Full name: Maxim Reznikov|
Division: pairs, eligible (with Inola Hawkins)
Representing: United States (previously Russia, then France)
Coach: Tom Ashdown
Choreographer: Caelan O'Connor
Best skating element: Max is a powerful skater, able to perform lifts and throws effortlessly--which is fortunate, because his partner Inola loves unique and physically demanding lifts. Together, they have invented several new moves and variations, such as the throw backflip and split death spiral. They have an exciting, on-the-edge style, which is best served by rock music.
Hometown: Kazan, Russia
Birthdate: August 6, 1970
Hair color: brown
Eye color: hazel-green
Physical description: Well-built and darkly handsome, with a rather feline quality about him. He is not particularly tall for a pairs skater, but is far more powerful than his appearance suggests. Fastidious in his personal habits, he is always perfectly groomed.
Family: daughter, Cordelia (born March 3, 1995); father, Anton (business executive); mother, Galina; older brother, Vadim (hockey player)
Personality: Maxim's suave, charming, somewhat mysterious facade conceals a self-centered predator with no compunctions about using other people. He craves dominance in every aspect of his life, and will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. His temper can be dangerous, and he is extremely vain. His only redeeming quality is his devotion to his daughter Cordelia.
Hobbies/interests: Max likes the finer things in life--designer clothes, expensive cars, exclusive clubs and restaurants. He smokes, drinks moderately, and has been known to gamble. He is also a "ladies' man"--especially with young girls--and because of his good looks and glamorous image, a successful one. Yet in spite of his vices, he also spends a great deal of time doting on his daughter.
Personal history: Born into a well-to-do family, Maxim began to skate at age four, after much fussing to try ice hockey like his brother. He actually did train to play hockey for a couple of years, but as he was growing to be slimmer and shorter than his brother, it was suggested that figure skating might be the better sport for him. He enjoyed it more, and proved to be very promising. At age eleven he took up pairs, and began a successful junior career with partner Elena Saratova. However, she ended their partnership when he was eighteen, for undisclosed reasons.