Lloyd Jones (figure skater)

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Lloyd Jones
2011 Cup of China Pernelle Carron Lloyd Jones.jpg
Jones with Carron in 2011
Personal information
Country represented France
Former country(ies) represented Great Britain
Born (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 26)
Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Partner Pernelle Carron
Former partner Danielle Bennett (GBR)
Leigh Rogers (GBR)
Lucy Strange (GBR)
Coach Barbara Fusar-Poli, Igor Shpilband, Marika Humphreys-Baranova
Former coach Natalia Linichuk, Muriel Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer, Karen Quinn, Monica Rich
Choreographer Pernelle Carron, Lloyd Jones
Former choreographer Marika Humphreys, L. Palou, R. Godoy, Natalia Linichuk, Romain Haguenauer
Skating club Club de Courchevel
Former skating club CSGL Lyon
Training locations Novi, Michigan
Former training locations Aston, Pennsylvania
Lyon
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 145.98
2013 Worlds
Short dance 60.58
2013 Worlds
Free dance 85.40
2013 Worlds

Lloyd Jones (born 1 August 1988) is a Welsh ice dancer who has competed internationally for France since 2009. With Pernelle Carron, he is the 2011 Cup of China bronze medalist, 2013 Winter Universiade champion, 2010 Cup of Nice champion, three-time NRW Trophy champion, and 2010 French national champion. Earlier in his career, Jones competed for Great Britain.

Personal life[edit]

Jones became a French citizen in October 2013.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Early partnerships[edit]

Early in his career, Jones for Great Britain. Following a partnership with Lucy Strange, he teamed up with Leigh Rogers. They won two British national junior titles and competed twice at the World Junior Championships. His next partner was Danielle Bennett, with whom he won silver on the junior level at the 2009 British Championships.

Partnership with Pernelle Carron[edit]

In April 2009, Jones teamed up with Pernelle Carron to compete for France.[3] They were coached by Muriel Boucher-Zazoui and Romain Haguenauer in Lyon, France at the start of their partnership.

In their first season together, Carron and Jones won the NRW Trophy and became the French national champions, a title they won in the absence of the higher ranked Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder and Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat. Carron and Jones were 12th at the European Championships and at that season's World Championships.

In the 2010–2011 season, they again won the 2010 NRW Trophy, as well as the 2010 Coupe de Nice, and finished 5th and 4th in two Grand Prix assignments, 2011 Skate Canada and the 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard, respectively. They were unable to defend their national title, finishing with a silver medal behind Pechalat and Bourzat. They moved up to 9th at the European Championships and again finished 12th at Worlds. After the season ended, they moved to the United States to be coached by Natalia Linichuk.[4]

In 2011–12, Carron and Jones began their season by taking silver at the 2011 Cup of Nice. They then won their first Grand Prix medal together, bronze, at the 2011 Cup of China. At the end of the season, they moved to the UK to be coached by Marika Humphreys.

Programs[edit]

With Carron[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2013–2014
[5]
  • Foxtrot: De-Lovely
    by Cole Porter
  • Quickstep: Anything Goes
    by Cole Porter
2012–2013
[6]
  • Polka: Cotton Eyed Joe
  • Waltz: Tennessee Waltz
  • Polka: Cotton Eyed Joe
2011–2012
[7][8]
  • Mambo
  • Historia de un amor
    by Perez Prado
  • Mambo No. 8
  • Jazz Night
2010–2011
[9]

  • Seaside Rendez Vous
    by Queen
Original dance
2009–2010
[10]

With Rogers[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2006–2007
[11]
2005–2006
[12]
  • Samba: Loona Viva El Amor
    by Dj Sammy
  • Rhumba: Con Los Anos Que Me Queden
    by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr.
  • Samba: Laundry Service
    by Shakira, Gloria Estefan
  • Hi De Ho
    by various artists
  • Gee Baby Aint I Good to You
    by D. Redman and A Razel
  • Hey Pachuco
    by E. Nichols

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Carron for France[edit]

Results[13]
International
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 15th
Worlds 12th 12th 21st 12th
Europeans 12th 9th 7th 10th 13th
GP Bompard 9th 4th 8th
GP Cup of China 3rd 4th
GP Rostelecom 6th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th 7th
Cup of Nice 1st 2nd
Golden Spin 2nd
Ice Challenge 6th
NRW Trophy 1st 1st 1st
Universiade 1st
National
French Champ. 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd
Master's 3rd 2nd
Team events
World Team 6T / 5P
GP = Grand Prix
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

With Bennett for Great Britain[edit]

Event 2008–2009
British Championships 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

With Rogers for Great Britain[edit]

Results[14]
International
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08
World Junior Championships 20th 17th
JGP Bulgaria 12th
JGP Czech Republic 9th
JGP Great Britain 11th
JGP Netherlands 12th
JGP Romania 14th
Grand Prize SNP 4th
National
British Championships 1st J. 1st J.
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nony, Céline (22 October 2013). "Lloyd Jones naturalisé !" [Lloyd Jones naturalized]. L'Équipe (in French). 
  2. ^ "Lloyd Jones naturalisé" [Lloyd Jones naturalized]. Fédération Française des Sports de Glace (in French). 24 October 2013. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Peret, Paul (30 April 2009). "Pernelle Carron and Matthieu Jost Split". IFS Magazine. 
  4. ^ Peret, Paul (10 October 2011). "Daisuke Takahashi: French Twizzles". IFS Magazine. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Leigh ROGERS / Lloyd JONES: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. 
  12. ^ "Leigh ROGERS / Lloyd JONES: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2006. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES". International Skating Union. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Leigh ROGERS / Lloyd JONES". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lloyd Jones (figure skater) at Wikimedia Commons