Alexei Yagudin

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Russian figure skater Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin (Russian: Алексей Константинович Ягудин​) was born on Mar 18, 1980, in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg), Soviet Union (now Russia). He is the 2002 Olympic Champion, a four-time World Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), a three-time European Champion (1998, 1999, 2002), a two-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1998-1999, 2001-2002), a World Junior Champion (1996), a two-time World Professional Champion (1998, 2002). He retired from competitive figure skating in 2002.

You can read more about Alexei's name here:
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=1711208&viewfull=1#post1711208

instagrams and other official accounts
https://www.instagram.com/alexei.yagudin/ Alexei
https://www.instagram.com/tatianatotmyanina/ his wife
https://www.instagram.com/averbukhofficial/ the team
http://yagudinalexei.ru/
https://vk.com/alexyagudin
https://twitter.com/yagudinofficial

Averbukh's team (Fan Fests)
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?67595-Averbukh-s-team
Averbukh's plans (The Edge)
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?69241-Averbukh-s-plans


Yagudin started skating, when he was 4 years and a half. His first coach was Alexander Victorovich Majorov (the father of another Alexander Majorov). Yagudin says in his book, that he jumped all the triples bar axel, when he was 12 years old. When Alexei was 12, Majorov decided to move to Sweden, he brought Yagudin to Alexei Nikolayevich Mishin. Yagudin managed to have 3A, when he was 13 years old.


Yagudin in Mishin's group
(quality of some videos is perfect)
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2136471&viewfull=1#post2136471

In 1998 Yagudin left Mishin and started to work with Tatiana Anatolievna Tarasova.


Yagudin and Tatiana Tarasova

Season 1998/1999:

1998 SP Circus (Schnittke: Sketches)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyhVqDxkUn4
1999 Worlds SP - Circus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2iohY1j1nQ

1998 LP Lawrence of Arabia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k7vZZhfp1E
1999 Worlds LP - Lawrence of Arabia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C0eubsrnGo
2001 Grand Prix Final - Lawrence of Arabia (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u1yAn4THkw


Season 1999/2000:

2000 Worlds SP One-Man Band (The Nutcracker)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyoSJKjZums

1999 Trophee Lalique LP Broken Arrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qtl44YyBEc

after the Euros Yagudin changed his LP
2000 LP Tosca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPGrBpD8ZMI
2000 Worlds LP - Tosca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6HwO0uR378

"One day in Tarasova's school" (documentary)
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=1872276&viewfull=1#post1872276


Season 2000/2001:

2001 Worlds SP Revolutionary Etude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og59QN4L_ko
2001 GPF SP Revolutionary Etude (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6JqO_qSyiw

2000 Skate Canada LP Gladiator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxcDYqSRljI
2001 GPF LP Gladiator (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYZYEaRKltM
2001 Stars On Ice - with knives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m3MxWelmmE
2001 GPF - ex - with knives (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AH63HgE2ws


Season 2001/2002:

2002 Olympics SP Winter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UlVeNEBFKE
2002 Olympics SP Winter (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_dtezybzM
2002 Worlds SP Winter (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtnQNN4otAU
about the idea with snow (video in English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq9E6eqjmvE

2002 Olympics LP The Man in the Iron Mask (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ4rkClqLP8
2002 Worlds FS - The Man in the Iron Mask (high quality)
with a running ovation! they don't stand - they run to the ice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBWZP5SIORc


Season 2002/2003:


2002 Sears Open SP Racing (Played-a-live by Safri Duo)
dedicated to "Formula 1" racing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqcsgm2VLB8
2002/3 Stars On Ice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtoF-NcGBkM
2004 Racing - St.Petersburg (Russia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUzBXJCxRn4&t=35s




exibitions (1998-2002)

1999 The Rose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yQj51zGH2Q

1999 For You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW1EjSexSJU

1999 Soon (Tribute To Barry Manilow)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEemWybO66U

1999 Come Fly With Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNRBTihms0M

2000 We are the Сhampions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZtuXoYNJes

2000 September Morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T20Iy4ObTE

2000 Stand by me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1Vks4ZQyc

2000 Nessun dorma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oDYHOxPSHQ

2000 HFOI Santa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BIlpShlLhY

2001 HFOI Overcome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OMtifSoi78
2002 Olympic Overcome (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5pS_ROW-hU
2002 Worlds Overcome, Winter (high quality)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU5pEY8RFGc
2016 Overcome - Sochi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO77R_LuAWY&feature=youtu.be

2001 My Baby You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3970yAUBwKU

2002 A Typewriter Solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmi1BQkOqxo


2001 Tango (with Brian Orser and Kurt Browning)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5G5m4oeoGU

2002 Close to You (Yamaguchi & Yagudin) - CSOI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bffyT6ammZQ


At Skate America 2002 Yagudin withdrawed before the long program, because he couldn't make his leg work. People got up, when he was leaving. You can see the videos here
his withdrawal, farewell speech, farewell skating
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2136483&viewfull=1#post2136483


Since 2003 Yagudin has been skating in many shows. In 2006 he started to work with Ilya Averbukh and returned to Russia. In 2007 Yagudin's right hip joint was replaced with a titanium one.
Yagudin skated in a pair in the "Ice Age" shows and danced in a pair. He is a wonderful dancer.
He works on TV and participates in many other projects.


