Justyna Plutowska

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Justyna Plutowska
2010 WJC Justyna PLUTOWSKA Dawid PIETRZYNSKI.jpg
Plutowska with Pietrzyński at the 2010 World Junior Championships
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1991-06-27) 27 June 1991 (age 23)
Gdynia, Poland
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partner Peter Gerber, Dawid Pietrzyński, Mateusz Krupowies
Former coach Igor Shpilband, Mirosław Plutowski
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband, Joanna Femeńczuk
Skating club GKS Stoczniowiec Gdańsk
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 128.08
2014 Europeans
Short dance: 52.14
2014 Europeans
Free dance 75.94
2014 Europeans

Justyna Plutowska (born 27 June 1991) is a Polish ice dancer. With former partner Peter Gerber, she is the 2013 Finlandia Trophy bronze medalist and 2014 Bavarian Open champion.

Personal life[edit]

Justyna Plutowska was born 27 June 1991 in Gdynia, Poland.[1] Her father is a figure skating coach.[2]

Career[edit]

Plutowska began figure skating at the age of three or four.[2] After starting out in singles, she turned to ice dancing when she was about 12 or 13.[3] Early in her career, she skated with Mateusz Krupowies before teaming up with Dawid Pietrzyński. Plutowska/Pietrzyński won the 2009 and 2010 Polish national junior title and competed at the 2009 World Junior Championships where they finished 27th.

Plutowska teamed up with Peter Gerber in around April 2012.[3] They were coached by Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan[2] and represented GKS Stoczniowiec Gdańsk.[4] Plutowska/Gerber made their debut at the 2012 U.S. International Classic, finishing eighth. They took the silver medal at the 2013 Polish Championships and placed 27th at the 2013 World Championships.

In the 2013–14 season, Plutowska/Gerber placed 9th at the U.S. International Classic before competing at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final Olympic qualifier. They were 14th in the short dance and 8th in the free dance, finishing 10th overall at Nebelhorn and becoming second alternates for a spot at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Plutowska/Gerber won their first international medal, bronze, at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy one week later. They reached the free dance at the 2014 European Championships in Bratislava and finished 16th overall. After taking gold at the 2014 Bavarian Open in February, the two competed at the 2014 World Championships, held in Saitama, Japan in March, and finished 22nd. Their partnership ended in early May 2014, when Plutowska decided to leave skating for personal reasons.

Programs[edit]

With Gerber[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[1]
  • Le Jazz Hot
2012–2013
[5]
Mary Poppins:
  • Chim Cher-ee
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • The Artist
    by Ludovic Bource

With Pietrzyński[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2009–2010
[6]
  • Rybaczka (Polish Polka)
    by Antoni Sutowski
  • Szëmiała leszczëna (Kashubia, Polish Waltz)
  • Dzek Polnocny z Zalewa (Polish Polka)
2008–2009
[7]
  • Charleston: Sitting Pretty
    by J. Kander, F. Ebb
  • Foxtrot
    by J. Kander, F. Ebb
  • Charleston: Sitting Pretty
    by J. Kander, F. Ebb
  • Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
    by Gotan Project
  • Oblivion
    by Astor Piazzolla
  • Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
    by Gotan Project

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Gerber[edit]

International[8]
Event 2012–13 2013–14
World Championships 27th 22nd
European Championships 16th
Bavarian Open 1st
Crystal Skate of Romania 6th
Ice Challenge 8th
Finlandia Trophy 7th 3rd
Mentor Nestle Cup 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 10th
U.S. Classic 8th 9th
National[8]
Polish Championships 2nd 1st

With Pietrzyński[edit]

Plutowska/Pietrzynski compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships, wearing costumes from Kashubia
International[9]
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
World Junior Champ. 27th
JGP Croatia 11th
JGP Czech Republic 13th
JGP Germany 18th 15th
JGP Poland 6th
JGP Spain 15th
Challenge Cup 2nd J.
NRW Trophy 8th J.
Pavel Roman Memorial 9th J.
National[9]
Polish Championships 2nd J. 1st J. 2nd
Regional Children's
Cup of Poland
2nd J.
Mazovia Cup 4th J. 1st J. 1st J.
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Q & A with Justyna Plutowska & Peter Gerber". ice-dance.com. 25 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Górecki, Mateusz (19 November 2013). "„Nadal mamy nadzieję, że pojedziemy na igrzyska” – wywiad z Justyną Plutowską i Piotrem Gerberem" [Justyna Plutowska and Piotr Gerber interview: "We're still hoping we'll get to go to the Olympics"]. igrzyska24.pl (in Polish). 
  4. ^ "Justyna Plutowska / Peter GERBER". Polish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Dawid PIETRZYNSKI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Dawid PIETRZYNSKI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Competition Results: Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Dawid PIETRZYNSKI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. 

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