| 18 December 1973 (age 41) (1973-12-18) Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
Irina Lobacheva (m. 1995–2007)
Irina Lobacheva, Marina Anissina
Izyaslav Naumovich Averbukh, Yuliya Burdo
Irina Lobacheva, Roman Kostomarov, Tatiana Navka, Alexei Yagudin, Maxim Marinin
Ilia Averbukh Wikipedia
Ilia Izyaslavovich Averbukh (Russian: Илья Изяславович Авербух, correctly spelled "Ilya"; born 18 December 1973) is a Russian ice dancer. With former wife Irina Lobacheva, he is the 2002 Olympic silver medalist, the 2002 World champion and the 2003 European champion.
With Marina Anissina, he is the 1990 and 1992 World Junior champion.
Averbukh is Jewish, and was born in Moscow.
Averbukh started skating at the age of 5. He initially competed with Marina Anissina. They won two World Junior Championships (1990 and 1992). Averbukh teamed up with Irina Lobacheva in 1992. After the Goodwill Games in the summer of 1994 their coaches moved with many of their students to the United States to train at the University of Delaware. Lobacheva and Averbukh joined them the next year.
In September 2001, Lobacheva injured her knee in training, causing them to miss the Grand Prix season. They won the silver medal at the 2002 Olympics behind Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat.
Lobacheva / Averbukh won gold at the 2002 World Championships and at the 2003 European Championships. They retired from competition at the end of the 2002–2003 season.
Following his retirement from competitive skating, Averbukh became a producer of skating shows and tours. Among his projects are Ice Symphony/Ice Age; City Lights; Bolero (a television show pairing skaters with prima ballerinas); and Small Stories of a Big City, an ice show during the 2012 Olympics in London. In January 2013, Averbukh was named an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Averbukh was elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame's induction class of 2015.
Averbukh will play a role in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Bandy World Championship.
Lobacheva and Averbukh married in 1995. Their son, Martin, was born in 2004. They divorced in 2007.