Jenni Vähämaa

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Jenni Vähämaa
Vahamaa 2008SC by Carmichael.jpg
Vähämaa at the 2008 Skate Canada.
Personal information
Country represented  Finland
Born (1992-05-26) May 26, 1992 (age 23) Lohja, Finland
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Coach Virpi Horttana
Former coach Ludmilla Gangnus
Choreographer Maria McLean
Mia Nirhamo
Skating club Espoon Jäätaiturit
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 142.54
2008 Junior Worlds
Short program 50.30
2008 Junior Worlds
Free skate 95.35
2008 Europeans

Jenni Vähämaa (born May 26, 1992) is a Finnish former figure skater. She is the 2007 Finnish junior national champion and the 2006 & 2007 Nordic Junior Champion.

Career[edit]

Vähämaa started skating at age four.[1] She made her senior international debut at the 2007 Finlandia Trophy, which she won. She missed the 2008 Finnish Championships due to a time conflict with the Junior Grand Prix Final. She qualified for the 2008 Europeans from her scores at other competitions. It was her first senior ISU Championships. She placed 10th.

Vähämaa turned fully senior for the 2008–2009 season. She placed 8th at the 2008 Skate Canada International. She had been assigned to the 2008 Cup of Russia but withdrew before the event due to injury. She missed the rest of the season because of injury.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free program Exhibition
2008–09 Howl's Moving Castle Soundtrack
by Joe Hisaishi
West Side Story Soundtrack
2007–08 O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
by Giacomo Puccini
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
"A Moment Like This"
by Kelly Clarkson
2006–07 O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
by Giacomo Puccini
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
2005–06 "Reflections of Passion"
by Yanni
Mack & Mabel
by Jerry Herman

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2004–2005 2005–2006 2006–2007 2007–2008 2008–2009
European Championships 10th
World Junior Championships 8th 4th 4th
Finnish Championships 2nd J. 1st J.
Skate Canada 10th
Finlandia Trophy 1st 8th
Nordic Championships 1st J. 1st J.
Junior Grand Prix Final 5th
Junior Grand Prix, Croatia 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Austria 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 10th
Junior Grand Prix, Norway 5th
Junior Grand Prix, Poland 19th
Copenhagen Trophy 6th N.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level

Detailed results[edit]

Vähämaa performs a forward outside edge spiral during her short program at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

2008–2009 season[edit]

2008–2009 Season
Date Event SP FS Total
October 31 – November 2, 2008 2008 Skate Canada International 10
44.90
10
77.85
10
122.75
October 9 – 12, 2008 2008 Finlandia Trophy 10
43.76
7
84.96
8
128.72
  • SP = Short Program; FS = Free Skating

2007–2008 season[edit]

2007–2008 Season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 17–23, 2008 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Junior 6
50.30
4
92.24
4
142.54
January 22–28, 2008 2008 European Figure Skating Championships Senior 12
47.05
7
95.35
10
142.40
December 6–9, 2007 2007–2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 5
46.68
5
83.82
5
130.50
October 12 – 14, 2007 2007 Finlandia Trophy Senior 6
51.22
1
112.07
1
163.29
September 27–30, 2007 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Croatia Junior 2
48.38
3
84.06
2
132.44
September 13–16, 2007 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Austria Junior 3
47.94
3
77.49
3
125.43

2006–2007 season[edit]

2006–2007 Season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 6–12, 2006 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Junior 6
47.50
4
91.10
4
138.61
October 19–22, 2006 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic Junior 17
33.63
6
71.20
10
104.83
28 Sept – 1 Oct, 2006 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Norway Junior 10
37.96
3
71.13
5
109.09

2005–2006 season[edit]

2005–2006 Season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 26 – March 3, 2006 2006 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Junior 9
42.76
6
79.12
8
121.88
October 13–16, 2005 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Poland Junior 12
36.37
20
55.74
19
92.11
  • SP = Short Program; FS = Free Skating

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (August 21, 2006). "Tiny Vahamaa Skates Big". SkateToday. 

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