Maya Belenkaya

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Maya Belenkaya
Personal information
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born 1931
Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)
Residence Leningrad
Partner Igor Moskvin
Coach Pyotr Orlov,
Nina Leplinskaya,
Nikolai Panin
Former coach A. Zhdanov

Maya Petrovna Belenkaya (Russian: Майя Петровна Беленькая; born 1931) is a former Soviet figure skater. With her partner Igor Moskvin, she was the 1953-1954 USSR national champion. She skated both in singles and pairs.[1]

Maya Belenkaya was born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) and lived there throughout her whole life.[1] She survived the Siege of Leningrad and was awarded the Medal "For the Defence of Leningrad".[1] She started skating at the age of 12 in the Pioneers Palace. At first she was coached by A. Zhdanov. Belenkaya was two-time USSR national champion (1952, 1953), three-time silver medalist (1950, 1955, 1956) and bronze national medalist.[1]

She coached numerous singles and pairs skaters to national titles, most notably Alexei Mishin and Liudmila Smirnova / Andrei Suraikin.[1]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Event 1950 1951 1952 1953
Soviet Championships 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd

Pairs[edit]

(with Igor Moskvin)

Event 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
European Championships 11th
Soviet Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Легендарная фигуристка М.П.Беленькая" [Legendary figure skater M.P. Belenkaya] (in Russian). Ledyanaya Fabrika. 2009. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.