Nicole Rajicova

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Nicole Rajičová (or Rajic) is an American-Slovak figure skater who represents Slovakia. She was born on 13 August 1995, in Garden City, New York. After initially representing the USA, she decided to represent Slovakia, the country of both her parents' origin.

She's the 2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb bronze medalist, the 2013 Merano Cup silver medalist, the 2013 Bavarian Open bronze medalist, the 2013 Ice Challenge bronze medalist, and a five-time Slovak national champion (2013, 2015-2017 and 2019). She placed 24th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and 14th at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

After graduating from university in 2018, Nicole took a break from skating and started to work full-time, but decided to come back to competition.

She is coached by Igor Krokavec and Tom Rajic, her father.

Updated on 2 August 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated on 24 March 2019 by Mohacz


Biographical Information

ISU Biography - www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013894.htm

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Rajičová

Rinkresults - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=785

Tracings.net - http://tracings.net/raji-nico.html

Social Media

Twitter - https://twitter.com/nicole_rajic

Instagram - https://instagram.com/nrajic/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nicolerajicova/


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score169.03ISU European Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program64.08ISU European Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skate104.95ISU European Championships 2019




TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score179.70ISU European Championships 2017
Personal Best Score Short Program61.01ISU European Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skate118.72ISU European Championships 2017

Programs and Videos

2018/2019
SP: "Love Story" by Francis Lai; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: "Dr. Zhivago" by Maurice Jarre; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

2019 World Championships2019 Cup of Tyrol2019 European Championships2019 Four Nationals Championships / Slovak Nationals
2017/2018
SP: "Une page d'amour" by Nathalia Mansner; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: "Rain In Your Black Eyes" by Ezio Bosso; "Clouds, The Mind on the (Re)Wind" by Ezio Bosso; "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 20182018 European Championships2017 GP Skate America2017 GP NHK Trophy
2016/2017
SP: "Love Story" by Francis Lai; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: "Rain In Your Black Eyes" by Ezio Bosso; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

2017 World Championships2017 European Championships2017 Four National Championships / Slovak National Championships2016 GP NHK2016 GP Rostelecom Cup
2015/2016
SP1: "Feeling Good" performed by Jennifer Hudson; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
SP2: "Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet" by Nino Rota, performed by Andre Rieu by Nino Rota; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: "Doctor Zhivago" soundtrack by Maurice Jarre; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

2016 World Championships2016 European Championships2016 Four Nationals Championships / Slovak National Championships2015 GP Cup of China2015 GP Skate America2015 CS Ondrej Nepala Trophy
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​

2014/2015
SP: "Romeo and Juliet" soundtrack: Love Theme by Nino Rota; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: "Anna Karenina" soundtrack by Dario Marianelli; choreo by Nikolai Morozov

2015 World Championships2015 European Championships2015 Four Nationals Championships / Slovak National Championships2014 JGP Croatia2014 JGP Ljubljana Cup
2013/2014
SP: "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" (from "Yentl") by Michel Legrand; choreo by Philipp Mills
FS: "Tango Amore" by Edvin Marton; choreo by Philipp Mills

2014 European Championships2013 JGP Baltic Cup2013 JGP Kosice
2012/2013
SP: "Malagueña" by Ernesto Lecuona; choreo by Nikolai Morozov, Mark Mitchell
FS: "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt; choreo by Nikolai Morozov, Mark Mitchell

2013 Czech, Slovak, and Polish National Championships / Slovak National Championships2012 JGP Sencila Bled Cup2012 JGP Lake Placid
Competitive History

