Russian figure skater who was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion in pairs figure skating with his partner, Ekaterina Gordeeva
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, Ekaterina Gordeeva in April 1991 and they had a daughter, Daria in September 1992. He remained married until his sudden death from a heart attack in 1995.
His skating partner of 15 years and wife of 4 years is Ekaterina Gordeeva.