Vanessa James

Vanessa James (born 27 September 1987) is a French pair skater. With her skating partner, Morgan Ciprès, she is the 2019 European Champion, the 2018 World bronze medalist, the 2017 European bronze medalist, the 2018 Grand Prix Final champion and a six-time French national champion. They have also won medals in Grand Prix and Challenger Series competitions. James and Ciprès represented France at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.

Vanessa James
Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès at 2016 Trophée de France.jpg
James and Ciprès at the 2016 Trophée de France
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Former country(ies) representedUnited States
United Kingdom
Born (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 32)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceTampa, Florida
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerMorgan Ciprès
Former partnerYannick Bonheur, Hamish Gaman
CoachJohn Zimmerman, Jeremy Barrett
Former coachClaude Thévenard, Jean-Roland Racle, Sergei Zaitsev, Vivien Rolland, Karl Kurtz, Priscilla Hill
ChoreographerGuillaume Cizeron, Charlie White, Silvia Fontana
Former choreographerJohn Kerr, Line Haddad, Dominique Molina, Sergei Zaitsev, Olivia Candeloro, Alexei Pelexei
Skating clubFrancais Volants
Training locationsTampa, Florida
Former training locationsParis-Bercy
Dammarie-lès-Lys
Indianapolis
Newark, Delaware
Coral Springs, Florida
Began skating1998
World standingPairs with Ciprès
6 (2017–18)
6 (2016–17)
9 (2015–16)
11 (2014–15)
11 (2013–14)
11 (2012–13)
30 (2011–12)
- (2010–11)
Pairs with Bonheur
28 (2009–10)
51 (2008–09)
- (2007–08)
Ladies' singles
178 (2009–10)
120 (2008–09)
120 (2007–08)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total226.00
2019 World Team Trophy
Short program76.55
2019 Europeans
Free skate152.52
2019 World Team Trophy

With her previous partner Yannick Bonheur, James represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics, placing fourteenth. She is also the 2006 British national champion in single skating.

Personal lifeEdit

Vanessa James was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.[1] She lived in Bermuda until age 10 when her family moved to Virginia in the United States.[2] She lived in the U.S. through 2007, holding an American permanent residence card, and then moved to Paris, France.[3] Her father is from Bermuda, which enabled James to hold British citizenship. She became a French citizen in December 2009.[4] Her twin sister, Melyssa James, has also competed in figure skating.[2] James' hobbies include tennis, dancing, and reading.

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Vanessa James began skating with her sister after watching the 1998 Winter Olympics.[2] She originally competed domestically in the United States and represented the Washington Figure Skating Club.

In 2005, James began representing the United Kingdom internationally. She won gold at the 2006 British Championships and silver in 2007, becoming the first British figure skating champion of Black African descent.[5] She competed for Britain on the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix and at the 2007 World Junior Championships. Her last event as a singles skater was the 2007 International Cup of Nice, where she won the bronze medal.

In late 2007, James switched to pair skating, partnering briefly with British skater Hamish Gaman.[5] She teamed up with French skater Yannick Bonheur in December 2007, after a three-day tryout in Paris.[3]

2008–2009 season: Debut of James/BonheurEdit

Making their international debut, James/Bonheur placed seventh in November at their Grand Prix assignment, the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard. They ranked tenth at the 2009 European Championships, which took place in January in Helsinki, Finland.

In March, James/Bonheur finished twelfth at the 2009 World Championships in Los Angeles, California, United States. Due to their result, France qualified a spot in the pairs' event at the next Olympics. In April, they competed at the 2009 World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan.

2009–2010 season: Vancouver OlympicsEdit

 
James and Bonheur at the 2010 Olympics

James/Bonheur opened their season at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed 6th. They were invited to two Grand Prix events, the 2009 Cup of China and 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, and finished eighth at both. At the 2010 French Championships, they ranked second in the short program and first in the free skate. They won the title, outscoring the silver medalists Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia by 3.69 points.

In January, James/Bonheur placed seventh at the 2010 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. In February, they represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; they placed fifteenth in the short program, fourteenth in the free skate, and fourteenth overall. James/Bonheur were the first black pair to compete at the Olympics.[6] Their final competition together was the 2010 World Championships, held in March in Turin, Italy. They placed tenth in the short, thirteenth in the free, and twelfth overall. They ended their partnership in spring 2010.[7] James later recalled that they "weren't progressing, and we weren't able to work well together anymore."[8]

2010–2011 seasonEdit

In May 2010, James had a successful tryout with Maximin Coia and the two agreed to train in Germany with Ingo Steuer, but several weeks later Coia decided to end his amateur career.[9]

In September 2010, James began a partnership with Morgan Ciprès, until then a singles skater.[7][10] They made no competitive appearances in their first season as Ciprès learned pairs elements.[11] Eight years later, James recalled the beginning of her partnership: "I remember our 3-day trial and it was so fun. He was so funny, because he had never done pairs before, so he was really nervous and saying 'oh my gosh, oh my gosh' every time he threw me. I knew that we were going to be good friends."[12]

2011–2012 season: Debut of James/CiprèsEdit

James/Ciprès made their competitive debut in late September 2011, finishing fifth at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. After placing fifth at the 2011 Coupe de Nice, the pair finished eighth at their first Grand Prix together, the 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard. At the 2012 French Championships, they ranked first in the short program and second in the free skate. With a total score 8.92 points lower than Daria Popova / Bruno Massot, James/Ciprès received the silver medal.

