Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Marina Vladimirovna Klimova (Russian: Марина Владимировна Климова) and Sergei Vladilenovich Ponomarenko (Серге́й Владиленович Пономаренко) are former ice dancers who represented first the Soviet Union and then the Unified Team.

Marina was born on 28 June 1966 in Sverdlovsk (current Ekaterinburg) and Sergei on 6 October 1960 in Moscow.

Marina and Sergei are the 1992 Olympic champions, the 1988 Olympic silver medalists, the 1984 Olympic bronze medalists, three-time World champions (1989, 1990 and 1992), and four-time European champions (1989-1992). They are the first figure skaters in any discipline to win Olympic medals of all the colours. After finishing their competitive career, they turned professional and started participating in shows and events for professional skaters (they are two-time silver medalists of the World Professional Championships).

Marina's first partner was Oleg Volkov. They competed two seasons and won two silver medals of the Cup of USSR Final (1978 and 1979) and placed third at the 4th Winter USSR Spartakiad.

In 2000 Marina and Sergei were inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

They got married in September 1984 and have two sons: Tim, born in 1998 and Anthony, born on 5 January 2001. Anthony is a competitive ice dancer and together with Christina Carreira, his partner, represents the USA. For mor information about Anthony and Cristina look here.

Currently they live in California and dedicate to coaching young skaters. Additionally, Sergei is ans ISU technical specialist for Russia.

Wikipedia
Marina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Klimova
Sergei - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Ponomarenko

Fskate.ru
Marina - https://fskate.ru/skaters/1446.html
Sergei - https://fskate.ru/skaters/1554.html

Programs and Videos
1991/1992
CD 1: Waltz / Paso Doble
CD 2: Blues / Tango Romantica
OD: Polka from "Ballet Suite no. 2" by Shostakovich
FD: "Air from Suite No.3" by Johann Sebastian Bach / "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ex: "E lucevan le stelle"

1992 World ChampionshipsXVI Winter Olympic Games Albertville 19921992 European Championships
1990/1991
CD 1: Starlight Waltz
CD 2: Rhumba
OD: Blues
FD: "Lawrence of Arabia" by Maurice Jarre

1991 World Championships1991 European Championships1990 Goodwill Games1989/1990
CD 1:
Cd 2:
OSP: Samba - "La cucaracha"
FD: "My Fair Lady"
Ex: "Once upon a Time in America"

1990 World Championships1990 European Championships1989 NHK Trophy
1988/1989
CD 1: Westminster Waltz
CD 2: Charleston / Rhumba
OSP: Charleston
FD: "Mack the Knife" from "Three penny opera" by Kurt Weil / "My Fair Lady" by Frederick Loewe

1989 World Championships1989 European Championships
CD 2 (Rhumba): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taMOixgZ7a4
OSP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXspcION4m0OSP 2:
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-24cD5Lg0
1988 NHK Trophy
1987/1988
CD 1: Kilian
CD 2: Paso Doble
CD 3: Vienesse Dance
OSP: Tango
FD 1: "Mack the Knife" by Kurt Weill
FD 2: Beatles medley: "Yesterday" / "I Want to Hold Your Hand" / "Let It Be" / "Get Back" / "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

1988 World ChampionshipsXV Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988
1986/1987
CD 1: Waltz
CD 2:
OSP: Waltz by Johann Strauss
FD: "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor" by Franz Liszt

1987 World Championships1987 European Championships
1985/1986
CD 1:
CD 2:
OSP: "Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214" by Johann Strauss
FD: "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor" by Franz Liszt

1986 World Championships1986 European Championships1985 NHK Trophy
1984/1985
CD 1: Yankee Polka
CD 2:
OSP: "Hello Dolly"
FD: "La cumparsita"

1985 World Championships1985 European Championships
1983/1984
CD 1:
CD 2:
OSP: Paso Doble
FD: "The Circus Princess "by Emmerich Kálmán

1984 World ChampionshipsXIV Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 1984
1982/1983
CD 1:
CD 2:
OSP:
FD: "Sinfonia per un addio" by Rondo Veneziano

1982 Ennia Challenge Cup (today: International Challenge Cup)1982 "Moscow News" Trophy

Results
Rows in azure ---> domestic USSR competitions

CompetitionCD 1CD 2OSP / ODFDFR
1991/1992
1992 World Championships1
1111
XVI Winter Olympic Games Albertville 19921
1111
1992 European Championships11111
1990/1991
1991 World Championships22322
1991 European Championships


1
1990 Goodwill Games


1
1989/1990
1990 World Championships1121
1990 European Championships1111
1990 USSR National Championships


1
1989 NHK Trophy11111
1988/1989
1989 World Championships1111
1989 European Championships1111
1989 USSR National Championships


