Nina Bates

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Nina Bates
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Personal information
Full name Nina Bates
Country represented  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Born (1985-05-26) May 26, 1985 (age 31)
Sarajevo
Residence Chicago
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Coach Alexander Ouriashev
Former coach Oleg Vasiliev
Alexander Fadeev
Cydele Knobbs
Choreographer Oleg Epstein
Skating club KK Bosna
Retired 2007
ISU personal best scores
Short program 19.31
2005 Europeans

Nina Bates (born May 26, 1985 in Sarajevo) is a Bosnian figure skater. She is the 2005 Bosnian and Herzegovinian national champion. She is the first single skater to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in an ISU Championship, which she achieved at the 2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

She moved from Sarajevo to the United States at age nine because of the Bosnian War.

Programs[edit]

Season Short Program Free Skating
2004-2005 Selections from the
Children of Dune soundtrack
by Brian Tyler
Cantilena
Ave Maria
Sviraj (Lullabye)
by Paul Schwartz

Inhaler (from As if to Nothing)
by Craig Armstrong

2003-2004 Selections from the
Children of Dune soundtrack
by Brian Tyler
Cantilena
Ave Maria
Sviraj (Lullabye)
by Paul Schwartz

Inhaler (from As if to Nothing)
by Craig Armstrong

2002-2003 Music selections
by Pachelbel
Global Journey
by Daniel Summers

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005
World Championships 41st WD
European Championships 37th
World Junior Championships 47th
National Championships 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Canada 18th
  • WD = Withdrawn

References[edit]