Vladimir Grishin, a three-time USSR champion in pairs skating, was 63 years old.
64-year-old Stanislav Leonovich, known as the honorary coach of the USSR in figure skating, died on Tuesday. The news was reported on the official website of the Russian Figure Skating Federation.
To date, Leonovich and Pestova have won three Soviet Union championships as a duo.
Two years after winning the silver medal at the European Championships in Gothenburg and the World Championships in Dortmund, Pestova and Leonovich became European Championship and World Championship silver medalists.
Really well-known for its competitions and team spirit, Russia’s alpine skiing athlete, Ksenia Pestova, won fourth place at the Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York.
Stanislav Leonovich, a Russian performance coach and former Soviet gymnastics coach, is the Honored Master of Sports and awarded Coach of the USSR. His students include Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov, Anna Kondrashova among others.