Peter Liebers

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German figure skater Peter Liebers was born 16 April 1988 in East Berlin, East Germany (now Germany).

Peter pronounces his name in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMihkd2q0_M

Biography and Skating Style:

Peter is 27 years of age and does compete for the SC Berlin in Germany. He is a five time National Champion and coached by Viola Striegler, former pairs skater and regional champion of Berlin. She does coach skaters since over 40 years and has just recently been nominated as the "German National Coach".
Liebers himself, had to go through a lot of ups and downs already, several severe injuries like in 2005 with his joint ankle and in late 2006 a fracture of his fibula, kept throwing the sympathetic 1.70m athlete back. But Peter, who´s dad Mario and elder brother Martin were already figure skaters, kept fighting strong and won his first international medal in 2010, at the Nebelhorn Trophy (Bronze). Even another injury in 2011 when he broke his leg, couldn't stop him and he was able to skate in the final men´s group at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. At Said Olympics, Peter came 8th and achieved 239,87 points in combined total, a PB that still lasts until today. The student of Biotechnology is able to land a quad toe loop and all triple jumps, including the Axel and has just recently become a dad of his son Emil and is married to his wife Denise a former vice national champion.

Quick Links:

Website: FB
PB: 239.87 (Sochi Olympics)
ISU Profile: Click


Programs:

Season
Short program
Free skating
Exhibition
2015–2016




2014–2015
2013–2014




  • Who Wants to Live Forever
    performed by David Garrett
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
    performed by David Garrett
    choreo. by Shin Amano
2012–2013




  • Resistance
    by Muse
    performed by 2Cellos
  • Hurt
    by Muse
    performed by 2Cellos
2011–2012


  • Blues Deluxe
    by Joe Bonamassa


  • Resistance
    by Muse
    performed by 2Cellos
  • Hurt
    by Muse
    performed by 2Cellos
2010–2011


  • Blues Deluxe
    by Joe Bonamassa
    choreo. by Lori Nichol


2009–2010


  • Les Lacs du Connemara
    by Michel Sardou


  • Habanera
    (from Carmen)
  • Symphony No. 9
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • For Elise
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
    (all modern arrangements)
2008–2009


  • Les Lacs du Connemara
    by Michel Sardou


  • Ying and Yang
    (selection of Asian music)[SUP][5][/SUP][SUP][17][/SUP]
2007–2008




  • Ying and Yang
    (selection of Asian music)[SUP][5][/SUP][SUP][17][/SUP]


  • Dirty Boogie
    by Brian Setzer
2005–2006


  • Ying and Yang
    (selection of Asian music)[SUP][5][/SUP][SUP][17][/SUP]


2004–2005


  • La Primavera
    by Sasha


  • Cool Runnings
    by Hans Zimmer, Ernie Freeman

Competition History:

