Oleg Vasilyev

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOleg Kimovich•Vasilyev
Used nameOleg•Vasilyev
Original nameОлег Кимович•Васильев
Born22 November 1959 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements170 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsSKA St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS) / Trud Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2


Yelena Valova and Oleg Vasilyev were the first Soviet pair to turn professional in 1989. Before that they were a very successful amateur pair, winning Olympic gold in 1984 and silver in 1988. They were World Champions in 1983, 1985 and 1988 and won silvers in 1984 and 1986-1987. They were also European Champions three times in a row from 1984-86 and won silvers at the European Championships in 1983 and 1987. At the Soviet Championships, Valova and Vasilyev won their only title in 1986, placing second in 1985 and third in 1982. They were also the first pair to perform the parallel triple jump. After turning professional in 1989, Valova and Vasilyev won silver at the 1990 and bronze at the 1994 World Professional Championships. They also won silvers at the 1990 and 1993 and bronze at the 1994 World Challenge of Champions tournament. Valova and Vasilyev were married from 1984-1992. In 1995 Vasilyev finished his competitive skating career and started to work as a figure skating coach in the United States. He later coached the 2006 Olympic champions Tatyana Totmyanina and Maksim Marinin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) URS RUS Oleg Vasilyev
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Yelena Valova 1 Gold
1988 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) URS RUS Oleg Vasilyev
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Yelena Valova 2 Silver

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