Joti Polizoakis

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Joti Polizoakis
Kavita Lorenz und Panagiotis Polizoakis NH2015.JPG
Lorenz and Polizoakis at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
Personal information
Country representedGermany
Born (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 23)
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PartnerKavita Lorenz
CoachMarina Zueva, Massimo Scali, Oleg Epstein, Martin Skotnický
Former coachIgor Shpilband
ChoreographerMarina Zueva, Massimo Scali
Former choreographerIgor Shpilband
Skating clubEC Oberstdorf
Training locationsNovi, Michigan
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total157.02
2018 Worlds
Short dance62.34
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial
Free dance95.22
2016 CS Golden Spin

Panagiotis "Joti" Polizoakis (born 9 June 1995) is a German competitive ice dancer. With his skating partner, Kavita Lorenz, he is a three-time German national champion (2016–2018) and has competed in the final segment at four ISU Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Polizoakis was born on 9 June 1995 in Bietigheim-Bissingen.[1] He is the oldest child of a Czech woman and a Greek who was born in Germany. He is fluent in German, Czech and Greek, as well as English and French. He has two younger siblings.


Polizoakis began learning to skate in 2000.[1] As a single skater, he was coached by Christel Hacker, Michael Huth, and Florian Gerlach in Oberstdorf.[2] In the 2012–13 and 2013–14 season, he competed at ISU Junior Grand Prix events and won the German junior national title.

In 2014–15, he moved up to the senior level. He competed at two ISU Challenger Series events and placed 6th at the 2015 German Championships.

Partnership with Lorenz[edit]

In the spring of 2015, Polizoakis teamed up with Kavita Lorenz to compete in ice dancing. The two had known each other for many years.[3] They are coached by Igor Shpilband and Martin Skotnický in Novi, Michigan.[4]

Making their international debut, Lorenz/Polizoakis finished fourth at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy, a Challenger Series (CS) event. They placed fifth at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy (CS), first at the 2015 Open d'Andorra, and fifth at the 2015 Warsaw Cup (CS). In December, they won the German national title ahead of Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck and were selected to represent Germany at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. At Europeans in January, Lorenz/Polizoakis placed 13th in the short dance to qualify for the free, where they ranked 15th, resulting in a final placement of 14th at their first ISU Championship. In March, they qualified for the final segment at the 2016 World Championships in Boston by placing 18th in the short dance and went on to finish 17th overall. They ended their partnership in April 2016,[5] but announced in June that they would continue skating together.[6]


With Lorenz[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Lorenz[edit]

Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Olympics 16th
World Champ. 17th 19th 16th
European Champ. 14th 14th WD
GP Skate Canada 8th
CS Golden Spin 4th 9th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 4th 5th 3rd
CS Nepela Memorial 5th 5th
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th
CS Warsaw Cup 5th
Bavarian Open 3rd
NRW Trophy 2nd
Open d'Andorra 1st
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
German Champ. 1st 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Single skating[edit]

Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
CS Golden Spin 18th
CS Warsaw Cup 8th
Challenge Cup 10th
NRW Trophy 14th
International: Junior[11]
JGP Croatia 14th
JGP Czech Rep. 6th
JGP France 11th
JGP Poland 12th
Bavarian Open 3rd J 8th J
Challenge Cup 3rd J
Printemps 2nd J
Merano Cup 2nd J
NRW Trophy 7th J 8th J
Warsaw Cup 1st J
German Champ. 13th J 6th J 4th J 3rd J 1st J 1st J 6th
J = Junior level


  1. ^ a b c "Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b Bőd, Titanilla (11 January 2017). "Kavita Lorenz and Joti Polizoakis: "We are happy to show another side of us"". Absolute Skating.
  4. ^ a b "Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Eistänzer Lorenz/Polizoakis trennen sich" [Ice danciers Lorenz/Polizoakis split up]. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (in German). 18 April 2016. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Eistanz-Meister Lorenz/Polizoakis machen weiter" [Ice dance champions Lorenz/Polizoakis continue]. Sport-Informations-Dienst (in German). Die Zeit. 9 June 2016. Archived from the original on 12 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Joti POLIZOAKIS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Joti POLIZOAKIS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016.

External links[edit]

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