Ilya Averbuh - biography
Ilia Averbukh (Russian: Илья Авербух) (b. December 18, 1973 in Moscow) is a Russian ice dancer. With Marina Anissina, he was the 1990 & 1992 World Junior champions. With former wife Irina Lobacheva, he is the 2002 Olympic silver medalist.
Averbukh started skating because of his mother at the age of 5. His skating partner and ex-wife is Irina Lobacheva. Averbukh used to skate with Marina Anissina, and together they won 2 Junior World Championships (1990 & 1992), but he fell in love with Lobacheva and started skating with her. A November 2007 report indicates that Averbukh and Lobacheva have divorced and will no longer skate together.
After the Goodwill Games in the summer of 1994 their trainer team moved to Delaware, USA, with many of their students to train at the University of Delaware. After one year they followed them to once again train with them
They married on March 10, 1995. They have son Martin born 2004.
Lobacheva and Averbukh are the 2002 Olympic silver medalists, the 2002 World Champions and the 2003 European Champions.