Russian figure skater who was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion in pairs figure skating with his partner,
He started skating when he was five years old at the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow, Russia.
Although he didn't speak much English, he understood it very well.
He married his skating partner,
His skating partner of 15 years and wife of 4 years is Ekaterina Gordeeva.