Competition
SP
LP
Final
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy
5
5
5 (204.901)
Season 2014-2015
2014 World Championships
11
14
14 (211.92)
2014 Olympic Winter Games
5
9
8 (239.87)
2014 Olympic Winter Games -- Team Event
6
-
8 (Team)
2014 European Championships
8
7
6 (225.76)
2014 German National Championships
1
1
1 (227.84)
2013 Rostelecom Cup
6
7
7 (197.65)
2013 Cup of China
7
7
7 (200.80)
2013 Coupe Internationale de Nice
6
4
4 (211.59)
2013 Ondrej Nepela Memorial
2
1
1 (242.45)
Season 2013-2014
2013 World Championships
13
12
11 (216.84)
2013 Hellmut Seibt Memorial
1
1
1 (191.98)
2013 European Championships
17
8
10 (187.96)
2013 German National Championships
1
1
1 (213.12)
2012 NRW Trophy
4
3
3 (211.75)
2012 Ice Challenge
4
1
1 (205.81)
2012 Coupe Internationale de Nice
4
5
3 (204.09)
2012 Nebelhorn Trophy
6
10
10 (195.59)
Season 2012-2013
2012 World Championships
23
19
20 (184.13)
2012 Challenge Cup
7
4
5 (209.52)
2012 European Championships
13
16
15 (176.75)
2012 German National Championships
1
1
1 (221.36)
2011 NRW Trophy
2
2
2 (199.93)
Season 2011-2012
2011 World Championships
16
15
15 (205.59)
2011 World Championships -- Preliminary Round
4
4 (PR)
2011 European Championships
9
11
11 (189.00)
2011 German National Championships
1
1
1 (210.07)
2010 Trophée Eric Bompard
6
8
7 (177.54)
2010 Cup of China
10
9
9 (175.94)
2010 Coupe Internationale de Nice
3
5
4 (203.32)
2010 Nebelhorn Trophy
4
4
3 (196.97)
Season 2010-2011
2010 World Championships
25
-
25 (FNR)
2010 German National Championships
1
2
2 (182.75)
2009 Ondrej Nepela Memorial
5
5
5 (169.14)
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard
11
9
10 (176.52)
2009 Finlandia Trophy
9
7
8 (176.21)
Season 2009-2010
2009 World Championships
25
-
25 (FNR)
2009 AEGON Challenge Cup
9
5
5 (175.27)
2009 European Championships
14
16
15 (170.85)
2009 German National Championships
1
1
1 (207.78)
2008 NHK Trophy
10
9
10 (165.90)
2008 Trophée Eric Bompard
8
6
6 (176.88)
2008 Coupe Internationale de Nice
5
4
5 (180.86)
2008 Finlandia Trophy
7
4
5 (168.19)
2008 Nebelhorn Trophy
13
7
9 (166.06)
Season 2008-2009
2008 World Championships
32
32 (FNR)
2008 Heiko-Fischer-Pokal
1
2
2 (188.18)
2008 European Championships
21
11
13 (165.14)
2008 German National Championships
3
1
2 (175.04)
2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb
4
11
7 (158.37)
2007 Coupe Internationale de Nice
8
4
6 (149.85)
2007 Nebelhorn Trophy
8
17
15 (133.61)
Season 2007-2008
2006 World Junior Championships
4
17
13 (150.33)
2006 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal
1
2
1 (144.43)
2006 Junior Dragon Trophy
1
5
3 (138.75)
2006 German National Championships
3
8
6 (151.60)
2005 SBC Cup [JGP]
8
4
4 (138.73)
2005 Gdansk Cup [JGP]
9
12
11 (131.17)
2005 German National Championships
6
5
5 (161.33)
2004 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP]
3
3
4 (154.41)
2004 JGP Budapest
6
12
10 (132.18)
2004 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal
1
1
1
2004 German National Championships
5
5
5
2003 Skate Bled
13
9
10
2003 Mexico Cup [JGP]
9
8
8
2003 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal
1
1
1
2002 Trofeo Rita Trapanese [JGP]
9
15
14
2002 Skate Slovakia [JGP]
16
9
12
2002 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal
2
2
2
2002 German Junior National Championships
2
1
1


Interviews and Quotes:

About his first competition Nebelhorn in 2015

The first competition of this season is already over.
I am satisfied, even though i made some mistakes.
In the upcoming weeks I will work on that to improve.

Thanks for the support!!

Peter


NT Trophy Interview


About his future (from March 2015 DPA)

Peter, you did practice with Javier Fernandez earlier this year at Toronto, how was it and how can you profit from such an opportunity as a skater?

It was a big help, at Berlin I don't really have a real "challenger on the ice". However, at Toronto I had several world class athletes. It´s much more convenient for me and gives me a motivation boost, also for my own quad elements.

Peter, you had many injuries over the past decade, what would happen if you could skate injury free for a season?

Good question! If we look back to Olympia, then it was quite clear that an improvement is possible. Next season, I will try to stay injury free and maybe, I can claim a medal then.

You once said, that you lost a lot of time on the ice, due your injuries - does this allow you to skate for a much longer time now?

Not really! I mean, I wasn't on vacation right? It takes a lot to always come back and I would say it might be even more work than it is if all goes completely smooth and injury free. However, I will definitely keep going until the Olympics 2018.

It certainly would help to get some big FS events back to Germany, like a European Championships. How would you rate the importance of such an event?

I would be very happy if we could get a big competition in Germany, it doesn't really matter which town it would be. It would be a great thing for our sport and I heard that there are intentions to get such an event to Germany in the next few years.

You work with a psychologist (Veit Klenner) since three years, how do you rate the importance of such a team member?

It´s quite important I have to say. With Veit I got more consistent and I am able to skate two programs on a high level now. I can highly recommend it to every athlete out there, also Britta Steffen did work with a psychologist prior to her Olympic victories.

You do work with Viola Striegler since years and she was just recently nominated as national coach for men and women. Does this have any influence on her time for you?

Nah. She is able to coordinate this just fine and it isn't comparable to other sports, as it´s more about seminars and coordination tasks.

Do you have any tips for younger skaters like Nicole Schott, who might not be used to skate in front of huge crowds?

I think you should just go out there and enjoy it, it is a great honor to be able to skate at Worlds, Olympics or Europeans and show your programs to the world.

