Anna Levandi

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Anna Levandi
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Levandi in 2010
Personal information
Full nameAnna Anatolevna Levandi
Alternative namesAnna Kondrashova
Country representedFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Born (1965-06-30) 30 June 1965 (age 54)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Tallinn, Estonia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Skating clubTrud Moskva
Retired1988 (competitive)

Anna Anatolevna Levandi (Russian : Анна Анатольевна Леванди, née Kondrashova, Кондрашова; born 30 June 1965) is a Russian figure skater who represented the Soviet Union in international competition. She was the 1984 World silver medalist and four-time European bronze medalist. She competed at two Winter Olympic Games.

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Following her marriage, she took her husband's surname and moved to Estonia. She works as a coach in Tallinn.

Personal life

Anna Kondrashova was born in Moscow, then part of the Russian SFSR in the Soviet Union. She is married to Allar Levandi, an Estonian Olympic Nordic combined skier. They live in Tallinn.

Competitive career

Kondrashova began competing at senior ISU events in 1983.

She won the silver medal at the 1984 World Figure Skating Championships, which was a controversial result and had the Canadian crowd booing. She did however produce three clean triples in her free programme: two toe-loops and a triple loop. She won four bronze medalists at the European Figure Skating Championships: in 1984, and from 1986 through 1988.

She represented the Soviet Union at the 1984 Winter Olympics, where she placed 5th, and the Soviet Union at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where she placed 8th. She retired from competitive skating following that season.

Coaching career

Levandi works as a coach and choreographer at Anna Levandi Figure Skating Club in Tallinn. Among her current and former students and choreography clients are Johanna Allik, [1] Jasmine Alexandra Costa, [2] Alisa Drei, [3] Jelena Glebova, [4] Mari Hirvonen, [5] Christian Horvath [6] Svetlana Issakova, [7] Taru Karvosenoja, [8] Viktor Romanenkov, [9] Viktoria Shklover & Valdis Mintals, [10] Dmitri Tchumak, [11] and Eva-Lotta Kiibus.

Allar Levandi and Anna Levandi in 2012 Allar Levandi ja Anna Levandi.jpg
Allar Levandi and Anna Levandi in 2012

Honors and awards

In 2007, she was named Woman of the Year of Estonia and in 2008 Coach of the Year of Estonia. [12] On 4 February 2009, she was decorated with the Third Class Order of the White Star. [13]

Results

International
Event81–8282–8383–8484–8585–8686–8787–88
Winter Olympics 5th8th
World Championships 5th2nd4th7th9th
European Championships 5th3rd5th3rd3rd3rd
Prize of Moscow News 2nd2nd3rd2nd3rd
National
Soviet Championships 3rd2nd1st1st1st

Other

In 2011, Levandi participated as a celebrity contestant on the fifth season of Tantsud tähtedega , an Estonian version of Dancing with the Stars . Her professional dancing partner was Mairold Millert.

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References

  1. Johanna Allik at the International Skating Union
  2. Jasmine Alexandra Costa at the International Skating Union
  3. Alisa Drei at the International Skating Union
  4. Jelena Glebova at the International Skating Union
  5. Mari Hirvonen at the International Skating Union
  6. Christian Horvath at the International Skating Union
  7. Svetlana Issakova at the International Skating Union
  8. Taru Karvosenoja at the International Skating Union
  9. Viktor Romanenkov at the International Skating Union
  10. Shklover & Mintals at the International Skating Union
  11. Dmitri Tchumak at the International Skating Union
  12. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. "Vabariigi President". www.president.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 12 March 2020.