink, which had frequent technical failures, and other rinks.[4]

The following season, Grajcar/Dostatni repeated as national champions. They placed tenth at the 1990 European Championships in Leningrad, Soviet Union, and 13th at the 1990 World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In the 1990–91 season, Grajcar/Dostatni won bronze at the 1990 Skate Canada International and ranked fifth at the 1990 Skate America. Their final event was the 1991 World Championships in Munich, Germany, where they finished 13th. Lacking funds for a good choreographer, they decided to retire from competition.[1]

Later careerEdit

During his professional career, Dostatni performed for Walt Disney's World on Ice tour with Grajcar.[5] He later teamed up with Darlin Baker. The two performed in Sun Valley ice shows and competed in the US Open.

Dostatni was one of the first ISU technical specialists in ice dancing and performs this function today.[6]

Competitive highlightsEdit

With GórnaEdit

International
Event 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88
Winter Olympics 17th
World Champ. 15th 17th
European Champ. 14th 12th
Internat. de Paris 6th
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 8th
National
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st

With GrajcarEdit

International
Event 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91
World Champ. 16th 13th 13th
European Champ. 9th 10th
Skate America 8th 5th
Skate Canada 3rd
National
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "DOSTATNI ANDRZEJ". Polish Olympic Committee (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  2. ^ "Elena Khalyavina & Andrzej Dostatni Get Married in Poland" (PDF). The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club Newsletter. November 2009. p. 8. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Andrzej Dostatni". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  4. ^ a b Grajcar-Cieślak, Małgorzata (17 February 2015). "Wspomnienia Małgorzaty Grajcar-Cieślak" [Małgorzata Grajcar-Cieślak's memories]. natafli.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ "World on Ice to give S.L. a double dose of Disney". Deseret News. 26 February 1993. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016.
  6. ^ "ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2006; Ice Dancing - Original Dance; Panel of Judges". International Skating Union.