Craine at the 2015 Junior Worlds
|Born||13 August 1998|
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Home town||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Coach||Tiffany Chin, Kylie Fennell, Galina Pachina|
|Former choreographer||Jamie Isley, Scott Brown|
|Skating club||Hunter ISC|
|Training locations||Los Angeles, California; Newcastle, New South Wales; Macquarie Park, New South Wales|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 Winter Olympics
2018 NHK Trophy
2018 Winter Olympics
Kailani Craine (born 13 August 1998) is an Australian figure skater. She has won seven senior international medals, including gold at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy, and four Australian national titles. She has competed in the final segment at six ISU Championships.
Kailani Craine was born on 13 August 1998 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She is the daughter of Katrina and Stephen Craine. She graduated from St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton in 2016.
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.
In December 2014, Craine won her third junior and first senior national title at the Australian Championships. 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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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|
|GP NHK Trophy||12th|
|GP Skate Canada||10th|
|CS Autumn Classic||4th|
|CS Ice Challenge||7th|
|CS Ondrej Nepela||8th|
|CS Warsaw Cup||2nd|
|Volvo Open Cup||3rd|
|Cup of Nice||23rd|
|Skate Down Under||1st|
|Australian Champ.||1st N||4th J||1st J||1st J||1st J||1st J|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
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