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Kailani Craine (born 13 August 1998) is an Australian figure skater. She is the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy champion, the 2016 CS Warsaw Cup silver medalist, the 2015 MNNT Cup silver medalist, and a five-time Australian national champion (2014–2018). She has competed in the final segment at eight ISU Championships and finished 17th at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kailani Craine
Kailani Craine 2015.jpg
Craine at the 2015 Junior Worlds
Personal information
Country representedAustralia
Born (1998-08-13) 13 August 1998 (age 21)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Home townNewcastle, New South Wales
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
CoachTiffany Chin, Kylie Fennell, Galina Pachina
ChoreographerAlex Chang
Former choreographerJamie Isley, Scott Brown
Skating clubHunter ISC
Training locationsLos Angeles, California; Newcastle, New South Wales; Macquarie Park, New South Wales
Began skating2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total167.84
2018 CS Autumn Classic
Short program60.64
2019 Four Continents
Free skate111.64
2018 CS Autumn Classic

Personal lifeEdit

Kailani Craine was born on 13 August 1998 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.[1] She is the daughter of Katrina and Stephen Craine.[2] She graduated from St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton in 2016.

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Craine started skating at the age of eight.[3] Tiffany Chin became her coach in 2010.[4] She began appearing internationally on the junior level in 2012.

2013–2014 seasonEdit

Craine debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and won her second junior national title. In March 2014, she made her first ISU Championship appearance, at the World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; she was eliminated after placing 35th in the short program.

2014–2015 seasonEdit

In December 2014, Craine won her third junior and first senior national title at the Australian Championships.[5] Ranked second in the short program and first in the free skate, she outscored the defending senior champion, Brooklee Han, by 2.18 points overall.[6] Making her senior international debut, she took the silver medal at the MNNT Cup in January 2015. Craine placed twelfth at the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea, and sixteenth at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

In December 2015, Craine repeated as Australia's junior and senior national champion. At the 2016 Four Continents Championships she placed ninth in the free skate and thirteenth overall. At the 2016 World Championships she did not qualify to the free skate.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

After taking bronze at the Volvo Open Cup, Craine stepped on her first ISU Challenger Series podium. She received the silver medal at the 2016 CS Warsaw Cup, finishing 2.54 points behind Germany's Nicole Schott. In December, she outscored Brooklee Han by 6.94 points to win her third senior national title.

In December 2016, Craine was named to Australia's team for the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.[7] She placed fifth at the Asian Games and sixteenth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. In March, she qualified to the free skate at the 2017 World Championships and went on to finish twenty-fourth overall.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Craine won bronze at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy in August 2017 and silver at the Slovenia Open the following month. Later in September, she competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics; she won the gold medal and earned a spot for Australia in the ladies' singles event at the Olympics. Shortly afterwards, Craine was invited to the 2017 Skate Canada International, her debut on the Grand Prix.[8]

After winning another Australian national title, Craine competed at the 2018 Four Continents Championships, placing sixteenth. She placed seventeenth at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and also at the 2018 World Championships.[9]

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Craine began her season at the Autumn Classic International, where she finished fourth, and won the silver medal at the Warsaw Cup. She competed on the Grand Prix at the 2018 NHK Trophy, where she placed twelfth. After winning a fifth consecutive Australian national title, she placed fifteenth at the 2019 Four Continents Championships, and thirty-sixth at the 2019 World Championships.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

On the Challenger series, Craine placed fifth at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International and fourth at the 2019 CS Asian Open. Initially without assignment on the Grand Prix, Craine was first assigned to the Cup of China to replace a withdrawn Mai Mihara.[10]

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[11]
2018–2019
[12]
2017–2018
[13]
2016–2017
[14]
  • Hallelujah
2015–2016
[1][3]
  • Flamenco Fire
    by Didulia
    choreo. by Alex Chang
2014–2015
[15]
  • Broken Sorrow
    by Nuttin' But Stringz
2013–2014
[16]
  • Broken Sorrow
    by Nuttin' But Stringz
  • Bolero
    by Steve Charles

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

International[17]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 17th
Worlds 27th 24th 17th 36th
Four Continents 12th 13th 16th 16th 15th
GP Skate Canada 10th
GP Cup of China 10th
GP NHK Trophy 12th TBD
CS Asian Open 4th
CS Autumn Classic 4th 5th
CS Ice Challenge 7th
CS Nebelhorn 8th 1st
CS Ondrej Nepela 8th
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd WD
Asian Games 5th
Asian Open 3rd
MNNT Cup 2nd
Shanghai Trophy 5th
Slovenia Open 2nd
Volvo Open Cup 3rd
Warsaw Cup 2nd
International: Junior[17]
Junior Worlds 35th 16th
JGP Estonia 12th
JGP Slovakia 21st
JGP Spain 8th
JGP U.S. 12th
Cup of Nice 23rd
Ice Challenge 17th
Lombardia Trophy 2nd 1st
Skate Down Under 1st
National
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Australian Junior Champ. 1st N 4th J 1st J 1st J 1st J 1st J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kailani CRAINE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ O'Connor, Michael (November 2014). "Hunter's Grace on Ice". Catholic Diocese of Maitland - Newcastle.
  3. ^ a b Remmel, Ia (6 October 2015). "Kailani Craine - the starry-eyed girl from Australia". Absolute Skating.
  4. ^ Yoshida, Hiro (17 March 2015). "Kailani Craine: Aussie Teen On The Rise". IFS Magazine.
  5. ^ "Australian Figure Skating Championships". Ice Skating Queensland. 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Kerry & Craine crowned Australian Figure Skating Champions". Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. 5 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Thirty Australians selected for Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games". www.corporate.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  8. ^ Flade, Tatjana (24 October 2017). "Olympic dream draws closer for Australia's Kailani Craine". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ Kingsley-Jones, John (3 November 2018). "Kailani Craine never gives up". MNNews.com.
  10. ^ SHISEIDO Cup of China (25 October 2019). "#COC选手# 中国杯女单替补选手已确定为Kailani CRAINE,现年21岁的她是澳大利亚女单5连冠,平昌冬奥第17名" [Cup of China replacement skater is Kailani Craine (21), who is the 5-time Australian champion, and was 17th in Pyeongchang] (Weibo) (in Chinese).
  11. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 September 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 March 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 February 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  15. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Kailani CRAINE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kailani CRAINE". International Skating Union.

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