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Patricia Neske in 1989 at an ISU exhibition in West Berlin
|Born||October 19, 1966|
|Residence||Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
Patricia Neske was born in California to Horst and Ingrid Neske, who had emigrated from Germany. She attended a vocational school learning about banking in Oberstdorf. In 1992, she returned to California where she attended a university.
In the 1984–85 season, Neske won silver at the German nationals. She finished 8th in her first appearance at the European Championships and then debuted at the World Championships, placing 12th. Over the next several years, Neske obtained bronze medals at Skate Canada International, Nations Cup, International de Paris, and Nebelhorn Trophy. In 1989, she also won her first bronze at the European Championships. She then placed 4th at the World Championships, achieving her career-best World result.
In the 1989–90 season, Neske won gold at the German Championships but did not reach the European podium again until 1992 when she won her second European bronze medal. She was assigned to the 1992 Winter Olympics and placed 13th overall. She retired from competition later that year.
|Int. de Paris||3rd|
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