Monko and Khaliavin in 2010
|Full name||Ksenia Ivanovna Monko|
8 February 1992 |
Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russia
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Former partner||Kirill Khaliavin|
|Former coach||Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov, Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Svetlana Alexeeva|
|Former choreographer||Sergei Petukhov, Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Tatiana Stepanova|
|Former skating club||Blue Bird FSC|
|Former training locations||Kirov, Kirov Oblast|
|ISU personal best scores|
2010 JGP UK
Ksenia Ivanovna Monko (Russian: Ксения Ивановна Монько; born 8 February 1992) is a former competitive ice dancer for Russia. Alongside Kirill Khaliavin, she is the 2011 World Junior champion, a two-time (2009–10, 2010–11) Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2015 Russian national silver medalist.
Monko teamed up with Khaliavin in 2000. They trained in Kirov until moving with their coach to Moscow in May 2009. 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.
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. They withdrew from both Grand Prix events but returned to competition at the Russian Championships where they finished 5th.
In February 2012, Monko/Khaliavin switched coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov. 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. 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.
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.
For the 2014–15 Grand Prix season, Monko/Khaliavin placed fourth at 2014 Skate Canada International and second at 2014 NHK Trophy. They went on to place second at the 2015 Russian Championships. They finished 10th at the 2015 European Championships and eighth at the 2015 World Championships.
For the 2015–16 Grand Prix, Monko/Khaliavin started their season by finishing fourth at 2015 Skate Canada International, they withdrew from their second assignment at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup due to Monko's injury. In 2016, she retired from competition due to the injury.
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
||Ukrainian folk dance:|
|2009–10||Ukrainian folk dance:|
|GP Cup of China||WD|
|GP NHK Trophy||2nd|
|GP Rostel. Cup||6th||5th||WD|
|GP Skate America||WD|
|GP Skate Canada||4th||5th|
|Cup of Nice||1st||3rd|
|JGP Czech Rep.||5th|
|JGP South Africa||3rd|
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
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- "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.
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- 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.
- Flade, Tatjana (28 December 2011). "Plushenko Captures Ninth Title: A Recap of Russian Nationals". IFS Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- Flade, Tatjana (7 January 2015). "Long awaited breakthrough for Monko and Khaliavin". Golden Skate.
- Чемпионка мира среди юниоров в танцах на льду Ксения Монько завершила карьеру - Жулин [World Junior ice dancing champion Ksenia Monko has ended her career, says Zhulin]. RSport (in Russian). 21 September 2016.
- Ксения Монько: в коротком танце у нас вальс и полька на музыку из японского мультфильма «Ходячий замок Хаула» [Ksenia Monko: For the short, we dance the polka and waltz to the music of the Japanese animation film "Howl's Moving Castle"]. allsportinfo.ru (in Russian). 16 July 2015.
- "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
- "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 July 2015.
- "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013.
- "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011.
- "Competition Results: Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016.
- "Монько Ксения Ивановна" [Ksenia Ivanovna Monko]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
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