Contesti at the 2009 European Championships.
|Full name||Samuel Contesti|
|Former country(ies) represented||France|
4 March 1983 |
Le Havre, France
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Geraldine Zulini
|Former choreographer||Geraldine Zulini
|Skating club||Courmayeur SC|
|Former skating club||SGA d'Annecy|
|Former training locations||Courmayeur
|ISU personal best scores|
Samuel Contesti (born 4 March 1983 in Le Havre, France) is a French-Italian figure skater. He originally competed for France, then switched to Italy after the 2006-2007 season. He is the 2009 European silver medalist and a five-time (2008–2012) Italian national champion.
Contesti initially competed for France, placing 9th at the 2005 European Championships and 26th at Worlds the same year. The next season, he placed 5th at Trophée Eric Bompard and 2nd at French Nationals but did not compete at Europeans or Worlds.
Contesti moved to Italy after his marriage to an Italian. He began competing for Italy in March 2008. In spring of 2008, he moved to Courmayeur, Italy. By capturing silver at the 2009 European Championships, Contesti became the first male single skater to win a medal for Italy at the event in 55 years, since Carlo Fassi's gold in 1954. At the 2009 World Championships, Contesti placed 5th, his best finish to date in that event.
His father Yves was a professional football player in Ligue 1. He has two older sisters. In February 2007, Contesti married Geraldine Zulini who also coaches him. Their son, Ennio, was born in June 2009. They are expecting their second child in October 2012.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||4th||6th|
|GP Cup of Russia||4th|
|GP NHK Trophy||4th|
|GP Skate America||8th|
|GP Skate Canada||5th|
|World Team||6T / 9P|
|Japan Open||1T / 5P|
|GP = Grand Prix
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.
|GP = Grand Prix|
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