Monko and Tkachenko at the 2007–08 JGP Final
|Full name||Maria Ivanovna Monko|
26 November 1990 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Former partner||Ilia Tkachenko, Alexander Bortsov|
|Former coach||Oleg Volkov, Alexei Gorshkov|
|Former choreographer||Sergei Petukhov|
|ISU personal best scores|
2007 JGP Final
2008 World Juniors
2007 JGP Great Britain
2007 JGP Final
Around late August 2006, Monko began training with Ilia Tkachenko in Odintsovo under Alexei Gorshkov. 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. They withdrew, however, from both events. Their partnership ended later in 2008.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|GP Skate America||WD|
|GP Trophée Bompard||WD|
|World Junior Champ.||5th||4th|
|JGP Great Britain||1st|
|Russian Junior Champ.||2nd||2nd|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix|
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- 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.
- "Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008.
- "Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2007.
- "Competition Results: Maria MONKO / Ilia TKACHENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014.
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