At the 2008 European Championships in Zagreb, Lambiel had a disappointing short program, falling on his triple axel and managing only a triple toe loop-double loop combination; he placed 4th.
Stéphane Lambiel (born 2 April 1985) is a Swiss figure skater, coach, and choreographer.
He is a two-time (2005–2006) World champion, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2005, 2007) Grand Prix Final champion, and a nine-time (2001–08, 2010) Swiss national champion.
Lambiel is known for his spins and is credited with popularizing some spin positions.
He won the junior national champion for the next two years and spent three years on the junior Grand Prix circuit, winning two medals during this time.
In 2007, Lambiel finished 3rd at the Cup of China and 2nd at the Cup of Russia, qualifying him for the Grand Prix Final.
He won the event for a second time in his career with 239.10 points, only 0.16 points ahead of Daisuke Takahashi.Lambiel began the 2006–2007 season with a win at Skate Canada, where he finished seventh in the short program but first in the free skate.He was also assigned to the 2006 NHK Trophy, but withdrew prior to the event, citing health reasons.He came in second at the 2006 European Championships in Lyon, France, behind Plushenko.Lambiel went into the 2006 Olympic Games, in Turin, Italy, with a strong chance to medal.On 25 July 2009, Lambiel announced that he would return to competitive skating and try to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.