Ekaterina Gordeeva is a famous Russian figure skater. Ekaterina Gordeeva is known for being a two-time Olympic champion and four-time world champion alongside her late husband Sergei Grinkov.
Ekaterina Gordeeva was born on May 28, 1971 and she is currently 50 years old. She is from Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, her full name is Ekaterina Alexandrovna Gordeeva. It is written as Екатерина Александровна Гордеева in her native Russian. In addition, her family affectionately calls her Katia.
Her parents are mother Elena Lvovna Gordeeva and father Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev. She also has a younger sister, namely Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva.
career and working life
Professionally, Ekaterina Gordeeva is a famous figure skater. She rose to fame alongside her late husband Sergei Grinkov when they won the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Championships. Together, the former couple also became four-time world champions in 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990 – all in pair skating. After the tragic death of her late husband, this figure skater continued to perform as a solo skater.
In addition to being a figure skater, she is also a writer. she wrote My Sergei: A Love Story along with Sports Illustrated writer EM Swift. It was released in 1996 and commemorates the years spent together with her late husband Sergei Grinkov. This book also topped the New York Times bestseller list. It also includes several photographs from the former couple’s personal collection along with their promotional photos from various tour groups.
Besides, she also wrote A letter for Daria. It is a children’s book dedicated to her daughter. It’s also an autobiographical letter she wrote to her daughter. This book includes topics such as childhood memories, skating, differences between Russian and American cultures, and the importance of family. This book also contains numerous photographs from her personal collection.
Ekaterina Gordeeva is a married woman. her husband is David Pelletier who is also a pairs figure skater from Canada. The couple tied the knot on July 25, 2020 and now reside in Alberta, Canada.
She was previously married to figure skater Ilia Kulik from June 10, 2002 to 2016. With Ilia she shares a daughter named Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik. This was actually her 2nd marriage. Her first marriage was with Sergei Grinkov.
She and her first husband had a state wedding on April 20, 1991 while her church wedding was on April 28, 1991. With Sergei she has a daughter named Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova. Sadly, her first husband passed away on November 20, 1995. Her lover died of a heart attack while in practice in Lake Placid.
Ekaterina Gordeeva stands about tall height by 5 feet 2 inches or 157 cm. Her body weight is also around 41 kg. Apart from that, the figure skater’s other body measurements are not available. Still, as a figure skater, she’s sure to have a very agile body. Also, this Russian figure skater has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Social Media and Wealth
Ekaterina Gordeeva spoke about her social media presence: Ekaterina Gordeeva joined Twitter in December 2015 and so far has over 4.2k followers on her @katiagordeeva account. Likewise, she has more than 41.9k followers on her @katiaagordeeva Instagram Account as of December 2021. This figure skater has a net worth of around 10 million US dollars.