Vitaliy Baranov

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Vitaliy Baranov
Personal information
Country represented Great Britain
Born (1975-01-18) 18 January 1975 (age 40)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
Home town Deeside, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partner Marika Humphreys
Olga Mudrak
Former coach Natalia Dubova
Roy Callaway
Betty Callaway
Former choreographer Marika Humphreys
Skating club Deeside Ice Skating Club
Began skating 1980
Retired 2004

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.


Early in his career, Baranov competed with Olga Mudrak representing his home country of Ukraine. They parted ways after her marriage to Viacheslav Zagorodniuk.[1]

In 1998, Baranov teamed up with Marika Humphreys on the ice and began representing Great Britain.[1] They won the 2001 and 2002 British national titles. Humphreys and Baranov placed 15th at the 2002 Olympics,[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Humphreys and Baranov were married in March 1999.[1] Baranov earned a degree in sports science from Glyndr University in Wrexham and then studied physiotherapy at the University of Salford.[3]


Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Winter Olympics 15th
World Championships 16th 14th
European Championships 12th 11th
GP Cup of Russia 7th
GP NHK Trophy 6th WD
GP Skate Canada WD
GP Trophée Lalique 8th
Finlandia Trophy 3rd 2nd
Golden Spin of Zagreb 3rd
Karl Schäfer Memorial 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
British Championships 3rd 1st 1st 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

(with Mudrak)

Event 1993 1994 1995
Junior Worlds 11th
Skate Israel 8th
Skate Canada 10th


(with Humphreys)

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Hey Pachuco
  • Swing Lovor
  • Hey Pachuco
  • Sirocco
    by Momo and Christophe Goze
  • Sahara
    arranged by Haylie Ecker and Brian Gascoigne
    performed by Bond


  1. ^ a b c d e "Marika HUMPHREYS / Vitali BARANOV: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. 
  2. ^ "Vitali Baranov biography". Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Goodban, Dave (11 February 2010). "Flintshire skater Marika Humphreys makes Winter Olympics return". Chester Chronicle. 

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