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    Florent Amodio

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Some VERY INTERESTING news here!! I have to say that I'm very happy to read this, I hope that he'll give some decent choreography now at least...

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    "This is a divorce," Amodio told the paper.
    But having known Nikolai over the years, kind of predictive, right?...
    A very wise decision by Florent, I think. Best of luck to him in the new season!!!

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    Another divorce I hope it was amicable. I hope he finds a permanent coach soon and that his
    training does not suffer. Thanks for the info!

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    Florent is training with Alexei Yagudin!
    Who are you training with at the moment and how is it going?

    Katia Krier has done a great job in coaching me during this transition. I worked with her for only three weeks, but we were able to produce great and efficient work on the ice and all I can do is thank her for that.

    You are currently training with Alexei Yagudin in Courchevel. How is that working out for you?

    I suffer every single day. He teaches me so much. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with him, when very few athletes have done it in the past. I enjoy every minute of it and I seize this wonderful opportunity and make the best of it, in order to be ready for 2014.
    Part of the interview from Figure Skating Magazine.

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    OMG, is it true Fabian is now Florent's coach? http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00008739.htm Why nobody told me so?

    I thought I will be able to watch mens figure skating with a more relaxing mode myself (less tense) this season, but I have a good enough reason to root for Florent in particular, don't I?! Good luck to Florent and his team in the new season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    OMG, is it true Fabian is now Florent's coach? http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00008739.htm Why nobody told me so?

    I thought I will be able to watch mens figure skating with a more relaxing mode myself (less tense) this season, but I have a good enough reason to root for Florent in particular, don't I?! Good luck to Florent and his team in the new season!
    Always love your enthusiasm, deedee. An IN article from the summer had a bit of discussion of Amodio and Bourzat's work together:

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    He had a rather rough start at the Lombardia Trophy but I always enjoy watching him, mistakes or no. Next weekend he will compete at the French Masters. If he doesn't win that one...I'll be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Always love your enthusiasm, deedee. An IN article from the summer had a bit of discussion of Amodio and Bourzat's work together:
    And thank you from me for the link to the IN article, golden! Was an interesting read. Hope Fabian will be of a great help to him, especially skating skills and good programs/choreography.

    My first encounter with Florent in a competition live was at the first World Team Trophy, back in April 2009. He competed still at the junior circuit in 2008-09 season, but did join WTT 1 with Brian Joubert as the second best French man and honorably placed 10th (SP 7th/LP 11th) to help the French team. He wasn't popular among Japanese skating fans yet, but he was a joy to watch and did capture audience hearts with his charm there.

    ETA Loved your current avator. So cute!

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    Amodio changes his coach
    http://www.lequipe.fr/Patinage-artis...-encore/522682

    and is called to the disciplinary committee of the FFSG
    http://www.francetvsport.fr/patinage...cipline-257973

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia29 View Post
    Amodio changes his coach
    http://www.lequipe.fr/Patinage-artis...-encore/522682

    and is called to the disciplinary committee of the FFSG
    http://www.francetvsport.fr/patinage...cipline-257973
    Wow, hope that someone can translate the article, but it seem that during TEB Amodio didn´t go to any of the team meetings and skip the Gala.

    The president (I think) of France Skating Federation thinks that Amodio need to take part of the responsability for his bad results, and work hard. He thinks he is wasting his career.

    I don´t know it´s somebody can talk a little about Amodio off ice persona, some commentor of broadcast always talk to him like someone with no dicipline and bad personality but I have never read nothing concrete about it until now.

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    Amodio skipped the gala (confirmed by ISU), skipped the meetings (it's a plural so he hasn't missed only one) and skipped the "party" for Papadakis and Cizeron.
    Amodio explains his altitude goes with the rigour he wants to have. He wasn’t well after his bad result. He says he wants an external eye and someone who tells him if he’s ready or not to go in a competition
    Gailhaguet says he wants to change the mentalities of the french skaters

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    I don't know if all these coaching changes are helpful. I think he would benefit the most from a psychologist. But I am not in his shoes (skates?) and the French fed is a mystery to me...I don't understand anything that goes on with them. What kind of discipline can be taken against him? A reduction in funding, or...? It seems like a vicious circle...he gets bad results, feels more down than before, doesn't get support from the fed (maybe partly his own fault, I cannot say), gets more bad results, etc. Really a shame for such a talented skater.

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    Does the articles say which coach he switched to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I don't know if all these coaching changes are helpful. I think he would benefit the most from a psychologist. But I am not in his shoes (skates?) and the French fed is a mystery to me...I don't understand anything that goes on with them. What kind of discipline can be taken against him? A reduction in funding, or...? It seems like a vicious circle...he gets bad results, feels more down than before, doesn't get support from the fed (maybe partly his own fault, I cannot say), gets more bad results, etc. Really a shame for such a talented skater.
    Back in 2012, I was watching the spanish broadcast of lp at Worlds, and after Yuzuru the top sixth men were going to skate Amodio being the first of the group. One of the commentors made the observation that even when Amodio was really talented that he has the worst attitude and didn´t show a lot of sportmanship. This is the second memory that I have of Amodio the first one being from the 2010 Olympics when they told story about him (and his sister I think) being adopted kids from Brasil (?).

    It always jump to my attention because I never read or heard anything else to the matter, but it really worries me that he seems to have a problem finding stability in his couching (wikipedia says that he has have at least 6 coaches: Katia Krier, Shanetta Folle, Nikolai Morozov, P. Borie, Didier Manaud, Annick Dumont) and as some of you are pointing out this is no good. He is sinking in to the rankings more and more, and is sad to see.

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    I think 6 coaches is a low estimate.

    Yes, Florent was an orphan and his adoptive parents brought him to France. I believe he has gotten offers to skate for Brazil but he always said he was proud to represent France.

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