Laëtitia Hubert

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Laëtitia Hubert
Personal information
Country represented France
Born (1974-06-23) 23 June 1974 (age 42)
Paris, France
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
Former coach Annick Gailhaguet, Pierre Trente, Gilles Beyer, Jean-Roland Racle
Former choreographer Mary Scotvold
Former skating club Paris Olympique Club
Began skating 1977
Retired 2002

Laëtitia Hubert (born 23 June 1974) is a French former competitive figure skater. She is the 1997 Trophée Lalique champion, the 1992 World Junior champion, and a two-time French national senior champion (1998–1999). She competed in four Winter Olympic Games (1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002) and placed as high as 4th at the World Championships (1992 and 1998).

Personal life[edit]

Hubert was born on 23 June 1974 in Paris and married in summer 2000.[1]

Career[edit]

Hubert began skating at the age of three years.[2] She finished 21st in her World Championship debut in 1990. The following year, at the 1991 World Championships, she had a rough collision with Midori Ito of Japan during the short program warmup.[3]

In the 1991–92 season, Hubert won the World Junior title[4] and later took silver behind Surya Bonaly at the French National Championships. This finish earned her a trip to the 1992 Albertville Olympics. At this time she was working on her triple lutz jump but elected to do a triple loop jump during her Olympic short program where she placed 5th. She was the last skater of the evening in the long program, where she placed 15th after making numerous errors, including falling four times. This dropped her to 12th place overall. Hubert competed at the 1992 World Championships one month later. She had two falls but completed six triples, including a triple flip jump and a triple/triple combination. Her third place in the free skate, combined with 5th in the short, resulted in 4th overall, her career-best World result. Hubert matched that result in 1998, with the next-best result, 6th, occurring in 1995 and 1997.

Hubert won the 1997 Trophée Lalique, edging out 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski for first place. She also won the French title in 1998 and 1999.

Hubert had many knee and foot injuries, resulting in her missing most of the 1999–2000 season.[1] She retired from competition following the 2001–02 season. She performed at the 2011 Caesars Tribute Show.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2001–02
[1][5]
2000–01
[2][5]
  • Dead Can Dance
  • Xotica
    by René Dupéré
  • The Insider
    by various artists
  • Evita
1999–2000
[5]
  • La Tosca
  • Furyo
  • Last Emperor
1998–99
[5]
  • Afro-Celt Sounds
  • La tocata
  • Music
    by M. Bretomeu
  • Indochine
1997–98
[5]
1996–97
[5]
1994–95
[5]
  • Les Misérables
1993–94
[5]
  • Tango
    (from Cirque du soleil)
1992–93
[5]
1991–92
[5]
  • Petite Fleur
    by Sydney Bechet
  • In the Mood
    by Glenn Miller
  • Stairway to Heaven
    by Led Zeppelin
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
    by Queen
1989–90
[5]
  • Romeo and Juliet

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

International[6]
Event 89–90 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02
Olympics 12th 17th 20th 15th
Worlds 21st 26th 4th 27th 6th 6th 4th 17th 12th
Europeans 14th 10th 6th WD 11th 12th 12th WD 8th
GP Final WD
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP Lalique 1st 5th 8th 5th
GP Nations Cup 11th
GP Skate Canada 4th 10th 8th
Budapest Trophy 4th
Finlandia Trophy 3rd 3rd
Goodwill Games 6th
Inter. de Paris 3rd 5th 10th 3rd 6th
Nations Cup 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
NHK Trophy 11th
Piruetten 11th
Schäfer Memorial 1st
Skate America 7th
Skate Canada 2nd
St. Gervais 5th
Top Jump 2nd
International: Junior[6]
Junior Worlds 6th 6th 1st
National[6]
French Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
WD: Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Laetitia HUBERT: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2002. 
  2. ^ a b "Laetitia HUBERT: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. 
  3. ^ Janofsky, Michael (16 March 1991). "Ito Survives Hard Knocks and Gains 3d Place". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships results: Ladies" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Programmes" [Programs] (in French). Official website of Laetitia Hubert. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Laetitia HUBERT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. 

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