Olga Markova (figure skater)
Olga Dmitriyevna Markova (Russian: Ольга Дмитриевна Маркова; born 22 January 1974) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who currently works as a coach, choreographer, and technical specialist. She is a two-time European medalist (bronze in 1994 and silver in 1995), and the 1994 Russian national champion.
|Native name||Ольга Дмитриевна Маркова|
|Full name||Olga Dmitriyevna Markova|
|Born||22 January 1974|
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former coach||Elena Buyanova|
|Former choreographer||L. V. Mamedova|
Markova drew attention for her avant garde style and choreography. Her highest placement at the World Figure Skating Championships was fifth, which she achieved in 1995. That year she was second after the short program, ahead of the eventual gold and silver medalists Lu Chen and Surya Bonaly. Her inability to land a clean triple lutz in the long program dropped her off the podium.
In 1998 Markova turned professional and won a silver medal at the World Professional Figure Skating Championships in Jaca, Spain. She has coached and choreographed for Kristina Oblasova and currently coaches Adrian Alvarado. She is an ISU technical specialist for Russia.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Skate Canada||4th||6th|
|GP Cup of Russia||3rd||2nd|
|GP NHK Trophy||3rd|
|GP Nations Cup||4th|
|Inter. de Paris||4th|