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Grand Prix International St. Gervais

The Grand Prix International St. Gervais was an annual senior-level international figure skating competition held in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France. For many years, beginning in 1969, it was paired with a similar competition in Germany, the Nebelhorn Trophy, to form a series called the Coupe des Alpes. Sometimes the "Coupe des Alpes" name was applied to the French event only,[1] but in fact it was a team trophy awarded based on combined results of both competitions. The official name of the competition was unrelated to and predated the use of "Grand Prix" in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

HistoryEdit

The St. Gervais and Nebelhorn events were traditionally held in late summer or early fall as the first international skating events of the season. In 1979, the French event was held in late August.[1] In most years, the same teams of skaters entered both events. As these events predated the establishment of a regular junior competition circuit, younger skaters were often sent to St. Gervais and Nebelhorn as their first senior-level international competition assignments.

In 1997, the St. Gervais event was separated from the Nebelhorn Trophy and the Coupe des Alpes was discontinued. Instead, the French federation organized an international junior competition in St. Gervais as part of the inaugural 1997–98 ISU Junior Series, which was later renamed the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. In recent years, the French junior competition has been held in Courchevel instead.

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Men's medalists
Year Gold Silver Bronze Details
1969   Haig Oundjian   James Stewart   Toller Cranston [2]
1970   John Curry   Ron Shaver   Michael Fish [2]
1971   Jacques Mrozek   Robert Bradshaw   Kenneth Polk [2]
1972   Robert Bradshaw   Terry Kubicka   Patrick McKilligan [2]
1973   Charles Tickner   Lee Armstrong   Didier Gailhaguet [2]
1974   David Santee   Paul Cechmanek   Jean-Christophe Simond [2]
1975   Ken Newfield   Ted Barton   Jean-Christophe Simond [2]
1976   Robin Cousins   Fumio Igarashi   Scott Hamilton [2]
1977   Robert Wagenhoffer   Brian Pockar   Rudi Cerne [2]
1978   Allen Schramm   Mark Cockerell   Gary Beacom [2]
1979   Rudi Cerne   Gordon Forbes   Brian Boitano [2]
1980   Brian Orser   Norbert Schramm   Philippe Paulet [2]
1981   Heiko Fischer   Jim White   Kevin Hicks [2]
1982   Fernand Fedronic   Scott Williams   Bruno Delmaestro [2]
1983   Philippe Paulet   Gurgen Vardanjan   Scott Driscoll [2]
1984   Craig Henderson   Richard Zander   Leonid Kaznakov [2]
1985   Doug Mattis   Kurt Browning   Philippe Roncoli [2]
1986   Erik Larson   Kurt Browning   Frédéric Harpagès [2]
1987   Todd Eldredge   Patrick Brault   Michael Slipchuk [2]
1988   Marcus Christensen   Christopher Mitchell   Aren Nielsen [2]
1989   Colin Vanderveen   Shepherd Clark   Philippe Candeloro [2]
1990   Alexei Urmanov   Michael Chack   Oleg Tataurov [2]
1991   Philippe Candeloro   Oleg Tataurov   Ryan Hunka [2][3]
1992   Alexandre Orset   David Liu   Daniel Hollander [2]
1993   Michael Shmerkin   Michael Weiss   Jeffrey Langdon [2]
1994   Thierry Cerez   Gabriel Monnier   Francis Gastellu [4]
1995   Stanick Jeannette   Igor Sinyutin   Sergei Rylov [5]
1996   Derrick Delmore   Timothy Goebel   Sergey Kitov [6]

