Kerstin Frank

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Kerstin Frank
2012 WFSC 03d 385 Kerstin Frank.JPG
Frank in 2012
Personal information
Country represented Austria
Born (1988-10-23) 23 October 1988 (age 26)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Sonja Harand
Former coach Grete Jaroschka, Ingrid Frank
Choreographer Andrea Gilardi, Sonja Harand
Skating club Wiener EV
Began skating 1998
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 143.56
2013 Europeans
Short program 50.99
2014 NRW Trophy
Free skate 93.96
2013 Europeans

Kerstin Frank (born 23 October 1988) is an Austrian figure skater. She is a four-time national champion and represented Austria at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has won international medals at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial, Challenge Cup, Merano Cup, Crystal Skate of Romania, and other events.

Personal life[edit]

Kerstin Frank was born on 23 October 1988 in Vienna, Austria.[1] She studied biology at the University of Vienna and serves in a work and sports program in the Austrian army.[2]

Career[edit]

Frank began competing on the junior international level in 2004 and made her senior international debut in spring 2006; she would appear on both levels that year and 2007.[3] Her best result at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event was seventh at the 2006 JGP in Courchevel, France. She was selected to represent Austria at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Oberstdorf and finished 23rd.

In the 2008–09 season, Frank won the silver medal at the Austrian Championships and was assigned to her first senior ISU Championships. Reaching the free skate at both events, she placed 20th at the 2009 European Championships in Helsinki and 23rd at the 2009 World Championships in Los Angeles.

Frank achieved her best European result at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, where she finished 12th. At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, she qualified a ladies' entry for her country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She placed 26th in Sochi.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[1]
2012–2013
[4]
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
    performed by Maksim Mrvica
  • Soundtracks
    by David Arnold
2011–2012
[5]
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Soundtracks
    by Hans Zimmer and William Ross
2009–2010
[6]
  • Yellow River Concerto
  • The Stepford Wives
    by David Arnold
  • Grand National
    by Carl Davis
2008–2009
[7]
  • Yellow River Concerto
  • Outback (soundtrack)
2006–2007
[8]
  • The Red Boots
  • Outback (soundtrack)

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[3]
Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Olympics 26th
Worlds 23rd 30th 21st 24th 31st
Europeans 20th 30th 12th 31st 17th
CS Golden Spin 13th 13th
CS Lombardia 14th
CS Nepela Trophy 6th 2nd WD 9th 10th 8th
Nebelhorn 13th 13th 9th
Asian Open 6th
Challenge Cup 7th 5th 3rd
Crystal Skate 10th 2nd 3rd
Cup of Nice 13th
Gardena 10th J. 5th
Golden Bear 1st
Ice Star 2nd
Karl Schäfer 9th
Merano Cup 6th 3rd 5th 4th
MNNT Cup
New Year's Cup 2nd 2nd
NRW Trophy 4th 12th 3rd
Slovenia Open 1st
Triglav Trophy 6th 6th
Universiade 10th
International: Junior[3]
Junior Worlds 23rd
JGP Estonia 20th
JGP France 7th
JGP U.K. 20th
Grand Prize SNP 4th J. 3rd J. 1st J.
Fischer Pokal 3rd
National[3]
Austrian 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Austrian Junior 1st
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kerstin FRANK: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Kerstin FRANK". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Kerstin FRANK". International Skating Union. 
  4. ^ "Kerstin FRANK: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kerstin FRANK: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kerstin FRANK: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kerstin FRANK: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Kerstin FRANK: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. 

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