Kailani Craine

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Kailani Craine
Kailani Craine 2015.jpg
Craine at the 2015 Junior Worlds
Personal information
Country representedAustralia
Born (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 20)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Home townNewcastle, New South Wales
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
CoachTiffany Chin, Kylie Fennell, Galina Pachina
ChoreographerAlex Chang
Former choreographerJamie Isley, Scott Brown
Skating clubHunter ISC
Training locationsLos Angeles, California; Newcastle, New South Wales; Macquarie Park, New South Wales
Began skating2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total168.61
2018 Winter Olympics
Short program58.21
2018 NHK Trophy
Free skate111.84
2018 Winter Olympics

Kailani Craine (born 13 August 1998) is an Australian figure skater. She has won seven senior international medals[1], including gold at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy, and four Australian national titles. She has competed in the final segment at six ISU Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Kailani Craine was born on 13 August 1998 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.[2] She is the daughter of Katrina and Stephen Craine.[3] She graduated from St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton in 2016.


Early career[edit]

Craine started skating at the age of eight.[4] Tiffany Chin became her coach in 2010.[5] She began appearing internationally on the junior level in 2012.

2013–2014 season[edit]

Craine debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and won her second junior national title. In March 2014, she made her first ISU Championship appearance, at the World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; she was eliminated after placing 35th in the short program.

2014–2015 season[edit]

In December 2014, Craine won her third junior and first senior national title at the Australian Championships.[6] Ranked second in the short program and first in the free skate, she outscored the defending senior champion, Brooklee Han, by 2.18 points overall.[7] Making her senior international debut, she took the silver medal at the MNNT Cup in January 2015. Craine placed 12th at the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea, and 16th at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

2015–2016 season[edit]

In December 2015, Craine repeated as Australia's junior and senior national champion. At the 2016 Four Continents Championships she placed 9th in the free skate and 13th overall. At the 2016 World Championships she did not qualify to the free skate.

2016–2017 season[edit]

After taking bronze at the Volvo Open Cup, Craine stepped on her first ISU Challenger Series podium. She received the silver medal at the 2016 CS Warsaw Cup, finishing 2.54 points behind Germany's Nicole Schott. In December, she outscored Brooklee Han by 6.94 points to win her third senior national title.

In December 2016, Craine was named to Australia's team for the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.[8] She placed 5th at the Asian Games and 16th at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. In March, she qualified to the free skate at the 2017 World Championships and went on to finish 24th overall.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Craine won bronze at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy in August 2017 and silver at the Slovenia Open the following month. Later in September, she competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics; she won the gold medal and earned a spot for Australia in the ladies' singles event at the Olympics.


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Hallelujah
  • Flamenco Fire
    by Didulia
    choreo. by Alex Chang
  • Broken Sorrow
    by Nuttin' But Stringz
  • Broken Sorrow
    by Nuttin' But Stringz
  • Bolero
    by Steve Charles

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 17th
Worlds 27th 24th 17th
Four Continents 12th 13th 16th 16th TBD
GP NHK Trophy 12th
GP Skate Canada 10th
CS Autumn Classic 4th
CS Ice Challenge 7th
CS Nebelhorn 8th 1st
CS Ondrej Nepela 8th
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd
Asian Games 5th
Asian Open 3rd
MNNT Cup 2nd
Shanghai Trophy 5th
Slovenia Open 2nd
Volvo Open Cup 3rd
Warsaw Cup 2nd
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 35th 16th
JGP Estonia 12th
JGP Slovakia 21st
JGP Spain 8th
JGP U.S. 12th
Cup of Nice 23rd
Ice Challenge 17th
Lombardia Trophy 2nd 1st
Skate Down Under 1st
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Australian Champ. 1st N 4th J 1st J 1st J 1st J 1st J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


  1. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Kailani CRAINE". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b "Kailani CRAINE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Michael (November 2014). "Hunter's Grace on Ice". Catholic Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle.
  4. ^ a b Remmel, Ia (6 October 2015). "Kailani Craine - the starry-eyed girl from Australia". Absolute Skating.
  5. ^ Yoshida, Hiro (17 March 2015). "Kailani Craine: Aussie Teen On The Rise". IFS Magazine.
  6. ^ "Australian Figure Skating Championships". Ice Skating Queensland. 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Kerry & Craine crowned Australian Figure Skating Champions". Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. 5 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Thirty Australians selected for Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games". www.corporate.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2017/2018". International Skating Union.
  10. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.

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