Former coachGalina Vasilkevich CoachStanislav Zhuk ChildrenIvan RoleOlympic athlete Country representedSoviet Union
NameElena Vodorezova Retired1984 Skating clubCSKA Moscow ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Full nameElena Germanovna Vodorezova Alternative namesElena Germanovna Buianova / Buyanova Born21 May 1963 (age 52) (1963-05-21) Moscow, Soviet Union
Elena vodorezova 1976 olympics free skate
Elena Germanovna Vodorezova (Russian: Елена Германовна Водорезова; married name: Buianova Russian: Буянова; born 21 May 1963), is a Russian figure skating coach and retired competitive skater who represented the Soviet Union. She is the 1983 World bronze medalist and three-time European medalist.
Elena Vodorezova was coached by Stanislav Zhuk at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. A gifted free-skater, she represented her country at the 1976 Winter Olympics aged just 12. She was the first skater to complete a double flip, triple toe loop combination. She was noted for a spectacularly high double axel and fast spins. She won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships; it was the first time a Soviet ladies' single skater had won a medal at the event. She missed the 1979–1981 seasons completely due to severe juvenile arthritis, which prevented her from even walking for months in 1979.
She won a second bronze medal at the 1982 Europeans and silver at the 1983 event. She also won bronze at the 1983 World Championships – the first World medal for a Soviet female single skater. Vodorezova placed 8th at the 1984 Winter Olympics. She retired from competition in 1984. She married a former skater and in 1987 gave birth to a son, Ivan.
She began coaching at the CSKK Club in Moscow. Irina Tagaeva often choreographs for her students. Her former pupils include: