Brian Joubert

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Brian Joubert.

Brian Joubert (found Brian francs. Brian Joubert . b. September 20, 1984 in Poitiers) – French figure skater, speaking in figure skating. He – the world champion (2007), three-time European champion (2004, 2007, 2009), winner of the Grand Prix Final (2006/2007) and the eightfold champion of France (2003-2008, 2011, 2012).

As of April 2013 ranked 13th in the ranking of the International Skating Union (ISU).


  • Biography
  • Careers
    • 2001-2006
    • 2006-2012
    • 2012-2014
  • Interesting facts
  • Programs
    • after 2014
    • Until 2014
  • Sport achievements
  • trainers
  • Participation in TV shows and movies
    • mini-series
    • Documentaries
    • TV Shows
  • See. and
  • Notes
  • Links

Brian Joubert was born in Poitiers, France. Parents – Jean-Michel and Raymond Joubert. At the age of 11 months, he suffered a serious illness, which led to the removal of one kidney. Because of this, he gave preference to figure skating as a more gentle sport. Joubert began skating at age four with his older sisters. Originally I wanted to do hockey, but at the insistence of his mother entered the section of figure skating, and then he became interested in the sport, especially the jump elements.

Hobbies Joubert – motorcycles, music, billiards, fencing, aquariums, drawing ..

Brian Joubert involved in charity work, as a sponsor of the Foundation for the support of children with Williams syndrome.

In March 2006, he published the autobiographical book “Brian Joubert: Fire on Ice”. (Brian Joubert: le Feu sur la Glace). In 2010 he published a picture book about the skater Brian Joubert sur papier glacé ..

The first major international tournament Joubert began in 2000 Junior World Championships, where he finished 15th. The following year, he failed to qualify in the number of participants in the World Junior Championships, and then the president of the French skating federation invited him to compete Top Jump (The highest jump), where he finished second. 1999-2000 season was the only one that Joubert spent on the junior stage. His debut was the adult tournament Skate America in 2001, where he became the 9th. In 2002, he won the bronze medal of the Championship of France that allowed him to reach the European Championship in 2002. In this championship, participating as a debutant, he won the bronze medal and earned a ticket to the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, where he became the 14th. The following month he became the 13th in the world championship.

In the 2002-2003 season, Joubert won gold for the first time one of the stages of the Grand Prix – Skate America in 2002.

Since 2003, the athlete is actively cooperating with Russian experts, in particular, with Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov, Alexei Yagudin. In interviews, Joubert has repeatedly stressed that it Yagudin is his favorite figure skater.

The first of the most serious achievements Joubert became the first place in the European Championship in 2004, where he managed to get around Evgeni Plushenko. In the same year Joubert wins his first world championship medal (silver).

World Championship 2005 in Moscow was unsuccessful for Joubert, as he failed to enter even in the top three winners, but the following season, after equally unsuccessful performance at the Olympics in Turin, where he became only the sixth, Joubert rehabilitated on World Championships in Calgary, where he wins, and the short and the long program, but eventually becomes the second, losing to Stefan Lambiel only because of the poor performance in the qualification.

The most successful in the career of Joubert is the 2006-2007 season, during which the athlete won all the competitions in which he took part, including the Grand Prix Final. World title he won in the fight against Daisuke Takahashi and Stephane Lambiel. Shortly before Joubert seriously injured, hit the foot skate blade on a Lutz landing, which, however, did not prevent him from becoming champion. This season, the choreographer of any program Joubert made Kurt Browning, cooperation with which continued in the following year (working on a short program).

In the 2008-2009 season Joubert lost performance at the home Grand Prix Trophée Eric Bompard, where he became only the fourth, but then won a stage of Cup of Russia, selected for the finals series. However, in Korea, being in third place after the short program, Joubert was forced to withdraw from the competition due to a back injury. For the championship of France Briand did not have time to recover, and also withdrew from the competition

Software for this season athlete puts Evgeny Platov, and if the short program Joubert will be skating and more in the 2009-2010 season, it is an arbitrary, he decided to give up on the European and world championships, he speaks with a different program.

Brian Joubert – the winner of the European Championship 2009 in Helsinki

At the European Championships in 2009 a brilliantly Joubert skated the short program, and was second only to arbitrary Yannick Ponsero, but the points difference was enough for first place in the tournament. At the World Championships 2009, he was also the first after the short program, but fell to an arbitrary relatively uncomplicated double axel at the end of the performance, so took the third place.

Two days after the World Cup, disappointed with third place, Joubert has decided to change the coach. Thus ended his collaboration with Jean-Christophe Simon, which lasted from 2006. In the next tournament, World Team Trophy, Joubert already appears without a coach.

In the 2009-2010 season, Joubert trains with his former mentor, Laurent Dupuis. Also, to work with him as a choreographer attracted dancers Albena Denkova and Maxim Stavisky. The first serious competition, Trophée Eric Bompard, Joubert plays, was only fourth, but a convincing victory in the Japanese stage NHK Trophy guarantees him a place among the finalists of the Grand Prix. However, shortly before the tournament for the second Joubert receives the same injury that in 2007, the punching blade foot while performing a triple lutz. As a result, he was forced to withdraw from the French championship, but have time to recover for the European Championships in Tallinn, where he became the third.

Performance Brian Joubert in the free skate at the World Championships 2010 in Turin

A disastrous short program at the Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver (breakdown stage with a quadruple toe loop and a triple Lutz drop) leads to the fact that in the intermediate standings he occupies only 18th place. After an equally poor performance in any Joubert finish only 16th. But a month later he went to the World Championships in Turin, where the unmistakable short program and excellent performance in an arbitrary (two quadruple toe loop, one of which was executed in the cascade) allow him to climb on the podium. Nevertheless, he finished in third place, behind Patrick Chan, which allowed to talk about refereeing bias and indirectly led to the revision of the basic cost jumps in four turns at the Congress of the International Skating Union in Barcelona (June 2010).

Immediately after the end of the season, Dupuis tandem Joubert splits: coach stops with the athlete for personal reasons.

In the 2010 offseason Joubert worked without an official coach. In the formulation of its programs for this season participated Antonio Najarro and David Wilson. Currently coach Veronique Guyon is Joubert, whom he first appeared on the international arena. Under her leadership, Joubert managed to win the seventh title in France and European championship silver – its tenth medal at this tournament. The fall in the Lutz in the short program originally threw Joubert 7 position, but unmistakably execute arbitrary program and becoming a leader in it, he took the final second. At the 2011 World Championships Joubert made a mistake at the exit after a quadruple toe loop, I forgot to do the cascade in the short program and was on the 9th place. Ideal skated, he takes the 8th place in the end. Thus, the first time in 6 years Joubert left without a medal of the championship.

Brian Joubert at the 2012 World Championships g of.

The season 2011-12 Joubert starts from second place on the French tournament Masters, however, due to injuries later he was forced to withdraw from the Grand Prix, missed the entire series. However, in December he won the French championship for the eighth time in his career. Unsuccessful performance in the short program at the European Championships 2012 has meant that Joubert for the first time since 2002, was left without a medal, finishing 8th. The next start for the athlete becomes Tournament Challenge Cup at The Hague, where Joubert for the first time in his career takes two jumps in four turns in the short program (toe loop in a cascade with a double toe loop and Salchow). At the World Championships, held in Nice, Joubert unmistakably takes both short and long program, but the level of competition is so high that he eventually finish fourth. Speech at the World Team Championship (World Team Trophy) turned out to be just as good, and in the standings Joubert took the third place.

Joubert promotes the so-called power riding style. It is distinguished by the power and high performance jump elements. In each program he invariably involves jumping in four turns.

September 14, 2012 Brian Joubert spent the last training session on the rink hometown of Poitiers before rink was closed for reconstruction. September 17, 2012 Joubert was assigned to INSEP (National Institute of Sport and Physical Education) in Paris, where he began to train with Annick Dumont.

In the season 2012-2013 Joubert was announced two Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Cup of China and Trophée Eric Bompard.

In the first stage of the Grand Prix Cup of China, he flew to Shanghai, is already experiencing discomfort, however, he went to the ice. At the end of the short program Joubert finished seventh at the Cup of China, after which he was forced to withdraw from the competition because of the illness (abdominal pain and fever). He did not have time to recover from an illness to his home Grand Prix Trophée Eric Bompard, which took place a week after the Cup of China. In Paris at Trophée Eric Bompard Joubert finished third in the short program and fifth in the free skate, the results of the two programs as a result of the fourth.

In the middle of December 2012, Brian left the INSEP, Annick Dumont and was forced to train alone. The day before the competition Joubert withdrew from the French championship in 2013 because of the flu.

In the middle of January 2013 (the week before the 2013 European Figure Skating Championships) Joubert again moved to Paris in the INSEP, but will train with Kathy Krier also becomes aware that it will roll a new free program Gladiator . At the 2013 European Figure Skating Championships Joubert finished third in the short program, but was only fifth in the free skate, which allowed him to take a final fourth place.

Joubert took part in the 2013 Challenge Cup, where he was the second consecutive win this competition. At the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships Brian Joubert was ninth (fifth in the short program and the tenth in the free skate).

Once 2013 World Figure Skating Championships, the French team has participated in the team World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, where Joubert arrived after a short illness. The French national team in World Team Championship in figure skating in the end took the last sixth place, he Joubert at the end of the two programs was seventh (eighth in the short program and the seventh in the free skate).

In the 2013-2014 season, Joubert had to make two points in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Skate America and Cup of Rostelecom.

In September 2013, Joubert has decided to train with his former coach Veronique Guyon in Poitiers. And as a skating rink in Poitiers opened after reconstruction only 30 September 2013, in September, Joubert and Veronique Guyon went on every day of training on the rollers Poitiers nearby cities such as La Roche-sur-Yon, Isudёn and others. In just a few days before the start of the competition Master’s de Patinage, Joubert said the French federation of ice sports would not be able to take part in this competition, citing the refusal of its lack of preparedness for the start of the recent permanent patrols on the rink nearby towns, as well as the fact that because of the participation in the Master’s de Patinage he will lose four days of training, while his goal – better prepare for the first Grand Prix Skate America.

October 14, 2013 the name of Brian Joubert has disappeared from the list of athletes who were to take part in the Grand Prix Skate America, and the same day there was an assumption that the French federation of ice sports to punish Brian Joubert due his refusal to participate in the contest Master’s de Patinage in Orleans, though the French federation of ice sports later denied this, saying the athlete withdrew from the stage of the Grand Prix Skate America due to its viral infection.

October 14, 2013 in Paris, was the choice of standard-bearer in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, Brian Joubert was among the three candidates. Ultimately, the standard-bearer picked Jason Lamy Chappuis, ..

In the middle of November 2013 Joubert comes off with his second Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup due to back pain. In December 2013, a week before the French, he will take part in the competition NRW Trophy in 2013, which will take second place. During the NRW Trophy for the first time in 2013, he will present his new free program Concierto de Aranjuez the music of Joaquin Rodrigo, which is coached to NRW Trophy in 2013 less than a month. On the French Joubert win the long program, but the result will be in second place.

At the beginning of January 2014 Joubert was going for a week in Russia to Novogorsk to Nikolai Morozov improve the choreography, but in the end Nikolai Morozov puts his new short program. Because of the tight schedule of training the new short program Joubert takes only ninth in the short program at the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships in the long program he sixth result, and eventually Joubert at the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships becoming the eighth, is the best results among French skaters who performed in the men’s figure skating at the European Championships in figure skating in 2014.

February 7, 2014 Brian Joubert took part in the opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Joubert competed in their fourth Olympic Winter Games in 2014, where he was seventh after the short program and free skate after the fourteenth, eventually finishing in thirteenth place.

At the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi in the long program at the age of 29 years Joubert performed two quadruple toe loop (one of them – in combination with a double toe loop).

February 14, 2014 Brian Joubert announced his retirement in the men’s figure skating, and said that in future plans to do a coaching job.

At the beginning of June 2014 in Almaty, together with Brian Joubert Tenom Denis and Alexei Yagudin he spent training young skaters Kazakhstan.

Interesting facts

  • Joubert is the first European skater, was three jump in four turns in one program (Cup of Russia, Moscow, 2006) – two toe loop and Salchow, and the first athlete who managed to do so under the new judging system. It is also the second in history (after Kevin Reynolds), and the first European skater who managed to make two jump in four turns in the short program (Challenge Cup-2012).
  • Joubert – the first in 42 years the French skater (after Alain Calma), who managed to win the world championship.
  • During their performances in the sports arena, since 2001, Joubert performed more than 110 jumps to 4 turns at international competitions held ISU, and more than 140 jumps 4 turn – taking into account the domestic competitions held in France.
  • In the fall of 2014 Joubert took part in the fifth season of the dance show Danse avec les stars (Dancing with the Stars) on the French TV channel TF1, where he won the bronze medal of the TV project.
  • In December 2014 and January 2015. Joubert involved in the ice show of Evgeni Plushenko “Snow King».

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