Charlotte Aiken

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Charlotte Aiken
2010 WJC Charlotte AIKEN Josh WHIDBORNE.jpg
Aiken and Whidborne at the 2010 Junior Worlds
Personal information
Full name Charlotte Aiken
Country represented Great Britain
Born (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 23)
Plymouth, Devon, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Partner Josh Whidborne
Coach John Dunn
Choreographer John Dunn, Kevin Adams
Skating club Lee Valley London
Training locations London
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 101.42
2011 World Junior
Short dance 41.83
2013 Europeans
Free dance 60.46
2011 World Junior

Charlotte Aiken (born 23 January 1992 in Plymouth, Devon) is an English ice dancer who represents Great Britain. With her partner Josh Whidborne, she is the 2012 Ondrej Nepela Memorial bronze medalist and 2012 British national silver medalist.

Career[edit]

Aiken teamed up with Whidborne in 2008. They are coached by John Dunn at Lee Valley in London. In 2009, they made the decision to relocate to Deeside in North Wales to train with coach Joan Slater and with the 2002 Olympian Marika Humphreys-Baranova as their choreographer. In January 2011, they relocated to Madrid, Spain, to train with John Dunn. In 2012, Dunn relocated with his students back to the UK.

In the 2012–2013 season, Aiken and Whidborne won their first senior international medal, bronze at the 2012 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. They then won the silver medal at the 2012 British Championships.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Aiken has a younger brother, Henry, who also competes in ice dancing.[1]

Programs[edit]

(with Whidborne)

Season Short dance Free dance
2012–2013
[2]
2010–2011
[3]
Original dance
2009–2010
[4]
Scottish folk:
  • Suo Gan
  • Londonderry Hornpipe

Results[edit]

(with Whidborne)

Results[5]
International
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2012–13 2013–14
Europeans 22nd
Cup of Nice 8th
Nebelhorn 11th
NRW Trophy 5th
Ondrej Nepela 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 15th 18th
JGP Germany 11th 11th
JGP Great Britain 9th
JGP Hungary 11th
Bavarian Open 4th J.
Santa Claus Cup 1st J.
National
British Champ. 4th J. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd WD
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Did not compete in the 2011–2012 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newman, Clare (7 December 2012). "Duo skate to silver". Isle of Wight County Press. 
  2. ^ "Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Charlotte AIKEN / Josh WHIDBORNE". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Charlotte Aiken at Wikimedia Commons