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Annika Hocke (born 16 July 2000) is a German pair skater. She previously competed with Ruben Blommaert, winning silver medals at the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star and 2017 International Cup of Nice, and representing Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Annika Hocke
2018 EC Annika Hocke Ruben Blommaert 2018-01-17 19-39-23 1516220998.jpg
Hocke / Blommaert at the 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Country representedGermany
Born (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 19)
Berlin, Germany
Home townBerlin
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
PartnerRobert Kunkel
Former partnerRuben Blommaert, Juri Gnilozoubov
CoachRico Rex, Dmitri Savin, Alexander König, Romy Österreich
Former coachKnut Schubert, Alexander König, Manuela Machon
ChoreographerCatherine Papadakis, Dmitri Savin
Former choreographerMark Pillay, Aliona Savchenko, Maria Baarghorn, Rene Lohse
Skating clubSC Charlottenburg
Training locationsBerlin
Oberstdorf
Began skating2005
ISU personal best scores
Combined total166.36
2019 Worlds
Short program60.74
2019 JGP Croatia
Free skate113.20
2019 Worlds

Personal lifeEdit

Annika Hocke was born on 16 July 2000 in Berlin.[1] She was raised in Zehlendorf.[2] Her parents, Sylvia Warnke and Ansgar Hocke, are journalists.[3]

CareerEdit

Single skatingEdit

Hocke began skating as a four-year-old in 2005, learning at an ice rink in Wilmersdorf.[4][5] In January 2014, she won gold in the under-13 novice girls category at the German Youth Championships.[6]

In the 2015–16 season, Hocke won junior medals at three international competitions – silver at the Volvo Open Cup in Riga, gold at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund, and gold at the Santa Claus Cup in Budapest. In January 2016, she won the junior silver medal at the German Youth Championships. In February, she represented Germany at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar, Norway. Competing in the individual ladies' event, Hocke placed 15th in the short program, 10th in the free skate, and 11th overall. She was a member of Team Determination in the mixed NOC team event, replacing Kaori Sakamoto who withdrew due to injury.[7] She placed 6th in her segment and her team finished 8th.[8] She is coached by Manuela Machon in Berlin.[9]

Pair skatingEdit

In September 2014,[10] Hocke teamed up with Juri Gnilozoubov to compete in pairs, training in Berlin.[11] They placed fourth in junior pairs at the International Challenge Cup in February 2015.

Hocke and Ruben Blommaert announced their partnership on 9 February 2017.[12] A year later in February 2018 the pair competed at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, finishing in sixteenth place. At the following World Championships in March 2018 they finished in thirteenth place. Hocke and Blommaert announced the end of their partnership following a fourteenth-place finish at the 2019 World Championships.

ProgramsEdit

Pairs with KunkelEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020

Pairs with BlommaertEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
  • Land of All
    by Woodkid
2017–2018
[13]

Ladies' singlesEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2016–2017
[1]
2015–2016
[14]
  • Carmen
    by Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
2013–2014
[5]

Competition resultsEdit

CS: ISU Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with KunkelEdit

International[15]
Event 19–20
JGP Final TBD
JGP Croatia 3rd
JGP Poland 3rd
J = Junior

Pairs with BlommaertEdit

International[16]
Event 2017–18 2018–19
Winter Olympics 16th
World Champ. 13th 14th
European Champ. 8th
GP Skate America 7th
GP NHK Trophy WD
CS Golden Spin 6th
CS Ice Star 2nd
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
CS Warsaw Cup 4th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Challenge Cup 3rd
Cup of Nice 2nd
National
German Champ. 3rd 2nd

Ladies' singlesEdit

International[17]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Bavarian Open 8th
Golden Bear 16th
MNNT Cup 6th
International: Junior or novice[17][18]
Youth Olympics 11th
JGP Germany 13th
JGP Russia 7th
Bavarian Open 7th J
Challenge Cup 6th N 4th J
Cup of Nice 13th J 12th J
Lombardia Trophy 3rd N 4th J 5th J
NRW Trophy 9th N 2nd N 15th J 1st J 5th J
Santa Claus Cup 1st J
Seibt Memorial 2nd N 2nd J
Volvo Open Cup 2nd J 6th J
Warsaw Cup 13th N 4th N
National[17]
German Champ. 8th J 2nd J 3rd
Team events
Youth Olympics 8th T
6th P
Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result

Pairs with GnilozoubovEdit

International[19]
Event 2014–15
International Challenge Cup 4th J
J = Junior level

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Annika HOCKE: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Martin, Ulrike (9 February 2016). "Die Eisprinzessin aus Zehlendorf" [The ice princess from Zehlendorf]. Berliner Woche (in German). Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Von der großen Lust auf Erfolg" [Great desire for success]. Berliner Abendblatt (in German). 6 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ Hohnschild, J. (25 February 2014). "Annika Hocke (13) Im Sommer geht's zum Olympia-Trainer" [Annika Hocke (13) will train under an Olympic coach in the summer]. Berliner Kurier (in German). Archived from the original on 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b Apitius, Benjamin (4 March 2014). "Nachwuchssportlerin des Monats März: Annika Hocke" [Young athlete of the month of March: Annika Hocke]. Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Archived from the original on 9 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Deutsche Nachwuchsmeisterschaften 2014: Nachwuchs Mädchen U13" [2014 German Youth Championships: Novice Girls U13] (in German). Deutsche Eislauf-Union. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Official Communication: Entry List Mixed NOC Team Event" (PDF). wyog2016.sportresult.com. 19 February 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Lillehammer 2016 Athletes: HOCKE Annika". wyog2016.sportresult.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016.
  9. ^ Weise, Klaus (7 March 2016). "Annika Hockes Dreifachsprünge in die Eislauf-Karriere" [Annika Hocke's triple jump into a skating career]. Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Berlin". paarlauf-fanclub.de (in German). Archived from the original on 17 February 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Annika Hocke & Juri Gnilozoubov". paarlauf-fanclub.de (in German). Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Kurzinterview mit dem neuen deutschen Paarlaufpaar Annika Hocke und Ruben Blommaert" [Short interview with new German pair Annika Hocke and Ruben Blommaert]. figureskating-online.com (in German). 9 February 2017. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Annika HOCKE / Ruben BLOMMAERT: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Annika HOCKE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Talisa THOMALLA / Robert KUNKEL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Annika HOCKE / Ruben BLOMMAERT". International Skating Union.
  17. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Annika HOCKE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Annika Hocke". tracings.net. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Competition Results: Annika HOCKE / Jurij GNILOZOUBOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017.

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