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Yelena Bechke

Full name: Yelena Yuryevna Bechke (-Petrova, -Ellis)
Original name: Елена Юрьевна Бечке (-Петрова, -Эллис)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: January 7, 1966 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Sportsclub St. Petersburg
Country: EUN Unified Team
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Denis Petrov.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Yelena Bechke began skating pairs with Valery Korniyenko in 1984 and they won bronze at the 1986 European Championships. In 1987 she started to skate with Denis Petrov and they rose to prominence after winning a bronze at the 1989 World Championships, which would remain their only medal at those championships. They also won silvers at the 1991 and 1992 European Championships and another silver at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Their only Soviet title came in 1991, winning a bronze in 1990. After the 1992 Winter Olympics, the pair turned professional and married. Although Bechke and Petrov divorced in 1995, they continued to skate pairs until their retirement in 2000. As professionals, they won four silvers in a row from 1992-95 at the World Professional Championships, before winning the event in 1996, winning another silver in 1998. They also toured with the Stars on Ice show for seven years (1994-2000), and coached together in Virginia. Bechke later worked as a figure skating coach in North Carolina.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Unified Team-2 EUN 2 Silver

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #1 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #2 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #3 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #4 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #5 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #6 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #7 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #8 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Short Program Judge #9 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #1 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #2 3
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #3 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #4 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #5 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #6 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #7 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #8 2
1992 Winter 26 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-2 EUN Denis Petrov Free Skating Judge #9 2