Alexander König

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Alexander König
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Alexander König (2018)
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Former country(ies) represented East Germany
Born (1966-08-23) 23 August 1966 (age 52)
Eilenburg, Bezirk Leipzig, East Germany
Former partnerPeggy Schwarz

Alexander König (born 23 August 1966 in Eilenburg, Bezirk Leipzig, GDR) is a German former pair skater and current skating coach.

Competitive career[edit]

In 1969 his family moved from Eilenburg to Berlin, where he started skating. In time König would come to represent SC Dynamo Berlin. There one of his first coaches was Inge Wischnewski.

König started his career as a single skater, but in 1985 he changed to pair skating and teamed up with Peggy Schwarz. Their coach was Hedemarie Steiner-Walther.

As a single skater König came 3rd at the junior world championships 1982. His greatest success, however, was in pair skating where he and Schwartz won the bronze medal in the 1988 European Cup.

In 1990 Peggy Schwarz and Alexander König changed their coach to Knut Schubert. The couple split in 1994 as Schwarz was pregnant. At this time Alexander König also finished his figure skating career.

Coaching career[edit]

From 1994 to 1997 he studied sport at the Trainerakademie in Cologne. He is an A-licensed coach of the DEU (German figure skating union). Already during his education he worked as a coach in Stuttgart, and following his graduation he took a job as a coach in Chemnitz. From 2001 to 2008 Alexander König worked as a figure skating coach in Berlin. He is also figure skating judge and technical specialist. He moved to Oberstdorf in the summer of 2008 to coach there.

In October 2014 König began to work as coach of Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Since 1983 he has also a successful painter and has had several exhibitions for his paintings. From 1985 to 1988 Alexander König attended school to become a specialist in gastronomy.


Singles career[edit]

Event 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
European Championships WD
East German Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd
Blue Swords 1st
International: Junior[2]
Junior Worlds 3rd

Pairs career with Schwarz[edit]

Event 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
Olympics 7th 7th 7th
Worlds 4th 10th 7th 6th 12th 9th
Europeans 3rd 4th 5th 5th 7th
Nations Cup 2nd
NHK Trophy 7th
Skate America 3rd 3rd
Skate Canada 2nd 4th
German 2nd 1st WD 2nd
East German 3rd 1st


  1. ^ "Weltmeisterin in neuen Händen" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2013.