Diane Szmiett

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Diane Szmiett
Diane SZMIETT 2008JGPF by Carmichael.jpg
Szmiett at the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1990-09-17) September 17, 1990 (age 25)
London, Ontario
Home town Watford, Ontario
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former coach Scott Rachuk, Alison Purkiss
Former choreographer Alison Purkiss
Skating club Watford Skating Club
Began skating 1997
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 144.28
2009 Cup of China
Short program 48.93
2008 JGP South Africa
Free skate 100.04
2009 Cup of China

Diane Szmiett (born September 17, 1990) is a former Canadian competitive figure skater. She placed tenth at the 2010 Four Continents Championships and won two medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2008.

Career[edit]

Szmiett began skating at age seven because her friend was a skater.[1] After becoming the 2006 Canadian national junior champion, she was sent to the 2006 World Junior Championships, where she finished 21st. The following season, she began competing on the senior level nationally but remained a junior internationally.

In 2008, Szmiett won silver and bronze medals at her two JGP events in Courchevel, France and South Africa. She was assigned to the 2009 World Junior Championships and placed 13th.

In the 2009—10 season, Szmiett began competing as a senior internationally. She received one senior Grand Prix assignment, the 2009 Cup of China, where she finished eighth. After placing fourth at the Canadian Championships, she was sent to the 2010 Four Continents Championships where she finished tenth.

In 2010–11, Szmiett appeared at two Grand Prix events and retired from competition at the end of the season.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–11
[2]
2009–10
[3]
2008–09
[4]
2007–08
[5]
2005–06
[6]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[7]
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Four Continents 10th
GP Cup of China 8th 10th
GP NHK Trophy 12th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
International: Junior or novice[7]
Junior Worlds 21st 13th
JGP Final 8th
JGP France 6th 3rd
JGP Estonia 9th
JGP Norway 15th
JGP South Africa 2nd
Copenhagen Trophy 1st N
National[7]
Canadian Champ. 2nd N 16th J 1st J 13th 10th 4th 4th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (May 28, 2006). "Sizzling Szmiett". SkateToday. 
  2. ^ "Diane SZMIETT: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Diane SZMIETT: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Diane SZMIETT: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Diane SZMIETT: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Diane SZMIETT: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2006. 
  7. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Diane SZMIETT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Diane Szmiett at Wikimedia Commons