Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin
Born: Mar 18, 1980 AD
Currently alive, at 34 years of age.
Categories: Figure Skater
1980 - Born on the 18th of March in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1994 - He began competing internationally, and won the World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
1998 - Won his first major title at the European Championships leading a Russian sweep of the medals, with Plushenko in second and Alexander Abt in third.
- He captured the World Championship title, establishing himself as the top skater in the world.
1999 - He won the Grand Prix Final, though he lost the Russian National title to Plushenko.
- He relocated to the United States to train with legendary coach Tatiana Tarasova.
2000 - He came back to win the World Championships. He continued to struggle the following season, losing every event in which he competed against Plushenko.
2002 - Yagudin won the gold medal with such ease that he was the first male skater in 50 years to earn the first-place votes of every judge in all stages of the competition.
- At the World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, he became the first skater to receive six perfect 6.0's for presentation and the first to receive a perfect 6.0 for required elements.
2003 - He was arrested for DUI. His problems with alcohol also saw him kicked off the Champions on Ice tour in 1999.
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