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Country represented  Russia
Height  1.65 m
Partner  Alexei Yagudin
Name  Tatiana Totmianina
Retired  2006
Role  Figure skater

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Full name  Tatiana Ivanovna Totmianina
Born  2 November 1981 (age 34) (1981-11-02) Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence  Saint Petersburg, Russia
Former coach  Oleg VasilievNatalia Pavlova
Former choreographer  Alexander MatveevLori NicholSvetlana KorolGiuseppe Arena
Children  Michele Yagudina, Elizaveta Yagudina
Olympic medals  Figure skating at the 2006 Winter OlympicsPairs
Similar People  Maxim Marinin, Alexei Yagudin, Tatiana Navka, Zhang Dan, Zhang Hao

Skating club  Yubileyny Sport Club

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Tatiana Ivanovna Totmianina (Russian: Татьяна Ивановна Тотьмянина, born 2 November 1981) is a Russian former competitive pair skater. With partner Maxim Marinin, she is the 2006 Olympic champion, two-time World champion, and five-time European champion. The pair began skating together in 1996 and retired from competition in 2006.

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Totmianina and Marinin


Early career

Tatiana Totmianina, sickly as a child, was introduced to skating by her mother, a recreational skater, at the age of four. She skated at the Perm sports palace.

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At the age of 14, Totmianina was invited to train in Saint Petersburg. In 1995 at the Russian Nationals, she met Maxim Marinin who had switched to pair skating in 1993 but was without a partner at the time. They began skating together in 1996. Early in their career together, they were coached by Natalia Pavlova in Saint Petersburg, with choreography by Svetlana Korol.

Senior career

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Totmianina/Marinin made consistent progress on the world scene through the late 90's. In 1998, the pair asked Tamara Moskvina to coach them but she was unable to take on more students and suggested 1984 Olympic Pairs champion Oleg Vasiliev. He declined due to lack of ice and connections but he accepted in 2001 when Moskvina again directed them to him. Totmianina/Marinin left Pavlova just prior to the 2001 European Championships and moved to Chicago in the United States to train under Vasiliev. They trained at the Oakton Ice Arena in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Totmianina/Marinin won their first major title at the 2002 European Championships, and went on to finish 4th at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Twice in a row, they finished second at the World Championships to their Chinese rivals Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo, before finally winning gold in 2004. The day after winning their first World title, Totmianina suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice. They were unable to perform in the exhibition.

Accident

On 23 October 2004, during the free skate at the 2004 Skate America in Pittsburgh, Marinin lost his balance while attempting an Axel lasso lift and Totmianina slammed to the ice head first. She sustained a concussion and spent the night in a local hospital. On 25 October, Totmianina said that, although she felt pain, she had no memory of the accident and was not afraid to return to the ice. She recovered from her injuries rapidly and was able to return to the ice within days. Although Totmianina did not blame him, the accident weighed heavily on Marinin and when the pair returned to training, he was unable to lift her due to panic. He began seeing a sport psychologist who helped him overcome it.

Continued career

Totmianina/Marinin returned to competition two months later in January 2005, winning gold at the Russian Nationals and then the European Championships. In March, they competed at the World Championships, held in Moscow, Russia. They won their second consecutive World title easily, with a total score 10 points higher than the second-place finishers.

Totmianina/Marinin dominated world competition from that point onward. In December 2005, Totmianina was hospitalized with a gall bladder problem. They won their fifth consecutive European Championship the following month in January 2006. With Shen/Zhao recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, Totmianina/Marinin were the clear favorites for Olympic gold in Turin, Italy. They won the Short program on 11 February and then the long program on 13 February, capturing the 2006 Olympic pair skating title.

Totmianina/Marinin did not compete at the World Championships in March 2006. They later announced their retirement from competition. The pair toured with the Champions on Ice show, with other notable skaters including Michelle Kwan, Evgeni Plushenko, and Viktor Petrenko, among others.

Totmianina has appeared in several seasons of the Russian show "Ice Age", as a skater or judge. She also continues to skate with Marinin in Russian ice shows, alongside other famous skaters including her fiance, Yagudin.

Personal life

Totmianina was born on 2 November 1981 in Perm. Her father was emotionally distant and abandoned the family when she was seven; he resided nearby but offered no assistance while his daughter and her mother lived with his mother, who had schizophrenia and often became violent. Totmianina said that she and her mother became nearly inseparable, "like Siamese twins". Once Totmianina was more comfortable financially, she bought her mother a car and her own apartment in Saint Petersburg. Shortly after Totmianina's engagement to Alexei Yagudin, her mother was seriously injured in a January 2009 car accident and eventually died in hospital. Yagudin supported Totmianina as she overcame depression.

On 20 November 2009, Totmianina gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Elizaveta ("Liza"). On May 20, 2015, it was announced that Totmianina was pregnant with the couple's second child. On October 2, 2015, the couple's second daughter, Michèle, was born. The couple also have a Yorkshire Terrier named Varia.

Programs

(with Marinin)

Results

(with Marinin)

References

Tatiana Totmianina Wikipedia


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