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Viktoria Helgesson

Figure Skater from Sweden

Viktoria Helgesson Viktoria Helgesson (born September 13, 1988 in Tibro, Sweden) is a Swedish figure skater. She is a four-time (2008–2011) Nordic champion, 2011 Skate America bronze medalist, and six-time (2007–2011) Swedish national champion. Helgesson's 6th place at the 2011 European Championships is the best finish by a Swedish figure skater since 1932. Her bronze medal at 2011 Skate America is the first Grand Prix medal by a Swedish skater. Helgesson began skating at the age of three, following in the footsteps of her mother, a former competitive skater who competed at the European Championships. She and her younger sister Joshi are both coached by their mother, Christina, as well as Regina Jensen. At the age of 12, she landed her first triple jump. Helgesson competed at the 2004 World Junior Championships, where she came in 22nd. In 2007, she won the Swedish national title for the first time at the senior level. She again competed at Junior Worlds, finishing 28th. In 2008, Helgesson made her European Championships and World Championships debut, and came in 18th at both events. She improved upon her result at the 2009 European Championships, but failed to qualify for the free skate at that  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1988-09-13
Place of birth
Tibro
Nationality
Sweden
Siblings
Joshi Helgesson
Profession
Figure Skater

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