Sergei Dobrin

Sergei Vladimirovich Dobrin (Russian: Серге́й Владимирович Добрин, born 22 September 1986) is a Russian former competitive figure skater. He is the 2005 World Junior bronze medalist and a two-time ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist. On the senior level, he won bronze medals at the 2006 Trophée Éric Bompard, 2006 Finlandia Trophy, and two Russian Championships (2006 and 2007).

Sergei Dobrin
Sergei Dobrin 3.JPG
Dobrin in 2007.
Personal information
Native nameСергей Владимирович Добрин
Full nameSergei Vladimirovich Dobrin
Country representedRussia
Born (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 33)
Lipetsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Former coachVictoria Volchkova, Alexei Mishin, Zhanna Gromova, Valeriy Dudko
Former choreographerMargarita Romanenko, V. Voituk
Skating clubTrade Union Club
Began skating1991
ISU personal best scores
Combined total193.50
2006 TEB
Short program66.14
2007 NHK Trophy
Free skate130.65
2006 TEB

Personal lifeEdit

Dobrin was born on 22 September 1986 in Lipetsk and has a sister, Maria, who is 18 years younger.[1] He learned ballroom dancing from age 7 to 10.[1]


Dobrin started skating in 1991 and trained in Lipetsk until the age of 11.[1] He then relocated to Moscow at the invitation of Zhanna Gromova.[2] She would coach him until 2007.

Dobrin debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in September 2000. After winning silver medals in Ukraine and the Czech Republic, he qualified for the JGP Final in Ayr, Scotland, where he also took silver. After winning the Russian junior title, he was sent to the 2001 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. He placed 5th in his qualifying group, 20th in the short program, 12th in the free skate, and 12th overall.

During the 2002–03 JPG season, Dobrin was awarded gold at both of his assignments – Chemnitz, Germany and Milan, Italy – and silver at the JGP Final in The Hague, Netherlands. He won silver at the Russian Junior Championships and gold at the 2003 European Youth Olympic Festival in Bled, Slovenia. He finished 5th at the 2003 World Junior Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after ranking fourth in his qualifying group, second in the short, and sixth in the free.

In early March 2005, Dobrin won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. His senior international debut came later that month, at the 2005 World Championships in Moscow; he placed 5th in his qualifying group, 15th in the short, 15th in the free, and 17th overall.

Dobrin received his first Grand Prix assignments in the 2005–06 season. After placing 7th at the 2005 Trophée Éric Bompard and 10th at the 2005 Cup of Russia, he won his first senior national medal, bronze, at the 2006 Russian Championships. Ranked 14th in the short and 17th in the free, he finished 15th at the 2006 European Championships in Lyon, France.

Dobrin began the 2006–07 season with a bronze medal at the 2006 Finlandia Trophy. Competing in the Grand Prix series, he won bronze at the 2006 Trophée Éric Bompard and placed 8th at the 2006 Cup of Russia. He was awarded bronze at the 2007 Russian Championships and placed 18th at the 2007 European Championships in Warsaw after ranking 15th in the short and 19th in the free.

In August 2007, Dobrin relocated to Saint Petersburg to train under Alexei Mishin.[1] He placed 5th at the 2007 NHK Trophy. He withdrew from the 2008 Russian Championships and finished 13th at the 2009 Russian Championships. In 2009, he left Mishin and joined Victoria Volchkova in Moscow. After placing 12th at the 2010 Russian Championships, Dobrin retired from competition. He worked as a coach in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast from 2011 to 2014 and then relocated to Krasnodar.[3]


Season Short program Free skating
  • The Mask of Zorro
    by James Horner
  • Freedom to Move
    (Suite No. 4 in D-minor)
    by George Frideric Handel
  • The Phantom of the Opera on Ice
    by Robert Danova


Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
Worlds 17th
Europeans 15th 18th
GP Bompard 7th 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 10th 8th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
Finlandia Trophy 3rd
International: Junior[10]
Junior Worlds 12th 5th 8th 3rd
JGP Final 2nd 2nd 5th 5th
JGP Bulgaria 7th
JGP Croatia 3rd
JGP Czech Rep. 2nd 2nd
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Italy 1st
JGP Romania 2nd
JGP Serbia 3rd
JGP Sweden 6th
JGP Ukraine 2nd
EYOF 1st
Russian Champ. 9th 7th 6th 5th 3rd 3rd WD 13th 12th
Russian Junior 9th 1st 6th 2nd 2nd 3rd
WD: Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sergei DOBRIN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Interview with Sergei Dobrin, Russian Nationals 2007, Mytishchi". figureskating-online. 29 April 2007. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Сергей Владимирович Добрин" [Sergei Vladimirovich Dobrin] (in Russian). Archived from the original on 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Sergei DOBRIN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Sergei DOBRIN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006.
  6. ^ "Sergei DOBRIN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2005.
  7. ^ "Sergei DOBRIN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004.
  8. ^ a b "Sergei DOBRIN: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 June 2003.
  9. ^ "Sergei DOBRIN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 April 2001.
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Sergei DOBRIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.

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