Kévin Aymoz

Kévin Aymoz (French pronunciation: ​[ke.vin e.moz]; born 1 August 1997) is a French figure skater. He is the 2019 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2019 Internationaux de France bronze medalist, the 2019 NHK Trophy silver medalist, and has placed as high as 4th at the European Championships. He is a three-time French national champion (2017, 2019, 2020).

Kévin Aymoz
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Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 22)
Échirolles, Isère, France
Home townJarrie, France
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
CoachKatia Krier, John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana
Former coachDidier Lucine, Sophie Golaz, Véronique Cartau, Claudine Lucine, Françoise Bonaud, Catherine Faure, Bernard Glesser, Jean-François Ballester
ChoreographerJohn Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Renée Roca
Skating clubGIMP Grenoble
Training locationsWesley Chapel, Florida, USA
Paris, France
Former training locationsGrenoble, France
Annecy, France
Began skating2003
World standing29 (2018–19)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total275.63
2019 Grand Prix Final
Short program96.71
2019 Grand Prix Final
Free skate178.92
2019 Grand Prix Final

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Aymoz began learning to skate in 2003.[2] He became the French national junior bronze medalist in the 2012–2013 season and repeated the following season.

2014–2015 season: Senior international debutEdit

Aymoz started the 2014–2015 season on the junior level, winning gold at the Lombardia Trophy and bronze at the International Cup of Nice. Making his senior international debut, he finished eighth at the 2014 NRW Trophy at the end of November. He placed fifth on the senior level at the French Championships, held in December, before winning the national junior title, in February 2015. Aymoz ended his season with a senior international medal, silver at the Coupe du Printemps in March.

2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix debutEdit

Early in the season, Aymoz was coached by Véronique Cartau, Bernard Glesser, and Jean-François Ballester in Grenoble.[3] His ISU Junior Grand Prix debut came in late August 2015; he placed fourth at his sole assignment, in Riga, Latvia. After winning the senior bronze medal at the Lombardia Trophy in September, he made his first appearances on the ISU Challenger Series (CS), placing seventh at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy in November and twelfth at the 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb in December.

In February 2016, Aymoz won his second French national junior title.[4] In March, he represented France at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary; he qualified for the free skate by placing fifth in the short program. He finished ninth overall after placing eleventh in the free skating. By the end of the season, he was training in both Grenoble and Annecy, overseen by Cartau, Didier Lucine, Claudine Lucine, and Sophie Golaz.[5]

2016–2017 season: First national titleEdit

In the first half of the season, Aymoz was coached by Didier Lucine, Sophie Golaz, and Véronique Cartau in Annecy.[6] In December 2016, he won the French national title. On 16 January 2017, the FFSG reported that Aymoz had decided to return to Grenoble and that the federation had sent Katia Krier for the intermediary period.[7] He placed fifteenth at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

During the season, Aymoz trained with Katia Krier in Paris and with John Zimmerman in Tampa, Florida.[8] He took gold at the Denkova-Staviski Cup and finished tenth at his debut Grand Prix event, the 2017 Internationaux de France. His season ended after he finished second to Chafik Besseghier at the French Championships.

2018–2019 season: Second national titleEdit

At his first event of the season, the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, Aymoz placed eight in the short, third in the free, and fifth overall.

Aymoz received two Grand Prix assignments, the 2018 Skate Canada International and 2018 Internationaux de France. He placed seventh and fifth, respectively. At the close of the year, Aymoz won his second French national title.

At the 2019 European Championships, Aymoz placed fourth in both the short program and free skate, finishing fourth overall, and only 0.74 points behind bronze medalist Matteo Rizzo of Italy.[9] At the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, he placed eleventh, setting a new personal best in the short program and total score.

2019–2020 season: Grand Prix Final bronzeEdit

 
Aymoz performing short program at the 2019 Internationaux de France
 
Aymoz (right) with Nathan Chen (center) and Alexander Samarin (left) at the 2019 Internationaux de France

Aymoz again began his season on the Challenger series at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International, where he won the silver medal with second-place finishes in both segments. Aymoz landed two quads in a free skate for the first time.[10]

On the Grand Prix, Aymoz competed first at the 2019 Internationaux de France, where a fall on his combination attempt in the short program left him in third place, distantly behind Nathan Chen and Alexander Samarin but only a few points ahead of Shoma Uno.[11] He placed second in the free skate, behind Chen, winning the bronze medal overall.[12] Aymoz then continued this successful streak by winning silver at the following NHK Trophy and thereby qualifying for the Grand Prix Final. He was second in the short program behind Yuzuru Hanyu, making only a small error on his quad toe loop, and third in the free skate behind Hanyu and Roman Sadovsky.[13][14] Competing at the Final, Aymoz placed third in the short program, skating cleanly despite a musical mishap that initially played the music of competitor Dmitri Aliev.[15] Third in the free skate as well with only one error with a fall on an underrotated quad toe, he won the bronze medal, the first Frenchman to medal at the Final since Brian Joubert in 2006.[16]

