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    Romain Ponsart

    By popular demand:

    Romain Ponsart skates for France as a senior man.

    As of the time I write this (January 2016) he is training at 7k Skate Academy in Colorado, with Kori Ade, Rohene Ward and Vincent Restencourt. He is 23 and has been skating for France for over 7 years, as a senior and a junior. He trained briefly with Brian Joubert in 2015, but that partnership did not work and in late 2015 he went to 7k.

    His recent interview (in French) on skating for France, what he likes best (the quad and the feeling of flying) and why he started training at 7k:

    http://www.skate-info-glace.com/inte...omain-ponsart/

    I am not going to try to post all his videos here, but here are three recent comps:

    1. At World Team Trophy 2015:

    His SP (one of the legions of Nessun Dorma)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y68-5qgftmg

    His FP (Inception Soundtack by Hans Zimmer):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_7ULAySrXg

    2. His SP at Trophee Eric Bompard 2015 (Je suis malade by Serge Lama)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo3HwTXbh0U

    3. At the 2015 Championnats de France (French National)

    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_JGuqIbnD4

    LP: (Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvV2JoT6aTQ

    His competitive record according to Ice Network:

    • 2016 - French Championships - 4th
    • 2015 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
    • 2015 - Winter Universiade - 9th
    • 2015 - Nestle Nesquik Cup - 1st
    • 2015 - French Championships - 2nd
    • 2014 - Cup of Nice - 9th
    • 2013 - World Team Trophy - 6th (team)
    • 2013 - Bavarian Open - 4th
    • 2013 - Volvo Open Cup - 4th
    • 2013 - French Championships - 3rd
    • 2012 - Triglav Trophy - 3rd
    • 2011 - World Junior Championships - 17th
    • 2011 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 8th
    • 2011 - Cup of Nice - 5th
    • 2011 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 14th
    • 2011 - Triglav Trophy - 5th
    • 2011 - French Championships - 5th
    • 2010 - Junior Grand Prix (Germany) 5th
    • 2010 - Junior Grand Prix (France) - 5th
    • 2010 - French Championships - 7th
    • 2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Croatia) - 6th
    • 2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Belarus) - 6th
    • 2009 - French Championships - 6th
    • 2008 - Junior Grand Prix (France) - 12th
    • 2008 - French Championships - 11th
    • 2007 - Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) - 10th
    • 2007 - Junior Grand Prix (United States) - 9th
    • 2007 - Triglav Trophy, Junior - 3rd
    • 2006 - Junior Grand Prix (Romania) - 16th
    • 2006 - Triglav Trophy, Novice - 3rd

    Romain's Instagram Account:
    https://www.instagram.com/romainponsart/?hl=en

    Romain's Twitter Account:
    https://twitter.com/ponsartromain
    (Not as active as Instagram)
    Last edited by el henry; 01-09-2016 at 10:10 PM.

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    On a totally shallow note: Having watched skating for over 40 years now, I am beyond deciding whether 20 year olds are good looking. It usually does not enter my consciousness.

    But even I need to admit Romain Ponsart is one attractive guy; I haven't seen a skater this good looking since competitive Christopher Bowman

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    And one last point, I frankly skimmed Romain's interview and did not see (thanks to Mia in the French skaters' thread) : he is planning on changing his LP for the Bavarian Open. More Rohene choreography, perhaps?

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    I didn't know... He complained about his training in Poitiers, missing his family, etc... and what does he do next? Go to 7k in Colorado.
    Does that mean that he finally realized how childish and naive he had been when he quit Joubert and great training conditions? And finally realized he had to change if he wanted a chance to get to the international levels? I hope so, because otherwise, he should just quit.
    Sorry, I know this is a fan thread, but this guy really pissed me off months ago after TEB. I now hope he has really changed and that 7k made things straight in his head again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumededragon View Post
    I didn't know... He complained about his training in Poitiers, missing his family, etc... and what does he do next? Go to 7k in Colorado.
    He explained that it was a lie...Why he lied? I would like to know.

    A thing that intrigued me: After the meeting between them, Joubert said the federation will not allow Ponsart to return in Paris because he refused to return with Joubert and should propose him to skate in pairs. Except that Ponsart says in his last interview that it has never been question about pairs and explained that the federation had no free places in Paris before January... Knowing that in the first article about the duo, it was written that the federation wasn't happy with this collaboration, could the federation have played an important role in their separation? I don’t forget that Joubert has spoken about Ponsart’s words on Poitiers which were denied by Ponsart. It was during the TEB... We can suppose the intervention of a third party who lied ?!? Otherwise, it is incomprehensible that Joubert was anger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia29 View Post
    He explained that it was a lie...Why he lied? I would like to know.

    A thing that intrigued me: After the meeting between them, Joubert said the federation will not allow Ponsart to return in Paris because he refused to return with Joubert and should propose him to skate in pairs. Except that Ponsart says in his last interview that it has never been question about pairs and explained that the federation had no free places in Paris before January... Knowing that in the first article about the duo, it was written that the federation wasn't happy with this collaboration, could the federation have played an important role in their separation? I don’t forget that Joubert has spoken about Ponsart’s words on Poitiers which were denied by Ponsart. It was during the TEB... We can suppose the intervention of a third party who lied ?!? Otherwise, it is incomprehensible that Joubert was anger...
    It would not surprise me. Ponsart left Bercy, against Gailhaguet will, who's trying to create a super pole in Paris. It would not be the first time FFSG scheme like that and destroy a carrier. And in the same logic, it could be a kind of action against Joubert, to prevent him from building a good school outside Bercy. Of course just speculation, but not so hard to picture in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pika View Post
    It would not surprise me. Ponsart left Bercy, against Gailhaguet will, who's trying to create a super pole in Paris. It would not be the first time FFSG scheme like that and destroy a carrier. And in the same logic, it could be a kind of action against Joubert, to prevent him from building a good school outside Bercy. Of course just speculation, but not so hard to picture in fact.
    With DG, sadly, any underhand skulduggery is not difficult of belief at all... What fun when he becomes ISU president...

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    Quote Originally Posted by el henry View Post
    On a totally shallow note: Having watched skating for over 40 years now, I am beyond deciding whether 20 year olds are good looking. It usually does not enter my consciousness.

    But even I need to admit Romain Ponsart is one attractive guy; I haven't seen a skater this good looking since competitive Christopher Bowman
    Was going to post same 'shallow' observation when noticed your post - glad I am not alone! Using a modern slang he is sooo hot and fit (obviously)
    On more serious note I loved his sp at TEB - the balletic quality of his movement is exquisite. He would make such a gorgeous ice dancer. But his jumps are good too when he lands them. I liked his interpretation of Je suis malade - a lot of emotion within but not OTT drama.
    Was shocked by total lack of support at the K&C by Joubert for God sake the guy made 2 mistakes so what it was a very worthy debut!
    Disappointed not to see him at Euros

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    Also posted in the 7k thread, Romain Ponsart, the new face of Kori Ade's team

    With Jordan and Jason out Romain is taking over Coach Vincent's instagram as the new face of Team 7k:

    Romain's jump (quad? I hate counting revolutions) with Kori photobombing and Rohene profiling

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BAVwVQxifx4/

    From Facebook, Team 7k sweatshirts, modeled by Romain. Even in a cap Romain still looks good:

    https://www.facebook.com/15434607592...type=3&theater

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    Romain is entered in the Bavarian Open, Feb. 17 to 21. Vas-y, Romain!

    Another jump video from Coach Vincent. This is impressive, I can't count revolutions, but it looks like a lot.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BBX5d1nif07/

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