Figure skating: Frenchman Adam Siao Him Fa Sacred European Champion

At 21, he offers tricolors a first European male title since 2011.

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Twelve years after Florent Amodio, the last Frenchman to have won a European title, Adam Siao Him Fa, 21, was crowned European Figure Skating Champion, Friday January 27 in Espoo (Finland). With a total of 267.77 points, the Frenchman has ahead of Italian Matteo Rizzo (259.92 pts) and the Swiss Lukas Britschgi (248.01 pts).

In the absence of the reigning champion, the Russian Mark Kondratuik suspended due to the war in Ukraine, the first place seemed more accessible than ever for the native of Bordeaux, 14th at the Olympic Games last year. All the technical elements of its free program were not made perfectly in the first part of choreography, but Siao Him Fa, which skied on Woodkid music, was released later. In any case, it had a comfortable advance of more than ten points after the short program Wednesday.

This European gold medal is rewarding a great season for the Frenchman, crowned in November at the Grand Prix de France in Angers as well as at the French Championships a month later.

The other hired tricolor, Kevin Aymoz, ends at the foot of the podium (240.92 pts), as in 2019. On the music of the “gladiator” thread, the French could only chain two jumps of jumps, which earned him to lose a few points.

/Media reports cited above.