Grethe Grünberg

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Grethe Grünberg
Grethe Grünberg & Kristian Rand 2006 JGP The Hague.jpg
Grünberg and Rand in 2006.
Personal information
Country represented Estonia
Born (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 28)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Kristjan Rand
Coach Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva, Lea Rand
Choreographer Marina Zoueva, Igor Shpilband, Lea Rand
Skating club FSC Jääkild Tallinn
Began skating 1992
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 154.89
2007 World Juniors
Comp. dance 32.42
2007 World Juniors
Original dance 50.45
2007 World Juniors
Free dance 72.70
2007 Worlds

Grethe Grünberg (born 17 December 1988) is an Estonian former ice dancer. With partner Kristjan Rand, she is the 2007 World Junior silver medalist and the 2005–2007 Estonian national champion.

Career[edit]

Grünberg began learning to skate in 1992.[1] She teamed up with Kristjan Rand a few years later.[2][3]

Grünberg/Rand debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2002, placing 12th in Germany. In 2004, they made their first appearance at the World Junior Championships, finishing 18th.

At the 2005 Tallinn Cup, Grünberg/Rand became the first Estonian ice dancers to win a JGP medal, bronze. They were 9th at the 2006 World Junior Championships.

In the 2006–07 season, Grünberg/Rand won gold and silver at their two JGP events and qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final where they placed 5th. They won the silver medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships, behind Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev and ahead of Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje.[4][5][6] It was Estonia's first medal at an ISU Championships. Grünberg/Rand made their senior international debut in the same season, finishing 15th at the 2007 European Championships and 19th at the 2007 World Championships.

The duo missed the 2007–2008 skating season due to injury. Grünberg eventually retired due to injury.

Programs[edit]

with Rand
Season Original dance Free dance
2006–2007
[1]
  • Quejas de Bandoneon
2005–2006
[7]
  • Cha cha
  • Rhumba
  • Cha cha
2004–2005
[8]
  • Slow foxtrot
  • Quickstep
2003–2004
[9]
  • French Kiss
  • La Vie en rose
  • French Kiss

Results[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

with Rand
International[10]
Event 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07
World Champ. 19th
European Champ. 15th
International: Junior[10]
World Junior Champ. 18th 15th 9th 2nd
JGP Final 5th
JGP Bulgaria 6th 4th
JGP Czech Republic 6th
JGP Estonia 3rd
JGP France 9th
JGP Germany 12th
JGP Netherlands 2nd
JGP Norway 1st
JGP Serbia 6th
Pavel Roman 5th J 2nd J
EYOF 12th J
National[10]
Estonian Champ. 5th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grethe GRÜNBERG / Kristjan RAND: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Kristjan Rand". ice-dance.com. November 2005. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Mittan, Barry (31 August 2006). "Estonian Dancers Favored for 2007 Junior Worlds". SkateToday. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (28 February 2007). "Bobrova and Soloviev take lead in Oberstdorf". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (2 March 2007). "Bobrova and Soloviev maintain lead at Junior Worlds". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Kaye, Rosaleen (3 March 2007). "Bobrova and Soloviev win Junior World title". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Grethe GRÜNBERG / Kristjan RAND: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2006. 
  8. ^ "Grethe GRÜNBERG / Kristjan RAND: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 April 2005. 
  9. ^ "Grethe GRÜNBERG / Kristjan RAND: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 April 2004. 
  10. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Grethe GRÜNBERG / Kristian RAND". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

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