Born in Newcastle, NSW, Kailani Craine started skating at the age of eight.
In the 2013–14 season, Kailani competed in her first ISU Junior Grand Prix event and won her second junior national title.
In December 2014, Kailani won her third junior and first senior national title at the Australian Championships. Ranked second in the short program and first in the free skate, she outscored the defending senior champion, Brooklee Han, by 2.18 points overall.
Making her senior international debut, she took the silver medal at the MNNT Cup in January 2015. Kailani placed 12th at the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea and qualified for the free skate at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, placing 16th.
Kailani stamped her intentions on the world figure skating scene, with a personal best free program score of 108.80, at the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei. The free program result improved Kailani's overall placing to 13th, after sitting in 16th after the short program. Kailani made her World Championship debut in 2016, finishing in 27th place.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To compete in the Winter Olympic Games
I began this sport: In 2007
Proudest moment: Becoming Junior and Senior Australian National Champion in 2014
Favourite Food: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Favourite overseas competition: Junior World Championships
Sports Hero: Evan Lysacek
When I am not training/competing I am: Reading, studying, and snow boarding
Highest level of education achieved: Year 10
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