Ponsero at the 2008 Skate Canada.
|Full name||Yannick Ponsero|
17 October 1986 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Skating club||SG Annecy|
|ISU personal best scores|
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.
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.
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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|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|
|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
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