Petri Kokko (figure skater)
|Full name||Petri Kokko|
|Born||21 February 1966|
|Former partner||Susanna Rahkamo
|Former coach||Martin Skotnicky|
|Former choreographer||Jorma Uotinen|
Petri Kokko (born 21 February 1966) is a former Finnish ice dancer. He competed with Susanna Rahkamo, his future wife. With Rahkamo, he is the 1995 European champion, 1995 World silver medalist, and competed in the Winter Olympics twice.
In 1995, Rahkamo and Kokko became the first Finns to win the European Championships, with the next title won by Laura Lepistö in ladies' singles in 2009. Their quickstep original dance from the 1994–1995 season was adapted into a compulsory dance/pattern dance and ratified in June 2008 as the Finnstep.
Rahkamo and Kokko are married and have two children. In 2006, Kokko was appointed country manager for Google Finland, and in November 2009, he became the global director of Google Inc. at Googleplex in California.
|Season||Original set pattern
/ Original dance
by Claude Bolling
A Hard Day's Night
by The Beatles
(12th Century church music)
by Nino Rota
by Ástor Piazzolla
|1992–1993||Wein, Weib und Gesang
by Johann Strauss II
by Jean Sibelius
by René Aubry
|1990–1991||Symphony No. 6
by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
by Ástor Piazzolla
(with Susanna Rahkamo)
|Int. de Paris||3rd|
(with Virpi Kunnas)
- Olympic results
- "Laura Lepistö wins European title in front of ecstatic home audience". Helsingin Sanomat. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "Decisions made at 52nd ISU Ordinary Congress". International Skating Union (icenetwork). 20 June 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- Rutherford, Lynn (5 May 2008). "ISU adds more creativity, new compulsory". icenetwork. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Finnstep". ice-dance.com.
- "Petri Kokko to take up post at Google headquarters". Helsingin Sanomat. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
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