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Jamal Aziz Othman (born August 13, 1986 in Worb, Switzerland) is a Swiss Figure skater. He is the 2009 Swiss and the 2002 & 2005-2007 national silver medalist.


CareerEdit

Othman was the 1999 Swiss Novice Champion and the 2000 and 2001 Swiss Junior Champion. He is a two-time competitor at the Junior Grand Prix Final and a four-time competitor at Junior Worlds.

In the 2005/2006 season, Othman had to fight to earn his spot on the Switzerland. Switzerland had two spots to the Olympics, but Othman's silver medal at the Swiss Championships only secured him spots on the teams to Worlds and Europeans. Othman competed at the German Championships, but did not place high enough to qualify for the Olympics. At the European Championships, Othman fell to 21st. The Swiss Olympic Committee gave him one last chance and Othman skated his programs in front of a panel. He performed well enough to be placed on the Olympic team. At the Olympics, he failed to make it out of the short program.

Othman began the 2006-2007 season by placing ninth at Skate Canada International. He then went to Trophée Eric Bompard, where he placed 11th. He won his third consecutive silver medal at the Swiss national championships. At the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships, Othman went in as the top-ranked Swiss skater, due to the withdrawal of Stephane Lambiel. Othman skated two personal best program and cracked the top ten for the first time. His placement, combined with that of countryman Moris Pfeifhofer, ensured Switzerland two spots in the 2008 Championships.

At 186 cm, Othman is very tall for a skater, and his height allows him to reach very interesting positions in his spins. He has competed at both French and German nationals to gain competitive experience.

Jamal Othman Spin - 2006 Skate Canada

Othman's signature half-Biellmann spin.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2007-2008 Ice Queen and Raks Afrika
by Paul Dinletir
Lunatico
by Gotan Project
2006-2007 Season Danse Macabre
by Camille Saint-Saens
Lunatico
by Gotan Project
2005-2006 My Affectionate and Tender Beast
(Russian movie soundtrack)
by Evgeni Doga
El Amor Brujo
by Manuel de Falla
2004-2005 My Affectionate and Tender Beast
(Russian movie soundtrack)
by Evgeni Doga
Night Bird
by Michel Colombier
Edith and Marcel (soundtrack)
by Francis Lai
2003-2004 Don Juan de Marco (soundtrack)
by Michael Kamen
Frida (soundtrack)
by Elliot Goldenthal
L'Ultimo Bacio (soundtrack)
by Paolo Buonino
2002-2003 Anna and the King
by George Fenton
L'Ultimo Bacio (soundtrack)
by Paolo Buonino

Competitive highlightsEdit

Post-2004Edit

Event 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Winter Olympic Games 27th
World Championships 21st 28th 18th
European Championships 11th 21st 8th 12th
Swiss 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st
NHK Trophy 12th
Skate Canada International 11th 9th 10th
Cup of China 8th
Trophee Eric Bompard 12th 11th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial 3rd
Finlandia Trophy 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th 9th
Winter Universiade 9th
Junior Grand Prix Final 7th
Junior Grand Prix Final 1st
Junior Grand Prix Final 2nd

Pre-2004Edit

Event 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
World Junior Championships 31st 18th 39th 20th
Swiss 1st N. 1st J. 1st J. 2nd 3rd
Junior Grand Prix Final 9th WD
Junior Grand Prix, Japan 6th
Junior Grand Prix, Japan 13th
Junior Grand Prix, Romania 5th
Junior Grand Prix Final 4th 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Romania 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Netherlands 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Norway 20th
Gardena Spring Trophy 4th
Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1st J.
Golden Bear of Zagreb 1st N.
Triglav Trophy 1st N.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

External linksEdit








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