Tanja Szewczenko

Tanja Szewczenko (born 26 July 1977) is a German figure skater and actress. She is the 1994 World bronze medalist, 1997 Champions Series Final silver medalist, 1998 European bronze medalist, and 1993 World Junior bronze medalist.

Tanja Szewczenko
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Tanja Szewczenko in 2007
Personal information
Country representedGermany
Born26 July 1977 (age 41)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Retired2000

Personal life

Tanja Szewczenko was born to Vera Küke, an ethnic German immigrant from the Soviet Union, and a Ukrainian father who left the family when she was two years old.[1] She and Norman Jeschke have a daughter, Jona Valentina, who was born on Friday 25 February 2011.[2][3]

Competitive career

Szewczenko won the bronze medal at the 1993 World Junior Championships.[4]

In 1993, at the age of 16, Szewczenko won her first international competition at the Nations Cup in Germany, defeating the reigning world champion Oksana Baiul. A few weeks later, she won her first national title, defeating former Olympic champion Katarina Witt. Szewczenko competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. During a practice session before the long program, she collided with Oksana Baiul, sustaining a bruised right hip and abdomen.[5] She finished 6th at the event.[6] Szewczenko won a bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships.[7]

After finishing 6th at the 1996 Worlds, Szewczenko struggled for 18 months with a pair of viral infections which caused her to sleep 18 hours a day.[8] She made a comeback in autumn 1997, winning on home ice at the 1997 Sparkassen Cup on Ice in Gelsenkirchen, Germany over eventual World champion, Irina Slutskaya. She went on to defeat former World champion Chen Lu and eventual World champion Maria Butyrskaya at the 1997 NHK Trophy in Nagano, Japan, and in doing so, earned a spot to the 1997–98 Champions Series Final in Munich, Germany. She won the silver medal behind American Tara Lipinski. Her tonsils were removed in December 1997.[8]

Szewczenko won a bronze medal at the 1998 European Championships in Milan, Italy.[9] She contracted a severe flu at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and withdrew from the event.[10][11] She finished 9th at the 1998 World Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota a month later.

Szewczenko retired from competitive figure skating in 2000 to concentrate on modelling and acting. She is the last German ladies' singles skater to medal at an ISU Championships.

Later career

Szewczenko posed for the German edition of Playboy magazine in April 1999 and March 2007. Beginning in 2002, she played the role of Katinka "Kati" Ritter on the German soap opera "Unter Uns." Her last appearance on the soap was 5 December 2005. From September 2006 until 2009, Szewczenko appeared in the German soap opera "Alles was zählt" on RTL Television. She played the role of Diana Sommer, an inline courier, who trained as a figure skater alongside the wealthy daughter of a fitness center mogul.[12] Norman Jeschke played her pair skating partner.[12] In January 2009, Szewczenko left the series to return to show skating, joining the "Holiday On Ice" show with Jeschke.

Programs

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
1997–1998
1996–1997
1995–1996
1994–1995
1993–1994
  • Ballet Russe
  • Man of La Mancha
1992–1993

Results

GP: Champions Series (Grand Prix)

International[13]
Event 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 97–98 98–99 99–00
Winter Olympics 6th WD
World Champ. 7th 3rd WD 6th 9th
European Champ. 4th 5th 4th 5th 3rd WD
GP Final 2nd
GP Nations Cup 8th 1st 3rd 5th 1st
GP NHK Trophy 4th 1st
Schäfer Memorial 2nd
Skate Israel 1st
Piruetten 5th
International: Junior[13]
World Junior Champ. 3rd 4th
National[13]
German Champ. 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd
WD = Withdrew

References

  1. ^ "GS Starportrait: Tanja Szewczenko". GQ (German edition). Archived from the original on 26 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Tanja Szewczenko ist Mama geworden" [Tanja Szewczenko is a mother] (in German). unterhaltung.t-online.de. 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Tanja Szewczenko: Sie zeigt uns ihr Baby!" [Tanja Szewczenko shows us her baby]. Bunte (in German). 14 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union.
  5. ^ Longman, Jere (25 February 1994). "Baiul Is Injured In Skating Collision". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Tanja Szewczenko". sports-reference.com.
  7. ^ "World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2013.
  8. ^ a b Pucin, Diane (1 February 1998). "Looking For A Gold Medal - And Something More". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  9. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2013.
  10. ^ Pucin, Diane (16 February 1998). "Skater Szewczenko Out Of Competition". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  11. ^ Sullivan, Kevin (19 February 1998). "The Flu Plagues Olympics". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 26 November 2012. Germany's top-ranked figure skater, Tanja Szewczenko, withdrew from the Games before her event started. She had been sick with flu for more than a week and chose to return home to recuperate[…]
  12. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (28 January 2010). "Szewczenko rediscovers her love of skating". icenetwork.com. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  13. ^ a b c "Tanja SZEWCZENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2017.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)

