Alexei Vladimirovich Tikhonov is a Russian figure skater, Honored Master of Sports.
Alexey was born on November 1, 1971 in Samara. For the first time in his biography Tikhonov got on the ice at the age of 4 years, since that time he has perfectly shown himself in figure skating, as well as in pair skating. The first coach of Alexey was Vera Birbraer. Then in his childhood Tikhonov did not differ from his peers in figurative skill, was plump, but nevertheless – very flexible. At the age of 16 Alexei, on the advice of Vera Filippovna, went to Sverdlovsk, where he studied with Ardo Rennick for a year. Then he moved to Moscow, studied with Zakharov. After that he went to Japan. Returning, I participated in the ice show Tarasova.
Education in the biography of Alexei Tikhonov was received at the St. Petersburg State Academy of Physical Culture named after Lesgaft. The first great victory of Alexei took place in 1989, then he won bronze at the World Junior Championship, speaking with Irina Sayfutdinova.
With partners Alexei was unlucky until 1998. It was then that he began to perform in a pair with Maria Petrova. The following year he became the champion of Europe, repeated the achievement in 2000. From 1999 to 2005, every year he became a silver medalist at the Russian Championship, in 2002 he won bronze. In 1995, Alexei joined the Russian team.
One of the greatest achievements in the biography of Alexei Tikhonov was the victory at the World Championships in 2000. In 2005 he won silver at the World Championships, in 2003 – bronze. In the final Grand Prix twice became a bronze medalist, once silver. In 2007, Tikhonov-Petrova’s couple announced their retirement.
In addition, Alexey participated in television projects “Stars on Ice”, “Ice Age”.