Michael Tyllesen

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Michael Tyllesen
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Personal information
Full name Michael Johannes Malmin Tyllesen
Country represented Denmark
Born (1973-08-27) 27 August 1973 (age 43)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former coach Susanne Hedegaard Andersen, Frank Carroll, Manette Olsson, Lars Dresler, S. Zidek
Former choreographer Igor Bobrin, Lorna Brown
Skating club Gladsaxe Sport Club
Former training locations Copenhagen
Lake Arrowhead, California
Began skating 1980
Retired 2000

Michael Johannes Malmin Tyllesen (born 27 August 1973)[1] is a Danish former competitive figure skater. He is the 1997 Skate Canada International bronze medalist, a two-time Piruetten champion, and a two-time Nordic champion.


Tyllesen was a member of Gladsaxe Skøjteløber Forening.[2][3] He also trained in Edmonton and Lake Arrowhead, California, and worked with choreographers Lorna Brown and Igor Bobrin.[4]

Tyllesen's career-best ISU Championship result, sixth, came at the 1993 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland. He served as Denmark's flag bearer at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway;[5] he finished 13th after placing 13th in the short and 12th in the free skate.[1]

Tyllesen finished ninth at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and 13th at the 1998 World Championships in Minneapolis.

After retiring from competition in 2000, Tyllesen performed in ice shows for nine years and then became a coach in Denmark.[6][7][4] He is the head coach at Tårnby Skøjteklub.[8]


Season Short program Free skating


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

Event 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00
Olympics 13th 9th
Worlds 21st 17th 17th 25th 19th 18th 13th 29th 20th
Europeans 6th 8th 12th 17th 10th 9th 18th 12th
GP Cup of Russia WD 11th 9th
GP Skate Canada 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th 4th
Piruetten 8th 1st 1st
Nordics 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
Danish Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD: Withdrew


  1. ^ a b "Michael Tyllesen". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ "Tidligere prismodtagere Idrætsprisen: Prismodtagere 1975 - 2015" [Past sports award recipients: Laureates 1975 - 2015] (in Danish). gladsaxe.dk. 4 January 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. 
  3. ^ de los Reyes, Marco (19 March 2000). "Udviklingen er skøjtet den forkerte vej". Berlingske Media (in Danish). 
  4. ^ a b Stevens, Ryan (3 October 2013). "Interview With Michael Tyllesen". Skate Guard. 
  5. ^ "TEAMBOG Sochi 2014 - DIF" (PDF). National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Jensen, Jan B. (16 January 2000). "Tomrum efter Michael Tyllesen". Jyllands-Posten (in Danish). 
  7. ^ "Michael Tyllesen som gæstesolist i Holiday on Ice". Berlingske (in Danish). business.dk. 28 January 2004. 
  8. ^ Flarup, Jakob (12 December 2013). "Toptræner sætter spørgsmålstegn ved danske træningsforhold" (in Danish). 
  9. ^ a b c "Michael TYLLESEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. 

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