Viktor PetrenkoIce Skater, Athlete (1969)
Ukranian figure skater Viktor Petrenko won a gold award at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
Viktor Petrenko Synopsis
Viktor Petrenko Early YearsViktor Vasyliovych Petrenko was born on 27 June 1969, in Odessa, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. A debilitated kid, he reluctantly took part in the skating exercises organized by his folks, Tamara and Vassily, despite the fact that the activity enhanced his stamina.
Viktor Petrenko's enthusiasm for skating took a turn when he began preparing with mentor Galina Zmievskaya at age 10. Under her direction, he aced his first triple seize age 11 and built up the overall abilities that made him one of the game's most encouraging youthful gifts.
Viktor Petrenko Competitive CareerViktor Petrenko won the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sapporo, Japan, at age 14. The bounce to the senior dimension eased back his rising to the best positions of the game, yet he made a worldwide sprinkle by guaranteeing the bronze decoration at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Alberta, Canada, and furthermore completed third at that year's European and World Figure Skating Championships.
At his pinnacle, Viktor Petrenko showed a stunning mix of polish and physicality and excited groups of onlookers with his comical schedules. He won consecutive gold awards at the European Championships in 1990 and '91, at that point accomplished his fantasy by acquiring a gold decoration at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. That triumph was to some degree qualified, as faultfinders kept up that American Paul Wylie had conveyed the predominant execution, however, Viktor Petrenko demonstrated he was the cream of the class with another gold decoration winning exertion at the World Championships a month later.
Despite the fact that he turned star after that season, Viktor Petrenko exploited a standard change that enabled experts to come back to beginner rivalry. He guaranteed his third European Figure Skating Championship in January 1994 however completed a frustrating fourth at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Viktor Petrenko Coaching and Personal LifeViktor Petrenko wedded Zmievskaya's most seasoned little girl, Nina Melnik, in June 1992. She brought forth their little girl, Victoria, in July 1997.
Viktor Petrenko broadly cultivated the vocation of individual Ukranian Oksana Baiul, giving cash to gear while influencing Zmievskaya to prepare and house the stranded skater. Baiul proceeded to win the gold award at the 1993 World Championships and the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Following the finish of that year's Games, Viktor Petrenko moved with his wife and relative to Simsbury, Connecticut, to prepare and mentor at the International Skating Center of Connecticut. He additionally performed in a few visiting pieces of ice appears, including Champions on Ice, Nutcracker on Ice and Beauty and the Beast.
In 2001, Viktor Petrenko sorted out the "Triumph for Kids" advantage to give help to unfortunate casualties as yet experiencing the Chernobyl atomic catastrophe of 1986. The show raised over $100,000, and Viktor Petrenko sorted out a reprise execution in 2003.
In 2005, Viktor Petrenko and his family moved to New Jersey, where they started training at the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne Township. As of late, he has filled in as an International Skating Union (ISU) specialized authority. He has likewise joined with Zmievskaya to mentor tip-top dimension skating ability, including three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir, three-time Ukrainian hero Natalia Popova and 2010 Czech boss Michal Brezina.