Frédéric Dambier (born 26 December 1977) is a French figure skater. He is a four-time French national silver medalist and competed at two Olympic Games. He twice placed fourth at the European Figure Skating Championships. He is the first French skater to land a quadruple salchow in competition.
Frédéric Dambier at the 2004 NHK Trophy
|Born||26 December 1977|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Coach||Pierre Trente |
|Choreographer||Alexander Zhulin |
|Skating club||CMP Tours|
|ISU personal best scores|
2003 Cup of Russia
2003 Cup of Russia
Dambier started skating when he was about six or seven years old when a neighbor took him to the small ice rink of Joué les Tours. In practice, he landed his first triple jump, the salchow, at 14, and his first quad salchow when he was 19. He became the first French skater to perform the quad salchow in competition when he landed it at the 1999 Ondrej Nepela Memorial.
Dambier was coached by Annick Gailhaguet, Pierre Trente, Diana Skotnicka and Li Ping, and his choreographers included Olga Leonovich, Shanti Rushpaul and Alexander Zhulin from 2003 to 2006. After retiring from competitive skating in August 2006, Dambier participated in numerous ice shows including Holiday on Ice, Generali on Ice and Les Étoiles de la Glace. He also coached in the clubs of Cape Town in South Africa in 2007.
From 2008 to 2010, Dambier was Sport Director of Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. He works now for the INSEP (National Institute of Sport) and is a member of the Board of the ASPC (Association of Sport Performance Centres). He is a figure skating consultant for the French channel Ma Chaîne Sport and worked as a choreograph for Charles Tetar from 2008 to 2010.
Dambier married his wife Elodie on 3 August 2003. In 2006–07, he studied at the Centre for Law and Economics of Sport in Limoges and obtained a Master of Law Economics Sports.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
GP: Grand Prix
|GP Cup of Russia||11th||7th||7th||3rd||5th|
|GP NHK Trophy||3rd|
|GP Skate America||11th|
|GP Skate Canada||12th||10th|
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