Ilia Alexandrovich Kulik (Илья Александрович Кулик); (born May 23, 1977 in Moscow, Russian SSR) is a Russian figure skater. He is the 1998 Olympic Champion.
Kulik has one sibling, a sister name Svetlana, who also lives in California. His parents live in Russia.
He married Ekaterina Gordeeva in San Francisco on June 10, 2002. They have one daughter, Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik. Gordeeva has one daughter, Daria, from her previous marriage. The family lived in California for several years before moving to Avon, Connecticut in 2003. They returned to the Los Angeles area in the Summer of 2007 and currently reside in Newport Beach.
|Ilia Kulik - Baseball Cap(04:24)|
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|Ilia Kulik-1997 Japan Open LP||Ilia Kulik - Go The Distance|
Kulik began skating at the age of five and won the Olympics at the age of 20.
Kulik 'turned professional' after the 1998 Olympics and has skating professionally in shows such as Stars on Ice since then. In addition he has appeared in numerous skating shows all over the world, including in Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, and the United States.
He also ventured briefly into acting. He played the role of "Sergei", a Russian dancer, in the 2000 ballet-themed movie Center Stage.
|World Junior Championships||3rd||11th||1st|
|Champions Series Final||4th||4th||1st|
|Trophée Eric Bompard||1st|
|Karl Schaefer Memorial||3rd|
Ilia Kulik played a ballet dancer in the 2000 film Center Stage.
- List of Olympic medalists in figure skating
- European Championships