French Nationals, Strasbourg, December 13-16 2012
This year, the short-track, synchronized skating, and ballet on ice competitions are held with the traditional ice dance and figure skating competition.
List of competitors:
GILLERON GORY Lénaëlle
MEITE Maé Bérénice
PIERRE Noël Antoine
ROBERT-SIFAOUI Sarah / LIUBCHENKO Oleksandr
ZAHKLYUPANA Viola / FLEMIN Jérémie
CARRON Pernelle / JONES Loyd
PECHALAT Nathalie / BOURZAT Fabian
PAPADAKIS Gabriella / CIZERON Guillaume (invited but not ranked..my guess is that they are skating junior programs)
POPOVA Daria / MASSOT Bruno
JAMES Vanessa / CIPRES Morgan
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 12-04-2012 at 04:03 PM.
No Iluschetchkina with Kocon?
She did not get her release from the Russian Fed. Someone posted on the French forum that it looks like the partnership is over.
Originally Posted by hanca
Candice DIDIER is no longer on the list
The article says that Florent Amodio will skate a new SP that is inspired by last year's Brazilian LP. He built it quickly with his French coach Bernard Glesser. They called it a program in transition (whatever that means? Is Morozov preparing a new one or will they keep that one and improve it?)
Joubert has the Flu and won't skate this week-end!!!!!!
Results page is up.
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 12-13-2012 at 05:11 PM.
Someone posted the first unofficial results and comments on the French forum:
1 Mae-Berenice Meite 54.19
2 Anais Ventard 53.49 beautiful but only 3T, 2A and 3S-2T
3 Laurine Lecavelier51.99
4 Lenaelle Gilleron Gory 51.23 3T3T 3F weak spins
5 Lena M. 44.36 1A and 3lutz struggle
6 bahia T 43.04 big fall on 2A
7 Nadjma M 42.14
James Cipres: 58.21 clean 3Tw, 3T, 3FTh
Popova Massot:47.90 fall on the Th3Lo
The protocols are now posted
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 12-13-2012 at 10:14 PM.
Maé : 3T-3T a bit rough on the landing, 3F ok, 2A ok.
Anaïs : everything is level 4
Laurine : 3Lz-2T, 3F and 2A !
Leanelle : 3T-3T, 3F, 2A
Lena : 3Lz-2T rough on the Lutz, 3F, and only 1A grrrr
James /Cipres have really improved.
Too bad for the fall on the th3Lp for Popova/Massot, it seemed it would be ok and then... fall in the protection already installed for the shot track.
Wow, sounds remarkably well skated for a French ladies event, especially considering Silete being out.
Did she ever fully recover from that scary fall at the University Games a few year ago? It would be nice if she started competing again, at any rate.
Originally Posted by skatak
Thank you and kirkbiggestfan for the pbp's and impressions
during Warsaw Cup, a few weeks ago in November, she was far from top form, to put it mildly... I'm not surprised she's not at the nationals...
Originally Posted by ioana
I think these nationals may have been her last competition... but I would have hoped she had appeared ! It's quite sad to leave that way, barely noticed... I would have loved to see her skate one more time, knowing it would be the last time :-/
maybe she could show up at the club championships later in the year ?
^I agree this would be a sad way to end her career, if it turns out this way. She was just starting to hit her stride in 2010-2011 and it is unfortunate she never got back to that level. I guess I'm not taking this very well since that awkward fall and ensuing ligament damage happened around the same time I had my own knee surgery, so I was always hoping she'd be back. Not to mention, she had another freak fall at the 2009 Worlds, but bounced back from that, so I was ready to believe she's the skating bionic woman. Sad to be proven wrong :
1 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT
70.68 35.17 35.51 8.75 8.58 8.92 9.08 9.00 0.00 #4
2 Pernelle CARRON / Loyd JONES
57.27 28.33 28.94 7.25 6.75 7.25 7.50 7.33 0.00 #3
3 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON
49.40 19.50 29.90 7.42 7.00 7.42 7.75 7.67 0.00 #1
4 Sarah ROBERT-SIFAOUI / Oleksandr LIUBCHENKO
39.93 22.17 17.76 4.58 4.25 4.50 4.75 4.17 0.00 #2
Absolute Skating Comment:
""French Nationals Flash" Short dance of Sarah ROBERT-SIFAOUI/Olexandr LIUBCHENKO was interrupted by referee after a problem with their music. It took them about 5 minutes to find a new CD and to restart the program from the beginning. The public was very supportive regards the sportsmen."
Higher PCS for Papadakis-Cizeron than Carron-Jones. You can tell right away who's going to Sochi next year! The TES is low (How in the hell do you mark a junior program with senior criterias? zeros for the polka I guess..am curious to see the protocols and comments from people at the rink)
Pairs final result
1) Vanessa JAMES/Morgan CIPRES 103.80 in FP/162.01 total
2) Daria POPOVA/Bruno MASSOT 86.64 in FP/134.54 total
Looks like James-Cipres were tired and there was a fall on the triple twist and they had a problem with the sbs 3T.
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 12-14-2012 at 05:06 PM.
Just read on Absolute Skating that Anais Ventard WON! She beat Mae Berenice
I remember I saw Anais at the Youth Olympics in Innsbruck last season and thought she was absolutely brilliant in terms of choreography, spins and SS but lacking on jumps. She must have improved A LOT since then in order to score 100.55! I loved her, can't wait to see videos. Does this mean she is going to Euros?
1) Anais VENTARD 100.55 in FP/154.04 total
2) Mae Berenice MEITE 99.29 in FP/153.48 total
3) Laurine LECAVELIER 93.21 in FP/145.20 total
Ventard did not do the harder triples tonight (She landed 3Lz last year at Nationals and the 3F is still a work in progress)....I doubt they send her to Euros..Junior World maybe. There is always so much drama in the selection process that anything is possible.
Last edited by kirkbiggestfan; 12-14-2012 at 09:56 PM.
Men SP (from the French forum and different tweets..)
1 Florent AMODIO 78,41 3A landed on the toe, 4S UR and 2 footed
2 Chafik BESSEGHIER 65,24
3 Romain PONSART 59,23 4T UR and 2 footed, 3A issues as well
4 Charles TETAR 57,32
strange not to see the protocoles ready...
if interested, for ladies:
Anais : 3T 2ft / 3S-2T / 2A / 3T-2T / 3S stiff / 2A / 2F-2T-2T. FCSp4 (+2), LSp3 (+3), CCoSp3 (+2) etc...
Mae : 3F-2T-2T / 3Lz / 3Lp / 2A-3T fall / 3F fall / 3T-2T / 2A. Spins level 1, 2 and 4 with GOE around 0
Laurine : 3T-1T / 3Lz-2T / 2Lp / 3F hand down / 3Lz hands down / 2A-2T-2T / 2A
Lena : 3Lz-2T / 3F with 2 hands / 3Lp / 2Lz / 3T-2T / 2A-2T 2 ft / 1A tilted
Leanelle : 3Lz fall / 3Lp<< 2ft / 3F hand down / 3F hand down / 2A / 3T / 3T ... no combo !
ok all protocoles are ready now