(biography, photos, videos) Ekaterina Gordeeva
Ekaterina Gordeeva: biography
Ekaterina Gordeeva is a retired Russian star pairs figure skating.
Ekaterina was born in Moscow on 28 may 1971. Father, Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev, at the time, was listed in the main part of the company of Igor Moiseyev. Mother, Elena L., worked in the famous Telegraph Agency (the future «ITAR-TASS»).
4 years after his birth, Kate was the older sister appeared in the family another girl. It is worth noting that the children in this family never needed. Parents were considered at the time a very wealthy and invested heavily in their daughters.
A childhood sport
Early years the future skater spent on the ice, at the age of three years her parents sent her to a children’s sports school of CSKA in the group of Vladimir Zakharov. Since then, the life of Catherine obeyed a strict schedule: skating, stretching and choreographic sketches were followed by school lessons and homework.
It is not surprising that with your partner Gordeeva had to meet at the rink. Young Sergei Grinkov were training there – in the sports school of CSKA. The first meeting took place in 1981, and in 1982, Gordeeva and Grinkov became an official sport pair, which acted under the leadership of Vladimir Zakharov. It is believed that he determined the success of the figure skaters in time by combining them into one.
Despite her young age and relatively little experience of pair skating, Ekaterina and Sergei quickly learned to communicate with each other. At the Junior world championship in 1983 they ranked sixth, and in 1984 returned with «gold». Supervised them during that period coach Hope Shevalovsky – silver medalist of the USSR championship in 1974 and 1976. For the content and form of the dance skaters said the choreographer, Marina Zueva.
The flourishing career
In the fall of 1985 the couple moved to Stanislav Zhuk. Sports biography of Ekaterina Gordeeva expanded to include several successful performances. Their results were:
- second place in the championship of the USSR;
- silver medal at the European championship;
- gold medal at the world Championships in Geneva.
Fifteen-year-old Kate was the youngest champion of the world. And Gordeeva and Grinkov, a large number of fans. Photo with their image adorned the covers of all the major publications of the Union.
Just at this time there is a scandal associated with the complaint to the Beetle. Skater Anna Kondrashova accused the famous coach of «immoral behavior,» harassment in your and train him Elena Vodorezova. Her accusatory letter to the CPSU Central Committee was signed by the choreographer, Marina Zueva, and a few wards of Stanislav Alekseevich, among whom were Sergey with Catherine.
Say a couple has been significant pressure from the «authorities», but, nevertheless, «the deed was done». And the pair again had to change the head. This time it was Stanislav Leonovich.
Season 1987, figure skaters had to miss one of the weekday workouts Katia fell from a height of three meters, badly knocking his head on the ice. Doctors diagnosed serious concussion of the brain and banned from playing sports until complete recovery. However, this has not stopped the professional growth of athletes. In 1988 they demonstrated aerobatics at the Olympics in calgary.
A perfect free program and full of difficult elements short performance became exemplary partners. Still these numbers demonstrate novice skaters as one of the highest achievements of Soviet sport.
The following season was marked by victories at the world Championships 1989 and 1990. However, the programs in both cases were performed with disadvantages — the advantage over his rivals was small. Ekaterina and Sergei decided to leave the sport and took part in a tour of the ice theater of Tatyana Tarasova.
That Katia and Sergei have not only skates, has long been known. But before the decision to enter into a formal marriage the couple came only in 1991. 20 APR young married, and married 28. 11 September of the following year had a daughter Dasha. Friends and relatives of the family claim that it was the perfect relationship, pure and strong love.
Unfortunately, marital bliss was short-lived. Being in November, 1995 in lake placid, Sergei felt unwell. The stadium was caused by a doctors determined acute heart failure. A young skater quickly moved to the hospital, but help was not in time. Grinkov died suddenly. Later, Catherine learned that the cause of death of men – massive heart attack.
After the death of a spouse Gordeeva wrote a book of memoir «My Sergei», and later – in 1998 he starred in a documentary about Hryn’kiv. The loss of her husband she survived very serious. Saying that still she wears on a gold chain donated them a ring – its main mascot.
In 1998-1999, Ekaterina Gordeeva actively participated in the popular ice show. Its partners at different times were Anton Sikharulidze, John Zimmerman, Artur Dmitriev. In 2000, the show Stars on Ice skater out on the ice with Ilia Kulik, and in 2001 it became known that the couple got married. In the summer of 2002 at a private clinic Los Angeles they have a daughter Lisa.
An affair with Bereavem
Rumors about the novel, the famous figure skater Gordeeva with actor Egor Beroev she appeared on the eve of the final episode of her TV show «Ice age». Journalists in eager rivalry quoted witnesses who claimed that the pair meets regularly in one of the largest hotels in the capital. And the paparazzi even provided a few pictures of Katya and Egor in the cozy atmosphere of a romantic dinner.
However, they both denied the affair. Catherine was already married with Kulik and wife Beroev – Ksenia Alferova, and all starred with them in the same show (her partner was Povilas Vanagas). The finale of the passion surrounding the scandalous pair had fierce – some publications had to inform its readers about the fact that she has separated from her husband because of his infidelity. But the divorce never took place.
Legendary skater today is a loving wife and caring mother. And Kseniya and Egor together, a daughter Evdokia.