Juris Razgulajevs

Juris Razgulajevs, sometimes spelled Yuri Razguliaiev,[1] (born March 20, 1973) is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor who represented the Soviet Union, Latvia, Uzbekistan, and Japan. He is the 1991 World Junior champion with partner Aliki Stergiadu for the Soviet Union.

Japanese name
Russian name
RussianЮрий Разгуляев
Juris Razgulajevs
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Juris Razgulajevs IMG 1882.JPG
Razgulajevs in 2014
Personal information
Country representedLatvia
Soviet Union
Born (1973-03-20) March 20, 1973 (age 47)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partnerJenny Dahlen (LAT)
Nakako Tsuzuki (JPN),
Aliki Stergiadu (URS & UZB)
Former coachNatalia Linichuk, Natalia Dubova
Former training locationsMoscow
Lake Placid, New York

Personal lifeEdit

Razgulajevs was born on March 20, 1973 in Riga, Latvia.[2] He moved to the United States in 1995 and then to Canada in 1999.[3] His wife is named Irina.[3] Their son, Dmitre Razgulajevs, was born on November 19, 1996 in Boston and competes in ice dancing for Canada.[4] Their second son, Alexie, was born in 2000 and plays hockey.


Partnership with StergiaduEdit

Early in his career, Razgulajevs competed with Aliki Stergiadu for the Soviet Union. Coached by Natalia Linichuk in Moscow,[3] they won the 1991 World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[1]

Stergiadu/Razgulajevs moved up to the senior level in the 1991–92 season. The Soviet Union having dissolved, they decided to compete for Latvia. They placed tenth at the 1992 World Championships in Oakland, California.

In the 1992–93 season, Stergiadu/Razgulajevs began representing Uzbekistan. They won a silver medal at the 1992 Piruetten in Hamar and finished tenth at the 1993 World Championships in Prague.

They were awarded bronze at the 1993 NHK Trophy in Chiba, Japan.[5] In February 1994, Stergiadu/Razgulajevs competed at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer and finished 13th.[2] Their last competition together was the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, where they placed 11th.

Later careerEdit

In 1995, Razgulajevs relocated with Linichuk's group to the United States.[3] He teamed up with Nakako Tsuzuki to compete for Japan. They were coached by Natalia Dubova in Lake Placid, New York.[3] They were two-time Japanese national champions and placed 16th at the 1996 World Championships.[6] They parted ways at the end of the season.

His next partner was Jenny Dahlen, with whom he competed for Latvia. They placed 24th at the 1997 World Championships[6] and 22nd at the 1997 European Championships.[7]

Razgulajevs retired from competitive skating in 1997. He became an Assistant Director, coach and choreographer at the Scarboro Figure Skating Club in Ontario, Canada.[3]


With Stergiadu for the Soviet Union, Latvia and UzbekistanEdit

Event 1990–91
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 10th 10th 11th
NHK Trophy 3rd
Piruetten 2nd
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 1st

With Tsuzuki for JapanEdit

Event 1995–96
World Championships 16th

With Dahlen for LatviaEdit

Event 1996–97
World Championships 24th
European Championships 22nd
Trophy of the Polish FSA 7th


  1. ^ a b "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Yuris Razgulyayev". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Juris Razgulajevs". Scarboro F.S.C. Archived from the original on January 12, 2007.
  4. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Dmitre RAZGULAJEVS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  5. ^ 1993 NHK Trophy
  6. ^ a b Skatabase: 1990s Worlds Archived 2008-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Skatabase: 1990s Europeans Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine