Date of birth: February 23, 2004
Club: Föreningen Solna Konståking
Height: 147 cm
Part of: the Swedish National Figure Skating Association Challenger Group, Junior
Started skating: at the age of three
Family: mother Ida, father Peter, older brother Hugo and younger brother Tore
Trainer: Cecilia Willberg
Choreographer: Cecila Willberg
Pets: Seven bunnies and two dogs *
Likes to watch on TV: Either Figure Skating or MI High
Favorite colour: Pink
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite beverage: Milk
Favorite music: I don’t know, I don’t listen that much to music
Born in February 2004 but already completing several triple jumps, she’s proven to be someone to lookout for in the future. Selma Ihr loves everything Figure Skating, both on the ice and in front of the television.
What made you start skating?
– I followed my brother to his ice hockey practice. I noticed som figure skaters practicing on the ice and thought it looked cool. So I told my parents I wanted to try it.
What do you like about it figure skating?
– I like how there is always something happening, changing. And it’s fun to jump.
Who are some of your role models within Figure Skating?
– Last year I would have said Julia Lipnitskaja, during the Olympics. But she’s had a bit of a dip in form since then. So I would say Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.
In your own opinion, what is your biggest strength in your skating?
– Probably the jumps.
What parts do you feel that you can improve?
– The skating and facial expression. And being able to perform the movements in a competition as well as I do in practice.
What is your goal?
– The Olympics.
Do you have any milestones along the way?
– Junior World Championships and European Championships. And Grand Prix.
How will reach your goals?
– Practice, and then some. It’s important that I want it.
What else, besides Figure Skating, do you like to do?
– I like jumping on the trampoline. And spending time with my bunnies. I have seven of them.
*After the interview, Selma calls us back up again.
– By the way. You asked me how many pets we have at home. And I realized that we have hundreds of ants in our backyard, too.
Music for the 2017-2018 season
Short program: ”Over the Rainbow”, by Harold Arlen, performed by Danielle Hope
Free skating: ”Pas de deux” from the ballet ”The Nutcracker”, by Piotr Tchaikovsky
Best results in ISU competitions
Personal best: 134,64 (JGP Minsk Arena Cup 2017)
Seasonal best: 134,64 (JGP Minsk Arena Cup 2017)
Best results including international competitions, Swedish Championships and Elite League Finals
Personal best: 143,96 (Swedish Championships 2018, Junior)
Seasonal best: 143,96 (Swedish Championships 2018, Junior)
Results in ISU Junior Grand Prix
|Minsk Arena Cup||9|
Results in national competitions including championships and Elite League Finals
|Swedish Championships Junior||-||-||-||1|
|Swedish Championships Novice (Girls 14)||-||-||1||-|
|National Championships (Girls 12)||1||1||-||-|
|Elite League Finals Junior||-||-|
|Elite League Finals Novice 15||-||-||-|
|Elite League Finals Novice 13||1||1||-|
Results in other international novice competitions
|Coupe du Printemps||-||5||4||-|
|Gardena Spring Trophy||-||7||-||-|
|Volvo Open Cup||-||1||-||-|