Florent Amodio

Florent Amodio (born 12 May 1990 in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil ) is a French figure skater who starts in a single run. He is the European champion of 2011.


Amodio was born in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil, but adopted as an infant by a French couple. He grew up in Frémainville, Val- d'Oise and the Brazilian and the French Staastsbürgerschaft.

He began at the age of four years with the figure skating and was trained to May 2010 by Bernard Glessner. At twelve, he was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease. This he could not train 18 months. In 2004, he came back and represented France for the first time internationally.

In 2008 he became a French vice-champion and a year later in the absence of Brian Joubert French champion for the first time. This he represented together with Joubert France at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. He reached the twelfth place in his Olympic debut. During his World Cup debut, he finished 15th in Turin. In May 2010, Amodio coach Nikolai Morozov joined.

In his first European championship is Florent Amodio was European champion in 2011 in Bern at first. The World Championships in Moscow he finished in seventh place.

After a weak start to the season Amodio succeeded at the European Championships 2012 in Sheffield winning the bronze medal. At the world championships in Nice Amodio showed a strong performance in front of a home crowd. His freestyle he opened with a quadruple Salchow. In the end he finished fifth in a strong field and thus its best World Cup placing. He also improved his personal best in each segment and overall performance.

At the European Championships 2013 in Zagreb Amodio led after the short program with a personal best of 89.82 points. In the free skate, he stood for the first time two quadruple jumps. At the end, he won the silver medal behind so the Spaniard Javier Fernández. At the World Cup he was unable to repeat this performance, finishing in twelfth place.



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