Vyacheslav Vasylovych Zahorodnyuk (Ukrainian: В'ячеслав Васильович Загороднюк, born 11 August 1972) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater. He represented the USSR until its dissolution and then represented Ukraine. He is the 1994 World bronze medalist, 1996 European champion, and 1989 World Junior champion.
Zahorodnyuk (right) with student Vitaliy Danylchenko in 2004
|Native name||В'ячеслав Васильович Загороднюк|
|Full name||Vyacheslav Vasylovych Zahorodnyuk|
|Alternative names||Viacheslav Zagorodniuk|
|Country represented||Ukraine |
|Born||11 August 1972|
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Valentyn Nikolayev, Galina Zmievskaya, Olga Pel|
|Former choreographer||David Avdysh, Olga Mudrak|
|Former skating club||"Ukraine" Odessa|
Zahorodnyuk was born on 11 August 1972 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR. He married Ukrainian ice dancer Olga Mudrak in 1994. They have a son, Maxim (born August 2005), and a daughter, Alina (born in February 2009).
After placing sixth at the 1991 Skate America, Zahorodnyuk won silver medals at the 1991 Grand Prix International de Paris and 1991 NHK Trophy, still representing the Soviet Union. In January 1992, he competed for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at the European Championships in Lausanne, where he finished fourth. In February, he placed eighth for the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. He was tenth at the 1992 World Championships for the CIS.
In his final competitive season, Zahorodnyuk placed seventh at the 1998 European Championships and then tenth at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He ended his career with a fourth-place result at the 1998 World Championships. He was coached by Valentyn Nikolayev in Richmond, Virginia.
After retiring from competition in April 1998, Zahorodnyuk participated in some film and TV productions, including The Christmas Angel: A Story on Ice and worked as a coach in Richmond, Virginia. He coached in Kiev in 2011. As of May 2016, he is based in Irvine, California.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
- Zahorodnyuk represented the Soviet Union until December 1991; the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at the 1992 European and World Championships; the Unified Team at the 1992 Olympics; and Ukraine from the start of the 1992–93 season.
- GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)
|GP Cup of Russia||3rd|
|GP Nations Cup||1st|
|GP Skate America||4th||4th||5th|
|GP Skate Canada||6th|
|Centennial on Ice||6th|
|Inter. de Paris /
Trophée de France
- "Viacheslav ZAGORODNIUK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016.
- "Marika HUMPHREYS / Vitali BARANOV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004.
- Savchik, Anna (15 February 2012). Вячеслав ЗАГОРОДНЮК: «Мои награды лежат в гараже у Гордеевой и Кулика» [Viacheslav Zagorodniuk: My awards are in Gordeeva and Kulik's garage]. Sport Express in Ukraine (in Russian).
- "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013.
- "V'iacheslav Zahorodniuk". Sports Reference.
- "2015 - 2016 Coach/Instructor Compliance" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. April 11, 2016. p. 348. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 12, 2016.
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