Marina Eltsova

Marina Alexeevna Eltsova (Russian: Марина Алексеевна Ельцова; born 4 February 1970) 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.

Marina Eltsova
Personal information
Full nameMarina Alexeevna Eltsova
Country represented Russia
Former country(ies) represented Soviet Union
Born (1970-02-04) 4 February 1970 (age 50)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Former partnerAndrei Bushkov
Sergei Zaitsev
Former coachNatalia Pavlova

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 highlightsEdit

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With BushkovEdit

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 ZaitsevEdit

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. 7 February 1998. Archived from the original on 17 November 2000.
  2. ^ "Young Russians take European pairs title". CBS SportsLine. 14 January 1998. Archived from the original on 3 May 2001.

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