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    Vanessa James & Morgan Ciprès

    Vanessa and Morgan teamed up in September 2010.
    Before that Morgan was a single skater for France and Vanessa well she had a lot of experiences! She was born in Canada but lived in Bermuda and USA. She represented the UK as a single skater and then moved to Paris where she teamed up with Yannick Bonheur to represent France in pairs.
    Here is Vanessa and Yannick in 2010: SP - LP

    Vanessa and Morgan are three time French national champs now, they won a Bronze medal at Universiades this year. They also finished in the Euros top 5 and Worlds top 10 for the last 3 years.

    2014-15 SP
    2014-15 LP

    Here is a cute interview made by fans a couple of year ago at TEB. They are really relaxed and Vanessa is so cute. Her French is also quite good and she had to translate everything for Morgan because he didn't understand anything lol.
    Here is them getting ready for Sochi games

    I wish them all the best and hope to see them on the podium at Euros next year! You can do it guys!

    ISU bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013733.htm

    Icenetwork bio:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/james_cipres

    Tracings bio
    http://tracings.net/jame-cipr.html

    Vanessa's wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_James
    Morgan's wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Cipr%C3%A8s

    Official facebook
    http://www.google.com/url?q=https://...CoOXG5s6Tgk8zQ


    Programs

    2014-15
    SP El Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
    FS Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, selections from Heaven and Hell by Vangelis and music from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack by Clint Mansell

    2015 World Team Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=QYXKstvkq5o
    2015 World Team Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xHUPVKxnbM

    2015 Worlds SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUpjPyPDmPA
    2015 Worlds FS British Eurosport
    hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blr7_knCpc0

    2015 World Universiade SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qteACKng6s
    2015 World Universiade FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2ZZ_2Y_PLA

    2015 Europeans SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiR7PPc3fYA
    2015 Europeans FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qt1CRWBZq4

    2014 Skate Canada SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wftTxrjvvHg
    2014 Skate Canada LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpXFRAkvks

    2014 TEB SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha2mH1U2AV0
    2014 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDWpd2yWBgY

    2014 Nebelhorn SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqyAq_645tg
    2014 Nebelhorn FS
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qzedK5W1bAw

    2013-14
    SP Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway
    FS Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack by Clint Mansell

    2014 Worlds SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyhzRWBcO-o
    2014 Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsEMUx4MlQs

    2014 Europeans SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUY2DEINnYo
    2014 Europeans FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8azwlZBRMsU

    2013 TEB SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0yeWk_PSE
    2013 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIr5j0k_LGk


    2012-13
    SP Rumba d'Amour and music by Safri Duo
    FS Pearl Harbor soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

    2013 World Team Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0OA9mTWD0Y
    2013 World Team Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quLrlrLszww

    2013 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrC9qzKaf5M
    2013 Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRX7nOSu1DE

    2013 Europeans 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgOUI2iL-Lw
    2013 Europeans FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AA1TyXpzJo

    2013 Challenge Cup - no audio available
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrJ4G0kpfY
    2013 Challenge Cup FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFy-EzjlNI4

    2012 TEB SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcrGONIUx5E
    2012 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aibnd6eqPvs

    2012 Skate America SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU4lqkhWZ5U
    2012 Skate America FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4gG0VRZUpY

    2012 NRW Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHUozkgT9Cg
    2012 NRW Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCWiJ19Ppxc

    2012 Coupe de Nice SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhPweoH4ETU
    2012 Coupe de Nice FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL7oDu3qhDw


    2012 Nebelhorn SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_lpPruUiIM
    2012 Nebelhorn FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYCiIfK3rME
    2012 Nebelhorn Medal ceremony
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz-AywoVwm4

    2011-12
    SP El Tango de Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
    FS Nostalgia by Yanni

    2012 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gvDcVsvPwk

    2012 Europeans Lp
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RVYOpkoZSc

    2011 TEB SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7IV5wrXEQw
    2011 TEB FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wa5k0Ih68


    Baby Pictures!


