Rebecca Handke

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Rebecca Handke
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Handke with Wende in 2006.
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former partner Daniel Wende
Former coach Knut Schubert
Julia Gnilozoubova
Former choreographer Natasha Devisch
Skating club SC Moehnesee
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 135.19
2005 Europeans
Short program 49.24
2005 Europeans
Free skate 85.95
2005 Europeans

Rebecca Handke (born 2 October 1986 in Soest, Germany) is a German former pair skater. With partner Daniel Wende, she is the 2005-2006 German national silver medalist.

Career[edit]

Rebecca Handke represented the club SC Moehnesee as a pair skater with skating partner Daniel Wende. They were first coached by Julia Gnilozoubova. From 2004 on, their coach was Knut Schubert. After 2004, Handke and Wende trained in Dortmund and in Berlin. The pair achieved their highest international result of 6th at the 2005 European Championships.

In March 2006, Handke had a surgery due to knee problems. Handke and Wende ended their partnership following the 2006–2007 season. She trained for a short time with Canadian skater Christopher Richardson until July 2007, but never competed with him. Handke retired from competitive skating following the 2007–2008 season.

Personal life[edit]

Handke attended school at the Conrad-von-Soest-Gymnasium in Soest and passed her Abitur later by long distance studies. On 1 July 2005, she became a member of the Sportsoldatin of the Bundeswehr.

Programs[edit]

(with Wende)

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
[1]
2005–2006
[2]
  • Amélie
    by Yann Tiersen
2004–2005
[3]
2003–2004
[4]
  • Music
    performed by André Rieu and Orchestra
2002–2003
[5]
  • Farewell
    by F. Duval

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Wende)

Results[5][4][3][2][1]
International
Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Europeans 13th 10th 6th 8th 12th
GP Bompard 8th
GP Skate America 7th
Bofrost Cup 4th 3rd
Nebelhorn 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 11th WD
JGP Croatia 7th
JGP Germany 8th
JGP Poland 7th
JGP Serbia 8th
EYOF 2nd J.
Nordics 2nd J.
National
German Champ. 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rebecca HANDKE / Daniel WENDE: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Rebecca HANDKE / Daniel WENDE: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Rebecca HANDKE / Daniel WENDE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. 
  4. ^ a b "Rebecca HANDKE / Daniel WENDE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. 
  5. ^ a b "Rebecca HANDKE / Daniel WENDE: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 October 2003. 

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