CompetitionCategorySPLPTS
REPRESENTING SLOVAKIA
2018/2019
2019 World Championshipssenior32 (51.22)FNR32 (51.22)
2019 Cup of Tyrolsenior1 (63.18)8 (93.69)4 (156.87)
2019 European Championshipssenior5 (64.08)12 (104.95)9 (169.03)
2019 Four Nationals Championships / Slovak Nationalssenior7 / 2 (48.18)5 / 1 (89.26)5 / 1 (137.44)
2018 GP HelsinkiseniorWD
2018 GP Skate AmericaseniorWD
2018 CS Ondrej NepelaseniorWD
2017/2018
2018 World Championshipssenior27 (49.87)FNR27 (49.87)
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018senior13 (60.59)15 (114.60)14 (175.19)
2018 European Championshipssenior5 (61.01)6 (110.89)6 (171.90)
2017 GP Skate Americasenior10 (55.43)9 (112.18)9 (167.61)
2017 GP NHK Trophysenior10 (53.36)11 (106.42)10 (159.78)
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophysenior8 (52.87)7 (108.26)7 (161.13)
2016/2017
2017 World Championshipssenior18 (57.08)16 (108.47)17 (165.55)
2017 European Championshipssenior7 (60.98)6 (118.72)6 (179.70)
2017 Four National Championships / Slovak National Championshipssenior3 (52.80)2 (93.82)2 /1 (146.62)
2016 GP NHKsenior10 (53.43)10 (106.27)11 (159.70)
2016 GP Rostelecom Cupsenior8 (57.91)7 (109.65)7 (167.56)
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorialsenior6 (52.62)3 (106.20)5 (158.82)
2016 CS Lombardia TrophyseniorWD
2015/2016
2016 World Championshipssenior15 (56.56)13 (116.49)13 (173.05)
2016 European Championshipssenior9 (57.24)18 (88.86)12 (146.10)
2016 Slovak National Championshipssenior1 / 1 (58.93)1 / 1 (118.66)1 / 1 (177.05)
2015 CS Warsaw Cupsenior9 (45.91)5 (92.04)5 (137.93)
2015 GP Cup of Chinasenior9 (54.76)7 (110.50)7 (165.26)
2015 GP Skate Americasenior12 (50.33)5 (116.99)7 (167.32)
2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophysenior12 (49.65)6 (106.64)9 (156.29)
2014/2015
2015 World Championshipssenior14 (54.40)15 (98.21)15 (152.61)
2015 World Junior Championshipsjunior5 (57.15)13 (86.62)11 (143.77)
2015 European Championshipssenior8 (53.78)12 (95.66)11 (149.44)
2015 Four Nationals Championships / Slovak National Championshipssenior1 / 1 (55.81)1 / 1 (100.79)1 / 1 (156.60)
2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagrebsenior6 (53.27)3 (106.28)3 (159.55)
2014 CS Ice Challenge Grazsenior6 (43.41)6 (90.26)6 (133.67)
2014 JGP Croatiajunior3 (54.62)5 (92.88)4 (147.50)
2014 JGP Ljubljana Cupjunior3 (52.87)5 (96.24)4 (149.11)
2013/2014
2014 World Championshipssenior25-25 (FNR)
2014 Olympic Winter Gamessenior212424 (125.00)
2014 European Championshipssenior141817 (128.25)
2014 Four Nationals Championshipssenior6 / 2 (63.41)9 / 3 (72.17)11 (115.58)
2013 NRW Trophysenior323 (139.23)
2013 Ice Challengesenior533 (137.81)
2013 Ondrej Nepela Memorialsenior386 (137.02)
2013 JGP Baltic Cupjunior161415 (103.49)
2013 JGP Kosicejunior998 (125.25)
2012/2013
2013 World Junior Championshipsjunior30-30 (FNR)
2013 Bavarian Opensenior333 (144.47)
2013 Junior New Year's Cupjunior111 (128.60)
2013 New Year's Cupsenior1257 (118.09)
2013 Czech, Slovak, and Polish National Championships / Slovak National Championshipssenior612 (122.53)
2012 Merano Cupsenior412 (130.91)
2012 Ice Challengesenior387 (120.41)
2012 Ondrej Nepela Memorialsenior161719 (101.82)
2012 JGP Sencila Bled Cupjunior181215 (109.56)
2012 JGP Lake Placidjunior121313 (109.04)
2011/2012
2012 Czech, Slovak, and Polish National Championshipssenior332 (125.11)
2011 Golden Spin of Zagrebsenior131012 (117.93)
REPRESENTING THE U.S.A.
2011/2012
2012 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionalsjunior111 (134.72)
2012 U.S. North Atlantic Junior Regionalsjunior444 (114.10)
2010/2011
2011 U.S. Junior National Championshipsjunior121212 (90.78)
2011 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionalsjunior534 (113.52)
2011 U.S. North Atlantic Junior Regionalsjunior354 (101.61)
2009/2010
2010 U.S. Novice National Championshipsnovice121112 (80.82)
2010 U.S. Eastern Novice Sectionalsnovice612 (100.88)
2010 U.S. North Atlantic Novice Regionalsnovice311 (97.65)

Articles and Interviews

Popsugar Article: http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/photo-gallery/34108694/image/34108702/Nicole-Rajicova-Slovakia
27 February 2018 - "Nevedela som chodiť - Nikol Rajičová - Naši olympionici ZOH 2018" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q1_AZAUtpI
18 August 2017 - "Breaking the Ice: Nicole Rajic '18" by Fordham Gabelli School of Business - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf0Y1sUHB50
12 October 2015 - "Krasokorčuliarka Nicole Rajičová hviezdou Telerána" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlmX70_ixYM
18 March 2016 - Nicole Rajicova says her name by sabinfire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAW4jqnvB-g
12 January 2016 - "Nicole Rajicova - Slovak Republic - A moment with..." by ISU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZoQQ2rftA
May 2015 Skateguard Interview
http://skateguard1.blogspot.ru/2015/05/interview-with-nicole-rajicova.html

Original Post by Tutto
http://skateguard1.blogspot.ru/2015/05/interview-with-nicole-rajicova.html

Very impressive names on her list of choreographers, I had no idea she is an American who decided to represent the country of her parents.

Good luck for a new season Nicole!

Nicole says her name here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUrfZYKYL2M
 
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thanks for starting the thread! she seems like a lovely and geniune person, i enjoyed watching her during the season, i hope she will have the mental toughness same as her favourite skaters and will show more improvement and consistentcy for seasons to come!! :cheer:
 

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I really loved Nicole's LP at Ondreji Nepala today! Gorgeous costume too :love::love:

I definitely am excited to see her again this season!
 