    Morgan as a Singles Skater 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWVqDHdacU

    Vanessa's first skating competition 1998
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3O8XHUi...j35qSlzeuNvNYB

    Vannessa started pair skating in 1998 with another girl!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbV-N0gWQWg

    Vanessa with Yannick Bonheur 2010 Europeans FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw-I0K855vI

    This channel has lots of videos of the young Vanessa!
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHKwXKZC2dmkeV9ADjzxN9w

    Vanessa and Yannick 2009 Courchevel Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIf6xLSdZuE

    Competitive history

    2015 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
    2015 - World Championships - 9th
    2015 - Winter Universiade - 3rd
    2015 - European Championships - 5th
    2015 - French Championships - 1st
    2014 - Trophée Eric Bompard - 5th
    2014 - Skate Canada - 5th
    2014 - Masters de Patinage - 1st
    2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 4th
    2014 - World Championships - 10th
    2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 10th
    2014 - European Championships - 5th
    2014 - French Championships - 1st
    2013 - Denkova-Staviski Cup - 1st
    2013 - 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard - 5th
    2013 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
    2013 - World Championships - 8th
    2013 - Challenge Cup - 1st
    2013 - European Championships - 4th
    2013 - French Championships - 1st
    2012 - NRW Trophy - 3rd
    2012 - World Championships - 16th
    2012 - European Championships - 6th
    2012 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 6th
    2012 - Skate America - 4th
    2012 - Masters de Patinage - 1st
    2012 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd
    2012 - French Championships - 2nd
    2011 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 8th
    2011 - Cup of Nice - 5th
    2011 - Masters de Patinage - 1st
    2011 - Ondrej Nepela Trophy - 5th


    Exhibitions

    2015 Worlds Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neJR07w9jk8

    2014 Europeans Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUgkB5jxdmw

    2014 Tournee Post Olympique
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FW0ICnPQW4

    2013 Europeans EX Pearl Harbor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDAX31ljO5A

    2012 Nebelhorn Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FdcQlgznm4

    2012 Europeans EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWDOarbHjGU

    2011 TEB Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb7ynsSwO-k

    Epinal Act 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USWkUfQWBAM

    Epinal Act 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k363kOZjQ70


    Golden Skate Articles and Threads

    Sept 2013 thread about Morgan's injury
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Morgan-Cipres

    Articles and random Videos

    Orange team card game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtranlLJyhE

    Jan. 2015 James and Cipres in Third after SP at Europeans
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...-for-euro-gold

    October 2014. James and Cipres Hope to Bring Skating Next Level
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...-to-next-level

    October 2014 James and Cipres Win French Masters
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...french-masters

    Feb 22, 2014 Vanessa James et Morgan Ciprès reviennent des JO
    Les deux champions sont revenus de Sotchi et racontent leur meilleur souvenir des JO, dans les locaux de La République de Seine-et-Marne
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1ng3XNSpM3c

    Feb 2014 An article about their costume designer
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...iffies-designs

    Dec 2013 James and Cipres win French nationals
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...les-in-vaujany

    2011 Rencontre Vanessa James et Morgan Cipres à Bercy le 170511
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THvhu7DBdCU
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    You forgot to mention that Morgan is one of the hottest men of the circuit
    I wish the best for them in the future! Missing this European medal this year was too bad :( They had a rough season debut with changes of coach, but managed to do it well at Worlds, I'm full of hope for them
    Go Vanessa and Morgan !
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    lol you know what that is a shame we can't embed pictures on here because I wanted to put one to show said hotness

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    Put a link to said hot picture!!!

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    Last edited by daphenaxa; 05-10-2015 at 04:12 PM.

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    Very nice photos, indeed!

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    This is the retranscription of what Maxim Trankov commentated on Russian TV during the WC2015. The translation was done by Xela M on figure skating universe http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde...y.95594/page-5

    where it can be seen in full.

    Trankov on James & Cipres' short programme at Worlds 2015...

    [in the beginning] "Well this is, in fact, technically one of the strongest pairs. They trained all summer with us with Stanislav Morozov. Last year, or in general in the previous seasons, their biggest obstacle was the twist element and Stas fixed it and afterwards they became very competitive. The guys jump very well and have very big throws. And they are in general very striking thanks to the female partner. The male partner is strong and attractive and the female partner [has an] exotic look."


