Larkyn Austman

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Larkyn Austman
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Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1998-02-22) February 22, 1998 (age 20)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Home town Coquitlam, British Columbia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Zdeněk Pazdírek, Liz Putnam
Former coach Heather Austman, Eileen Murphy, Kevin Bursey
Choreographer Mark Pillay
Skating club Coquitlam SC
Training locations Coquitlam, B.C.
Began skating 2000
World standing 177 (As of 18 February 2018)[1]
103 (As of 27 April 2017)
Season's bests 120 (2017–18)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 136.82
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Short program 51.42
2018 Winter Olympics
Free skate 94.31
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy

Larkyn Austman (born February 22, 1998) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2017 International Challenge Cup bronze medalist and the 2018 Canadian national bronze medalist. She represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships, the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships and 2018 Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Austman won silver on the novice level at the 2012 Canadian Championships and gold competing as a junior at the 2013 Canadian Championships.

During the 2013–14 season, she received her first ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignment, finishing 8th in Tallinn, Estonia. Making her senior debut, she placed tenth at the 2014 Canadian Championships. In March 2014, she competed at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ranked 18th in the short program, she qualified to the free skate and finished 16th overall. She was coached by Heather Austman and Eileen Murphy in Richmond and Coquitlam, British Columbia.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, Austman spent three months training in Colorado Springs, Colorado under Christy Krall.[3] She left skating after placing tenth at her 2014 JGP assignment in France.

In mid-2015, Austman rejoined Coquitlam Skating Club, training at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.[3] She finished sixth at the 2016 Canadian Championships.

Coached by Zdeněk Pazdírek in Coquitlam,[4] Austman made her senior international debut in late September 2016 at the Autumn Classic International, a Challenger Series competition where she placed 12th. Ranked 5th in the short and 4th in the free, she finished 4th at the 2017 Canadian Championships, thus making the national team. In February 2017, she won her first international medal, bronze at the International Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.

She won bronze at the 2018 Canadian Championships, and the next day was named to the 2018 Olympic team and the 2018 World team.[5][6]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[7]

2013–2015
[8][2]
2012–2013
[9]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[10]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 25th
Worlds 25th
GP Skate Canada 12th TBD
CS Autumn Classic 12th WD
CS Ondrej Nepela 12th
Challenge Cup 3rd
International: Junior[10]
Junior Worlds 16th
JGP Estonia 8th
JGP France 10th
National[11]
Canadian Champ. 2nd N 1st J 10th 6th 4th 3rd
SC Challenge 3rd
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,4844-130267-131575-nav-list,00.html ISU Communication 1629
  2. ^ a b "Larkyn AUSTMAN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Ewen, Steve (December 7, 2015). "Larkyn Austman figures out important lesson". The Province. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Canadian skaters headed to Montreal for Skate Canada Autumn Classic International". Skate Canada. September 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Figure Skaters Nominated to Team Canada for Pyeongchang 2018". Canadian Olympic Team Website. January 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Skate Canada Names Teams for 2018 ISU Championships". Skate Canada. January 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Larkyn AUSTMAN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Larkyn AUSTMAN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Hoyt, Melanie (January 17, 2013). "Austman wins junior ladies Canadian title". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ a b "Competition Results: Larkyn AUSTMAN". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ "Larkyn Austman". Skate Canada.

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