Joseph Phan

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Joseph Phan
Personal information
Country representedCanada Canada
Born (2001-08-04) August 4, 2001 (age 19)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ResidenceVimont (Laval), Quebec
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
CoachBrian Orser
Former coachYvan Desjardins, Violane Emard, Nathalie Martin
ChoreographerDavid Wilson, Jeffrey Buttle
Skating clubÉcole Excellence Rosemère
Former skating clubCPA Asticou
Training locationsToronto, Ontario
Former training locationsRosemère, Quebec
Began skating2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total221.07
2017 JGP Croatia
Short program77.89
2019 Junior Worlds
Free skate145.65
2018 Junior Worlds

Joseph Phan (born August 4, 2001) is a Canadian figure skater. At the 2018 World Junior Championships, he won a small bronze medal for his free skate and placed fourth overall. He is the 2017 JGP Croatia Cup silver medalist, the 2018 JGP Czech Skate bronze medallist and 2016 Canadian national junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Phan was born on August 4, 2001, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,[1] and is ¾ Vietnamese and ¼ Chinese.[2] He lived in Outaouais and attended École Internationale du Mont-Bleu[3] before moving, in September 2012, to Saint-Leonard, where he attended École primaire Pie-XII.[4] He moved to Laval, Quebec in 2013.[5] He enrolled at École secondaire St-Gabriel.[3]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Phan began learning to skate in 2006.[1][6] As a young child, he trained at CPA Asticou in Gatineau, Quebec.[4] In the 2012–2013 season, he was coached by Jocelyne Leduc, Nathalie Martin, and Sylvie Fullum in Saint-Leonard, Quebec.[4]

The 2013–2014 season was his first as a member of École Excellence Rosemère, a club led by Yvan Desjardins in Rosemère, Quebec.[7] After winning the national novice men's title at the 2014 Canadian Championships,[6] Phan moved up to the junior level and placed fifth at the 2015 Canadian Championships. Later in 2015, he struggled due to a growth spurt of five inches.[8] He became the national junior men's champion at the 2016 Canadian Championships.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Competing in September 2016 at his first Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignments, Phan placed sixth in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and fifth in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In December, he won the senior men's event, ahead of Bennet Toman, at the Skate Canada Challenge and qualified to compete on the same level at the 2017 Canadian National Championships in January. He finished 11th in his senior nationals debut.[9]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Phan began his season in August at the 2017 Junior Grand Prix in Brisbane, Australia; he placed second in the short program, seventh in the free skate, and fourth overall. In September, he won silver at his next JGP assignment, in Zagreb, Croatia, where he finished second to Alexei Krasnozhon of the United States. Competing as a senior domestically, Phan finished first, ahead of Nicolas Nadeau and Nam Nguyen, in December at the Skate Canada Challenge. The following month, he placed eighth in the short, fifth in the free, and sixth overall in the senior men's category at the 2018 Canadian Championships.

Phan placed fourteenth in the short program, third in the free skate, and fourth overall at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. He was awarded a small bronze medal for his free skate.[10]

In the off-season Phan landed his first quadruple Lutz.[11]

2018–2019 season[edit]

Phan received a Petro-Canada FACE grant in 2018.[12]

In August 2018, it was confirmed that Phan had begun training under coach Brian Orser at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.[13] At his first JGP assignment in Lithuania he placed fifth in the short program, but had a very poor free skate, placing ninth overall.[14] Three weeks later in Slovenia, Phan won the bronze medal.[15] Following this, he commented on Instagram that the transition from training in Montreal to training in Toronto had been difficult initially, but that he now felt things had improved.[16]

At the 2019 Canadian Championships, Phan placed sixth in the short program after falling on his opening quadruple toe loop attempt, though he succeeded in executing his planned combination near the end of his program on his final jump.[17] In the free skate he was more successful, landing both of his planned quads, and placed fourth, to finish in fourth place overall, moving ahead of teammate Conrad Orzel. He was named alongside Stephen Gogolev to compete at the 2019 World Junior Championships.[18]

Competing at Junior Worlds, Phan set a new personal best in the short program, despite putting a hand down on his triple Axel.[19] He dropped to twelfth place after struggling in the free skate.[20]

2019–2020 season[edit]

Given two assignments on the Junior Grand Prix, Phan placed sixth in Latvia and fifth in Poland, before making his senior debut on the Challenger series at the 2019 CS Warsaw Cup, where he placed fifth.

Phan placed fourth at the 2020 Canadian Championships, and was assigned to compete at the 2020 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.[21] He placed eighth in the short program in Tallinn, his only error being a two-footed landing on his triple Axel.[22] Phan performed poorly in the free skate and was fifteenth in that segment, dropping to twelfth place overall.[23]

2020–2021 season[edit]

Phan was assigned to make his Grand Prix debut at the 2020 Skate Canada International, but the event was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.[24]

With the pandemic continuing to make it difficult to hold in-person events, Skate Canada organized the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge as a virtual competition, and subsequently cancelled the 2021 Canadian Championships.[25] Phan placed fourth at Challenge.[26]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2020–2021
[27]
2019–2020
[28]
2018–2019
[29]
2017–2018
[1]
2016–2017
[30]
  • The Best Is Yet to Come
    by Michael Bublé
    choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
2015–2016
[8]
  • The Legend of 1900
    by Ennio Morricone
    choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[31]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20–21
GP Skate Canada C
CS Warsaw Cup 5th
International: Junior[31]
Junior Worlds 4th 12th 12th
JGP Australia 4th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Czech Republic 6th 3rd
JGP Latvia 6th
JGP Poland 5th
JGP Slovenia 5th
JGP Lithuania 9th
Autumn Classic 2nd
Bavarian Open 3rd 2nd
National[32]
Canadian Champ. 1st N 5th J 1st J 11th 6th 4th 4th C
SC Challenge 1st N 7th J 1st J 1st 1st 8th 4th
Challenge East 2nd P
Section Québec 1st P 1st N 2nd J 1st J 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew; C = Event cancelled
Levels: P = Pre-novice; N = Novice; J = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

Senior level[edit]

2020–2021 season
Date Event SP FS Total
8–17 January 2021 2021 Skate Canada Challenge 5
79.76
4
151.22
4
230.98

Junior level[edit]

Small medals are awarded at ISU championships only. Personal bests highlighted in bold.

