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Maiya Usova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMaiya Valentinovna•Usova (-Orletskaya)
Used nameMaiya•Usova
Original nameМайя Валентиновна•Усова (-Орлецкая)
Born22 May 1964 in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Measurements160 cm / 45 kg
AffiliationsProfsoyuz Moskva/Sportsclub Moskva
NOC Russian Federation Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Maiya Usova and Aleksandr Zhulin started to skate together in 1980, later marrying in 1986. Their first big achievement was a gold at the 1985 Winter Universiade. At the 1987 Winter Universiade they won silver and their first World and European Championships medals, both silvers, came in 1989. Their only World and European titles came in 1993 and besides their 1989 and 1993 medals from the World and European Championships, they were on the podium at the World Championships from 1990-92, and at the Europeans in 1990-91 and 1994. They also won a bronze at the 1992 Winter Olympics and silver in 1994, while their only Soviet title came in 1991. After the 1994 Olympics, Usova and Zhulin turned professional and skated together until 1998, after which Usova skated with Yevgeny Platov. After retiring from competition, Usova worked as a figure skating coach with Platov and she later coached at the Igloo in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. She is also an ISU technical specialist for Russia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) EUN RUS Maiya Usova
Ice Dancing, Mixed (Olympic) Sasha Zhulin 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) RUS Maiya Usova
Ice Dancing, Mixed (Olympic) Sasha Zhulin 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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