Cortney Mansour

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Cortney Mansourová
2018 EC Cortney Mansour Michal Češka 2018-01-19 14-29-41 (2).jpg
Mansour competes with Češka in 2018
Personal information
Alternative namesCortney Mansour
Country representedCzech Republic
Former country(ies) representedKazakhstan
Born (1994-12-15) December 15, 1994 (age 23)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
PartnerMichal Češka
Former partnerDaryn Zhunussov
CoachIgor Shpilband
Former coachCarol Lane, John Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Nikolai Morozov, Konstantin Kaplan, Lynne Legger
Former choreographerCarol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Konstantin Kaplan
Skating clubSK Kraso Děčín
Former skating clubKokshetau SC
Training locationsNovi, Michigan, USA
Former training locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada; Wall, New Jersey, USA
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total148.50
2016 CS Golden Spin
Short dance58.60
2016 CS Golden Spin
Free dance89.90
2016 CS Golden Spin

Cortney Mansour or Mansourová (born December 15, 1994) is a Canadian-Czech ice dancer. With Michal Češka, she has won four international medals and three national titles. The two have reached the final segment at three ISU Championships.

Earlier in her career, she competed with Daryn Zhunussov for Kazakhstan.

Personal life[edit]

Cortney Mansour was born on December 15, 1994 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1] She became a Czech citizen in December 2017.[2] Her aunt skated for the Ice Capades.[3]

Early career[edit]

Mansour started learning to skate in 1996.[1]

In the 2011–12 season, she competed with Daryn Zhunussov for Kazakhstan. After starting the season in the junior ranks, Mansour/Zhunussov decided to move up to the senior level. In January, they placed last at the 2012 Four Continents Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In March, they competed at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France; their placement in the preliminary round, 20th, was insufficient to qualify for the short dance.

Partnership with Češka[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

In 2013, Mansour teamed up with Michal Češka to compete for the Czech Republic, following a tryout in Europe.[3] They were coached by Carol Lane, John Lane, and Juris Razgulajevs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[4] Making their international debut, Mansour/Češka placed 12th at a Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event in Gdańsk in September 2013 and tenth the following month at JGP Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The duo finished 13th at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, after placing 14th in both segments.

2014–15 season: Senior debut[edit]

Mansour/Češka advanced to the senior level in the 2014–15 season. Competing in the Challenger Series, they placed ninth at the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy and tenth at the 2014 CS Skate Canada Autumn Classic. Ranked 19th in the short dance and 15th in the free, they finished 17th at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

2015–16 season[edit]

Mansour/Češka placed sixth at two Challenger Series events in the first half of October, the 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy and 2015 CS Finlandia Trophy. Deciding to change coaches, they joined Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan at the end of the month.[3] The duo won gold at the Pavel Roman Memorial and then finished 13th at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava after placing 14th in the short and 13th in the free. Ranked 24th in the short, they did not qualify for the free dance at the 2016 World Championships.

2016–17 season: Grand Prix debut[edit]

In July 2016, Mansour/Češka received their first Grand Prix assignment, replacing Federica Testa / Lukas Csolley at the 2016 Trophée de France.[5]

Programs[edit]

With Češka[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2017–2018
[6]
2016–2017
[7]
  • The Godfather Part II
    by Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola
    • Kay
    • A New Carpet
    • Main Title/The Immigrant
  • The Godfather
    by Nino Rota
    • Godfather Waltz
    • Finale
2015–2016
[1]
2014–2015
[8]
  • Flamenco: Babylon Flamenco
  • Paso Doble: La Gracia de Dios
2013–2014
[4]
  • Foxtrot: Kiss Me
    by Brenda Boykin
  • Quickstep: It Don't Mean A Thing
    performed by Club des Belugas

With Zhunussov[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[9]

Results[edit]

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

With Češka for the Czech Republic[edit]

International[10]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18-19
World Champ. 24th 26th
European Champ. 17th 13th 25th
GP GP Finland WD
GP Trophée de France 8th
CS Autumn Classic 10th
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th
CS Golden Spin 7th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 9th 5th
CS Nepela Memorial 6th 6th 8th
CS U.S. Classic 10th
Autumn Classic 5th
Bavarian Open 3rd
Open d'Andorra 3rd
Pavel Roman Memorial 2nd 1st
Santa Claus Cup 4th
Volvo Open 4th
International: Junior[10]
World Junior Champ. 13th
JGP Czech Republic 10th
JGP Poland 12th
Pavel Roman Memorial 2nd J
National[10]
Czech Champ. 1st J 1st 1st
J = Junior level
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Zhunussov for Kazakhstan[edit]

International[11]
Event 2011–12
World Champ. 35th
Four Continents Champ. 11th
Istanbul Cup 9th
International: Junior[11]
JGP Estonia 15th
JGP Italy 14th
NRW Trophy 24th J
National[11]
Kazakhstani Champ. 2nd
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mansourová se dočkala českého občanství. S Češkou tak mohou startovat na olympiádě" [Mansourová has received Czech citizenship, may compete at the Olympics with Češka]. Czech News Agency (in Czech). Česká televize. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Bromley, Susan (March 30, 2016). "Ice dancers skate different paths to date with destiny". Hometown Life. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.
  5. ^ ISU GP Trophee de France 2016: Ice Dance at the International Skating Union at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
  6. ^ "Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cortney MANSOUR / Daryn ZHUNUSSOV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Cortney MANSOUR / Daryn ZHUNUSSOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Courtney Mansour at Wikimedia Commons