Kaliszek and Spodyriev in 2018
|Native name||Максим Сподирєв|
|Former country(ies) represented||Ukraine (until 2014)|
|Born||29 December 1993|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Former partner||Daria Korotitskaia |
|Coach||Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka |
|Former coach||Halyna Churilova |
|Former choreographer||Larysa Fedorova|
|Skating club||MKS Axel Toruń|
|Former skating club||Spartak Kharkiv|
|Former training locations||Kharkiv|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb
2017 Tallinn Trophy
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb
Maksym Spodyriev (Ukrainian: Максим Сподирєв; born 29 December 1993) is a Polish ice dancer. With his skating partner, Natalia Kaliszek, he has won four medals on the ISU Challenger Series, including gold at the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy, and four Polish national titles. They have represented Poland at the 2018 Winter Olympics and the European and World championships. At the junior level, they placed in the top ten at the 2015 Junior Worlds.
Spodyriev skated for Ukraine earlier in his career. He began competing for Poland in 2014.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Early career
- 3 Partnership with Kaliszek
- 4 Programs
- 5 Competitive highlights
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Spodyriev began learning to skate in 1998. He switched from singles to ice dancing when he was fourteen years old. Following a partnership with Veronika Sharapova, he teamed up with Russian-born ice dancer Daria Korotitskaia in 2011. The two competed internationally for Ukraine, coached by Halyna Churilova and Mariana Kozlova in Kharkiv. They appeared at four ISU Junior Grand Prix events, placing as high as fourth, before parting ways at the end of the 2013–2014 season.
Partnership with Kaliszek
In 2014, Spodyriev began competing with Polish ice dancer Natalia Kaliszek for Poland, coached by Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka in Toruń. The two made their international debut at the Volvo Open Cup, where they took the junior silver medal. Switching to the senior level, they placed sixth at a Challenger Series (CS) event, the Warsaw Cup, before winning gold at the Santa Claus Cup. They won the Polish national title at the Four Nationals in December 2014 and took bronze the following month at the MNNT Cup.
Kaliszek/Spodyriev were selected to represent Poland at the European Championships, held in late January 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Ranked 15th in the short dance, they qualified to the free dance, where they placed 14th and rose to 14th overall. In early March, they made their second and final appearance on the junior level, competing at the World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia; they placed 10th in the short dance, 6th in the free dance, and 7th overall. Later in March, they traveled to Shanghai, China for the World Championships, but were eliminated after placing 24th in the short dance.
Kaliszek/Spodyriev competed in three 2015–16 Challenger Series competitions. After placing 7th at the Nebelhorn Trophy, they won bronze at the Mordovian Ornament and silver at the Warsaw Cup. They finished third in the Challenger Series ranking.
Kaliszek/Spodyriev placed 11th at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, having ranked 11th in both segments. At the 2016 World Championships in Boston, they placed 14th in the short dance, 16th in the free dance, and 16th overall. At the end of May 2016, it was announced that the International Skating Union had chosen the foxtrot portion of their short dance to become a pattern dance.
Starting their season on the Challenger Series, Kaliszek/Spodyriev placed 4th at the 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial and 5th at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy, in early October. During training in early November, they had a fall, related to poor rink conditions in Toruń, that resulted in her blade cutting two of his fingers. Later in the same month, they debuted on the Grand Prix series, having received invitations to two events. The duo finished 5th at the 2016 Cup of China and 7th at the 2016 NHK Trophy.
In January 2017, Kaliszek/Spodyriev finished 8th at the European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. In March, they placed 15th in the short, 13th in the free, and 14th overall at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Due to their result, Poland qualified a spot in the ice dancing event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Kaliszek/Spodyriev won gold at the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy.
|Season||Short dance||Free dance|
|Season||Short dance||Free dance|
With Kaliszek for Poland
|GP Cup of China||5th|
|GP NHK Trophy||7th|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||5th|
|GP Skate America||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||9th|
|CS Golden Spin||2nd|
|CS Tallinn Trophy||1st||3rd|
|CS Warsaw Cup||6th||2nd|
|Santa Claus Cup||1st||3rd|
|Volvo Open Cup||2nd J|
|J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned|
With Korotitskaia for Ukraine
|JGP Czech Republic||8th|
|Ice Star||2nd J|
|NRW Trophy||9th J||16th J|
|Santa Claus Cup||3rd J|
|J = Junior level|
- "У Києві фінішував юніорський чемпіонат України з фігурного катання" [Ukrainian Junior Figure Skating Championships in Kiev have ended] (in Ukrainian). National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. 4 February 2013. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013.
- "Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 May 2017.
- "Taniec polskich łyżwiarzy doceniony przez światową federację" [Polish skaters' dance recognized by world federation]. Polish Press Agency (in Polish). eurosport.onet.pl. 31 May 2016. Archived from the original on 1 June 2016.
- "Q & A with Poland's Kaliszek & Spodyriev". ice-dance.com. 24 March 2017.
- "Natalia KALISZEK / Maksim SPODIREV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
- "ISU Challenger Series Ranking 2015/2016: Ice Dance". International Skating Union.
- Kalemba, Tomasz (5 November 2016). "O krok od tragedii, fatalny wypadek polskiej pary tanecznej" [Polish dancers in serious accident]. Eurosport.Onet.pl (in Polish).
- "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17: Ice Dance" (PDF). 30 June 2016.
- "Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 November 2017.
- "Natalia KALISZEK / Maksim SPODIREV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
- "Daria KOROTITSKAIA / Maksim SPODIREV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
- "Daria KOROTITSKAIA / Maksim SPODIREV: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013.
- "Competition Results: Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV". International Skating Union.
- "Competition Results: Daria KOROTITSKAIA / Maksim SPODIREV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014.
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