Alexei Yagudin: biography, family and children, sports career, Olympic medals and achievements, photos
What is happening in the life and career of figure skater Alexei Yagudin, are interested not only his fans. Always curious to observe the creative, diversified man enjoy his new achievements. Climbing Olympus in his sporting career, he left the sport continues to participate in various ice shows. In his life, the family and children occupy the main place.
From the biography Lesha
Alexei Yagudin was born in St. Petersburg 18.03.1980. Zoya Fyodorova, Mom Alexis, served as research fellow in the Institute of Automation and Computer Technologies. Father was also associated with computer hardware. My parents separated when Lesha was four years old. Sometimes the father dropped in for a visit, so Alex remembers these meetings fragmentary. But they soon became scarce, and then completely stopped the father went to Germany. A boy in his early childhood was a sickly child, and to enhance the health of his son, Zoe Feodorovna defines it in the section of figure skating.
In 1997, Alex received a certificate of high school diploma and a silver medal. Further he studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Physical Culture, after which he became a Merited Master of Sports of the Russian Federation.
The first coach Alexei
Leschi became the first coach Alexander Mayorov. This man is like a mentor did to Alex first steps on the ice, and dealt with a guy for eight years. As a toddler learning to walk, and Alesha went to slide on the ice. In 1992 Mayorov offered a coaching job in Sweden. Before leaving, he recommended as a promising skater Alexei his former coach, Alexei Mishin. He taught and led to the victory of many successful athletes.
Alex began to engage in a group of children, among whom was his future rival - Zhenya Plushenko. Under the guidance of a new coach, he has achieved significant results. First came to the World Junior Championship, Alex is the fourth, and two years later he received the gold in the same championships. At his first Olympics in Nagano in 1998, figure skater doing a simple and rolled with a high temperature program. In the Land of 17-year-old native of Leningrad, the rising sun was limited to fifth place.
Why Alexey went to Tarasova?
In his interview, Alexei said repeatedly, why went to another coach - Tarasova, even though he was warned that he was the high step of the podium with her not to see. Just at 19 years Alex realized that Mishin was in a stalemate when it is difficult to give equal attention to Alexei Yagudin and Evgeni Plushenko. It was clear that someone wins and someone loses. That is why, having gone to Tarasova, Alexei believes that no one is left to lose, no one has disappeared. Both he and Plushenko were their sports roads, each took her to the sport. Alexei Mishin grateful for what it taught him the art of technology. Tarasova added to this artistry and slip.
Why Alex team with Tatiana Tarasova still together, even after the performances in professional sport? Because there is trust. And this is important. In the words of Alexei Yagudin, Tatiana Tarasova - a "Great Wall of China." She would never betray, will protect, support at the right time.
Collaboration with Tatiana Tarasova, Yagudin has brought not only the first place at many major championships. He has won six championships among professionals. At the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City Alex for his short program "Winter" and arbitrary "Man in the Iron Mask" gets the highest scores that do not stint, put the judge, and a gold medal, a long-awaited. It was a real triumph!
The path to this success has been incredibly difficult, so the first time a skater could not hold back his feelings, he falls to his knees and kissed the ice, and joyfully jumping like a child. His tears of joy seeing millions. It was a real victory! From the book of Alexei Yagudin:
We know that we have already won. We were just waiting for the evaluation. But it was the devastation of what this is all - it is like the top of the sport. Next is you can not. And it was completely empty. We cried, of course. Where without it ...
From the coach Tarasova, Yagudin was busy every second of life. For four and a half years of training Alexei Tarasov was not a single moment is calm. It has made every effort to bring this talented guy in the Olympic champions. And she did it! He was the strongest skater planet!
In the two weeks before the Olympic Games
Alexei Yagudin before the Olympics greatly aggravated the pain in the hip joint of the right leg, which made itself felt as a child. All the victories were by Alexei constant pain in the leg and thigh. What are the only survey did Alex, problems in the body of the figure skater is not found, the verdict of doctors was "healthy". So, we must be patient and continue to work on programs to prepare for new starts.
The pain paralyzed leg at the most inopportune moment - before flying to Salt Lake City were a matter of days. Because of this, the coach and the athlete quarreled just before the Olympics. Tarasov decided that Alex was frightened and refers to the pain, and he could not convey to her how strong the pain. The day before departure, they reconciled. Perhaps there is some higher justice, Yagudin's injury had left him alone, and he made a triumphant Olympics.
