|Full name||Barbara Ann Underhill|
|birthday||June 24, 1963|
|place of birth||Oshawa, Ontario|
Her partner was Paul Martini . With him she became junior world champion in 1978 . From 1979 to 1983 they won the Canadian championships. They made their world championship debut in 1979 and finished in eleventh place. They won their first medal at their fifth participation in the World Cup in Helsinki in 1983 . There they won the bronze medal behind Jelena Walowa and Oleg Wassiljew from the Soviet Union and Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach from the GDR. Underhill and Martini celebrated their greatest success a year later at the World Championships in Ottawa , where they won the gold medal. It was the first world title for a Canadian couple since Maria and Otto Jelinek in 1962 . Then they ended their amateur careers.
Among the pros, Underhill and Martini won 7 times at the World Professional Championships , 2 times at the US Open and 2 times at the Legends Championships . In total, they won 26 gold , 4 silver and 5 bronze medals in their 21-year professional career together .
In April 1998 they ended their careers together with a farewell show, at which many famous figure skaters were guests. Since then she has worked as a commentator for the television stations TSN , CTV and CBC in the 1990s .
On May 29, 1993, her then eight-month-old daughter, Stephanie, drowned in her own swimming pool. She then founded the Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation with her husband Rick Gaetz in 1998 - a foundation dedicated to protecting children from childhood accidents .
(with Paul Martini )
|Competition / year||1978||1979||1980||1981||1982||1983||1984|
|Junior World Championships||1.|
|Canadian Championships||1st J||1.||1.||1.||1.||1.|
- J = juniors
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Underhill, Barb (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian figure skater in pair skating|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 24, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oshawa , Ontario, Canada|