Yrétha Silété

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Yrétha Silété
Lake Placid 2009 Yretha SILETE.jpg
Silété in 2009
Personal information
Country represented France
Born (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 22)
Melun, France
Home town Dammarie-lès-Lys
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Coach Claude Thévenard
Skating club CSG Dammarie-Les-Lys
Began skating 2000
Retired November 2014
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 148.18
2012 Worlds
Short program 54.83
2012 World Team Trophy
Free skate 99.76
2012 Worlds

Yrétha Silété (born 27 August 1994) is a French former competitive figure skater. She is a two-time French national champion (2011, 2012) and represented France at the European, World, and World Junior Championships. She achieved her best result, ninth, at the 2012 European Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Yrétha Silété was born in Melun, Seine-et-Marne.[1] Her parents immigrated to France from Togo.[2] Her sister, Yolene, is a gymnast and her brother, Yvan, plays soccer.[2] She decided to study law.[3]

Career[edit]

Silété began skating at age six in Dammarie-lès-Lys and worked with coach Claude Péri-Thévenard throughout her entire career.[2]

In 2008, Silété won the national novice title. She skated in the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2009 and 2010; her best result was fourth at the 2010 JGP Courchevel. Later that season, she won the bronze medal at the 2010 NRW Trophy. Silété won the French Championships at the senior level, finishing first in the short program and fourth in the free skating.[4][5] She was 11th at the 2011 Junior Worlds.

Following the 2010-11 season, Silété decided to turn senior.[2] She began the 2011-12 season at the 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy, where she placed 11th. Her next event was the 2011 French Masters; she came in fifth in the short program but won the free skate to place third overall.[6] She competed at the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard, where she placed 8th. Silété next competed at the French Nationals, and successfully defended her title.

Silété competed at the European Championships for the first time in her career, and aimed for a top-ten finish.[7] She achieved her goal, finishing ninth after placing 8th in the short program and 11th in the free skate. She was chosen to represent France at the 2012 World Championships in Nice. At the event, she placed 8th in the free program and 12th overall.[8] She was also part of the French team at the 2012 World Team Trophy.

Silété received a pair of senior Grand Prix assignments, however, in August 2012, she collided with another skater while training in Courchevel and had a bad fall, suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and injuring her lateral external ligament and meniscus.[8][9] She underwent surgery to repair the damage on 27 August and was expected to remain off the ice until January 2013 and miss the entire 2012–13 season.[8][9] Recovery was a slow process — in April 2013, Silété had regained only one triple jump, the toe loop.[10] Although she had another operation in August 2013, persistent problems led her to retire from competition in November 2014.[3][11]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–14
[1]
2011–12
[12]
2010–11
[13]
2009–10
2008–09

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[14]
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
World Champ. 12th
European Champ. 9th
GP Cup of China WD
GP Trophée Bompard WD
Cup of Nice 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 11th
NRW Trophy 3rd
International: Junior[14]
World Junior Champ. 11th
JGP France 4th
JGP Germany 6th 6th
JGP United States 10th
National[14]
French Champ. 6th 4th 1st 1st
Team events
World Team Trophy 4th T
11th P
N: Novice level; WD: Withdrew
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yretha SILETE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (2 October 2011). "Silété shows promise for France". GoldenSkate. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Poix, Anthony (1 November 2014). "Les adieux d'Yrétha Silété" [Yrétha Silété's farewell]. Le Parisien (in French). 
  4. ^ "2011 Nationals France: Former Stars Reclaim Titles". IFS Magazine. 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Berlot, Jean-Christophe (19 December 2010). "Joubert wins seventh national title in France". IceNetwork. 
  6. ^ Berlot, Jean-Christophe (10 October 2011). "France's finest turn out for French Masters". IceNetwork. 
  7. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (25 January 2012). "Europeans 2012 - day 1 & 2: Who said the preliminary round is boring?". Absolute Skating. 
  8. ^ a b c Berlot, Jean-Christophe (17 September 2012). "After major injury, eager Silete can't live without ice". Ice Network. 
  9. ^ a b "OPERATION REUSSIE POUR YRETHA SILETE" (PDF) (in French). Federation Francaise Sports de Glace. 28 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Berlot, Jean-Christophe (19 April 2013). "French skaters say 'au revoir' to long season". Ice Network. 
  11. ^ "COMMUNIQUE" (PDF) (in French). CSG Dammarie. 2 November 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Yretha SILETE: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Yretha SILETE: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Yretha SILETE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Yrétha Silété at Wikimedia Commons