Finishing sixth overall, James/Ciprès were the best French pair (outscoring Popova/Massot by almost 12 points) at the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield, England. They were granted France's lone spot in pairs at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France. In Nice, the two qualified to the final segment and finished sixteenth overall.

2012–2013 seasonEdit

James/Ciprès won the bronze medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy—it was their first international medal as a pair.[13] Their 2012 Grand Prix assignments were Skate America, where they placed fourth, and the Trophee Eric Bompard, where they came in sixth. James/Ciprès won another international medal at the 2012 NRW Trophy and followed that with their first national title, in December.

In January, James/Ciprès came in fourth at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. After taking gold at the 2013 International Challenge Cup, they placed eighth at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario. Due to their result in Canada, they qualified a spot for France in the pairs' event at the Sochi Olympics.

2013–2014 season: Sochi OlympicsEdit

James/Ciprès were again assigned to Skate America and the Trophee Eric Bompard. Ciprès, however, underwent surgery after a wrist injury and had to avoid lifts for a period, causing the pair to withdraw from Skate America.[14][15] They were able to compete at the Trophee Eric Bompard and placed fifth. The pair then successfully defended their national title.

At the 2014 Europeans, James/Ciprès set personal best scores in both segments of the competition and came in fifth. They were named in the French team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where they placed tenth in the pairs event and sixth in the team event. They repeated their results at the 2014 World Championships.

2014–2015 seasonEdit

James/Ciprès finished fourth at the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy and fifth at both of their Grand Prix assignments, the 2014 Skate Canada International and 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard.

They placed third in the short program, earning a small medal, their first, and fifth overall at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm. They placed ninth at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai. The two later competed at the 2015 World Team Trophy in Tokyo where they placed fifth individually and sixth as a team.

2015–2016 season: First Grand Prix medalEdit

James/Ciprès began their season with a bronze medal at the 2015 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. They placed second in the short program at the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard before the event's cancellation due to the November 2015 Paris attacks. The ISU deemed those placements to be the final results, awarding James/Ciprès their first Grand Prix medal, silver.

The pair finished fourth at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava and tenth at the 2016 World Championships in Boston. At the end of the season, they concluded that they needed a major change if they were to continue competing.[16] James said "either we improve, or we stop. There was no point in anything else."[8]

2016–2017 season: European bronze medalEdit

In June 2016, James/Ciprès relocated to Coral Springs, Florida, to be coached by John Zimmerman and Jeremy Barrett.[17][18][19] After taking silver at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, the pair competed at two Grand Prix events; they finished fourth at the 2016 Skate America and won the bronze medal at the 2016 Trophée de France.

In January 2017, James/Ciprès won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic,[20][21] becoming the first French pair in fourteen years to medal at the event[22] (since 2003, when Sarah Abitbol / Stéphane Bernadis took silver).

In March, James/Ciprès placed tenth in the short program, sixth in the free skate, and eighth overall at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The following month, they competed as part of Team France at the 2017 World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan; although their team finished sixth overall, the pair scored personal bests and placed first in both segments of the pairs' event, ahead of Russia's Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov.

Reflecting on their progress as a team, James said, "Our main problem [before] was that we were two different people on the ice. We needed to change that and to increase the connection between the two of us."[23]

2017–2018 season: PyeongChang Olympics and World bronze medalEdit

James/Ciprès began their season with gold at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International. They then won medals at both of their Grand Prix assignments, taking bronze at the 2017 Skate Canada International and silver at the 2017 Internationaux de France. They finished as the first alternates for the Grand Prix Final. At the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, the pair placed first in the short program, fourth in the free skate, and fourth overall—0.01 shy of the podium. They received a small gold medal for their short program.

