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 represented France
Born (1994-09-21) 21 September 1994 (age 22)
Paris, France
Home town Vitry sur Seine
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Claude Thévenard
Former coach Shanetta Folle, Katia Krier, Annick Lejeune, Christophe Moucheboeuf
Choreographer Laurie May
Former choreographer Sandra Garde, Robin Cousins, Romain Haguenauer, Muriel Zazoui
Skating club ES Vitry Patinage
Training locations Paris
Montreal
Former training locations Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Vaujany
La Roche-sur-Yon
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 174.53
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program 61.62
2014 Worlds
Free skate 119.87
2016 Trophée de France

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 three-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.[1] Her parents are from Ivory Coast and Congo.[2] Fluent in English and Spanish, she is interested in foreign languages and perfume-making.[3] She plays the violin. After obtaining a science degree, she studied management through distance education at University of Montpellier 1.[2][4]

Career[edit]

Méité began skating at age five.[5] 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.[3][5]

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.[6] 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".[7] 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.[8]

2014–15 season[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, Méité was coached by Katia Krier in Paris.[9] Although troubled by her right knee from mid-November 2014,[10][11] she finished sixth at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm and tenth at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai. In April 2015, she decided to begin treatment for her knee.[10] She did not jump for three months.[11]

2015–16 season[edit]

Claude Thevenard was listed as Méité's coach by October 2015.[12] She won her third national title and placed 6th at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Programs[edit]

Event Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016-17
[13]
  • Powerful (Math Club Remix)
    by Cast of Empire
2015–16
[14][12]

2014–15
[9]
  • Hosanna
    performed by Soweto Gospel Choir
  • The Groove You Liked (Mala Dub)
    by Savanj Rooms
  • Freedom
2013–14
[1]
  • The Question of U
    by Prince
  • Europa
    by Jean-Pierre Danel
  • We Will Rock You KCPK
  • La Grange
    by Jean-Pierre Danel
2012–13
[15]
  • 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)
2011–12
[16][3]
  • Derniere lettre du Prince
    by Henri Torgue
    choreo. by Karine Arribert
2010–11
[17]
2008–09
[18]
  • Nocturne No. 21
    by Frédéric Chopin
  • Nostalgia
    by Yanni

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[19]
Event 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 10th
Worlds 14th 11th 15th 10th 25th
Europeans 9th 13th 10th 5th 6th 6th 16th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 8th 6th 6th 9th
GP Trophée 9th 6th 5th 5th 5th 11th 7th
Universiade 2nd
Challenge Cup 2nd
Cup of Nice 3rd 4th 1st
MNNT Cup 7th 2nd
Nepela Memorial 1st
Printemps 3rd
Triglav Trophy 7th
International: Junior or novice[19]
Junior Worlds 12th
JGP Croatia 6th
JGP France 8th
JGP Hungary 13th
JGP U.K. 6th
Cup of Nice 2nd N
National[19]
French Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Masters 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Team events
Olympics 6th T
6th 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Detout, Arnaud (26 March 2015). "C'est la nouvelle Surya Bonaly". Le Parisien (in French). 
  3. ^ a b c Berlot, Jean-Christophe (2 December 2011). "Amodio, Meite seek prominence in different ways". IceNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Information: MEITE Mae Berenice". Winter Universiade 2015. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Luchianov, Vladislav (8 April 2013). "Meite to use mixed bag of a season as motivation". IceNetwork.com. 
  6. ^ Berlot, Jean-Christophe (18 January 2011). "French team is getting ready for Europeans". Icenetwork.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 European Ladies Championship". Iceskatingintnl.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mae Berenice MEITE". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 11 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Méité, Maé-Bérénice (24 April 2015). "Bonjour tout le monde" (in French). Facebook. 
  11. ^ a b Blondet, Clémentine (9 October 2015). "Masters d'Orléans : Meité de retour, Amodio dans le dur". L'Équipe (in French). 
  12. ^ a b "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 October 2015. 
  13. ^ . International Skating Union http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010706.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Maé Bérénice Méité: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. 
  19. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mae Berenice MEITE". International Skating Union. 

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