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|Full name||Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin|
|Country represented||France |
|Born||4 August 1978|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former partner||Magali Sauri (FRA) |
Nina Ulanova (RUS)
|Former coach||Lydie Bontemps, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Natalia Linichuk, Alla Belyaeva, Andrei Filippov|
|Former choreographer||Giuseppe Arena|
|Former skating club||SC Villenave d'Ornon|
|Former training locations||Lyon |
Michail Stifunin (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Стифунин: Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin; born 4 August 1978) is a former ice dancer who competed internationally for Russia and France. Competing for Russia with Nina Ulanova, he is the 1997 World Junior champion and the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy champion. He later competed with Magali Sauri for France.
Early in his career, Stifunin competed with Nina Ulanova, coached by Andrei Filippov. The duo placed fifth at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia. In the 1996–97 season, they won gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea. After the event, Filippov moved to Australia and Ulanova/Stifunin joined Alla Belyaeva. They skated together until 1999, placing as high as fifth at the senior Russian Championships.
In 1999, Stifunin moved to France and teamed up with Magali Sauri. Representing France, they skated together for three seasons and won the silver medal at the 2000 Nebelhorn Trophy. Sauri/Stifunin were coached by Lydie Bontemps in Lyon.
Around 2012, he began working with the Russian national team.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
GP: Grand Prix
|GP Cup of Russia||6th|
|GP Skate America||7th|
|GP Sparkassen Cup||7th|
|Russian Jr. Champ.||2nd||1st|
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- СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2016-2017 гг. [List of candidates for the 2016–17 Russian national team in figure skating] (PDF) (in Russian). Ministry of Sport (Russia).
- "Magali SAURI / Michail STIFUNIN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001.
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- "Стифунин Михаил Юрьевич" [Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin] (in Russian). fskate.ru. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016.
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