After relocating to California in 2012 to become a full-time figure skater, Brendan Kerry made his Olympic debut at the age of 19, competing in the Men’s Individual Figure Skating at the Sochi 2014 Games. Kerry went on four years later to again grace the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018 finishing his program in 20th place.
In his 2018 free skate, Kerry overcame a slight hesitation on his opening jump cementing his place in the top tier of international figure skaters, finishing 20th with a total score of 233.81. This came after a strong short program which included a powerful opening quad toe loop jump, leaving Kerry finishing in 16th place with the eighth highest Technical Score.
At Sochi, the Sydney-sider gave a spirited performance but was disappointed to make some costly errors early in his piece, ending his short program below his best on 47.12 points. Kerry qualified for his first Olympics by finishing 8th at the Nebelhorn Trophy/Olympic Qualifying Event in Oberstdorf, Germany five months before the Sochi Games.
In 2015 Kerry broke into the ISU Grand Prix series, placing an impressive 8th in Skate America. The following year Kerry was invited to two Grand Prix events - Skate America placing 10th and Trophee de France also placing 10th. Plus he won his fifth Australian Senior Championship title in 2016.
Kerry is the first and only Australian to have completed two different quadruple jumps. In 2017 he recorded an international career best placing fourth at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Kerry’s first coach was his mother, Monica MacDonald, who competed in Ice Dancing at the 1988 Calgary Olympics with her partner Rodney Clarke.
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Sydney, NSW, Australia
- 1st - 2017 Australian Figure Skating Championships (Brisbane, Australia)
- 5th - 2017 Asian Winter Games (Sapporo, Japan)
- 3rd - 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy (Sesto San Giovanni, Italy)