Valtter Virtanen

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Valtter Virtanen
Valtter Virtanen.jpg
Virtanen competes at the 2005 World Junior Championships.
Personal information
Country represented Finland
Born (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 29)
Kerava, Finland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Coach Karel Fajfr
Former coach Stefan Zins, Liivo Rennik
Choreographer Frank Dehne
Former choreographer Stefan Zins, Markus Leminen, Galina Loutkov
Skating club Kels Kerava
Former skating club HSK Helsinki
Training locations Oberstdorf
Former training locations Tampere
Began skating 1992
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 173.36
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Short program 60.37
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
Free skate 115.14
2016 CS Tallinn 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 four-time Finnish national champion (2013, 2015–2017). 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.[1] He married German figure skater Alina Mayer in mid-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
2016–2017
[1]
2015–2016
[4]
2014–2015
[5]
2013–2014
[6]
  • Bei mir bist du schoen
    performed by Hugo Strasser
  • Alexander
    by Vangelis
2011–2013
[7][8]
  • Kashmir
    by David Garrett
  • Who Wants to Live Forever
    performed by David Garrett
2009–2011
[9][10]
  • Le Jour d'Avant
    by Yann Tiersen
  • Comptine d'un autre été : L'après-midi
    by Yann Tiersen
2008–2009
[11]
2005–2006
[12]
  • Elo 2: Moment of Truth
  • Eye in the Sky
    by Alan Parsons Project
2004–2005
[13]
  • Con Air
    by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin
  • The Rock
    by Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer
2003–2004
[14]
  • 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[15]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Worlds 33rd
Europeans 33rd 25th 29th 18th 26th 23rd
CS Finlandia 6th 12th WD
CS Lombardia WD
CS Nebelhorn 12th
CS Tallinn Trophy 10th
Bavarian Open 6th 13th 8th 3rd 7th
Challenge Cup 7th 9th
Cup of Nice 17th 15th 13th 15th
Cup of Tyrol 3rd 10th
Finlandia Trophy 13th 18th 10th 12th
Ice Challenge 10th
Lombardia Trophy 12th
Merano Cup 7th 6th
MNNT Cup 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 17th 22nd 19th
Nordics 9th 6th 7th 3rd 2nd
NRW Trophy 14th 14th 14th 11th 5th 7th
Seibt Memorial 3rd
Universiade 15th
National[15]
Finnish Champ. 2nd 6th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

2002–2003 to 2009–2010[edit]

International[15]
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[15]
Junior Worlds 30th 20th 29th
JGP Bulgaria 15th
JGP Germany 14th
JGP Hungary 14th
JGP Poland 16th
Nordics 3rd J 2nd J
National[15]
Finnish Champ. 2nd J 2nd J 1st J 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. 
  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: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. 
  13. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 February 2005. 
  14. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Competition Results: Valtter VIRTANEN". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Valtter Virtanen at Wikimedia Commons