Romain Le Gac

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Romain Le Gac
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Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac at 2018 Internationaux de France
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 23)
Nogent-sur-Marne, France
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PartnerMarie-Jade Lauriault
Former partnerEstelle Elizabeth, Emilie Terrazzoni, Morgane Salomon-Gagnaire
CoachRomain Haguenauer, Patrice Lauzon, Pascal Denis, Marie-France Dubreuil
Former coachMuriel Boucher-Zazoui, Olivier Schoenfelder
ChoreographerMarie-France Dubreuil, Romain Haguenauer
Former choreographerMuriel Zazoui, Olivier Schoenfelder
Skating clubCSG Lyon
Gadbois Centre
Training locationsMontreal
Former training locationsLyon
Began skating2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total175.46
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Short dance69.29
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free dance106.17
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy

Romain Le Gac (born 31 May 1995) is a French ice dancer. With Marie-Jade Lauriault, he is the 2016 International Cup of Nice champion, the 2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Spain champion, and a two-time French national silver medalist. They have competed in the final segment at two ISU Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Romain Le Gac was born on 31 May 1995 in Nogent-sur-Marne, France.[1] He moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in July 2014.[2] He married Marie-Jade Lauriault in December 2015.[3] He has expressed interest in working as an osteopath.[4]

Early career[edit]

Le Gac began skating in 2001.[1] Disliking jumps, he switched from singles to ice dancing two years later.[4]

Le Gac debuted on the junior international level with Estelle Elizabeth in the 2010–11 season. In January 2012, they represented France at the Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, placing 6th in the short dance, 5th in the free dance, and 5th overall. They won bronze in the team event.

Elizabeth/Le Gac finished 15th at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan after ranking 13th in the short and 18th in the free dance. They placed 11th in both segments and 11th overall at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. They were coached by Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer, and Olivier Schoenfelder in Lyon.[5] Their partnership ended around July 2014 due to personal problems.[3]

Partnership with Lauriault[edit]

2018 European Championships

Le Gac relocated with Haguenauer to Montreal, Quebec in July 2014 and was paired with Canadian ice dancer Marie-Jade Lauriault the same month.[2][3] The two decided to represent France. They are coached by Haguenauer, Patrice Lauzon, Pascal Denis, and Marie-France Dubreuil in Montreal.[1]

Lauriault/Le Gac competed on the senior level in the 2014–15 season. They won silver at the Open d'Andorra and finished 9th at the 2014 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb before taking silver at the French Championships.

Lauriault/Le Gac decided to compete on the junior level in 2015–16. They won two medals on the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series — silver in Linz, Austria and gold in Logroño, Spain. Their results gave them a spot at the JGP Final in Barcelona, where they finished fifth. In February 2016, they won gold at the French Junior Championships ahead of Angélique Abachkina / Louis Thauron. In March, they represented France at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, placing third in the short dance and 8th overall. Over eight days in April, they skated in ten ice shows in France.[3]

Programs[edit]

With Lauriault[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2018-2019
2017–2018
[6]
2016–2017
[7]
2015–2016
[1]
The Beatles medley:

With Elizabeth[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[5]
2012–2013
[8][9]
  • Madness
    by Muse
  • Uprising
    by Muse

  • Les Uns Contre Les Autres
    by Fabienne Thibeault
  • Pumpkin and Honey Bunny
    by Dick Dale & The Del-Tones
2011–2012
[10]
  • Stephane
    by Claude Bolling, Stephane Grappelli
  • Do You Know what It Means to Miss New Orleans
    by Claude Bolling, Stephane Grappelli
  • Minor Swing
    by Claude Bolling, Stephane Grappelli

Competitive highlights[edit]

Lauriault/Le Gac at the 2018 Euros

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

With Lauriault[edit]

International[11]
Event 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 17th
World Champ. 21st 13th
European Champ. 12th 12th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 8th
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
GP Skate Canada 4th
GP Intern. de France 6th 6th
CS Alpen Trophy 3rd
CS Autumn Classic 5th 6th
CS Finlandia 3rd
CS Golden Spin 9th
Cup of Nice 1st 3rd
Open d'Andorra 2nd
International: Junior[11]
World Junior Champ. 8th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Austria 2nd
JGP Spain 1st
National
French Champ. 2nd 1st J 2nd 2nd
Masters 2nd 1st J 2nd 2nd 1st
Team events
World Team
Trophy
6th T
6th P
Olympics 10th
J = Junior level
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.

With Elizabeth[edit]

International[12]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
Junior Worlds 15th 11th
Youth Olympics 5th
JGP Austria 9th
JGP Belarus 7th
JGP France 10th
JGP Italy 8th
JGP Latvia 5th
JGP Turkey 10th
Pavel Roman 12th J
Santa Claus Cup 5th J 4th J
Trophy of Lyon 9th J 3rd J 2nd J
National
French Champ. 1st J 2nd J 1st J
Masters 2nd J
Team events
Youth Olympics 3rd T
4th P
J = Junior level
T = Team result; P = Personal result

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Pratka, Ruby (28 July 2014). "Romain Haguenauer: A New Era". IFS Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (29 May 2016). "Lauriault and Le Gac: "Love was stronger"". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ a b Zanella, Cara (17 August 2016). "Lauriault & Le Gac find a fairytale ending on and off the ice". ice-dance.com.
  5. ^ a b "Estelle ELIZABETH / Romain LE GAC: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Estelle ELIZABETH / Romain LE GAC: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Estelle ELIZABETH / Romain LE GAC: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Estelle ELIZABETH / Romain LE GAC: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Competition Results: Marie-Jade LAURIAULT / Romain LE GAC". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Estelle ELIZABETH / Romain LE GAC". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Romain Le Gac at Wikimedia Commons