ISU Personal Best Scores
ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2016
XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014
ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2016
Figure skating has been a natural part of Alexander’s life since his parents are coaches at the Luleå skating club. When he was little he was with them on the ice every day, but they never forced him to become a figure skater. His first memory of figure skating was of a summer camp in Luleå when he was 5 or 6 years old. It was a lot of fun and he made many new friends, so it felt natural to continue with skating. A strong drive when he started skating was to become better than his dad.
He was 11 when he landed his first triple and at the Nordics 2012 he landed his first quadruple toe loop in competition, making him the second Swede ever to land this jump. Alexander is a five-time Nordic champion. At the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb he placed 6th and equalled the best Swedish results in our time.
He used to do karate too and even had a blue belt, but quit when he was 16 since he did not have enough time for it.
Alexander sat out most of the 2007/2008 season due to a back injury he has since learned to deal with and live with.
Alexander made Swedish skating history when he became the junior World bronze medallist in 2011. He is the first skater from Sweden to medal at an ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship and the first Swedish skater to medal at an ISU Championship in 74 years.
During this past season Alexander achieved one of his goals by qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, where he reached a new personal best and set a new Swedish record of 224,86 points. His 14th place is also a tie of Tomas Öberg’s 14th place at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980.
Alexander’s future goals are to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2018, but his major goal is to succeed 100% at competitions. His family, including his nine years younger brother Nikolaj and Chuck the family dog, is backing him up on his way to reach these goals.
What motivates you?
Everything I succeed in motivates me to go on.
What makes you laugh?
Good jokes and funny moments.
What makes you sad?
When my plans don’t go as I expected.
How do you relax?
In many different ways, like resting, watching TV, listening to music, walking the dog etc.
If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and what would you do?
I would be Carlos Slim (the richest man in the world) and buy a Bugatti sports car. Then I would enjoy and get a feel for the life of a billionaire, ha ha!
Imagine that you had the opportunity to travel back in time. At what point in history would you stop and why?
Ha ha, that was a good one! Maybe the jura era, who wouldn’t want to see a real dinosaur 🙂 ?
Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Failing can be the worst in some instances, like parachuting. If you fail you die 😉 But in other cases, never trying is worse because you will never learn anything new.
If you could offer a young skater only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Just to go out there and jump, jump, jump until you make it!