Slutskaya, Irina

Portrait
Born: Feb 09, 1979 AD
Currently alive, at 35 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Figure Skater


1979 – She was born on the 9th day of February this year in Moscow, Russia.

 

1983 – She started skating at the age of four. Zhanna Gromova coached her when she was six. In her career, Slutskaya has won a total of 40 gold medals, 21 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals.

 

1996 - Slutskaya became the first Russian woman to win the European title. She also won the title in 1997. She finished third at the 1996 World Championships, and fourth in 1997.

 

1998 – At this year’s Winter Olympics, she finished fifth in a very close free skate fight for the bronze. Maria Butyrskaya, Lu Chen, and Irina were third, fourth, and fifth respectively after the short program.

 

1999 – She married her on-and-off boyfriend of three years, Sergei Mikheev. They had met each other at a summer camp near Moscow, where Mikheev was a physical education instructor.

 

2000 – She made a successful comeback at the 2000 Grand Prix Final. She landed seven clean triples, including two triple-triple combinations and became the first woman to do a triple lutz-triple loop combination.

 

2001 – At 2001 World Championships, she became the first woman to land a triple salchow-triple loop-double toe loop combination and won the silver medal. She lost very narrowly to Michelle Kwan.

 

2002 – She won Silver Medal in the Ladies’ Single held in the Salt Lake City.

 

2005 – She made a strong comeback after a long stay at a hospital due to vasculitis. She won both the European and World titles.

 

2006 – She won Bronze Medal in the Ladies’ Single in Turin.

 

2007 – She announced she is returning to Russia from the United States and will not participate on the 2007 Champions on Ice tour after finding out she and her husband, Sergei, are expecting a child.

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