Myriane Samson

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Myriane Samson
Cup of Russia 2010 - Myriane Samson (2).jpg
Samson in 2010
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 26)
Greenfield Park, Quebec
Home town Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Former coach Nathalie Martin, Danielle Robillard, Manon Perron, Maryse Gauthier, Cathia Guiseppe
Former choreographer Chantal Lefevre
Caroline Masse
Skating club St.-Jean FSC
Began skating 1993
Retired November 2012
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 152.05
2010 Skate Canada
Short program 53.26
2010 Cup of Russia
Free skate 100.43
2010 Skate Canada

Myriane Samson (born September 9, 1988) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is a two-time Canadian national medalist (silver in 2011, bronze in 2010). Her highest ISU Championship placements were 8th at the 2010 Four Continents and 10th at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

Life and career[edit]

Myriane Samson was born in Greenfield Park, Quebec. She began skating at age five.[1]

In the 2003–04 season, Samson debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, winning a silver medal in Croatia, and became the Canadian national junior champion. The following season, she made her first appearance on the senior national level but remained a junior internationally.

In 2007, Samson was sent to her first World Junior Championships and finished 18th. She placed 10th at the 2008 World Junior Championships. In autumn 2008, she began appearing in senior international events. After winning bronze at the 2010 Canadian Championships, she received assignments to her first senior ISU Championships. She placed eighth at the 2010 Four Continents Championships and 29th at the 2010 World Championships.

Samson won the silver medal at the 2011 Canadian Championships. She was subsequently named in Canada's team to the 2011 Four Continents, where she finished 11th, and the World Championships. She withdrew from Worlds due to a knee injury.[2]

In November 2012, Samson announced her retirement from competitive skating.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011
[4]
2009–2010
[5]
2008–2009
[6][7]
  • Warsaw Concerto
    by Richard Addinsell
2007–2008
[8]
  • Within
    by William Joseph
Memoirs of a Geisha
by John Williams
  • Going to School
  • Becoming a Geisha
  • Finding Satsu
  • Chairman's Waltz
2006–2007
[1]
  • Tango de los Exilados
    by Walter Taieb
  • Querer
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
2005–2006
[1][9]
  • Violin Fantasy on Puccini's Turandot
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
2004–2005
[10]
2003–2004
[11]
  • He Moved Through The Fair
    (Traditionnel)
  • Pasha
    by Vanessa-Mae
  • Carmen Caprice
    by Georges Bizet

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[12]
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Worlds 29th
Four Continents 8th 11th
GP Skate Canada 12th 7th
GP Rostelecom 8th
Finlandia 4th
Nebelhorn 6th
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 18th 10th
JGP Andorra 7th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Hungary 4th
JGP Romania 4th 5th
JGP Ukraine 19th
Copenhagen 2nd J.
National[13]
Canadians 1st J. 9th 11th 5th 5th 11th 3rd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (August 21, 2007). "Samson Makes Canadian Senior International Team". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ "Skaters Lacoste, Reynolds added to worlds team". cbc.ca. March 29, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Two-Time Canadian Medalist Myriane Samson Retires". Skate Canada; Skatebuzz. November 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Myriane SAMSON: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Myriane SAMSON: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Myriane SAMSON: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Myriane Samson: 2008/2009". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Myriane Samson: 2007/2008". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Myriane Samson: 2005/2006". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on November 11, 2005. 
  10. ^ "Myriane Samson: 2004/2005". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on March 16, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Myriane Samson: 2003/2004". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on August 4, 2004. 
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Myriane SAMSON". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Myriane Samson". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Myriane Samson at Wikimedia Commons