Alexander Zhukov congratulated Russia’s honored coach Tatiana Tarasova on her birthday

Today, February 13, Russia’s honored figure skating coach Tatiana Tarasova is celebrating her birthday. The President of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov congratulated the national sports legend.

Tatiana Tarasova was born in a sports family and she was keen on sports since childhood. Tatiana put on skates at 5 years of age, at 19 she won the World Universiade, but due to severe injury she had to finish her skating career. In 1967 Tarasova returned sports as a coach and started staging programs.

The Head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Alexander Zhukov congratulated Tatiana Tarasova on her birthday : “She is an outstanding person, a figure skating coaching legend. We all love her very much and our skaters gave her their birthday present yesterday”.

Tatiana Tarasova repeatedly led her students to  victories at the world competitions. Her best students were Irina Rodnina and Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Natalia Bestemyanova and Andrei Bukin, Oksana Grischuk and Evgeny Platov, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov, Alexei Yagudin, and many others.

Alexander Zhukov said that tonight at the Russian Olympic Team Fans House the skaters who won medals for the Russian team will be honored and  Tatiana Tarasova will be congratulated on her birthday.