Vanessa James

Figure Skater
Born Sep 27, 1987

Vanessa James is a French-British figure skater who has competed internationally as both a single skater and pair skater. She has competed internationally for Great Britain as a single skater and for France as a pair skater. James originally competed domestically in the United States and internationally for Great Britain as a single skater. She is the 2006 British national champion and 2007 national silver medalist.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa James.


1987 Birth Born on September 27, 1987.
1998 10 Years Old Vanessa James began skating with her sister after watching the 1998 Winter Olympics. … Read More


2005 17 Years Old In 2005, James began representing the United Kingdom internationally.
…  She is also the 2006 British national champion in single skating. … Read More
Her last event as a singles skater was the 2007 International Cup of Nice where she won the bronze medal.


2008 20 Years Old James/Bonheur made their Grand Prix debut at the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard, where they placed 7th. They placed 10th at the 2009 European Championships and 12th at the 2009 World Championships. In the 2009–10 season, they placed 6th at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, 8th at the 2009 Cup of China, and 8th at the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard. At the 2010 French Championships, they placed second in the short program and won the free skating to win the title overall. … Read More
2010 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2010, James had a successful tryout with Maximin Coia and the two agreed to train in Germany with Ingo Steuer but several weeks later Coia decided to end his amateur career.
2011 23 Years Old James/Ciprès made their competitive debut in the 2011–12 season. … Read More
At the 2012 European Championships, James/Ciprès were eighth in the short program and sixth in the free skate, finishing sixth overall. They went on to place 16th at the 2012 World Championships.
2013 25 Years Old In 2013–14, James/Ciprès were again assigned to Skate America and the Trophee Eric Bompard. … Read More
2014 26 Years Old At the 2014 Europeans, James/Ciprès set personal best scores in both segments of the competition and came in fifth. … Read More
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