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Anne Line Gjersem

Anne Line Gjersem (born 6 January 1994) is a Norwegian figure skater. She is the 2015 Nordic silver medalist, the 2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup bronze medalist, and a three-time Norwegian national champion. She represented Norway at the 2014 Winter Olympics and has reached the free skate at six ISU Championships.

Anne Line Gjersem
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Gjersem in 2018
Personal information
Country representedNorway
Born (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 25)
Hønefoss, Norway
Home townMalmö, Sweden
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
CoachEla Magnusson
Laco Vince
Former coachJanusz Komendera
ChoreographerMichael Huth
Catarina Lindgren
Former choreographerSalome Brunner
Rostislav Sinicyn
Skating clubAsker FSC
Training locationsMalmö
Began skating2002
Retired4 June 2018[1]
World standing70 (As of 18 February 2018)[2]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total156.71
2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup
Short program56.12
2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup
Free skate100.59
2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup

Personal lifeEdit

Anne Line Gjersem was born together with a twin sister, Camilla, on 6 January 1994 in Hønefoss, Norway.[3][4] Their mother, Perlina Bangug, is a Filipina from Ilagan, Isabela,[5] and their father, Petter Gjersem, a Norwegian from Raufoss.[6] Anne Line is studying information and communication technologies at Lund University.[7][8]


Gjersem began skating at the age of eight in Gjøvik.[9] She debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2008.[10] She appeared three times at the World Junior Championships — her best result was 26th in 2010.

Gjersem made her senior ISU Championship debut at the 2011 European Championships and finished 25th. In October 2012, she ruptured a groin muscle, causing her to withdraw from the Warsaw Cup.[9] In 2013, she qualified for her second European Championships, where she finished 22nd, and for her first World Championships, where she placed 32nd.

2013–14 season: Sochi OlympicsEdit

The Nebelhorn Trophy in September 2013 was the final qualifying opportunity for countries which had not already earned a spot in a figure skating event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. By placing seventh, Gjersem earned a ladies' entry for Norway. In October 2013, she sustained a thigh injury at the International Cup of Nice.[9] In January 2014, she came in 19th at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest.

In February 2014, Gjersem competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, becoming the first Norwegian Olympian in figure skating since 1964.[11] With a placement of 24th in the short program, she qualified for the free skate, where she placed 22nd, and finished 23rd overall. In March, she advanced to the free skate at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan and finished 22nd.

2014–15 seasonEdit

In 2014–15, Gjersem competed at her first senior Grand Prix assignments, placing 11th at 2014 Cup of China and 12th at 2014 NHK Trophy. In January she became the Norwegian national champion, after placing 2nd in the short program behind her twin sister. Gjersem won the silver medal at the 2015 Nordic Championships. She placed 17th at the 2015 World Championships, the best result for a Norwegian ladies' skater since the 1940s.[12]

2015–16 seasonEdit

Gjersem started the 2015–16 season by placing 8th at the 2015 Finlandia Trophy. She won the bronze medal at the 2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup with a new personal best score. She became the Norwegian national champion for the 4th time, again finishing ahead of her twin sister. At the 2016 European Championships Gjersem placed 14th in the short program, and 17th in the free program and overall.[13]

2016–17 seasonEdit

Gjersem sustained a shoulder injury in May 2016 and a knee injury in the autumn.[14] She returned to competition in January 2017 at the EDU Sport Trophy in Romania, where she was the only senior skater.[15] She did not compete at the 2017 Norwegian Championships, but placed 10th at the 2017 Mentor Cup the same weekend. She placed 24th at the 2017 Europeans in Ostrava, and 34th at the 2017 Worlds in Helsinki.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Stormy Weather
    by Etta James
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Un ange passe
    by Alain Lefevre
  • Maria and the Violin's String
    by Ashram
  • Hey Pachuco
    (from The Mask)
  • Hey Pachuco
    (from The Mask)
  • Rhapsody in Rock V
    by Robert Wells
  • Rhapsody in Rock V
    by Robert Wells
  • The Last Emperor

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Olympics 23rd
Worlds 32nd 22nd 17th 26th 34th 33rd
Europeans 25th 22nd 19th 17th 24th 18th
GP Cup of China 11th
GP NHK Trophy 12th
CS Denkova-Staviski 3rd
CS Golden Spin 9th 10th
CS Finlandia 8th
CS Lombardia 16th
CS Nebelhorn 16th
Int. Challenge Cup 14th 4th 5th WD
Crystal Skate 1st
Cup of Nice 24th
Cup of Tyrol 3rd
EDU Trophy 1st
Egna Spring Trophy 7th
Golden Spin 7th 8th
MNNT Cup 10th
Nebelhorn 7th
New Year's Cup 11th
Nordics 4th 6th 6th 2nd 6th 5th
NRW Trophy 13th
Santa Claus Cup 6th
Warsaw Cup WD
Winter Universiade 12th
International: Junior[10]
Junior Worlds 33rd 26th 33rd
JGP Croatia 16th
JGP France 14th
JGP Germany 15th 14th
JGP Hungary 12th
JGP Spain 16th
JGP Turkey 10th
JGP U.K. 12th
EYOF 3rd
Nordics 3rd J 4th
Skate Celje 1st
Warsaw Cup 3rd
Norwegian Champ. 1st 3rd 1st 1st
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ Gjersem, Anne Line (4 June 2018). "What a journey!" (facebook).
  2. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance: Ladies". International Skating Union. 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ Moore, Emmeline (20 February 2014). "Norway's Gjersem follows in Henie footsteps". Agence France-Presse. Google. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ a b "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ Ingles, Macel (16 February 2014). "Fil-Norwegian figure skater goes for historic win in Sochi". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Tvillinger i knallhard uttakskamp" [Twins in tough battle] (in Norwegian). Oppland Arbeiderblad. Norwegian News Agency. 8 December 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b c "Anne Line GJERSEM". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Anne Line GJERSEM". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ Woodgate, Emily (17 January 2014). "High hopes for new ice princess". Archived from the original on 2 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Sensasjonell norsk prestasjon i kunstløp-VM" [Sensational Norwegian performance at figure skating World Championships]. Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). 28 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
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  14. ^ Jarlsbo, Øystein (19 December 2016). "Tvillingskade for Norges historiske OL-håp". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian).
  15. ^ EDU Sport Trophy 2017 Results
  16. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  17. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  18. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  19. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 March 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  20. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  21. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  22. ^ "Anne Line GJERSEM: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Anne Line Gjersem at Wikimedia Commons