Rahkamo in 2011
|Full name||Susanna Rahkamo|
25 February 1965 |
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former partner||Petri Kokko|
|Former coach||Martin Skotnicky|
|Former choreographer||Jorma Uotinen|
|Skating club||Helsingfors Skridskoklubb|
Susanna Rahkamo (born 25 February 1965) is a former Finnish former competitive ice dancer. She competed with Petri Kokko, her future husband. With Kokko, she 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 1994–95 season was adapted into a compulsory dance/pattern dance and ratified in June 2008 as Finnstep.
Rahkamo and Kokko are married and have two children, Max born in 2001 and Camilla in 2003. In 2004, Rahkamo was elected president of the Finnish Figure Skating Association. Rahkamo is also a change management consultant. In November 2012, Rahkamo was elected vice-president of the Finnish national Olympic committee.
|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
|Int. de Paris||3rd|
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- "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.
- "Finland considers applying to host this spring’s World Figure Skating Championships". Helsingin Sanomat. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- Parkkinen, Jaakko (21 November 2012). "Varapuheenjohtajaksi valittu Rahkamo: Jos saamme nenät samaan suuntaan, alkaa syntyä". yle.fi (in Finnish).
- Care to Ice Dance? - Rahkamo & Kokko at the Wayback Machine (archived September 26, 2007)
- Finnish Figure Skating Association (STLL)
- Maxilla Oy - A brief site about Rahkamo's consulting