Peter Liebers

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Peter Liebers
Peter LIEBERS Cup of China 2010.jpg
Liebers in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Peter Liebers
Country represented Germany
Born (1988-04-16) 16 April 1988 (age 26)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Viola Striegler
Former coach Romy Österreich, Jürgen Bertko
Choreographer Lori Nichol, Shin Amano
Former choreographer René Lohse, Andreas Fischer
Skating club SC Berlin
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 239.87
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program 86.04
2014 Winter Olympics
Free skate 153.83
2014 Winter Olympics

Peter Liebers (born 16 April 1988) is a German figure skater. He is the 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, the 2012 Ice Challenge champion, and a five-time German national champion. He placed eighth at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and as high as sixth at the European Championships (2014).

Career[edit]

Liebers won the 2002 German junior national title and competed in four seasons of the ISU Junior Grand Prix series. He finished 13th at the 2006 World Junior Championships but, while practicing following the event, he broke his left leg when he hit a rut in the ice.[1] As a result, he missed the 2006–07 season and had a metal insert in his leg until March 2007, returning to the ice in May.[1]

In 2008, Liebers finished 13th in his debut at the European Championships and 32nd at the World Championships. The next season, he competed at two senior Grand Prix events and won his first German senior national title.

In the 2010–11 season, Liebers won bronze at the 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy and competed at two Grand Prix events. He finished 11th at the 2011 Europeans and 15th at the 2011 Worlds.

In June 2011, Liebers broke his sacrum while working on a new program in Toronto, Canada.[2] He won the silver medal at the 2011 NRW Trophy and bronze at the 2012 Coupe de Nice. Liebers finished tenth at the 2013 European Championships and eleventh at the 2013 World Championships. It was the best World result of his career and qualified him for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Liebers placed a career-best sixth at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest. He trains six to seven hours a day.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Peter Liebers' older brother, Martin Liebers, competed internationally on the senior level.[4] Their father, Mario Liebers, is a five-time East German national silver medalist and competed at the World Championships from 1978 to 1980.[4] His fiancee, Denise Zimmermann, is also a former competitive figure skater.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[4][3]
  • Who Wants to Live Forever
    performed by David Garrett
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
    performed by David Garrett
    choreo. by Shin Amano
2012–2013
[5]
2011–2012
[6]
  • Blues Deluxe
    by Joe Bonamassa
  • Resistance
    by Muse
    performed by Two Cellos
  • Hurt
    by Muse
    performed by Two Cellos
2010–2011
[7][3]
  • Blues Deluxe
    by Joe Bonamassa
    choreo. by Lori Nichol
2009–2010
[8]
  • Les Lacs du Connemara
    by Michel Sardou
  • Habanera
    (from Carmen)
  • Symphony No. 9
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • For Elise
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
    (all modern arrangements)
2008–2009
[9]
  • Les Lacs du Connemara
    by Michel Sardou
  • Ying and Yang
    (Selection of Asian music)[1][10]
2007–2008
[11]
  • Ying and Yang
    (Selection of Asian music)[1][10]
  • Dirty Boogie
    by Brian Setzer
2005–2006
[12]
  • Ying and Yang
    (Selection of Asian music)[1][10]
2004–2005
[13]
  • La Primavera
    by Sasha
  • Cool Runnings
    by Hans Zimmer, Ernie Freeman

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[14]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 8th
Worlds 32nd 25th 25th 15th 20th 11th 14th
Europeans 13th 15th 11th 15th 10th 6th
GP Bompard 6th 10th 7th
GP Cup of China 9th 7th TBD
GP NHK Trophy 10th TBD
GP Rostelecom 7th
Challenge Cup 5th 5th
Cup of Nice 6th 5th 4th 3rd 4th
Finlandia 5th 8th
Golden Spin 7th 5th
Hellmut Seibt 1st
Ice Challenge 1st
Nebelhorn 15th 9th 3rd 10th
NRW Trophy 2nd 3rd
Ondrej Nepela 5th 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 13th
JGP Germany 4th
JGP Hungary 10th
JGP Italy 14th
JGP Japan 4th
JGP Mexico 8th
JGP Poland 11th
JGP Slovakia 12th
JGP Slovenia 10th
Dragon Trophy 3rd J.
National
German Champ. 5th 5th 6th 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 8th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; TBD = Assigned
T = Team result; P = Personal result

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mittan, Barry (3 June 2008). "Lucky Thirteen for Germany's Liebers". SkateToday. 
  2. ^ "Kreuzbein-Bruch bei Eiskunstlauf-Meister Liebers" [Liebers broke his sacrum] (in German). sport.de. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Golinsky, Reut (6 February 2014). "Peter Liebers: "The hard work has paid off"". Absolute Skating. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Peter LIEBERS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2009. 
  10. ^ a b c "Ying Yang music". Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2006. 
  13. ^ "Peter LIEBERS: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Peter LIEBERS". International Skating Union. 

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