Mexican passion by Brian Joubert

photo by Marina Nastevych

Many people have long wanted to see the real Brian Joubert’s skating. And we saw it today! Personally I am very happy for this talented athlete who was able to overcome the crisis, in which he was last season. This alone raises a lot of respect.

His today’s short program was full of passion, challenging elements and inimitable artistry. Even one mistake with axel could not spoil the overall image of his skating.

I would also like to note a great choice of music and costume. This music (Once upon a time in Mexico) is just perfect for Brian’s skating style. I am sure that this performance gave him much more for his new confidence. Allez, Brian!

Cup of China – Brian Joubert, short program

Cup of China short program’s standings (top five):


1 Mirai NAGASU USA 58.76
2 Akiko SUZUKI JPN 57.97
3 Miki ANDO JPN 56.11
4 Bingwa GENG CHN 51.09
5 Alena LEONOVA RUS 50.79


1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 60.62
2 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 59.58
3 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA 57.86
5 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 51.46


1 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 77.40
2 Brian JOUBERT FRA 74.80
3 Tomas VERNERCZE 70.31
4 Brandon MROZ USA 69.84
5 Sergei VORONOV RUS 68.70

Ice Dance:

1 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 64.12
2 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA 57.21
3 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 55.85
4 Nora HOFFMANN / Maxim ZAVOZIN HUN 52.69
5 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN 49.70

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