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Rudi Swiegers

Rudi Swiegers
  • Born: 08/31/1987
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 88kg
  • Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hometown: Kipling, Saskatchewan

Rudi SwiegersPaige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers have been skating together since 2005. They competed at the senior national championships for the first time in 2009, finishing fourth. They went on to also finish fourth at the 2009 World Junior Championships.

Lawrence and Swiegers won three straight bronze medals at the Canadian championships from 2011 to 2013 but are yet to compete at the ISU World Championships. They competed at the ISU Four Continents Championships all three of those years, earning the bronze medal in 2011.

Swiegers gained attention for his sportsmanship at the 2011 ISU Four Continents Championships when he lent his skate to American pairs’ skater Mark Ladwig after Ladwig’s boot broke during the short program.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Three-time Canadian Championship Bronze Medallist… 2011 Four Continents Bronze Medallist…

PERSONAL

Getting Into Sport: Started skating at age 10… Initially started figure skating to improve his ability to play hockey… Outside Interests: Enjoys kayaking, reading, video games and camping… Odds and Ends: Calls partner Paige his good luck charm… Favourite quote: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – G.K. Chesterton… Favourite Olympic memory is Donovan Bailey winning 100m gold at Atlanta 1996 because it was his first time seeing someone break a world record…

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