Karponosov and partner Natalya Linichuk were gold medalists
at the World Championships of 1978 and 1979, and the 1980
The Soviet ice dancers were bronze medalists at the 1974
and 1977 World Championships and won the silver at the
1980 World event. They also finished fourth at the 1976
Karponosov and Linichuk won the European Championships
in 1979 and 1980, after taking a silver medal in 1978and
bronze medals 1974 through 1977. The pair won the World
Universiade in 1972.
On July 31, 1981, following their retirement as international
competitors, Karponosov and Linichuk were married.
The Karponosov’s re-emerged as a coaching team, with
such pupils as Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul of the
Ukraine, and the Russian Ice Dance teams of Oksana Gristchuk
and Evgeni Platov, and Angelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsiannikov.
Gristchuk and Platov were Olympic gold medal winners in 1994.
Krylova and Ovsiannikov won the silver medal at the 1998
Winter Olympics. Gennadi and Natalya’s ice dancers
also won World Championships in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, and