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IrinaSlutskaya

Irina Slutskaya (born Irina Eduardovna Slutskaya on February 9, 1979 in Russia) is a former Russian figure skater.

She is a two-time World champion (2002 & 2005), two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 2002, bronze in 2006), seven-time European champion (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2006), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2000–2002 & 2005) and a four-time Russian national champion (2000–2002 & 2005).

She is known for her athletic ability and was the first female skater to land a triple lutz-triple loop combination.

Irina is also known for her trademark double Biellmann spin with a foot change, which she also invented. With her women's record seven European titles she is generally considered to be the most successful ladies' singles skaters in Russian history.

CareerEdit

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2005–2006
  • Mario Takes a Walk
    by Jesse Cook
  • Rhumba
  • Flamenco
    by Didulia
2004–2005
  • Catwoman
2003–2004
2002–2003
  • Shine
2001–2002
  • Never Be the Same Again


2000–2001

  • Timeless
1999–2000
  • Free Yourself
1998–1999
  • Ballet For Carolyn Carlson
1997–1998
  • Piano Waltz
  • Ah, Nastasia
    by Ossipov Balalaika Ensemble

  • Russian folk dance
  • Gauglione
1996–1997
  • Il Bel Canto
    (from The Phantom of the Opera on Ice)
    by Roberto Danova
  • Overture (Dance of the Four Muses)
    (from The Phantom of the Opera on Ice)
    by Roberto Danova
  • Tico Tico

1995–1996
  • Broadway show tunes
  • New York, New York
1994–1995
  • The Heart of Budapest
  • Csárdás
  • Heire Kati
    by Vidor, Monti, Hubay
1993–1994

Competition ResultsEdit

International
Event 1992–1993 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Olympics 5th 2nd 3rd
Worlds 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st WD 9th 1st
Europeans 5th 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st WD 1st 1st
Final 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
Cup of China 1st 1st
Cup of Russia 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st
Template:Small Nations/Spark. 1st 2nd 3rd
NHK Trophy 2nd 1st 2nd
Skate America 3rd
Skate Canada 1st 3rd 1st 2nd
Trophée 4th
Goodwill Games 6th 5th 1st
Finlandia Trophy 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 1st
Skate America 3rd
Universiade 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 3rd 1st
National
Russian 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd WD 1st
Russian Junior 1st
WD = Withdrew

Records & AchievementsEdit

  • Invented the double Biellmann spin with foot change
  • First Russian woman to win European title (1996)
  • First woman to land triple lutz-triple loop combination in competition (2000 Grand Prix Final)
  • First woman to land a triple salchow-triple loop-double toe loop combination (2001 World Championships)
  • First Russian woman skater to win a silver medal at the Olympics (2002 Salt Lake City)
  • Four-time Russian Nationals champion
  • Record holder for most Grand Prix Final titles won by a woman (record later tied by Mao Asada)
  • First (and only) woman ever to win seven European titles (2006)