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Amandine Cohu

Outstanding Contribution to Ice Skating

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Amandine’s commitment and dedication to Ice Skating has contributed to her phenomenal success in the sport. Her performances on the Ice are simply outstanding.

Amandine first started to skate when she arrived in Qatar 5 years ago. During her first year on the ice she competed in the Level 4 Abu Dhabi Open and achieved Gold. Since then her training programme has increased and she trains for 4 hours every day.

During 2013, Amandine competed in a total of ten competitions and achieved Gold in nine technical programmes.

In 2014, Amandine competed at the International Coppa Europa Canazei Competition and achieved Silver in the Artistic Programme. Since 2015 Amandine remains undefeated in all the competitions that she has entered. In 2015, she competed at the International Skate Hong-Kong in Level 7 and achieved Gold.

Since 2016, she has been competing in the Platinum Level Competitions and has won all titles including:

• Basic Novice, Platinum level Skate Emirate 2016

• Basic Novice, Platinum Level Open Championship, Dubai 2016

This year, Amandine competed in the ISI Skate Beijing and achieved Gold in the Technical Programme, Artistic Programme and Spotlight Programme.

Additionally, in April 2017 Amandine competed in the Junior Skate Emirates, and at 15 years old she was the youngest participant. Amandine competed in three events and won Gold in all, and was once again the most successful Skater in the whole competition. She was also the only competitor to include five double jumps in her programme.

Amandine works meticulously on her technique and she has begun to land her double axel and works hard on triple jumps in practice which is the entrance criteria required for European Competition’s and the ISU Professional Federation. She is moving onto Abu Dhabi at the end of the year and will compete in the ISU Championship, where she will represent France.

Amandine will continue her training over the summer, attending training camps in Italy, France and Germany with International Coaches.

Amandine has managed to succeed in her sport while balancing her personal interests and the demands of studying for IGCSE exams. Amandine aspires to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University.