Jérôme Blanchard

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Jérôme Blanchard
Personal information
Country represented France
Born (1981-07-20) 20 July 1981 (age 33)
Lyon, France
Height 1.86 metres (6 ft 1 in)
Former partner Maria Mukhortova, Valeria Vorobieva, Sabrina Lefrançois, Rinata Araslanova
Former coach Oleg Vasiliev, Stanislav Leonovich, Annick Gailhaguet, Richard Gauthier
Former choreographer Alexander Matveev, Olga Leonovitch
Retired 2011

Jérôme Blanchard (born 20 July 1981) is a French former pair skater. With Sabrina Lefrançois, he is the 2004 French national champion. He also competed for one season with Maria Mukhortova.

Career[edit]

With partner Sabrina Lefrançois, he won the gold medal at the 2004 French Figure Skating Championships. She retired due to injury. He later trained with Rinata Araslanova. In mid-2007, he began skating with Valeria Vorobieva.[1] The French skating federation was reluctant to release Blanchard[1] but after a long battle he was free to skate with Vorobieva for Russia.[2] However, they did not compete in any international events and their partnership dissolved.

Blanchard then skated in Russian ice shows. He was partnered with singer Yulia Savicheva for the Star Ice show. In May 2010, Blanchard teamed up with Maria Mukhortova to compete for Russia.[2] At the 2011 Russian Nationals, they finished 7th overall. In February 2011, their coach Oleg Vasiliev said they had taken some time off due to funding issues.[3] On March 4, Vasiliev confirmed their partnership had ended and Blanchard had returned to France to work at the family hotel.[4]

Programs[edit]

With Mukhortova[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011

With Lefrançois[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2003–2004
  • Gotan Project
2002–2003

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Mukhortova[edit]

Event 2010–11
Russian Championships 7th

With Lefrançois[edit]

International
Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
World Champ. 14th 11th
European Champ. 5th 6th
GP Cup of Russia WD
GP Lalique 8th 10th 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th
Karl Schäfer 3rd
National
French Champ. 2nd 2nd 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Berlot, Jean-Christophe (January 9, 2008). "France readies for European Championships". Ice Network. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Bystrykh, Veniamin (6 May 2010). Марии Мухортовой нашли француза [Maria Mukhortova has a partner] (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Тренер Олег Васильев: проект Мухортова/Бланшар фигуристы закрыли [Coach Oleg Vasiliev: The Mukhortova / Blanchard project is over] (in Russian). rian.ru. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Для фигуристки Мухортовой вновь ищут нового партнера [Figure skater Mukhortova again looking for a new partner] (in Russian). baltinfo.ru. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 

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