LadiesEdit

Ladies' medalists
Year Gold Silver Bronze Details
1969   Debrah Lauer   Cathy Lee Irwin   Joëlle Cartaux [2]
1970   Cathy Lee Irwin   Mary Lynn Gelderman   Suna Murray [2]
1971   Dorothy Hamill   Julie McKinstry   Julie Black [2]
1972   Karin Iten   Wendy Burge   Isabelle de Navarre [2]
1973   Linda Fratianne   Kath Malmberg   Kim Alletson [2]
1974   Barbara Smith   Priscilla Hill   Peggy McLean [2]
1975   Lisa-Marie Allen   Emi Watanabe   Danielle Rieder [2]
1976   Garnet Ostermeier   Denise Biellmann   Carrie Rugh [2]
1977   Reiko Kobayashi   Anita Siegried   Sandy Lenz [2]
1978   Denise Biellmann   Editha Dotson   Janet Morrissey [2]
1979   Lynn Smith   Danielle Rieder   Jacki Farrell [2]
1980   Vikki de Vries   Elizabeth Manley   Anne-Sophie de Kristoffy [2]
1981   Charlene Wong   Kristy Hogan   Stephanie Anderson [2]
1982   Manuela Ruben   Kelley Webster   Jill Frost [2]
1983   Katrien Pauwels   Lana Sherman   Stacy McMullin [2]
1984   Debi Thomas   Juri Ozawa   Sara MacInnes [2]
1985   Tracey Damigella   Rosmarie Sakic   Patricia Neske [2]
1986   Holly Cook   Pamela Giangualano   Cornelia Renner [2]
1987   Shannon Allison   Rory Flack   Claude Péri [2]
1988   Tonia Kwiatkowski   Patricia Neske   Josée Chouinard [2]
1989   Kyoko Ina   Surya Bonaly   Sabine Contini [2]
1990   Patricia Neske   Elena Kushnir   Mary Angela Lamer-Wilson [2]
1991   Surya Bonaly   Lisa Ervin   Sherry Ball [2][3]
1992   Surya Bonaly   Cathy Belanger   Angela Derochie [2]
1993   Jenna Pittman   Susan Humphreys   Mila Kajas [2]
1994   Amanda Ward   Shizuka Arakawa   Vanessa Gusmeroli [4]
1995   Elena Ivanova   Sydne Vogel   Vanessa Gusmeroli [5]
1996   Elena Sokolova   Shelby Lyons   Elena Volokhova [6]

PairsEdit

Pairs medalists
Year Gold Silver Bronze Details
1969   Edith Sperl / Heinz Wirz   Mary Petrie / Robert McAvoy   Mirka Sabilkova / Pavel Komarek [2]
1970   Sandra Bezic / Val Bezic   Sheri Thrapp / Larry Dusich   Linda Connolly / Colin Taylforth [2]
1971   Marion Murray / Glenn Moore   Cynthia Van Valkenburg / James Hulick   Gale Fuhrman / Joel Fuhrman [2]
1972   Gale Fuhrman / Joel Fuhrman   Cozette Cady / Jack Courtney   Karin Künzle / Christian Künzle [2]
1973   Karin Künzle / Christian Künzle   Corinna Halke / Eberhard Rausch   Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner [2]
1974   Kathy Huntchinson / Jamie McGregor   Candace Jones / Don Fraser   Linda McCafferty / Colin Taylforth [2]
1975   Cheri Pinner / Dennis Pinner   Alice Cook / William Fauver   Karen Newton / Glenn Laframboise [2]
1976   Susanne Scheibe / Andreas Nischwitz   Sabine Fuchs / Xavier Videau   Natsuko Hagiwara / Sumio Murata [2]
1977   Gail Hamula / Frank Sweiding   Sheryl Franks / Michael Botticelli   Susanne Scheibe / Andreas Nischwitz [2]
1978   Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini   Tracy Prussack / Scott Prussack   Maria di Domenico / Larry Schrier [2]
1979   Caitlin Carruthers / Peter Carruthers   Becky Gough / Mark Rowsom   Mary Jo Fedy / Tim Mills [2]
1980   Nelli Chervotkina / Viktor Teslia   Susan Garland / Robert Daw   Mary Jo Fedy / Tim Mills [2]
1981   Melinda Kunhegyi / Lyndon Johnston   Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev   Nathalie Tortel / Xavier Videau [2]
1982   Inna Volyanskaya / Valery Spiridonov   Katherina Matousek / Lloyd Eisler   Natalie Seybold / Wayne Seybold [2]
1983   Inna Bekker / Sergei Likhanski   Katy Keeley / Gary Kemp   Laurene Collin / David Howe [2]
1984   Elena Bechke / Valeri Kornienko   Susan Dungjen / Jason Dungjen   Margo Shoup / Patrick Page [2]
1985   Christine Hough / Doug Ladret   Lyudmila Koblova / Andrei Kalitin   Lisa Cushley / Neil Cushley [2]
1986   Melanie Gaylor / Lee Barkell   Ashley Stevenson / Scott Wendland   Lisa Cushley / Neil Cushley [2]
1987   Michelle Menzies / Kevin Wheeler   Twana Rose / Colin Epp   Michelle Laughlin / Mark Naylor [2]
1988   Cindy Landry / Lyndon Johnston   Marie-Josee Fortin / Jean-Michel Bombardier   Kenna Bailey / John Denton [2]
1989   Elena Leonova / Gennadi Krasnitski   Inna Svetacheva / Vladimir Chagov   Patricia MacNeil / Cory Watson [2]
1990   Stacey Ball / Jean-Michel Bombardier   Svetlana Pristav / Viacheslav Tkachenko   Tristen Vega / Richard Alexander [2]
1991   Natalia Krestianinova / Alexei Torchinski   Elena Nikonova / Nikolai Apter   Elena Ledinkina / Denis Tikhonov [2][3]
1992   Elena Ledinkina / Denis Tikhonov   Natalia Krestianinova / Alexei Torchinski   Tiina Muur / Cory Watson [2]
1993   Caroline Haddad / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau   Stephanie Stiegler / Lance Travis   Isabelle Coulombe / Bruno Marcotte [2]
1994   Sarah Abitbol / Stéphane Bernardis   Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon / Luc Bradet   Lyne Haddad / Sylvain Privé [4]
1995   Dorota Zagorska / Mariusz Siudek   Marilyn Luis / Patrice Archetto   Samantha Marchant / Chad Hawse [5]
1996   Natalie Vlandis / Jered Guzman   Victoria Maxiuta / Vladislav Zhovnirski   Evgenia Filonenko / Igor Marchenko [6]

