At one time, she was nicknamed Madame, for her success. Laughing, she believes that the real champion can only be brought up by a crazy mentor. Without such an attitude to the ward nothing happens. She managed to achieve stunning figures for her entire career, but at the same time she does not intend to stop at what she has achieved. She is Tchaikovsky Elena Anatolievna, the legendary figure skating coach. And not only.
German education never left
Osipova Elena Anatolievna was born in the distant 1939-m. In those days her family lived in the capital, in Sokolniki. The parents of the future coach selflessly served Melpomene. They worked as actors in the famous Mossovet Theater and shared the scene with such covetous actresses as Lyubov Orlova, Faina Ranevskaya, Rostislav Plyatt and many others.
Father Tchaikovsky - Anatoly Osipov - native Muscovite, and mother - Tatiana Golman - was born from an ancient German family. Her ancestors settled on the territory of Russia in the XVI century. Before the October Revolution, they owned porcelain factories, factories and a number of ancestral estates. According to Tchaikovsky, German education from the family never left. Even in the era of the USSR. And therefore, to burden their problems with others, blaming all the sins of others - for Tchaikovsky taboo. Actually, she demands the same from her students now.
From the famine rescued ancient gold coins
Since Tatiana Golman is an ethnic German woman, she was deported from the capital together with her little daughter, as soon as the war began. And they took her from the cottage unexpectedly, without warning. She could not even collect things. As a result, my mother and Lena were in Shymkent. Nobody could even imagine that this link will last almost seven years!
In this city, they suffered a lot of suffering. So, from hunger they saved an ordinary tobacco pouch. It was in it were the ancient gold coins, which Tatiana managed to take away from Moscow. She managed to exchange them for bread.
All this time, until 1947, my mother and daughter were separated from the head of the family Anatoly Osipov. And it is not known how much this unpleasant situation could continue, if not for Yuri Zavadsky, the director of the "Moscow City Council". He raised all possible links at the top and interceded until Tatiana and little Lena returned to the Soviet capital.
Familiar predicted a brilliant career
Like many children of artists, little Lena practically "lived" in the theater. If possible, she attended all theatrical rehearsals. She really knew all the roles. And even somehow she starred in the film "The Brandenburg Gate." And in another picture - "Machine 22-12" - she was involved already with her father.
Of course, after such roles, the young actress began to be praised for her brilliant career. By the way, the inimitable actress Faina Ranevskaya was very happy for Lena. However, fate, as always, has developed quite differently.
From Kazakhstan, Tchaikovsky returned with tuberculosis
The matter is that Lena returned from Chimkent with a diagnosis of "tuberculosis". Doctors recommended her to walk as much as possible, and especially in the winter. Thus, the father decided to give the young Lena to the figure skating section. Actually, because this disease was a ticket to a great sport.
From this time on, Tchaikovsky began to train hard. These classes were held every day, twice. Thus, from the disease in the near future there was no trace, but figure skating was the main thing in her life.
The coach of the new athlete was Tatiana Tolmacheva. She was one of the founders of the figure skating school in the USSR. She began to study with her pupil. As a result, the young figure skater began to take part in competitions. At the age of fifteen she already became a master of sports, repeatedly won in the single-dance championships, and in 1957 at the USSR Championship she became the owner of the gold medal. However, after this victory Elena decided to leave her career as an athlete.
At the crossroads
When it came time to think about which university she wanted to go to, Elena could not immediately decide. She was at a crossroads. There was a talk about sending documents to one of the technical faculties. Especially, she said, she always liked the exact sciences. However, as always, the case helped. In the capital, American ballet on the ice was on tour. According to Tchaikovsky's recollections, she was simply delighted with what she had seen. By the way, that's when she began to dream about creating her own show in the country. True, there were no such specialists who could organize such a ballet at the moment. That is why Tchaikovsky decided to enter GITIS at the choreography department.
Studying at a well-known university required complete surrender. So with the idea of becoming a titled athlete had to finally give up. But now she was also interested in a new role - a figure skating coach.
First experience and first students
When Elena became a certified specialist, of course, she did not immediately realize her dream of an ice ballet. Since 1964 she started to bring up real champions. The first serious experience in this area began almost immediately after the institute. Elena trained figure skaters Tatyana Tarasova and Georgy Proskurin. According to Tarasova's recollections, the mentor taught them completely unfamiliar for her at that time movements. She herself began to put them a program.
As a result, in 1965, Tarasova and Proskurin took part for the first time in the European championship. Yes, then they did not become prize-winners, but they began to work even harder. Later, the coach had other students who brought her medals, but she still remembers her first debut in Europe.
... And then the irreparable happened. Tatiana Tarasova was traumatized and therefore could no longer claim high performance.
Russian dance on ice
In 1967, Chaikovskaya Elena Anatolyevna began to engage with new students - with Lyudmila Pakhomova and Alexander Gorshkov. Together with the coach, this couple was able to create a unique style of Russian dance on ice. By and large, it is because of this that such dances began to be considered an Olympic sport.
Of course, the process of creating a new program was very difficult. However, there were also first successes. So, in 1969 the couple Lyudmila Pakhomova and Alexander Gorshkov won the deserved silver at the World Championship. In fact, it was a real breakthrough. A year later, Chaikovskaya's wards already became winners in Europe and the world, and a few years later the pair celebrated the victory in the Olympic Games.
