Katharina Gierok

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Katharina Gierok
European 2011 Katharina GIEROK Florian JUST.jpg
Personal information
Full name Katharina Gierok
Country represented  Germany
Born (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 22)
Krefeld
Home town Krefeld
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Former partner Florian Just
Coach Karel Fajfr
Former coach Knut Schubert
Vladimir Gnilozubov
Choreographer Oleg Ryshkin
René Lohse
Skating club EV Krefeld
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 118.06
2011 Europeans
Short program 40.70
2011 Europeans
Free skate 77.36
2011 Europeans

Katharina Gierok (born February 20, 1992 in Krefeld, Germany) is a German pair skater. With former partner Florian Just, she is the 2011 German national bronze medalist. She previously competed in single skating and is the 2006–2007 German Junior national bronze medalist.

Career[edit]

Gierok initially competed as a single skater. She made her senior debut during the 2007-2008 season, winning the 2008 NRW Trophy in Dortmund, Germany and placing 10th at the German Figure Skating Championships. After winning the third and final Junior Worlds Qualifier in Oberstdorf[1] and being nominated as first alternate for the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, she had to end the season to undergo knee surgery.[2] The German Skating Federation admitted Gierok to the German Junior Team for the season 2008 / 2009. This was the third season she was part of the DC Team envelope.

In spring 2010, she switched to pair skating, partnering with Florian Just.[3] 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.

Programs[edit]

With Just

Season Short program Free skating
2011–2012
2010–2011
[3]
  • The Holiday
    by Hans Zimmer

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pairs career with Just[edit]

Results[4]
International
Event 2010–2011 2011–2012
Europeans 11th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Golden Spin 2nd
NRW Trophy 2nd 5th
Warsaw Cup 3rd
National
German 3rd

Singles career[edit]

Results[5]
International
Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
NRW Trophy 1st 11th J. 13th
International: Junior
JGP Belarus 12th
JGP Great Britain 9th 20th
Merano Cup 6th J.
Golden Bear 2nd J.
EYOF 6th J.
Montfort Cup 2nd J.
National
German 6th N. 4th J. 3rd J. 10th 8th 8th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Results 3rd Junior Worlds Qualifier 2008.
  2. ^ Reference to surgery by German Federation
  3. ^ a b "Katharina GIEROK / Florian JUST: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Competition Results: Katharina GIEROK / Florian JUST". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Katharina GIEROK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. 

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