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Yana Khokhlova may skate with Marina Zoueva's son · 2010-05-21 16:25

Yana KhokhlovaRussia appeared to be without its greatest ice dancers. As it became known Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, world champions and 2010 Olympic bronze winners, finished their sports career. Moreover, another Russian pair, Yana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski, European champions, will never skate together.

Oksana Domnina, 25, and Maxim Shabalin, 28, retired because of Maxim's knee problems. It was really difficult for him to perform at world championship and the Olympic Games, he skated through the pain.

Yana Khokhlova and Sergei NovitskiHealth problems also caused Yana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski's breakup. Sergei, 29, had problems with his knee and had to finish sports career. Yana, 24, said she was too young to retire and wanted to participate in the 2014 Olympi?? Games in Sochi. So, Yana flied to the USA to find another partner. She didn't tell even her coaches Alexander Svinin and Irina Zhuk about the trip.

Fedor AndreevYana Khokhlova had phoned to Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva, who trained Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, 2010 Olympic champions. Shpilband and Zoueva immigrated to the USA from Soviet Union in 1990.

Yana was offered Deividas Stagniunas from Lithuania as a partner. But there is one more possible partner for Russian ice dancer ??“ Fedor Andreev, who is Marina Zoueva's son. He competed as a single skater, but had little training experience in ice dancing. Andreev's height is 1.85 m. Yana's height is 1,58 m. Experts say it may be difficult for them to skate together, but at the same time it may be very interesting pair. Moreover, Fedor Andreev is a Canadian citizen. But, as it is said, he would agree to represent Russia, Russian “Express-gazeta” reports.

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