Team Austria

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Country
Austria
Team Skate Austria

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Link to the Austrian Figure Skating Federation: Skate Austria

National Team 2020/2021

Senior Ladies

Olga Mikutina
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olgamikutina/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Mikutina
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00103213.htm

Stefanie Pesendorfer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s_pesendorfer/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefanie_Pesendorfer
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00103215.htm

Sophia Schaller
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophia_schaller_00/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Schaller
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101138.htm

Senior Men

Luc Maierhofer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucmaierhofer_official/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Maierhofer
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035069.htm

Maurizio Zandron
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maurizio.zandron/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurizio_Zandron
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00009567.htm

Senior Pairs

Miriam Ziegler/Severin Kiefer:
Golden Skate Fan Fest: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/miriam-ziegler-severin-kiefer.56490/
Media profile on Golden Skate Forums: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/media/categories/miriam-ziegler-severin-kiefer-aut.139/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miriam_ziegler/ (Miriam), https://www.instagram.com/severin_kiefer/ (Severin)
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Ziegler, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severin_Kiefer
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054366.htm

Chloe Choinard/Livio Mayr (New partnership, no international appearances)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloe_choinard/ (Chloe), https://www.instagram.com/livio_ivo/ (Livio)
Wikipedia:
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00110199.htm

Retired Greats:

Viktor Pfeifer (competed in men's singles from 2006-2014)
Media profile on Golden Skate Forums: https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/media/categories/viktor-pfeifer-aut.138/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/viktor_pfeifer/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Pfeifer
ISU biography: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00005870.htm
 
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Talder

Spectator
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
I hope that Choinard/Mayr get their minimums. So hard for a new team who has not been able to compete. I think they have potential to be a great team.
 

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Country
Austria
I hope that Choinard/Mayr get their minimums. So hard for a new team who has not been able to compete. I think they have potential to be a great team.
I hope so too! Since they disappeared from the entry list at Challenge Cup, I assume they submitted a video to ISU for scoring. The submission deadline ended yesterday and ISU will provide results no later than March 1st. Keeping my fingers crossed for Chloe and Livio! It will be tough for them anyway, just imagine their first official competition together and it will be Worlds. :jaw: I guess this could even be unprecedented in figure skating history.
 

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
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Country
Austria

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Country
Austria
Good news:
Olga won the gold medal at Sophia Trophy! Congratulations! :cheer:💐🥇

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Bad news: Chloe and Livio didn't meet TES minimums for Worlds. :( Better luck next time, guys, you can do it! :rock:

Pairs
Minimums 27/44
Chloe CHOINARD / Livio MAYR
SP 22.48
FS 38.21
 

Talder

Spectator
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Congratulations to Olga!! She is on fire. Its too bad for Chloe and Livio but they are a new team with a bright future and trying to qualify for worlds in one shot must have been so hard. Good Luck for next season to this new team.
 

NaVi

Medalist
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
I think this is our victory lap too. Glad I was the first to reply to this thread, so it’s on record that I was on this bandwagon before tonight. Haha

I was early on the bandwagon.... the first one to mention her name on the forum in 2016. Though I remember watching her skate in local competitions in 2015 or so.


Here's a girl Eteri might want to look at. She's skating in Advanced Novice for Austria but she just moved there from Kharkov Ukraine about 1-2 years ago. This is something I was going to write last year when I found out she moved but she didn't perform all that well(and didn't do well in her first international event this year) and there was no new video. So far this year she's scored a 111, 89, and a 109 which isn't bad for someone not from one of the major skating nations. I do remember seeing a picture of her with Viktor Kudriavtsev.

Here's a funny anecdote from an article from 2015...

“When my daughter was very little, Olympic champion Oksana Baiul was present at her first stage in Odessa . After the awards ceremony, the organizers of the tournament said:“ Olya, look, Olympic champion, go take a picture with her. ”And Olya turned away seriously and answered:“ If she needs to let her take pictures with me, "- smiles dad.

I have to say that while I was on her bandwagon early that I got off of it because while she was fun to watch I didn't have much faith that she'd ever execute. She has been posting some pretty impressive clips on instagram lately but it's not easy to see how indicative that is.
 

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Country
Austria
I was early on the bandwagon.... the first one to mention her name on the forum in 2016. Though I remember watching her skate in local competitions in 2015 or so.




Here's a funny anecdote from an article from 2015...



I have to say that while I was on her bandwagon early that I got off of it because while she was fun to watch I didn't have much faith that she'd ever execute. She has been posting some pretty impressive clips on instagram lately but it's not easy to see how indicative that is.
Lol, the anecdote with Oksana Baiul is great! Sassy Olga! :ROFLMAO:
 

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
Medalist
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Country
Austria
Since the previous video was taken down, here is a re-post of Olga's outstanding debut performance at the 2021 World Championships in Stockholm. With her 8th place, she equalized the hitherto best result of an Austrian lady at a world championship in the "modern" figure skating era (Julia Lautowa also came 8th in 1997).

Short Program:

Free Skating:

Well done and congratulations, Olga! 💐
 
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text_skate

Final Flight
Joined
Jan 17, 2014
Country
European-Union
not geoblocked: news clip (in German) of local public TV network in Vorarlberg
The commentator describes her FS: jumps, spins, choreography and music. Her presentation was spot on, sure, effortless. She gained spot for Austria. He says by the end, that, if she stays healthy, it's her Olympic spot.

She says: She's very happy with her performance, never expected to reach top 10 and to get this many points. But well, it happened. Anyhow, I'm really happy.

All this implies, she's got citizenship. Otherwise they'd mentioned it (as they did last year at Euros)

Her SP and FS geoblocked (you need VPN or browser with VPN as Opera)

I was so happy after her FS, mostly because I've enjoyed her skate and like the program, but also because of Euros, where she bombed. She took it as exerpience and learned from it.
 
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