Maria Butyrskaya

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Maria Viktorovna Butyrskaya (Russian: Мария Викторовна Бутырская) is a former Russian figure skater. She was born on 28 June 1972.

She is the 1999 World champion and a three-time European champion (1998, 1999 and 2002). She is the oldest skater and the first Russian to win the World ladies' title and the oldest skater to win the European ladies' title (2002 at age 29). She is also a six-time Russian national champion and multiple winner and medalist of GP series events and other international competitions. Maria represented Russia at two Winter Olympic Games. At the 1998 Olympiad in Nagano she placed 4th and at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City she was 6th.

Maria was very often involved in the choreography of her programs and designed her competitive costumes.

In summer 2006 she married a hockey player, Vadim Khomitsky. They have three children.

In Russia there is an annual competition to commemorate Maria's first Russian Ladies Worlds gold medal called Maria Butyrskaya's Trophy.

She was coached by Elena Tchaikovskaya, Viktor Kudriavtsev and Vladimir Korolov.


ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00000507.htm

Fskate.ru Bio
http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/289.html

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Butyrskaya

Social Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mariabutyrskaia/

Programs and Videos
2001/2002
SP: "Melody of the White Nights" by Isaac Schwartz
FS1: "Tale of Wandering" by Alfred Schnittke
FS2: "Seventeen Moments of Spring" by Mikael Tariverdiev

2002 World ChampionshipsXIX Winter Olympic Games Salt Lake City 20022002 European Championships2002 Russian National Championships2001/02 GP Final Kitchener, CAN
SP: no video found
FS1: no video found
FS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk7RNdp50WY
2001 GP Sparkassen Cup on Ice (Nations Cup)
2000/2002
SP: "Scene d'Amour" by Francis Lai performed by Sarah Brightman
FS: "Seventeen Moments of Spring" by Mikael Tariverdiev
Ex1: "All That Jazz" from "Chicago"
Ex2: "Possession"

2001 World Championships2000/01 GP Final Tokyo, JPN2001 European Championships2000 GP NHK Trophy2000 GP Sparkassen Cup
1999/2000
SP1: "Scene d'Amour" by Francis Lai performed by Sarah Brightman
SP2: "Habanera" by Bizet
FS: "Swan Lake" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ex: "Habanera" by Bizet

2000 World Championships2000 European Championships2000 GP Final Lyon, FRA
SP: no video found
FS1: no video found
FS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7WIWKwP2ac
2000 Russian National Championships1999 GP NHK Trophy1999 GP Trophee Lalique1999 GP Sparkassen Cup on Ice (Nations Cup)1999 Figure Skating Classic
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CALCl_5KRw ("Habanera")
FS: no video found​

1998/1999

SP: "St. James Infirmary Blues" by Irving Mills
FS: "Otoñal" by Raúl di Blasio
Ex: "A los amigos" by Forever Tango
Ex2: "Cent Mille Chansons" by Frida Boccara

1999 World Championships1999 European Championships1999 Russian National Championships1998 GP Trophee Lalique1998 Sparkassen Cup on Ice (Nations Cup)1998 Goodwill Games
1997/1998
SP: "Fever" by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell
FS: "Otoñal" by Raúl di Blasio
Ex: "Adagio" by Albinioni

1998 World ChampionshipsXVIII Winter Olympic Games Nagano 19981998 European Championships1997/98 Champions Series (current GP) Final Munich, GER1997 GP NHK Trophy1997 GP Skate Canada International
1996/1997
SP: "Songs from the Victorious City" by Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman
FS: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona

1997 World Championships1996/97 Champions Series (current GP) Final Hamilton, CAN1997 European Championships1997 Russian National Championships1996 GP Trophee Lalique1996 GP Skate America
1995/1996
SP: "Beyond Cool" by Lucky Peterson
FS: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona
Ex: "Vogue" by Madonna

1996 World Championships1995/96 GP Final Paris, FRA1996 Centennial on Ice1996 European Championships1996 Russian National Championships1995 GP Nations Cup on Ice
1994/1995
SP: no information found
FS: "Matsuri" by Kitaro
1995 European Championships1995 Russian National Championships1994 Goodwill Games
1993/1994
SP: "The Phantom of the Opera" mix
FS: "Matsuri" by Kitaro

1994 European Championships
1992/1993
SP: "Matsuri" by Kitaro
FS: "Calypso" by Jean-Michel Jarre
1993 European Championships1992 Skate Canada International
1991/1992
SP: no information found
FS: "Calypso" by Jean-Michel Jarre

