Christiane Berger

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Christiane Berger
Christiane Berger.jpg
Berger in December 2005
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 29)
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coach Karin Stephan, Piotr Sczypa
Former choreographer Natascha Devisch, Uschi Keszler, Hendryk Schamberger
Skating club Mannheimer ERC
Training locations Mannheim
Began skating 1994
Retired 2007

Christiane Berger (born 3 April 1987) is a German figure skater. She is the 2006–07 German national silver medalist and competed at four ISU Championships. Her best result was 14th at the 2001 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Christiane Burger was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany.[1] Following her Abitur, she started studying dentistry in Frankfurt am Main in autumn 2006.

Skating career[edit]

Berger started skating at age seven.[2] She trained in Mannheim and represented the Mannheimer ERC.

Berger was selected to represent Germany at the 2001 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; she reached the free skate and finished 14th overall. She was eliminated after the qualifying round at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Hamar, Norway.

Berger was off the ice for half a year in 2003 due to a broken foot.[2] She was coached by Peter Sczypa until 2004, when she switched to Karin Stephan. In the 2004–05 season, she won her first senior national medal, bronze, and took silver the next two years. In 2007, she was sent to the European Championships in Warsaw, Poland. Ranked 17th in the short program, she qualified for the free skate and finished 20th overall.

Berger had to sit out the 2007–08 season due to a broken ankle that required surgery.[citation needed]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2006–2007
[1]
2005–2006
[2]
2004–2005
[2]
2001–2002
[3]
  • Out of Time
    by Leviation
2000–2001
[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[1][3][4]
Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
European Champ. 20th
Golden Spin 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
Schäfer Memorial 7th
Fischer Pokal 1st 6th 1st 1st
International: Junior[1][3]
World Junior Champ. 14th 34th 27th
JGP Canada 5th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Germany 6th 8th 14th
Dragon Trophy 8th J.
National[1]
German Champ. 7th 7th 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Christiane BERGER: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mittan, Barry (6 September 2006). "Berger's a Brainy Beauty". SkateToday. 
  3. ^ a b c "Christiane BERGER: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2002. 
  4. ^ a b "Christiane BERGER: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2001. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Christiane Berger at Wikimedia Commons