Maé-Bérénice Méité

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Maé-Bérénice Méité
Maé-Bérénice Méité at Europeans 2016.jpg
Méité at the 2016 Europeans
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born (1994-09-21) 21 September 1994 (age 24)
Paris, France
Home townVitry sur Seine
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachSilvia Fontana, John Zimmerman
Former coachShanetta Folle, Claude Thévenard, Katia Krier, Annick Lejeune, Christophe Moucheboeuf
ChoreographerCharlie White, Silvia Fontana
Former choreographerBenoît Richaud, Laurie May, Sandra Garde, Robin Cousins, Romain Haguenauer, Muriel Zazoui
Skating clubES Vitry Patinage
Training locationsTampa, Florida
Former training locationsParis, Vaujany, and La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Montreal, Canada
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, U.S.
Began skating1999
World standing33 (As of 10 March 2018)[1]
Season's bests52 (2017-18)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total178.89
2018 CS Autumn Classic International
Short program60.86
2018 Internationaux de France
Free skate120.66
2018 CS Autumn Classic International

Maé-Bérénice Méité (born 21 September 1994) is a French figure skater. She is the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, the 2016 International Cup of Nice champion, the 2015 Winter Universiade silver medalist, and a four-time French national champion. She has finished in the top six at three European Championships and represented France at the 2014 Winter Olympics, placing tenth.

Personal life[edit]

Maé-Bérénice Méité, an only child, was born in Paris, France.[2] Her parents are from Ivory Coast and Congo.[3] Fluent in English and Spanish, she is interested in foreign languages and perfume-making.[4] She plays the violin. After obtaining a science degree, she studied management through distance education at University of Montpellier 1.[3][5][6]

Career[edit]

Méité began learning to skate as a five-year-old.[7] She won the silver medal in novice ladies at her first international event, the 2007 Cup of Nice.

In addition to her singles skating, Méité also participates in ice theatre with her skating club.[4][7]

2008–09 season[edit]

Méité moved up to the junior level in 2008–09, finishing 8th and 6th in her two events. She then took part in her second French Nationals, and won the silver medal behind Candice Didier. Consequently, she was chosen to represent France at the 2009 World Junior Championships, where she finished in 12th place.

2009–10 season[edit]

In 2009–10, Méité was 13th at the JGP Budapest and 6th at the JGP Croatia. She won her second silver medal at French Nationals, this time behind Léna Marrocco, who was selected for the French slot at 2010 Junior Worlds.

2010–11 season[edit]

Maé-Bérénice at the 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard.

In 2010–11, Méité moved up to the senior level. She competed at the 2010 Skate America, finishing 8th, and the 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard, where she placed ninth. In December, she won the bronze medal at French Nationals, but was nonetheless named to the French team for the 2011 European Championships, where her goal was a top ten finish.[8] Because France did not have a direct entry to the short program in the ladies' discipline, Méité had to compete in the qualifying round; she finished second and qualified for the short program. She finished 7th in the program with a new personal best score and 10th in the free skating after falling on both triple lutzes. She finished in 9th place overall; Méité said that although her skating "wasn't perfect", she was "very satisfied with it".[9] She was 14th in her Worlds debut.

2011–12 season[edit]

Méité began the 2011–12 season at the 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. She was first in the short program and second in the free skate, and took her first international title. Competing in the 2011–12 Grand Prix series, she placed 7th at the 2011 NHK Trophy and 6th at the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard. She finished 13th at the 2012 European Championships and completed the season as part of team France at the World Team Trophy.

2012–13 season[edit]

Méité began the 2012–13 season at the 2012 Skate America; she was 4th in the short program and 6th overall. She finished 5th at the 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard and 11th at the 2013 World Championships.

2013–14 season: First national title and Sochi Olympics[edit]

Maé-Bérénice at the 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard.

Méité won her first senior national title at the 2014 French Championships. She was selected to represent France at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she finished tenth.[10]

2014–15 season[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, Méité was coached by Katia Krier in Paris.[11] Although troubled by her right knee from mid-November 2014,[12][13] she finished sixth at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm and tenth at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai.

Méité was diagnosed with a tear in her right patellar tendon.[6] In April 2015, she decided to begin treatment.[12] She did not jump for three months.[13]

2015–16 season[edit]

Claude Thevenard was listed as Méité's coach by October 2015.[14] She won her third national title and placed 6th at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

2016–17 season[edit]

Méité started the season off at the 2016 International Cup of Nice, where she won with a score of 169.25. She placed 7th with a score of 172.65 at her only GP event that season, the 2016 Trophée de France. She placed 2nd at the 2016 French Figure Skating Championships in December. At the 2017 Mentor Nesquik Nestlé Toruń Cup, she placed 2nd with a score of 156.40. She placed 16th at the 2017 European Championships with a score of 145.07. She went to the 2017 World Team Trophy and placed 12th individually.

