Alexander König

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Alexander König
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Alexander König as a judge at the German Championships 2006
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Former country(ies) represented  East Germany
Born (1966-08-23) August 23, 1966 (age 47)
Eilenburg, Saxony, East Germany
Former partner Peggy Schwarz

Alexander König (born 23 August 1966 in Eilenburg, Saxony, GDR) is a German former pair skater.

Career[edit]

In 1969 his family moved from Eilenburg to Berlin, where he started skating. In time König would come to represent SC Dynamo Berlin. There one of his first coaches was Inge Wischnewski.

König started his career as a single skater, but in 1985 he changed to pair skating and teamed up with Peggy Schwarz. Their coach was Hedemarie Steiner-Walther.

As a single skater König came 3rd at the junior world championships 1982. His greatest success, however, was in pair skating where he and Scwartz won the bronze medal in the 1988 European Cup.

In 1990 Peggy Schwarz and Alexander König changed their coach to Knut Schubert. The couple split in 1994 as Schwarz was pregnant. At this time Alexander König also finished his figure skating career.

From 1985 to 1988 Alexander König attended school to became a specialist in gastronomy. From 1994 to 1997 he studied sport at the Trainerakademie in Cologne. He is an A-licenced coach of the DEU (German figure skating union). Already during his education he worked as a coach in Stuttgart, and following his graduation he took a job as a coach in Chemnitz. From 2001 to 2008 Alexander König worked as a figure skating coach in Berlin. He is also figure skating judge and technical specialist. He moved to Oberstdorf in the summer of 2008 to coach there.

Since 1983 he has also a successful painter and has had several exhibitions for his paintings.

Results[edit]

Singles career[edit]

Event 1981 1982 1983 1984
European Championships WD
East German Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd

Pairs career with Schwarz[edit]

International
Event 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
Olympics 7th 7th 7th
Worlds 4th 10th 7th 6th 12th 9th
Europeans 3rd 4th 5th 5th 7th
Nations Cup 2nd
NHK Trophy 7th
Skate America 3rd 3rd
Skate Canada 2nd 4th
National
German 2nd 1st WD 2nd
East German 3rd 1st

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