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Florent Amodio
AMODIO 2008JGPF by Carmichael.jpg

Amodio at thte 2008-2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Personal information
Full name: Florent Amodio
Country represented:  France
Date of birth: May 12, 1990 (1990-05-12) (age 19)
Place of birth: Sobral, Ceará, Brazil
Home town: Fremainville, Val-d'Oise
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Coach: Bernard Glesser
Didier Manaud
Choreographer: Stanick Jeannette, Alexander Zhulin, Tyler Miles
Former choreographer: Bernard Glesser
Skating club: CSG Cergy Pontoise
ISU personal best scores
Combined total: 199.58
2008 Junior Grand Prix Final
Short program: 72.65
2009 Skate America
Free skate: 131.38
2008 Junior Grand Prix Final

Florent Amodio (born May 12, 1990) is a French figure skater. He is the 2010 French national champion and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final Champion.

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Personal Life

Amodio was born in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil and adopted as an infant by a French couple. He was raised in Fremainville, Val-d'Oise. He holds both French and Brazilian citizenship.

In addition to his skating career, Amodio is studying for a coaching diploma.[1]

Career

Amodio began skating at the age of 4 and his been coached by Bernard Glesser since then.[2] At the age of 12, he was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease, which left him unable to skate for 18 months. He returned to competition in 2004 and first represented France internationally in 2005.

After finishing third and first at his 2008-9 JGP events, Amodio won the 2008-2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in his fourth and final season on the circuit. He later had a disappointing 15th place showing at Junior Worlds and was 10th in his only senior international event of the season, the World Team Trophy.

Amodio began the 2009-10 season by winning the French Masters. He later made his senior Grand Prix debut at the 2009 Rostelecom Cup, where he placed 9th, and came in 4th at the 2009 Skate America, missing out on a medal by less than a point.

Programs

Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2009-2010 Munich soundtrack
by John Williams
Papa Can You Hear Me?
from Yentl
Amelie
by Yann Tiersen
Nocturne No 20
by Chopin
arranged by Re: Mind Orchestra

Carrousel
from Cirque du Soleil
by Benoit Jutras
She's Out Of My Life
& Black or White
by Michael Jackson
2008-2009 The Mask of Zorro
Soundtrack by James Horner
Malaguena
by Ernesto Lecuona
Baghdad
by J. Cook
choreographed by Bernard Glesser
The Mission
by Ennio Morricone
Rockin Gysies
by Willi and Lobo
Bullfighter's Dream
by Ottmar Liebert
choreographed by Bernard Glesser

Competitive highlights

Event 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
World Junior Championships 15th 10th 15th
French Championships 11th 7th 4th 2nd 1st
French Junior Championships 4th 4th 2nd 1st 1st
French Novice Championships 3rd 1st
French Masters 3rd J. 2nd J. 2nd J. 1st J. 1st
Skate America 4th
Cup of Russia 9th
Junior Grand Prix Final 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Great Britain 1st
Junior Grand Prix, France 4th 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Estonia 7th
Junior Grand Prix, USA 5th
Junior Grand Prix, Czech Republic 12th
Junior Grand Prix, Poland 15th
Junior Grand Prix, Andorra 11th
  • J = Junior level

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