Turkkila at the 2011 European Championships
3 November 1994 |
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Tarja Sipilä, Tilu Valgemäe|
|Former choreographer||Shae Zukiwsky, Maria McLean, Igor Lutikov, Olga Tkachenko, Pirjo Kuha|
|Skating club||Helsingin Luistelijat|
|ISU personal best scores|
2014 European Championships
2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy
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.
Single skating career
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ice dancing career
On 1 April 2016, the Finnish Figure Skating Association reported that Turkkila had teamed up with Matthias Versluis to compete in ice dancing. 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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
Ice dancing with Versluis
|CS Tallinn Trophy||13th|
|TBD = Assigned|
|CS Warsaw Cup||6th|
|Cup of Nice||8th||21st|
|Volvo Open Cup||3rd|
|Ice Challenge||5th J||3rd J|
|Warsaw Cup||9th N|
|Finnish Champ.||4th J||1st J||2nd||2nd||1st||3rd|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
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- Halonen, Lena (4 January 2013). "Juulia Turkkila: "I think I am ready"". Absolute Skating.
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- "Competition Results: Juulia TURKKILA / Matthias VERSLUIS". International Skating Union.
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