Have you seen the beautiful Oksana Domnina, she is the amazing Russian Ice Dancer who with her performances hopes to win the gold at these 2010 Winter Olympics. Keep reading to know more about her life, career and more plus check out some of Oksana Domnina’s photos and video below.
Oksana Joined the Russian Olympic team in Vancouver, she and her dance partner Maxim Shabalin are in pursuit for the gold medal tonight. Do you think they will get it?
Oksana Alexandrovna was born in Kirov, nocs_sun, Russia on August 17, 1984. She began skating when she just six years old in an open ice rink at Kirov, she was so good that she got selected with the ice dancing group where she teamed up with Anton Rjabov. Next she got together with Ivan Lobanov with whom she won eighth place at the Russian Nationals and ninth at the Junior Russian Nationals. Alexei Gorshkov invited her to dance in Moscow, Oksana’s next partner was Maxim Bolotin. Together they had an impressive first season by winning the bronze at the Junior Russian Nationals, unfortunately they started having problems and decided to split up, so in May of 2002 Maxim Shabalin came into the picture.
They first started skating under the direction of Alexei Gorshkov, in their first year together they became the champions at the 2002 Grand Prix Final and the next year they won the World Junior Championships and bronze at the Russian Championships. In the 2004-2005 season they won the gold at the Russian Championships, fourth place at the Cup of Russia and China. In 2005-2006 they won silver at the Russian Championships and at Skate Israel; in 2006-2007 Gold at the Russian Championships and at the Cup of China, Silver at the Cup of Russia and at the European Championships. This same season Maxim had to have surgery, actually three surgeries on his knee, they still participated at the World Championships, but later they had to withdraw.
In the 2007-2008 season they won the gold at the World Junior Championships, Grand Prix Final, Cup of Russia and Silver at the Cup of China. In 2009 they decided to move to America to Aston, Pennsylvania exactly under the wing of Natalia Linichuk and training along Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
They won the gold at the 2008-09 season in the World Championships and in the Cup of China, silver at the Grand Prix Final and the Cup of Russia. The next season they won won the gold at the European and Russian Championships.
In Vancouver this young Russian ice dancer hopes to get some more gold and we will be applauding her all the way, but the question is will she make it? What do you think? I wonder what their costumes will be?
Take a look at some of Oksana Domnina’s photos and video below.
Oksana Domnina Video
Photos: Wikipedia.org/ David W.Carmichael