Marina Akbarov

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Competitive Skating

1968 Began skating in "Spartak" Skating Club Yekaterinburg, Russia with coach Igor Ksenofontov
1974 Began to skate with partner Stanislav Leonovich
1976 Moved to Moscow to train with famous World coach Stanislav Zhuk
1979 Won first big International Competition "Moscow News"
1980 Bronze medalist at World and European Championships
1980 4th Place, Winter Olympic Games, Lake Placid, USA
1981 Won USSR Cup
1982 - 1983 With partner Stanislav Leonovich, became USSR National Champion
1982 Silver medalists at World Championship in Copengagen, Denmark
1982 Finished 2nd at European Championship in Lion, France

Professional Skating

1989 - 1996 Principal skater in "Russian All Stars" company under artistic director and well known coach of many Olympic Champions Tatiana Tarasova
1997 Began working in one of the most prestigious and popular Worldwide ice shows "Disney on Ice" by Feld Entertainment Production

Coaching

1984 - 1989 USSR National Coach in "Spartak" Skating Club in Moscow.
Coached 1998 European Bronze medalist Alexander Abt and Russian 1998 Olympic team member, 1998-"Skate America" Bronze medalist, 1999- Champion Cup of Russia- Elena Sokolova
1990 - 1997 Taught young skaters in Figure Skating Clubs, Moscow Russia
Present Help "Disney on Ice" company and Cypress Gardens Ice Show to create new programs for in-shows as a choreographer

Education

1981 Received High School Diploma
1982 - 1988 Central Institute of Physical Culture Moscow, Russia
Degree in Physical Culture Education with specializing in Figure Skating

 

Member of...

USFS
PSA
WFSC
USFS
PSA
WFSC