Biography of Irina SlutskayaIrina Eduardovna Slutskaya - a famous single skater, winner of many sporting achievements, including two Olympic medals and 7 titles of world champion. Seven times she occupied the highest rung of the podium at the European championships of the strongest, four times in the Grand Prix finals.
Figure skater Irina Slutskaya
ChildhoodOne of the most titled in the history of domestic sports "singles" was born February 9, 1979 in Moscow. Her father worked as a teacher in a car technical school, her mother was an engineer at a car factory.
Children's photo of Irina Slutskaya (with parents)
In the photo: Irina Slutskaya and her trainer Zhanna Gromova.
Sports careerAt the beginning of their career, coaches doubted the prospects of the girl, considering her non-plastic and non-artistic. Having matured and honed the technique of performance, she gained charming femininity and since then has demonstrated not only lightness in the ice arenas.performing incredibly complex rotations, individual jumps and cascades, but also the highest artistic component.
Young Irina Slutskaya
It is worth noting that in her busy life, there was a period when she managed to do ballet and attend music school. Since childhood, it combined everything necessary for victories - perseverance and patience, responsibility and self-reliance, hard work, discipline and strong nerves.
In 1993, the young athlete became the winner in the Nebelhorn Trophy tournament, in 1994 she was the third in the Junior World Championship, and in 1995 she was the first. In the same season, she earned a "bronze" in the championship of the Russian Federation, 5th place in the competition of the strongest skaters of European countries and the 7th at the World Cup. In 1996 she occupied the second, first and third steps of these tournaments respectively.
1993: young Irina Slutskaya in the Nebelhorn Trophy tournament
In 2000, she retained second place at the World Cup and was the winner in a difficult fight at the European and Russian championships, as well as in the Grand Prix finals. In the same period, she received a higher specialized education, graduating from the Moscow Academy of Physical Education.
The figure skater, as close as possible to her sport to art, in 2002 won the “gold” at the World Cup and the “silver” award at the Olympics in the United States.
2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Irina Slutskaya
The last Olympic performance of Irina Slutskaya (2006)
After the Olympics in Turin, Irina Slutskaya left the big sport
Activities outside the sportThe athlete was able to successfully adapt to new life conditions. She did not want to engage in coaching, but she realized herself on TV as an observer, presenter and actress.
Irina Slutskaya in the show "Ice Age" (2013)
Fans of the sports star could see her in the TV series “Hot Ice”, in the romantic comedy “Three and the Snowflake”, in the performance “Successful Deal”, permeated with subtle humor.
Irina Slutskaya and Gediminas Taranda
The personal life of Irina SlutskayaFamous athlete married to Sergei Mikheev. He is a former boxer who, after the end of his career, devoted himself to coaching with children.
Irina Slutskaya's husband is a former boxer
In 2016, their marriage was allegedly on the verge of breaking. In the mass media, the skater attributed intrigues with the managing director of one of the large companies, Andrei Novoselov, with the actor Konstantin Khabensky, with the general director of the Voluntary Sports Association, Alexey Tikhomirov, with whom she appeared at social events. Fortunately, the spouses are still together and continue to bring up their two children - Artem, who was born a year after Irina left the big sport, and I am cooking for the youngest child for 3 years.
Children of Irina Slutskaya: Artyom (born in 2007) and Varvara (born in 2010)
Irina loves to read, especially appreciates the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and the Russian classics - Bulgakov, Tolstoy, Kuprin.
Irina Slutskaya todayIn September 2016, the legendary figure skater was elected as a deputy of the Moscow Regional Duma from the United Russia party.
Now Irina Slutskaya is actively building a political career.
In February, she visited Vologda to participate in the Healthy Cities Forum and the Interregional Conference on Disease Prevention, where she stressed that in her opinion, sport is the best way to prevent and promote a healthy lifestyle.