Kévin Aymoz

 

 

 

Kévin Aymoz (French pronunciation: ​[ke.vin e.moz]; born 1 August 1997) is a French figure skater. He has won four international medals and placed within the top ten at three ISU Championships. He is a two-time French national champion (2017, 2019).

 

Kévin Aymoz
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Kévin Aymoz at the exhibition of the 2018 Internationaux de France
Personal information
Country represented France
Born (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 21)
Échirolles, Isère, France
Home town Jarrie, France
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Coach Katia Krier, John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana
Former coach Didier Lucine, Sophie Golaz, Véronique Cartau, Claudine Lucine, Françoise Bonaud, Catherine Faure, Bernard Glesser, Jean-François Ballester
Choreographer John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana
Skating club GIMP Grenoble
Training locations Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA
Paris, France
Former training locations Grenoble, France
Annecy, France
Began skating 2003
World standing 29 (2018–19)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 247.47
2019 World Figure Skating Championships
Short program 88.24
2019 World Figure Skating Championships
Free skate 162.93
2018 CS Autumn Classic International

 

 

Career

Early years

Aymoz began learning to skate in 2003.[2] He became the French national junior bronze medalist in the 2012–2013 season and repeated the following season.

2014–2015 season: Senior international debut

Aymoz started the 2014–2015 season on the junior level, winning gold at the Lombardia Trophy and bronze at the International Cup of Nice. Making his senior international debut, he finished eighth at the 2014 NRW Trophy at the end of November. He placed fifth on the senior level at the French Championships, held in December, before winning the national junior title, in February 2015. Aymoz ended his season with a senior international medal, silver at the Coupe du Printemps in March.

2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix debut

Early in the season, Aymoz was coached by Véronique Cartau, Bernard Glesser, and Jean-François Ballester in Grenoble.[3] His ISU Junior Grand Prix debut came in late August 2015; he placed fourth at his sole assignment, in Riga, Latvia. After winning the senior bronze medal at the Lombardia Trophy in September, he made his first appearances on the ISU Challenger Series (CS), placing seventh at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy in November and twelfth at the 2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb in December.

In February 2016, Aymoz won his second French national junior title.[4] In March, he represented France at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary; he qualified for the free skate by placing fifth in the short program. He finished ninth overall after placing 11th in the free skating. By the end of the season, he was training in both Grenoble and Annecy, overseen by Cartau, Didier Lucine, Claudine Lucine, and Sophie Golaz.[5]

2016–2017 season: First national title

In the first half of the season, Aymoz was coached by Didier Lucine, Sophie Golaz, and Véronique Cartau in Annecy.[6] In December 2016, he won the French national title. On 16 January 2017, the FFSG reported that Aymoz had decided to return to Grenoble and that the federation had sent Katia Krier for the intermediary period.[7] He placed fifteenth at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

2017–2018 season

During the season, Aymoz trained with Katia Krier in Paris and with John Zimmerman in Tampa, Florida.[8] He took gold at the Denkova-Staviski Cup and finished tenth at his sole Grand Prix event, the 2017 Internationaux de France. His season ended after he finished second to Chafik Besseghier at the French Championships.

2018–2019 season: Second national title

At his first event of the season, the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, Aymoz placed eight in the short, third in the free, and fifth overall.

Aymoz received two Grand Prix assignments, the 2018 Skate Canada International and 2018 Internationaux de France. He placed seventh and fifth, respectively. At the close of the year, Aymoz won his second French national title.

At the 2019 European Championships, Aymoz placed fourth in both the short program and free skate, finishing fourth overall, and only 0.74 points behind bronze medalist Matteo Rizzo of Italy.[9] At the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, where he placed eleventh, setting a new personal best in the short program and total score.

Programs

SeasonShort programFree skatingExhibition
2018–2019

[2][10]

  • Horns
    by Lick Twist, Bryce Fox
    choreo. by John Zimmermann,
    Silvia Fontana
  • In This Shirt
    by The Irrepressibles
    choreo. by John Zimmermann,
    Silvia Fontana, Kevin Aymoz
  • I Found
    by Amber Run
2017–2018
[8]
  • Wicked Game
    performed by James Vincent McMorrow
    arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
  • O
    by Coldplay
  • Conquest of Space
    by Woodkid
  • Run Boy Run
    by Woodkid
    arranged by Maxime Rodriguez
 
2016–2017
[6][11]
  • Radioactive
    by Imagine Dragons

  • Hallelujah
    by Leonard Cohen
  • Condolence
    by Benjamin Clementine
  • Nemesis
    by Benjamin Clementine
  • Le Portrait
    by Calogero
2015–2016
[5]
  • Hallelujah
    by Leonard Cohen
  • Torn - Resolve
    by Nathan Lanier
  • Le Portrait
    by Calogero

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[12]
Event12–1313–1414–1515–1616–1717–1818–19
Worlds             11th
Europeans         15th   4th
GP France           10th 5th
GP Skate Canada             7th
CS Autumn Classic             5th
CS Golden Spin       12th      
CS Tallinn Trophy       7th      
CS Warsaw Cup         10th    
DS Cup           1st  
Golden Bear         1st    
Lombardia Trophy       3rd      
NRW Trophy     8th        
Printemps     2nd        
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds       9th 7th    
JGP France         4th    
JGP Latvia       4th      
JGP Slovenia         6th    
Cup of Nice     3rd J        
Gardena Trophy 4th J 3rd J          
Lombardia Trophy   1st J 1st J        
Rooster Cup 2nd N            
National[12]
French Champ. 6th 5th 5th   1st 2nd 1st
French Jr. Champ. 3rd 3rd 1st 1st      
Team events
World Team
Trophy
        6th T
11th P
  4th T
9th P
Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. ISU personal bests highlighted in bold. Historic ISU personal bests highlighted in bold and italicized.

Senior career

2018–19 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
11–14 April 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 8
85.22
10
153.83
4T/9P
239.05
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 7
88.24
12
159.23
11
247.47
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 4
88.02
4
158.32
4
246.34
December 13–15, 2018 2018 French Championships 1
95.40
1
167.25
1
262.25
November 23–25, 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 6
81.00
5
150.16
5
231.16
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 10
78.83
7
151.26
6
230.09
September 20–22, 2018 2018 Autumn Classic International 8
64.19
3
162.93
5
227.12
2017–18 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
December 14–16, 2017 2017 French Championships 5
67.57
2
148.93
2
216.50
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 9
70.00
9
150.43
10
220.43

Junior level

2016–17 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy Senior 9
67.23
11
127.43
6T/11P
194.66
March 15–19, 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 6
77.24
8
141.39
7
218.63
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships Senior 13
71.26
18
128.21
15
199.47
December 15–17, 2016 2016 French Championships Senior 1
78.90
1
155.76
1
234.66
17–20 November 2016 2016 CS Warsaw Cup Senior 10
60.61
11
115.93
10
176.54

 

References

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance - Men". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015.
  4. ^ Bénéat, Laurent (29 February 2016). "Confirmation et révélation". La Nouvelle République (in French). Archived from the original on 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ à Grenoble" [Kevin Aymoz in Grenoble] (PDF) (in French). Fédération Française des Sports de Glace. 16 January 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Kevin AYMOZ: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ Slater, Paula (January 26, 2019). "Fernandez snags seventh consecutive European title". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ "Interview: Kévin Aymoz at Internationaux de France 2018". In The Loop. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  11. ^ "Kevin AYMOZ: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Kevin AYMOZ". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 September 2018.