1
1989 "Moscow News" ("Московские Новости") Trophy


1
1988 NHK Trophy11111
1987/1988
1988 World Championships2222
XV Winter Olympic Games Calgary 19882222
1987 "Moscow News" ("Московские Новости") Trophy


1
1987 Fujifilm Trophy


1
1986/1987
1987 World Championships2122
1987 European Championships


2
1986 "Moscow News" ("Московские Новости") Trophy


1
1985/1986
1986 World Championships2122
1986 European Championships2122
1986 USSR National Championships


1
1985 "Moscow News" ("Московские Новости") Trophy


2
1985 NHK Trophy
111
1984/1985
1985 World Championships2222
1985 European Championships


2
1985 USSR National Championships


1
1984 Ennia Challenge Cup (today: International Challenge Cup)


1
1984 "Moscow News" ("Московские Новости") Trophy


1
1983/1984
1984 World Championships4444
XIV Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 19844433
1984 European Championships


3
1983 Ennia Challenge Cup


1
1983 International St. Gervais


1
1983 Nebelhorn Trophy


1
1982/1983
1983 European Championships


4
1982 Ennia Challenge Cup (today: International Challenge Cup)


2
1982 International St. Gervais


1
1982 Nebelhorn Trophy


1
1981/1982
1981 Golden Spin of Zagreb


2

Post-retirement programs
  • "Evergreen" by Luther Vandross
  • "Gone with the Wind" by Max Steiner
  • "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin
  • "Romeo and Juliet" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • "Clowns March to Sousa"
  • "The Brides" from "Dracula" (1992 film) by Wojciech Kilar
  • "Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia" by Aram Khachaturian
  • "Masquerade Waltz" by Aram Khachaturian
  • "Song of India" / "Symphony No. 5" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Galas, Shows and Professional competitions
2007 - Dances on Ice - The Velvet Season - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLFaWsdSNOo
2000 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HHVSbh--Zw
(?) - "Gone With the Wind" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-aGYfRgxi0
(?) - Lalique Trophée d'Or - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exrKZV3mHRM
(?) - Lalique Trophée d'Or - "Romeo and Juliet" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCykFh1FmI
1996 World Professional Championships TP - "Summertime" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4WsBwo_Bu0
1996 World Professional Championships AP - "Gone With the Wind" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIrpaUgOOHY
1996 Legends - "Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia" from "Spartacus" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eixBm3WMUsU
1995 World Professional Championships AP - "Romeo and Juliet" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roIjwsfWnP0
(?) - "Romeo and Juliet" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay37hDvEU8c
1995 Halloween on Ice - "Dracula" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaMD9oBx288
1994 Disney's Greatest Hits on ice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIyKnSJjks / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wspnq52nteg
1994 - Grishuk&Platov, Klimova&Ponomarenko, Bestemianova&Bukin Exhibition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcO4p1QtdgU
1993 World Professional Championships TP - "Masquerade Waltz" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRvgMhM9SQw
(?) - "Dracula" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YsZ4kUJoso / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEIUzczNc-4
1992 World Challenge of Champions - "Symphony No. 5" by Tchaikovsky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXxkLJ7omA0
1992 World Challenge of Champions Ex - "Song of India" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESN7ZmomQYw
1992 Post-Olympic Gala, Grenoble - "Tosca" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13vjtejnPSc
1990 USSR vs. USA Exhibition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Jscdou5QY
1990 USSR vs. USA Exhibition - "Dr Zhivago" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbxOtOsbrCk
1987 Tour of Champions Exhibition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uop0jFV8tcA

Interviews, Articles and Other Media
1992 - "Profile on Klimova and Ponomarenko" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06_KB7vKYtE
1991 Profile on The Duchesnays (FRA) + Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS) - 1991 Worlds, Free Dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNU5xxjy2nQ
 

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
I've just opened a thread for this incredible couple. It's still under construction (I need to add the videos and detailed results).

BTW, I started watching figure skating in 1990. The first discipline I discovered was ice dance and I absolutely fell in love with the Duchesnays. I remember I was very upset when they lost to Marina and Sergei at the 1990 Worlds, I cried with joy a year later and, again, was very sad with the Albertville's results. I simply ignored Klimova and Ponomarenko back then, but what could I know about figure skating at the age of 10? :) Anyway, thanks to all the videos uploaded in the Internet, some years ago I got back to the Duchesnays and Klimova/Ponomarenko's rivalry and … I fell in love with Marina and Sergei. I adore their Albertville FD and consider them a very deserved winners. I also liked a lot their programs after retiring from competitive career. There are quite many of them in the Internet and I hope to copy all the links between today and tomorrow.

Other BTW: Marina was (and still is) simply stunning :) And Anthony is her copy :)

Enjoy :)
 

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
I've just terminated Klimova and Ponomarenko's OP. I've added all teh videos I could find and, where it was possible, detailed results to the results table. Enjoy :)
 
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