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Vladimir Kovalyov

Full name: Vladimir Nikolayevich Kovalyov
Original name: Владимир Николаевич Ковалëв
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: February 2, 1953 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Vladimir Kovalyov established himself as the top Soviet male skater in 1972, when he surprised everyone to win his first Soviet title. In 1972 he won his first international medal, finishing third at the 1972 World Championships, and then started to train under Sergey Chetverukhin, soon winning his first international title at the 1975 European Championships, while placing second at the World Championships. In 1976 Kovalyov won his only Olympic medal, placing second in Innsbruck, also winning silvers that year at both the World and European Championships. In 1977 he won his first World title, repeating this feat in 1979, and in 1977 he also won his second and final Soviet title. His other podium finishes at international tournaments were silvers at the 1977, 1978 and 1979 European Championships and bronze at the 1980 European Championships. Kovalyov also competed at the 1980 Olympics, but withdrew from the event after placing fifth in the compulsory figures, officially due to illness, but there was talk that Soviet officials forced him to withdraw due to his poor performance in the compulsory figures. Kovalyov retired from competing after the 1980 Olympics and began to work as a figure skating coach, at first in Moscow, but since 1990 in Greece. His most famous pupils are Kira Ivanova, Mariya Butyrskaya and Nataliya Lebedeva.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Men's Singles Soviet Union URS 8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Men's Singles Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Men's Singles Soviet Union URS AC DNF

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TOOM TO TP O CFP FSP FSS AI TM CFAP SPAP AP F1S F2S F3S RE P TAP SPP
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 8 5×9+ 39.0 80.0 2,521.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #1 10 276.0 10.0 115.5 160.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #2 11 277.5 11.0 112.5 165.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #3 10 280.3 10.0 110.8 169.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #4 9 279.1 9.0 109.6 169.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #5 10 279.9 10.0 111.9 168.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #6 8 281.5 8.0 113.5 168.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #7 8 279.4 8.0 112.9 166.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #8 8 281.8 8.0 113.8 168.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #9 6 286.1 6.0 118.1 168.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures 7 6×7+ 36.5 61.5 1,018.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #1 5 115.5 5.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #2 7 112.5 7.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #3 8 110.8 8.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #4 9 109.6 9.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #5 8 111.9 8.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #6 7 113.5 7.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #7 6T 112.9 6.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #8 7 113.8 7.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #9 4 118.1 4.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating 11 5×11+ 52.0 100.5 1,503.0
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #1 13 160.5 13.0 10.7 5.4 5.3
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #2 12 165.0 12.0 11.0 5.6 5.4
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #3 10 169.5 10.0 11.3 5.7 5.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #4 10 169.5 10.0 11.3 5.7 5.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #5 10T 168.0 11.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #6 11T 168.0 11.5 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #7 11 166.5 11.0 11.1 5.6 5.5
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #8 10 168.0 10.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 19 Sapporo Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #9 12 168.0 12.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 2 5×3+ 11.0 28.0 187.64
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #1 4 20.84 4.0 11.2 5.16 4.48
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #2 2 20.90 2.0 11.5 4.92 4.48
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #3 4 20.74 4.0 11.5 4.88 4.36
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #4 2 21.12 2.0 11.6 5.00 4.52
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #5 4 20.66 4.0 11.5 4.80 4.36
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #6 5 20.38 5.0 11.3 4.56 4.52
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #7 3 20.98 3.0 11.5 4.92 4.56
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #8 1 21.42 1.0 11.7 5.08 4.64
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings Judge #9 3 20.60 3.0 11.4 4.84 4.36
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures 3 6×3+ 12.0 27.0 44.16
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #1 3 12.9 3.0 5.16 4.6 4.2 4.1
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #2 1 12.3 1.0 4.92 4.2 4.0 4.1
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #3 4 12.2 4.0 4.88 4.0 4.4 3.8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #4 1 12.5 1.0 5.00 4.2 4.1 4.2
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #5 5 12.0 5.0 4.80 4.1 4.0 3.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #6 5T 11.4 6.0 4.56 4.1 3.8 3.5
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #7 3 12.3 3.0 4.92 4.2 4.1 4.0
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #8 1 12.7 1.0 5.08 4.4 4.2 4.1
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #9 3 12.1 3.0 4.84 4.1 4.0 4.0
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program 6 6×7+ 34.5 64.0 40.28
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #1 4T 11.2 5.5 4.48 5.5 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #2 6T 11.2 6.5 4.48 5.6 5.6
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #3 10 10.9 10.0 4.36 5.4 5.5
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #4 5T 11.3 6.0 4.52 5.6 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #5 9T 10.9 9.5 4.36 5.4 5.5
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #6 5T 11.3 6.0 4.52 5.6 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #7 7 11.4 7.0 4.56 5.6 5.8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #8 3T 11.6 3.5 4.64 5.7 5.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Short Program Judge #9 10 10.9 10.0 4.36 5.4 5.5
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #1 3T 24.1 3.5 12.9 9.64 11.2
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #2 1T 23.5 1.5 12.3 9.40 11.2
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #3 6 23.1 6.0 12.2 9.24 10.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #4 3 23.8 3.0 12.5 9.52 11.3
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #5 6 22.9 6.0 12.0 9.16 10.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #6 6 22.7 6.0 11.4 9.08 11.3
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #7 3 23.7 3.0 12.3 9.48 11.4
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #8 1 24.3 1.0 12.7 9.72 11.6
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #9 4T 23.0 4.5 12.1 9.20 10.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating 4 5×4+ 14.5 35.0 103.20
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #1 5 11.2 5.0 5.6 5.6
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #2 4 11.5 4.0 5.8 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #3 3T 11.5 3.5 5.8 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #4 2T 11.6 2.5 5.8 5.8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #5 3 11.5 3.0 5.8 5.7
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #6 5T 11.3 5.5 5.7 5.6
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #7 4T 11.5 5.0 5.7 5.8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #8 1T 11.7 1.5 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Figure Skating Soviet Union Free Skating Judge #9 4T 11.4 5.0 5.8 5.6
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures 5 5×5+ 25.0 51.0 40.08
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #1 6 10.9 6.0 4.36 3.6 3.4 3.9
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #2 5 11.2 5.0 4.48 3.9 3.8 3.5
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #3 5 11.5 5.0 4.60 4.0 3.9 3.6
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #4 5 11.5 5.0 4.60 4.0 3.8 3.7
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #5 7 10.8 7.0 4.32 3.7 3.7 3.4
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #6 7 11.0 7.0 4.40 3.5 4.1 3.4
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #7 6 11.2 6.0 4.48 3.9 3.9 3.4
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #8 5 11.0 5.0 4.40 3.8 3.7 3.5
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Figure Skating Soviet Union Compulsory Figures Judge #9 5 11.1 5.0 4.44 3.8 3.7 3.6