Maria Kazakova (figure skater)
Kazakova/Reviya at the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final
|Native name||Мария Евгеньевна Казакова|
|Full name||Maria Evgenyevna Kazakova|
|Former country(ies) represented||Russia|
|Born||July 15, 2001|
|Home town||Tbilisi, Georgia|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former partner||Aleksandr Vaskovich|
|Coach||Denis Samokhin, Maria Borovikova|
|Former coach||Alexei Gorshkov|
|Choreographer||Nikolai Nikonov, Igor Alferov|
|Skating club||Balashikha SC|
|Training locations||Moscow, Russia|
|ISU personal best scores|
2020 World Junior Championships
2020 World Junior Championships
2019 CS Asian Open Trophy
Maria Evgenyevna Kazakova (Russian: Мария Евгеньевна Казакова, Georgian: მარია ევგენიევნა კაზაკოვა, born 15 July 2001) is a Russian-Georgian ice dancer who competes for Georgia. With her skating partner, Georgy Reviya, she is the 2019 CS Asian Open bronze medalist, and the 2019 Volvo Open Cup silver medalist.
On the junior level, she is the 2020 World Junior silver medalist, the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2019 JGP Croatia champion, the 2018 Toruń Cup champion, the 2019 NRW Trophy champion and the 2018 Volvo Open Cup champion.
In 2017, Kazakova teamed up with Georgy Reviya to compete for Georgia. During the 2017–2018 season, the team appeared at four international events – the Toruń Cup, the Golden Spin of Zagreb, the Santa Claus Cup, and the Tallinn Trophy. In March, they placed ninth at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Kazakova/Reviya made their ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut in September at the 2018 JGP Czech Republic. They finished second in both the rhythm dance and the free dance to earn the silver medal overall behind Russian gold medalists Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Nikita Nazarov and ahead of Russian bronze medalists Diana Davis / Gleb Smolkin.
At their next Junior Grand Prix event, in Armenia, Kazakova/Reviya placed second in both segments, behind Russia's Arina Ushakova / Maxim Nekrasov, and received another silver medal. They set a new personal best score of 65.42 in the rhythm dance. They became the first ice dancers representing Georgia to qualify to a Junior Grand Prix Final, where they finished sixth.
Kazakova/Reviya concluded the season at the 2019 World Junior Championships, where they placed sixth. Reviya called their performance there "not our season’s best, but the best skate of the season. There were some technical mistakes and we’ll work on them, but I’m happy my partner and I are moving in the right direction."
2019–2020 season: Senior debut and Junior World silver medalists
Kazakova/Reviya began their season in early September at the 2019 JGP Latvia. Though they won the free dance at this event by a little under two points, they placed second overall behind Russian team and training mates Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Andrey Filatov by about 0.3 points after being at a deficit after the rhythm dance. Despite missing gold, the team set new personal bests in the free dance and overall at the event. At their second assignment, 2019 JGP Croatia, Kazakova/Reviya earned their first Junior Grand Prix title, taking first place by a 15 point margin over Russian silver medalists Sofya Tyutyunina / Alexander Shustitskiy. The team set new personal bests in both the rhythm dance and the free dance as well as overall, and with their win qualified to the Junior Grand Prix Final for the second season in a row.
Kazakova/Reviya made their senior international debut in early November 2019 at the 2019 CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy. The team placed third in the rhythm dance and second in the free dance to finish third overall behind American team Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko and Russian team (including Reviya's former partner) Ksenia Konkina / Pavel Drozd. The pair also set new personal bests in all three segments at the event. Days later, Kazakova/Reviya competed in the senior category again at the 2019 Volvo Open Cup in Riga, Latvia. They placed second in both the rhythm dance and the free dance behind Russian team Sofia Shevchenko / Igor Eremenko to win the silver medal overall.
