Jenna McCorkell

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Jenna McCorkell
2012 WFSC 05d 183 Jenna McCorkell.JPG
McCorkell in 2012
Personal information
Country represented Great Britain
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 28)
Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Coach Simon Briggs, Debbie Briggs
Former coach Yuri Bureiko, Silvie De Rijcke, Vera Vandecaveye, Marina Serova, Margaret O'Neill
Choreographer Mark Hanretty
Former choreographer Lorna Brown, Yuri Bureiko
Skating club Liedekerke
Training locations Ninove
Dundee
Began skating 1994
Retired 29 March 2014
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 161.10
2012 Ice Challenge
Short program 54.73
2012 Ice Challenge
Free skate 106.37
2012 Ice Challenge

Jenna McCorkell (born (1986-09-15)15 September 1986) is a British figure skater. She is an eleven-time British national champion (2003–05; 2007–14) and won seven senior international medals, including gold at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial and Ice Challenge. She placed as high as eighth at the European Championships (2008) and 14th at the World Championships (2010, 2012), and competed at two Winter Olympics (2010, 2014).

Personal life[edit]

McCorkell married Belgian skater Kevin van der Perren in May 2008.[2][3] They live in his hometown, Ninove.

Career[edit]

McCorkell trained in Belfast, coached by Margaret McAllister and Yuri Bureiko, until the end of the 2001–02 season.[4] In the 2002–03 season, she moved to Coventry where she was coached by Bureiko.[5]

McCorkell competed three times, from 2002 to 2004, at the World Junior Championships, placing as high as 11th in 2003. She made her senior World and European Championships debut also in 2003.

Following the 2005–06 season, McCorkell moved to Liedekerke, Belgium where she was coached by Vera Vandecaveye.[6]

McCorkell achieved her career-best European Championships result, 8th, in 2008. After the 2007–08 season, she rejoined Juri Bureiko and was also coached by Silvie De Rijcke.[7] Her best Worlds finish, 14th, came in 2010 and 2012.

McCorkell changed coaches in April 2011.[8] She decided to train with coach Simon Briggs in Ninove and Dundee.[9] McCorkell had a torn abductor muscle at the end of 2012.[10]

In February 2014, McCorkell competed at her second Winter Olympics. She placed 25th in the short program in Sochi and did not advance to the free skate. At the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, McCorkell qualified for the free skate but withdrew due to a hamstring injury.[11]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[12]
2012–2013
[13]
  • Imagined Oceans
    by Karl Jenkins
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone
2011–2012
[9]
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone
2010–2011
[14]
  • Voice of Violin
    performed by Joshua Bell
  • Allegro from Music for Strings
    by April G. Faure
2009–2010
[15]
  • Totentanz
    by Franz Liszt
    arranged by Maksim Mrvica
  • Voice of Violin
    performed by Joshua Bell
  • Allegro from Music for Strings
    by April G. Faure
2008–2009
[7]
Cirque du Soleil:
  • Journey of Man
  • Selection of music
2007–2008
[16]
  • Harem
    by Sarah Brightman
2006–2007
[6]
  • 1001 Nights
  • Frida
    by Elliot Goldenthal
2004–2005
[17]
2003–2004
[18]
  • Poeme
    by Secret Garden
2002–2003
[5][19]
2001–2002
[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

2001–present[edit]

Results[20]
International
Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 29th 25th
Worlds 21st 24th 22nd 25th 20th 14th 24th 14th 20th WD
Europeans 19th 14th 16th 15th 8th 9th 14th 14th 18th 21st 24th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Cup of Russia 8th
GP Lalique/Bompard 8th 8th
GP NHK Trophy 11th 11th
GP Skate America 10th
GP Skate Canada 8th 7th 10th
Cup of Nice 8th 6th
Finlandia 10th 10th 9th 6th 5th
Golden Spin 12th 13th 3rd 4th
Ice Challenge 1st
Karl Schäfer 21st
Nebelhorn 9th 6th 5th 5th
NRW Trophy 3rd
Ondrej Nepela 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 15th
Volvo Open 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 12th 11th 13th
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Italy 5th 8th
JGP Sweden 6th
National
British Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 10th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

1996–2000[edit]

Results[20]
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00
British Champ. 2nd N. 9th J. 20th 11th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenna McCorkell". teamgb.com. British Olympic Association. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ice skating champ ties the knot". newsletter.co.uk. 19 May 2008. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Geurts, Mireille (2010). "Jenna McCorkell and Kevin Van Der Perren's bumpy ride through the season". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2002. 
  5. ^ a b "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 April 2003. 
  6. ^ a b "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "McCorkell finally looking ahead". Sportsbeat / Eurosport. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fit-again McCorkell wants strong Worlds finish". Sportsbeat (Eurosport). 10 March 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jenna McCorkell forced out of final competitive skate by injury". BBC News. 29 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. 
  17. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 April 2005. 
  18. ^ "Jenna MCCORKELL: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. 
  19. ^ Mittan, Barry (2 August 2003). "British Senior Ladies Champion Jenna McCorkell". Golden Skate. 
  20. ^ a b "Competition Results: Jenna MCCORKELL". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

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