| Patricia Neske|
| 19 October 1966 (age 49) (1966-10-19) |
Harbor City, California, United States, Los Angeles, California, United States, California, United States, United States of America
Germany, West Germany
Patricia Neske Wikipedia
Patricia Neske (born 19 October 1966) is an American-born former competitive figure skater with dual US/German citizenship. She represented Germany at the 1992 Winter Olympics, finishing 13th. She won a bronze medal at the European Championships in 1989 and 1992, and is the 1990 German national champion. She also competed at five Word Championships, with her best result being a fourth place finish in 1989.
Patricia Neske was born in California to Horst and Ingrid Neske, who had emigrated from Germany. She attended a vocational school learning about banking in Oberstdorf. In 1992, she returned to California where she attended a university.
Neske chose to compete for Germany, representing the Düsseldorfer EG. She trained in Oberstdorf, Bavaria, coached by Peter Jonas.
In the 1984–85 season, Neske won silver at the German nationals. She finished 8th in her first appearance at the European Championships and then debuted at the World Championships, placing 12th. Over the next several years, Neske obtained silver and bronze medals at the St. Ivel International (Skate Electric) and bronze medals at Skate Canada International, Nations Cup, International de Paris, and Nebelhorn Trophy. In 1989, she also won her first bronze at the European Championships. She then placed 4th at the World Championships, achieving her career-best World result.
In the 1989–90 season, Neske won gold at the German Championships but did not reach the European podium again until 1992 when she won her second European bronze medal, earning selection for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, where she placed 13th overall. She retired from competition later that year.