Anita Östlund

Anita Östlund (born 30 January 2001) is a Swedish figure skater. She is the 2017 Nordic bronze medalist, 2017 Sofia Trophy silver medalist, and a two-time Swedish national champion (2017, 2019). She represented Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics and has competed in the final segment at three ISU Championships.

Anita Östlund
2018 EC Anita Östlund 2018-01-18 16-37-07.jpg
Östlund in January 2018
Personal information
Country representedSweden
Born (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 19)
Odessa, Ukraine
Home townGråbo, Sweden
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
CoachAndrea Dohany, Aksana Jolkin
Former coachAnton Tereshenko, Olga Kudym
ChoreographerAndrea Dohany
Skating clubLandvetter SC
Training locationsLandvetter
Began skating2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total152.91
2020 Europeans
Short program60.57
2020 Europeans
Free skate98.78
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Anita Östlund was born on 30 January 2001 in Odessa, Ukraine.[1] She is the daughter of Yulia, an ethnic Russian,[1][2] and Peter Östlund.[3] She has three younger sisters – Nicole, Melina, and Michelle.[3]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Östlund started learning to skate in 2006.[1] For two seasons beginning in 2012–2013, she competed internationally on the advanced novice level. She won gold at the 2013 Ice Challenge, silver at the 2014 Nordics, and silver at the 2014 Bavarian Open.[4]

2014–2015 season: Junior debutEdit

Östlund made her ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut in the 2014–2015 season, placing 17th in Courchevel and 14th in Ostrava. She won the junior ladies' silver medal at the Swedish Championships and was sent to the 2015 World Junior Championships, but did not advance to the free skate after placing 32nd in the short program.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

Östlund placed 9th at her 2015 JGP assignment in Linz, Austria, and 5th in junior ladies at the 2015 Tallinn Trophy. She won the junior silver medal at the Swedish Championships.

2016–2017 season: Senior debutEdit

Östlund began her season on the JGP series, placing 12th in Yokohama, Japan, and 7th in Tallinn, Estonia. Making her senior international debut, she placed 7th at the Warsaw Cup, a Challenger Series event in November 2016. In December, she finished third to Joshi Helgesson and Matilda Algotsson at the Swedish Championships.

Östlund's first senior international medal, silver, came in February 2017 at the Sofia Trophy in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she finished second to Isadora Williams. At the Nordics Open, held in March in Reykjavík, Iceland, she outscored both of her national co-medalists for the bronze medal and joined former world champions Carolina Kostner and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva on the podium. Later in the same month, she competed at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. She qualified to the free skate by placing 15th in the short and went on to finish 13th overall.

2017–2018 season: Pyeongchang OlympicsEdit

In September, Sweden qualified a spot at the 2018 Winter Olympics due to Matilda Algotsson's result at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy.

In December, Östlund won the Swedish senior national title by a 19-point margin over Algotsson. In January, she finished as Sweden's top ladies' entry at the 2018 European Championships, having placed 6th in the short program, 20th in the free skate, and 17th overall. On 23 January 2018, the Swedish Olympic Committee selected Östlund to compete at the Olympics under the committee's "future" criterion.[5][6] The following month, she competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.[7] Ranked 28th in the short program, she did not advance to the final segment.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
[8]
2017–2018
[1]
2016–2017
[9][10][11]


2015–2016
[12][13]
2014–2015
[14][15]
  • Bacchanale
    (from Samson and Delilah)
    by Camille Saint-Saëns

Competitive highlightsEdit

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[16]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 28th
Worlds 29th 30th WD
Europeans 17th 18th 18th
CS Alpen Trophy 16th
CS Finlandia 12th WD
CS Golden Spin WD
CS Ice Star 8th
CS Lombardia WD
CS Nebelhorn 8th
CS Warsaw Cup 7th 5th 19th
Bavarian Open WD
Halloween Cup 2nd
Jégvirág Cup 5th
Nordics 3rd WD
Santa Claus Cup 6th
Sofia Trophy 2nd
Toruń Cup 11th WD
International: Junior[16]
Junior Worlds 32nd 13th
JGP Austria 9th 7th
JGP Czech Rep. 14th
JGP Estonia 7th
JGP France 17th
JGP Italy 9th
JGP Japan 12th
Avas Cup 1st
Coupe Printemps 2nd
FBMA Trophy 1st
Ice Star 1st
Nordics 6th 4th
Tallinn Trophy 5th
International: Advanced novice[4]
Bavarian Open 2nd
Hellmut Seibt 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
Nordics 2nd
National[8]
Swedish Champ. 2nd N1 1st N2 2nd J 2nd J 3rd 1st WD 1st
Levels: N1 = Novice U13; N2 = Novice U15; J = Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Anita Östlund: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.gp.se/sport/supertalangen-fr%C3%A5n-gr%C3%A5bo-om-os-dr%C3%B6mmen-som-blev-sann-1.5141214?noAccess=true&aId=1.5141214
  3. ^ a b "Anita Östlund: National Figure Skating Team". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Anita ÖSTLUND". rinkresults.com.
  5. ^ "Anita Östlund klar för OS i Pyeongchang" (in Swedish). Svenska Konståkningsförbundet. 23 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ Carlsvärd, Emil (23 January 2018). "16-åriga stortalangen uttagen till OS". Aftonbladet (in Swedish).
  7. ^ "Athlete Profile - Anita OESTLUND". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Anita Östlund" (in Swedish). Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2016/2017". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2015/2016". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 26 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Anita Östlund: 2014/2015". Skate Sweden. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015.
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anita ÖSTLUND". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018.

External linksEdit