Alexei Yagudin left the sport
After the Olympics, the leg has had an effect. Examined it was decided on appearing newest medical technology - imaging. The doctors were amazed to see the hip joint, or rather what was in its place. They were amazed, as an athlete in general goes, not that jumps its triple and quadruple jumps ... It turned out that Alexei birth defect hip structure. Sparing surgery was performed on the hip joint. Alex thought he could continue his career, but his dreams were not fulfilled. A few months later the pain returned. And in 2003, figure skater officially announced the end to his sports career.
Life itself has pushed it to the big second operation in 2007, the result of which was the replacement of the hip joint on the titanium. On his feet after surgery he climbed in 12 hours, and two weeks later ran cross 10 kilometers, six weeks after the operation began to skate, and 90 days later came the first real ice training and made his first jump in three turns. And she was right Tatiana Tarasova, who always spoke of his ward: "Yagudin can do everything!"
Favorite Girl Yagudin
Slyvya handsome and loving man, Alex is located in a sports schedule time for personal life. It should be noted, his current wife Tatiana Alex provided tokens in 13 years. They are trained on one rink with her in St. Petersburg. But while twelve Tatiana did not pay attention to the molestation of boys. She had a purpose in life - to climb on the podium on the top step, and in order to achieve this, we need training. Young Tatiana - the photo below.
Meet Tatiana and Alexei began after the end of their sporting careers. But even before their official relations with Alexei occurred novels with many famous girls from show business.
Among his lovers were Elena Berezhnaya, which he almost got married at age 19, gymnast Laysan Utiasheva, just a beautiful girl, with whom it was interesting to spend their leisure time. Alexei was some kind of attachment to the Japanese figure skater Kyoko Ina. Alexei was a fleeting romance with Sasha Savelyev, a famous singer. But as they say, they do not get along and parted as friends.
Family and Children
As Alexei Yagudin still managed to melt the heart of a wonderful skater Tatiana Totmianina? After finishing their sports career, the guys started to take part in ice shows, which put Ilya Averbukh. Tatiana and Alex spent a lot of time together. As it turned out, they were interested in each other.
As talked about Totmjaninoj Alexei Yagudin, their rapprochement begun with joint tours with programs ice show in the cities of Russia. On his return from a tour he offered Tatiana live together. Then there were the tour again. Returning to Moscow, they are in conflict, and that Tatiana was leaving Alexis, Alex is from Tatiana. Why do they run away from each other? Both are complex characters, so the lapping process was painful.
Tatiana wanted a serious relationship and not just be a friend of Alexis and, as always, make plans: the child, the family. Alexei Yagudin was afraid that he will not turn out to be a serious man and a father. At some moment, when he was with Tatiana and Alex had left to live separately, Alex realized that he is the only native people - is Tatiana, and he returned to it. This time for good.
The most rapproched couple the birth of their first daughter Elizabeth in 2009, 20 November. During a tour of her parents' small Lisa and grandmother Zoe lives in France. A 2 October 2015 at the couple had another daughter - Michelle.
Being on tour in Krasnoyarsk, Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Totmianina married in the local registry office. And the main question: "Do you agree to marry Alexey" - the bride said "yes" only after a long pause due to the sheer experience. "Well, that Alex was standing next to, otherwise I would have collapsed with excitement right at the crucial moment," - he recalls with a laugh Tatiana.
Job in ice projects
After retiring from professional sport, Alex did not separate themselves from it. In 2008 he was invited to star in the TV series "Hot Ice", which was shown to a beautiful love story of two athletes. The film is the first time revealed the ins and outs of this great sport. In 2010, Yagudin is involved in the ice play "City Lights" directed by Ilya Averbukh.
The project of the First Channel Alex participates in the show "Stars on Ice" and "Ice Age" as a partner Oksana Pushkina, Dayneko Victoria and Valerie Lanskoy. Another two projects were with Alexei. This is the "Ice and Fire" in a pair with Maria Kozhevnikova and show "Bolero" with a dancer Christina Kretova.
Since recently appeared on TV program "ice melts" with Alexei Yagudin, in which he interviews the Russian athletes. Succeeding his reputation skater Yagudin in the "Cup of professionals" and "Ice Age" in 2012 already appears in the role of facilitator. In "Ice Age. Children "Alex was invited to conduct the program with Olympic champion Evgenia Medvedeva.
Currently, Alex thinks its very high performance addition to the basic education of the daughters of the profession.