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Nikolai Morozov (figure skater)

Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov (Russian: Николай Александрович Морозов; born 17 December 1975)[2] is a Russian former competitive ice dancer, figure skating coach and choreographer. He represented Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan in competition. He coached Shizuka Arakawa to the 2006 Olympic gold medal and Miki Ando to two World titles. He is a former competitive ice dancer who appeared with Tatiana Navka for Belarus at the 1998 Winter Olympics, placing 16th, and at the 1998 World Championships, placing 10th. Earlier in his career, he competed with Olga Pershankova for Azerbaijan and with Ekaterina Gvozdkova for Russia.

Nikolai Morozov
Morozov EC2004.jpg
Personal information
Full nameNikolai Alexandrovich Morozov
Country represented Belarus (1996–98)
 Russia (1994–96)
 Azerbaijan (1994)
Born (1975-12-17) 17 December 1975 (age 43)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partnerTatiana Navka (BLR)
Ekaterina Gvozdkova (RUS)
Olga Pershankova (AZE)
Former coachAlexander Zhulin
Zhanna Gromova[1]
Retired1998

Personal lifeEdit

Morozov was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.[3][4] He was formerly married to French ice dancer Caroline Douarin, with whom he has a daughter,[5] Annabelle Nicole, born in 2001. He was married to Canadian ice dancer Shae-Lynn Bourne from August 2005[6][7] to July 2007. He briefly dated his former pupil Miki Ando while he was coaching her.[8][9] In May 2016, Morozov married another student of his, Vasilisa Davankova.[10]

Competitive careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Morozov's parents introduced him to skating when he was five after doctors advised them that he needed more exercise.[5] He was a singles skater until the age of 16 when he took up ice dancing.[5] He spent one year working with coach Natalia Linichuk in Switzerland and was paired with Olga Pershankova.[5] Representing Azerbaijan, they placed 21st at the 1994 World Championships.[11]

In the 1994–95 season, Morozov began competing with Ekaterina Gvozdkova for Russia. They won the bronze medal at the 1995 Lysiane Lauret Challenge.[12]

Partnership with NavkaEdit

Morozov teamed up with Tatiana Navka in 1996.[5] They represented Belarus.[13] At their first practice at the 1997 World Championships, he sustained a torn meniscus in his knee but they finished 14th at the event and he then underwent surgery.[5]

Navka/Morozov earned an Olympic berth by winning gold at the 1997 Karl Schäfer Memorial.[5] 90 seconds into their free dance at the 1998 Winter Olympics, nearly three-quarters of the floodlights turned off but Navka/Morozov did not interrupt their performance.[14] They finished 16th at the Olympics in Nagano, Japan,[3] and 10th at the 1998 World Championships in Minneapolis. They were coached by Alexander Zhulin and Bob Young at the International Skating Center in Simsbury, Connecticut.[15][16] When Navka decided to skate with another partner, Morozov tried skating with another woman for three months but then decided to retire.[5]

Coaching and choreography careerEdit

After his competitive retirement, Morozov became a coaching assistant for Tatiana Tarasova, with whom he choreographed for Alexei Yagudin, Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio, and Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder.[5] In 2002 or 2003, he left Tarasova and began coaching and choreographing on his own. Morozov initially coached in Newington, Connecticut[5] and later at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey (United States). He returned to Moscow after the Russian government asked him to help in the preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.[17] He was based mainly at the Novogorsk national training center near Moscow and spent some time in New Jersey during summers.[18][19]

His current and former students include:

Ladies' single skaters

Men's single skaters

Ice dancers

Pair skaters

As a choreographerEdit

His current and former choreography clients include

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)

With Pershankova for AzerbaijanEdit

International[67]
Event 1993–94
World Championships 21st
European Championships 21st
Golden Spin of Zagreb 1st
National[67]
Azerbaijani Championships 1st

With Gvozdkova for RussiaEdit

International[12]
Event 1994–95 1995–96
Lysiane Lauret Challenge 3rd
International St. Gervais 5th
Nations Cup 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
National[12]
Russian Championships 6th

With Navka for BelarusEdit

International[68]
Event 1996–97 1997–98
Winter Olympics 16th
World Championships 14th 10th
European Champ. 12th 10th
GP Cup of Russia 6th 3rd
GP Nations Cup 4th
Schäfer Memorial 1st
National[68]
Belarusian Champ. 1st 1st

ProgramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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