|Native name||Вікторія Олександрівна Максюта|
|Full name||Viktoriya Oleksandrivna Maksyuta|
|Alternative names||Victoria Maxiuta/Maksiuta|
|Country represented||Ukraine |
|Born||15 November 1981|
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Former partner||Vitali Dubina |
|Former coach||Dmitri Shkidchenko |
|Former choreographer||Oksana Maslova, Sergey Petuhov|
|Skating club||Dynamo Kiev|
Viktoriya Oleksandrivna Maksyuta or Victoria Maxiuta (Ukrainian: Вікторія Олександрівна Максюта; born 15 November 1981) is a former pair skater. Competing with Vladislav Zhovnirski for Russia, she became the 1996 World Junior champion, 1997 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, 1998 Skate America bronze medalist, and 1999 Winter Universiade champion. She later represented Russia and Ukraine with Vitali Dubina.
Partnership with Zhovnirski
Maxiuta began appearing internationally with Vladislav Zhovnirski in 1993, representing Russia. They were awarded gold at the 1996 World Junior Championships, held from November to December 1995 in Brisbane, Australia.
The pair's first senior international medal, gold, came at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial in September 1996. Maxiuta/Zhovnirski went on to take bronze at the 1997 World Junior Championships, held in November 1996 in Seoul, South Korea; bronze at the 1998 World Junior Championships in December 1997 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; and silver at the 1997–98 Junior Series Final in March 1998 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Maxiuta/Zhovnirski began the 1998–99 season with gold medals at both of their Junior Grand Prix assignments – in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Chemnitz, Germany – before winning bronze at a senior Grand Prix event, the 1998 Skate America. In November 1998, the pair stepped onto the World Junior Championship podium for the fourth consecutive year, taking bronze in Zagreb, Croatia. In January 1999, they outscored Pang Qing / Tong Jian for gold at the Winter Universiade in Žilina, Slovakia. In March, they took bronze at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Detroit. The pair was coached by Nina Mozer.
Partnership with Dubina
In the 1999–2000 season, Maxiuta competed with Vitali Dubina for Russia. They were awarded gold at the 1999 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and bronze at the 1999 Golden Spin of Zagreb before placing sixth at the 2000 Russian Championships.
Deciding to switch to Ukraine, the pair won two consecutive silver medals at the Ukrainian Championships and competed at two Grand Prix events, placing 8th at the 2001 Sparkassen Cup on Ice and 6th at the 2001 Cup of Russia. They were coached by Dmitri Shkidchenko in Kiev.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
With Dubina for Ukraine and Russia
|GP Cup of Russia||6th|
|GP Sparkassen Cup||8th|
With Zhovnirski for Russia
|GP Skate America||3rd|
|Blue Swords||3rd J||2nd|
|Ukrainian Souvenir||6th J|
- "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vladislav ZHOVNIRSKY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016.
- "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vitali DUBINA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 February 2003.
- "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vitali DUBINA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016.
- "Виктория Александровна Максюта" [Viktoriya Aleksandrovna Maksyuta]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
- "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011.