External links

Media related to Tanja Szewczenko at Wikimedia Commons

1993 Karl Schäfer Memorial

The 1993 Vienna Cup was the Karl Schäfer Memorial figure skating competition of the 1993–1994 figure skating season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, and ice dancing.

1993 Nations Cup

The 1993 Nations Cup was held in Gelsenkirchen on November 18–20. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The compulsory dance was the Tango Romantica.

1994 NHK Trophy

The 1994 NHK Trophy was held at the Morioka Ice Arena in Morioka on December 8–11. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1994 Nations Cup

The 1994 Nations Cup was held in Gelsenkirchen on November 17–20. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1994 World Figure Skating Championships

The 1994 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the Makuhari Messe Arena in Chiba, Japan from March 20 to 27. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1994 World Junior Figure Skating Championships

The 1994 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were held November 30 to December 5, 1993, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was sanctioned by the International Skating Union and open to ISU member nations. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1995 Nations Cup

The 1995 Nations Cup was the fourth event of six in the 1995–96

ISU Champions Series, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Gelsenkirchen on November 23–25. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 1995–96 Champions Series Final.

1996 German Figure Skating Championships

The 1996 German Figure Skating Championships (German: Deutsche Meisterschaften im Eiskunstlaufen) were the German Figure Skating Championships for the 1995–1996 season. They were the figure skating national championship that determined the national champions of Germany for that season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The 1995–1996 competition took place in Berlin, Germany from January 5th through 7th, 1996.

1997 NHK Trophy

The 1997 NHK Trophy was the final event of six in the 1997–98 ISU Champions Series, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Nagano on November 27–30. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 1997–98 Champions Series Final.

1997 Nations Cup

The 1997 Nations Cup was the second event of six in the 1997–98

ISU Champions Series, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Gelsenkirchen on October 30 – November 2. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 1997–98 Champions Series Final.

1998 German Figure Skating Championships

The 1998 German Figure Skating Championships (German: Deutsche Meisterschaften im Eiskunstlaufen) were the German Figure Skating Championships for the 1997–1998 season. They were the figure skating national championship that determined the national champions of Germany for that season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The 1997–1998 competition took place in Berlin, Germany from December 12 through 14th, 1997.

Bofrost Cup on Ice

The Bofrost Cup on Ice (the Fujifilm Trophy (1986–1987), the Nations Cup (1989–1997), the Sparkassen Cup on Ice (1998–2001)) was a senior international figure skating competition held in Germany from 1986 to 2004. The event adopted its final name in 2002.

Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. It was part of the Grand Prix series from 1995, the series' inaugural year, until it was replaced by the Cup of China in 2003. After it lost its place in the Grand Prix series, the event was held twice more but in a modified format – instead of a short program, singles and pairs competed in a jumping and required elements contest, followed by the long program. Ice dancers performed their original and free dances.

German Figure Skating Championships

The German Figure Skating Championships (German: Deutsche Meisterschaften im Eiskunstlaufen) are a figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of Germany. Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Kelly Trump

Kelly Trump (born 27 August 1970 as Nicole Heyka) is a German pornographic actress.

Trump has performed in story-driven German adult films, such as German Beauty (an adult adaptation of American Beauty), Eiskalte Engel (the German title of Cruel Intentions), the 00Sex series (based on James Bond), and Ariella the Mermaid. She has also acted in a small number of American adult films, including films for Wicked Pictures.

