Roxana Luca

Roxana Hartmann, née Luca (born 23 December 1982) is a Romanian former competitive figure skater. She is a ten-time Romanian national champion and represented her country at two Olympics. She qualified for the free skate at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, four European Championships, and two World Junior Championships. Her best ISU Championship result was 15th, which she achieved at the 2002 Junior Worlds and 2005 Europeans.

Roxana Luca
Roxana Luca 2005Euro.jpg
Personal information
Alternative namesRoxana Hartmann
Country representedRomania
Born (1982-12-23) 23 December 1982 (age 37)
Bucharest, Romania
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coachMarius Negrea, Alexandru Barbalau
Former choreographerLeonardo Azzola, Sandra Schaer, Pasquale Camerlengo
Skating clubC.S. Forex Brasov
Former training locationsFlims, Ravensburg, Mannheim, Oberstdorf, Bucharest, Milan
Began skating1987
Retired2009
ISU personal best scores
Combined total121.22
2005 Europeans
Short program42.57
2005 Europeans
Free skate78.65
2005 Europeans

CareerEdit

Luca made her senior international debut when she was 13 years old, placing 14th in her qualifying group at the 1996 European Championships. She competed on both the junior and senior levels until the end of the 2001–02 season. Her best result in five appearances at the World Junior Championships was 15th in 2002.

Luca placed 23rd at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. She underwent knee surgery in September 2003 and missed the 2003–04 season as a result.[1]

Luca finished a career-best 15th at the 2005 European Championships. A back injury caused her to withdraw from the 2006 European Championships during the short program.[1] She placed 26th at her second Olympics, in Turin.[2]

Luca last competed at the 2009 World Championships.

Now known as Roxana Hartmann, she works as a figure skating coach and choreographer in southern Germany.[3][4]

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[1]
  • Dancing with Music
2007–2009
[5][6]
  • Blues Boys Tune
    by B. B. King
  • Amélie
    by Yann Tiersen
2006–2007
[7]
  • Dance and Doo Doo Stains
2005–2006
[8]
  • My Fair Lady
    by Frederick Loewe
2004–2005
[9]
  • Malagueña
    by Ernesto Lecuona
2003–2004
[10]
  • Malagueña
    by Ernesto Lecuona
2002–2003
[11]
  • Angela's Ashes
    by John Williams
  • Chocolat
    by Rachel Portman
2000–2002
[12][13]
  • The Screen Behind the Mirror
    by Michael Cretu, Enigma

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Series/Junior Grand Prix

International[14]
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Olympics 23rd 26th
Worlds 38th 26th 27th 33rd 37th 28th 32nd 30th 39th 36th
Europeans 36th 30th 26th 21st 30th 15th WD 21st 22nd 27th
GP Cup of China 12th
Crystal Skate 1st 1st 1st 5th 3rd 7th
Cup of Nice 6th
Finlandia Trophy 10th
Golden Spin 17th 13th 13th 15th
Merano Cup 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 18th 13th WD 14th
Nepela Memorial 12th WD
Schäfer Memorial WD 8th 15th 6th 11th
Universiade 13th
Montfort Cup 1st
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 20th Q 41st 39th 22nd 15th
JGP Czech Rep. 8th 4th
JGP Germany 13th
JGP Hungary 25th
JGP Slovakia 22nd
JGP Slovenia 20th
EYOF 11th
Golden Bear 8th
Triglav Trophy 9th
National[14]
Romanian Champ. 1st J 2nd J 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level; Q = Qualifying round; WD = Withdrew
Luca did not compete in the 2003–04 season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Roxana LUCA: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Roxana Luca". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Julia Sauter steht kurz vor der WM-Qualifikation". Schwäbische Zeitung (in German). 20 March 2018. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Trainer" (in German). Eis-Sport Club Ravensburg. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007.
  8. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 April 2006.
  9. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 April 2005.
  10. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 June 2004.
  11. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2003.
  12. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 August 2002.
  13. ^ "Roxana LUCA: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001.
  14. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Roxana LUCA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013.

External linksEdit

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