2019–20 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 4–8, 2020 2020 World Junior Championships Junior 8
77.50
15
123.74
12
201.24
February 3–9, 2020 2020 Bavarian Open Junior 5
66.33
2
139.65
2
206.68
13–19 January 2020 2020 Canadian Championships Senior 4
82.74
4
146.45
4
229.19
14–17 November 2019 2019 CS Warsaw Cup Senior 4
68.81
5
129.99
5
198.80
September 18–21, 2019 2019 JGP Poland Junior 6
71.88
4
135.82
5
207.70
September 4–7, 2019 2019 JGP Latvia Junior 3
74.09
8
115.63
6
189.72
2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 4–10, 2019 2019 World Junior Championships Junior 7
77.89
13
131.13
12
209.02
January 14–20, 2019 2019 Canadian Championships Senior 6
76.35
5
153.72
4
230.07
September 26–29, 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic Junior 3
73.74
2
134.06
3
207.80
September 5–8, 2018 2018 JGP Lithuania Junior 5
63.35
10
99.48
9
162.83
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 5–11, 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 14
65.26
3
145.65
4
210.91
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships Senior 8
78.01
5
163.70
6
241.71
September 27–30, 2017 2017 JGP Croatia Junior 2
76.09
3
144.98
2
221.07
August 23–26, 2017 2017 JGP Australia Junior 2
69.30
7
114.37
4
183.67
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 14–19, 2017 2017 Bavarian Open Junior 3
60.75
2
136.53
3
197.28
January 16–22, 2017 2017 Canadian Championships Senior 12
66.51
11
130.27
11
196.78
September 21–25, 2016 2016 JGP Slovenia Junior 3
70.33
5
127.39
5
197.72
31 Aug. – 4 Sept. 2016 2016 JGP Czech Republic Junior 6
62.38
6
127.40
6
189.78
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
October 12–15, 2015 2015 Autumn Classic Junior 3
53.21
2
114.64
2
167.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Joseph PHAN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Pena, Lara (April 12, 2019). "Joseph Phan of Team Canada". We Are the Last Words.
  3. ^ a b Da Silva-Casimiro, Antony (December 2, 2015). "Joseph Phan n'a pas oublié son patelin". info07.com (in French).
  4. ^ a b c Da Silva-Casimiro, Antony (January 13, 2013). "Projecteurs rivés sur un espoir masculin en patinage artistique". La Revue (in French).
  5. ^ Da Silva-Casimiro, Antony (October 5, 2016). "Joseph Phan sur la même glace que Patrick Chan". La Revue (in French).
  6. ^ a b Smith, Beverley (January 14, 2014). "Joseph Phan skates like Chan to claim Canadian novice men's title". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Leclerc, Martin (November 25, 2015). "De l'École Excellence Rosemère: Dix patineurs sur l'équipe du Québec". nordinfo.com (in French). Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b Smith, Beverley (January 21, 2016). "Joseph Phan Fare:the champ". bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Da Silva-Casimiro, Antony (January 22, 2017). "Joseph Phan apprend et impressionne". La Revue (in French).
  10. ^ "Joseph Phan remonte jusqu'à la quatrième place aux Championnats du monde juniors à Sofia" (in French). Réseau des sports. March 10, 2018. Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Phan, Joseph (May 7, 2018). "IT'S A QUAD LUTZ BABY!!" (Instagram).
  12. ^ "Our Petro‑Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program". Petro-Canada. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Brodie, Robert (August 6, 2018). "STEPHEN GOGOLEV: CANADA'S NEXTGEN STAR". International Figure Skating.
  14. ^ "Three top-10's for Canada at ISU Junior Grand Prix". Skate Canada. September 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Canada's Joseph Phan wins bronze at ISU Junior Grand Prix". Skate Canada. September 29, 2018.
  16. ^ Phan, Joseph (September 30, 2018). "For me, this competition was a huge improvement from my other JGP in Lithuania, which was such a disaster 😂, and I'm so proud. I've got to say, moving to another city and changing coaches definitely was hard and took a toll on me, I'm starting to feel better now, but I know it's for the best so I will be thankful and will appreciate every opportunity I will be given, so thanks @skate_canada for the opportunity and #teamcricket for your love and support. 😊❤️💪" (Instagram).
  17. ^ Curley, Sean (January 19, 2019). "Gogolev edges out Messing for men's lead in St. John". Golden Skate.
  18. ^ Curley, Sean (January 20, 2019). "In 'game mode,' Nguyen captures second Canadian title". Golden Skate.
  19. ^ Slater, Paula (March 6, 2019). "Camden in true form at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  20. ^ Daignault, Louis (March 8, 2019). "Gogolev takes fifth in gutsy performance at ISU Junior Worlds". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on March 12, 2019.
  21. ^ Slater, Paula (January 19, 2020). "Roman Sadovsky leaps to Canadian National title". Golden Skate.
  22. ^ Slater, Paula (March 4, 2020). "Japan's Yuma Kagiyama takes lead at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  23. ^ Daignault, Louis (March 6, 2020). "Joseph Phan 12th at world juniors". Skate Canada.
  24. ^ "Skate Canada International in Ottawa cancelled as COVID-19 cases rise". CBC Sports. October 14, 2020.
  25. ^ Ewing, Lori (January 17, 2021). "Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season". The Toronto Star.
  26. ^ "2021 Skate Canada Challenge – Results". Skate Canada.
  27. ^ "Joseph PHAN: 2020/2021". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  28. ^ "Joseph PHAN: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  29. ^ "Joseph PHAN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 7, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  30. ^ "Joseph PHAN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  31. ^ a b "Competition Results: Joseph PHAN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ "Joseph Phan" (PDF) (in French). Patinage Québec. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 11, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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