Stefan Lindemann (born 30 September 1980) is a German figure skater. He is the 2004 World bronze medalist, 2005 European bronze medalist, 2000 World Junior champion, and a seven-time (2000, 2002, 2004–2007, 2010) German national champion.
Stefan Lindemann at the 2010 European Championships.
|Full name||Stefan Lindemann|
|Born||30 September 1980|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Former coach||Ilona Schindler |
|Skating club||Eissportclub Erfurt|
|ISU personal best scores|
Stefan Lindeman started skating at age 4 in Erfurt at the local skating club. At age 12 he wanted to play ice hockey, but his mother kept him in figure skating. His coach was Ilona Schindler. After finishing his school be became sponsored by the Bundeswehr (German Army).
In 1995, at age 14, Lindemann made his first successful appearance in the international figure skating scene by placing fourth at the junior world championships. In 1996 he placed 12th at the German nationals. He placed fourth in the same event in 1997, second in 1999, and first in 2000, becoming the German champion. In 2000, he won the World Junior Championships. This was the first such title for the German Figure Skating Organisation, Deutsche Eislauf-Union.
At the 2000 Sparkassen Cup, Lindemann injured his knee when he fell on a triple Axel in the short program. He tore a ligament in his right knee and pulled a muscle in his talocalcanean joint.
In 2004, Lindemann became German champion and won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Dortmund. In 2005, he won the bronze medal at the European Championships. At Worlds, he missed all his jumps in the short program but pulled up to 12th after a strong performance in the free program.
He is the most successful German figure skater in the men's single event since Norbert Schramm, who won silver in both 1982 and 1983 at the World championships.
Lindemann withdrew from the 2006-2007 Grand Prix series due to injury.
He returned to skating in 2009 and won the German title. He then placed 9th at the 2010 European Championship and represented Germany at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. In the Olympics he scored 68.50 in the short program, placing 17th. In the long program he received a score of 103.48, placing 23rd in the long program. Overall he received 171.98. Overall results he placed 22nd at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||3rd|
|GP Cup of Russia||4th|
|GP NHK Trophy||11th|
|GP Skate America||9th||9th|
|GP Skate Canada||6th|
| WD = Withdrew |
Lindemann did not compete in the 2007–2008 season.
|Gardena Spring Trophy||2nd J|
|Blue Swords||15th J|
|Grand Prize SNP||6th J|
|German Championships||11th J||4th J||12th||5th|
|J = Junior level|
- Mittan, Barry (4 January 2004). "Germany's Lindemann Battles for Spot in Dortmund". Golden Skate.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001.
- Olympic profile
- Kany, Klaus-Reinhold (13 July 2011). "European News: Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy and More: Summer Updates". IFS Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 June 2003.
- "Stefan LINDEMANN: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 June 2002.
- "Competition Results: Stefan LINDEMANN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012.
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