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Interview with Filip Stiller
is the three times National Champion of Sweden.
Although he is very tall, 189 cm, he makes the jumps look as easy as though he does it a million times a day, or as if he was born with skates on his feet!
One minute, he's
reaching the stars with a jump, and in the next minute almost touching the ice in a low "doughnut" spin, while his
head touches his
foot - a move hard to imagine even possible for such a tall skater.
How can he
And how does he
time between skating, commentating for Eurosport and studying political sciences?
How can he
do all these things in such a perfect way?
I first met this always smiling and funny guy at the Karl Schaefer Memorial competition in Vienna last October.
finished 8th there but the next time I met him, at the Golden Spin of Zagreb a month later, he
came very close to the podium, placing 4th.
, when and why did you get into skating and who has inspired you?
I started skating in Gothenburg, Sweden, when I was three years old (1985) because my older sister started and my parents didn't have anything better to do with me. So I started to skate just like her
She skated until 1999, but no other family member was in figure skating before us.