Aleksandr Georgievich Gorshkov
() (born 8 October 1946 in Moscow
) is an ice dancer
who competed internationally for the Soviet Union
. With partner Lyudmila Pakhomova
, he is the 1976 Olympic Champion
. Alexander Gorshkov is the new president of the Federation of Figure Skating Federation of Russia
(FFKKR). Alexander was unanimously elected in the election conference, held in Novogorsk on 4 June 2010.
Gorshkov trained at Dynamo
. His skating partner was his wife, Lyudmila Pakhomova
. They began skating competitively in 1967 and married in 1970. They were World champions
from 1970 to 1974 and won their sixth world title in 1976. At the 1976 Winter Olympics
, they won the first Olympic gold medal awarded for ice dancing
. Their daughter, Yulia Aleksandrovna Pakhomova-Gorshkova, was born in 1977. His wife died of Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1986. He is president of a Regional Public Charitable Foundation for the Arts and Sports named in Pakhomova's honor.
Gorshkov later served as the chairman
of the International Skating Union
's ice dance technical committee. Gorshkov was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame
in 1988, along with Pakhomova, who was inducted posthumously as she died of cancer in 1986.
He is married to Irina Ivanovna Gorshkova and has a stepson from her previous marriage, Stanislav Belyaev.
with Liudmila Pakhomova
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