Nam Nguyen

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Nam Nguyen
2012 World Junior FS Nam Nguyen3.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1998-05-20) May 20, 1998 (age 16)
Ottawa, Ontario
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Coach Brian Orser
Former coach Joanne McLeod, Kevin Bursey
Choreographer Jeffrey Buttle, David Wilson
Former choreographer Lori Nichol, Joanne McLeod, Aaron Lowe
Skating club Toronto Cricket Club
Training locations Toronto, Ontario
Former training locations Burnaby, B.C.
Began skating 2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 217.06
2014 Junior Worlds
Short program 72.87
2014 Junior Worlds
Free skate 147.31
2014 Worlds

Nam Nguyen (born May 20, 1998) is a Canadian figure skater. He is the 2014 World Junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Nam Nguyen was born May 20, 1998 in Ottawa.[1] He lived in Richmond, British Columbia and Burnaby, B.C. from 1999 to 2012, and then moved to Toronto, Ontario.[2][3] Both of his parents are from Vietnam — his father, Sony, moved to Canada in 1988 and sponsored his wife, Thu, in 1994.[2] His father is an engineer and his mother works for a medical software company.[2] His sister, Kim, is six years younger.[3] He is a student at Northview Heights Secondary School.[3]

Career[edit]

From 2007 to 2009, Nguyen won three Canadian national men's titles — Juvenile, Pre-Novice, and Novice — each time becoming the youngest skater to do so.[4][5] In 2010, he won the bronze medal on the junior level at the Canadian Championships. Nguyen performed in the exhibition gala at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.[2] The following year at the 2011 Canadian Championships, he became the youngest skater to win the junior men's title.[6][7][8][9]

In the 2011–12 season, Nguyen became age-eligible for international junior competition. He finished 12th in his first Junior Grand Prix event in Riga, Latvia and then won the bronze medal in his second event in Brasov, Romania. He placed 7th on the senior level at the 2012 Canadian Championships and was assigned to the 2012 World Junior Championships. Nguyen landed his first triple axel in competition in the preliminary round and qualified for the short program with a first place finish.[10] He was 18th in the short program and 11th in the free skate, finishing 13th overall at the event. Joanne McLeod coached him at the BC Centre of Excellence in Burnaby, British Columbia until the end of the 2011–12 season.[4]

In the summer of 2012, Nguyen moved to Toronto to work with Brian Orser at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.[1] He won bronze at the 2012 JGP in Turkey and finished 12th at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy. The next season, he placed fourth and 16th at his two JGP events. At the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, he placed first in both segments and won the gold medal.

For the 2014-15 season, he was assigned to Skate America and Cup of China.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[11]
2013–2014
[1][12]
2012–2013
[13]
  • Air on the G String
    by J. S. Bach
  • Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor
    by J. S. Bach
2011–2012
[4]
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
    by Ludwig van Beethoven
2010–2011
[5]
  • Smooth Criminal
    by Michael Jackson, David Garrett
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
    by Ludwig van Beethoven

Competitive highlights[edit]

2011–present[edit]

International[14]
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Worlds 12th
Four Continents 10th
GP Cup of China TBD
GP Skate America TBD
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 13th 12th 1st
JGP France 9th
JGP Latvia 12th
JGP Mexico 4th
JGP Poland 16th
JGP Romania 3rd
JGP Turkey 3rd
National[15]
Canadians 7th 6th 5th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

2006–2011[edit]

National[15]
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Canadian Champ. 1st Jv. 1st P. 1st N. 3rd J. 1st J.
Levels: Jv. = Juvenile; P. = Pre-novice; N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

(Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships – Worlds, Four Continents, and Junior Worlds.)

