Mikkeline Kierkgaard

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Mikkeline Kierkgaard
Personal information
Country represented Denmark (singles)
Germany (pairs)
Born (1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 33)
Hundested, Denmark
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Norman Jeschke
Coach Knut Schubert
Began skating 1987
Retired 2005

Mikkeline Kierkgaard (born May 25, 1984) is a Danish former competitive figure skater. Competing for Denmark in ladies' singles, she qualified to the free skate at five ISU Championships and finished in the top ten at the 2000 European Championships. She later competed in pairs with Norman Jeschke for Germany.

Personal life[edit]

Kierkgaard was born in Hundested, Denmark.[1] Her younger sister, Anemone Kierkgaard, was also a competitive skater.[2]

Career[edit]

Kierkgaard began skating at age three.[2] She initially competed as a single skater in Denmark. She was a two-time Danish junior national champion and was the 2000 Danish national champion. Her 7th-place finish at the 2000 European Figure Skating Championships set a record as being the highest placement for a Danish lady at any ISU Figure Skating Championships, and was the first top-ten finish for a Danish lady since Ester Bornstein placed 8th at the 1934 European Championships.[2][3]

Because of injury, Kierkgaard switched from single skating to pair skating. She teamed up with Norman Jeschke in 2002 to compete for Germany. They were the 2004 German bronze medalists but were unable to compete internationally that season due to International Skating Union rules regarding country changes. Their partnership eventually ended due to Kierkgaard's injuries.

In 2001, Kierkgaard was the skating double for Claire Danes in It's All About Love.[3]

Programs[edit]

Ladies' singles[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2001–2002[3] Light My Fire
by Jim Morrison
Harp Concerto
by R. Gliere
performed by London Symphonic Orchestra
1999–2000[2] Light My Fire
by Jim Morrison
Rondo Capriccioso
Saint-Saens

Pairs with Jeschke[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2004–2005[1] Austin Powers (soundtrack)
by George S. Clinton
Paradies of Pain
by Frank Nimsgern
2003–2004[4] Austin Powers (soundtrack)
by George S. Clinton
Forrest Gump (soundtrack)
by Alan Silvestri

Results[edit]

Ladies' singles for Denmark[edit]

International[5]
Event 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02
World Champ. 11th 14th
European Champ. 7th
Skate America 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
Nordics 1st
International: Junior[5]
World Junior Champ. 26th 13th 12th
National[5]
Danish Champ. 1st J 1st J 1st
J = Junior level

Pairs with Norman Jeschke for Germany[edit]

International[6]
Event 2003–2004
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
National[6]
German Championships 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD / Norman JESCHKE: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mittan, J. Barry (2000). "Denmark's Kierkgaard Makes History". Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD / Norman JESCHKE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 April 2004. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Mikkeline KIERKGAARD / Norman JESCHKE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. 

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