Elene Gedevanishvili is a 3 time Olympian (2006 Torino, 2010 Vancouver, and 2014 Sochi.) She was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and began skating at the same Skating facility as Besa, at 3 years old. Since then Besa had been Elene’s role model, as he paved the way for Georgian youth in figure skating. At 9 years old she won the Georgian national championship, moved to Moscow and begun training there under Tatiana Tarasova at CSKA Moscow for 9 years. She qualified for her first Olympic Games at 16 for the 2006 Torino games,(where she placed in top 10) bringing Republic of Georgia highest result achieved in the history of winter sports at the Olympic Games. She has won two Bronze Medals at the European Championships in 2010, and 2012.
She retired from competition in 2015 and enrolled into Plymouth State University, which she graduated in 2019 with the degree in Exercise Psychology.
After completing her Bachelors degree she started coaching full time as a skating technique instructor at the Elite Hockey Training facility, Cutting Edge Ice Academy, in Elmwood Park, NJ, where she had chance to assist and learn from elite coaches about the game of hockey.
Cutting Edge also happens to be one of the destinations Besa visits for his camps, and over the past 4 years Elene has had the opportunity to assist and learn from Besa in all of his training camps at the Cutting Edge as well as Besa Hockey Camps in Long Island. At the moment she is well on the way to complete her 200 hour certification and become a Besa Hockey Disciple.
With this working relationship, and over the past years, Elene has used the knowledge passed down from Besa, and coached a number of her own students from B to AAA level, worked with many Junior and NCAA players. Elene also has been hosting her own weekly clinics as well as camp at her Home Rink Cutting Edge Ice Academy.