Vanessa Lam

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2012 World Junior FS Vanessa Lam.jpg
Vanessa Lam in 2012
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1995-06-19) June 19, 1995 (age 21)
Pasadena, California
Home town Bellflower, California
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Coach Tammy Gambill, Sondra Holmes
Former coach Dianne de Leeuw-Chapman
Doug Chapman
Choreographer Dianne de Leeuw-Chapman
Doug Chapman, Justin Dillon
Skating club All Year FSC
Began skating 2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 156.58
2011 JGP Austria Skate
Short program 54.34
2011–12 JGP Final
Free skate 106.23
2011 JGP Austria Skate

Vanessa Lam (born June 19, 1995) is an American figure skater. She won two gold medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Vanessa Lam was born in Pasadena, California.[1] She is of Chinese and Cambodian descent.[2] She has an elder sister, Nina.[3]


Lam started skating at age 5 with her older sister.[3] She debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in the 2010–11 season, winning gold in the Czech Republic.

In the 2011–12 JGP season, Lam won bronze in Australia and gold in Austria. She qualified for the Final in Quebec, where she placed fifth. She finished 13th at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

Lam placed fourth at her lone 2012–13 ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment. She withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Nationals due to knee and hip injuries sustained during training.[4]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
The Gadfly
by Dmitri Shostakovich:
  • Romance
  • Folkfeast
  • Con te partirò
    by Francesco Sartori
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
  • Danse Macabre
    by Camille Saint-Saëns

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
GP Rostelecom WD
Finlandia Trophy 5th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 13th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Australia 3rd
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP France 4th
U.S. Champ. 9th J. 8th J. 7th 9th WD 20th
U.S. Junior Champ. 5th I.
Pacific Coast 3rd J. 2nd J. 1st 1st 1st
SWP Regionals 14th Jv. 4th I. 12th N. 4th J. 1st J. 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: Jv. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b "Vanessa LAM: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Walker, Elvin (January 8, 2012). "No silencing this Lam". Golden Skate. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Jin, Rebekah (January 13, 2011). "Young ice skater competing for chance at Junior Worlds". The Downey Patriot. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Pierce, Eric (January 20, 2013). "Injury forces Downey figure skater to withdraw from Championships". The Downey Patriot. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa LAM: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vanessa LAM: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Vanessa Lam". IceNetwork. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Vanessa LAM". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vanessa Lam at Wikimedia Commons