Cheltzie Lee

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Cheltzie Lee
2011 Four Continents Cheltzie LEE.jpg
Personal information
Full name Cheltzie Lee
Country represented  Australia
Born (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 21)
Campbelltown, New South Wales
Home town St Andrews, New South Wales
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Coach Kylie Fennell
Gloria Pracey
Melina Simjanovic
Former coach Andre Fillipov
Sergei Shakhrai
Samantha Lind
Kathy Casey
Choreographer Robin Cousins
Former choreographer Cameron Medhurst, Catarina Lindgren
Skating club Sydney FSC
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 138.16
2010 Winter Olympics
Short program 52.16
2010 Winter Olympics
Free skate 86.42
2010 World Figure Skating Championships

Cheltzie Lee (born 21 April 1993 in Campbelltown, New South Wales) is an Australian figure skater. She is the 2010 Australian national champion and 2007-2008 junior national champion.


Lee placed 23rd at the 2008 World Championships. At the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, Lee qualified an alternate berth for Australia for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Following the withdrawal of Israeli skater Tamar Katz, Lee was named to the Australian Olympic team.[1] At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, she qualified 18th in the short program, scoring 52.16 (a personal best), and finished in 20th place overall. She placed 17th at the 2010 World Championships.

It was confirmed that Lee will continue to skate, but she has decided to take a year off to concentrate on her university studies and to 'live a little'.[citation needed]

Lee returned to competition in June 2012 winning the prestigious Hollins Trophy at her home rink of Canterbury and the 2012 WinterSun in Boondall, Queensland.

Personal life[edit]

Lee's father is Chinese and was born in Bangladesh[2] and her mother was born and raised in Louisiana and is African American.[3]

Lee also did gymnastics from age six to twelve.[4]


Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011 Chez Lez Ye Ye
by Boogalox
2009–2010 Feeling Good
by Michael Bublé
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
2007–2008 Sing, Sing, Sing
Summertime Blues – Jazz Blues and Boogie
by Mike Strickland
  • Zoosters Breakout
  • Born Free
  • Found Our Roar
    by Hans Zimmer

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Winter Olympic Games 20th
World Championships 33rd 17th 21st
Four Continents Championships 13th 14th 10th
World Junior Championships 23rd
Australian Championships 4th N. 2nd J. 1st J. WD 1st WD
Nebelhorn Trophy 15th
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 7th
Junior Grand Prix, Great Britain 14th
Junior Grand Prix, Austria 5th
Australian Youth Olympic Festival 6th
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ "Lee's Vancouver spot confirmed". Australian Olympic Committee. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Silkstone, Dan (12 February 2010). "Lee is making all the right moves". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Massoud, Josh (4 February 2010). "Cheltzie's on her way to Games". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Mittan, Barry (22 December 2008). "Australia’s Lee Wins Inaugural ISU Scholarship". SkateToday. 

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