2003-2018

2017 Muse (Redemption)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wwKd7FCMU&t=51s

2014 Oblivion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nua_BkvmHM0

2013 Yello (Squeeze please)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGHPTmY7ds8

2012 Burn My Shadow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Neb1MKnJo

2012 Libertango
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PD16bZME9k

2010 Sway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4-unmFM8GQ

2007 Blues for Klook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coyecjd1-kA

2006 Legend (Flamenko)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2vUZCW6hHA

2005 Passion (The Feeling Begins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34YV4udyR-M

2005 Shout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPomLH0H7NQ

2004 Moon over Bourbon Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQwWs9rYqNM

2003 Feelings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFveY-jd1vE

MORE (2003-2018)
single skating or interesting group numbers

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2136496&viewfull=1#post2136496

the ice theatricals
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2159822&viewfull=1#post2159822

skating in a pair
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2135945&viewfull=1#post2135945

dancing in a pair
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2136291&viewfull=1#post2136291
 
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Thank you so much for this thread! :)

For me, this is probably the most favorite performance by Alexei. Though he did not win World title, I love this one, more than his OGM-winning The Man in the Iron Mask. He shows so much emotion. He lost SP (3rd place), so was ON FIRE. :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4

Was that 3A-half loop-3S? or -3F? What a 'gorgeous' combination! :love: Who else can do that among the current crops of skaters? Hanyu. And Aaron, maybe.
I also love Alexei's speed while doing Circular Step and Straightline Step Sqs, which I miss under CoP rules these days.

Off topic: I often love watching performances in the Free of those who made mistakes in SP or who got lowbelled in SP unfortunately. Because they are ON FIRE. :biggrin: e.g. Gracie at 2013 US Nats and Dai at Japanese Nats come to my mind.
 
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This is going to become one of my favorite threads! Thanks for starting it.
 
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Indeed!

What was the best version of Gladiator, do you think?

Do you remember what cheesefest it was where Alexei skated with two real knives :eek: ?
 

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What I'd love to see is the BESP version of Yagudin's 2002 Oly's FS - I remember it as this amazing moment - one of my favourite skating moments ever - and then I found some, I believe, American commentator-vid of it where they basically came across as saying that it was so-so - I believe they used the word "conservative", for instance. Also, they didn't seem sure that he had won, and I remember not one vestige of doubt about it... What a weird feeling... So, if anyone's seen a BESP vid, please post it! (Oh, how I mourn having lost the BESP commentary! I want it baaaaaaack - but, sorry, I digress... )
 

ciocio

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Ok, we need more Yagudin fans, more Yagudin love in this thread. :yay:
 

deedee1

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Do you remember what cheesefest it was where Alexei skated with two real knives :eek: ?

This one, doris?! ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnxkMvBq7w4

At Sears Open 2001. Wow, 3F, 3A and 3S while holding two knives! :jaw:
Loved his step sequences! :love:

Off topic: personally I still wanted that Joubert would have kept his previous Free 'The Inception', but after watching this, it's understandable and forgivable that Brian dropped it and wanted to go for 'Gladiator'. :biggrin:
 
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That's the one. I couldn't believe he would do jumps with two knives :jaw:
 

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I swear I remember whoever the commentator was saying they were real, the first time I saw him do it. If he had sense, he replaced them with rubber though.
 

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What was the best version of Gladiator, do you think?

My favourite Gladiator was Alexei's performance at 2000 Trophee Lalique: http://youtu.be/yG3fQXgQVK0

The performance is nowhere near clean, but the intensity, the passion, and the abandon that Alexei skated with in especially in the second half of the program is just staggering.

As for a lesser-known Alexei program, I really liked his Broken Arrow LP as well: http://youtu.be/4Qtl44YyBEc
I thought Broken Arrow was quite an interesting program and I'm sad that he dumped it for Tosca at 2000 Worlds.
 

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Thank you so much for this thread! :)

For me, this is probably the most favorite performance by Alexei. Though he did not win World title, I love this one, more than his OGM-winning The Man in the Iron Mask. He shows so much emotion. He lost SP (3rd place), so was ON FIRE. :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4

I read somewhere that Yagudin did a move in his 2001 worlds version of Gladiator, a move that is not allowed in formal competitions. They said he did it for the Canadian audience who had supported him all along. Does anyone know what's the move called? Is there any specific term?
 
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Maxi

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Sorry if this is off topic or it doesn't intest you but I though it is interesting.
Florent is training with Alexei Yagudin!

You are currently training with Alexei Yagudin in Courchevel. How is that working out for you?

I suffer every single day. He teaches me so much. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with him, when very few athletes have done it in the past. I enjoy every minute of it and I seize this wonderful opportunity and make the best of it, in order to be ready for 2014.
Part of the interview from Figure Skating Magazine.
 

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Is there a good source of a summary which describes what Yagudin has been up to during the years since Salt Lake? He has had quite obvious opportunities to go in many different directions, and am wondering what exciting paths he has passed through. Thank you.
 

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I read somewhere that Yagudin did a move in his 2001 worlds version of Gladiator, a move that is not allowed in formal competitions. They said he did it for the Canadian audience who had supported him all along. Does anyone know what's the move called? Is there any specific term?

I may be wrong, but IIRC it was the move which starts from 4:17: Alexei literally sliding on ice with his one hand, so that can be regarded as 'a fall', I think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4
I don't know whether or not he was actually 'penalized' for this move, in accordance with ISU's rules back then, though.
 

deedee1

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Is there a good source of a summary which describes what Yagudin has been up to during the years since Salt Lake? He has had quite obvious opportunities to go in many different directions, and am wondering what exciting paths he has passed through. Thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Yagudin
Sooo sad hip injuries pushed Alexei to retirement at such an early age from competitive skating...:cry:
 

daydreamangel

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I hope he doesn't retire from show skating anytime soon, I want to see him skate again - it's been 9 years.
 

ciocio

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I hope he doesn't retire from show skating anytime soon, I want to see him skate again - it's been 9 years.

I don't think he will retire very soon, he seems to enjoy show skating very much. I just hope he'll skate in more shows in Europe, not only Russia and Asia.
 
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