Natalia Dubova

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  1. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what she was up to nowadays. She was the queen coach of the late 80s-early 90s developing Klimova/Ponomarenko and Usova/Zhulin. She was also instrumental in the early development of Grishuk/Platov. I know she was a consultant for Anissina/Peizerat in 2002.

    She seemed to have disappeared a bit after Bourne/Kraatz left her for Tarasova in 1998-1999. With a lot of the talk about certain top teams needing to move from their current coaches to new ones, I was wondering why hasn't anyone considered Dubova. Did she retire?
  2. TwizzlerS

    TwizzlerS Well-Known Member

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    Well, she was coaching in 2006, remember :mitchell:

    I seemed to recall she retired because her husband was not well.
  3. DORISPULASKI

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  4. shah

    shah Well-Known Member

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    iirc, she also coaches Agafonova/Ucar...
  5. gk_891

    gk_891 Active Member

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    In an interview a while back, Evgeni Platov had said that out of all the coaches he worked with, he thought Dubova was probably the best since she was the best at teaching basics (edging, line, posture, extension, etc). It's too bad that favouring Usova/Zhulin meant losing all of future Olympic champions (Klimova/Ponomarenko, Grishuk/Platov, Navka).
  6. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if she'd take singles skaters for skating skills technique classes.