Christopher Boyadji

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Christopher Boyadji
Zoe Wilkinson & Christopher Boyadji.jpg
Jones/Boyadji in June 2016
Personal information
Country represented United Kingdom
Former country(ies) represented France
Born (1990-07-15) 15 July 1990 (age 26)
Paris, France
Residence Swindon, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Partner Zoe Jones (GBR)
Former partner Amani Fancy (GBR)
Camille Mendoza (FRA)
Coach Mark Naylor
Former coach Alexander König, Vivien Rolland, Diana Skotnická, Sylvain Privé
Choreographer Mark Naylor
Former choreographer Rostislav Sinicyn, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer
Skating club Swindon Figure Skating Club
Former skating club EC Oberstdorf
Training locations Swindon
Former training locations Oberstdorf
Paris
Courbevoie
Began skating 1998
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 143.42
2017 Europeans
Short program 52.32
2017 Europeans
Free skate 91.10
2017 Europeans

Christopher Boyadji (born 15 July 1990) is a French pair skater who represents the United Kingdom with Zoe Jones. With former partner Amani Fancy, he is the 2014 and 2016 and with Jones 2017 British national champion.

Career[edit]

For France[edit]

Boyadji began skating at the age of 7½ after watching Philippe Candeloro on television.[1] As a competitor in men's singles, he was coached by Diana Skotnická in Courbevoie and by Sylvain Privé.[2][3] He represented France at five ISU Junior Grand Prix events and the 2009 Winter Universiade.

Boyadji competed with Camille Mendoza for France in the 2011–12 season. They finished 16th at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus. The pair trained in Paris and Montreal under Vivien Rolland and Diana Skotnická.[4]

Partnership with Fancy[edit]

Boyadji teamed up with British skater Amani Fancy in spring 2013.[5][6] After winning the 2014 British national title, they were sent to the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, where they placed 15th. The pair finished 18th at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

Following an elbow surgery in November 2014, the pair was unable to compete at the 2015 British Championships. They were sent to the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, where they placed 12th. The pair finished 16th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai.

Fancy/Boyadji won the bronze medal at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy and placed 8th at a Grand Prix event, the 2015 NHK Trophy, as well as winning their second national title. In January 2016, they announced the end of their partnership,[7] withdrawing from both the 2016 European and 2016 World Championships.

Partnership with Jones[edit]

Boyadji and Zoe Jones agreed to form a pair skating partnership following a tryout in April 2016.[7][8] They train at the Better Link Centre in Swindon.[9] Their first competition was the 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial, where they finished 6th.

Programs[edit]

With Jones[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2016–17
[10][11]

With Fancy[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2015–16
[12]
2014–15
[13]
  • La Vie en rose
    by Louis Armstrong
2013–14
[5]

With Mendoza[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–12
[4]

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2008–09
[3]
2006–07
[2]
  • Japanese soundtrack

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Jones for the United Kingdom[edit]

International[14]
Event 2016–17
World Champ. 26th
European Champ. 14th
CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 6th
International Cup of Nice 5th
National
British Championships 1st

With Fancy for the United Kingdom[edit]

International[15]
Event 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Worlds 18th 16th
Europeans 15th 12th
GP NHK Trophy 8th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th WD
CS Tallinn Trophy 3rd
Bavarian Open 4th
Lombardia Trophy 8th
Warsaw Cup 4th
National[15]
British Champ. 1st 1st

With Mendoza for France[edit]

International[16]
Event 2011–12
World Junior Championships 16th
JGP Estonia 10th
Bavarian Open 1st J
J = Junior level

Single skating for France[edit]

International[17]
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Winter Universiade 27th
JGP Croatia 5th
JGP Czech Republic 6th
JGP France 8th 7th
JGP Germany 9th
Triglav Trophy 1st J
National[17]
French Championships 14th 8th
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discover Elite Figure Skaters Christopher and Amani". National Ice Skating Association. 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Christopher BOYADJI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Christopher BOYADJI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Camille MENDOZA / Christopher BOYADJI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Amani FANCY / Christopher BOYADJI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Interview Amani Fancy/Christopher Boyadj". Figureskating-Online. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Zoe Wilkinson and Christopher Boyadji confirmed as new skating partnership". National Ice Skating Association. 19 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "ICE SKATING: Wilkinson is excited by her new link-up with Boyadji". Swindon Advertiser. 24 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Davies, Matthew (1 December 2016). "ICE SKATING: It all figures for Jones after link-up with new partner". Swindon Advertiser. 
  10. ^ "Zoe JONES / Christopher BOYADJI: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. 
  11. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (9 March 2017). "Zoe Jones and Christopher Boyadji: "We are here!"". Absolute Skating. 
  12. ^ "Amani FANCY / Christopher BOYADJI: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Amani FANCY / Christopher BOYADJI: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Zoe JONES / Christopher BOYADJI". International Skating Union. 
  15. ^ a b "Competition Results: Amani FANCY / Christopher BOYADJI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Camille MENDOZA / Christopher BOYADJI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Christopher BOYADJI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Christopher Boyadji at Wikimedia Commons