Karen Venhuizen

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Karen Venhuizen
Karen Venhuizen 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy.jpg
Venhuizen in 2007.
Personal information
Country represented Netherlands
Born (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984 (age 30)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Former coach Sylvia Holtes
Former choreographer Sylvia Holtes, Karen Venhuizen
Lisa Michael
Skating club KCG Groningen
Began skating 1989
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 126.30
2008 Europeans
Short program 45.53
2008 Europeans
Free skate 80.77
2008 Europeans

Karen Venhuizen (born 4 April 1984 in Zoetermeer) is a Dutch figure skater. She started skating at the age of 5. Venhuizen is the 2000-2008 Dutch national champion. She competed at three World Championships and eight European Championships. Her highest placement was at the 2008 European Championships where she was 14th. It was the highest position gained by a Dutch figure skater since Dianne de Leeuw became European champion in 1976.

From 2001 to 2003, she suffered from anorexia nervosa.[1][2] In 2007, Venhuizen won the International Challenge Cup in The Hague. After the 2008 European Championships, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.[3][4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2007–2008
[5]
2006–2007
[6]
2005–2006
[7]
  • The Promise
    by Secret Garden
  • Blues in the Night
  • In a Sentimental Mood
2004–2005
[8]
  • The Man With the Golden Arm
  • Roger Rabbit
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Gladiator
    by Hans Zimmer
  • Symphony Sur Glace
2003–2004
[9]
  • The Giving
    by Michael W. Smith
  • Bolero Fantasy
  • East of Eden
    by Leonard Rosenman
2002–2003
[10]
  • Mary and Steve's Tango
    (from The Wedding Planner)
    by Mervyn Warren
  • Fire and Ice
    (soundtrack)
    by various composers
  • East of Eden
    (soundtrack)
    by Leonard Rosenman
2001–2002
[11]
  • Mary and Steve's Tango
    (from The Wedding Planner soundtrack)
    by Mervyn Warren
  • Phantom of the Opera
    (musical)
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    (musical)
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina
    (musical)
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
2000–2001
[12]
  • Violin Fantasie on Puccini's Turandot
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
  • Variations of Andrew Lloyd Webber
    arranged by Jan Hughes
    The BBC Concert Orchestra

Results[edit]

Results[13]
International
Event 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Worlds 22nd 34th 24th
Europeans 21st 21st 28th 29th 22nd 20th 26th 14th
GP NHK Trophy 10th
Cup of Nice 4th 4th
Crystal Skate 4th
Golden Spin 10th
Challenge Cup 1st
Karl Schäfer 12th
Nebelhorn 16th
NRW Trophy 13th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 29th
National
Dutch Champ. 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graat, John (5 January 2004). "Ambitieuze plannen van Karen Venhuizen zijn 'niet irreëel'". Trouw.nl. 
  2. ^ Misset, Robert (22 December 2008). "‘Het is doodeng als je verlamd raakt’" ["It's scary when you're paralyzed"]. Volkskrant.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Ellenbroek, Ellis (26 April 2008). "’Stoppen is nu nog geen optie’" [Quitting is not an option]. Trouw.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Venhuizen wil niet terugkeren als een recreant" [Venhuizen would not return recreationally]. Trouw.nl (in Dutch). 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. 
  7. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 May 2006. 
  8. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. 
  9. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 June 2004. 
  10. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2003. 
  11. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 April 2002. 
  12. ^ "Karen VENHUIZEN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2001. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Karen VENHUIZEN". International Skating Union. 

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