James/Ciprès were named to France's delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics, which took place in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[24] During the team event, they placed sixth in their segment and Team France finished tenth. In the regular pairs event, they placed sixth in the short, fifth in the free, and fifth overall. In March, they became the first French pair in 18 years to stand on the World podium (since 2000), winning the bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy. James, reflecting on the start of her partnership, remarked "I'm so glad I made that choice because we're a really good team today. It's been bumpy, but amazing with Morgan."[12]

2018–2019 season: Grand Prix Final and European ChampionsEdit

James/Ciprès's programs were both choreographed by ice dancers, with fellow French Olympian Guillaume Cizeron developing the short program and 2014 Olympic gold medalist Charlie White developing the free skate.[8]

James/Ciprès won the gold medal at their first event of the season, the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International and obtained their first victory at a Grand Prix event, at 2018 Skate Canada International, setting a new world record in the free skate. James said that they "gave so much emotion, and at the end, it was just magic for us."[25] In mid-November they competed at the 2018 Internationaux de France where they won their second Grand Prix gold medal of the season, albeit with a somewhat rockier performance in the short program that left them in third place before placing first in the free skate. These results qualified them for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final, their first appearance at the event.[26] In fourth after the short program at the Final, they again set a world record to place first in the free skate and win the gold medal. James expressed the hope that "having this long program so solid and strong will just help when we have a good short program. I know we have to fight every time after our short program to make up the points, but feeling more free and not having to try and try to make a comeback, I think will just liberate us a little bit more, I am hoping."[27]

After winning another national title, their sixth, James/Ciprès went to the 2019 European Championships in Minsk. They a first place finish in the short program, ahead of Tarasova/Morozov.[28] They won the free skate as well, taking the European pairs title, only the second French team to do so, and the first since Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet in 1932. She called the result "a dream come true", while Ciprès called it "a dream when we were children to be here one day."[29] In March at the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, during the short program warm-up, James had a collision with Italy's Matteo Guarise, in which both skaters fell onto the ice.[30] James/Ciprès placed a very unexpected seventh in the short program after unusual mishaps, James had an uncharacteristic fall on her throw triple flip, while Ciprès doubled his planned triple toeloop. In the free program they placed third, and fifth overall. They finished off the top of podium for the first time of the season, but took a small bronze medal for the free program. At the end of their free program, James/Ciprès announced that they will continue to keep skating until they get the World title.[31] Later, they said that they would compete until the 2022 World Championships, which will be hosted in the French town of Montpelier.[32]To finish off the season, they competed at the 2019 World Team Trophy in Fukuoka, Japan, where they earned a new personal best in the free skate to earn first in the pairs event and fourth overall as a team.[33]

ProgramsEdit

With CiprèsEdit

 
James and Ciprès at the 2016 European Championships
 
James and Ciprès compete in 2012
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[34]

2017–2018
[35]


2016–2017
[19][18]


2015–2016
[37]
2014–2015
[38]

  • Scared of Lonely
    by Beyoncé
2013–2014
[39]
2012–2013
[40]
  • Rhumba d'Amour
  • Safri Duo
2011–2012
[10]

With BonheurEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[41]
2008–2009
[42]
  • Romeo and Juliet

Singles careerEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
[43]

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

Pairs with Ciprès for FranceEdit

International[44]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 10th 5th
Worlds 16th 8th 10th 9th 10th 8th 3rd 5th
Europeans 6th 4th 5th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 1st
GP Final 1st
GP France 8th 6th 5th 5th 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st WD
GP NHK Trophy 6th WD
GP Skate Canada 5th 3rd 1st
GP Skate America 4th WD 4th
CS Autumn Classic 2nd 1st 1st
CS Nebelhorn 4th 3rd
Challenge Cup 1st
Cup of Nice 5th
Cup of Tyrol 2nd
Denkova-Staviski 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
Nepela Memorial 5th
NRW Trophy 3rd
Universiade 3rd
National[44]
French Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st WD 1st
Masters 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 6th T
7th P
10th T
6th P
World Team
Trophy
6th T
4th P
6th T
5th P
6th T
1st P
4th T
1st P
TBD = Assigned, WD = Withdrew
T = Team result, P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Pairs with Bonheur for FranceEdit

 
James and Bonheur at the 2010 Europeans
International[45]
Event 2008–09 2009–10
Winter Olympics 14th
World Championships 12th 12th
European Championships 10th 7th
GP Cup of China 8th
GP Trophée Éric Bompard 7th 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
National[45]
French Championships WD 1st
Masters 2nd
WD = Withdrew

Ladies' singlesEdit

 
James as a single skater in 2006
International[46]
Event 02–03
(USA)
03–04
(USA)
04–05
(USA)
05–06
(UK)
06–07
(UK)
07–08
(UK)
Cup of Nice 3rd
International: Junior[46]
World Junior Champ. 27th
JGP Netherlands 8th
AYOF 4th
National[46]
British Championships 1st 2nd
Eastern Sectionals 6th J
South Atlantic Regionals 8th N 4th J 5th J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. ISU seasons best scores highlighted in bold.

