Victoria Maksyuta

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Viktoriya Maksyuta
Personal information
Native nameВікторія Олександрівна Максюта
Full nameViktoriya Oleksandrivna Maksyuta
Alternative namesVictoria Maxiuta/Maksiuta
Country representedUkraine
Born (1981-11-15) 15 November 1981 (age 36)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partnerVitali Dubina
Vladislav Zhovnirski
Former coachDmitri Shkidchenko
Nina Mozer
Former choreographerOksana Maslova, Sergey Petuhov
Skating clubDynamo Kiev
Began skating1984

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[edit]

Maxiuta began appearing internationally with Vladislav Zhovnirski in 1993, representing Russia.[1] 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.[1]

Partnership with Dubina[edit]

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.[2]


With Dubina

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Dubina for Ukraine and Russia[edit]

Event 1999–00
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP Sparkassen Cup 8th
Golden Spin 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st
Tallinn Cup 2nd
Ukrainian Champ. 2nd 2nd
Russian Champ. 6th

With Zhovnirski for Russia[edit]

Event 93–94 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
GP Skate America 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th WD
Nepela Memorial 1st
Winter Universiade 1st
International: Junior[1][5]
Junior Worlds 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd
JGP Final 2nd 3rd
JGP Bulgaria 1st
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Hungary 3rd
JGP Slovakia 1st
Blue Swords 3rd J 2nd
St. Gervais 2nd
Ukrainian Souvenir 6th J
Russian Champ. 8th 7th 6th
WD: Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c d "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vladislav ZHOVNIRSKY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vitali DUBINA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 February 2003.
  3. ^ a b "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vitali DUBINA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Виктория Александровна Максюта" [Viktoriya Aleksandrovna Maksyuta]. (in Russian).
  5. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011.

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