Vladislav Zhovnirski

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Vladislav Zhovnirski
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Vladislav Zhovnirski IMG 2181.JPG
Zhovnirski in December 2014
Personal information
Native name Владислав Владимирович Жовнирский
Full name Vladislav Vladimirovich Zhovnirski
Country represented Russia
Born (1978-07-12) 12 July 1978 (age 38)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Former partner Victoria Maxiuta
Elena Ivanovich

Vladislav Vladimirovich Zhovnirski (Russian: Владислав Владимирович Жовнирский; born 12 July 1978) is a Russian pair skating coach and former competitor. With Victoria Maxiuta, he is the 1996 World Junior champion, 1997 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, 1998 Skate America bronze medalist, and 1999 Winter Universiade champion.

Personal life[edit]

Zhovnirski was born 12 July 1978 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.[1] He lives in Moscow, Russia. He is married to Russian former pair skater Arina Ushakova, with whom he has a child (born c. 2016).[2]


Partnership with Maxiuta[edit]

Zhovnirski competed for Russia and began appearing internationally with Victoria Maxiuta in 1993.[3] 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.[3]

Later career[edit]

From 2001 to 2003, Zhovnirski competed with Elena Ivanovich (also known as Jelena Jovanović) but finished no higher than 8th at the Russian Championships.[1][4]

Following the end of his competitive career, he began working as a pairs coach in collaboration with Nina Mozer in Moscow.[4] His students include 2012 JGP Final champions Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin[5] and Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov (from mid-2013).[6]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Ivanovich[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03
Russian Championships 8th 10th

With Maxiuta[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[3][7]
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 "Elena IVANOVICH / Vladislav ZHOVNIRSKY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Ermolina, Olga (12 August 2016). "Максим Траньков: «Сейчас мы немного отпустили ситуацию и пытаемся жить как обычные люди»" [Maxim Trankov: Living as ordinary people] (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Victoria MAXIUTA / Vladislav ZHOVNIRSKY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Жовнирский Владислав Владимирович" [Vladislav Vladimirovich Zhovnirski] (in Russian). fskate.ru. Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ksenia STOLBOVA / Fedor KLIMOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011.