Silná/Kurakin in 2012.
|Former country(ies) represented||Czech Republic|
8 January 1989 |
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Former partner||Dmitri Matsjuk
Martin Šubrt (CZE)
|Former coach||Barbara Fusar-Poli, Eva Sonnleitner, Muriel Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer, Dmitri Sildoja, Vitali Schulz, Jana Hubler|
|Skating club||EKE Vienna
TJ Stadion Brno
|Training locations||Milan, Italy; Vienna and Graz, Austria; Lyon, France; Dortmund, Germany; Brno, Czech Republic|
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 Ice Challenge
Barbora Silná (born 8 January 1989) is a Czech-Austrian former ice dancer who competed mostly for Austria. With Dmitri Matsjuk, she is a four-time Austrian national champion and qualified for the free dance at four ISU Championships. With Juri Kurakin, she won three Austrian national titles and reached the final segment at three ISU Championships.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Programs
- 4 Competitive highlights
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- 7 Navigation
In the Czech Republic
Silná began learning to skate in 1993. Early in her career, she represented the Czech Republic with Martin Šubrt. In the 2003–04 season, the duo appeared at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events and became the Czech national junior bronze medalists. They were coached by Natalia Vorobieva at TJ Stadion in Brno.
Partnership with Matsjuk
In 2005, Silná teamed up with Ukrainian-born skater Dmitri Matsjuk to compete on the senior level for Austria. The two won four Austrian national titles from 2006 to 2009 and the silver medal at the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. They qualified for the free dance at four ISU Championships – 2007 Europeans in Warsaw, Poland; 2008 Europeans in Zagreb, Croatia; 2008 Worlds in Gothenburg, Sweden; and 2009 Europeans in Helsinki, Finland. Their best result, 15th, came in Helsinki. They trained under Jana Hübler at Cottage Engelmann Club in Vienna and in Lyon.
Partnership with Kurakin
Silná teamed up with Estonian skater Juri Kurakin in 2010. The two decided to represent Austria. In the 2010–11 season, they were coached by Dmitri Sildoja and Vitali Schulz in Dortmund and Vienna. The following season, training under Muriel Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer in Lyon and Graz, they won their first Austrian national title. During the next two seasons, they finished second to Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer at the Austrian Championships. In the 2013–14 season, they switched to Barbara Fusar-Poli in Milan.
Having missed qualifying for the free dance at three ISU Championship, Silná/Kurakin were successful for the first time at the 2015 Europeans in Stockholm, where they finished 18th. At the 2015 Worlds in Shanghai, they ranked 21st in the short and did not advance further.
Stefano Caruso joined Fusar-Poli as the duo's coach in the 2015–16 season. Silná/Kurakin reached the final segment at the 2016 Europeans in Bratislava and at the 2016 Worlds in Boston, where they placed 17th and 20th, respectively. They announced their retirement on 3 August 2016 due to Silná's back problems.
|Season||Short dance||Free dance|
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|Austrian folk dance
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
With Kurakin for Austria
|CS DS Cup||5th|
|CS Finlandia Trophy||9th|
|CS Ice Challenge||8th||3rd||4th|
|CS Nepela Trophy||7th||5th|
|Cup of Nice||11th|
|Trophy of Lyon||5th||2nd|
With Matsjuk for Austria
|GP Trophée Bompard||8th|
With Šubrt for the Czech Republic
|JGP Czech Republic||12th|
|Pavel Roman Memorial||1st J|
|Czech Championships||3rd J|
|J: Junior level|
- "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
- "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009.
- "Barbora SILNA / Martin SUBRT: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004.
- "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007.
- "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008.
- "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011.
- "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012.
- "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
- Silna, Barbora; Kurakin, Juri (3 August 2016). "We have to announce, that we decided to finish our active sport career...". Facebook.
- "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
- "Competition Results: Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016.
- "Competition Results: Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014.
- "Barbora SILNA / Martin SUBRT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016.
Media related to Barbora Silná at Wikimedia Commons
- Barbora Silna / Juri Kurakin at the International Skating Union
- Barbora Silna / Dmitri Matsjuk at the International Skating Union