The triumph of Soviet figure skaters was obvious. It was for these victories that Tchaikovsky was awarded the title of "Honored Coach of the USSR".
After that, Elena Chaikovskaya, whose biography knew both ups and downs, began to train Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov. This pair managed to win the world and European championships twice. In addition, these figure skaters won the Winter Olympics in 1980 in the American Lake Placid.
As you know, in the 90s, when the Soviet sports system began to crumble, a number of well-known coaches went to the West. But Tchaikovsky remained. According to her, she tried to preserve the existing canons, the traditions of the national school of figure skating.
The hardest period for her was the 91st. It was then that she was notified that her rink no longer exists. She remembered that it was a complete fiasco, a collapse. She ran to the offices of high-ranking officials to save at least something of what was left. But sports and culture were, as it turns out, no one needs.
Two years later she was invited to head the Russian team. Despite the sad consequences of the collapse of the system of figure skating, in the 94th, the wards of Tchaikovsky were able to defend their positions. At the Olympics, Russian athletes received three gold medals. By and large, such indicators were not achieved by any national team. For Tchaikovsky, this victory gave an opportunity to rethink what is happening.
So, she began to work on her own ice ballet.
Tchaikovsky began to lead the children's ballet "The Wunderkind of Russia" for several years. She managed to put amazing programs. Wards performed not only on Russian, but also on European venues. They often toured and "infected" with their genuine enthusiasm for juniors.
According to her, such creative activity could help her to look at figure skating in Russia. She wanted these best children to start seriously and be ready for the coming serious competitions. In this regard, she was helped by experience, when she worked as head coach of the national team.
The coach managed to find the unique style of the champion
In the second half of the 90s, Maria Butyrskaya asked Tchaikovsky to become her coach. The fact is that before that the figure skater was studying with the student of Tchaikovsky Vladimir Kovalev, then - with Viktor Kudryavtsev. But none of them could not put her a number of "ballet" elements, which, in fact, she was sorely lacking. Whatever it was, Elena Tchaikovsky agreed to help the athlete. She was able not only to put these elements, but also to find her own style.
As a result, in only two years Tchaikovsky managed to raise Russia's first world champion in solo skating in the post-Soviet period of Russia.
A cherished dream
In 2001, Elena Chaikovskaya fulfilled her cherished dream. She managed to open her own school of figure skating, which is called "Konek Tchaikovskaya". She waited this event for 12 years. Prior to this, the construction of the building was underway, and the relevant documentation was carefully documented.
Now from this school there are real champions. This, for example, Julia Soldatova, Kristina Oblasova, Povilas Vanagas, Margarita Drobyazko.
Tchaikovsky has a clear understanding of what the school is for. Each of its co-worker-coach brings his ward to the real championship.
In addition, according to her, thanks to the work of the school appeared, finally, a "bench for spare." For only in conditions of fierce competition talents can be revealed to the skaters.
In general, in the "Tchaikovsky's Horse" about five hundred children are engaged. By the way, there is a free group for disabled children.
To date, its school has international status. Since it is there that train skaters from the CIS countries, Poland, Lithuania.
Theorist and writer
In addition to coaching and the school, Elena Tchaikovskaya wrote a number of books devoted to the education of young figure skaters. She also published her own textbook on this sport, which has already withstood three editions. But the book-confession called "Six Points" is considered a true bibliographic rarity. In this work the coach tells about the invaluable experience accumulated by years of figure skaters. The book begins with the history of the first national champion Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkina.
Elena Chaykovskaya: children, private life
About the personal life of coach Tchaikovsky is not known so much. She was married twice. The first husband, Andrei Novikov, was acquainted with youthful pores. They were married when Tchaikovsky was studying at GITIS. The young couple had an heir - son Igor. He subsequently graduated from MGIMO. He has two children, Tchaikovsky's grandsons - Igor and Victoria. Igor Novikov (son of Yelena Tchaikovsky) did not quite live up to her mother's hopes, since she was involved in not entirely "clean" cases and was suspected of extortion.
The second husband Anatoly Tchaikovsky was known in the sports field. He worked as a journalist in Kiev. For two decades he was listed as the editor-in-chief of the publication "Physical Culture and Sport".
By the way, they met through their first spouse. After the next championship, he introduced Anatoly to Elena. The journalist's goal is an interview with the coach. And in 1965 the couple had already officially signed.
By the way, their marriage was repeatedly on the verge of collapse. The spouse was not deprived of temperament, he was quick-tempered and believed that he was forced to stay in Russia, and not at home.
In addition to the fact that Elena Tchaikovsky's personal life was not the best way, she also went through a terrible test. It's about oncology. She carefully concealed the diagnosis from her relatives and friends. She found strength and agreed to a very complicated operation. As a result, she managed to defeat the deadly disease.
Instead of concluding
Coach Chaykovskaya Elena and is still the same gushing new ideas and approaches in creativity. Also, until now, she continues to be called Madame Success. In the end, by the number of gold medals won by her students in the world championships, Tchaikovsky occupies the second line of the world ranking of coaches. We will notice, at each its wards the original manner of execution is clearly traced. And this is probably the most important thing.