Vanessa Lam

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Vanessa Lam
2012 World Junior FS Vanessa Lam.jpg
Vanessa Lam in 2012
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1995-06-19) June 19, 1995 (age 18)
Pasadena, California
Home town Bellflower, California
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Coach Tammy Gambill, Sondra Holmes
Former coach Dianne de Leeuw-Chapman
Doug Chapman
Choreographer Dianne de Leeuw-Chapman
Doug Chapman, Justin Dillon
Skating club All Year FSC
Began skating 2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 156.58
2011 JGP Austria Skate
Short program 54.34
2011–2012 JGP Final
Free skate 106.23
2011 JGP Austria Skate

Vanessa Lam (born June 19, 1995) is an American figure skater. She is a three-time Junior Grand Prix medallist.


Lam started skating at age 5 with her older sister.[1]

Lam received her first Junior Grand Prix assignment in 2010–2011. She won the event in the Czech Republic. The following JGP season, she won bronze in Australia and gold in Austria. She qualified for the Final in Quebec, where she placed 5th. She placed 13th at Junior Worlds.

She placed 4th at her lone JGP the next season. She withdrew from 2013 U.S. Nationals due knee and hip injury sustained during training.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lam is of Chinese and Cambodian descent.[3] She has an elder sister, Nina.[1]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
The Gadfly
by Dmitri Shostakovich:
  • Romance
  • Folkfeast
  • Con te partirò
    by Francesco Sartori
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
  • Danse Macabre
    by Camille Saint-Saëns

Competitive highlights[edit]

International: Junior
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013-14
Junior Worlds 13th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Australia 3rd
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Czech 1st
JGP France 4th
U.S. Champ. 9th J. 8th J. 7th 9th WD 20th
U.S. Junior Champ. 5th I.
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd J. 2nd J. 1st 1st 1st
SWP Regionals 14th Ju. 4th I. 12th N. 4th J. 1st J. 1st
JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: Ju. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice; J. = Junior
SWP = Southwest Pacific


  1. ^ a b Jin, Rebekah (January 13, 2011). "Young ice skater competing for chance at Junior Worlds". The Downey Patriot. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pierce, Eric (January 20, 2013). "Injury forces Downey figure skater to withdraw from Championships". The Downey Patriot. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 8, 2012). "No silencing this Lam". Golden Skate. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Vanessa LAM: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa LAM: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Vanessa Lam". IceNetwork. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Vanessa LAM". International Skating Union. 

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