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    Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres

    Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès are pair skaters representing France.

    Vanessa was born on 27 September 1987 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

    Morgan was born on 24 April 1991 in Melun, France.

    The couple teamed up in September 2010. They are the 2018 World bronze medalist, the 2017 European bronze medalist and a five-time French national champion. They have also won several medals in Grand Prix and Challenger Series competitions.

    With earlier partner Yannick Bonheur, James represented France at the 2010 Winter Olympics, placing 14th. She is also the 2006 British national champion in single skating.

    Vanessa and Morgan are trained by John Zimmerman and Jeremy Barrett.

    Last updated on 9 December 2018 by Mohacz


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

    Stats on Ice entry
    https://www.statsonice.com/skatertea...jammorgancipr/

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

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

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

    Personal Best Scores starting from 2018-2019
    SP: 74.51 (ISU GP Skate Canada 2018)
    LP: 148.37 (ISU 2018/19 GP Final Vancouver, Canada 2018)
    TS: 221.81 (ISU GP Skate Canada 2018)

    Personal Best Scores pre 2018-2019
    SP: 75.72 (2017 World Team Trophy)
    FS: 146.875 (2017 World Team Trophy)
    TS: 222.59 (2017 World Team Trophy)

    Programs and Videos
    2018/2019
    SP: "Uninvited" by Alanis Morrissett
    LP: "Wicked Game" by Chris Issak, cover version
    Ex: "Black and White" / "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson

    2018/19 ISU GPF Vancouver
    2018 GP Internationaux de France
    2018 GP Skate Canada
    2018 Autumn Classic International (20-22 September)

    2017/2018
    SP: "Make It Rain" by Foy Vance performed by Ed Sheeran arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
    FS1: "Say Something" (A Great Big World song) by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera / "Sense of Freedom" by Maxime Rodriguez
    FS2: "Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel performed by Disturbed, arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
    Ex1: "The Way You Make Me Feel" / "Black or White" by Michael Jackson
    Ex2: "Angel" (piano mix) by The Weekend

    2018 World Championships
    XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang
    SP: http://fsnews.ru/page-al-og2018_pairs_sp.html (the page contains all the SPs. Scroll down to find Vanessa & Morgan)
    FS: http://fsnews.ru/page-al-og2018_pairs_fs.html (the same as above)
    2018 European Championships

    2016/2017
    SP: "Earned it" by the Weeknd
    FS: "Sound of silence" by Simon and Garfunkel performed by Disturbed, arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
    Ex1: "Scared of Lonely" by Beyoncé
    Ex2: "Unsteady" by X Ambassadors
    Ex3: "Belle" (from "Notre-Dame de Paris") by Riccardo Cocciante

    2017 European Championships
    2016 Skate Canada Autumn Classic

    2015/2016
    SP: "I Put A Spell On You" by Joss Stone; choreo by Laurie May
    FS: "Romeo and Juliet" (soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong, Romeo and Juliet (soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski; "Oh, Verona" (Romeo and Juliet soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong; choreo by Laurie May
    Ex: "Scared of Lonely" by Beyoncé

    2016 World Championships
    2016 Cup of Tyrol
    2016 European Championships
    2016 French Championships
    2015 GP NHK
    2015 GP Trophée Bompard
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqieW-ILxSM
    FS: event cancelled
    Interview by The Blade Boys at TEB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYujUB8IxDA
    2015 Nebelhorn Trophy

    2014/2015
    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
    Ex: "Scared of Lonely" by Beyoncé

    2015 World Team Trophy
    2015 World Championships
    2015 Universiade
    2015 European Championships
    2014 GP Skate Canada
    2014 GP TEB
    2014 Nebelhorn Trophy

    2013/2014
    SP: "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway
    FS: "Angels and Demons" soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and "Requiem for a Dream" (soundtrack) by Clint Mansell

    2014 World Championships
    2014 European Championships
    2013 GP TEB

    2012/2013
    SP: "Rumba d'Amour" and music by Safri Duo
    FS: "Pearl Harbor" soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
    Ex: "There You'll Be" (from "Pearl Harbor") by Faith Hill

    2013 World Team Trophy
    2013 World Championships
    2013 European Championships
    2013 Challenge Cup
    2012 GP TEB
    2012 GP Skate America
    2012 NRW Trophy
    2012 Coupe de Nice
    2012 Nebelhorn Trophy

    2011/2012
    SP: "El Tango de Roxanne" from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack
    FS: "Nostalgia" by Yanni

    2012 World Championships
    2012 European Championships
    2011 GP TEB

    Results
    2018/2019
    2018/19 GPF Vancouver - 1 (219.88)
    SP: 4 (71.51)
    FS: 1 (148.37)
    2018 - GP France - 1 (205.77)
    SP: 3 (62.54)
    FS: 1 (140.53)
    2018 GP Skate Canada - 1 (221.81)
    SP: 1 (74.51)
    FS: 1 (147.30)
    2018 - CS Autumn Classic - 1(210.21)
    SP: 1 (73.81)
    FS: 1 (136.40)