One unusual career move was her involvement in RTL Promiboxen, German TV's version of celebrity boxing. For the 2003 program, she trained as a potential substitute in case the announced boxers, Tanja Szewczenko and Samantha Fox, were unable to participate in their bout. For the 2004 program, Trump was announced as one of the celebrity boxers, with her opponent being Juliane Ziegler, the 22-year-old star of the German TV reality program Der Bachelor. Trump underwent four weeks of intensive training with noted martial arts trainer Klaus Waschkewitz. Trump's ring name was "Bad Babe" while Ziegler's was "Red Rose". On May 1, 2004, Trump stepped into the boxing ring before 1800 spectators at Cologne’s Colleseum, but she was soundly beaten by Ziegler, who easily out-reached and out-pointed Trump to win the three-round bout by a unanimous decision.

Since January 6, 2005, she has been the host of the German television show, Love Check.

Kumiko Koiwai

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Let's Dance (German TV series)

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Let's Dance (German season 7)

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Norman Jeschke

Norman Jeschke (born 2 March 1979 in Berlin, Germany) is a German pair skater.

Shevchenko

Shevchenko (alternative spellings Schevchenko, Ševčenko, Shevcenko, Szewczenko, Chevchenko; Ukrainian: Шевченко), a family name of Ukrainian origin. It is derived from the Ukrainian word shvets (Ukrainian: швець), "cobbler/shoemaker", and the suffix -enko, denoting descent.

The surname may refer to:

Anna Shevchenko (born 1993), Kazakhstani cross-country skier

Artem Shevchenko (born 1977), Ukrainian TV journalist and manager, CEO of TVi channel

Artyom Shevchenko (born 1988), Russian association football player

Alexander Shevchenko (curler) (born 1971), Russian wheelchair curler

Alexander Shevchenko (ice hockey) (born 1992), Russian ice hockey player

Aleksandr Shevchenko (1883–1948), Russian painter

Alexandra Shevchenko (born 1988), founding member of the Ukrainian feminist protest group FEMEN

Andriy Shevchenko (born 1976), Ukrainian former association football player and current politician

Andriy Shevchenko (politician) (born 1976), Ukrainian journalist turned politician

Antonina Shevchenko

Arkady Shevchenko (1930–1998), Ukrainian Soviet diplomat who defected to the West

Dmitriy Shevchenko (disambiguation), a name of several Russian people

Igor Shevchenko, Russian prosecutor from Ukraine who was appointed Prosecutor of Sevastopol

Igor Shevchenko (born 1985), Russian association football player

Ihor Shevchenko (born 1971), Ukrainian politician

Ihor Ševčenko (1922–2009), American philologist and historian of Ukrainian origin

Inna Shevchenko (born 1990), the most high-profile member of the Ukrainian feminist protest group FEMEN

Irina Shevchenko (born 1975), Russian hurdler

Kirill Shevchenko (born 2002), Ukrainian chess grandmaster

Leonid Shevchenko (born 1932), Russian coach and former Soviet association football player

Lyudmyla Shevchenko (born 1970), Ukrainian team handball player

Maksim Shevchenko (disambiguation) (Russian spelling), a name of several people from post-Soviet countries

Mykyta Shevchenko (born 1993), Ukrainian football goalkeeper

Oleksandr Shevchenko (1937–2016), Ukrainian scientist, jurist and politician

Oleksandr Shevchenko (footballer) (born 1992), Ukrainian footballer

Oleksiy Shevchenko (born 1992), Ukrainian association football player

Olga Shevchenko (born 1979), Russian ski-orienteering competitor

Serhiy Shevchenko (disambiguation), name of several people from Ukraine and post-Soviet countries

Sofia Shevchenko (born 2001), Russian ice dancer

Tanja Szewczenko (born 1977), German figure skater of Ukrainian background

Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861), Ukrainian poet and artist, iconic figure of Ukrainian culture

Valentyna Shevchenko (cross-country skier) (born 1975), Ukrainian cross-country skier

Valentina Shevchenko (fighter) (born 1988), Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian mixed martial artist

Valentyna Shevchenko (politician) (born 1935), Soviet politician

Vasyl Shevchenko (1888–1964), Ukrainian bandurist

Vitaliy Shevchenko (born 1951), Russian coach and former Soviet association football player

Vladislav Shevchenko (disambiguation), name of several people

Vyacheslav Shevchenko (born 1985), Ukrainian association football player

Yegor Shevchenko (born 1978), Russian association football player

Yelena Shevchenko (born 1971), Soviet artistic gymnast

Yevhen Shevchenko (born 1987), Ukrainian association football player

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