Lindsay van Zundert

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Netherlands
Lindsay van Zundert is a Dutch Figure Skater. She was born on the first of February 2005 in Etten-Leur in The Netherlands. She is currently a Mavo 4 Student in Breda. She is the 2021 Celje Open champion, the 2020 NRW Trophy champion, and the 2020 Dutch National Junior champion. In 2021 there was no official Dutch Champion but she was the first of the Dutch senior ladies during the season.

Van Zundert began skating at the age of seven. She competed at domestic Belgian competitions early in her career. In 2015, van Zundert began training under Ans Bocklandt in Courchevel, France and in Wilrijk, Belgium. In September/October 2020 she made a coaching change to Carine Herrygers and Jorik Hendrickx.

2019–2020 season as a junior
Van Zundert attended several training seminars both abroad in Andorra, France, and the United States, as well as domestic ones sponsored by Joan Haanappel's Netherlands Figure Skating Foundation. She went door-to-door in her home town Etten-Leur gathering donations and empty bottles for their deposits to finance her trips.

Van Zundert made her Junior Grand Prix debut at 2019 JGP France, finishing 21st. Her result was not strong enough to earn the Netherlands a spot at the 2020 Youth Olympics. Van Zundert then finished sixth at the Tallinn Trophy. She won her first international medal, silver, at the santa Claus Cup. After a fourth-place finish at the 2020 Bavarian Open, van Zundert was named to the 2020 Qorld Junior championships team. She defended her junior national title the following month. At Junior Worlds, Van Zundert finished 29th in the short program and did not qualify to the final segment.

Season 2020-2021
Due to the cancellation of the Junior Grand Prix, Van Zundert opened her season by making her senior international debut at the 2020 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, where she was the youngest competitor. She earned all personal bests to finish seventh overall. Her coach was unable to travel from Belgium and she was accompanied by Lorenzo Magri, an Italian coach she knew from training. After the competition, she announced she was leaving her longtime coach, Ans Bocklandt, to train under Jorik Hendrickx and Carine Herrygers in Eindhoven and Tilburg. In November, van Zundert won her first international title at the 2020 NRW Trophy, ahead of Josefin Taljegard and Jenni Saarinen. Her results earned her the technical minimums for the 2021 European Championships which eventually were cancelled. Van Zundert competed at several other Senior Bs throughout the season, winning medals at the Winter Star (silver) and Celje Open (gold).

Although the European Championships were eventually cancelled, van Zundert was able to earn her technical minimums at the for Worlds at the 2021 Challenge Cup to earn a berth on the Dutch team for the 2021 World Championships in Stockholm. As the highest ranked Dutch skater at Challenge Cup, she (unofficially) also earned her first senior national title. At the World Championships, she received a short program score of 57.72 which qualified her for the free skate in twenty-fourth position, the last skater to make the cut. In the free skate she scored a new personal best of 116.78 and moved up to sixteenth position. Van Zundert's ranking qualified a berth for a Dutch skater at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. This was the first time the Netherlands had qualified in the Olympic ladies' event since Dianne de Leeuw in 1976 (who was American but could represent the Dutch because of having a Dutch mother) in 1976. She remarked "I have worked so hard for it and I have given so much, it gives such a great feeling that I have achieved this."

Programmes​

SeasonShort programFree skating
2020–2021
  • Alegria
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
    by René Dupéré
    Choreo. by Benoît Richaud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtcePpYdj4I&t=195s
  • Tanguera
    by Diego Schissi Quinteto
  • Come What May
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
    by David Baerwald, Kevin Gilbert
    Choreo. by Ans Bocklandt
2019–2020
  • Writing's on the Wall
    by Sam Smith
    performed by Sofia Karlberg
    choreo. by Benoît Richaud
  • Spartacus
    by Aram Khachaturian
    choreo. by Ans Bocklandt

Competitive highlights​

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International​
Event16–1717–1818–1919–2020–21
International: Junior​
International: Advanced novice​
National​
Worlds​
16th
CS Nebelhorn​
7th
Celje Open​
1st
Challenge Cup​
6th
NRW Trophy​
1st
Tallink Hotels​
WD
Winter Star​
2nd
Junior Worlds​
29th
JGP France​
21st
Bavarian Open​
7th14th1
Challenge Cup​
5th9th
Christmas Cup​
8th
Prague Ice Cup​
12th
Printemps​
6th
Santa Claus Cup​
2nd
Tallinn Trophy​
6th
Challenge Cup​
7th10th
NRW Trophy​
12th
Printemps​
6th5th
Rooster Cup​
14th
Volvo Open Cup​
20th
Dutch Champ.​
1st N1st N1st J1st J1st (not official)
1 Group I; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N = Adv. novice; J = Junior​
 
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