Falko Kirsten

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Falko Kirsten
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1985-1221-016, Eiskunstläufer, DDR.jpg
1985–86 East German champions, from left: Falko Kirsten, Katarina Witt, Tobias Schröter, Katrin Kanitz
Personal information
Country represented East Germany
Born (1964-01-03) 3 January 1964 (age 53)
Dresden, East Germany
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Skating club SC Einheit Dresden
Retired 1987

Falko Kirsten (born January 3, 1964 in Dresden) is a German former figure skater. He is the 1980 World Junior bronze medalist, the 1983 St. Ivel International bronze medalist, and a five-time East German national champion. He competed at six European Championships, finishing twice in the top five; five World Championships; and the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, finishing 16th.[1] He represented the club SC Einheit Dresden.[2]

Kirsten is the chairman of the Saxony Ice Sport Association (Sächsischen Eissport-Verband) and also works as a technical specialist.


Event 75–76 76–77 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86 86–87
Olympics 16th
Worlds 13th 12th 12th 12th 13th
Europeans 8th 12th 9th 5th 6th 5th
Moscow News 4th 7th
St. Ivel 3rd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 4th 3rd
East German 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st