2017–18 season: PyeongChang Olympics[edit]

Méité was assigned to compete at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International where she placed 8th. At her first GP event of the season, 2017 Rostelecom Cup, she placed 11th. She placed 8th at her second GP event, the 2017 Internationaux de France. She won her fourth national title at the 2017 French Figure Skating Championships in December. At the 2018 European Championships, she placed 8th.

In February, Méité competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.[15] She placed 9th in the team event short program at the 2018 Winter Olympics with a score of 46.62, and placed 19th in the ladies' singles event with a score of 159.92. During the season, she was coached by Shanetta Folle in Chicago.[16][6]

2018–19 season[edit]

Méité decided to train in Tampa, Florida, coached by Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman.[2] At her first event of the season, the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, she placed 3rd with a personal best score of 178.89. She placed 10th at the 2018 NHK Trophy with a score of 162.58. In late November, she placed 8th at the 2018 Internationaux de France.

In a November interview, Méité stated that focusing on strengthening her leg muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves, had been effective in reducing her knee pain.[6]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[2]
2017–2018
[16]
  • Les Nocturnes de Chopin
  • Happy
    by C2C
2016–2017
[17][18]
  • Halo
    by Beyoncé, Ryan Tedder, E. Kidd Bogart
    performed by Jasmin Thompson
  • Run the World (Girls)
    by Beyoncé and others
    choreo. by Benoît Richaud

  • Powerful (Math Club Remix)
    by the cast of Empire
2015–2016
[19][14]

2014–2015
[11]
  • Hosanna
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • The Groove You Liked (Mala Dub)
    by Savanj Rooms
  • Freedom
2013–2014
[20]
  • The Question of U
    by Prince
  • Europa
    by Jean-Pierre Danel
  • We Will Rock You KCPK
  • La Grange
    by Jean-Pierre Danel
2012–2013
[21]
  • Feeling Good
    by Michael Bublé
  • Abou Simbel
  • Hassan Prince du Desert
    (from Zarafa)
    by Laurent Perez Del Mar
  • Yulunga
  • Serpent's Egg
    by Dead Can Dance
  • Belphegor
    (soundtrack)
2011–2012
[22][4]
  • Derniere lettre du Prince
    by Henri Torgue
    choreo. by Karine Arribert
2010–2011
[23]
2008–2009
[24]
  • Nocturne No. 21
    by Frédéric Chopin
  • Nostalgia
    by Yanni

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[25]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 10th 19th
Worlds 14th 11th 15th 10th 25th
Europeans 9th 13th 10th 5th 6th 6th 16th 8th
GP NHK Trophy 7th 10th
GP Skate America 8th 6th 6th 9th
GP France 9th 6th 5th 5th 5th 11th 7th 8th 8th
GP Rostelecom 11th
CS Autumn Classic 8th 3rd
Coupe Printemps 3rd
Challenge Cup 2nd
Cup of Nice 3rd 4th 1st
MNNT Cup 7th 2nd
Ondrej Nepela 1st
Triglav Trophy 7th
Universiade 2nd
International: Junior or novice[25]
Junior Worlds 12th
JGP Croatia 6th
JGP France 8th
JGP Hungary 13th
JGP U.K. 6th
Cup of Nice 2nd N
National[25]
French Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st
Masters 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Team events
Olympics 6th T
6th P
10th T
9th P
World Team
Trophy
4th T
9th P
6th T
8th P
6th T
10th P
6th T
12th P
N = Novice level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

Senior results[edit]

ISU personal bests highlighted in bold.

