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Vincent Restencourt

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Vincent Restencourt
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born (1981-07-28) 28 July 1981 (age 38)
Louviers, France
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Former coachAndré Brunet
Annick Gailhaguet
Fabrice Drieu
Skating clubChampigny
ISU personal best scores
Combined total151.07
2003 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program56.27
2003 Nebelhorn Trophy
Free skate94.80
2003 Nebelhorn Trophy

Vincent Restencourt (born 28 July 1981) is a French former competitive figure skater. He is a three-time World Junior medalist, the 1998-1999 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 1999 Trophée Lalique silver medalist, and the 2000 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion.

Career

Restencourt started to skate at the age of 6, having been introduced to the activity by his sister, who also competed in figure skating.[1] He represented the Champigny club and was coached by André Brunet. He was the first French skater to land a quadruple jump, a toe loop, in competition.[1]

During the 1997–98 ISU Junior Series, Restencourt won silver in Ukraine and bronze in Hungary to qualify for the Junior Series Final, where he finished fourth.

Restencourt began the 1998–99 season on the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series, winning gold in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France and then in Chemnitz, Germany. In November 1998, he competed at the 1999 World Junior Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Ranked third in his qualifying group, first in the short program, and second in the free skate, he was awarded the silver medal behind Russia's Ilia Klimkin. In January 1999, he finished 8th at his first senior ISU Championship, the European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. In March, he won gold at the JGP Final.

In February 2000, Restencourt finished tenth at the European Championships in Vienna, Austria. In March, he won the silver medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany, placing second to Germany's Stefan Lindemann after ranking third in his qualifying group, third in the short, and first in the free. Later that month, he placed ninth at the 2000 World Championships in Nice, France.

At the 2001 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, Restencourt placed second in his qualifying group, sixth in the short, and second in the free. He won the bronze medal behind Americans Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek.

Restencourt coaches figure skating in Aston, PA. He currently coaches American figure skater Gracie Gold.[2]

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2003–04
[3]
2002–03
[4]
  • The Matrix
    by various artists
  • Broken Arrow
    by Hans Zimmer
2001–02
[5]
  • Spanish medley
    arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
2000–01
[1]

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Series/Junior Grand Prix

International[6]
Event 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05
Worlds 9th 19th
Europeans 8th 10th
GP Final 6th
GP Cup of China 11th
GP Lalique 2nd 4th 11th 6th
GP NHK Trophy 5th 6th
GP Skate America 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st
International: Junior[6]
Junior Worlds 2nd 2nd 3rd
JGP Final 4th 1st
JGP France 1st
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Hungary 3rd
JGP Ukraine 2nd
National[6]
French Champ. 8th 2nd 3rd 3rd 6th 4th 5th 11th

References

  1. ^ a b c "Vincent RESTENCOURT: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001.
  2. ^ Hersh, Philip (2018-06-28). "Skater Gracie Gold has comeback plans after long break from competition". Globetrotting by Philip Hersh. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  3. ^ "Vincent RESTENCOURT: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Vincent RESTENCOURT: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 June 2003.
  5. ^ "Vincent RESTENCOURT: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 June 2002.
  6. ^ a b c "Vincent RESTENCOURT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 May 2016.

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