Vanessa Crone Paul Poirier

Vanessa Crone

Biography

Vanessa Crone made her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, competing in the ice dance event with partner Paul Poirier.

Crone and Poirier had won the World Junior silver medal in 2008. In 2009 they won the silver medal at the Canadian Championships and finished 12th at their first World Championships. A second straight silver at the Canadian Championships in 2010 earned them a spot on the Olympic team. After finishing 14th in Vancouver, they went onto a seventh place finish at the 2010 World Championships. In the absence of Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Crone and Poirier won the national title in 2011 and finished 10th at the World Championships before dissolving their partnership.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2010 VancouverFigure SkatingIce Dance - Mixed14

Notable International Results

Career Notes

2009-10: Won silver medal at nationals, earning an Olympic berth ... Won first career Grand Prix medal, bronze at NHK Trophy in Nagano, JPN (11/08/09) ... Finished 4th at Moscow Grand Prix ... Skated to 6th place at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo, JPN. 2008-09: Finished 12th of 24 dance teams at first WC (03/28/09) ... Narrowly missed podium at ISU Four Continents, finishing 4th ... Was second at Canadian Championships ... Won silver at Skate Canada International, first major senior event ... Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2007-08: Won silver at Junior WC (03/01/08) ... Finished 4th at Junior Grand Prix Final ... Won two Junior Grand Prix events ... Finished 4th at Canadian Championships ... In singles, finished 13th at junior nationals. 2006-07: Canadian junior champion ... Finished 9th at Junior WC ... Won bronze at Junior Grand Prix. 2005-06: Finished 6th at junior nationals ... Was 7th at Junior Grand Prix. 2003-05: Canadian novice champion in 2005, up from 12th the year before.