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Marina Klimova

Full name: Marina Vladimirovna Klimova (-Ponomarenko)
Original name: Марина Владимировна Климова (-Пономаренко)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
Born: July 28, 1966 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Wife of Sergey Ponomarenko.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Marina Klimova and Sergey Ponomarenko were the world’s best ice dance couple in the early 1990s. They rose to prominence in 1984 when they won bronzes at both the European Championships and Olympic Games. Soon they rose to be the world’s second ranked ice dancing couple behind Nataliya Bestemyanova and Andrey Bukin, winning silver medals behind them at the World Championships from 1985-87, at the European Championships from 1985-88 and at the 1988 Olympic Games. When Bestemyanova and Bukin retired from the competitive skating after the 1988 Olympics, Klimova and Ponomarenko rose to be the world’s top ice dance couple, winning the World Championships in 1989-90 and 1992, European Championships in 1989-1992 and the 1992 Olympic Games. In addition they won silver at the 1991 World Championships behind the French couple Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay. Klimova and Ponomarenko also won the Soviet Championships in 1985-86 and 1989-90. After the 1992 Olympics, Klimova and Ponomarenko turned professional and won silvers at the 1995 and 1996 World Professional Championships, before retiring from competitive skating in 1997. They married in 1984 and after their retirement worked as children’s coaches in San Jose, California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Mixed Ice Dancing Soviet Union-2 URS 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Mixed Ice Dancing Soviet Union-2 URS 2 Silver
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Mixed Ice Dancing Unified Team-1 EUN 1 Gold

Mixed Ice Dancing

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Final Standings 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #1 3T
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #2 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #3 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #4 5
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #5 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #6 3T
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #7 3T
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #8 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Summary Judge #9 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #1 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #2 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #3 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #4 5
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #5 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #6 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #7 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #8 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #9 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #1 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #2 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #3 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #4 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #5 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #6 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #7 3
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #8 4
1984 Winter 17 Sarajevo Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #9 4
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Final Standings 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #1 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #2 2T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #3 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #4 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #5 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #6 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #7 4
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #8 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dances Judge #9 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #1 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #2 3
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #3 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #4 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #5 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #6 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #7 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #8 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #9 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #1 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #2 3
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #3 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #4 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #5 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #6 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #7 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #8 2
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Figure Skating Soviet Union-2 URS Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #9 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Final Standings 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #1 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #2 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #3 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #4 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #5 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #6 4T
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #7 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #8 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 1 Judge #9 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #1 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #2 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #3 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #4 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #5 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #6 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #7 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #8 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Compulsory Dance 2 Judge #9 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #1 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #2 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #3 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #4 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #5 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #6 3
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #7 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #8 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Original Set Pattern Dance Judge #9 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #1 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #2 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #3 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #4 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #5 2
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #6 3
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #7 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #8 1
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Figure Skating Unified Team-1 EUN Sergey Ponomarenko Free Dance Judge #9 1