Julia Soldatova

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.

Julia Soldatova
Soldatova (left) on the Russian national podium in 2004
Personal information
Full nameJulia Nikolayevna Soldatova
Country representedBelarus
Born (1981-05-17) 17 May 1981 (age 39)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former coachViktor Kudriavtsev, Elena Tchaikovskaya, Vladmir Kotin, Marina Kudriavtseva
Former choreographerLyudmila Vlasova
Skating clubSport Club Moskvitch
Began skating1985

Personal lifeEdit

Soldatova was born on 17 May 1981 in Moscow.[1] She studied at the Institute for Physical Culture.[2]


Soldatova began skating at the age of four.[3] She won the 1998 World Junior title.[4] 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.[5] She withdrew from the 2001 European Championships after the short program due to a shoulder injury.[5] 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
  • Luna de Paris
    by Raúl di Blasio
  • Une Folle Envie d'Aimer
    by Raúl di Blasio
  • Lupita
    by Raúl di Blasio
  • Heart in the Arms
  • El Dia que me Quieras

Competitive highlightsEdit

Event 1995–96
Olympics 18th
Worlds 3rd 20th 18th
Europeans 7th 2nd WD
Grand Prix Final 4th
GP Cup of Russia 2nd 2nd
GP Lalique 6th
GP Skate America 2nd
GP Skate Canada 2nd
Golden Spin 1st 1st
Karl Schäfer 5th 1st
Nebelhorn 10th
International: Junior[5]
Junior Worlds 1st
JS Final 1st
JS Germany 2nd
JS Hungary 1st
EYOF 1st
Belarusian 1st 1st
Russian 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JS = Junior Series; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c d "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002.
  2. ^ a b Mittan, J. Barry (1999). "Soldatova Realizes Mother's Dream". Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (10 May 2002). "Julia Soldatova: Soldatova Realizes Mother's Dream". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.
  4. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001.
  6. ^ a b c "Julia SOLDATOVA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2005.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Julia Soldatova at Wikimedia Commons