Alexia Paganini

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Alexia Paganini figure skating
Grenoble 2018
nation SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
birthday 15th November 2001 (age 18)
place of birth Greenwich , United States
size 169 cm
job Student
discipline Individual run for women
society Winterthur ice skating club
Trainer Stéphane Lambiel
choreographer Nikolai Morosow
Salomé Brunner
status active
Personal best
 Total points 182.50 Cup of Russia 2018
 Freestyle 119.07 Cup of Russia 2018
 Short program 63.43 Cup of Russia 2018
last change: February 4, 2020

Alexia Paganini (born November 15, 2001 in Greenwich , Connecticut ) is a Swiss - American figure skater who starts in a single run . She competes for Switzerland and represented it at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang .


Paganini was born in 2001 in the United States, where her parents immigrated. Her father comes from Brusio in the canton of Graubünden , her mother originally from the Netherlands. She started figure skating back in 2003.

From the 2013/14 to 2016/17 season she won the Eastern Sectionals in her age category and came second in her strength class at the American Championships in 2013/14 and 2015/16. In 2016 Paganini also took part in two international junior events for the USA: in spring she won the junior competition of the Gardena Spring Trophy and in autumn she came sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in France .

In 2017, she joined the Swiss Association on the advice of her then coach Igor Krokavec. Since then she has been competing with a license from the Winterthur Ice Skating Club . However, she continued to live in the United States and trained in Hackensack , New Jersey . In August 2017 she entered the Slovenia Open for the first time at elite level and won the competition straight away. This year she was able to win the Swiss championships and took 3rd place in the Nebelhorn Trophy 2017, which secured her an Olympic starting place for Switzerland. In December 2017, the association announced that Paganini would represent Switzerland at the Winter Olympics the following year. She finally came in 21st. She had previously finished 7th at the European Championships; at the World Championships that followed the Olympic Games, she was 20th.

In the 2018/19 season Paganini was able to appear in two Grand Prix for the first time. She also won the Swiss championships for the second time. At the European Championships she came in 6th place, after the compulsory program she was even in 3rd place. At the world championships she made too many mistakes, she classified herself as 33rd in the compulsory program and could not qualify for the freestyle.

In the 2019/20 season in December 2019 in Biel, she won the men's title at the Swiss Figure Skating Championships for the third time in a row alongside Lukas Britschgi . At the European Figure Skating Championships in 2020 she won in January 2020 in the Austrian Graz behind three Russians fourth. Aljona Kostornaja became European champion . The world championships were canceled this year.

She has been trained by Stéphane Lambiel in Champéry since June 2020 . Originally, she changed the training location due to the Covid-19 pandemic , but in an interview she expressed the desire to permanently change the coach.


Event / winter season 2018 2019 2020
winter Olympics 21st
World championships 20th
European championships 7th 6th 4th
Swiss championships 1. 1. 1.
Nebelhorn Trophy 3.
Slovenia Open 1.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Alexia Paganini si qualifica per le Olimpiadi invernali del 2018. Il Bernina, October 4, 2017, accessed on February 18, 2018 (Italian).
  2. a b Alexia Paganini in the database of the International Skating Union (English)
  3. Alexia Paganini. In: Icenetwork. Retrieved September 1, 2018 .
  4. ^ Albert René Kolb: Swiss hope from the USA . In: The Landbote . August 19, 2017, p. 28 ( [accessed on January 9, 2018]).
  5. Paganini and Britschgi in their own category (December 8, 2019)
  6. European Figure Skating Championships in Graz: Swiss Alexia Paganini finishes fourth (January 26, 2020)
  7. [1] (July 6, 2020)