2018–2019 season
Date Event SP FS Total
November 23–25, 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 7

60.86

8

107.16

8

168.02

November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 12

50.49

10

112.09

10

162.58

September 20–22, 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic International 3

58.23

3

120.66

3

178.89

2017–2018 season
February 9–25, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics - Singles 22

53.67

18

106.25

19

159.92

February 9–25, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics - Team event 9

46.62

10
January 15–21, 2018 2018 European Championships 10

54.14

10

105.56

8

159.70

December 14–16, 2017 2017 French Championships 1

63.79

1

119.21

1

183.00

November 17–19, 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 8

58.96

9

112.44

8

171.40

October 20–22, 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 11

54.24

12

106.72

11

160.96

September 20–23, 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic International 8

49.65

8

91.76

8

141.41

2016–2017 season
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 12

49.11

12

105.58

12 P

154.69

6 T

January 25–29, 2017 2017 European Championships 12

54.96

19

90.11

16

145.07

January 10–15, 2017 2017 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup 3

54.48

2

101.92

2

156.40

December 15–17, 2016 2016 French Championships 2

52.81

3

92.79

2

145.60

November 10–13, 2016 2016 Trophée de France 11

52.78

5

119.87

7

172.65

October 19–23, 2016 2016 International Cup of Nice 3

57.65

1

111.60

1

169.25

2015–2016 season
March 26–April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 25

49.50

DNQ 25

49.50

January 25–31, 2016 2016 European Championships 8

57.35

6

103.88

6

161.23

January 6–10, 2016 2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup 3

51.66

10

83.93

7

135.59

December 12–19, 2015 2015 French Championships 2

53.54

1

107.12

1

160.66

November 12–15, 2015 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard 11

46.82

Cancelled 11

46.82

2014–15 season
April 16–19, 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 11

52.06

10

90.77

10 P

142.83

6 T

March 23–29, 2015 2015 World Championships 12

57.08

10

105.67

10

162.75

February 4–14, 2015 Winter Universiade 4

56.84

2

114.70

2

171.54

January 26–February 1, 2014 2015 European Championships 7

55.84

9

100.63

6

156.47

December 18–21, 2014 2014 French Championships 1

60.30

1

102.84

1

163.14

November 20– 3,2014 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 5

57.61

5

111.85

5

169.46

October 23–26, 2014 2014 Skate America 7

53.98

10

97.73

9

152.71

2013-14 season
March 24–30, 2014 2014 World Championships 9

61.62

16

97.10

15

158.72

February 7–23, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics - Singles 9

58.63

11

115.90

10

174.53

February 7–23, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics - Team event 6

55.45

6
January 13–19, 2014 2014 European Championships 5

58.64

4

114.73

5

173.37

December 12–15, 2013 2013 French Championships 1

61.69

1

100.04

1

161.73

November 15–17, 2013 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard 6

56.50

5

109.61

5

166.11

October 17–20, 2013 2013 Skate America 7

55.84

6

111.51

6

167.35

2012–13 season
April 11–14, 2013 2013 World Team Trophy 6

58.51

9

101.20

8 P

159.71

6 T

March 11–17, 2013 2013 World Championships 11

56.90

11

108.13

11

165.03

February 21–23, 2013 2013 International Challenge Cup 2

57.12

2

109.43

2

166.55

January 23–27, 2013 2013 European Championships 13

50.79

8

96.35

10

147.14

December 13–16, 2012 2012 French Championships 1

54.19

2

99.29

2

153.48

November 15–18, 2012 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard 4

54.83

5

102.75

5

157.58

October 19–2012 2012 Skate America 4

54.41

7

101.54

6

155.95

2011-12 season
April 18–22, 2012 2012 World Team Trophy 11

48.57

9

95.58

9 P

144.15

4 T

March 16–18, 2012 2012 Coupe de Printemps 3

47.05

3

84.92

3

131.97

January 23–29, 2012 2012 European Championships 11

49.86

15

87.47

13

137.33

December 16–18, 2011 2011 French Championships 2

50.20

1

99.13

2

149.33

November 17–20, 2011 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard 6

50.49

6

94.95

6

145.44

November 10–13, 2011 2011 NHK Trophy 8

52.05

7

91.64

7

143.69

October 26–30, 2011 2011 International Cup of Nice 9

45.08

3

90.37

4

135.45

September 28–October 2, 2011 2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1

47.90

2

88.68

1

136.58

2010-11 season
April 25–May 1, 2011 2011 World Championships 11

53.26

15

97.18

14

150.44

January 24–30, 2011 2011 European Championships 7

51.61

10

87.13

9

138.74

December 17–19, 2010 2010 French Championships 2

47.28

2

93.94

3

141.22

November 25–28, 2010 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard 11

41.69

7

95.39

9

137.08

November 11–14, 2010 2010 Skate America 7

48.27

8

88.78

8

137.05

October 13–17, 2010 2010 International Cup of Nice 3

49.44

4

92.06

3

141.50

2009-10 season
March 31–April 4, 2010 2010 Triglav Trophy 5

48.32

7

76.39

7

124.71

December 17–20, 2009 2009 French Championships 4

49.59

2

89.97

2

139.56

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