    ...

    [during the replays] "But generally, it's difficult for these guys to work. They don't have a pairs skating coach. They are coached by Morgan's coach who coached him when he was still skating as a singles skater in juniors. It's his coach and now he is training them in pairs skating and they are also assisted by Fabien Bourzat - a European Champion in ice dancing, so of course..." [the other guy asks why they didn't stay with Morozov and Trankov says:] "Well, the French federation decided... They didn't perform very well at the GP events and in any event, it was difficult for them in Moscow and expensive and at one point the relationship became very strained so to speak between our Federation and the European Union. At some point they were just taken back, simply taken and they were told that... I know Vanessa was very upset about it. She cried over it, but the French federation told them to go back home, so they went back home."
    His comments are really interesting I think. And that is quite cool that he thinks they have the potential to really be big. The details about their training conditions are quite sad however :/
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    I think they are a very exciting team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphenaxa View Post
    This is the retranscription of what Maxim Trankov commentated on Russian TV during the WC2015. The translation was done by Xela M on figure skating universe http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde...y.95594/page-5

    where it can be seen in full.



    His comments are really interesting I think. And that is quite cool that he thinks they have the potential to really be big. The details about their training conditions are quite sad however :/
    Thanks for posting this! Very interesting to see his point of view.
    They really lack a real team to surround them, and of course the Federation is not helping them. How sad when you they have the potential to achieve incredible things...

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    I feel badly for them, and all the talented French skaters. I wish there was something that could be done to help them.

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    Here's a little "unofficial" interview made by a french community (Stars Skating French), Morgan making an assessment of their season:

    - How are you?
    M: We are fine, we're enjoying our rest after this very long season.

    -Let's come back on this season, how do you look back on it ?
    M: The season has been difficult and turbulent. We left for Russia, then came back to France because Russia wasn't suitable for us. We made some strategy mistakes, and lost time, but we held on. There have been very good things, and other less.

    -What were your best and worst moments in competition this season ?
    M: We commit to memory our little bronze medal at the European Championships, and our medal at the Winter Universiades.

    - You took part to the French Tour. Can you tell us a few words about it ?
    M: The French Tour was super, but really exhausting, especially in the first part, because we had to stay in a good shape for the World Team Trophy. But we have very good memories, with the public, and with our french team mates.

    -Can you tell us a little about the programs you chose for the Tour?
    M:We had to do our Short program everyday for the show, to stay competitive, and we had a 2nd exhibition that we usually do for the shows, more impressive for the public and in harmony (????with the spirit of the french tour, maybe I don't really kow what he wanted to say)

    -What's your plan for this summer ?
    We're going to stay in Paris, and then we'll go to train in Vaujany (French Alps) in altitude, to be in a great shape for next season.

    - Have you already started thinking about your new programs?
    M: Yes of course, but we aren't totally decided yet.

    -What are your goals next season?
    M: Improve our scores and of course get on podiums.

    - Where will you train next season, who will be your coaches?
    M: We will stay in Bercy.

    -To finish, a word for your fans?
    M: Thanks to everybody for your support, and for everything you bring to us. If we go ahead, it's also thanks to you.
    Last edited by Pika-Alva; 05-17-2015 at 03:46 AM.

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    Thank you for the interview

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    I have just finished adding info to daphenaxa's nice OP for Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès. I found lots of surprises, including Vanessa's first pairs performance, which was with another girl in 1998, and vids of Morgan and Vanessa as singles.


    Hope you guys enjoy it!

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    Thanks Doris ! I had never seen Vanessa's first pairs performance this is so cute ! Not sure but if I remember well Melyssa is her twin sister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pika-Alva View Post
    Thanks Doris ! I had never seen Vanessa's first pairs performance this is so cute ! Not sure but if I remember well Melyssa is her twin sister.
    Yes, they're twins.^^ Both cute girls grew into beautiful women.

    I wish something was done to up Vanessa/Morgan level of skating. They have what it takes to become a strong pair, but do not have the right team/surrounding. For how long is it going to last?

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