|Alternative names||Marika Humphreys-Baranova|
|Country represented||Great Britain|
3 January 1977 |
|Home town||Deeside, Wales|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Former partner||Vitaliy Baranov
|Former coach||Natalia Dubova
|Former choreographer||Marika Humphreys|
|Skating club||Deeside Ice Skating Club|
Marika Humphreys-Baranova (born 3 January 1977) is a British former competitive ice dancer. With partner and husband Vitaliy Baranov, she is the 2002 Karl Schäfer Memorial champion, 2001 Finlandia Trophy silver medalist, 2000 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, and a two-time British national champion. They competed at the Olympics, World Championships, and European Championships. Earlier in her career, Humphreys won three national titles with Philip Askew and Justin Lanning.
Aged 15 with her first partner, Justin Lanning, Marika Humphreys was the youngest skater ever to win the gold medal at the 1993 British Championships. She then teamed up with Philip Askew to win the 1996 and 1997 British titles. In 1998, she teamed up with Ukrainian ice dancer Vitaliy Baranov. They won the 2001 and 2002 British national titles. Humphreys and Baranov placed 15th at the 2002 Olympics, 14th at the 2002 World Championships, and 11th at the 2002 European Championships. They also competed in three Grand Prix events, and won five medals at senior B events including gold at the 2002 Karl Schäfer Memorial.
Humphreys-Baranova is a Technical Specialist for the International Skating Union. She served as the ice dancing Technical Specialist at the 2010 Olympics, the European Championships in Warsaw 2007, and as the ice dancing Assistant Technical Specialist at the 2008 and 2006 World Figure Skating Championships. She also trains new Technical Specialists for the ISU.
Marika coached at Deeside ice rink between 1996 and 2013. In April 2013 she was head-hunted for the role of Elite Skating Coordinator for the Lee Valley Ice Centre in London.
|GP Cup of Russia||7th|
|GP NHK Trophy||6th||WD|
|GP Skate Canada||WD|
|GP Trophée Lalique||8th|
|Golden Spin of Zagreb||3rd|
|Karl Schäfer Memorial||1st|
|GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew|
|CS Nations Cup||8th|
|CS Skate Canada||9th|
|Karl Schäfer Memorial||5th|
|CS = Champions Series|
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
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