8 April 1978 |
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former coach||Sandra Schär-Chiper, Sylvia Holtes, Marius Negrea, Maria Loffler Bogyo|
|Former choreographer||Sandra Schär, Pasquale Camerlengo|
|Skating club||SC Miercurea Ciuc|
|ISU personal best scores|
2005 Trophée Eric Bompard
2005 Trophée Eric Bompard
Gheorghe Chiper (born 8 April 1978) is a Romanian former competitive figure skater. He is an eight-time Romanian national champion and competed at two Olympic Games. He is the first Romanian skater to win a medal on the Grand Prix circuit and the first Romanian to land a quadruple toe loop in competition.
Chiper competed at three World Junior Championships; his best result was 15th in 1997.
Chiper made his senior World Championships debut in 1998, finishing 16th in the qualifying round. The following season, Chiper won his first senior national title.
In the 2000–01 season, he was coached by Sylvia Holtes in Groningen, Netherlands. In 2001–02, Sandra Schär became his coach in Küsnacht, Switzerland. Chiper competed at his first Olympics in 2002, placing 23rd.
At the 2005 European Championships, Chiper achieved his best European result, 8th.
In winning bronze at the 2005 Trophee Eric Bompard, Chiper became the first Romanian to ever medal on the Grand Prix series. He placed 14th at his second Olympics in Torino, Italy. He competed for the final time at the 2006 World Championships where he also placed 14th, his career-best Worlds result.
Since his competitive retirement, he has worked as a coach in Switzerland.
Chiper was born on 8 April 1978 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. He speaks Romanian, Hungarian, English, and German. He is of part-Hungarian descent. In 2000, he married Sandra Schär, with whom he has a daughter, Flora, born in May 2000 and a son, Aurel.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
GP: Grand Prix
|GP Cup of Russia||7th|
|GP NHK Trophy||7th|
|GP Skate Canada||12th|
|Romanian Champ.||4th J.||4th||3rd||2nd||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|J. = Junior level|
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