Ricky Cockerill

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Ricky Cockerill
Personal information
Full name Ricky Cockerill
Country represented  New Zealand
Born (1978-10-26) October 26, 1978 (age 36)
Home town Auckland
Height 170 cm (5.6 ft)
Former coach Viacheslav Kuznetsov
Andrei Pachin
Galina Pachin
Gordon Rushton
Skating club Dunedin Ice Skating Club
Retired 2005

Ricky Cockerill (born 26 October 1978 in Dunedin, New Zealand) is a retired New Zealand figure skater. He is a seven time consecutive (1998-2005) New Zealand Figure Skating National Champion.

Cockerill attended Otago Boys High School, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious boys’ secondary schools and boasts alumni such as Sir Keith Park, Sir Jack Marshall, Sir Russell Coutts and Richie McCaw.

After completing secondary school, Cockerill went on to focus on his figure skating career training in Auckland, Sydney and Moscow. Cockerill represented New Zealand in a number of international competitions including three world championships. He is the first, and to this day the only New Zealand figure skater to complete all triple jumps as well as triple triple combinations.

After retiring from sport in 2005, Cockerill completed an economics degree at Auckland University of Technology and moved to London to pursue a career in finance. There Cockerill began his career with Barclays Bank PLC and for 3 years worked in the corporate banking division in Barclays head office in Canary Wharf.

In 2010 Cockerill moved to Moscow to work for Barclays Russia. He still works and lives in Moscow.

Sporting Results[edit]

Event 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
World Championships 39th 41st 40th
Four Continents Championships 14th 17th 18th 16th 12th
New Zealand Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Golden Spin of Zagreb 13th 13th 18th 24th
Piruetten 10th

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