Joshi Helgesson

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Joshi Helgesson
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Helgesson at the 2013-14 Swedish Championships.
Personal information
Country represented Sweden
Born (1993-06-07) 7 June 1993 (age 24)
Tibro, Sweden
Home town Tibro
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
Began skating 1996
Retired 7 November 2017
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 169.07
2015 Europeans
Short program 60.03
2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Free skate 109.52
2015 Europeans

Joshi Helgesson (born 7 June 1993) is a Swedish figure skater. She is the 2014 Bavarian Open champion, 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, and three-time Swedish national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Joshi Helgesson was born in Tibro, Sweden.[1] Her elder sister, Viktoria, is also a former competitive skater, and their mother, Christina, is their coach.[2][3] She also has an older brother named Lukas and a father named Lenart.[4]


Early career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5] 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[edit]

Helgesson at the 2013–14 Swedish Championships

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.

2015–16 season[edit]

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.

2016–17 season[edit]

Following the 2016–17 season Helgesson announced that she would move from Tibro to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to train with Brian Orser.[6] She started her season by placing 7th at 2016 CS Autumn Classic and 9th at 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy.

2017–18 season[edit]

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.[7]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

Cirque du Soleil:
  • Mystere
  • Taiko
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Warrior Princess
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
  • An Ancient Muse
    by Loreena McKennitt
  • Here Comes the King
    by X-Ray Dog
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
Cirque du Soleil:
  • Mystere
  • Taiko
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Burlesque
  • Express
  • Blues in Night
    by Quincy Jones
  • Show Me How You Burlesque
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Sarabande Suite
  • Arabian selections
  • Pasha
    by Vanessa-Mae
  • Shik Shak Shok
    by Arabic Hakim Belly Dancing

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2009–10 to present[edit]

Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Worlds 15th 14th 14th 30th 26th
Europeans 10th 8th 9th 4th 9th 14th
GP Bompard 9th
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 Finlandia 3rd 9th WD
CS Lombardia 6th 14th
CS Nepela Trophy 2nd 7th
Bavarian Open 1st
Challenge Cup 4th
Cup of Nice 10th
DS Cup 2nd
Finlandia 14th
Hellmut Seibt 1st
Lombardia 2nd
Merano Cup 3rd
Mont Blanc 2nd
Nebelhorn 18th 4th 3rd
Nordics 3rd 6th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 4th
NRW Trophy 5th 9th
Printemps 1st 1st 1st
Triglav Trophy 2nd
International: Junior[19]
Junior Worlds 9th 9th
Swedish Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
WD: Withdrew

2004–05 to 2008–09[edit]

Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Challenge Cup 2nd
Golden Spin 2nd
International: Junior or novice[19]
Junior Worlds 7th 4th
JGP Estonia 7th
JGP Hungary 9th
JGP Italy 7th
JGP South Africa 9th
EYOF 2nd J.
Challenge Cup 4th J.
Cup of Nice 3rd J.
Nordics 3rd N. 4th J. 1st J. 1st J.
Copenhagen 2nd N.
Triglav Trophy 4th N.
Swedish Champ. 1st J. 1st J. 1st J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


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  2. ^ Jangbro, Eva Maria (26 April 2011). "The Helgesson sisters Viktoria and Joshi: Alike but Different". Absolute Skating. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Luchianov, Vladislav (6 July 2012). "Sweden's Helgessons keep it all in the family". Icenetwork. 
  4. ^ Jonsson, Jan. "Seg fotskada stör drömmen om EM". Sydsvenskan. Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Jangbro, Eva Maria (13 December 2012). "Joshi Helgesson - the firebird from Sweden". Absolute Skating. 
  6. ^ "Joshi Helgesson flyttar till Kanada". Skaraborgs Allehanda. 20 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Lundin, Andreas; Ingman, Cecilia; Prytz, Jens (7 November 2017). "Joshi Helgesson avslutar karriären: "Jag har inte utvecklats"". Sveriges Radio. 
  8. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Joshi Helgesson". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. 
  18. ^ "Joshi HELGESSON: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 June 2008. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f "Competition Results: Joshi HELGESSON". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Joshi Helgesson at Wikimedia Commons