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[?] , traslitterazione anglosassone Oksana Baiul ; Dnipropetrovs'k , 16 novembre 1977 ) è un' ex pattinatrice artistica su ghiaccio ucraina . Oksana Serhiïvna Bajul (in Ukrainian : Оксана Сергіївна Баюл [?] , transliteration Anglo-Saxon Oksana Baiul, Dnipropetrovsk , 16 November 1977 ) is a ' former figure skater on ice Ukrainian .

At the age of two years living abandonment by the father Sergei following the divorce of their parents. Oksana spent his childhood living with his mother and grandparents Marina. At age 10, loses both her ​​grandparents and, three years later, the mother as a result of an ovarian tumor. [1] Shortly after his coach he emigrated to Canada and finds himself alone.
It is well accepted in Odessa in the house by the new coach Galina Zmievskaya , one of the best coaches in the world and already skating coach and later mother-in-law, the Olympic champion Viktor Petrenko . At home dell'allenatrice, Oksana shares a small bedroom with his daughter Galina in an apartment of only three rooms. [2]

In 1993 , at age 16, his first senior season, finished second at the European Figure Skating Championship and shortly after he won the World Championship figure skating in Prague .

The following year he won the gold medal at the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer , beating favored American Nancy Kerrigan . The victory came despite a bad accident during the training session of the short program of the Games caused by a clash with the athlete German Tanja Szewczenko.

Subsequently, Baiul retires from racing for turning pro and he moved to the United States . The sudden celebrity and problems with alcohol the lead to excessive behaviors, including a car accident in November 1997 . [3] After following a detox program in 1998 is part of the professional circuit.

Oksana currently lives in New Jersey with her ​​fiancé Gene Sunik. He performs on the ice skating shows and has his own line of clothing.

In 1994 the film was released on the life of the title skater Oksana: the little champion (A promise kept: the Oksana Baiul Story) directed by Charles Jarrott and starring in the role of Oksana Baiul, Monica Keena . The film deals with the life of Baiul childhood to win Lillehammer .

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  1. . International Museum of Women . URL consultato in data 7 marzo 2008 . ^ Oksana Baiul. Growing Roots . International Museum of Women . Retrieved on 7 March 2008.
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated, February 7, 1994: Volume 80, Issue 5, p. 78 "Window on the World: Having Triumphed Over Tragedy, Oksana Baiul Eyes the Games"
  3. ^ BBC January 30, 1997

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