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Marina Eltsova
Personal information
Full name: Marina Eltsova
Country represented:  Russia
Former country(ies) represented:  Soviet Union
Date of birth: February 4, 1970 (1970-02-04) (age 39)
Place of birth: Leningrad
Former partner: Andrei Bushkov
Sergei Zaitzev

Marina Eltsova (Russian: Марина Ельцова) (born 4 February 1970 in Leningrad) is a Russian pairs figure skater. She represented the Soviet Union until its fall, and, after that, Russia. With partner Andrei Bushkov, she won the 1996 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1993 and 1997 European Figure Skating Championships. The pair competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where they placed seventh.

She had previously skated with Sergei Zaitzev, representing the Soviet Union.

Eltsova is married and has a daughter. She currently is a figure skating coach at Pepsi Ice Midwest in Overland Park, KS.

Competitive highlights

(with Bushkov)

Event 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 6th
European Championships 1st 4th 4th 1st WD
Russian Championships 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 4th
Soviet Championships 4th 3rd
Grand Prix Final 2nd 3rd
Cup of Russia 2nd 1st 5th
Trophee Lalique 2nd 1st 3rd
Skate America 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Skate Canada International 3rd 2nd
Nations Cup 1st 2nd
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
Winter Universiade 1st
  • WD = Withdrawn

(with Zaitsev)

Event 1988-1989
Winter Universiade 3rd
Skate America 2nd
Moscow News Cup 3rd



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