Juulia Turkkila

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Juulia Turkkila
European 2011 Juulia TURKKILA.jpg
Turkkila at the 2011 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Finland
Born (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 22)
Helsinki, Finland
Residence Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Partner Matthias Versluis
Former coach Tarja Sipilä, Tilu Valgemäe
Former choreographer Shae Zukiwsky, Maria McLean, Igor Lutikov, Olga Tkachenko, Pirjo Kuha
Skating club Helsingin Luistelijat
Training locations Helsinki
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 140.31
2014 European Championships
Short program 52.57
2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy
Free skate 90.98
2011 World Championships

Juulia Turkkila (born 3 November 1994) is a Finnish figure skater. As a single skater, she is the 2012 Nordic champion and 2014 Finnish national champion. She has reached the free skate at eight ISU Championships, achieving her best result, 12th, at the 2014 Europeans.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Juulia Turkkila was born on 3 November 1994 in Helsinki, Finland.[2]

Single skating career[edit]

As a single skater, Turkkila was coached by Tarja Sipilä at Helsingin Luistelijat figure skating club in Helsinki.[2]

2010–11 season[edit]

During the 2010–11 season she placed 16th at the 2011 World Junior Championships, 15th at the 2011 European Championships, and 20th at the 2011 World Championships. She won the bronze medal at the 2011 Nordics.

2011–12 season[edit]

Turkkila at the 2012 Worlds

Turkkila won the silver medal at the 2012 Finnish Championships, behind Kiira Korpi. She placed 17th at the 2012 European Championships, 19th at the 2012 World Junior Championships, and 18th at the 2012 World Championships. She won the gold medal at the 2012 Nordics.

2012–13 season[edit]

Turkkila placed 6th at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy, and 9th at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy. She won the silver medal at the 2013 Finnish Championships, again finishing second to Kiira Korpi. She was 17th at the 2013 European Championships but was eliminated from the 2013 World Championships after placing 31st in the short program.

2013–14 season[edit]

Turkkila placed 7th at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy, and 14th at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy. She won the gold medal at the 2014 Finnish Championships. She was 12th at the 2014 European Championships, her best result at the Europeans this far. She did not reach the final at the 2014 World Championships, placing 29th in the short program.

2014–15 season[edit]

Turkkila participated at the 2014 Finlandia Trophy where she placed 7th and at the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy where she placed 6th. On 22 October 2014, it was reported that she had a season-ending injury.[3]

2015–16 season[edit]

Turkkila returned to competition in 2015, placing 5th at the Lombardia Trophy. She was 10th at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy and 14th at the 2015 Finlandia Trophy. In December 2015, Turkkila won the bronze medal at the Finnish Championships. On 20 January 2016, the Finnish Figure Skating Association reported that her season was over due to a groin strain.[4]

Ice dancing career[edit]

On 1 April 2016, the Finnish Figure Skating Association reported that Turkkila had teamed up with Matthias Versluis to compete in ice dancing.[5] They competed at the 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy where they placed 13th, and the 2016 NRW Trophy, where they placed 6th. At the 2017 Finnish Championships Turkkila/Versluis took the silver medal behind Cecilia Törn / Jussiville Partanen.

Programs[edit]

Turkkila at the 2012 World Championships

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2015–16
[2]
2014–15
[6]
  • Gabriel's Oboe
    (Whispers in a Dream)
    by Ennio Morricone, Hayley Westenra
2013–14
[7]
  • La gazza ladra
    by Gioachino Rossini
2012–13
[8][9]
  • The Firebird
    by Igor Stravinsky
2011–12
[10]
  • Scheherazade
    by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
2010–11
[11]
  • Happy Valley
    by Andy Hill, Vanessa-Mae
2009–10
  • Don Quixote
    by Ludwig Minkus

Results[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Ice dancing with Versluis[edit]

International[12]
Event 2016–17
CS Tallinn Trophy 13th
Winter Universiade 8th
Bavarian Open 11th
NRW Trophy 6th
National
Finnish Championships 2nd
TBD = Assigned

Single skating[edit]

International[1]
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Worlds 20th 18th 31st 29th
Europeans 15th 17th 17th 12th
CS Finlandia 7th 14th
CS Nebelhorn 6th 10th
CS Warsaw Cup 6th
Challenge Cup 6th
Cup of Nice 8th 21st
Finlandia Trophy 6th 6th 7th
Lombardia Trophy 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th 14th
Nordics 3rd 1st 5th
Skate Helena 1st
Volvo Open Cup 3rd
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 16th 19th
JGP Estonia 13th
JGP Germany 10th
JGP Poland 13th
Ice Challenge 5th J 3rd J
Nordics 5th J
Warsaw Cup 9th N
National[1]
Finnish Champ. 4th J 1st J 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Juulia TURKKILA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Juulia TURKKILA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Suomen taitoluistelijoille taas takaisku: Nyt loukkaantui Juulia Turkkila" [Finnish figure skater]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 22 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Pusa, Ari (20 January 2016). "Taitoluistelija Juulia Turkkila loukkaantui jälleen – jo toinen kausi peräkkäin piloille" [Figure skater Juulia Turkkila]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 
  5. ^ "Juulia Turkkila ja Matthias Versluis jäätanssipariksi" [Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis team up for ice dancing] (in Finnish). Finnish Figure Skating Association. 1 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Juulia TURKKILA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Juulia TURKKILA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Juulia TURKKILA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Halonen, Lena (4 January 2013). "Juulia Turkkila: "I think I am ready"". Absolute Skating. 
  10. ^ "Juulia TURKKILA: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Juulia TURKKILA: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Juulia TURKKILA / Matthias VERSLUIS". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Juulia Turkkila at Wikimedia Commons