Ice dancingEdit

Ice dancing medalists
Year Gold Silver Bronze Details
1976   Jane Torvill / Christopher Dean   Muriel Boucher / Yves Malatier   Carol Long / Philip Stowell [2]
1977   Carol Fox / Richard Dalley   Muriel Boucher / Yves Malatier   Wendy Sessions / Marc Reed [2]
1978   Kim Krohn / Barry Hagan   Karen Barber / Kim Spreyer   Tandy Buxton / Trevor Davies [2]
1979   Gina Aucoin / Hans-Peter Ponikau   Nathalie Hervé / Pierre Béchu   Carol ? / Alan ? [2]
1980   Olga Volozhinskaya / Alexander Svinin   Nathalie Hervé / Pierre Béchu   Wendy Sessions / Stephen Williams [2]
1981   Karen Roughton / Marc Reed   Janice Kindrachuk / Blake Hobson   Tatiana Kuzmina / Igor Tchinaev [2]
1982   Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko   Isabella Micheli / Roberto Pelizzola   Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay [2]
1983   Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko   Eleanor DeVera / James Yorke   Antonia Becherer / Ferdinand Becherer [2]
1984   Irina Zhuk / Oleg Petrov   Lois Luciani / Russ Witherby   Kristan Lowery / Chip Rossbach [2]
1985   Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin   Doriane Bontemps / Charles Paliard   April Sargent / John D'Amelio [2]
1986   Karen Knieriem / Leif Erickson   Lia Trovati / Roberto Pelizzola   Dominique Yvon / Frederic Palluel [2]
1987   Anna Croci / Luca Mantovani   Dorothi Rodek / Robert Nardozza   Catherine Pal / Donald Godfrey [2]
1988   Jacqueline Petr / Mark Janoschak   Elizabeth McLean / Ari Lieb   Elizabeth Punsalan / Shawn Rettstat [2]
1989   Irina Romanova / Igor Yaroshenko   Lisa Grove / Scott Myers   Isabelle Sarech / Xavier Debernis [2]
1990   Sophie Moniotte / Pascal Lavanchy   Isabelle Labossiere / Mitchell Gould   Natalia Lines / Aleksei Kislitsyn [2]
1991   Marie-France Dubreuil / Bruno Yvars   Ekaterina Proskurina / Oleg Fediukov   Jennifer Boyce / Michel Brunet [2][3]
1992   Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz   Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas   Tamara Kuchiki / Neale Smull [2]
1993   Olga Ganicheva / Maxim Kachanov   Martine Patenaude / Eric Massé   Berangere Nau / Luc Moneger [2]
1994   Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio   Agnes Jacquemard / Alexis Gayet   Chantal Lefebvre / Patrice Lauzon [4]
1995   Iwona Filipowicz / Michal Szumski   Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe   Stephanie Guardia / Franck Laporte [5]
1996   Nina Ulanova / Mikhail Stifounin   Federica Faiella / Luciano Milo   Melanie Espejo / Michael Zenezini [6]

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ a b c d "Grand Prix de St. Gervais 1995, FRA, St. Gervais". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Grand Prix St. Gervais 1996". Figure Skating Corner. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008.
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  • Results published in Skating magazine