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Petrova and Tiknonov take gold at Trophee Eric Bompard

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Trophée Eric Bompard, the fourth of six qualifying events. The event was held November 16-19 at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France. Over 60 skaters from 14 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in points…

Denkova and Staviski win gold in Paris

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria won their second Grand Prix gold for the season, while France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder and Italy’s Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali won their second consecutive Trophée Eric silver and bronze respectively.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance chosen for this event was the Westminster Waltz. The dance was invented by Eric van der Weyden and his wife Eva Keats. It was first…

Kim captures first Grand Prix Gold

South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim captured her first senior Grand Prix gold, while Miki Ando of Japan won the silver. USA’s Kimmie Meissner, who was fifth at this event last year, settled for bronze.

Short Program

Kim opened her program to El Tango De Roxanne with a solid triple flip-triple toeloop combination, followed by a good level four spiral sequence, a level four flying sit spin, and a huge triple Lutz. The…

Joubert wins Trophee Eric Bompard gold

Brian Joubert of France easily captured the gold medal, while teammate Alban Preaubert won the silver. Russia’s Sergei Dobrin, who was seventh at this event last year, won the bronze – his first senior Grand Prix medal.

Short Program

Joubert showed that he was clearly the class of the field, landing his opening quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination in his exciting performance to music from the Die Another Day soundtrack. The two-time…

2006 Trophee Eric Bompard Preview

The ISU Grand Prix enters its second half this week, with Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris. This fourth of sixth events has become a staple of the Grand Prix, with its longstanding location in Paris and ornate decorations carried over from its days as the “Lalique” Trophy. French figure skating has endured a series of political and monetary problems over the past decade, yet still produces arguably the most…