Evgeni Borounov

Evgueni Borounov
The Borounovs in 2009.
Personal information
Country represented Australia
Born (1979-06-10) 10 June 1979 (age 42)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner Maria Borounov
Former partner Svetlana Kulikova
Coach Elena Kustarova, Svetlana Alexeeva, Andrei Filippov
Skating club Cockburn Ice Arena
Began skating 1984
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 72.23
2011 Four Continents
Short dance 28.52
2011 Four Continents
Free dance 56.49
2010 Four Continents

Evgueni Borounov (born 10 June 1979) is a Russian-Australian former competitive ice dancer. Competing for Australia with his wife, Maria Borounov, he became the 2006–2007 Australian national champion and competed at six Four Continents Championships.

Personal life

Evgueni Borounov was born 10 June 1979 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.[1] He graduated with a nursing degree in Russia.[2] He emigrated to Australia in 1999 and married Australian Maria Borounov in 2002.[2]

Skating career

Early years

Borounov began learning to skate in Russia in 1984.[1][3] When he was eleven years old, he switched from singles to ice dancing at the suggestion of ice dancing coach Gennadi Akkermann.[2] He and Svetlana Kulikova skated together for four years.[2] They intended to compete for Lithuania at the 1995 World Junior Championships but were withdrawn after Lithuania's skating federation decided against having a pair of Russians represent the country.[2]

For Australia

After moving to Australia, Borounov began training under Andrei Filippov in Perth.[3] He teamed up with Maria Borounov (until then a singles skater) in 2002, and coached his wife through all of her dance tests.[2]

During their career, the Borounovs trained in Perth, Australia, and Moscow, Russia.[2][4] They began traveling to Russia in 2005, in order to train under Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva.[2] Their first major international was the 2006 Four Continents Championships, where they placed 14th. They won the Australian national title in the 2006–2007 season and took the bronze medal at the 2007 NRW Trophy.

They competed at six consecutive Four Continents, from 2006 to 2011. Kustarova and Alexeeva served as their coaches until the end of the 2008–2009 season.[5] The Borounovs retired from competition in 2011.

Evgueni Borounov is a coach at Cockburn Ice Arena in Perth.[6]


(with Maria Borounov)

Season Short dance Free dance
  • Leelo's Tune
    by Maksim Mrvica
    choreo. by Maria and Evgeni Borounov
Original dance
  • Australian dance: G'day G'day
    by Rob Fairbairn
    choreo. by Maria and Evgeni Borounov
  • Palladio
    by Escala
    choreo. by Maria and Evgeni Borounov
  • Humanity
    by the Scorpions
  • Maybe I Maybe You
    by the Scorpions
  • Humanity
    by the Scorpions
    choreo. by Elena Kustarova
  • Flamenco: Un Amore
    by the Gipsy Kings
    choreo. by Elena Kustarova
  • Plunkett & Macleane
    by Craig Armstrong
    • Ball
    • Business
    • Hanging
    • Escape
      choreo. by Elena Kustarova

Competitive highlights

(with Maria Borounov)

Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Four Continents 14th 12th 13th 11th 12th 11th
Golden Spin 15th
Ice Challenge 11th
NRW Trophy 3rd 12th
Ondrej Nepela 9th WD
Pavel Roman 5th
Australia 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mittan, Barry (31 July 2006). "Borounovs Make International Debut". SkateToday. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ a b "Catching Up With Maria & Evgeni Borounov" (PDF). Aussie Skates. 31 August 2008. pp. 3–6. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 May 2006.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Coaches: Level 2". Western Australian Professional Skaters' Association Inc. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ "Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Maria BOROUNOV / Evgeni BOROUNOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016.

External links

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