Rajičová in 2015
|Alternative names||Nicole Rajic|
|Born||August 13, 1995|
Garden City, New York
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Coach||Igor Krokavec, Nikolai Morozov, Tom Rajic|
|Former coach||Steve Rice, Peter Johansson, Milada Kubikova-Stastny|
|Former choreographer||Phillip Mills|
|Skating club||SKP Bratislava|
|Training locations||Hackensack, New Jersey|
|ISU personal best scores|
Nicole Rajičová or Rajic (born August 13, 1995) is a Slovak-American figure skater. She is a three-time Slovak national champion and has won five senior international medals. She competed in the final segments at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics and nine ISU Championships.
Nicole Rajičová was born August 13, 1995 in Garden City, New York. She is also known as Nicole Rajic; Rajičová is the Slovak feminine form. Her parents, Anna and Tomislav Rajič (Tom Rajic), moved to the United States from Slovakia. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center. 
By the age of five, Rajičová began taking figure skating lessons in Long Island from Milada Kubikova-Stastny (Šťastná-Kubíková), a former Olympian for Czechoslovakia. Early in her career, she competed as Nicole Rajic in U.S. regional and domestic events.
2011–12 to 2012–13
Rajičová debuted internationally for Slovakia in December 2011 at the Golden Spin of Zagreb. She began appearing in ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) events in autumn 2012 and became the Slovak national champion at the 2013 Three Nationals Championships.
2013–14 season: Sochi Olympics
Rajičová competed at two JGP events in September 2013, placing 8th in Košice, Slovakia and 15th in Gdańsk, Poland. Her first senior ISU Championship was the European Championships in January 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. Ranked 14th in the short program, she advanced to the free skate and finished 17th. In March, she competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia; she qualified for the free skate by placing 21st in the short program and finished 24th overall.
During the 2014–15 JGP season, Rajičová placed 4th in Ljubljana, Slovenia in August and 4th in Zagreb, Croatia in October. In November, she competed for the first time on the ISU Challenger Series (CS), finishing 6th at the 2014 CS Ice Challenge. In December, she won the bronze medal at the 2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb.
In January, Rajičová finished 11th at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, having ranked 8th in the short program and 12th in the free skate. In early March, she competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia; she placed 5th in the short, 13th in the free, and 11th overall. Later that month, she finished 15th in Shanghai, China at the 2015 World Championships after placing 14th in the short and 15th in the free.
2015–16 season: Grand Prix debut
Rajičová placed 9th at the 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy. Making her Grand Prix (GP) debut, she placed 7th at the 2015 Skate America and 2015 Cup of China. At the 2016 Europeans in Bratislava she placed 12th, and at the 2016 Worlds in Boston she placed 13th.
Rajičová was assigned two grand prix assignments the 2017 NHK Trophy where she placed 10th and 2017 Skate America where she placed 9th. At the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, Russia she placed 5th in the short program and 6th in the free skate finishing in 6th place. At the 2018 Olympics in Pyeong-chang, South Korea Rajičová finishing 13th in the short program and 15th in the free skate finishing 14th overall. At the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Millan, Italy she finished in 27th place & for the first time in 4 years she did not qualify for the free skate.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP NHK Trophy||11th||10th|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||7th|
|GP Cup of China||7th|
|GP Skate America||7th||9th||WD|
|CS Golden Spin||3rd|
|CS Ice Challenge||6th|
|CS Ondrej Nepela||9th||5th||7th||WD|
|CS Warsaw Cup||5th|
|New Year's Cup||7th|
|TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew|
For the United States
|U.S. Champs.||12th N||12th J|
|U.S. Junior Champs.||8th I|
|Levels: I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior|
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