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Sven Meyer (figure skater)

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Choreographer  Andreas Dupetell
Name  Sven Meyer
Skating club  Berliner TSC
Role  Figure skater

Training locations  Berlin
Height  1.78 m
Began skating  1982
Country represented  Germany
Born  15 July 1977 (1977-07-15) Berlin, Germany
Coach  Viola Striegler Heinz Linder
Died  May 6, 1999, Berlin, Germany

Sven Meyer (born 15 July 1977 – 6 May 1999) was a German figure skater. He was the 1998 Karl Schäfer Memorial bronze medalist and 1998 German national champion.

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Career

Meyer began skating at age four. During his career, he trained in Berlin and represented Berliner TSC. Viola Striegler coached him for over ten years.

Meyer began the 1997–98 season with a 12th-place result at the Karl Schäfer Memorial, an Olympic qualifying event held in October 1997. He then appeared at two Champions Series (Grand Prix) assignments, placing 11th both at the 1997 Nations Cup and 1997 Skate Canada International. After winning gold at the German Championships, ahead of Andrejs Vlascenko, he was sent to two ISU Championships, reaching the free skate at both events. He finished 19th at the 1998 Europeans in Milan, after placing 18th in both segments, and 23rd at the 1998 Worlds in Minneapolis after placing 10th in his qualifying group, 24th in the short program, and 22nd in the free skate.

Competing in the 1998–99 Grand Prix series, Meyer finished 7th at the 1998 Sparkassen Cup on Ice and 8th at the 1998 Trophée Lalique. He won bronze at the 1998 Karl Schäfer Memorial and placed fifth at the 1999 German Championships.

Personal life

Meyer was born on 15 July 1977 in Berlin. He trained as a police officer as a member of the Berlin Police Sports Group. He became engaged to German figure skater Mariana Kautz in Oberstdorf on 13 April 1999, the three-year anniversary of their relationship. On 6 May 1999, Meyer was found dead in his apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, having shot himself with his service weapon.

Competitive highlights

GP: Champions Series/Grand Prix

References

Sven Meyer (figure skater) Wikipedia


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