Ksenia Monko

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Ksenia Monko
Grand Prix Final 2010 Ksenia MONKO Kirill KHALIAVIN.jpg
Monko and Khaliavin in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ksenia Ivanovna Monko
Country represented Russia
Born (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 22)
Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Partner Kirill Khaliavin
Coach Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov
Former coach Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Svetlana Alexeeva
Former choreographer Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Tatiana Stepanova
Skating club Moskvich
Former skating club Blue Bird FSC
Training locations Moscow
Former training locations Kirov
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 155.04
2010 John Curry Memorial
Short dance: 65.12
2010 John Curry Memorial
Free dance 90.06
2013 Rostelecom Cup

Ksenia Ivanovna Monko (Russian: Ксения Ивановна Монько; born 8 February 1992) is a Russian ice dancer who competes with Kirill Khaliavin. They are the 2011 World Junior champions, two-time (2009–10, 2010–11) Junior Grand Prix Final champions and two-time (2010, 2011) Russian Junior champions.

Personal life[edit]

Ksenia Ivanovna Monko was born 8 February 1992 in Kirov, Kirov Oblast.[1] She is the younger sister of Russian ice dancer Maria Monko.[2]


Monko with her partner Kirill Khaliavin and Olga Riabinina

Early career[edit]

Ksenia Monko began skating at age four and switched to ice dance early, at age five.[3] Her first coach was Svetlana Tamrieva.[1]

Monko teamed up with Khaliavin in 2000.[3] They trained in Kirov until moving with their coach to Moscow in May 2009.[3] During the 2009–10 season, they won the Junior Grand Prix Final and the Russian Junior title. They took the bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

During the 2010–11 season, Monko/Khaliavin won their second JGP Final title,[4] and followed that up with their second Russian Junior title. They won gold at the 2011 World Junior Championships.

Senior career[edit]

Monko/Khaliavin moved up to the senior level for the 2011–12 season. They were assigned to compete at 2011 Skate America and 2011 Cup of China as their Grand Prix events but Khaliavin fell ill with mononucleosis in September.[5][6] They withdrew from both Grand Prix events but returned to competition at the Russian Championships where they finished 5th.[6]

In February 2012, Monko/Khaliavin switched coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov.[7][8] They finished 6th at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup and 4th at the 2013 Russian Championships. They joined the Russian team to the 2013 World Team Trophy, replacing Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev who withdrew due to injury.[9] Monko/Khaliavin finished 3rd at the event and Team Russia finished 4th overall. The duo withdrew from the exhibitions after Khaliavin developed an infection resulting in a high fever.[10]

In the 2013–14 season, Monko/Khaliavin won silver at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, behind Americans Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue, and then bronze at the 2013 International Cup of Nice. Their Grand Prix results were sixth at the 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard and fifth at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup. After placing fifth at the 2014 Russian Championships, they were not selected for the Olympics.[11]


Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Quickstep
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Foxtrot: LOVE
    by Nat King Cole
  • Music
    by Rene Aubry
  • Music
    by Gaetano Donizetti
  •  ?
  • Me Voy
    by Jasmin Levy
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
Waltz: Ukrainian folk dance:
Original dance
2009–2010 Ukrainian folk dance:

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Khaliavin)

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China WD
GP Rostel. Cup 6th 5th
GP Skate America WD
GP Skate Canada TBD
Cup of Nice 1st 3rd
Nebelhorn 4th 2nd
Universiade 6th
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 3rd 1st
JGP Final 1st 1st
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Croatia 3rd
JGP Czech Rep. 5th
JGP Norway 11th
JGP Romania 3rd 1st
JGP South Africa 3rd
JGP Turkey 1st
JGP U.K. 1st
Russian 5th 4th 5th
Russian Junior 8th 4th 5th 1st 1st
Team events
World Team Trophy 4T/3P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.


  1. ^ a b "Монько Ксения Ивановна" [Ksenia Ivanovna Monko] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. 
  2. ^ a b "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (8 August 2010). "Talented dancers look for top spot in Juniors: Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Kondakova, Anna (10 December 2010). "Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Участие фигуристов Монько/Халявина в Гран-при под вопросом - тренер" [Coach says the Grand Prix participation of skaters Monko/Khaliavin in doubt] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (28 December 2011). "Plushenko Captures Ninth Title: A Recap of Russian Nationals". IFS Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Фигуристы Монько/Халявин перешли тренироваться в группу Жулина-Волкова" [Figure skaters Monko/Khalivin switched to Zhulin and Volkov's group]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 18 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Александр Жулин: считаю дуэт Монько и Халявина очень перспективным" [Alexander Zhulin: I think the duo of Monko and Khaliavin are very promising]. team-russia2014.ru (in Russian). 28 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (3 April 2013). "ФФККР заявила Монько и Халявина для участия в командном ЧМ - Писеев" [FFKKR names Monko / Khaliavin to participate in the World Team Trophy]. rsport.ru (in Russian). 
  10. ^ Ermolina, Olga (14 April 2013). "Ксения Монько – Кирилл Халявин снялись с показательных выступлений" [Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin withdrew from exhibitions]. fsrussia.ru (in Russian) (Figure Skating Federation of Russia). Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Ermolina, Olga (22 June 2014). "Ксения Монько – Кирилл Халявин: «О результатах в Сочи узнавали из новостей»" [Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin learned the Sochi results from the news]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 
  12. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

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