Jenna McCorkell

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Date of Birth September 15, 1986
Place of Birth Northern Ireland
Age 34 years old
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Jenna McCorkell is a British figure skater. She is an eleven-time British national champion and won seven senior international medals, including gold at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial and Ice Challenge. She placed as high as eighth at the European Championships and 14th at the World Championships, and competed at two Winter Olympics.

Country represented: Great Britain
Born: Sept 15, 1986, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Coach: Simon Briggs, Debbie Briggs, Yuri Bureiko, Silvie De Rijcke, Vera Vandecaveye, Marina Serova, Margaret O'Neill
Choreographer: Mark Hanretty, Lorna Brown, Yuri Bureiko
Skating club: Liedekerke
Training locations: Ninove, Belgium, Dundee
Began skating: 1994
Retired: 29 March 2014
Combined total: 150.90, 2010 Worlds
Short program: 53.80, 2010 Europeans
Free skate: 98.78, 2010 Worlds

About Jenna McCorkell

Between 2003 and 2014, this figure skater won eleven British National Championships and won gold medals at the international Ondrej Nepela and Ice Challenge ice skating competitions. She competed in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Before Fame

In the early years of her career, she competed in three World Junior Championships, finishing in eleventh place at the 2003 event.

Achievement

She finished in the top ten at the 2008 European Championships and in the top fifteen at the 2010 and 2012 World Championships. Scottish ice dancer Mark Hanretty choreographed many of her figure skating routines.

Family Life

Born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, she later lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Liedekerke, Belgium; and Ninove, Belgium. Her marriage to Belgian figure skater Kevin van der Perren began in 2008.

Associations

She and Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya both competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics. While McCorkell finished her short program in twenty-fifth place, Lipnitskaya went on to win gold.

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Latest information about Jenna McCorkell updated on September 19, 2020.

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