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Gorsha Sur

Person from United States of America

Georgi 'Gorsha' Sur (born January 1, 1967 in Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)) is a former ice dancer who represented the United States and the Soviet Union. With Svetlana Liapina for the Soviet Union, he is a two-time World Junior medalist. With Renée Roca for the U.S., he is a two-time U.S. national champion (1993, 1995). Georgi 'Gorsha' Sur won two medals at the World Junior Championships with Svetlana Liapina but the depth of the Soviet competitive ice dancing field led them to turn to professional skating. In January 1990, Sur was taking part in a month-long Russian All-Stars skating tour in the U.S., headlined by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Sur defected to the U.S. on January 24, 1990. He was joined by Elena Krikanova, Igor Shpilband, Veronica Pershina and a tour official. The group moved in with Russian immigrants in Brooklyn and eventually pooled their money to rent a one-bedroom apartment. With Sur's funds running out, American friends put him in touch with the Detroit Skating Club where he was offered a coaching job. For a partner, he was advised to contact Renée Roca by Belgian skater, Jirina Ribbens. Ribbens noted, "Of all the U.S. ice dancers, Renee's style is  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1967-01-01
Place of birth
Moscow
Nationality
United States of America

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