1991 Nations Cup
1990/1991
SP: no information found
FS: no information found

Results

CompetitionSPFSTS
2001/2002
2002 World ChampionshipsWD
XIX Winter Olympic Games Salt Lake City 2002566
2002 European Championships121
2002 Russian National Championships222
2001/02 GP Final Kitchener, CAN2FS1: 4
FS2: 4
4
2001 GP Trophee Lalique121
2001 GP Sparkassen Cup on Ice111
2000/2001
2001 World Championships534*
2001 GP Final Tokyo, JPN3FS1: 4
FS2: 2
4
2001 European Championships322*
2001 Russian National Championships433
2000 GP NHK Trophy222
2000 GP Trophee Lalique111
2000 GP Sparkassen Cup111
1999/2000
2000 World Championships133*
2000 European Championships422*
2000 GP Final Lyon, FRA3FS1: 3
FS2: 1
3
2000 Russian National Championships122
1999 GP NHK Trophy211
1999 GP Trophee Lalique111
1999 GP Sparkassen Cup on Ice111
1998/1999
1999 World Championships111*
1999 GP Final St. Petersburg, RUS222
1999 European Championships111*
1999 Russian National Championships

1
1998 GP Trophee Lalique311
1998 Sparkassen Cup on Ice233
1998 GP Skate America111
1998 Goodwill Games222
1997/1998
1998 World Championships543*
XVIII Winter Olympic Games Nagano 1998344
1998 European Championships511
1997/98 Champions Series (current GP) Final Munich, GER233
1998 Russian National Championships411
1997 GP NHK Trophy122
1997 GP Skate Canada International222
1996/1997
1997 World Championships355*
1996/97 Champions Series (current GP) Final Hamilton, CAN244
1997 European Championships924*
1997 Russian National Championships

1
1996 GP NHK Trophy211
1996 GP Trophee Lalique222
1996 GP Skate America71010
1996 Finlandia Trophy

1
1995/1996
1996 World Championships444*
1995/96 GP Final Paris, FRA677
1996 Centennial on Ice

2
1996 European Championships433
1996 Russian National Championships

1
1995 GP NHK Trophy545
1995 GP Nations Cup on Ice222
1995 Finlandia Trophy

4
1994/1995
1995 Winter Universiade2
1995 European Championships

7
1995 Russian National Championships211
1994 Nations Cup

8
1994 Trophee de France645
1994 Goodwill Games433
1993/1994
1994 European Championships644*
1994 Russian National Championships

2
1993 Nations Cup766
1992/1993
1993 World ChampionshipsSPNR
29*
1993 European Championships555
1993 Russian National Championships

1
1992 NHK Trophy455
1992 Skate Canada International

1
1991/1992
1992 Soviet Union National Championships

3
1991 Nations Cup

7
1991 Nebelhorn Trophy

3
1990/1991
1990 Piruetten

1
1990 Nebelhorn Trophy

3

* Until the 2002/2003 season at the ISU championships events, especially the Worlds, the singles event was composed of three segments: qualification round (QR) A or B, SP and LP (now FS). The factorized result of the LP (FS) performed in the QR was summed up with the results in other segments and formed part of the total score (TS). The above table does not include the results obtained in qualifications, that's why a brief summary may be found below:
- At the 2001 World Championships Maria was 4th in her QA group (6.0 scoring system).
- At the 2001 European Championships Maria was 1st in her QA group (6.0 scoring system).
- At the 2000 World Championships Maria was 1st in her QA group (6.0 scoring system).
- At the 2000 European Championships Maria was 1st in her QA group.
- At the 1999 World Championships Maria was 1st in her QB group.
- At the 1999 European Championships Maria was 1st in her QA group.
- At the 1998 World Championships Maria was 1st in her QB group.
- At the 1997 World Championships Maria was 3rd in her QB group.
- At the 1997 European Championships Maria was 1st in her QA group.
- At the 1996 World Championships Maria was 1st in her QB group.
- At the 1994 European Championships Maria was 3rd in her QA group.
- At the 1993 World Championships Maria was 15th in her QB group and did not qualify to the SP.


Galas and Shows


Miscellanea
Maria Butyrskaya's attempts of the Triple Axel at the 1996 Russian Nationals LP practice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgbtAGaDfA
 
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Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Although retired from years, I've decided to open a thread for one of my favourite skaters of all times (it's still under construction). I don't tend to follow Ladies, but Maria is one of those skaters that I most admired (I simply have a soft spot for veterans peaking at the end of their career). She's the 1999 World Champion (her FS to "Otonal" and her victory made me cry with joy and emotions) and a three-time European Champion (1998, 1999 and 2002). She simply deserved her own thread among the Retired Greats.
 

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
BTW, on 27 March Maria celebrated 20th anniversary of her gold medal at the 1999 Worlds in Helsinki. Those Worlds were very special for the Russian team as they achieved gold medals in all the cateogires: Yagudin in Men, Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze in Pairs and Krylova & Ovsyannikov in Ice Dance.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvho2D_H0YZ/
 
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