Alexei Tikhonov( Figure skater)
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Biography Alexei Tikhonov
Alexei Tikhonov was born on Nov. 1, 1971 in Samara. For the first time stood on the ice at the age of 4 years, since well proven in figure skating, as well as in pair skating.
First coach Alexei was Vera Birbraer. Then in childhood Tikhonov did not differ from their peers in figure skill, was chubby, but nonetheless - very flexible. In 16 years of Alexei instruction Faith Filip went to Sverdlovsk, where he studied with Ardo Rennick during the year. A year later Tikhonov began training at the school at the coach Stanislav Zhuk Vladimir Zakharov. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Alexei performed in Japan together with Yukiko Kawasaki, and won two championships in Japan. In 1994 he received an invitation from Tatiana Tarasova to ride in her ice theater 'All Star' paired with Inna Valyanskii, where he later worked for three years.
Education Alexei Tikhonov received in the St. Petersburg State Academy of Physical Culture named Lesgafta. The first big victory Alexei held in 1989, while at the junior world championship, he, speaking with Irina Sayfutdinova, won the bronze.
With partner Alexei no luck until 1998. It was then that he began to speak in a pair of Maria Petrova. The following year he became the champion of Europe, repeated the achievement in 2000. From 1999 to 2005 every year (except 2002) became a silver medal in the championship of Russia in 2002 - won the bronze. In 1995, Alex became part of Russia's national team.
One of the greatest achievements in the biography of Alexei Tikhonov became the World Cup victory in 2000. In 2005, won a silver medal at the world championships, in 2003 - bronze. In the final Grand Prix became a double bronze medalist (1999, 2003), once a silver (2004). In 2007, the couple Petrova-Tikhonov, announced his retirement
. Results from 2000 to 2007, the pair Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov won:
. - Gold, silver and 2 bronze world championships
. - 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze European championships
. - Gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze medal Russia
. - Silver and 3 bronze in the overall Grand Prix
. - 8 Grand Prix
. Sow complete career Alex has participated in television projects 'Stars on Ice' (with Anna Bolshova) and 'Ice Age' (with Alice Grebenshchikova).
. In the early 90's Alexei Tikhonov seriously courted skater Anjelica Krylova
. A beautiful brunette with a swan neck and majestic bearing, enjoyed success with male.
Lesch was a gallant, able to fulfill every wish of its girls, Angelica and he, in general, liked. But marry she did not go Tikhonov.
Alex was considered a promising athlete, but he always had bad luck: a partner husband forbid ride, then injured. Eventually he was left alone - and agreed to go to Japan. However, soon realized that with Yukiko Kawasaki him to break into the elite can not. Then Tikhonov decided to engage with all amateur sports - went to Tatiana Tarasova show 'All Star'.
But, even taking part in this prestigious show, Alex missed the amateur competitions. And after Ludmila Velikova invited him to stand in a pair with Maria Petrova, he immediately came to St. Petersburg. The guys trained together for about a month, and then Alex ... suddenly disappeared.
- When Lesch stopped coming to practice and to answer calls, I am terribly scared: Does not matter what, - says Maria Petrova. - And only after some time realized that he simply does not want to train further.
- I actually ran, - agrees Alex. - Frightened that I could not earn a living that we have with Masha does not work. Then I realized that he had acted badly, wanted to call and apologize Lyudmila Georgiyevna. But did not dare to do it.
Number coaching phone Tikhonov scored only two years. Summer of 1998 the pair Maria Petrova - Alexei Tikhonov was formed again, and since athletes no longer represent themselves apart.
- We Masha understand each other at a glance, - says Alexey. - And still amazes me her kindness. World figure skating fast does the girls put it mildly, capricious. But with Masha, I'm sure this will never happen.
Alexei Tikhonov and Maria Petrova for several years are going to formalize their relationship, but still live in cohabiting. Due to permanent employment in various projects, the lovers do not have enough time to organize a full-fledged celebration.
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