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Monko and Khaliavin capture gold at Junior Worlds

Monko and Khaliavin capture gold at Junior Worlds

Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin won the Ice Dance gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, while teammates Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro took…

Monko and Khaliavin capture short dance at Junior Worlds

Monko and Khaliavin capture short dance at Junior Worlds

Top favorites Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin of Russia captured the short dance on Wednesday, the first day of official competition at the ISU World Junior Figure…

Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title

Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title

Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin defended their Junior Grand Prix Final (JGPF) title with a flawed, but poignant performance to music from the Frida soundtrack (136.22). Teammates Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin slipped to second place (134.62),…

Talented dancers look for top spot in Juniors

Talented dancers look for top spot in Juniors

Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin had a real break-through season this past year. They won their two Junior Grand Prix (JGP) events, the JGP Final, and earned the…

Monko and Khaliavin take Junior ice dance title in Tokyo

In their first Junior Grand Prix Final, Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin maintained their overnight lead to win the gold. Teammates Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov (also newcomers), as well, edged out Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani to capture the silver medal.

Monko and Khaliavin performed a commanding dance to This is a  Man’s World which featured difficult lifts and complex footwork. The team from Moscow picked up all…

Monko and Kirill Khaliavin lead junior dance in Tokyo

Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin are first (55.70 points) after the original dance (OD), while USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani (55.21 points) are on their heels by 0.51 points.

Monko and Khaliavin performed a Ukrainian dance, while Shibutani (15) and Shibutani (18) chose a Japanese theme that reflected their Japanese heritage.

Both teams had the same technical base value, however, the Russians drew slightly higher program component score and …