Barbora Silná

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Barbora Silná
2012 WFSC 02d 313 Barbora Silná Juri Kurakin.JPG
Silná/Kurakin in 2012.
Personal information
Country represented Austria
Former country(ies) represented Czech Republic
Born (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 27)
Kroměříž, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Partner Juri Kurakin
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
Grazer Eislaufverein
TJ Stadion Brno
Training locations Milan, Italy; Vienna and Graz, Austria; Lyon, France; Dortmund, Germany; Brno, Czech Republic
Began skating 1993
Retired August 2016
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 130.88
2016 Worlds
Short dance 54.63
2016 Worlds
Free dance 79.38
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.

Personal life[edit]

Silná was born 8 January 1989 in Kroměříž, Czechoslovakia.[1] She became an Austrian citizen by January 2009.[2]

Career[edit]

In the Czech Republic[edit]

Silná began learning to skate in 1993.[1] 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.[3]

Partnership with Matsjuk[edit]

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 Championships2007 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.[4][5][2]

Partnership with Kurakin[edit]

Silná teamed up with Estonian skater Juri Kurakin in 2010.[6] The two decided to represent Austria. In the 2010–11 season, they were coached by Dmitri Sildoja and Vitali Schulz in Dortmund and Vienna.[6] The following season, training under Muriel Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer in Lyon and Graz, they won their first Austrian national title.[7] 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.[8]

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.[1] 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.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Kurakin[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–16
[1]
2014–15
[10]
2013–14
[8]
  • Slow foxtrot: Just One Dance
    by Caro Emerald
  • Quickstep: That Man
    by Caro Emerald
  • Lost Generation
    (from "Chronicles")
    by Audiomachine
  • Cerebral Beauty
    by Audiomachine
2011–12
[7]
2010–11
[6]

With Matsjuk[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2008–09
[2]
2007–08
[5]
Austrian folk dance
  • Kuckucks Jodler Polka
2006–07
[4]
  • Saturday Night Fever
    by the Bee Gees, Adam Garcia

With Šubrt[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2003–04
[3]
  • Blues
  • Jive

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Kurakin for Austria[edit]

International[11]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Worlds 36th 21st 20th
Europeans 24th 25th 18th 17th
CS DS Cup 5th
CS Finlandia Trophy 9th
CS Ice Challenge 8th 3rd 4th
CS Nepela Trophy 7th 5th
Cup of Nice 11th
Ice Challenge 5th
Mont Blanc 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 16th
NRW Trophy 2nd
Pavel Roman 8th 1st
Trophy of Lyon 5th 2nd
National[11]
Austrian Champ. 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st

With Matsjuk for Austria[edit]

International[12]
Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Worlds 25th 21st
Europeans 19th 16th 15th
GP Trophée Bompard 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 13th 10th 8th
Nepela Memorial 2nd
Schäfer Memorial 14th 5th WD
National[12]
Austrian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD: Withdrew

With Šubrt for the Czech Republic[edit]

International[13]
Event 2003–04
JGP Czech Republic 12th
JGP Slovakia 9th
Pavel Roman Memorial 1st J
National[13]
Czech Championships 3rd J
J: Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Martin SUBRT: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. 
  4. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Silna, Barbora; Kurakin, Juri (3 August 2016). "We have to announce, that we decided to finish our active sport career...". Facebook. 
  10. ^ "Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Competition Results: Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Barbora SILNA / Dmitri MATSJUK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Barbora SILNA / Martin SUBRT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Barbora Silná at Wikimedia Commons

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