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Alexei Yagudin
Alexei Yagudin during an exhibition gala in 2002
Personal information
Full name Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin
Country represented  Russia
Born 18 March 1980 (1980-03-18) (age 41)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Residence Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Former coach Tatiana Tarasova
Alexei Mishin
Former choreographer Tatiana Tarasova
Nikolai Morozov
Retired 2003

Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin (Russian: Алексей Константинович Ягудин; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲeɪ̯ kənstɐnʲˈtʲinəvʲɪt͡ɕ ɪ̯ɪˈɡudʲɪn]; 18 March 1980) is a Russian former competitive figure skater. He is the 2002 Olympic champion, a four-time World champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), a three-time European champion (1998, 1999, 2002), a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (1998–1999, 2001–2002), the 1996 World Junior champion, and a two-time World Professional champion (1998, 2002).

Yagudin is the only skater (all disciplines included) to have achieved a Golden Slam, a victory in all major championships (Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships, Grand Prix assignments, Grand Prix Final) in the same season (2001-2002).

After his retirement from eligible skating, Yagudin has toured as a professional skater and appeared as a show host, an actor and a figure skating commentator for Russian television networks. In 2020, he received criticism for his controversial transphobic remarks on an online post about black transgender people.

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