Aleksandra Kauc

Aleksandra "Ola" Kauc-Żelichowska (Polish pronunciation: [alɛkˈsandra ˈkau̯t͡s ʐɛliˈxɔvska]; born 20 February 1980) is a Polish former competitive ice dancer. With Michał Zych, she became a three-time Polish national champion and the 2004 Golden Spin of Zagreb silver medalist. The duo competed in the final segment at three European Championships, three World Championships, and the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Aleksandra Kauc
Personal information
Alternative namesAleksandra Kauc-Żelichowska
Ola Kauc
Country represented Poland
Born (1980-02-20) 20 February 1980 (age 40)
Łódź, Poland
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
PartnerMichał Zych
Filip Bernadowski
Krzysztof Tomczyk
Michał Przyk
CoachMaria Olszewska-Lelonkiewicz
Mirosław Plutowski
ChoreographerNikolai Morozov
Krystyna Ryszkiewicz
Skating clubMKL Łódź
Retired2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total153.03
2003 Nebelhorn Trophy
Comp. dance33.16
2004 Nebelhorn Trophy
Original dance47.37
2004 Nebelhorn Trophy
Free dance79.88
2003 Nebelhorn Trophy

CareerEdit

Kauc competed with Michał Przyk and Krzysztof Tomczyk in her early career.

Between 1997 and 2002, she competed with Filip Bernadowski.[1] With him, she was a two-time Polish bronze medalist.

Between 2003 and 2006, she competed with partner Michał Zych. Kauc and Zych were three time Polish national champions. They competed three times at the European Figure Skating Championships and the World Figure Skating Championships. They placed 21st at the 2006 Winter Olympics. After beginning the 2006-2007 season at the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy, they ended their partnership.

Kauc retired from competitive skating in 2006. She skates professionally. She has appeared on Poland's Dancing on Ice. In the first season, which was in 2007, she was partnered with Zygmunt Chajzer and finished 9th. In the second season, in March 2008, she was partnered with Marek Kościkiewicz and finished 11th.

ProgramsEdit

With ZychEdit

Season Original dance Free dance
2006–2007
[2]
  • Tango
2005–2006
[3]
  • Salsa
  • Rhumba Tambah
  • Salsa
  • Mary Ann
    by Ray Charles
  • Unchain My Heart
    by Ray Charles
  • Georgia In My Mind
    by Ray Charles
  • Mess Around
    by Ray Charles
2004–2005
[4]
  • Slow Foxtrot: Stepping Out with my Baby
  • Quickstep: Too Hot to Hold
  • Selections
    by Goran Bregovic
2003–2004
[5]
  • Blues: Loving
    by Oscar Benton
  • Rock'n'Roll: Back to Back
    by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Cha Cha
    by Ricky Martin
  • Rhumba
  • Samba
    by Ricky Martin

With BernadowskiEdit

Season Original dance Free dance
2000–2001
[6]
Notre-Dame de Paris
by Riccardo Cocciante:
  • Les Temps des Cathedrales
  • La Cour Miracles
  • Danse mon Esmeralda

ResultsEdit

With ZychEdit

Results[5][4][3][2]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 21st
Worlds 24th 22nd 19th
Europeans 14th 17th 16th
GP Cup of China 7th
GP Cup of Russia 9th 8th
GP Skate America 10th
Finlandia 4th
Golden Spin 2nd
Karl Schäfer 9th
Nebelhorn 5th WD 4th
National
Polish Champ. 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With BernadowskiEdit

Results[6]
International
Event 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01
Worlds 17th
Europeans 22nd
GP Skate Canada 8th
Karl Schäfer 2nd
Nebelhorn 4th
Skate Israel 6th
Winter Universiade 11th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 8th
JGP France 6th
JGP Germany 6th 4th
JGP Slovakia 6th
Autumn Trophy 2nd J.
National
Polish Champ. 1st J. 1st J. 3rd 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

With TomczykEdit

Results[6]
National
Event 1996–1997
Polish Championships 4th

With PrzykEdit

Results[6]
International
Event 1995–1996
World Junior Championships 12th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (25 February 2002). "Kauc and Bernadowski Work Towards 2006 Olympics". Golden Skate. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Alexandra KAUC / Michal ZYCH: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Alexandra KAUC / Michal ZYCH: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2006.
  4. ^ a b "Alexandra KAUC / Michal ZYCH: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005.
  5. ^ a b "Alexandra KAUC / Michal ZYCH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004.
  6. ^ a b c d "Alexandra KAUC / Filip BERNADOWSKI: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 November 2001.

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