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Andrei Anatolievich Bukin (born 10 June 1957 in Moscow) was a Soviet figure skater.

CareerEdit

He began figure skating at age seven, entering Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow, their group trained at a small stadium in Chapayevsky Park near Pesochnaya Square. At age ten he joined Spartak and began ice dancing, originally training at the Small Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium. In the late 1970s he entered a group of the famous coach Tatiana Tarasova. He competed in ice dance with Natalia Bestemianova. Andrei Bukin was the USSR Olympic Team Flag Bearer at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The duo capped their lengthy career by winning the gold medal there and at that year's World Figure Skating Championships.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Bestemianova)

1979

  • World Championships - 10th

1980

  • European Championships - 6th
  • Olympics - 8th

1981

  • European Championships - 4th
  • World Championships - 3rd

1982

  • European Championships - 2nd
  • World Championships - 2nd

1983

  • European Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 2nd

1984

  • European Championships - 2nd
  • Olympics - 2nd
  • World Championships - 2nd

1985

  • European Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 1st

1986

  • European Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 1st

1987

  • European Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 1st

1988

  • European Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 1st
  • World Championships - 1st

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