Tatyana Navka, Olympic ice dancing champion, recovering from coronavirus

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Tatyana Navka, a 2006 Olympic ice dancing champion, is in the hospital with a mild case of the coronavirus and is feeling well, according to news agency TASS and other Russian media.

Navka reportedly said she believes she attained the virus from husband Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The 45-year-old Navka won the 2006 Olympic ice dance with Roman Kostomarov. Together, they prevailed by 4.58 points over Americans Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto. They were the last Soviet or Russian couple to win an Olympic title.

Navka, born in what is now Ukraine, competed in four Olympics, her first two for Belarus. Navka and Kostomarov spent years training in New Jersey.

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