2013–2014 season
Date Competition Level PR SP FS Total Ref
26–28 March 2014 2014 World Championships Senior 16
66.75
9
147.31
12
214.06
[16]
13–15 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 1
72.87
1
144.19
1
217.06
[17]
22-24 January 2014 2014 Four Continents Championships Senior 10
68.17
10
136.52
10
204.69
[18]
9–15 January 2014CD 2014 Canadian Championships Senior 7
70.97
4
147.46
5
218.43
[19]
19–21 September 2013 2013 JGP Baltic Cup (Poland) Junior 23
40.18
12
98.69
16
138.87
[20]
5–6 September 2013 2013 JGP Mexico Cup Junior 4
64.38
4
116.66
4
181.04
[21]
2012–2013 season
Date Competition Level PR SP FS Total Ref
28 February – 2 March 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 16
53.43
9
119.15
12
172.58
[22]
18–19 January 2013 2013 Canadian Championships Senior 6
67.90
6
132.79
6
200.69
[23]
20–22 September 2012 2012 JGP Bosphorus (Turkey) Junior 3
59.09
3
112.47
3
171.56
[24]
23–25 August 2012 2012 JGP Courchevel (France) Junior 11
46.06
8
102.39
9
148.45
[25]
2011–2012 season
Date Competition Level PR SP FS Total Ref
27 February – 3 March 2012 2012 World Junior Championships Junior 1
116.33
18
51.13
11
117.07
13
168.20
[26]
21–22 January 2012 2012 Canadian Championships Senior 8
57.32
6
121.96
7
179.28
[27]
22–24 September 2011 2011 JGP Brasov Cup (Romania) Junior 5
54.82
2
114.73
3
169.55
[28]
1–3 September 2011 2011 JGP Volvo Cup (Latvia) Junior 12
47.08
9
101.87
12
148.95
[29]
Early career
Date Competition Level PR SP FS Total Ref
17–20 January 2011CD 2011 Canadian Championships Junior 2
55.22
1
114.67
1
169.89
[30]
11–14 January 2010CD 2010 Canadian Championships Junior 4
52.30
3
96.51
3
148.81
[31]
13–14 February 2009 2009 Canadian Championships Novice 2
40.22
1
67.70
1
107.92
[32]
30 January – 2 February 2008CD 2008 Canadian Championships Pre-novice 4
29.22
1
59.09
1
88.31
[33]
31 January – 3 February 2007CD 2007 Canadian Championships Juvenile 1
34.32Jv.
[34]
  • ^Jv. Juvenile skaters have only one program (free skate).
  • ^CD Competition dates, not event dates.
  • JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nam NGUYEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Morris, Jim (January 16, 2012). "Figure skating phenom Nam Nguyen a small wonder". The Globe and Mail. 
  3. ^ a b c Ewing, Lori (March 18, 2014). "Nguyen showing Canada has bright future in men's skating". The Canadian Press (Canada.com). 
  4. ^ a b c "Nam NGUYEN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Walker, Elvin (April 7, 2011). "Canada’s Nguyen continues to rise". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hoyt, Melanie (January 21, 2011). "Nam Nguyen captures junior men’s title". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ DiManno, Rosie (January 21, 2011). "DiManno: Giant potential packed into a tiny frame". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nguyen, 12, wins junior figure skating title". The Canadian Press (sportsnet.ca). January 21, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Amazing rise of a skate champion". New West Record. January 29, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Canada's Nguyen books his spot in main event of world junior figure skating". The Canadian Press (Winnipeg Free Press). February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (July 11, 2014). "No more "cute factor" for Canada's Nam Nguyen". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nam NGUYEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nam NGUYEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Nam NGUYEN". International Skating Union. 
  15. ^ a b "Nam Nguyen". Skate Canada. 
  16. ^ "ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships". Skate Canada. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2013/2014, Baltic Cup 2013". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2013/2014, Mexico Cup 2013". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships". Skate Canada. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2012/2013, Bosphorus Istanbul / Turkey". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2012/2013, Courchevel / France". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2012". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships". Skate Canada. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  28. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2011/2012, Brasov Cup". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Stating 2011/2012, Volvo Cup". ISU Results. International Skating Union. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "Skate Canada: Results: 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals". Skate Canada. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  31. ^ "Skate Canada: Results: 2010 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals". Skate Canada. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "2009 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals – Results". Skate Canada. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "2008 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals". Skate Canada. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "2007 BMO Financial Group Skate Canada Junior Nationals". Skate Canada. 3 February 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nam Nguyen at Wikimedia Commons