As the fifth stop on the 2021-22 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the 2021 Internationaux de France was a senior-level international invitational tournament.
Internationaux De France 2021 Figure Skating
On November 19-21, it took place in the Patinoire Polesud in Grenoble. Medals were given out for men’s and women’s singles, couples, and ice dance. The skaters scored points toward a possible trip to the Grand Prix Final in the upcoming season.
The 2021 Internationaux de France will take place from November 19-21, 2021, at the Patinoire Polesud in Grenoble, France. It is the fifth event in the 2021-22 Grand Prix series.
There are six international senior invitational tournaments that make up the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, with the 2021-22 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final taking place in December of that year.
There was a senior-level international invitational competition series called the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, and the 2021 Internationaux de France was the fifth stop on the tour.
During the dates of November 19-21, it took place in the Patinoire Polesud in Grenoble.
Men’s singles, women’s singles, couples, and ice dance all won medals. Skaters racked up points toward a possible trip to the Grand Prix Final in the upcoming season of 2021-22. (en)
Among the Women, Russia’s Anna Shcherbakova Stands out as the top Contender.
If she wants to make it to the Final, she needs to place first or second. Kseniia Sinitsyna and Alena Kostornaia, two of her teammates, will also be competing for medals.
This weekend, Japanese athlete Wakaba Higuchi competes in the 2021 Cup of Austria, where she won last weekend. Karen Chen, Mariah Bell, and Starr Andrews, three American ladies, will be competing.
Given his dominating performances in the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy in early October and the Gran Premio D’Italia, Yuma Kagiyama of Japan enters the men’s event as the clear favourite.
Jason Brown, making his third appearance in as many years, hopes to extend his streak of top-three finishes at this event (bronze in 2013, silver in 2018). Keegan Messing of Canada is also in the medal hunt if he can keep his jitters in check.
There seems to be some Uncertainty about the Couples Discipline.
After earning bronze at Skate America, the Russian pair of Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii will be seeking to advance their standing.
After placing fourth in Las Vegas, Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier of the United States will be gunning for the podium as well, having trailed the Russians by only 2.56 points.
For Vanessa James, whose Grand Prix career began in France 13 years ago, this will be both a homecoming and her first race.
With this being what is almost certainly their final Grand Prix, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron will steal the show.
Having already won the Italian Grand Prix, they need to place either first or second in Grenoble to guarantee themselves a spot in the Final.
Like the French squad, the Canadian duo of Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are likely giving their final Grand Prix performance. With their recent victory at Skate Canada, they will also be gunning for the gold.