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Elena Ilinykh is an ice dancer from Russia. She is born 1994 in Aktau, today Kazakhstan.
The beautiful Russian started in single skating, but later found that ice dancing is more suitable for her. Today Elena Ilinykh is partnering with Nikita Katsalapov.
Prior to 2014, the couple is a three-time European medalist, a three-time Russian national silver medalist, and most importantly – a two-time Olympic medalist (gold and bronze) from 2014 Sochi Olympics.