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Andrei Bushkov

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Andrei Bushkov
Bushkov in 2006
Personal information
Full nameAndrei Vasilievich Bushkov
Country represented Russia
Former country(ies) represented Soviet Union
Born (1969-10-13) 13 October 1969 (age 50)
Otradnoye, Leningrad Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partnerMarina Eltsova
Yulia Liashenko
Former coachNatalia Pavlova

Andrei Vasilievich Bushkov (Russian: Андрей Васильевич Бушков; born 13 October 1969) is a Russian former pair skater who represented the Soviet Union until its fall, and, after that, Russia. With partner Marina Eltsova, he is the 1996 World champion and a two-time (1993 and 1997) European champion.

Eltsova / Bushkov missed the 1997–1998 Champions Series Final because Bushkov had a groin injury.[1] They withdrew from the 1998 European Championships – Bushkov's right blade broke during the short program.[2] The pair competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where they placed seventh. They were coached by Natalia Pavlova in Saint Petersburg.[1]

Before teaming up with Eltsova, he competed internationally with Yulia Liashenko. They were the 1988 World Junior bronze medalists for the Soviet Union.[3]

Competitive highlights

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With Eltsova

International
Event 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
Olympics 7th
Worlds 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 6th
Europeans 1st 4th 4th 1st WD
GP Final 2nd 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 2nd 1st 5th
GP Lalique 3rd
GP Nations Cup 1st 2nd
GP Skate America 1st 1st
GP Skate Canada 2nd
Centennial On Ice 2nd
Goodwill Games 2nd
Inter. de Paris/
Trophée de France
2nd 1st
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Skate America 1st 1st 1st
Skate Canada 3rd
Universiade 1st
National
Russian Champ. 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 4th
Soviet Champ. 4th 3rd
WD = Withdrew

With Liashenko

Event 1987–1988
World Junior Championships 3rd

References

  1. ^ a b "They weren't rushin': Russian pairs arrive late -- deliberately". CBS SportsLine. 7 February 1998. Archived from the original on 17 October 2000. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Young Russians take European pairs title". CBS SportsLine. 14 January 1998. Archived from the original on 3 May 2001.
  3. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-04.
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