With CiprèsEdit

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
11-14 April 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 2
73.48
1
152.52
1P/4T
226.00
18–24 March 2019 2019 World Championships 7
68.67
3
146.52
5
215.19
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 1
76.55
1
149.11
1
225.66
13–15 December 2018 2018 French Championships 1
82.70
1
158.27
1
240.97
7–9 December 2018 2018 Grand Prix Final 4
71.51
1
148.37
1
219.88
23–25 November 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 3
65.24
1
140.53
1
205.77
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 1
74.51
1
147.30
1
221.81
20–22 September 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic International 1
73.81
1
136.40
1
210.21
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
21–24 March 2018 2018 World Championships 3
75.32
3
143.04
3
218.36
14–25 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 6
75.34
5
143.19
5
218.53
9–12 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 6
68.49
10
17–20 January 2018 2018 European Championships 1
75.52
4
134.65
4
210.17
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 2
73.18
1
141.14
2
214.32
27–29 October 2017 2017 Skate Canada International 3
73.04
2
141.33
3
214.37
20–23 September 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic International 2
73.48
1
137.00
1
210.48
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 1
75.72
1
146.87
1P/6T
222.59
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 10
70.10
6
134.58
8
204.68
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 2
74.18
3
145.84
3
220.02
15–17 December 2016 2016 French Championships 1
68.17
1
130.26
1
198.43
11–13 November 2016 2016 Trophée de France 4
66.05
2
132.53
3
198.58
21–23 October 2016 2016 Skate America 4
65.78
7
108.87
4
174.65
29 September – 1 October 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic International 3
65.58
2
133.32
2
198.90
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
26 March – 3 April 2016 2016 World Championships 9
66.69
10
119.14
10
185.83
9–13 March 2016 2016 Cup of Tyrol 2
60.14
2
113.14
2
173.28
25–31 January 2016 2016 European Championships 5
62.10
5
123.45
4
185.55
17–19 December 2015 2015 French Championships 1
68.13
1
130.63
1
198.76
27–29 November 2015 2016 NHK Trophy 6
61.91
4
118.29
6
180.20
13–15 November 2015 2015 Trophée Éric BompardC 2
65.75
2
65.75
23–26 September 2015 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy 3
58.34
3
113.84
3
172.18
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS FS
16–19 April 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 5
58.66
5
109.31
5P/6T
167.97
23–29 March 2015 2015 World Championships 12
58.28
8
119.06
9
177.34
4–14 February 2015 2015 Winter Universiade 4
57.28
3
110.91
3
168.19
26 January – 1 February 2015 2015 European Championships 3
60.13
6
107.16
5
167.29
18–21 December 2014 2014 French Championships 1
59.40
1
112.12
1
171.52
21–23 November 2014 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 5
54.20
5
113.68
5
167.88
31 October – 2 November 2014 2014 Skate Canada International 5
56.47
5
105.32
5
161.79
24–27 September 2014 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy 4
55.18
4
108.97
4
164.15
2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total
24–30 March 2014 2014 World Championships 9
64.01
8
119.89
10
183.90
6–22 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 10
65.36
11
114.07
10
179.43
11–12 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics (Team Event) 7
57.45
6
13–19 January 2013 2014 European Championships 6
63.23
5
122.25
5
185.48
12–15 December 2013 2013 French Championships 1
62.14
1
115.04
1
177.18
28 November – 1 December 2013 2013 Denkova-Staviski Cup 1
56.66
1
109.99
1
166.65
15–17 November 2013 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard 5
56.78
4
115.49
5
172.27
2012–13 season
Date Event SP FS Total
11–14 April 2013 2013 World Team Trophy 3
58.73
4
115.58
4P/6T
174.31
10–17 March 2013 2013 World Championships 8
60.98
8
119.19
8
180.17
21–24 February 2013 2013 Challenge Cup 1
65.41
1
124.41
1
189.82
23–27 February 2013 2013 European Championships 4
59.27
4
119.54
4
178.81
13–16 December 2012 2012 French Championships 1
58.21
1
103.80
1
162.01
4-9 December 2012 2012 NRW Trophy 2
60.49
3
110.54
3
171.03
16–18 November 2012 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard 7
51.44
4
112.21
6
163.65
19–21 October 2012 2012 Skate America 4
55.76
4
111.90
4
167.66
27–29 September 2012 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy 3
55.00
4
96.52
3
151.52
2011–12 season
Date Event SP FS Total
26 March – 1 April 2012 2012 World Championships 13
50.51
16
80.19
16
130.70
23–29 January 2012 2012 European Championships 8
51.81
6
100.12
6
151.93
16–18 December 2011 2011 French Championships 1
53.84
2
74.99
2
128.83
18–20 November 2011 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard 8
44.86
7
88.45
8
133.31
26–30 October 2011 2011 Cup of Nice 5
51.12
5
92.75
5
143.87
29 September – 2 October 2011 2011 Ondrej Nepela 5
35.00
5
90.93
5
125.93

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