|Country represented||Great Britain
18 January 1975 |
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
|Home town||Deeside, Wales|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former partner||Marika Humphreys
|Former coach||Natalia Dubova
|Former choreographer||Marika Humphreys|
|Skating club||Deeside Ice Skating Club|
Vitaliy Baranov (Ukrainian: Віталій Баранов; born 18 January 1975) is a former competitive ice dancer. Competing for the United Kingdom with partner and wife Marika Humphreys, he 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.
In 1998, Baranov teamed up with Marika Humphreys on the ice and began representing Great Britain. 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.
|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|
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
- "Marika HUMPHREYS / Vitali BARANOV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004.
- "Vitali Baranov biography". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
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