video of yannick bonheur and annette dytrt in some mexican ice show
It was much harder than you think to get Vanessa James her french citizenship.
She faced a lot of rejection decisions.
But she got it in time because Gailhaguet litteraly harrassed the french government at a time when 1░ his side of the political spectrum was in power and 2░ the french president was a total fan of sport and was willing to intervene/ ease things in that domain (the average president/politician doesn't really care much).
And despite this very favorable background, it took a lot of time and tries to get Vanessa a speeded up naturalization.
I don't see him putting the same weight behind Popova. Gailhaguet choses his battles carefully.
And, if he actually did, I wouldn't expect any help from the current governement, hence no pass with the administration.
Morgan Cipres just had surgery today on his right wrist. James-Cipres won't be at the French masters or Skate America. They are still aiming to go to TEB.
He injured his wrist during a training camp at La Roche sur Yon, and has been in pain when he tried lifts or throws with Vanessa. The surgery revealed that he had a torn tendon.
They don't know how long the recovery will be. It may take 4 to 5 weeks to recover from this. He is in a cast right now.
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 09-13-2013 at 04:03 PM.
I hope CiprÚs and James can comeback fast and healthy. They are a wonderful pair.
But I'm at this piece of news Joubert returns to his roots, expected but how is traveling 170km every day a good thing? It's not my body but still... Maybe the snakes got depressed when he was away...
Last edited by joeperryfan; 09-15-2013 at 11:42 AM.
Here's the LMDJ report on the L'Equipe update re Joubert.
I think that Joubert always intended to go back to Poitiers once the rink renovation was over, with Paris being only a temporary stop. I guess that if it's on schedule for later this month, it should be okay - just a couple more weeks of travel on a daily basis. If it's going to be delayed (wasn't the estimate later this fall?) or if he'll be returning to Poitiers with no coach, then he really should have stayed in Paris.
The French Fed issued a press release to say that James/Cipres should still be able to skate at the Masters and Skate America. He is back in training but won't do lifts right now. (You cannot take a press release from the French Fed for granted. There is always a hidden agenda. They probably did not like the article from L'equipe last week...)
Thanks for the info. on the French Team (didn't even know they were injured)!
I'll never forget seeing them skate *live* for the first time at Skate America last year, and OMG they are a powerful team. They easily surpassed my faves Donlan & Speroff, and rightfully so, they are consistent and powerful in the same vein of Castelli & Schnapir and Denney & Coughlin. Jmho.
With an Olympic spot on the line, how likely would it be for them to contradict their Fed? If this is just part of a FF agenda, then the chances of them being pulled in time to appoint an alternate is slim.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
I seriously doubt if he had surgery for a torn tendon and he's in a cast that they will be competing in less than a month. Either the first report was wrong in regards to his injury or the French Fed is delusional, either is possible.
It's a wonder that the French skaters can get anything done considering how meddlesome (and sometimes counterproductive) the FFSG can be.
Does anybody know how many citizenships Vanessa James has?
Canadian, British and French for sure. She grew up in Virgina, does she have american citizenship?
She skated at the Liberty summer competition at least once. That does definitely not require US citizenship.
For that matter, Daniel Samohin, who is skating on the JGP for Israel, and who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, skated at US Nationals last year in Novice. His brother who also is planning to compete for Israel, was born in Russia and skated in Russian internal competitions for a while. Only if Samarin's mother is American, would he have American citizenship. His father is Russian, & I believe Irina Samohin, mother of both boys, is also Russian.
Daniel is Israeli-born & is not yet old enough to become a US citizen on his own hook. So no, it does not require US citizenship to skate in US domestic competitions, at least up to the Novice level.