Gennadiy Karponosov

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Date of Birth: 11/21/1950

Age: 65

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: Russia


Gennady Karponossov first ride in a pair with Elena Zharkova. This couple was among the first students young coach Tatiana Tarasova. However, the greatest success achieved by Gennady second partner, Natalia Linichuk.

Sports career

Linichuk and Karponosov trained Elena Tchaikovsky and played for the club "Dynamo-Moscow". His first medal at senior level they received in 1974. At the Olympics of 1976, when the ice dancing was introduced into the program of the Olympic Winter Games, they became the fourth. Further, their success continued and they became world champions in 1978 and 1979.

They won the Olympics in 1980, but in the same year gave way to the world championship of the Hungarian couple Krisztina Regoechi / Andras Sallai. In 1981 Linichuk and Karponosov finished career. Gennady Karponossov finished MGIMO.

Career Coach

Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov became successful coaches in ice dancing. They work on the rink at the University of Delaware, USA. The coaching duo of Gennady is responsible for the compulsory dances, and Natalia - for the original dance and the free program.

Their pupils at different times were the Russian pair:

Oksana Grischuk / Evgeny Platov

Angelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov and Angelika Krylova / Vladimir Fedorov

Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh and Marina Anisina / Ilia Averbukh

Tatiana Navka / Nikolai Morozov, Anna Semenovich / Roman Kostomarov and Tatiana long Navka / Roman Kostomarov

Israelis Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski,

Bulgarians Albena Denkova / Maxim Stavisky and many others.

In 2001 Karponossov was introduced in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

In April 2008 years in their group crossed silver medalists of the Olympics in Turin, Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto.

In June 2008, about his decision to train with Linichuk and Karponosov said the leader of the Russian national team of Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin.

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