Rico Rex

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Rico Rex
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Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1976-10-05) 5 October 1976 (age 38)
Karl-Marx Stadt, East Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Former partner Eva-Maria Fitze
Radka Zlatohlavkova
Stefanie Weiss
Katharina Rybkowski
Silvia Dimitrov
Former coach Monika Scheibe
Knut Schubert
Ingo Steuer
Former choreographer Ingo Steuer
Skating club Chemnitzer Eislauf Club
Began skating 1982
Retired 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 134.44
2006 Europeans
Short program 51.70
2004 Cup of China
Free skate 88.42
2006 Europeans

Rico Rex (born 5 October 1976 in Chemnitz) is a German former pair skater. With former partner Eva-Maria Fitze, he is the 2003 German national champion.

Career[edit]

Rico Rex started figure skating when he was four years old as the result of a talent screening in East Germany.

Rex was a single skater until 1993. He then switched to pair skating and teamed up with Silvia Dimitrov, with whom he competed until 1997. They were coached by Monika Scheibe in Chemnitz.[1] Their best international result was 8th at the 1996 European Championships. Dimitrov retired in 1997 due to an injury.

Rex then teamed up with Katharina Rybkowski with whom he skated until 2000. Their coach in Chemnitz was Monika Scheibe. The pair never participated at Europeans or Worlds. He then briefly teamed up with Stefanie Weiss, but they did not compete together. In 2001, Rex teamed up with the Czech Radka Zlatohlavkova. They split after having to withdraw from the 2002 German Championships.

Rex teamed up with Eva-Maria Fitze in spring 2002.[2] The pair trained in Chemnitz. Their coach was Ingo Steuer until December 2005, and then Monika Scheibe. The pair competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, placing 15th.[3] Rex then left competition and began appearing in shows and began working as a figure skating coach in Dresden.

Throughout his career, Rex represented the club Chemnitzer EC.

Programs[edit]

(with Fitze)

Season Short program Free skating
2005–2006
[4]
2004–2005
[5]
  • Braveheart
2003–2004
[6]
  • Mission: Impossible
2002–2003
[2]
  • Played-A-Life
    by Safri Duo
  • Waterworld
    by James Newton Howard

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Fitze[edit]

Results[2][6][5][4]
International
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Winter Olympics 15th
World Champ. 15th 12th
European Champ. 9th 7th 7th
GP Cup of Russia 9th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
GP Lalique 8th
GP Bofrost Cup 7th
Bofrost Cup (non-GP) WD 4th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th WD
National
German Champ. 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Zlatohlavkova[edit]

Results
National
Event 2002
German Championships WD
WD = Withdrew

With Rybkowski[edit]

Results[7]
International
Event 1998–1999 1999–2000
GP Sparkassen Cup 8th
GP Trophée Lalique 10th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
National
German Championships 4th 3rd
GP = Grand Prix

With Dimitrov[edit]

Results[1]
International
Event 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97
World Champ. 18th 14th 13th
European Champ. 11th 8th
GP Nations Cup 7th WD
GP Skate America 5th
International: Junior
World Junior Champ. 11th 6th
Blue Swords 1st
National
German Champ. 1st J. 3rd 2nd
GP = Champions Series (Grand Prix)
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Single skating[edit]

Event 1992 1993
German Championships 12th 13th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DIMITROV Silvia / REX Rico". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eva-Maria FITZE / Rico REX: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2003. 
  3. ^ Olympic results
  4. ^ a b "Eva-Maria FITZE / Rico REX: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2006. 
  5. ^ a b "Eva-Maria FITZE / Rico REX: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Eva-Maria FITZE / Rico REX: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2004. 
  7. ^ "Eva-Maria FITZE / Rico REX: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2002. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rico Rex at Wikimedia Commons