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René Lohse

René Lohse German ice dancer

German ice dancer
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Intro German ice dancer
A.K.A. Rene Lohse, Sachtler-Lohse
Is Figure skater Dancer Ice dancer Sports coach Figure skating coach
From Germany
Type Dancing Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 September 1973, East Berlin, German Democratic Republic
Age: 46 years
Star sign LibraLibra
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Biography

René Lohse, married Sachtler-Lohse (born 23 September 1973) is a German former competitive ice dancer. With partner Kati Winkler, he is the 2004 World bronze medalist and a six-time German national champion. They competed at two Winter Olympics, in 1998 and 2002.

Personal life

René Lohse was born in East Berlin to Michael and Alrun Lohse. He has one brother, Rico, and one sister, Romy. Lohse studied physical education at Humboldt University in Berlin. His profession is Sport- and Tourist manager. He is married to former figure skater Anne Sachtler. His son, Linus Gabriel, was born in May 2011.

Career

Lohse started skating at the age of four in East Berlin after being selected for the sport in kindergarten. At first he was a single skater and was coached by Romy Kermer. In 1983, he changed coaches to Jürgen Bertko.

At the age of 12, he left skating for other sports but two years later Kati Winkler asked him to take up ice dancing with her. They were the first East German ice dancers in years, the discipline having disappeared over the previous 18 years. Until 1996 they were coached by Knut Schubert whose expertise was more in pair skating. In 1996 they moved to Oberstdorf in Bavaria and changed their coach to Martin Skotnicky. However Winkler/Lohse always skated for the club SC Berlin (earlier SC Dynamo Berlin). They were both sergeants in the German Army's sports division, which sponsored their skating.

In 2000-01, Winkler and Lohse became the first German ice dance team to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, where they finished fifth. They missed most of the 2001-02 season after Lohse fell in practice at the 2001 Sparkassen Cup, injuring the meniscus and ligaments in his knee. They returned in time for the Olympics where they finished 8th. In the summer of 2002, Lohse collided with a truck while he was riding his bike in Oberstdorf, "I went over the handlebars and fell on my shoulder. The bone was sticking up straight through my shoulder where I cut three ligaments." He recovered in time for them to compete in a pair of Grand Prix events and qualify for the Grand Prix Final. However, they were unable to compete in the Final because Winkler had influenza and Lohse a muscle injury in his leg.

They missed the 2003 World Championships due to injury and also the 2004 European Championships after Lohse reinjured his knee ligaments a few days prior to the event. They recovered in time for the 2004 World Championships where they won the bronze medal. This was the greatest German success in ice dancing since 1973, the time of Angelika Buck/Erich Buck. They retired from competition after the event.

Winkler and Lohse skated in ice shows following the end of their competitive career. Lohse coaches in Berlin and has joined the German Army, which sponsors skating.

Programs

(With Winkler)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
2005–2006 The Mask
Story of my life

Power Percussion
2004–2005 Turn me on

Just dream

  • They remind me to much of you
  • Twenty flight Rock
  • Hallelujah, I love her so
  • She's the most
2003–2004 Memories of the Grand Ball:
  • Swing: Rhythm
  • Blues: The Blues in the Night
  • Jive: Stuff Like That There
Day and Night:
  • Earth Song
  • Chiquitan
  • The White Spirit
  • Lo-Lo Dzama
Scatmambo
2002–2003 Frau Luna:
  • March: Laßt den Kopf nicht hängen
  • Waltz: Schlösser, die im Monde liegen
  • Polka: Berliner Luft

Energy:
  • Crazy Benny
  • Private Investigations
  • Played-A-Life
2001–2002 Spanish tango and flamenco:
  • Habanera from Carmen
  • Malaguena
Ragtime – Music of Scott Joplin:
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Sunflower Slow Drag
  • 12th Street Rag
  • Flamenco
  • Schuh des Manitu soundtrack
2000–2001 Cabaret:
  • Charleston: The Hot Honey Rag
  • Quickstep: Cabaret from the Cabaret Revue
Gospel-Message Of Hope:
  • Go Down Moses
  • Higher And Higher
  • How Great Thou Art
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Cabaret

Paraiso perdido

1999–2000
  • Samba: Le Serpent
  • Rumba: Ya Los Se Que Te Vas
  • Mambo: Lo-Lo Dzama
Time goes Millennium:
  • Noman's Land
  • Insomnia
  • Rachel's Song
  • S.P. Project
  • Additional sound effects, instruments
Europe

Super Trouper

1998–1999 Waltz:
L'homme de Paris
Yin and Yang:
  • Korean dance and drum company
  • The yellow emperor and the pope
  • Spring in Lhasa
  • One world, one voice
Vivo per lei

From the musical Grease:

  • Sandy
  • Greased Lightning
  • We go together
1997–1998 Jive:
Stuff like that
Romeo and Juliet
Space
1996–1997 Tango Argentino:
  • Orgullo Criollo
  • Canaro en Paris
Take Five
Drill Instructor

You must love me


Fitze, Fitze, Fatze

1995–1996 Paso doble:
Malaguena
  • Mambo Number 8
  • Historia de un Amor
  • El Mambo
1994–1995 Quickstep:
Ich wollt', ich wär' ein Huhn
Jazz medley from the movie "Casablanca" Beauty And The Beast
1993–1994 Rhumba:
Composition:
Yello, Kenny G. - saxophone, Yello
1992–1993 Viennese Waltz:
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
Barcelona Nights
1991–1992 Polka:
Kutschke-Polka (old Berlin song)
Starlight Express
1990–1991 Blues
Starlight Express
1989–1990 Samba:
Tropic Trumpets
Rhumba and Jive:
Schwarze Augen

Results

(ice dance with Kati Winkler)

International
Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Olympics 10th 8th
Worlds 19th 13th 12th 9th 7th 6th 7th 7th 3rd
Europeans 16th 15th 9th 9th 6th 5th 6th 5th
Grand Prix Final 5th
Cup of Russia 4th 4th
Lalique 5th 3rd
Nations Cup 9th 6th 6th 7th 5th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd
NHK Trophy 4th 3rd 2nd 4th
Skate America 4th 7th 6th 4th
Skate Canada 9th
Nebelhorn 4th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 15th 8th
National
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
East German 1st
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