Alexander Markuntsov (born February 21, 1982 in Leningrad) is a Russian Pair skater who has also competed internationally for Japan. He had the most success with Yuko Kawaguchi, competing for Japan. They teamed up in 1999 and were the first pair team representing Japan to medal at an ISU Championship, which they did when they won the silver medal at the 2001 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They are the 2002 and 2003 Japan. Their highest placement at a senior ISU Championship was seventh at the 2003 Four Continents Championships. They were coached by Tamara Moskvina. They ended their partnership following the 2002-2003 season.

Before teaming up with Kawaguchi, Markuntsov competed internationally for Russia on the junior level with Valentina Razskazova.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Kawaguchi)

Event 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003
World Championships 15th 13th 14th
Four Continents Championships 8th 9th 7th
World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2nd
Japan 1st 1st
Japan 1st
NHK Trophy WD 5th
Skate America 6th 5th
Trophee Lalique 6th
Junior Grand Prix Final 3rd
Junior Grand Prix Final 3rd
Junior Grand Prix Final 1st
  • WD = Withdrew

(with Razskazova )

Event 1997-1998 1998-1999
Junior Grand Prix Final 4th
Junior Grand Prix Final WD
  • WD = Withdrew

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