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Jean-François Ballester

Jean-François Ballester (1 September 1965 – 2 December 2018) was a French figure skating coach. He is best known for his work with Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot, who won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2018 World Championships and 2017–18 Grand Prix Final.

Jean-François Ballester
Personal information
Alternative namesJeff Ballester
Country representedFrance
Born(1965-09-01)1 September 1965
Rouen, France
Died2 December 2018(2018-12-02) (aged 53)
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Skating clubCP La Chaux-de-Fonds
CP Biel-Bienne
ACSEL Caen
Began skatingc. 1970

Personal lifeEdit

Jean-François "Jeff"[1][2] Ballester was born on 1 September 1965,[3] in Rouen, France.[4] He died on 2 December 2018 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, following a heart attack at his home.[5][6]

His mother and sister have also worked as skating coaches.[7]

CareerEdit

Ballester started learning to skate as a five-year-old and was competing in junior pairs when he decided to retire at age 19.[7] He coached at ACSEL Caen (France) from 1994 to 2014.[7] He also worked in Switzerland, at CP La Chaux-de-Fonds and CP Biel/Bienne.[8]

Ballester coached:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Briard, Gaëtan (4 April 2018). "Bruno Massot : « Je suis arrivé là où je voulais »". ouest-france.fr (in French).
  2. ^ "Jean-François Ballester, Co-Trainer im Team von Aljona Savchenko / Bruno Massot, ist tot" (in German). Deutsche Eislauf-Union. 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ "J.F. Ballester". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ Quinio, Léa (4 December 2018). "Patinage artistique. Longtemps entraîneur à Caen, Jean-François Ballester est décédé". actu.fr (in French).
  5. ^ "Le professeur international Jean-François Ballester est décédé" [International coach Jean-François Ballester has died]. arcinfo.ch (in French). 3 December 2018. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Patinage artistique : Jean-François Ballester est mort". L'Équipe (in French). 4 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d Chatel, Aline (14 February 2014). "Jean-François Ballester : la glace saveur passion". actu.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Entraîneurs" [Coaches]. sc-biel.ch (in French). Archived from the original on 3 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Camille FOUCHER / Bruno MASSOT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 August 2009.
  10. ^ "Daria POPOVA / Bruno MASSOT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Aljona SAVCHENKO / Bruno MASSOT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Jean-François Ballester : « Un moment magique »" (in French). Radio fréquence Jura. 15 February 2018. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  13. ^ Blimo, Jean-Pierre (3 April 2014). "Patinage artistique : la championne du monde Aliona Savchenko avec le Caennais Bruno Massot". francebleu.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Alexandra HERBRIKOVA / Nicolas ROULET". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Ioulia CHTCHETININA / Noah SCHERER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Ioulia CHTCHETININA / Mikhail AKULOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Nicola TODESCHINI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Valtter VIRTANEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Competition Results: Laurine LECAVELIER". International Skating Union.
  21. ^ "Competition Results: Miriam ZIEGLER / Severin KIEFER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018.