With the rink in Poitiers soon to shut down, it now looks like Brian Joubert is going to be training in/near Paris this season (source). I'm not sure who his coach(es?) will be.
The two rinks are Bercy ( Katia Krier-Beyer) and Champigny ( Annick Dumont). INSEP is the champion factory in France and he will have accesss to all the high tech equipment and support.
What about Veronique? Did they split again?
Also, while Katia Krier-Beyer and Annick Dumont ate the coaches at the rinks where he'll be training, I'm not sure either will be his primary coach.
Thanks for explaining, Zemgirl. I knew about the rink problem but didn't know that it cost Brian coaching situation
I hope he finds "the" coach for him soon. Because, even the latest season, Veronique didn't seem to do quite good for him for I think his decision to continue 'till Sochi was purely based on the motivation and amazing support the crowd in Nice gave him.
The French Fed made coaches like Depouilly or Simond move to Poitiers in the past. We see skaters move to coaching centers all the time. With Joubert, it was the opposite. Logistically speaking, it would actually be easier to ask a coach to come to Paris. I also think that Dumont is clueless and Joubert knows it, but he'd rather stay with her than train overseas!
Guyon can't move to Paris...how about mommy dearest?
The more recent update is that he probably will work with Katia Krier-Beyer and Annick Dumont, while the collaboration with Guyon is more of a question mark.
In other French news, P/B have switched clubs to Français Volants.
Update article on Yrétha Silété and her knee injury -- she "broke one of her crossed ligaments, injured a lateral one and damaged one of her menisci": http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
(09/17/2012) - It has been just five weeks since two-time French champion Yrétha Silété was severely injured during a practice session. Though she is now ready to leave her rehabilitation center in the Alps, she does not plan to be back on the ice before January at best.
"After one month," [coach Claude] Péri said, "Yrétha's lateral ligament is already sound again, and her crossed ligament has been replaced. She was taken care of by a very good team, who specializes in winter sports.
"She has remained in Hauteville, in the Alps, for her rehabilitation. They know how to help her keep her muscles active, so she does not lose too much. Also, she is not alone there. There is also a young skiing champion.
"Injuries are unfortunately a part of a champion's life," she added.
"I have two rehab sessions every day," Silété said. "In between, I can study for my Baccalauréat next June. Also, when the weather is nice I can go out."
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-17-2012 at 10:55 PM.
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Latest update on Brian's training situation:
- The French Fed made him move to Paris 1 month earlier than expected, since the training conditions at the Poitiers rink were bad; he could only train 2 hours a day there!!!
- He still is planning to come back to Poitiers next year, unless his stay in Paris make him change is mind. He wants to open his skating school when he retires.
- The training schedule between Dumont and Krier has not been defined yet!!!!
Sylvia, thanks for the link to the article on Silété. I'm glad that she and her coach are able to stay positive while dealing with the injury and its aftermath.
an interview last year:
Anyway, I think it's kind of sweet that Joubert wants to work with younger skaters. He was with the same coach (Guyon) from the time he was a kid until the age of 19 or so, maybe he'll be able to have a similar experience but as a coach.I have to say that transitions in edges do add a lot to skating. When you watch skaters from the past on YouTube, like John Curry or Robin Cousins [Olympic gold medalists in 1976 and 1980, respectively], you can see that they did skate many edge transitions, and it was beautiful to watch. But additional arm movements do not bring nearly as much, at least I feel so.
An article about Joubert that says he will end his single career after Sochi....and try pairs afterwards. He talked to a pair coach about his desire to switch (My guess is JR Racle), but the coach wasn't convinced it was a good idea. Joubert will do try-outs after Sochi. He says that skating pairs will also be good for his future coaching career.
Joubert's been talking about this pairs plan forever. I'm not buying it. Though if he just wants to do that for shows for a bit and get some experience for future coaching possibilities (as he suggests), I guess that's another matter.
On to other French matters... any news about Iliushechkina's status? I figure since she and Kocon are skating at the Masters, there must be some indication that she'd eventually be able to get her release.
Where are Zahorski/Miart?