Maria Monko

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Maria Monko
Maria Monko Ilia Tkachenko 2007-2008 JGPF.jpg
Monko and Tkachenko at the 2007–08 JGP Final
Personal information
Full name Maria Ivanovna Monko
Country represented Russia
Born (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 26)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Former partner Ilia Tkachenko, Alexander Bortsov
Former coach Oleg Volkov, Alexei Gorshkov
Former choreographer Sergei Petukhov
Skating club MDCH
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 175.72
2007 JGP Final
Comp. dance 34.99
2008 World Juniors
Original dance 56.62
2007 JGP Great Britain
Free dance 85.49
2007 JGP Final

Maria Ivanovna Monko (Russian: Мария Ивановна Монько, born 26 November 1990) is a Russian former competitive ice dancer. With Ilia Tkachenko, she is the 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final champion.

Personal life[edit]

Maria Monko is the elder sister of Ksenia Monko, who has also competed internationally in ice dancing.[1]


Early in her career, Monko competed with Alexander Bortsov on the national level. She trained mainly in Kirov and then briefly in Rostov-on-Don.[1]

Around late August 2006, Monko began training with Ilia Tkachenko in Odintsovo under Alexei Gorshkov.[1] They won the silver medal at the 2007 Russian Junior Championships and placed fifth at the 2007 World Junior Championships.

In the 2007–08 season, Monko/Tkachenko won a pair of medals on the Junior Grand Prix series and qualified for the JGP Final where they took gold. They finished fourth at the 2008 World Junior Championships after Monko fell on twizzles in both the original and free dance.

For the 2008–09 season, Monko/Tkachenko received two senior Grand Prix assignments, 2008 Skate America and 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard, and prepared new programs.[1] They withdrew, however, from both events. Their partnership ended later in 2008.[2]


(with Tkachenko)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
  • I'm Going Out on the Street
    (Russian: Вдоль по улице)
  • Romeo and Juliet

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Tkachenko[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
GP Skate America WD
GP Trophée Bompard WD
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 5th 4th
JGP Final 1st
JGP Austria 2nd
JGP Great Britain 1st
Russian Junior Champ. 2nd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Bortsov[edit]

Event 2003–04 2005–06
Russian Championships 9th 10th


  1. ^ a b c d e Flade, Tatjana (20 July 2008). "Monko and Tkachenko look for a strong senior debut". 
  2. ^ Yermolina, Olga (13 November 2008). Алексей Горшков: Из любой ситуации надо извлекать позитив [Alexei Gorshkov: From any case, you must extract the positive]. Vremya Novostei (in Russian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Maria Monko at Wikimedia Commons