- Tatiana Totmianina
Infobox Figure skater
title= Tatiana Totmianina
caption= Totmianina in 2005.
skating club= Yubileiny Sport Club
combined total= 204.48
combined date= 2006 Olympics
SP score= 70.12
SP date= 2005 Worlds
FS score= 135.84
FS date= 2006 Olympics
Tatiana Totmianina and her skating partner
Maxim Marininbegan skating together in 1997. Both began their careers as singles skaters, and they were always noted for their superb single elements. Coached by 1984 Olympic Pairs Champion Oleg Vasiliev, Totmianina and Marinin made consistent progress on the world scene through the late 90's. They won their first major title at the 2002 European Championships, and went on to finish 4th at the 2002 Winter Olympicsin Salt Lake City.
Despite their success and obvious technical ability, Totmianina and Marinin were often criticized for lacking a specific identity or style in their skating. As a result, they were overshadowed throughout much of their career by more elegant and crowd-appealing pairs, particularly
Yelena Berezhnayaand Anton Sikharulidze, as well as Chinese icons Shen Xueand Zhao Hongbo. Twice in a row they finished second at the World Championships to their Chinese rivals, then finally won gold over Shen and Zhao in 2004. Ironically, Totmianina and Marinin garnered the most attention and won the most fans due to an incident that nearly ended their career.
In November 2004, during the free skate of Skate America in Pittsburgh, Marinin lost his balance while attempting a difficult lasso lift and Tatiana slammed to the ice head first. She suffered a severe concussion and spent the night in a local hospital. Totmianina recovered from her injuries rapidly and was able to return to the ice within days. She often stated that she has no memory of the incident and this made it easy for her to return to the ice. Marinin, however, had to start seeing a sport psychologist to overcome his fears. Both admitted that Marinin's fears were so great that it was nearly impossible for them to continue skating.
Four months later, they returned to the World Championships, held in
Moscow, Russia. They won the short program, posting the highest total score ever under Code of Points. They then conquered their fears and skated the same free program flawlessly, with the same dreaded lift. Their total score was well over 200 points, and they won their second consecutive World title easily.
Totmianina and Marinin dominated World competition from that point onward. They won their fifth consecutive European Championship in 2006. With their rivals Shen and Zhao recovering from a debilitating injury, Totmianina and Marinin were the clear favorites for Olympic gold in
Turin, Italy. They won the gold and retired from the amateur ranks soon after.
Totmianina and Marinin are currently on tour with the Champions on Ice show, with other notable skaters
Michelle Kwan, Evgeny Plushenko, and Viktor Petrenko, among others.
List of Olympic medalists in figure skating
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