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Andrei Suraikin

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Name  Andrei Suraikin
Role  Olympic athlete

Former partner  Lyudmila Smirnova
Country represented  Soviet Union
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Died  October 1996, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Andrei Alexandrovich Suraikin (Russian: Андрей Александрович Сурайкин; born October 20, 1948 in Leningrad; † about 1992) was a Russian pair skater. With partner Liudmila Smirnova, he was the 1972 Olympic silver medalist.

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Career

Suraikin began figure skating in 1957 and became a member of the USSR National Team in 1968. He trained at Spartak in Leningrad.

Suraikin competed with Liudmila Smirnova, coached by Maya Belenkaya. Smirnova and Suraikin won the silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics. In 1972 Suraikin was awarded the Medal For Labour Heroism.

In 1972 Suraikin paired with Natalia Ovchinnikova for a few seasons before retiring to coach. He was one of the first coaches for Larisa Selezneva and Oleg Makarov.

Results

(with Smirnova)

Results

(with Ovchinnikova)

  • 1974 Spartakiada results used for 1974 Soviet Nationals
  • References

    Andrei Suraikin Wikipedia


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