- Galit Chait
Infobox Figure skater
title= Galit Chait
dateofbirth= birth date and age|1975|1|29
Sergei Sakhnovski, Maxim Sevostianov
Alexander Zhulin, Evgeny Platov, Natalia Dubova, Natalia Linichuk, E. Maslenikova
skating club= Bat Yam Club
retired = 2007
dance score= 204.42
2004 Cup of China
CD score= 40.98
2004 Skate America
OD score= 63.07
2004 Cup of China
FD score= 106.46
FD date= 2005 GPF
Galit Chait ( _he. גלית חייט, "Galit Hayat"; born on
January 29, 1975, in Kfar Saba, Israel) is a former Israeli ice dancer with partner Sergei Sakhnovski. They competed internationally for Israel from 1995 to 2006.
Chait moved to
New Jerseyas a child with her parents. When she was 8 years old, her parents took her to the skating rink at Rockefeller Centerin New York Cityfor fun and she fell in love with skating.
In the early 1990s, she went to
Russiawith her father, who had organized a sports camp; while there, she was introduced to ice dancingand found she enjoyed skating with a partner.
She initially competed with Max Sevostianov, finishing 6th at the US Nationals and 28th at the World Championships (representing Israel) in 1994. They competed at the US Nationals in 1992 and 1994, and represented Israel at the World Championships in 1994.
While attending the
University of Delawarein the mid-1990s, however, Chait met and teamed up with Sergei Sakhnovski. Chait and Sakhnovski debuted as a team in 1995 and steadily rose in the international rankings. The highlight of their career was winning the bronze medal at the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships.
Sergei Sakhnovski suffered a foot injury that forced the pair to miss the entire 2006-2007 season, and they subsequently announced their retirement.
Since her retirement as a competitive skater, Chait has begun coaching
ice dancing. She is the head coach of the Israeli brother-and-sister team Alexandra Zaretskiand Roman Zaretski, as well as Tamar Katz.
Chait was the flag bearer for
Israel at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Her father, Boris Chait, has been president of the Israeli Ice Skating Federation since 2002.
On August 23, 2008, Chait married former Italian military policeman Francesco Moracci in
New Jersey. The two met at the 2006 Olympic Gamesin Torino, Italy, where Moracci was a member of the security detail assigned to protect the Israeli team. [ [http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080908&content_id=51595&vkey=ice_news, icenetwork.com September 8, 2008: "Famous ice dancer Chait marries Olympic sweetheart"] ]
* [http://www.ice-dance.com/cs Official homepage - Chait & Sakhnovski]
* [http://www.caretoicedance.com/chasak.html Care to Ice Dance? - Chait & Sakhnovski]
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