Felipe Montoya

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Felipe Montoya
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Personal information
Full nameAndrés Felipe Montoya Pulgarín
Country representedSpain
Born (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 28)
Pereira, Colombia
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachIván Sáez, Carolina Sanz, Jordi Lafarga, R. Garcia
Former coachJonathan Levers, Olga Stepanova, Juan Gomez, Oiane Otaegi
ChoreographerIván Sáez
Skating clubSAD Majadahonda Madrid
Former skating clubTxuri-Berri
Training locationsMadrid
Former training locationsSan Sebastián
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total193.09
2017 Golden Spin
Short program67.73
2016 Europeans
Free skate127.39
2017 Golden Spin

Andrés Felipe Montoya Pulgarín[1] (born 30 August 1990) is a Spanish competitive figure skater. He has won seven international medals and is an eight-time Spanish national medalist, having won two silver and six bronze medals. He will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Montoya was born on 30 August 1990 in Pereira, Colombia.[2] He moved to Spain when he was eight years old.[3]


Montoya began learning to skate in 2003.[2] He trained at Txuri-Berri Club de Hielo in San Sebastián until 2012, when he moved to SAD Majadahonda in Madrid.[4]

In December 2015, Montoya won the silver medal at the Spanish Championships, ranking between Javier Fernández and Javier Raya. He was assigned to his first ISU Championships – the 2016 European Championships, held in January in Bratislava. He qualified to the final segment in Slovakia, placing 17th in the short program, 19th in the free skate, and 17th overall.

At the 2017 World Championships, Fernández earned two spots for Spain in the men's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Federación Española Deportes de Hielo (FEDH) decided that the second spot would go to the skater who received the highest combined score at the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and Spanish Championships.[5] Montoya outscored Raya by 26.61 points at Golden Spin and finished third at the Spanish Championships with a 2.77 deficit versus Raya, resulting in a final advantage of 23.84 points. On 17 December 2017, FEDH confirmed that Montoya would compete at the Olympics.[6][7]


Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 06–07 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Olympics 29th
Europeans 17th 20th
CS Golden Spin 11th
Challenge Cup 7th 9th 7th 8th
Cup of Nice 5th 18th
Dragon Trophy 2nd
Lombardia Trophy 6th
NRW Trophy 18th
Open d'Andorra 2nd 2nd 1st
Santa Claus Cup 2nd 1st 3rd
Seibt Memorial 9th
Sportland Trophy 4th
Universiade 28th 21st
Spanish Champ. 5th J 5th J 2nd J 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
J = Junior level


  1. ^ "Andrés Felipe Montoya Pulgarín" (PDF) (in Spanish). Federación Madrileña de Deportes de Invierno. 31 December 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Felipe MONTOYA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Javier Fernández arrasa en el programa corto y alcanza la final". EFE (in Spanish). eurosport.es. 27 January 2016. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Entrevista a Felipe Montoya: "Intentaré ir a por todas y, después, que pase, lo que tenga que pasar"" [Interview with Felipe Montoya] (in Spanish). Hielo Español. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Criterios de selección de patinaje artístico para los JJOO" [Figure skating selection criteria for the Olympics] (in Spanish). Federación Española Deportes de Hielo. 5 July 2017. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya y Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin, a los Juegos" [Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya and Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin heading to the Olympics]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Sara Hurtado & Kirill Jalyavin y Felipe Montoya son Olímpicos" [Sara Hurtado & Kirill Jalyavin and Felipe Montoya are Olympians] (in Spanish). Federación Española Deportes de Hielo. 17 December 2017. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Felipe MONTOYA". International Skating Union.

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