Denise Biellmann

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Denise Biellmann is a former Swiss Ladies figure skater. She was born on 11 December 1962 in Zurich, Switzerland.

She is the 1981 World champion, the 1981 European Champion and a three-time Swiss national champion (1979-1981). SHe retired at the age of 18 shortly after winning her world title. She started competing in numerous professional competitions and shows and is still an active skater. With 11 gold medals, she's one of the most decorated pro skaters in the history

Nowadays she's most famous for and remembered for the Biellmann spin. Although she did not invent it (it was already performed in 1965 by Tamara Moskvina), she popularized it among the figure skating community.

Denise was the first female skater to land the triple lutz in a competition (she did it at the 1978 European Championships at the age of 15. Additionally, at the same event she became the first woman to receive a 6.0 in Technical Merit.

In 2014 she was elected, as the first Swiss woman, into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. She was also chosen the Swiss Sports Person of the Century.

She dedicates to coaching, training for ice shows and dance training (as a curiosity, together with her partner Sven Ninnegmann in 2007 she participated in the Eurovision Dance Contest). She is also the Ambassador for the Laureus Foundation and for World Vision.

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Biellmann

Official website
http://www.denisebiellmann.com/index.html

Social Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/denisebiellmann/?hl=pl


Programs and Videos
1980/1981
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1981 World Championships1981 European Championships
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1981 Swiss National Championships
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1980 NHK Trophy
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1979/1980
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LP: "Générique" ("Bilitis) by Francis Lai

1980 World ChampionshipsXIII Winter Olympic Games Lake Placid 19801980 Swiss National Championships
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1978/1979
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1979 World Championships1979 European Championships
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1978 Grand Prix International St. Gervais
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1978 International Challenge Cup, The Hague
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1977/1978
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1978 World Championships
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1977 Richmond Trophy
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1976/1977
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1977 World Championships
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1977 Swiss National Championships
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1976 Grand Prix International St. Gervais
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1975/1976
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1976 World Championships
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1976 Swiss National Championships
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1974/1975
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1975 Swiss National Championships
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1974 Swiss Junior National Championships
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1972/1973
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1973 Swiss Junior National Championships
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Results

CompetitionCFSPLPFR
1980/1981
1981 World Championships4211
1981 European Championships4111
1981 Swiss National Championships


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1980 NHK Trophy-111
1979/1980
1980 World Championships10166
XIII Winter Olympic Games Lake Placid 198012214
1980 European ChampionshipsWD
1980 Swiss National Championships


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1978/1979
1979 World Championships111025
1979 European Championships


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1979 Swiss National Championships


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1978 Grand Prix International St. Gervais


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1978 International Challenge Cup, The Hague


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1977/1978
1978 World Championships16325
1978 European Championships


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1978 Swiss National Championships


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1977 Richmond Trophy


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1976/1977
1977 World Championships128610
1977 European Championships


6
1977 Swiss National Championships


2
1977 Grand Prix International St. Gervais


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1975/1976
1976 World Championships21181315
1976 Swiss National Championships


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1974/1975
1975 Swiss National Championships


11
1973/1974
1974 Swiss Junior National Championships


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1972/1973
1973 Swiss Junior National Championships


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Professional career highlights (programs and results)

YearProfessional CompetitionsPosition
1999World Pro Championships (Washington, USA)
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1999Miko Masters Team CompetitionOverall winner
1998World Pro Championships (Jaca, Spain)
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1997Challenge of Champions (Tampa, USA)
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1996Canadian Pros
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AP: Lick It / No Limit
1996Rowenta Masters1
1996Challenge of Champions (Innsbruck, Austria)
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1995Challenge of Champions (Washington, USA)
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1995NutraSweet World Pro Championships (Washington, USA)
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19953. World Cup Series (Hamilton, USA)2
19952. World Cup Series (Boston, USA)2
19951. World Cup Series (Chicago, USA)1
1995World Pro Championships (Paris, France)
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North American Open
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19944. World Cup Series (Hamilton, USA)2
19943. World Cup Series (Nashville, USA)1
19942. World Cup Series (St. Louis, USA)
19941. World Cup Series (Cleveland, USA)1
1994World Pro Championships (Paris, France)
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1992World Pro Championships (Paris, France)
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1991Double World Pro Championships (Washington / Barcelona)1
1990World Pro Championships (Moscow, Russia)
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1989World Pro Championships (Paris, France)
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1986Challenge of Champions
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AP: Heaven and Hell by Vangelis
1985World Pro Championships (Japan)
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1984World Pro Championships (Japan)
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1983World Pro Championships (Canada)
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Exhibitions and Shows
2019 Eisgala HC Landsberg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1TX5o_ZMX0
2012 Fascination on Ice - "Feeling Good" by Michael Buble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSsPEjyt2Y
2002 Art on Ice Show - Gloria Gaynor & Denise Biellmann - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlLIsGQN9xk

Articles, Interviews and Other Media
2016 Lipsync Battle - Christa Rigozzi v. Denise Biellmann - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGvNjvb_TyI
2009 Denise Biellmann documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLye1v7YI3Y
 

Mohacz

Medalist
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
I've just opened a thread for a skater whose name sounds familiar to every figure skating fan thanks to the famous Biellmann spin, but whose sports achievements and results are maybe less or completely unknown. Denise Biellmann did not invent the famous Biellmann spin, but made it very popular among the skaters. She is still very active on the ice and is one of the most decorated professional skaters in the history (she won 11 pro titles). The thread is still under construction. I will add the links to the results and the videos I'll be able to find. Enjoy :)
 
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