Camilla Gjersem

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Camilla Gjersem
Camilla Gjersem 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Camilla Marie Gjersem
Country represented Norway
Born (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 24)
Hønefoss, Norway
Home town Asker, Norway
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Coach Berit Steigendal
Former coach Kaja Hanevold
Choreographer Kaja Hanevold, Michael Huth
Skating club Asker FSC
Training locations Asker
Began skating 2002
World standing 105 (As of 18 February 2018)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 139.35
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup
Short program 47.43
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup
Free skate 91.92
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup

Camilla Marie Gjersem (born 6 January 1994) is a Norwegian figure skater. She is a three-time Norwegian national champion (2012–2014) and competed in the free skate at the 2015 European Championships.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Camilla Marie Gjersem was born together with a twin sister, Anne Line, 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] Camilla Gjersem is a law student at the University of Oslo.[7]


Gjersem began skating in 2002.[4] She received her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment in 2010. Training mainly in Asker, she was coached by Kaja Hanevold until the end of the 2010–11 season and then by Berit Steigendal.[8][9]

Gjersem made her senior international debut at the 2011 Ice Challenge and her ISU Championship debut at the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield, England.

She was selected ahead of her sister to compete at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.[10] There she qualified for the final after placing 22nd in the short program. In the free skate she was 20th, and placed 21st overall.

In 2015, Gjersem was a favorite to win her fourth Norwegian national champion, but finished second to her sister Anne Line by a margin of 0.58 points. She was the Norwegian record holder for the ladies' short program (53.01), set at the 2015 Norwegian National Championships on January 18, 2015.[11][12]

Gjersem sustained a knee injury in April 2016.[13] She sat out most of the 2016–17 season, but competed at Skate Copenhagen in April 2017.


Season Short program Free skating
  • The Havana Slide
    by Vanessa-Mae
  • Piano Concerto No. 2
    by Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Come Together
    by The Beatles
  • Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
  • The Feeling Begins
    by Peter Gabriel

Competitive highlights[edit]

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
Europeans 34th 21st
CS Finlandia 9th 13th
CS Golden Spin 12th
CS Ice Challenge 16th
CS Nebelhorn 9th
CS Tallinn Trophy 14th
CS Volvo Cup 4th
Bavarian Open 14th
Challenge Cup 7th
Crystal Skate 9th
Cup of Tyrol 12th
Denkova-Staviski 5th
Gardena 6th
Ice Challenge 17th
Nepela Trophy 13th
Nordics 7th 5th 7th 6th 8th
NRW Trophy 18th 9th 8th
Printemps 6th
Reykjavik 1st
Skate Copenhagen 1st 1st
Tallinn Trophy 5th
Triglav Trophy 7th
Volvo Open Cup 10th
Warsaw Cup 9th 2nd
International: Junior and novice[2]
Junior Worlds 34th
JGP Austria 28th 15th 22nd
JGP France 15th
JGP Estonia 20th
Challenge Cup 2nd N
Cup of Nice 9th J
Nordics 6th N 12th J 8th J
Skate Celje 5th J
Triglav Trophy 2nd J
Warsaw Cup 16th N 10th J 2nd J 3rd J
Norwegian Champ. 2nd J 2nd J 1st J 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd WD
Levels: N = Novice, J = Junior
P = Preliminary round; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISU-WorldStanding was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Camilla GJERSEM". International Skating Union. 
  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. 
  4. ^ a b c "Camilla GJERSEM: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. 
  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. 
  6. ^ "Tvillinger i knallhard uttakskamp" [Twins in tough battle] (in Norwegian). Oppland Arbeiderblad. Norwegian News Agency. 8 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dobbel Gjersem - Biografi" (in Norwegian). 
  8. ^ a b "Camilla GJERSEM: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Camilla GJERSEM: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Anne Line Gjersem danket ut av tvillingsøsteren Camilla" [Anne Line Gjersem ousted by twin sister Camilla] (in Norwegian). Oppland Arbeiderblad. Norwegian News Agency. 8 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Camilla var favoritt til å bli Norges mester, men ble slått ut av tvillingssøsteren" [Camilla was favorite to win Norwegian National Championship, but got beaten by her twin sister] (in Norwegian). Oppland Arbeiderblad. Norwegian News Agency. 18 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Best av alle med ny rekord" [Best of all with new record] (in Norwegian). Budstikka. Norwegian News Agency. 17 January 2015. 
  13. ^ Jarlsbo, Øystein (19 December 2016). "Tvillingskade for Norges historiske OL-håp". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 
  14. ^ "Camilla GJERSEM: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Camilla GJERSEM: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Camilla Gjersem at Wikimedia Commons