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James, the 2005 British champion, was expected to compete in both singles and pairs divisions at Sheffield, but has signalled that she wants to link up with Yannick Bonheur, the black French Olympic pairs skater.

But when she tried pairs skating with Bonheur in a gala in Courchevel, in the French Alps, on Dec 28, she realised he offered potentially a greater chance of success.Her twin, Melyssa, the national solo ice dance champion who will continue to skate for Britain, said last night: "I am not at all surprised by Vanessa's decision.It's a unique and a great opportunity."Melyssa and her British partner, Jamie Burns, will compete for the ice dance championship which begins today with the Yankee Polka compulsory.However, they pose no danger to four-time champions Sinead and John Kerr, who finished 10th in the Olympic Games. He retired after being disappointed about Britain's failure to enter him for the last world championships.Online reports are indicating that Bermudian/French figure skater Vanessa James may have split with her skating partner Yannick Bonheur, and has paired with Maximin Coia.Although unconfirmed by the Figure Skating Union, figure skating fans on the internet are abuzz with the talk.

The pair made history at the 2010 Olympics, when they became the first black couple to compete in Olympic figure skating, placing 14th in the competition.

Ms James is also the first black woman to win British National Championship, which she did in 2006.

She is the daughter of Kevin James, and grandaughter of Devonshire residents Carlton and Ethlyn James.

The former Mount Saint Agnes student resided in Bermuda till she was 10 years old, along with her twin sister Melyssa, also a skater.

A statement which purports, and appears to be from Ms James, was posted on one of the most influential figure skating forums saying: I love skating and I want to love it every day, even when it is hard, or frustrating. It was made clear to the federation and Yannick that I did not believe in our partnership.

The federation said they would find a solution to help us both!