In December 2019, Kazakova/Reviya returned to the junior level to compete at the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final in Torino, Italy. The team took the lead in the rhythm dance by just a 0.04 point margin over American team Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik and again set a new personal best (68.76). After their performance, Reviya remarked, "It wasn't easy today. We are very happy with our marks, but not so happy with the skate," citing a few minor technical errors that the team will look to work on moving forward. On splitting their season between the junior and senior circuit, Reviya further added, "It's hard, so hard! But the free dance in juniors is easier after skating in seniors." During the following day of competition, Kazakova/Reviya continued their momentum from the rhythm dance by placing first in the free dance by a 0.12 point margin over the Americans to capture their first Junior Grand Prix Final title. Their win marks the first Junior Grand Prix Final victory by an entrant from Georgia in any discipline. After their win Kazakova stated, "It's a great pleasure for us just to skate and especially to skate for Georgia."
In January 2020, Kazakova/Reviya competed at the 2020 European Championships, their first senior ISU championship. The team placed twelfth in the rhythm dance, scoring just shy of their personal best score and qualifying to the free dance. In the free dance, the couple fell to fourteenth place and ultimately ranked fourteenth overall.
Kazakova/Reviya next competed in early March 2020 at the 2020 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The team set a new personal best in the rhythm dance and finished second in the segment behind Russian team Elizaveta Shanaeva / Devid Naryzhnyy and ahead of American rivals Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik. In the free dance, Kazakova/Reviya outscored Shanaeva/Naryzhnyy, but were overtaken by Nguyen/Kolesnik, leaving the team once again in second in the segment and second overall. Their silver medal marks the first ISU championship medal for Georgia in ice dance.
|Season||Rhythm dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
Records and achievements
Junior world record scores
Kazakova/Reviya previously held the junior world record score for the free dance.
|Junior ice dance free dance|
|7 December 2019||106.14||2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final||Later broken by Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik at 2020 Junior Worlds.|
With Reviya for Georgia
|CS Asian Open||3rd|
|Volvo Open Cup||2nd|
|JGP Czech Republic||2nd|
|Santa Claus Cup||3rd|
|Volvo Open Cup||1st J|
|TBD = Assigned, C = Event canceled|
With Vaskovich for Russia
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.
|2–8 March 2020||2020 World Junior Championships||Junior||2
|20–26 January 2020||2020 European Championships||Senior||12
|5–8 December 2019||2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final||Junior||1
|5–10 November 2019||2019 Volvo Open Cup||Senior||2
|30 October – 3 November 2019||2019 CS Asian Open Trophy||Senior||3
|25–28 September 2019||2019 JGP Croatia||Junior||1
|4–7 September 2019||2019 JGP Latvia||Junior||2
|9–11 August 2019||2019 NRW Summer Trophy||Junior||1
|18–24 March 2019||2019 World Junior Championships||Junior||6
|6–9 December 2018||2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final||Junior||6
|7–11 November 2018||2018 Volvo Open Cup||Junior||1
|10–13 October 2018||2018 JGP Armenia||Junior||2
|26–29 September 2018||2018 JGP Czech Republic||Junior||2
|5–11 March 2018||2018 Junior World Championships||Junior||11
|30 January – 4 February 2018||2018 Toruń Cup||Junior||1
|6–9 December 2017||2017 Golden Spin of Zagreb||Junior||2
|4–10 December 2017||2017 Santa Claus Cup||Junior||4
|20–26 November 2017||2017 Tallinn Trophy||Junior||4
- "Maria KAZAKOVA / Georgy REVIYA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.
- "Maria KAZAKOVA / Aleksandr VASKOVICH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.
- Slater, Paula (March 9, 2019). "Canada's Lajoie and Lagha take ice dance title at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
- Slater, Paula (December 6, 2019). "Georgia's Kazakova and Reviya take lead in Junior Ice Dance in Torino". Golden Skate.
- Slater, Paula (December 8, 2019). "Kazakova and Reviya capture first Junior Grand Prix gold for Georgia". Golden Skate.
- Slater, Paula (March 5, 2020). "Shanaeva and Naryzhnyy take narrow lead at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
- Slater, Paula (March 7, 2020). "Nguyen and Kolesnik dance to Junior World title". Golden Skate.
- "Maria KAZAKOVA / Georgy REVIYA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
- "Competition Results: Maria KAZAKOVA / Georgy REVIYA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 October 2018.
- "Мария Евгеньевна Казакова" [Maria Kazakova]. fskate.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 13 March 2018.
|World Junior Record Holders|
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha
| Junior Free Dance
7 December 2019 – 3 March 2020
Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik