Selma Ihr

Date of birth: February 23, 2004
Club: Solna Konståkning
Height: 147 cm
Member of: the Swedish National Figure Skating Association Top Group
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.

Photo Album

Statistics

Date of birth: February 23, 2004
Place of birth: Danderyd
Home town: Vaxholm
Height: 153 cm
Started skating: 2007
Club: Föreningen Solna Konståkning
Coach: Cecilia Willberg
Choreographers: Jamie Isley (short program), Cecilia Willberg (free skating)
Former coach: Vyacheslav Chiliy
Summer training: 22-26 hours/week at Solna / Falkenberg (Sweden)
Winter training: 21-23 hours/week at Solna (Sweden)
Member of: The Swedish Figure Skating Association Top Group/Junior National Team
Selected for the national team: August 2016

Music for the 2018/2019 season

Short program: ”Sing, Sing, Sing”, by Louis Prima, performed by Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra
Free skating: ”Pas de deux” from the ballet ”The Nutcracker”, by Piotr Tchaikovsky

Best results in ISU competitions

Personal best: 150.35 (World Junior Championships 2018)
Seasonal best: 149.02 (JGP Ljubljana Cup 2018)

Best results including international competitions, Swedish Championships and Elite League Finals

Personal best: 150.35 (World Junior Championships 2018)
Seasonal best: 149.02 (JGP Ljubljana Cup 2018)

Results in the Olympic Games and international championships

2018
Olympic Games -
World Championships -
European Championships -
World Junior Championships 14

Results in ISU Junior Grand Prix

2017 2018
JGP Brisbane 11
Minsk Arena Cup 9
Czech Skate - 8
Ljubljana Cup - 8
Overall placement 40 26

Results in national competitions including championships and Elite League Finals

2015 2016 2017 2018
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 junior competitions

2018
Bavarian Open 4

Results in other international novice competitions

2014 2015 2016 2017
NRW Trophy 9 9 1 -
Coupe du Printemps - 5 4 -
Gardena Spring Trophy - 7 - -
Lombardia Trophy - 4 - -
Volvo Open Cup - 1 - -
Mentor Cup - - 2 1
The Nordics - - 1 1
Golden Bear - - 5 -