Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Figure Skating
Inducted: 2009
Country: Russia
Born: February 9, 1979, in Moscow, Russia (USSR)

Irina Slutskaya won World Figure Skating Championships twice, in 2002 and 2005.  She was the World silver medalist in 1998, 2000 and 2001.

The Moscow-born skater was a silver medalist at the 2002 Winter Olympics and bronze medalist at the 2006 Games.

In 1996, Slutskaya, became the first Russian woman to win a European title. Ten years later, in 2006, she was the first woman to register seven Euro figure skating championships.

In 2000, Slutskaya was the first woman to land a triple lutz–triple loop combination in competition. In 2001, she was the first woman to land a triple salchow–triple loop-double toe-loop combination.  And, she invented the double Biellman spin with foot change.

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