Bermudian Vanessa James and her partner Morgan Ciprès — who skate for France — finished 4th in the recent Skate America competition held in in Washington state. It was the first of six events in the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.
Ms James lived in Bermuda as a child and attended Mount Saint Agnes Academy. She is the daughter of Bermudian Kevin James, and the granddaughter of Carlton and Ethlyn James.
The history making skater is the first black woman to win the British National Championships, and along with her old partner Yannick, became the first black couple to ever compete in Olympic pairs skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Vanessa James/Morgan Ciprès Skate America 2012 Short Program:
Vanessa James/Morgan Ciprès Skate America 2012 Long Program:
- Video: James Places 6th At Euro Champs
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- Video: Vanessa James 6th at European Titles
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