Florian Just

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Florian Just
European 2011 Katharina GIEROK Florian JUST 2.jpg
Katharina Gierok and Florian Just at 2011 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Born (1982-02-28) February 28, 1982 (age 32)
Home town Dortmund
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partner Katharina Gierok
Mariana Kautz
Mari Vartmann
Coach Karel Fajfr
Former coach Knut Schubert
Julia Gnilozubova
Choreographer Oleg Ryshkin
René Lohse
Skating club Essener JE
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 118.06
2011 Europeans
Short program 40.70
2011 Europeans
Free skate 77.36
2011 Europeans

Florian Just (born February 28, 1982 in Nürnberg, Bavaria) is a German pair skater. With former partner Katharina Gierok, he is the 2011 German national bronze medalist. He previously competed with Mari Vartmann, with whom he is the 2007 German national silver medalist.


Florian Just began skating at the age of five at the EC Nürnberg. At this time he also practiced artistic roller skating. He had some success on the Junior Grand Prix circuit as a single skater. He is the only German skater who reached an ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in the Men's competition.

Just moved to Munich because of the better training available at the Münchener EV. Here he continued five more years with single skating before he switched to pair skating in Berlin. His first partner was Mariana Kautz.

In January 2004 he teamed up with Mari-Doris Vartmann.[1] They were coached originally by Julia Gnilozubowa. In autumn 2004 they switched to Knut Schubert. They practiced in Dortmund and also in Berlin. In 2009, just after the NRW-Trophy, the pair split up.

In spring 2010, Just teamed up with Katharina Gierok.[2] Karel Fajfr coaches the pair. They won silver at NRW Trophy and bronze at Warsaw Cup. At 2011 German Nationals, they won the bronze medal and were selected to compete at the European Championships. They finished 11th in their debut at the event, with a combined total of 118.06 points. Gierok and Just ended their partnership at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Just is a member of the club Essener Jugend-Eiskunstlauf Verein. He is a sport-soldier at the Bundeswehr.


With Gierok[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • The Holiday
    by Hans Zimmer

With Vartmann[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • You're the One That I Want

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pairs career with Gierok[edit]

Event 2010–2011 2011–2012
Europeans 11th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Golden Spin 2nd
NRW Trophy 2nd 5th
Warsaw Cup 3rd
German 3rd

Pairs career with Vartmann[edit]

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Worlds 18th 18th
Europeans 7th 7th
GP Cup of China WD
GP NHK Trophy 8th
Coupe de Nice 3rd 4th
Finlandia 3rd
Nebelhorn 6th WD
NRW Trophy 2nd 3rd
German 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Singles career[edit]

Event 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
Junior Worlds 20th
JGP Final 7th
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Czech 4th
JGP Mexico 9th
Golden Bear 2nd J.
German 3rd N. 9th J. 16th J. 14th 11th 5th 9th 6th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
JGP = Junior Grand Prix


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (November 21, 2005). "Vartmann and Just Could Reach Europeans in 2006". Skate Today. Archived from the original on April 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Katharina GIEROK / Florian JUST: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Katharina GIEROK / Florian JUST". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. 

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