Ekaterina Gordeeva is a famous Russian figure skater. Ekaterina Gordeeva is well-known for being a two-time Olympic Champion and a four-time World Champion alongside her late husband Sergei Grinkov.
Table of Biography
Ekaterina Gordeeva was born on 28 May 1971 and she is currently 51 years old. She hails from Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Likewise, her full name is Ekaterina Alexandrovna Gordeeva. It is written as Екатерина Александровна Гордеева in her native Russian language. Moreover, her family lovingly calls her Katia.
Talking about her family, her parents are her mother Elena Lvovna Gordeeva, and her father Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev. She also has a younger sister namely Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva.
Moving on, this figure skater has a net worth of around $10 million US dollars.
Ekaterina Gordeeva is a married woman. Her husband is David Pelletier who is also a pairs figure skater from Canada. The pair tied the knot on 25 July 2020 and now lives in Alberta, Canada.
Prior to this, she was married to figure skater Ilia Kulik from 10 June 2002 to 2016. She shares a daughter named Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik with Ilia. This was actually her 2nd marriage. Her first marriage was to Sergei Grinkov.
She and her 1st husband had a state wedding on 20 April 1991 whereas their church wedding was on 28 April 1991.
With Sergei, she has a daughter named Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova. Sadly, her 1st husband passed away on 20 November 1995. Her lover died due to a heart attack during their practice in Lake Placid.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Ekaterina Gordeeva is a famous figure skater. She gained fame alongside her late husband, Sergei Grinkov when they won the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Championships.
Together, the former couple also became the four-time World Champions in 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1990 respectively – all in pair skating. After her late husband’s tragic demise, this figure skater continued to perform as a singles skater.
Besides being a figure skater, she is also a writer. She has penned My Sergei: A Love Story along with Sports Illustrated writer E. M. Swift.
It was published in the year 1996 and recollects her years together with her late husband Sergei Grinkov. Moreover, this book topped the New York Times Best Seller list.
It also includes several photographs from the former couple’s personal collection along with their publicity photos from various touring groups.
Moreover, she also penned A Letter for Daria. It is a children’s book dedicated to her daughter. Moreover, it is an autobiographical letter she wrote to her daughter.
This book includes themes like childhood memories, skating, differences between Russian and American culture, and the importance of family.
This book also includes numerous photos from her personal collection.
Ekaterina Gordeeva stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 2 inches or 157 cm. Likewise, her body weight is around 41 kg.
Other than this, the figure skater’s other body measurement details are unavailable. Nevertheless, she is sure to have a very flexible body as she is a figure skater. Moreover, this Russian figure skater has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Talking about her social media presence, Ekaterina Gordeeva joined Twitter in December 2015 and so far has over 4.2k followers on her @katiagordeeva account.
Likewise, she has more than 41.9k followers on her @katiaagordeeva Instagram account as of December 2021.