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Annika Hocke & Robert Kunkel

dorispulaski

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Annika Hocke (born 16 July 2000) is a German pair skater. She previously competed with Ruben Blommaert, winning silver medals at the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star and 2017 International Cup of Nice, and representing Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In Season 2019-2020, Annike and Robert Kunkel, (born 28 April 1999) became partners. With his former skating partner, Talisa Thomalla, he has competed at two World Junior Championships, placing 12th in 2017 and 7th in 2018. The team qualified for the 2019-20 Junior Grand Prix Final, finished seventh at the 2020 European Championships, and placed 4th at the Junior World Championships (placing 3rd in the free skate and winning the small bronze medal), great achievements for such a new team! At their first World Championships together (2021), the placed 13th, earning a spot for Germany at the Olympics.


Biographical Information:

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107818.htm

Wikipedia:
Annika: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annika_Hocke
Robert: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kunkel

Rinkresults entries:
Annika: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=1205
Robert: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=1250

Golden Skate media profile:
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/media/categories/annika-hocke-and-robert-kunkel-ger.215/

Social Media:
Annike's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anni_kamaria/

Personal Best Total Score168.21ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying
Personal Best Score Short Program63.57ISU World Junior Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Skating109.10ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying

Programs and Videos
2021-2022
SP: Lay All Your Love On Me by ABBA; Voulez-Vous by ABBA
FS: The Other Side by Ruelle

2020-2021
SP: "Shout" performed by Zayde Wolf; choreo. by Aljona Savchenko and Joti Polizoakis
FS: "The Other Side" by Ruelle; choreo. by Catherine Papadakis

2021 World Championships
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1I5JxFkpbY

2020 NRW Trophy
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccovBbb-5dc

2019-2020
SP: "Wasting My Young Years" by London Grammar; choreo by C. Papadakis, D. Savin, F. Schaerer
FS: "Do You Love Me" by The Contours; Cry to Me by Solomon Burke; "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris; choreo by C. Papadakis, D. Savin, F. Schaerer

2020 Junior Worlds Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qX1TLHbZ4k
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2e3hS4u18s

2020 Bavarian Open
SP: no video found
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umqK0x36ivI

2020 European Championships
SP: Blocked in US, CAN, KOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA5JTSQuY1c
Whole SP(German) https://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/pla...ViNjI5LWM5ZmItNDlkYi1iYzlkLTk2NjdiODMxYTY0Ng/
FS: no video found
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvXWcEuetjE

2019-20 JGPF
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nPyjH9Dx6I
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeriJ_0OtV4

2019 Warsaw Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A32hOVa2r4A
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI6s0-DRE0U

2019 JGP Zagreb
SP: https://youtu.be/Xx6vk-7diis
FS: https://youtu.be/O36zu4ppl4s

2019 JGP Gdansk
SP: https://youtu.be/m8yv4z0cuR0
FS: https://youtu.be/5_2b_JMMVuw


Competitive History

CompetitionLevelSPFSTotal
Season 2021-2022
2022 European ChampionshipsSenior13 (55.17)13 (101.74)13 (156.91)
Gran Premio d Italia 2021Senior9 (49.16)WDWD
Finlandia Trophy 2021Senior11 (47.72)11 (91.10)11 (138.82)
Nebelhorn Trophy 2021Senior5 (59.11)5 (109.10)4 (168.21)
Season 2020-2021
2021 World ChampionshipsSenior13 (57.48)14 (105.33)13 (162.81)
2021 Challenge CupSenior2 (60.75)2 (116.48)2 (177.23)
2020 NRW TrophySenior2 (64.41)1 (116.07)1 (180.48)
2020 Nebelhorn TrophySenior2 (60.442 (93.71)2 (154.26)
Season 2019-2020
2020 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior4 (63.57)3 (103.58)4 (167.15)
2020 Bavarian OpenSenior3 (61.58)2 (115.05)2 (176.63)
2020 European ChampionshipsSenior7 (58.43)7 (107.67)7 (166.10)
2020 German ChampionshipsSenior2 (63.52)2 (113.18)2 (176.70)
2019-20 Junior Grand Prix FinalJunior6 (59.47)6 (99.75)6 (159.22)
2019 Warsaw CupSenior3 (58.05)9 (95.42)6 (153.47)
JGP Zagreb 2019Junior3 (60.74)3 (95.57)3 (156.31)
JGP Gdansk 2019Junior3 (58.04)5 (98.16)3 (156.20)


Interviews, Articles, and Other Media

April 2020 - "Germany’s Hocke and Kunkel aim high after successful season debut"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/04...unkel-aim-high-after-successful-season-debut/

A very nice interview with them, 27 March 2020:
https://www.picuki.com/media/2273425400080295451
And a translation
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/german-skating-season-2020-21.107035/post-5785027
 
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dorispulaski

Wicked Yankee Girl
Joined
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Country
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Congratulations to the team for making the JGPF in their first season together. :cheer:
 

ladyjane

Medalist
Joined
Jun 26, 2012
Country
Netherlands
Annika and Robert won the silver medal today at Challenge Cup. Total score 177.23 points (60.75 SP, 116.48 FS). I expected them to score a bit higher in the FS because they executed their programme well - just a hand down on the throw 3F and a wonderfully landed throw 3Loop, some great lifts (but their 3li only got a level 2, and their triple twist a level 1) and great overall image. I also noticed how happy Annika looked during the skating. She really seems to enjoy herself. Robert has a rather stoic expression all the way through, and he definitely gets the job done! They seemed to be pleased with the skate in itself, not so much with the points even if they turned out to be second and silver medallists (and there's certainly no shame in ending up behind Tarasova and Morosov!).
 
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