    2017/2018
    2018 World Championships - 3 (218.36)
    SP: 3 (75.32)
    FS: 3 (143.04)
    XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongCHang - 5 (2018.53)
    SP: 6 (75.36)
    FS: 5 (143.19)
    2018 - European Championships - 4 (210.17)
    SP: 1 (75.52)
    FS: 4 (134.65)
    2017 GP France - 2 (214.32)
    SP: 2 (73.18)
    FS: 2 (140.36)
    2017 - GP Skate Canada - 3 (214.37)
    SP: 3 (73.04)
    FS: 2 (141.33)
    2017 - CS Autumn Classic - 1 (210.48)
    SP: 2 (73.48)
    FS: 1 (137.00)

    2016/2017
    2017 - World Championships - 8
    2017 - European Championships - 3
    2016 - GP France - 3
    2016 - GP Skate America - 4
    2016 - Skate Canada Autumn Classic - 2nd

    2015/2016
    2016 - World Championships - 10th
    2016 - Cup of Tyrol -2nd
    2016 - European Championships - 4th
    2016 - French Championships - 1st
    2015 - NHK Trophy - 6th
    2015 - Trophée Eric Bompard - 2nd
    2015 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd

    2014/2015
    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

    2013/2014
    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

    2012/2013
    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

    2011/2012
    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

    Other Exhibitions
    2014 Tournee Post Olympique
    Epinal Act 1
    Epinal Act 2

    Golden Skate Articles and Threads
    24 November 2018 GS post GP IdF article - https://goldenskate.com/2018/11/jame...d-in-grenoble/
    November 2018 GS thread regarding TSL interview with Vanessa and Morgan - https://goldenskate.com/forum/showth...73#post2241073
    28 September 2018 GS video interview - https://goldenskate.com/2018/09/jame...rld-champions/
    Sept 2013 thread about Morgan's injury - http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Morgan-Cipres

    Articles and random Videos
    Jan. 2016 - Volosozhar, Trankov cruise to fourth European title. Germans take silver despite lift troubles; Tarasova, Morozov retain bronze (interview with James & Cipres included)
    Orange team card game
    Jan. 2015 James and Cipres in Third after SP at Europeans
    October 2014. James and Cipres Hope to Bring Skating Next Level
    October 2014 James and Cipres Win 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
    Feb 2014 An article about their costume designer
    Dec 2013 James and Cipres win French nationals
    2011 Rencontre Vanessa James et Morgan Cipres à Bercy le 170511

    Miscellanea
    Baby Pictures

    Morgan as a Singles Skater 2008
    Vanessa's first skating competition 1998
    Vannessa started pair skating in 1998 with another girl!
    Vanessa with Yannick Bonheur 2010 Europeans FS
    This channel has lots of videos of the young Vanessa!

    Other
    Vanessa and Yannick 2009 Courchevel Gala
    Vanessa and Yannick in 2010
    SP - LP

    Vanessa and Morgan say their names here in this video by sabinfire - https://youtu.be/cy23KmJYX-Q. And in this ISU video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFWJT8xdrGQ

    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
    Last edited by Mohacz; 12-08-2018 at 11:05 AM. Reason: 2018/19 GP Final update

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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 !
    Last edited by Pika; 05-10-2015 at 04:59 AM.

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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 05:12 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."


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    [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 :/
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-15-2015 at 08:36 AM.

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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; 05-17-2015 at 04:46 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumededragon View Post
    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?
    I am afraid it will last long, just because of the usual French federation working that can be really desperating sometimes...

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    Maybe if French fed had one ounce of common sense, they would release Bruno Massot so he could skate with Aliona and not ruin his career. And then they could have the 4 of them training together and pushing each other. Now that would be a win-win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphenaxa View Post
    Maybe if French fed had one ounce of common sense, they would release Bruno Massot so he could skate with Aliona and not ruin his career. And then they could have the 4 of them training together and pushing each other. Now that would be a win-win situation.
    What Whaat did you say ? Common sense ? This word doesn't exist in french sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pika-Alva View Post
    What Whaat did you say ? Common sense ? This word doesn't exist in french sorry.
    yeah I am aware of the French fed antics. But yeah I don't understand why you would want to mess up with your skaters so much when you already don't have a very deep pool of talent.

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    In fact there's a pool of talent. Of course, it's not comparable to Russia, or Japan, not the same population and popularity of the sport, but some youngsters could be really promising. The problem is that we just keep saying they are really promising, and nothing is done to raise them, or too late. Desperating to the highest degree.

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