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Maxim Shabalin: the biography
Russian figure skater Maxim Shabalin was born on 25 January 1982. His parents met in Vladivostok, where my mother was an Intern, and Maxim was born in Samara (former Kuibyshev). In the family Shabalina have a younger daughter Olesya, she is engaged in restaurant business.
In the section of figure skating Maxim gave parents when he was four years old. They wanted a son involved in sports and grow up healthy, but in other sections of children took five years. The guy didn’t like the workout he was doing. Affected by the fact that the parents forced him every day to do at home: he did 35 squats on each leg and 20 times the twine. In seven years Shabalin started to go to school skating on their own and often missed training — he just walked around near the Palace of sports, and then returned home.
Probably, Maxim Shabalin would have thrown figure skating, if not for the suggestion of his first coach, Oleg Sudakov. He asked him to do dancing on ice. Dancing he liked – now he’s on his way to practice.
Shabalina have had several partners, but the Duo failed. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Bulgaria, where she danced with Rita Tutevol. Soon the couple Shabalin-toteva won silver at the national Championships. But Margaret was serious health problems – she had to leave skating.
In 1999, Maxim returned to Russia and began skating pairs with Elena Halavanau. In the Championships of Russia 2000-2002, they won bronze, silver and gold medals, and then became Vice-Champions in the world championship among juniors.Maxim and Elena was a complex relationship beyond the ice arena, so soon the couple broke up.
The next partner was figure skater Oksana Domnina. They were coached by Alexei Gorshkov, and in 2003 won the championship of Russia among juniors. Two years later, the Duo skaters won the championship of Russia, then was the European championship victory. The most difficult they have given the victory at the European Championship 2008. Shortly before the competition Maxim Shabalin underwent surgery on his right leg, after which he was operated on his left leg. The athlete admitted that playing him was very painful, had to bite the bullet. Skater did not even know that the pain can be so terrible. Then he told his mother that he felt on the ice as the «second Meresyev». In 2008, due to health Maxim the pair missed the world Cup, but next year they won the gold medal in this championship.
In 2010, the Domina and Shabalin finished third at the Olympic games. After the Olympics, they announced the end of sports career. That summer, Maxim Shabalin started coaching the Russian national team skaters.
Maxim Shabalin left the ice, but not out of sight of the fans. In 2010 he participated in the show «Ice and fire», his partner was the actress Ekaterina Vilkova.
Next year skater appeared in the program «Bolero», and after another year in the «Ice age». In the «Ice age», he participated in 2013. First, Maxim had planned to speak with his wife, Irina Grineva, but she still has not recovered after birth, so partner Maxim is the singer Nyusha.
With his future wife, actress Irina Grineva, Maxim Shabalin met three times. The first two were fleeting – they even each other’s names do not remember. But fate brought them together for the third time Irina and Maxim were in the same company and were sitting next to each other: between them there was sympathy. Irina Grineva Maxim Shabalin older than 9 years, but this does not prevent their relationship.
20 Nov 2010 the lovers are married, and the next day were married. At the wedding she was dressed in a dress in the style of the 19th century.
6 Jul 2013 Maxim Shabalin became a father and had a daughter Vasilisa. Irina gave birth in a Spanish hospital under the sounds of jazz. And I baptized the girl in Russia – in the same Church where he married her parents.