Mikkeline Kierkgaard

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Mikkeline Kierkgaard (born May 25, 1984) is a Danish figure skater.

Personal life[edit]

Kierkgaard was born in Hundested, Denmark. Her younger sister, Anemone Kierkgaard, was also a competitive skater.[1]

Career[edit]

Kierkgaard began skating at age three.[1] She initially competed as a single skater in Denmark. She was a two-time Danish junior national champion and was the 2000 Danish national champion. Her 7th place finish at the 2000 European Figure Skating Championships set a record as being the highest placement for a Danish lady at any ISU Figure Skating Championships, and was the first top-ten finish for a Danish lady since Ester Bornstein placed 8th at the 1934 European Championships.[1][2]

Because of injury, Kierkgaard switched from single skating to pair skating. She teamed up with Norman Jeschke in 2002 to compete for Germany. They were the 2004 German bronze medalists but were unable to compete internationally that season due to International Skating Union rules regarding country changes. Their partnership eventually ended due to Kierkgaard's injuries.

In 2001, Kierkgaard was the skating double for Claire Danes in It's All About Love.[2]

Programs[edit]

(singles career)

Season Short program Free skating
2001–2002[2] Light My Fire
by Jim Morrison
Harp Concerto
by R. Gliere
performed by London Symphonic Orchestra
1999–2000[1] Light My Fire
by Jim Morrison
Rondo Capriccioso
Saint-Saens

(pairs career with Jeschke)

Season Short program Free skating
2004–2005[3] Austin Powers (soundtrack)
by George S. Clinton
Paradies of Pain
by Frank Nimsgern
2003–2004[4] Austin Powers (soundtrack)
by George S. Clinton
Forrest Gump (soundtrack)
by Alan Silvestri

Results[edit]

Ladies' singles for Denmark[edit]

International
Event 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
Worlds 11th 14th
Europeans 7th
Skate America 8th
Nebelhorn 6th
Nordics 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 26th 13th 12th
National
Danish Champ. 1st J. 1st J. 1st
J. = Junior level

Pairs with Norman Jeschke for Germany[edit]

International
Event 2003–2004
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
National
German Championships 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mittan, J. Barry (2000). "Denmark's Kierkgaard Makes History". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD / Norman JESCHKE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD / Norman JESCHKE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. 

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