Valtter Virtanen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Valtter Virtanen
2018 EC Valtter Virtanen 2018-01-19 18-13-50 (3).jpg
Virtanen competes at the 2018 European Championships.
Personal information
Country representedFinland
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 32)
Kerava, Finland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
CoachKarel Fajfr
Former coachStefan Zins, Liivo Rennik
ChoreographerFrank Dehne
Former choreographerStefan Zins, Markus Leminen, Galina Loutkov
Skating clubKels Kerava
Former skating clubHSK Helsinki
Training locationsOberstdorf
Former training locationsTampere
Began skating1992
ISU personal best scores
Combined total180.96
2018 CS Inge Solar Memorial – Alpen Trophy
Short program62.16
2018 CS Inge Solar Memorial – Alpen Trophy
Free skate118.80
2018 CS Inge Solar Memorial – Alpen Trophy

Valtter Virtanen (born 4 June 1987) is a Finnish figure skater. He is a two-time Nordic medalist (silver in 2016, bronze in 2014) and a five-time Finnish national champion (2013, 2015–2018). He has qualified for the free skate at three ISU Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Virtanen was born on 4 June 1987 in Kerava, Finland. After completing his studies in late 2015, he became a medical doctor at a hospital in Oberstdorf, Germany.[1] He married German figure skater Alina Mayer in July 2016.[1]

Career[edit]

Virtanen began skating in 1992 at Keravan Luistinseura.[2] He has competed in the free skate at three ISU Championships2005 Junior Worlds in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, where he placed 20th; 2015 Europeans in Stockholm, Sweden, where he placed 18th; and 2017 Europeans in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

At the Bavarian Open in February 2017, Virtanen obtained the minimum technical score required to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
  • Milonga de mis amores
    by Pedro Laurenz
    choreo. by Pierre Loup Bouquet
2016–2017
[4]
2015–2016
[5]
2014–2015
[6]
2013–2014
[7]
  • Bei mir bist du schoen
    performed by Hugo Strasser
  • Alexander
    by Vangelis
2011–2013
[8][9]
  • Kashmir
    by David Garrett
  • Who Wants to Live Forever
    performed by David Garrett
2009–2011
[10][11]
  • Le Jour d'Avant
    by Yann Tiersen
  • Comptine d'un autre été : L'après-midi
    by Yann Tiersen
2008–2009
[12]
2005–2006
[13]
  • Elo 2: Moment of Truth
  • Eye in the Sky
    by Alan Parsons Project
2004–2005
[14]
  • Con Air
    by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin
  • The Rock
    by Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer
2003–2004
[15]
  • Return to the Centre of the Earth
    by Rick Wakeman

Results[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2010–2011 to present[edit]

International[16]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Worlds 33rd 35th 32nd
Europeans 33rd 25th 29th 18th 26th 23rd 19th
GP Finland 11th
CS Alpen Trophy 10th
CS Finlandia 6th 12th WD 12th 19th
CS Lombardia WD 17th
CS Nebelhorn 12th 17th 7th
CS Tallinn Trophy 10th
Bavarian Open 6th 13th 8th 3rd 7th 7th
Cup of Nice 17th 15th 13th 15th
Cup of Tyrol 3rd 10th 8th 5th
Finlandia Trophy 13th 18th 10th 12th
Hellmut Seibt 3rd
Ice Challenge 10th
Int. Challenge Cup 7th 9th 3rd
Lombardia Trophy 12th
Merano Cup 7th 6th 4th
MNNT Cup 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 17th 22nd 19th
Nordics 9th 6th 7th 3rd 2nd
NRW Trophy 14th 14th 14th 11th 5th 7th
Winter Universiade 15th
National[16]
Finnish Champ. 2nd 6th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

2002–2003 to 2009–2010[edit]

International[16]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
Cup of Nice 12th 19th
Finlandia Trophy 8th 10th 13th 17th
Nepela Memorial 5th 12th 16th
Nordics 4th 5th 5th
Universiade 28th
International: Junior[16]
Junior Worlds 30th 20th 29th
JGP Bulgaria 15th
JGP Germany 14th
JGP Hungary 14th
JGP Poland 16th
Nordics 3rd J 2nd J
National[16]
Finnish Champ. 2nd J 2nd J 1st J 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Valtter Virtanen" (in Finnish). Finnish Figure Skating Association. Archived from the original on 26 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Virtanen saavutti vihdoin pisterajat MM-kotikisoihin; Suomella mahdollisuus historialliseen MM-joukkueeseen" (in Finnish). Finnish Figure Skating Association. 19 February 2017. Archived from the original on 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 July 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  7. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 March 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2005.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ a b c d e "Competition Results: Valtter VIRTANEN". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

Media related to Valtter Virtanen at Wikimedia Commons