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Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championships – Featuring Mens Champion URS Alexandre Fadeev


Alexandre Vladimirovich “Sasha” Fadeev (born 4 January 1964) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union…..who is the 1985 World champion and a four-time European champion.  

Fadeev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year….then In the 1983–84 season, he won his first European title….and stepped onto his first World podium, taking the bronze medal.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the competition including compulsory figures and the short and long programs. He took the gold medal ahead of GBR Brian Orser (silver) and USA Brian Boitano (bronze).  At the 1986 World Championships, Fadeev entered the long program with a comfortable lead and needed only a third place in the long program to defend his title….but 5 major mistakes resulted in him placing fifth in the segment and third overall. He took the bronze medal behind Brian Boitano (gold) and Brian Orser (silver).  Receiving several 6.0s, Fadeev regained his European title in 1987….as seen in this video herewith….then he repeated as the bronze medalist at the World Championships….after finishing third again behind Orser and Boitano in Cincinnati.  In the 1987–88 season, Fadeev won his fourth national title and third European title. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he skated the best compulsory figures but his placements in the short (9th) and free programs (4th) dropped him out of the medals to fourth overall…..then he withdrew from the World Championships.

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