Ilia Averbukh () (b. December 18, 1973 in Moscow) is a Russian Jewish ice dancer. With Marina Anissina, he was the 1990 & 1992 World Junior champions. With former wife Irina Lobacheva, he is the 2002 Olympic silver medalist.


Averbukh started skating because of his mother at the age of 5.

His skating partner and ex-wife is Irina Lobacheva. Averbukh used to skate with Marina Anissina, and together they won 2 Junior World Championships (1990 & 1992), but he fell in love with Lobacheva and started skating with her. A November 2007 report indicates that Averbukh and Lobacheva have divorced and will no longer skate together.[1]

After the Goodwill Games in the summer of 1994 their trainer team moved to Delaware, USA, with many of their students to train at the University of Delaware. After one year they followed them to once again train with them

They married on March 10, 1995. They have son Martin born 2004.

Lobacheva and Averbukh are the 2002 Olympic silver medalist, the 2002 World Champions and the 2003 European Champions.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Lobacheva)

Event/Season 1993–1994 1994–1995 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002 2002–2003
Winter Olympics 5th 2nd
World Championships 13th 15th 6th 7th 4th 4th 4th 3rd 1st 2nd
European Champions 9th 5th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 1st
Russian Championships 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Final 5th 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st
Skate America 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Skate Canada International 4th 3rd
Nations Cup 3rd 4th
Trophee Lalique 1st 2nd
Cup of Russia 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
NHK Trophy 8th 2nd 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 2nd 2nd


  1. Irina Lobacheva and Ilia Averbukh divorce

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