Julia Nikolayevna Soldatova (Russian: Юлия Николаевна Солдатова, born 17 May 1981) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who competed for both Russia and Belarus. She represented Belarus at the 2002 Winter Olympics. She is the World Junior champion, the World bronze medalist, the European silver medalist, and the 1997 JGP Final champion.
Soldatova (left) on the Russian national podium in 2004
|Full name||Julia Nikolayevna Soldatova|
|Country represented||Belarus |
|Born||17 May 1981|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former coach||Viktor Kudriavtsev, Elena Tchaikovskaya, Vladmir Kotin, Marina Kudriavtseva|
|Former choreographer||Lyudmila Vlasova|
|Skating club||Sport Club Moskvitch|
Soldatova began skating at the age of four. She won the 1998 World Junior title. In 2000, she finished fourth at the Russian nationals, and therefore was not selected to compete at the 2000 World Championships.
In spring 2000, Soldatova decided to compete for Belarus internationally. She withdrew from the 2001 European Championships after the short program due to a shoulder injury. In 2004, Soldatova returned briefly to compete for Russia.
Soldatova has progressed into a coaching career. One of her best student is Daniela Asanova, a competitor at the Russian novice junior nationals 2010.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|Grand Prix Final||4th|
|GP Cup of Russia||2nd||2nd|
|GP Skate America||2nd|
|GP Skate Canada||2nd|
|GP = Grand Prix; JS = Junior Series; WD = Withdrew|
- "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002.
- Mittan, J. Barry (1999). "Soldatova Realizes Mother's Dream". Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- Mittan, Barry (10 May 2002). "Julia Soldatova: Soldatova Realizes Mother's Dream". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.
- "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013.
- "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001.
- "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2005.
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