Rashid Kadyrkaev

Rashid Kadyrkaev

Rashid Kadyrkaev (Рашид Кадыркаев, born in Uzbek SSR) is an Uzbeki retired pair skater who competed internationally for the Soviet Union.

Career

Kadyrkaev first had success internationally skating with Marina Nikitiuk. They were coached by Valeri Tyukov. Nikitiuk & Kadyrkaev won the silver medal at the 1980 World Junior Figure Skating Championships and the bronze medal at the 1981 Junior Worlds.

In 1982, coach Stanislav Zhuk broke up their partnership and partnered Kadyrkaev with Marina Cherkasova. However, that partnership did not last and Kadyrkaev moved to Leningrad to skate with Elena Kvitchenko.

Kvitchenko & Kadyrkaev were coached by Tamara Moskvina and Igor Moskvin. During their career, they won the 1987 Winter Universiade and competed at both the World Figure Skating Championships and European Figure Skating Championships. They were the 1989 Soviet Figure Skating Championships silver medalists. They turned professional in 1989 and toured with the Ice Capades.

Kadyrkaev now works as a coach in the United States. Among his current and former students are Tamar Katz and Igor Matsipura.

Competitive highlights

(with Kvitchenko)
Event 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989
World Championships 6th
European Championships 4th
Winter Universiade 1st
Skate Canada 4th 2nd

(with Nikitiuk)

Event 1979-1980 1980-1981
World Junior Championships 2nd 3rd

References

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