Igor Lukanin

Igor Lukanin (born 3 February 1976 in Yekaterinburg, Russia) is an Azerbaijani ice dancer. He was born in Russia and previously competed for Germany with Ksenya Smetanenko. He then moved to Azerbaijan, where he competed with Jenny Dahlen for two years. He teamed up with Kristin Fraser in 2000 and the pair have been skating together ever since. They have been steadily moving up the ranks, going from 19th to 14th at the World Figure Skating Championships, and have twice been placed ninth at the European Figure Skating Championships. They represented Azerbaijan at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. They are coached by Shae-Lynn Bourne and Nikolai Morozov. Lukanin married 2000 World Junior Champion Daria Timoshenko in 2000.

Lukanin was the flag bearer for Azerbaijan at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Competitive highlights

(with Fraser)

Event 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
Winter Olympic Games 17th 19th
World Championships 19th 15th 13th 16th 13th 14th 16th 11th
European Championships 16th 14th 10th 9th 9th 7th 10th
Azerbaijani Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st
NHK Trophy 5th
Skate America 6th 5th
Cup of Russia 7th
Cup of China 5th 4th
Skate Canada 7th 7th 4th
Trophee Eric Bompard 7th 6th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 2nd
Golden Spin, Zagreb 2nd 5th 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th 4th 4th

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