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Michail Stifunin

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Height  1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Name  Michail Stifunin
Began skating  1981

Full name  Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin
Born  4 August 1978 (age 37) (1978-08-04) Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Former coach  Lydie Bontemps, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Natalia Linichuk, Alla Belyaeva, Andrei Filippov
Former partner  Magali Sauri, Nina Ulanova

Former skating club  SC Villenave d'Ornon
Former training locations  Lyon, Moscow
Former choreographer  Giuseppe Arena
Country represented  France, Russia

Michail Stifunin (Russian: Михаил Юрьевич Стифунин: Mikhail Yuryevich Stifunin; born 4 August 1978) is a former ice dancer who competed internationally for Russia and France. Competing for Russia with Nina Ulanova, he is the 1997 World Junior champion and the 1998 Nebelhorn Trophy champion. He later competed with Magali Sauri for France.



Early in his career, Stifunin competed with Nina Ulanova, coached by Andrei Filippov. The duo placed fifth at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Brisbane, Australia. In the 1996–97 season, they won gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea. After the event, Filippov moved to Australia and Ulanova/Stifunin joined Alla Belyaeva. They skated together until 1999, placing as high as fifth at the senior Russian Championships.

In 1999, Stifunin moved to France and teamed up with Magali Sauri. Representing France, they skated together for three seasons and won the silver medal at the 2000 Nebelhorn Trophy. Sauri/Stifunin were coached by Lydie Bontemps in Lyon.

Around 2012, he began working with the Russian national team.


(with Sauri)


GP: Grand Prix


Michail Stifunin Wikipedia

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