Ekaterina “Katia” Alexandrovna Gordeeva is a Russian figure skater who became 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion. She has also won four world championships (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990).
Gordeeva was born on May 28, 1971 in Moscow, Soviet Union, Russia. Together with his husband, the late Sergei Grinkov, the couple perform many pair figure skating. After her husband death, Gordeeva continued performing as a singles skater. According to astrology, Gordeeva’s zodiac sign is Gemini.
As of November 2022, Ekaterina Gordeeva’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million USD.
Quick Facts about Ekaterina Gordeeva!
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Full Name:||Ekaterina "Katia" Alexandrovna Gordeeva|
|Famous Name:||Ekaterina Gordeeva|
|Age:||51 Years Old|
|Date of Birth:||May 28, 1971|
|Birth Place/Hometown:||Moscow, Soviet Union, Russia|
|Current Residence:||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Profession:||Figure Skater and Sports Commentator|
|Height:||Feet & Inches: 5' 2".|
Centimeters: 157 cm.
Meters: 1.57 m.
|Weight:||Kilograms: 41 kg.|
Pounds: 90.4 lbs.
|Breast Size:||33 in / 84 cm|
|Waist Size:||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hip Size:||33 in / 84 cm|
|Monthly Income:||$41,666 +|
|Weekly Income:||$10,416 +|
|Daily Income:||$1,388 +|
|Father:||Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev|
|Mother:||Elena Lvovna Gordeeva|
|Siblings:||Sister: Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva|
|Children:||Daughter: Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova and Elizaveta Kulik|
|School:||Children and Youth Sports School|
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Early Life & Biography
Often called “Katia,” Gordeeva was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. She was born to Elena Lvovna Gordeeva, a teletype operator for TASS, and Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev, a dancer for the Alexandrov Song and Dance Ensemble.
Gordeeva once said, “My father worked with me on movement very often when I was little.” Gordeeva has a younger sister, Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva (born 1975), who lives in Moscow.
In her early age, her parents do hard work and travel alot, so she and her sister usually stay with their grandparents. Her grandmother always read her Grimm’s fairytales but she don’t know one day Gordeeva will tell her that her life was like a fairytale.
Gordeeva got married three times. Her first husband was Sergei Grinkov with who she married in 1991. The couple stayed together for almost 4 years and Sergei died in 1995.
The death of Sergei made her upset for many years. She cried and cried for Sergei and herself and cried on the words “and they lived happily ever after” were only the words after all and not the reality.
After many years of stress and fear, she finally decided to get married to Ilia Kulik in 2002. It was the longest marriage duration of her that lasted till 2015 and Gordeeva got divorced from Ilia Kulik in 2015. There is no reason revealed yet about their divorce.
Recently after almost 5 years, Gordeeva got married to David Pelletier who is a Canadian pair figure skater in 2020. The couple is happily married and there is no news about any affairs and breakup. Ekaterina Gordeeva has two daughter Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova and Elizaveta Kulik.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Size
Ekaterina Gordeeva was born on May 28, 1971 in Moscow, Russia. As of September 2022, she is 51 years old. Her height is 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) and weight around 41 kg (90.4 lbs). If we talk about her body measurements, her breast size is 33 in (84 cm), waist size is 24 in (61 cm), and hip size is 33 in (84 cm). Gordeeva has beautiful green eyes and brown hair color.
Gordeeva began figure skating at age four, when she entered Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA Moscow. She wore multiple pairs of socks inside skates many sizes too big because skates small enough for her feet were unavailable in the Soviet Union.
In August 1981, coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov. Because Grinkov frequently missed practice, their coach eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else, but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches.
Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They remain the youngest pairs team ever to win Olympic gold. They turned professional in the fall 1990, winning their first World Professional Championship in 1991. They also won that title in 1992 and 1994.
Gordeeva and Grinkov won almost every competition they entered. By 1989, the skating partnership had grown into a romantic relationship. They shared their first kiss on New Year’s Eve 1988 and were married in April 1991.
In 1994, the couple won their second Olympic gold medal in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway. On 20 November 1995, while the pair were rehearsing in Lake Placid, New York for opening night of the upcoming tour, Grinkov collapsed on the ice and died at age 28 from a massive heart attack.
After her husband death, Gordeeva took some time to return to her profession. In February 1996, Gordeeva returned to the ice, this time as a solo performer. Her first performance was a tribute to her late husband.
Then again on 27 February 1996, in a televised tribute to Grinkov called “Celebration of a Life, in which numerous skating luminaries took part. In 1998, she told an interviewer that “My life of great skating, and skating with him, is over … I don’t try to go now for Olympics. I take skating for a job.”
She stopped competing in 2000, but continues to skate in professional skating tours, shows and competitions. Gordeeva has signed several endorsement contracts, the most notable of which was with Target and led to two perfumes (“Katia” and “Katia Sport”) which were sold through Target stores.
She also appeared in the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as a featured athlete. In 2003, she appeared on the ice for the first time with Daria her daughter.
During that show in 2007, the mother-daughter duo became a trio when they were joined by Gordeeva’s younger daughter, Liza, and all three skated together to “Homesick” performed live by The Cheetah Girls. Since 2007, all three are amateur skaters together.
She is currently a member of the coaching team at the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club in West Edmonton Mall.
- 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion
- Four-times World Champion (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
- Gold medalist at Worlds Championship (1985 – 1986)
- Gold medalist at Europeans Championship (1987 – 1988)
- Silver medalist at Skate Canada Championship (1986 – 1987)
- Gold medalist at Moscow News Championship (1987 – 1988)
- Got 1st position at Skate Canada Championship (1993 – 1994)
- Got 1st position at NHK Trophy Championship (1989 – 1990)
Net Worth of Ekaterina Gordeeva
Ekaterina Gordeeva (May 28, 1971) has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. Her main source of income is pair and single figure skater. She is currently 51 years old and is still doing skating.
Gordeeva has annual income of around $500,000. Her monthly income is $41,666+ and weekly income is $10,416+. According to these stats, her daily income is $1,388+.
Gordeeva is not only earning from her profession but also from the endorsement. Her most popular brand promotion was with Target. With her name, two perfumes are still selling in the Target store.
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FAQs about Ekaterina Gordeeva
Is Katia Gordeeva married?
Gordeeva got married to David Pelletier in 2022.
Does Ekaterina Gordeeva still skate?
After her husband Sergei Grinkov death in 1995, Gordeeva continued performing as a singles skater.
How old is Ekaterina Gordeeva today?
As of September 2022, Gordeeva is 51 years old (May 28, 1971).
How old was Ekaterina Gordeeva when she started skating?
Gordeeva began skating at the age of four. She entered in Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA Moscow.
How much is Ekaterina Gordeeva worth?
According to our reports, Gordeeva’s net worth is roughly $10 Million. She was earning around $100,000 from endorsement.