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[17]
2018–2019
[2][18]
2017–2018
[8]
2016–2017
[6][19]

2015–2016
[5]
  • Hallelujah
    by Leonard Cohen
  • Torn - Resolve
    by Nathan Lanier
  • Le Portrait
    by Calogero

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[20]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 11th
Europeans 15th 4th 26th
GP Final 3rd
GP Skate Canada 7th
GP France 10th 5th 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
CS Autumn Classic 5th 2nd
CS Golden Spin 12th
CS Tallinn Trophy 7th
CS Warsaw Cup 10th
Coupe du Printemps 2nd
Denkova-Staviski 1st
Golden Bear 1st
Lombardia Trophy 3rd
NRW Trophy 8th
International: Junior[20]
Junior Worlds 9th 7th
JGP France 4th
JGP Latvia 4th
JGP Slovenia 6th
Cup of Nice 3rd J
Egna Spring Trophy 4th J 3rd J
Lombardia Trophy 1st J 1st J
Rooster Cup 2nd N
National[20]
French Champ. 6th 5th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 1st
French Junior Champ. 3rd 3rd 1st 1st
Team events
World Team Trophy 6th T
11th P
4th T
9th P
Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. ISU personal bests highlighted in bold. Historic ISU personal bests highlighted in bold and italicized.

Senior careerEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 29–26, 2020 2020 European Championships 26
64.40

26
64.40
19–21 December 2019 2019 French Championships 1
97.73
1
188.72
1
286.45
5–8 December 2019 2019–20 Grand Prix Final 3
96.71
3
178.92
3
275.63
22–24 November 2019 2019 NHK Trophy 2
91.47
3
158.55
2
250.02
1–3 November 2019 2019 Internationaux de France 3
82.50
2
172.14
3
254.64
12–14 September 2019 2019 Autumn Classic International 2
94.76
2
167.71
2
262.47
2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
11–14 April 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 8
85.22
10
153.83
4T/9P
239.05
18–24 March 2019 2019 World Championships 7
88.24
12
159.23
11
247.47
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 4
88.02
4
158.32
4
246.34
13–15 December 2018 2018 French Championships 1
95.40
1
167.25
1
262.25
23–25 November 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 6
81.00
5
150.16
5
231.16
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 10
78.83
7
151.26
6
230.09
20–22 September 2018 2018 Autumn Classic International 8
64.19
3
162.93
5
227.12
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
14–16 December 2017 2017 French Championships 5
67.57
2
148.93
2
216.50
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 9
70.00
9
150.43
10
220.43

Junior levelEdit

2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy Senior 9
67.23
11
127.43
6T/11P
194.66
15–19 March 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 6
77.24
8
141.39
7
218.63
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships Senior 13
71.26
18
128.21
15
199.47
15–17 December 2016 2016 French Championships Senior 1
78.90
1
155.76
1
234.66
17–20 November 2016 2016 CS Warsaw Cup Senior 10
60.61
11
115.93
10
176.54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance - Men". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015.
  4. ^ Bénéat, Laurent (29 February 2016). "Confirmation et révélation". La Nouvelle République (in French). Archived from the original on 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ à Grenoble" [Kevin Aymoz in Grenoble] (PDF) (in French). Fédération Française des Sports de Glace. 16 January 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ Slater, Paula (January 26, 2019). "Fernandez snags seventh consecutive European title". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ Jiwani, Rory (September 14, 2019). "YUZURU HANYU CLAIMS AUTUMN CLASSIC IN STYLE". Olympic Channel.
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (November 1, 2019). "USA's Nathan Chen leads men in Grenoble". Golden Skate.
  12. ^ Slater, Paula (November 2, 2019). "USA's Chen defends Grand Prix title in France; earns ticket to Final". Golden Skate.
  13. ^ Slater, Paula (November 22, 2019). "Hanyu takes 18-point lead at NHK Trophy". Golden Skate.
  14. ^ Slater, Paula (November 23, 2019). "Hanyu wins fourth NHK Trophy title with 55 points to spare". Golden Skate.
  15. ^ Slater, Paula (December 5, 2019). "USA's Chen "very happy" with score at Grand Prix Final". Golden Skate.
  16. ^ Slater, Paula (December 7, 2019). "USA's Chen wins third consecutive Grand Prix Final title". Golden Skate.
  17. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Interview: Kévin Aymoz at Internationaux de France 2018". In The Loop. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  19. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
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