Helgesson at the 2013-14 Swedish Championships.
7 June 1993 |
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Coach||Christina Helgesson, Brian Orser, Ghislain Briand|
|Former coach||Regina Jensen, Alexander Vedenin|
|Choreographer||Joey Russell, David Wilson|
|Former choreographer||Catarina Lindgren, Susanne Seger|
|Skating club||Tibro KK|
|Training locations||Toronto, Lidköping, Tibro|
|Retired||7 November 2017|
|ISU personal best scores|
2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Programs
- 4 Competitive highlights
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Joshi Helgesson was born in Tibro, Sweden. Her elder sister, Viktoria, is also a former competitive skater, and their mother, Christina, is their coach. She also has an older brother named Lukas and a father named Lenart.
Helgesson placed 4th at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her Grand Prix debut came at the start of the following season; she placed 9th at the 2009 Skate America and 11th at the 2009 Skate Canada International.
In April 2011, Helgesson made her senior ISU Championship debut at the World Championships in Moscow. After advancing past the preliminary round, she placed 16th in the short program and qualified for the final segment. Her 13th place in the free skate lifted her to 15th overall. In January 2012, Helgesson finished 10th in Sheffield, England at her first European Championships.
2012–13 season: Top ten at Europeans
In the early part of the 2012–13 season, Helgesson sustained a stress fracture of the fibula in her take-off leg but returned to the ice two weeks before the 2012 Cup of China, where she finished 7th. She placed 8th at her second GP event, the 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard, and 9th at the 2012 NRW Trophy.
She won the 2013 Swedish national title ahead of her sister and went on to place 8th at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. After taking silver at the Nordic Championships, she closed her season with gold medals at the Hellmut Seibt Memorial and Coupe du Printemps.
2013–14 season: Worlds Final and Nordic Champion
Helgesson started her season by winning the silver medal at the Denkova-Staviski Cup. After taking silver at the Swedish Championships, she placed 9th at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Helgesson won gold at the Bavarian Open and at the Nordic Championships. In March 2014, she travelled to Saitama, Japan to compete at her second World Championships; she placed 15th in the short, 12th in the free, and 14th overall.
2014–15 season: 4th at Europeans
Helgesson started her season on the ISU Challenger Series (CS), finishing 7th at the Lombardia Trophy and winning the silver medal at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. She withdrew from both of her GP assignments, the 2014 Skate America and 2014 Rostelecom Cup, due to an injury.
After winning silver at the Swedish Championships, Helgesson achieved a career-best 4th-place finish at the European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Closing her season, she finished 14th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.
After starting her season with silver at the Lombardia Trophy, Helgesson competed at a pair of CS events, placing 7th at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy and then taking the bronze medal at the 2015 Finlandia Trophy. She finished 9th at both of her GP assignments, the 2015 Skate Canada International and 2015 Rostelecom Cup. At the 2016 Europeans Helgesson placed 6th in the short program, but 11th in the free skate and 9th overall. She won the 2016 Nordics Open ahead of Viveca Lindfors. At the 2016 Worlds she did two major mistakes in her short program, placed 30th and did not qualify to the free skate.
Following the 2016–17 season Helgesson announced that she would move from Tibro to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to train with Brian Orser. She started her season by placing 7th at 2016 CS Autumn Classic and 9th at 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy.
Helgesson trained for the season to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She competed at the 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy, but her level of skating did not improve as she planned. On 7 November 2017, she announced her retirement from competition.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|Cirque du Soleil:
|Cirque du Soleil:
2009–10 to present
|GP Cup of China||7th||7th||12th|
|GP Rostel. Cup||WD||9th|
|GP Skate America||9th||4th||10th||WD|
|GP Skate Canada||11th||9th||10th|
|CS Autumn Classic||7th|
|CS Nepela Trophy||2nd||7th|
|Cup of Nice||10th|
2004–05 to 2008–09
|International: Junior or novice|
|JGP South Africa||9th|
|Challenge Cup||4th J.|
|Cup of Nice||3rd J.|
|Nordics||3rd N.||4th J.||1st J.||1st J.|
|Triglav Trophy||4th N.|
|Swedish Champ.||1st J.||1st J.||1st J.|
|Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior|
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- "Joshi Helgesson flyttar till Kanada". Skaraborgs Allehanda. 20 July 2016.
- Lundin, Andreas; Ingman, Cecilia; Prytz, Jens (7 November 2017). "Joshi Helgesson avslutar karriären: "Jag har inte utvecklats"". Sveriges Radio.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 October 2017.
- "Joshi Helgesson". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009.
- "Joshi HELGESSON: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 June 2008.
- "Competition Results: Joshi HELGESSON". International Skating Union.
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