James triumphs again on ice
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres enjoyed yet more success, continuing their recent winning trend to triumph in the French Elite Skating Championships.
Having got off to a blistering start at the Vaujany Ice Rink to lead at the conclusion of the Pairs Short Programme with a score of 82.70 earlier in the competition, the duo, who represent France, built on that winning momentum to finish first in the Pair Free skating programme with an overall score of 240.91.
The latest success comes off the back of a mesmerising performance to take pairs victory at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Vancouver, British Columbia, earlier this month.
James, whose father Kevin is Bermudian, was born in Ontario, Canada but lived in Bermuda until the age of ten when her family moved to Virginia. During her time on the island she attended Mount St Agnes. Her twin sister Melissa is also a figure skater.
James and Ciprès have been competing together since 2010 during which time they have appeared in many figure skating competitions and have won several medals, including a bronze at the World Championships as well as gold at the International Skating Union Grand Prix in Grenoble, southeastern France.