Clemens Jonas

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Clemens Jonas
Personal information
Country represented Austria
Born (1980-11-12) 12 November 1980 (age 34)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former coach Evelyn Rossoukhi-Schneider, Inge Solar-Lind
Former choreographer Rory Flack, Marcel Malover, Inese Bucevina, Sara Rubin
Skating club Eissport-Klub Engelmann
Training locations Vienna
Began skating 1986
Retired 2004

Clemens Jonas (born 12 November 1980) is an Austrian former competitive figure skater. A four-time national champion (1999, 2001–02, 2004), he represented Austria at five European and four World Championships.

Career[edit]

In November 1998, Jonas qualified for the short program at the World Junior Championships in Zagreb, Croatia but did not advance further. After winning his first national title, he was sent to the European Championships, held in Prague, Czech Republic in January 1999, but was eliminated in the qualifying round.

Jonas sustained a serious injury in a car accident in August 2002 and resumed training in mid-October.[1] In January 2003, he qualified for the free skate at the European Championships in Malmö, Sweden, and finished 22nd overall, his highest ISU Championship placement. Jonas had knee surgery in April 2003, keeping him off the ice for four months.[2]

In the 2003–04 season, Jonas won his fourth national title. He retired from competition following the 2004 World Championships in Dortmund, Germany.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2003–2004
[2]
2002–2003
[1]
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
2001–2002
[3]
  • America
    by Neil Diamond
2000–2001
[4]
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    by Jerry Bock
  • Schindler's List
    by John Williams
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    by Jerry Bock

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[2][4]
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
World Champ. 41st 33rd 35th 33rd
European Champ. 31st 31st 30th 22nd 31st
Golden Spin 22nd 21st
Schäfer Memorial 9th 11th
International: Junior[2][4]
Junior Worlds 29th
Gardena 11th J. 11th J.
Grand Prize SNP 21st J.
National
Austrian Champ. 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Austrian Jr. Champ. 1st
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clemens JONAS: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2003. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Clemens JONAS: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Clemens JONAS: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  4. ^ a b c "Clemens JONAS: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. 

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