Yannick Ponsero

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Yannick Ponsero
Ponsero 2008SC by Carmichael.jpg
Ponsero at the 2008 Skate Canada.
Personal information
Full name Yannick Ponsero
Country represented  France
Born (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 27)
Annecy
Home town Pringy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Didier Lucine
Sophie Golaz
Claudie Lucine
Choreographer Amaury Reot
Laurie May
Skating club SG Annecy
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 219.30
2009 Europeans
Short program 82.40
2010 Europeans
Free skate 151.85
2009 Europeans

Yannick Ponsero (born 17 October 1986) is a French figure skater. He is the 2009 French national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Ponsero was born in Annecy, France. His sister Christina was also a skater, and after visiting her at the rink he began to skate as well. In addition to skating, Ponsero competed in skiing events until the age of 12. He studied to become a physiotherapist after retiring from skating.[1]

Career[edit]

Yannick Ponsero began skating at age 4. He represented the SG Annecy club and was coached by Didier Lucine for many years.

Ponsero won two medals at the World Junior Championships, a silver in 2005 and a bronze in 2006. Since the 2006-7 season, he has been skating only at senior events. He won the Coupe de Nice in 2007 and 2008.

For the 2008-9 Grand Prix series, Ponsero was assigned to Skate Canada and the NHK Trophy. He was first after the short program in Skate Canada but dropped to 4th overall due to mistakes in the long program. Ponsero then won his first Grand Prix medal, a bronze, at the NHK Trophy. He was an alternate for the Grand Prix Final. At the 2009 European Championships, Ponsero was 9th following the short program. He won the long program with a new personal best, but missed out on a medal by 0.06 of a point.[2]

At the 2010 European Championships, Ponsero was 3rd following the short program and 7th in the long program, finishing 6th overall. However, Ponsero did not compete at either the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver or the 2010 World Championships in Turin.

For the 2010-11 season, Ponsero was not entered into the Grand Prix series. In January 2011, he announced that he had decided to take time off from skating in order to focus on his studies.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2010–2011
  • La Corrida
    by F. Gabrel
  • Diem
    by Rodrigo y Gabriela
2009–2010
[4]
  • La Corrida
    by F. Gabrel
  • Diem
    by Rodrigo y Gabriela
2008–2009
[5]
2007–2008
[6]
2006–2007
[7]
  • In the Mood for Love
    remix by Maxime Rodriguez
  • The Da Vinci Code
    remix by Maxime Rodriguez
2005–2006
[8]
  • In the Mood for Love
    remix by Maxime Rodriguez
  • Les Lacs Du Conemara
    by Michael Sardou
    remix by Maxime Rodriguez
2003–2004
[9]
2001–2003
[10][11]
  • Vivre Pour le Meilleur
    by Johnny Hallyday

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[12]
International
Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Worlds 14th 18th 16th
Europeans 12th 12th 4th 6th
GP Bompard 5th
GP Cup of China 7th 5th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP NHK Trophy 7th 3rd
GP Skate America 5th
GP Skate Canada 6th 6th 4th
Coupe de Nice 1st 1st WD
Nebelhorn 3rd 6th
NRW Trophy 1st
Universiade 9th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 8th 14th 9th 2nd 3rd
JGP Czech 5th
JGP France 1st
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Italy 13th 6th
JGP Netherlands 9th
JGP Poland 6th
JGP Slovakia 3rd
EYOF 2nd J.
National
French Champ. 14th 10th 5th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Master's 1st J. 1st J. 1st J. 1st J. 4th 3rd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (8 February 2008). "World Champion of Training". SkateToday. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "A new start for the French national champion". Icenetwork. January 30, 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Yannick PONSERO : I chose my studies over figure skating". annecy-infosports.com. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011.  "Interview Yannick PONSERO : « J’ai fait le choix des études »" (in French). 
  4. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. 
  9. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 June 2004. 
  10. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 April 2003. 
  11. ^ "Yannick PONSERO: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Yannick PONSERO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 December 2012. 

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