Marina Eltsova

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Marina Eltsova
Personal information
Full name Marina Alexeevna Eltsova
Country represented  Russia
Former country(ies) represented  Soviet Union
Born (1970-02-04) February 4, 1970 (age 47)
Height 5'2" (157 cm)
Former partner Andrei Bushkov
Sergei Zaitsev
Former coach Natalia Pavlova

Marina Alexeevna Eltsova (Russian: Марина Алексеевна Ельцова) (born 4 February 1970 in Leningrad) is a Russian pair skater. She represented the Soviet Union until its fall, and, after that, Russia. With partner Andrei Bushkov, she is the 1996 World champion and a two-time (1993 and 1997) European champion.

Eltsova and Bushkov missed the 1997–1998 Champions Series Final because Bushkov had a groin injury.[1] They withdrew from the 1998 European Championships – Bushkov's right blade broke during the short program.[2] The pair competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where they placed seventh. They were coached by Natalia Pavlova in Saint Petersburg.[1]

Eltsova previously skated with Sergei Zaitsev, representing the Soviet Union.

Eltsova is married and has a daughter[citation needed]. She currently is a figure skating coach at several rinks in the Kansas City metro area.

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With Bushkov[edit]

Event 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
Olympics 7th
Worlds 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 6th
Europeans 1st 4th 4th 1st WD
GP Final 2nd 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 2nd 1st 5th
GP Lalique 3rd
GP Nations Cup 1st 2nd
GP Skate America 1st 1st
GP Skate Canada 2nd
Centennial On Ice 2nd
Goodwill Games 2nd
Inter. de Paris/
Trophée de France
2nd 1st
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Skate America 1st 1st 1st
Skate Canada 3rd
Universiade 1st
Russian Champ. 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 4th
Soviet Champ. 4th 3rd
WD = Withdrew

With Zaitsev[edit]

Event 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89
Skate America 2nd
Prize of Moscow News 8th 3rd
Winter Universiade 3rd
USSR Cup 3rd 3rd


  1. ^ a b "They weren't rushin': Russian pairs arrive late -- deliberately". CBS SportsLine. February 7, 1998. Archived from the original on November 17, 2000. 
  2. ^ "Young Russians take European pairs title". CBS SportsLine. January 14, 1998. Archived from the original on May 3, 2001.