2018 Internationaux de France

The 2018 Internationaux de France was the sixth event of six in the 2018–19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held at Patinoire Polesud in Grenoble on November 23–25. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final.

2018 Internationaux de France
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Type:Grand Prix
Date:November 23 – 25
Season:2018–19
Location:Grenoble
Host:French Federation of Ice Sports
Venue:Patinoire Polesud
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Nathan Chen
Ladies' singles:
Japan Rika Kihira
Pair skating:
France Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès
Ice dance:
France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
Navigation
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2017 Internationaux de France
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2019 Internationaux de France
Previous GP:
2018 Rostelecom Cup
Next GP:
2018–19 Grand Prix Final

EntriesEdit

The ISU published the preliminary assignments on June 29, 2018.[1]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
  Canada Nicolas Nadeau Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
  China Jin Boyang
  North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
  France Kévin Aymoz
Romain Ponsart
Laurine Lecavelier
Maé-Bérénice Méité
Léa Serna
Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès Adelina Galyavieva / Louis Thauron
Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac
Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
  Germany Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert
  Israel Daniel Samohin
  Japan Keiji Tanaka Marin Honda
Rika Kihira
Mai Mihara
  Latvia Deniss Vasiļjevs
  Lithuania Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevičius
  Russia Dmitri Aliev
Alexander Samarin
Stanislava Konstantinova
Evgenia Medvedeva
Maria Sotskova
Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov
Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov
  Spain Olivia Smart / Adrián Díaz
  Sweden Matilda Algotsson
   Switzerland Alexia Paganini
  United States Jason Brown
Nathan Chen
Bradie Tennell Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea
Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons

Changes to preliminary assignmentsEdit

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
July 9 and 31 Pairs   Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao   Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert Foot injury (Yu) [2][3]
July 19 and August 2 Pairs   Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau   Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe Split [4][5]
July 27 and September 28 Pairs   Lola Esbrat / Andrei Novoselov   Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov Split; host pick [6][7]
September 14 Men N/A   Kévin Aymoz Host pick [8]
Ladies   Léa Serna
Ice dance   Adelina Galayavieva / Louis Thauron
October 20 and 24 Ladies   Carolina Kostner   Alexia Paganini Hip injury [9][10]
November 14 Pairs   Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier N/A [11]
November 15 Men   Chafik Besseghier N/A [12]

RecordsEdit

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition:

Event Component Skater(s) Score Date Ref
Ice dance Rhythm dance   Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron 84.13 23 November 2018 [13]
Free dance 132.65 24 November 2018 [14]
Total score 216.78 [15]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The three men medallists with their flags
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Nathan Chen   United States 271.58 3 86.94 1 184.64
2 Jason Brown   United States 256.33 1 96.41 3 159.92
3 Alexander Samarin   Russia 247.09 2 90.86 4 156.23
4 Dmitri Aliev   Russia 237.82 9 75.15 2 162.67
5 Kevin Aymoz   France 231.16 6 81.00 5 150.16
6 Romain Ponsart   France 229.86 4 84.97 6 144.89
7 Deniss Vasiljevs   Latvia 221.26 5 82.30 7 138.96
8 Keiji Tanaka   Japan 216.32 8 79.35 8 136.97
9 Boyang Jin   China 208.89 7 79.41 10 129.48
10 Daniel Samohin   Israel 205.99 10 72.33 9 133.66
WD Nicolas Nadeau   Canada withdrew 11 61.46 withdrew from competition

LadiesEdit

 
The ladies' podium
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Rika Kihira   Japan 205.92 2 67.65 1 138.28
2 Mai Mihara   Japan 202.81 1 67.95 3 134.86
3 Bradie Tennell   United States 197.78 6 61.34 2 136.44
4 Evgenia Medvedeva   Russia 192.81 3 67.55 5 125.26
5 Stanislava Konstantinova   Russia 189.67 10 54.91 4 134.76
6 Marin Honda   Japan 188.61 4 65.37 6 123.24
7 Maria Sotskova   Russia 177.59 5 61.76 7 115.83
8 Maé Bérénice Méité   France 168.02 7 60.86 8 107.16
9 Laurine Lecavelier   France 157.24 11 51.66 9 105.58
10 Alexia Paganini    Switzerland 156.51 8 56.88 10 99.63
11 Léa Serna   France 149.49 9 55.31 12 94.18
12 Matilda Algotsson   Sweden 146.35 12 48.58 11 97.77

PairsEdit

 
Pairs podium
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès   France 205.77 3 65.24 1 140.53
2 Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea   United States 191.43 4 63.45 2 127.98
3 Aleksandra Boikova / Dimitrii Kozlovskii   Russia 189.84 1 68.83 3 121.01
4 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik   North Korea 187.95 2 67.18 4 120.77
5 Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe   Canada 164.10 5 58.25 5 105.85
6 Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov   United States 157.28 6 56.71 7 100.57
7 Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert   Germany 154.77 7 52.61 6 102.16

Ice dancingEdit

 
Ice dancing podium
Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron   France 216.78 1 84.13 1 132.65
2 Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov   Russia 200.38 2 77.91 2 122.47
3 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Canada 188.74 3 74.25 3 114.49
4 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker   United States 181.47 4 69.85 4 111.62
5 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons   United States 171.17 6 68.14 6 103.03
6 Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac   France 170.64 7 64.94 5 105.70
7 Olivia Smart / Adrián Díaz   Spain 165.69 5 68.16 8 97.53
8 Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov   Russia 163.18 8 63.64 7 99.54
9 Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevicius   Lithuania 153.27 9 59.77 9 93.50
10 Adelina Galyavieva / Louis Thauron   France 146.05 10 55.21 10 90.84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ISU Figure Skating [@ISU_figure] (June 29, 2018). "Who is going where? This week the Grand Prix assignments were announced" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. July 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Eiskunstlauf: Zwei Grand-Prix-Einladungen für Vize-Meister Hase/Seegert" [Figure Skating: Two Grand Prix Invitations for Vice Champion Hase / Seegert] (in German). Eurosport Deutschland. July 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "Canadian pair skaters Séguin and Bilodeau end skating partnership" (Press release). Skate Canada. July 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Skate Canada Event Schedule". Skate Canada. August 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Esbrat, Lola (July 27, 2018). "Sorry to announce the end of my partnership with Andrey" (Instagram).
  7. ^ "ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018: Pairs". International Skating Union. September 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Internationaux de France de Patinage artistique & Danse sur glace – Grenoble" (in French). French Federation of Ice Sports. September 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Villa, Stefano (October 20, 2018). "Pattinaggio artistico, infortunio per Carolina Kostner! La Reginetta salta il Grand Prix" [Figure skating, accident for Carolina Kostner! The Queen skips the Grand Prix] (in Italian). OA Sport.
  10. ^ "ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. October 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Pairs". International Skating Union. November 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Men". International Skating Union. November 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Ice Dance – Rhythm Dance Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Ice Dance – Free Dance Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Ice Dance – Total Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

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