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Robin Szolkowy

Pair Skater
Male
Born Jul 17, 1979
Age 35
Hometown Rostock (Bezirk)

Robin Szolkowy is a German pair skater. With partner Aliona Savchenko, he is a four-time World Champion, the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, a four-time (2007–2009, 2011) European Champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final Champion, and a seven-time (2004–2009, 2011) German National Champion. Savchenko & Szolkowy scored the first 10.0 ever given by a judge under the ISU Judging System.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1979 Birth Born on July 17, 1979.
1983 3 Years Old Szolkowy began skating in Erfurt in 1983 after his mother saw an advertisement for a new skating rink. … Read More

TEENAGE

1995 15 Years Old Savchenko and Szolkowy won the European Championships for the first time, becoming the first German pair skaters to win this title in 12 years; their coach, Ingo Steuer, had won with Mandy Wötzel in 1995. … Read More
1997 17 Years Old Szolkowy's first partner was Johanna Otto, followed in 1997 by Claudia Rauschenbach, daughter of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Anett Pötzsch.

TWENTIES

2000 20 Years Old Former World champion Ingo Steuer suggested partnering with Aliona Savchenko, the 2000 World Junior champion (with Stanislav Morozov). … Read More
2001 21 Years Old Rauschenbach and Szolkowy won the German Junior National pair title three times and the 2001 senior German National pair title but never placed higher than ninth at Junior Worlds. … Read More
2004 24 Years Old In 2004, during their first season together, Savchenko and Szolkowy won the German National title. The two made their international debut as a team at the start of the 2004–2005 season. They again won the German National title, placed fourth at the 2005 European Championships with 158.73 points and sixth at the 2005 World Championships earning 169.02 points. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old Savchenko and Szolkowy placed third at the 2006 Cup of China and won the 2006 Cup of Russia, qualifying them to the 2006–2007 Grand Prix Final, held in Saint Petersburg. … Read More
At the 2007 World Championships, Savchenko and Szolkowy earned their first World Championship medal, a bronze. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2008, Savchenko and Szolkowy went to the 2008 European Championships with the aim to reclaim their title, which they did. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old Savchenko and Szolkowy began the 2009–2010 season with the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy. … Read More

THIRTIES

…  With partner Aliona Savchenko, he is a four-time (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012) World Champion, the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, a four-time (2007–2009, 2011) European Champion, a three-time (2007, 2010, 2011) Grand Prix Final Champion, and a seven-time (2004–2009, 2011) German National Champion. … Read More
At the 2011 World Championships Savchenko and Szolkowy were in second place following the short program. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Due to Savchenko not being fully fit, the pair considered withdrawing from the 2012 European Championships (pairs event January 25–26) or reducing the level of planned difficulty but said they feared a withdrawal would result in a one-year ban from competition if they performed in February 2–8 Art on Ice shows, a significant source of income (around 80,000 euros) for the pair which receives no funding from the German federation. … Read More
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