James & Cipres Win Gold At France Grand Prix

November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres claimed their second Grand Prix gold medal this season as competition wrapped up at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble earlier this month.

A story at ISU.org says, “Performing to “Wicked Game” and “The Last Feeling”, James/Cipres produced a triple twist, triple toe-double toe-double toe combination, throw triple flip and Salchow as well as a level-four lift, spin and death spiral. The only major glitch came when James doubled the triple Salchow. The French pair scored 140.53 points and to 205.77 points overall.”

“We’re really happy to win this competition,” Cipres said.”It’s the first time for us to win two Grand Prix in the season and to go to the Grand Prix Final. We have a lot of work to do for these next two weeks.”

Vanessa James said, “We’re both happy with the fight today, especially after a disappointing short program yesterday. We’re very proud to have our second gold medal at a Grand Prix.

“We just have more work to do mentally and try to skate even better than at Skate Canada. It’s nice to have made these few mistakes here to learn from them and be perfect for the next competition.”

Overall, 57 skaters/couples representing 14 ISU members competed at Internationaux de France from November 23-25, the sixth and final event in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

The top six qualifiers in each discipline will proceed to the Final in Vancouver, Canada, from December 6-9.

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