Side note:

I did not do this interview myself and only translated it. It was originally done by the DPA and published at Sueddeutsche.de.
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matmuh

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thanks for starting the thread! i really like him and he has good programs this season
he seems really nice a person as well, about his injury, sometimes we think quads keep causing them but in his case we can see it was spin entry, i hope he is done with inuries for the rest of his life and have great season! :cheer:
quoting him have fun and enjoy Peter! :yay:
 

Alex D

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I have added an interview Peter gave prior to Shanghai 2015. I felt it was quite interesting, as it also features some stuff about his future and practice environment.
 

Interspectator

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Thanks for starting this thread. I don't see Peter a lot in competition ( because of his injuries) but whenever I do his skating and ease over the ice really stands out. --And isn't it him who carries a tiny crystal duck as a good luck charm?
 

Alex D

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Thanks for starting this thread. I don't see Peter a lot in competition ( because of his injuries) but whenever I do his skating and ease over the ice really stands out. --And isn't it him who carries a tiny crystal duck as a good luck charm?

I actually don't know that, but that's a good hint, something to research ;) so thanks for pointing this out.
 

matmuh

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thanks Alex for translating! i really hope he will be injury free from now on and concentrate on skating :cheer: i didnt know he trained with Javi, must have been a fun experience :laugh:
 

Alex D

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Jennifer Urban and Peter are now the athletes spokesman of the DEU. They are the follow ups of Alexander Gazsi und Daniel Hermann.
 

Alex D

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Update:

Peter is unable to compete at Skate Canada due an injury he picked up prior to Finlandia. He does suffer under an Adductor strain.

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Update:

Peter is unable to compete at Skate Canada due an injury he picked up at Finlandia. He does suffer under an Adductor strain.

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I'd hoped to see him at Finlandia, but he withdrew before the competition started - so I'm guessing the injury happened before then...? Or did it happen during the first practice sessions (which were closed to the public)?
 
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Alex D

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I'd hoped to see him at Finlandia, but he withdrew before the competition started - so I'm guessing the injury happened before then...?

Yes, it should be "prior to Finlandia", sorry ;) When exactly it happened, I can not tell sorry.
 
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YesWay

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Such a shame he must miss yet another competition. He is such a nice guy, and I like the attitude he showed in his (English) interview at Nebelhorn this year. Very different to Streubel's interview at the same competition...

One thing that sticks in my mind is how he skated over to Machida who fell badly during practice at the Olympics, to check he was OK. I think that says a lot about the kind of guy he is.
 
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Alex D

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Such a shame he must miss yet another competition. He is such a nice guy, and I like the attitude he showed in his (English) interview at Nebelhorn this year. Very different to Streubel's interview at the same competition...

One thing that sticks in my mind is how he skated over to Machida who fell badly during practice at the Olympics, to check he was OK. I think that says a lot about the kind of guy he is.

I can absolutely sign everything you said! He is quite a role model for the sport.
 

matmuh

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i am really sad for him, he never had chance to reach up to his potential with all the injuries he had during his career :cry: i hope this will be the last one :yes:
 

Alex D

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Viola Striegler (coach), about Peters withdrawal:

"The risk to make his injury worse, is too big, we don't want to jeopardize the whole season if we compete at Canada."
 

Alex D

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Peter unable to compete at nationals

Leider muss ich bekanntgeben, dass ich auch dieses Jahr verletzungsbedingt nicht an der Deutschen Meisterschaft teilnehmen kann. Natürlich bin ich sehr traurig, da es immer wieder ein tolles Gefühl ist bei diesen Meisterschaften dabei zu sein!
Wie sich aber leider erst kürzlich herausstellte, habe ich keine Zerrung, wie zunächst angenommen, sondern eine Verletzung am Hüftgelenk. Ich werde zur Zeit nach allen Kräften behandelt und bin zuversichtlich, dass ich bald wieder voll einsteigen kann.
Dann gebe ich natürlich alles, um diese Saison noch versöhnlich zu beenden!!!

Liebe Grüße
Peter


Unfortunately do I have to announce, that I will also miss the German Nationals this season, due an injury. Of course, I am deeply sorry, especially as it is such a great feeling to compete at these championships.

Just recently I found out that I did not just pull a muscle, but have an injury in my hip joint. I do receive medical treatment as good as possible and I am sure that I will be back soon. Once I am back, I will give everything to finish this season with a happy end.

Best wishes,

Peter
 

matmuh

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thanks!!! its so sad that he cant catch a break, i really hope he will be injury free from now on and can concentrate on his skating (ofc his family too!) he is so lovely to watch and seems like such a nice person too, hoping to see him healthy next season :cheer:
 

Katie J

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Where is Peter Liebers ? Season 2016/17 started already. What about German Nationals? Will we see him ?
 
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