Knut Schubert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Knut Schubert
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-1126-019, Birgit Lorenz, Knut Schubert.jpg
Birgit Lorenz and Knut Schubert, 1982
Personal information
Country represented  East Germany
Born (1958-09-09) 9 September 1958 (age 58)
Bautzen, East Germany
Former partner Birgit Lorenz, Katja Schubert

Knut Schubert (born 9 September 1958 in Bautzen, Germany) is a former East German pair skater. With his sister, Katja Schubert, he won the bronze medal at the 1974 East German Figure Skating Championships. They went on to finish ninth at that year's European Figure Skating Championships and eleventh at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Schubert later teamed up with Birgit Lorenz. They won the gold medal at the East German Championships in 1981 and 1985, and captured the silver medal in four additional years. The couple won the bronze at the European Championships in 1983 and 1984 and finished fifth at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. They also finished a career-best sixth place at the 1984 World Championships.

After his figure skating career he studied teaching special subject sport. Knut Schubert became figure skating coach in Berlin. He trained Peggy Schwarz and Alexander König, Peggy Schwarz and Mirko Müller, Mariana Kautz and Norman Jeschke, Mikkeline Kierkgaard and Norman Jeschke and also Sarah Jentgens and Mirko Müller. In the early 1990s he also trained the ice dancers Kati Winkler and René Lohse. After he moved to Dortmund Knut Schubert trained local pairs of Rebecca Handke and Daniel Wende (till 2007), Ekaterina Vassilieva and Daniel Wende (till 2008) as well as Mari-Doris Vartmann and Florian Just (till 2009].

In 2010 he returned to Berlin and trains there Mari-Doris Vartmann and Aaron Van Cleave.

Knut Schubert is married and has two children. His daughter Pauline Schubert was also a figure skater.


With Birgit Lorenz[edit]

Event 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 84–85 85–86
Olympics 5th
Worlds 9th 7th 8th 6th
Europeans 4th 5th 3rd 3rd 4th
NHK Trophy 2nd 2nd
Blue Swords 5th 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Prague Skate 4th 3rd 1st
Ennia Challenge 2nd 1st
Moscow News 4th 5th
East Germany 4th 5th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd

With Katja Schubert[edit]

Event 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77
World Championships 11th
European Champ. 9th
Blue Swords 5th 3rd 1st
Prize of Moscow News 3rd 6th
East German Champ. 3rd 4th 6th 4th