(biography, photo, video) Tatyana Totmyanina
Tatiana Totmianina biography
Tatiana Totmianina, the Russian figure skater, multiple champion of world and Europe Championships, which in 2006 in pair with Maxim Marinin were able to climb to the highest step of the podium of the Olympic games.
Tatiana was born in the Russian city of Perm, where she spent her childhood. The girl’s health was not strong, so the doctors advised his parents to put Tanya in any sports section. And as the mother of a future champion when I was a kid, dreamed of becoming a skater, the daughter recorded it in group of figure skating.
Already 4 years Totmianina put on the skates and quickly learned the basics and elementary tricks of the sport. For a long time engaged Tatiana single skating, and her choreographic education was directed by former ballerina of the Perm theatre of Opera and ballet.
14 Tatiana Totmianina first met Maxim Marinin. This fateful meeting took place at the Junior level in 1995. Soon, skaters were already dancing in pairs, and after a year finally moved into a stronger coach Natalia Pavlova in the Palace of sports «Jubilee» in St. Petersburg.
Under the guidance of this mentor guys consistently got in the top 10 athletes in the world, but later they wanted to change coach. The choice of Tatiana and Maxim fell on the legendary Tamara Moskvin, but what there was a scandal with Pavlova transition did not take place. Then Totmianina and Marinin go to the US to another famous mentor – Oleg Vasilievich. With him, the pair were able to open up and show their maximum potential.
First, they are subject to the European championship. Interestingly, prior to the completion of career professional skaters no one has conceded first place in this competition. Gradually, the collection of awards falling gold medals of the Russian championship, world championship, various stages of Grand Prix. And as icing on the cake in a series of victories in 2006 at the XX winter Olympics in Torino, Tatiana Totmianina becoming an Olympic champion.
After the Olympics, the athletes took a timeout, hoping to later return to the sport, but for different reasons more in competitions did not participate.
Even as a skater-lover Tatiana Totmianina has performed in various ice shows, went on tours, participated in performances on the ice. And in 2007, it was first invited in very popular TV show of the First channel of Russian television «Ice age».
In the first season, her partner was a singer Nikita Malinin, and later Tatiana danced with the presenter Leonid Zakoshansky, actors Oscar Kucheras and Arthur by Smolyaninova.
In the new season, which starts October 1, 2016, partner and wards Totmyanina was the star of the popular sports TV series «Junior» Michael Gavrilov.
By the way, very interestingly, to compete Tatiana will not only with my eternal partner in ice with Maxim Marinin, but with the honored trainer Oleg Vasilev, through which she became famous all over the world.
When Tatiana Totmianina moved to the United States and began to train with Oleg Vasiliev, between her and the coach began a love relationship. It was reported that the lovers, despite more than 20 years age difference, even going to get married, but in the end this marriage did not take place.
Then the athletes began a long and difficult affair with the Olympic champion in figure skating Alexei Yagudin. Young people a very long time to get used to each other, but after a car accident killed the mother of Tatiana, Alex was the most reliable support for girls in this terrible situation.
They began to live together in a de facto marriage. In 2009, Tatiana gave birth to a daughter who was named Elizabeth. And six years later the family got the second girl was a pretty name, Michelle. A little less than six months after the birth of her second child, Yagudin signed with Totmyanina, and now they are officially called husband and wife.