Julia Sauter has obtained the best result by a Romanian athlete in European competitions
The city of Minsk in Belarus last
weekend saw the European Skating Championship, where Romanian skater Julia
Sauter came in 14th, scoring the best result obtained by an athlete
from Romania in a competition of this kind. Until last weekend, the best Romanian
result had belonged to Roxana Luca, who came 15th at the European
Championships in 2015. Also worth noting is that Roxana Luca, today Harmann, is
now a choreographer in Julia Sauter's team.
For her performance in Minsk, Radio
Romania International has designated Julia Sauter Athlete of the Week.
In Minsk, Sauter managed to obtain
54 points and 29 hundredths in the short programme, which brought her
qualification for the free-style programme. She came 15th in the
free-style contest and eventually 14th in the competition's final
Julia Sauter was born in
Weingarten, Germany on June 18, 1997 and has joined Romanian club CSU Brasov. As
a junior skater she competed for Germany. In the previous editions of the
European Figure Skating Championship, Sauter went 35th in 2015, 27th,
a year later and 25th in 2017. Last year she ranked 29th
but she also came first in the Balkans Games held in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Julia Sauter's coach is Marius
Negrea, a former athlete that represented Romania in two editions of the winter
Olympics, in Albertville, in 1992 and Lillehammer in 1994.