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I spoke to Nicole 2 years ago and she is indeed a wonderful person. Very kind and friendly, but also funny. I believe I actually wrote about her in one of my columns, if I find it again I will re-post the article here.

About her SP 2013-2014 - Papa Can you Hear me

Wow! Thinking about her program is like thinking about your favorite moment in a movie that you saw in the cinema weeks ago. The way how she moves on the ice is just magical. Every piece of her body is performing, there is nothing mistimed or out of place - it just looked amazing!
She made the impression that it was her very last dance on the ice, so much passion in her performance - just stunning. Nicole also skated for everyone, she wanted everyone to have that moment with her.

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Nicole, good luck for your sp at SA! Hope against hope that Eurosport will have the decency to show the first group!
 

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I was very happy for Nicole, she was the only lady to skate a truly clean program and was rewarded with 116 points, her PB. She is steadily improving and I hope she has a great season. Going from last place to 7th overall was a great achievement for her!

(I also root for her b/c her hometown is about five minutes from where I grew up on Long Island)
 

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Her free skating performance was refreshing! I was very surprised and so happy for her.
 

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Wow, 2 7th place finishes for her first GP season. Go Nicole!!! :gclap::hap93::yahoo::hap10:

As an aside, if she'd scored last year like she did today, she would have been 4th (!) at Europeans and 9th at Worlds. Here's to hoping she keeps skyrocketing up in the standings like she has the last few years! She was 25th in at Worlds in '14, 15th in '15, and a top 10 is totally possible this year. :luv17:
 
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I like her skating, very talented young lady. And I REALLY like her free program. So charming. Just think if she skates clean, she easily can receive ~65 TES. Although it would be nice to have 3-3 in Short.
 

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I didn't even notice that a fanfest was started for Nicole. I became her fan last year during JGP. I liked that she did both the JWC and WC too. This girl has got nice jumps, especially the lutz, but her camel spin is one of my favorites with the amazing catch foot that she switches hands before taking the final pose. It reminds me of Jason Brown's.

https://youtu.be/5py_aUx12b8?t=48s

She has a really nice presentation and I couldn't resist using lots of her footage for my JWC SP wrap up video last. In fact if you watch to the end of video you'll see her excited reaction to the scores which were her best ever in the SP.

Long story short...she rocks! I'll always be rooting for her.
 
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Congrats to Nicole on her first GP season done so well. Pity about the mistakes in the long 2lo really hurt her but still a very solid debut! Hoping for greater things at Euro especially as it will be in her native Slovakia.
 

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Nicole is competing in Cup of Warsaw this weekend. Liza T & Serafima Sakhanovich also in.
Go Nicole!
 

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I made a short clip of Nicole's FS StepSeq the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmnW3B97m5U

This is such a great moment in the program. It's nice to see a well thought out StSeq with purpose. I love this girl. She's my number 1 underdog:cheer:

Thanks so much for this Sam-Skwantch!
Disappointed with Nicole's result at Warsaw Cup I thought she really had a chance for a bronze but oh well there is always next time..
Meanwhile a bit of statistics from GP series (I used data from this blog in Russian - http://www.sports.ru/tribuna/blogs/ternovblogfk/865378.html)

Though Nicole only earned 8 points in the series her combined score of 332.58 is equal to Yuka Nagai who got 14 points

Also interesting GOE analysis (on jump elements only):
Total SP & LP's GOE in the best GP (in the worst GP in brackets)
Gracie Gold +6.37
Evgenia Medvedeva +6.27 (+3.90)
Nicole Rajicova +4.16 (+2.39)
Elena Radionova +4.15 (-5.34)
Ashley Wagner +3.85 (-4.80)
Satoko Miyahara +2.10 (-1.27)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva +1.62
Zijun Li +1.27 (-3.06)
Dasa Grm +1.04
Adelina Sotnikova +0.94
Rika Hongo +0.90 (-1.82)
Roberta Rodegiero +0.82
Karen Chen +0.46 (-2.63)

As we see Nicole did very well here with only Gracie & Evgenia ahead of her!
 
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New Year wishes from Nicole :) This chanel (EC official) has a lot of short videos in Slovak (some have english subtitles) with Slovak skaters. I watched most of them and I understand more than I thought :hap10:
 

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Nicole is going to Euros, right?
I hope she is as she definitely has top-5 potential. Probably not going to medal unless one of the Russians implodes, but other than that, I don't think anyone except Roberta Rodeghiero and possibly Mae Berenice Miete could beat her. If she skates anything like she did at SA, I could see 4th...so go forth and land things! :cheer:
 

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Nicole is going to Euros, right?
I hope she is as she definitely has top-5 potential. Probably not going to medal unless one of the Russians implodes, but other than that, I don't think anyone except Roberta Rodeghiero and possibly Mae Berenice Miete could beat her. If she skates anything like she did at SA, I could see 4th...so go forth and land things! :cheer:

Yes, she's going :yes: I hope she will be in top5 too! :cheer:
 
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