Rudi Cerne

Rudi Cerne
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Rudi Cerne (2012)
Personal information
Country represented West Germany
Born(1958-09-26) 26 September 1958 (age 58)
Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany


Rudolf “Rudi” Cerne (given birth to 26 Sept 1958) is a German Television presenter and former physique skater. He’s the 1983 Western metallic medalist and a two-time Western German national champ. He competed at two Winter season Olympics, finishing 4th in 1984.

Personal life

Cerne was created on 26 Sept 1958 in Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Western world Germany. His dad was a shape skater.In 1987, Cerne wedded his wife Christiane, with whom he includes a daughter.


Figure skating

When he was six years of age, Cerne was introduced to snow skating by his dad. His skating golf club was Herner EV in Herne, Germany. He was coached by Günter Zöller and was an associate of Western Germany's national group in the past due 1970s and early 1980s. His home competitors included Norbert Schramm and Heiko Fischer. He was most known for his elegant design, which emulated that of John Curry, and his solid edging.Cerne won the German Physique Skating Championships in 1978 and 1980. After that, in 1981, a more youthful teammate, Norbert Schramm, surfaced and continued to dominate not merely the German Nationals but also numerous international contests. Schramm received two consecutive globe metallic medals in 1982 and 1983 while Cerne could hardly place in the very best dozen, which prompted many to summarize that Cerne's profession as the very best West German man skater was over.In 1984, however, 26-year-old Cerne entered the picture with a fresh attitude and constant triple jumps because of intensive training. Especially, Cerne had perfected the triple Lutz leap, which he required to become theoretically competitive with Schramm and also other top skaters.Cerne received the bronze medal in the German Championships during his last two months, 1982–83 and 1983–84, but won metallic in the 1984 Western Championships in Budapest, Hungary, behind Alexandr Fadeev from the Soviet Union. He continued to complete 4th in the 1984 Winter season Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, having rated third in the compulsory numbers, 6th in the brief program, and 4th in the free of charge skate. After putting fifth in the 1984 Globe Championships, Cerne switched professional and skated with "Vacation on Snow". He also became a physique skating coach.


After finishing his body skating career, Cerne became a Television journalist, functioning initially for the German public Television station ARD, presenting sport displays from 1992 onwards. In 1996, he became a member of ZDF, Germany's various other open public broadcaster. He in addition has provided Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst, a present about unresolved offences.



International Event 76–77 77–78 78–79 79–80 80–81 81–82 82–83 83–84 Olympics 13th 4th Worlds 14th 11th 15th 10th 5th Europeans 7th WD 4th 7th 2nd Skate America 2nd NHK Trophy 6th Nebelhorn 3rd 3rd St. Gervais 3rd 1st Country wide German Champ. 4th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd WD = Withdrew


International Event 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74 74–75 75–76 Prague Skate 9th Country wide German Champ. 1st J 1st S 4th 4th 5th 6th 4th In 1970 and 1971, the groups had been juniors (J), elderly people (S), and grasp class; S in cases like this is not the best level.