Wötzel and Rauschenbach in 1988
14 July 1967 |
Dresden, East Germany
|Former partner||Anuschka Gläser
|Former coach||Monika Scheibe|
|Skating club||Eislaufverein Chemnitz|
Axel Rauschenbach (born 14 July 1967) is a German pair skater who competed for Germany and, before its reunification, East Germany. With Mandy Wötzel, he is the 1989 European silver medalist, the 1989 & 1990 East German national champion, and 1991 German national champion.
Wötzel/Rauschenbach won the silver medal at the 1989 European Championships but missed the 1989 World Championships. That year, Rauschenbach's skate blade struck Wötzel's head while they were performing side-by-side camel spins. After she recovered, they continued competing. They represented Germany at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where they placed 8th. In 1992, he ended their partnership to work at a bank.
With Anuschka Gläser
With Mandy Wötzel
|Trophée de France||2nd||1st|
|East German Champ.||2nd||1st||1st|
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