Sean Carlow

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Sean Carlow
Personal information
Country represented Australia
Born (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 32)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Former partner Wafa Asmar
Former coach Liz Cain, Brian Orser, Gloria Pracey, Peter Cain, Stephen Carr, Kathy Casey, Colin Jackson, Galina Pachin
Former choreographer Liz Cain, David Wilson
Skating club Macquarie Ice Skating Club
Former training locations Sydney
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dallas, Texas
Brisbane
Began skating 1987
Retired 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 136.68
2006 4CC
Short program 49.73
2007 Worlds
Free skate 87.98
2006 4CC

Sean Carlow (born 13 March 1985) is an Australian former competitive figure skater. He is a three-time Australian national champion, from the 2005–06 season to 2007–08.

Personal life[edit]

Sean Carlow was born on 13 March 1985 in Sydney, Australia.[1] He is the son of Liz Cain and nephew of Peter Cain, who competed together for Australia in pair skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He is the cousin of American figure skater Ashley Cain.

Career[edit]

Carlow competed mainly in single skating but also appeared as a pair skater early in his career. He and Wafa Asmar won the 2001 Australian novice pairs' title.[1]

Carlow appeared on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series from 2000 to 2003. His senior international debut came at the 2003 Four Continents Championships, where he finished 17th. He won the bronze medal at the 2003 Merano Cup.

In the 2005–06 season, Carlow became the Australian national senior champion for the first time and placed 12th at the 2006 Four Continents. He finished 13th at the 2007 Four Continents.

Carlow won his third consecutive national title in the 2007–08 season. He was unable to compete at the 2008 Four Continents due to a groin injury and ended his competitive career at the 2008 World Championships.[1]

Ferry disaster[edit]

On 28 March 2007, Carlow was injured in the Sydney Harbour fatal ferry crash where four people died. He saved the life of his mother, whose shin was severed in the accident, by diving into the water and holding on to her until rescuers arrived.[2]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–08
[1][3][4]
2004–05
[5]
  • Scott & Fran's Paso Doble
    (from Strictly Ballroom)
    performed by David Hirschfelder
2003–04
[6]
  • Scott & Fran's Paso Doble
    (from Strictly Ballroom)
    performed by David Hirschfelder
  • The Shine
    (from James Bond)
  • Pod Chase
  • Final Family Theme
  • Parents on Mission
  • Spy Wedding
    (all from Spy Kids)

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[7]
Event 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08
Worlds 39th 32nd 28th 35th
Four Continents 17th 15th 12th 13th
Merano Cup 3rd
Schäfer Memorial 16th
International: Junior[7]
Junior Worlds 35th 39th
JGP Bulgaria 15th
JGP Czech Rep. 23rd
JGP Japan 13th
JGP Mexico 11th
JGP Slovakia 18th
JGP United States 13th
Grand Prize SNP 8th J
National[7]
Australian Champ. 3rd J 3rd J 1st J 1st J 2nd 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sean CARLOW: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Search for skating champ lost in ferry disaster". smh.com.au. 29 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sean CARLOW: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Sean CARLOW: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "Sean CARLOW: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 April 2005. 
  6. ^ "Sean CARLOW: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. 
  7. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Sean CARLOW". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. 

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