Laëtitia Hubert

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Laëtitia Hubert
Personal information
Country represented France
Born (1974-06-23) 23 June 1974 (age 40)
Paris, France
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
Former coach Annick Gailhaguet
Gilles Beyer
Jean-Roland Racle
Former skating club Paris Olympique Club
Began skating 1977
Retired 2002

Laëtitia Hubert (born 23 June 1974 in Paris) is a French figure skater. She is the 1997 Trophée Lalique champion, the 1992 World Junior champion, and a two-time French national senior champion (1998–1999). She competed in four Winter Olympic Games (1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002) and placed as high as 4th at the World Championships (1992 and 1998).

Career[edit]

Hubert began skating at three years old.[1] She finished 21st in her World Championship debut in 1990. The following year, at the 1991 World Championships, she had a rough collision with Midori Ito of Japan during the short program warmup.[2]

In the 1991–1992 season, Hubert won the World Junior title[3] and later took silver behind Surya Bonaly at the French National Championships. This finish earned her a trip to the 1992 Albertville Olympics. At this time she was working on her triple lutz jump but elected to do a triple loop jump during her Olympic short program where she placed 5th. She was the last skater of the evening during the long program which dropped her to 12th place overall. Hubert competed at the 1992 World Championships one month later. She had two falls but completed six triples, including a triple flip jump and a triple/triple combination. Her third place in the free skate, combined with 5th in the short, resulted in 4th overall, her career-best World result. Hubert matched that result in 1998, with the next-best result, 6th, occurring in 1995 and 1997.

Hubert won the 1997 Trophée Lalique, edging out 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski for first place. She also won the French title in 1998 and 1999.

Hubert had many knee and foot injuries, resulting in her missing most of the 1999–2000 season.[4] She retired from competition following the 2001–2002 season. She performed at the 2011 Caesars Tribute Show.

Personal life[edit]

Hubert was married in summer 2000.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2001–2002
[4]
2000–2001
[1]
  • Romeo and Juliet
    by Craig Armstrong
  • Dead Can Dance
  • Xotica
    by René Dupéré
  • The Insider
    by various artists

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[1][4]
International
Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
Olympics 12th 17th 20th 15th
Worlds 21st 26th 4th 27th 6th 6th 4th 17th 12th
Europeans 14th 10th 6th WD 11th 12th 12th WD 8th
CS Final WD
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP GP Paris/Lalique 3rd 5th 10th 3rd 6th 1st 5th 8th 5th
GP Nations Cup 11th
GP NHK Trophy 11th
GP Skate Canada 2nd 4th 10th 8th
Finlandia 3rd 3rd
Karl Schäfer 1st
Piruetten 11th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 1st
National
French Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–1996, Grand Prix from 1998–1999
WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Laetitia HUBERT: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. 
  2. ^ Janofsky, Michael (16 March 1991). "Ito Survives Hard Knocks and Gains 3d Place". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships results: Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Laetitia HUBERT: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 

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