Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari

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Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari
Nurmenkari Nebelhorn 2007.jpg
Nurmenkari in 2007
Personal information
Full name Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari
Country represented Finland
Born (1983-07-08) 8 July 1983 (age 33)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Coach Svetlana Kriukova
Former coach Sirkka Kaipio
Tiiu Valgemäe
Choreographer Mikko Ahti
Alexei Veselievski
Skating club Tikkurilan FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 170.88
2009 Europeans
Short program 66.64
2009 Europeans
Free skate 104.24
2009 Europeans

Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari (born 8 July 1983) is a Finnish figure skater. He is a seven-time (2003–2007, 2009, 2010) Finnish national champion and has represented Finland at the World Figure Skating Championships. He is the 2008 & 2009 Nordic champion.

Nurmenkari withdrew from the 2012 European Championships due to an ankle injury.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nurmenkari married former professional tennis player, Annina Ahti, on 9 August 2008.[2] They have a son, Axel, who was born in August 2009.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–2012
[1]
  • I Love the Way You Lie
    by Sunny Choi
  • Corteo (Cirque du Soleil)
    by Philippe Le Duc, Maria Bonzanigo
  • Le Cheik Blanc
    by Nino Rota
  • La pasarella di otto e mezzo
    by Nino Rota
2009–2010
[2]
  • The Fall
    (from "Dark Passion Play")
    by Nightwish
2008–2009
[3][4]
  • Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman
    by Bryan Adams
  • The Fall
    (from "Dark Passion Play")
    by Nightwish
2006–2007
[5]
  • Classical Marakesh
  • Chaplin medley
2005–2006
[6]
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
    by Louis Prima
  • Moonlight Serenade
2004–2005
[7]
  • Passion for Tango "Buenos Aires"
    by Carlos Garden, Julian Plaza
    performed by Sexteto Mayor
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    by M. Rodriguez
2003–2004
[8]
  • Passion for Tango "Buenos Aires"
    by Carlos Garden, Julian Plaza
    performed by Sexteto Mayor
2002–2003
[9]
  • Shark
    by Piazzola and Nicholson
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
    by Jean-Claude Petit
    performed by The Paris Opera Orchestra
2001–2002
[10]
2000–2001
[11]
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by Sergei Prokofiev

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[12]
International
Event 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
Olympics 30th
Worlds 28th 26th 28th 29th 25th 27th 24th 31st
Europeans 27th 22nd 24th 23rd 23rd 14th 22nd WD
GP Cup of Russia 11th
Coupe de Nice 12th
Crystal Skate 4th
Finlandia 6th 7th 9th 12th 7th 7th 6th 11th 10th 16th
Golden Spin 8th 15th 7th 15th 5th
Karl Schäfer 12th
Nebelhorn 9th 14th 19th 12th 16th 14th 15th
Nordics 6th J. 7th J. 3rd J. 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 26th 12th
JGP Final 7th
JGP Japan 2nd
JGP Sweden 3rd
JGP Ukraine 17th
JGP USA 8th
Golden Bear 2nd J.
Piruetten 7th J.
Triglav Trophy 16th J.
National
Finnish Champ. 1st J. 1st J. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Osborne, Magdalena (2009). "Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari's key to success". AbsoluteSkating.com. 
  5. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. 
  7. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 February 2005. 
  8. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2004. 
  9. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2003. 
  10. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  11. ^ "Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. 
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Ari-Pekka NURMENKARI". International Skating Union. 

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