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Daniel Wende
Figure skater

Daniel Wende

Daniel Wende
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Intro Figure skater
Is Figure skater
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 July 1984, Essen
Age 37 years
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Biography

Daniel Wende (born 24 July 1984) is a German pair skater. With Maylin Wende, he is the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard bronze medalist, the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist, and a two-time German national champion. They have competed twice at the Winter Olympics (2010, 2014) and have placed as high as sixth at the European Championships (2011, 2014).

Career

Early career

After starting out as a singles skater, Wende switched to pair skating at about the age of 16–17. His first partner was Rebecca Handke. The pair twice won the German national junior title and then won the senior silver medal the next two years. They competed at five European Championships and placed as high as sixth (2005). They were also sent to two World Junior Championships, placing eleventh in 2004 and withdrawing in 2005. Their partnership ended in 2007.

Later in 2007, Wende teamed up with Russian skater Ekaterina Vasilieva. They won the bronze medal at the German Championships before deciding to split.

Partnership with Maylin Wende (Hausch)

Wende teamed up with Maylin Hausch in September 2008, though their training was initially limited due to a ruptured ligament in his right foot. They train in Oberstdorf and are coached by Karel Fajfr.

In the 2010–11 season, Hausch/Wende won a bronze medal at a Grand Prix event, the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard.

In 2011–12, the pair placed fourth at the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy. They were eighth at the 2011 Skate America with Hausch suffering from tendinitis in her foot. At the 2012 European Championships, Hausch/Wende finished seventh. On January 26, during the morning practice before the long programs, Wende collided with Mari Vartmann while they were attempting to avoid a French pair.

Hausch/Wende's training for 2012–13 season began late due to death and illness in their families; as a result, they withdrew from the 2012 Cup of Russia. Wende experienced a spinal disc herniation in autumn 2012. The pair withdrew from the 2013 German Championships. They were named in the German team to the 2013 European Championships but withdrew as well due to his back problem. Wende was diagnosed with a second herniated disc in January 2013.

The pair began competing as Maylin Wende / Daniel Wende in the 2013–14 season.

Personal life

Hausch and Wende were married in June 2013.

Programs

With Hausch

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
  • November Rain
    performed by David Garrett
  • Your Highness
    by Steve Jablonsky
2011–2012
  • Music (is My First Love)
    by John Miles
  • Your Highness
    by Steve Jablonsky
2010–2011
  • El Tango de Roxanne
    (from Moulin Rouge!, remixed cover)
    originally by The Police
  • Prince of Persia
    by Harry Gregson-Williams
2009–2010
  • Black Machine
    (from Dance with Me)
  • Move to the Big Band
    by Ben Liebrand
  • Alexander
    by Vangelis
2008–2009
  • Black Machine
    (from Dance with Me)
  • Move to the Big Band
    by Ben Liebrand
  • Alexander
    by Vangelis

With Handke

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
  • Amélie
    by Yann Tiersen
  • Poseidon
    by Klaus Badelt
2005–2006
  • Amélie
    by Yann Tiersen
  • Shakespeare in Love
    by Stephen Warbeck
2004–2005
  • Jalousie
    performed by André Rieu and Orchestra
  • Dance of the Vampires
    by Jim Steinman
2003–2004
  • Music
    performed by André Rieu and Orchestra
  • Le Cid
    by Jules Massenet
2002–2003
  • Farewell
    by F. Duval
  • Le Bonheur d'Amour
    performed by Richard Clayderman, James Last
  • Variations on a Theme of Paganini
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Competitive highlights

With Hausch

Hausch and Wende perform their short program at the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard
Results
International
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 17th 13th
Worlds 15th 14th 12th 13th 13th
Europeans 8th 9th 6th 7th WD 6th
GP Bompard 3rd
GP Cup of Russia WD WD
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 8th
Bavarian Open 1st 1st
Cup of Nice 3rd
Ice Challenge 4th 1st 2nd
Nebelhorn 7th 5th 4th 2nd
Ondrej Nepela 1st
National
German Champ. 2nd 1st WD 1st WD 2nd
Team events
Olympics TBD
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Vasilieva

Event 2007–2008
German Championships 3rd

With Handke

Results
International
Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Europeans 13th 10th 6th 8th 12th
GP Bompard 8th
GP Skate America 7th
Bofrost Cup 4th 3rd
Nebelhorn 7th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 11th WD
JGP Croatia 7th
JGP Germany 8th
JGP Poland 7th
JGP Serbia 8th
EYOF 2nd J.
Nordics 2nd J.
National
German Champ. 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

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