Elena Eduardovna Grushina ( Ukrainian: Olena Eduardіvna Grushina ; born January 8, 1975 in Odessa , Ukraine ) is a Ukrainian figure skater who performed ice dancing in tandem with Ruslan Goncharov . They are bronze medalists of the Winter Olympics in Turin , bronze medalists of the 2005 World Cup , multiple medalists of the European Championships , champions of the Winter Universiade .
|Date of Birth||January 8, 1975 (44 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Odessa|
|Former partners||Ruslan Goncharov|
|Former trainers||Nikolai Morozov ,|
T. Tarasova ,
N. Linichuk ,
G. Karponosov ,
|The best results on the ISU system|
(at international amateur competitions)
|Completed the performance|
Together with Ruslan Goncharov, Elena began to ride in 1990 . The pair appeared on the international sports arena for the first time in Canada at the Junior World Championships at the end of November 1991 , playing in the USSR , they lacked a bit of luck to climb the podium.
Over the course of a sports career, the couple worked with Natalya Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov , with Tatyana Tarasova , the last coach is Nikolai Morozov. In 2006, they became bronze medalists of the Winter Olympics in Turin . After the Olympics, the couple left amateur sports. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine chose Grushina and Goncharov as the best athletes of 2006 . [one]
In 1995, Elena and Ruslan got married. Lived in the USA in Connecticut . They performed in various ice shows and tours in the USA, Russia and Ukraine.
Elena tried her hand at coaching , in the group of Nikolai Morozov she worked with a young Ukrainian dance couple Anna Zadorozhnyuk and Sergey Verbillo .
In 2007, Elena Grushina took part in the television show of the Russian RTR channel “Dancing on Ice. The Velvet season". Where she performed in tandem with TV presenter Mikhail Zelensky and their couple in the finals took second place.
In 2008, she divorced her husband Ruslan Goncharov   .
At the end of 2008, she gave birth to a daughter, Sophia, from her second husband Mikhail Zelensky . In 2012, the second daughter Polina appeared in the family  .
Awards and titles
- March 16, 2006 , for achieving high sports results, by the Decree of the President of Ukraine, Elena Grushina was awarded the Order of Princess Olga of the III degree  .
(with R. Goncharov)
|Competition / Season||93-94||94-95||95–96||96–97||97-98||98-99||99—00||00-01||01-02||02-03||03-04||04-05||05-06|
|Winter Olympic Games||15||9||3|
|Championships of Ukraine||3||2||3||2||2||one||one||one||one||one|
|Grand Prix finals||four||four||2|
|Cup of china||2|
|Trophée Eric Bompard||five||one||one|
|Cup of russia||9||3||2|
|Bofrost cup on ice||ten||four|
- Figure Skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics - ice dancing
- Figure Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Ice Dancing
- Grushin and Goncharov recognized as the best athletes of Ukraine Archival copy of September 30, 2008 on Wayback Machine
- A girl was born at Ice Dancing Archival copy of October 3, 2011 on the Wayback Machine
- Mikhail Zelensky became the father of the Archival copy of February 2, 2009 on the Wayback Machine
- Marina Kuznetsova. Mikhail Zelensky: “Lena trusted me and I wanted to justify her hopes” (01.21.2013).
- Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 227/2006 “On Awarding State Prizes of Ukraine to Members of the National Team of Ukraine at the XX Winter Olympic Games” Archived May 3, 2009 at Wayback Machine