(biography, photos, videos) Anton Sikharulidze
Anton Sikharulidze: the biography
The star of the Russian figure skating Anton Sikharulidze Trelewicz was born 25 October 1976 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), in the family, which had nothing to do with sports. He studied in a simple school. Dad Tariel Sikharulidze worked as Vice-rector of Marine technical University.
The boy began skating at the age of four: he saw a neighbour boy, demanded to buy the same. Father bought my son his first skates, which were attached to boots with leather straps. Thus began a sporting biography of Anton Sikharulidze. On the outdoor rink stadium «Red Vyborzhets» which the boy drew the attention of the trainer Tatiana kositsyna, recently graduated from the Institute of physical culture and sports. She and Anton opened the road to the sport.
After finishing school Anton entered the St. Petersburg State Academy of physical culture named after Lesgaft, which she successfully completed.
Anton Sikharulidze: figure skating
When Anton was 15 years old, the coach has decided that it’s time to go from singles skating to pairs. The first partner Anton Sikharulidze on the ice was Maria Petrova, with whom they for two consecutive years ranked first in the world championship among juniors (1994 and 1995).
With another successful figure skater and future co-star ice with Elena Berezhnaya Anton Sikharulidze met at one of the stages of the Russian Cup. Their joint work was preceded by tragedy. In Latvia, where in the winter of 1995, Elena Berezhnaya along with partner Oleg Shlyakhov started preparing for the European Championships, the accident happened: Shlyakhov, performing the rotation, terribly injured skater, drove the blade into her head. Learning about the incident, Anton Sikharulidze took Careful to Petersburg, where she assisted the best doctors. Anton supported the girl all the postoperative period. Hard training, great physique, temperament allowed this pair to reach the highest results.
During the season 1996-1997, the pair Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze took third place at the Trophee Lalique competition, and then won bronze at the European championship.
In the history of figure skating held in «Charlie Chaplin«, which Sikharulidze and Berezhnaya rolled in the season 2000-2001 as arbitrary programs, and then as exponential numbers. In 2002, this bright pair represented Russia at the Olympic games, winning the gold.
Anton Sikharulidze and Elena Berezhnaya left professional sports immediately after the Olympic games and 2002 and 2006, toured the U.S. with the show «Stars on ice». At the end of the contract they returned to St. Petersburg.
After a career Sikharulidze began to appear in various programs and shows related to figure skating. He participated in projects of the First channel «Stars on ice» with the singer Natalia Ionova (Gluk’oza) and «Ice age» paired with ballerina Anastasia Volochkova. In 2010 took part in the project of the First channel «Ice and fire» paired with singer Zara.
And in 2010-2011, Anton and his former partner Yelena Berezhnaya met again on the ice. This time the pair took part in the ice show «big city Lights» by Ilya Averbukh. They performed the legendary number «Chaplin and the flower girl».
Biography of Anton Sikharulidze is very versatile. In the spring of 2005 Sikharulidze tried his hand in the restaurant business, but a year later became a member of the party «United Russia» was elected Deputy of the State Duma. From 2008 to 2012 he was Chairman of the state Duma Committee on physical culture and sport.
Anton Sikharulidze: the private life
A few Sikharulidze-Berezhnaya always perceived as one whole, but the personal life of Anton Sikharulidze connected with other women. The skaters had a romantic period, but Anton always remained her best friend and partner in figure skating.
Anton often tied short Affairs with models, dancers, students. About these romance stories are constantly written in the tabloids. But all the lady skater was no older than 23 years. In his native Saint-Petersburg Anton broke novel with zarifou Mgoian known as the singer of Zara. But the thought of marriage came to him only in 2008, when the skater has met with a student of the faculty of journalism of Hope, Obolentseva. They’ve even set a wedding date and invited the guests, but the wedding did not take place.
Serious relationship came to Sikharulidze and young gymnasts, Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva. They had a big age difference, but Anton saw in the girl athlete, which is very suitable to be the mistress of his house. Over time, the age difference and lack of common interests of the divorced couple.
To the crown Anton went in August 2011, when he was 35 years old. His choice was the daughter of the Russian politician and billionaire Leonid Lebedev 24-year-old Yana Lebedeva. In one of the old Spanish castles held a luxurious wedding. In 2011, Anton Sikharulidze and Yana Lebedeva became a «Couple of the year» by Glamour. But it’s not saved their marriage. In 2013, the couple divorced.
2014 37-year-old Anton Sikharulidze first became a father. The baby was called George. He was born March 24, in the elite suburban hospital «Lapino». The boy’s mother – a 41-year-old Victoria Shamanthat manages the fashionable St. Petersburg boutique Babochka on Nevsky prospect. Their relationship the couple is not registered.
Anton Sikharulidze: photo