Italian skating/skaters news

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pingu, May 30, 2011.

  1. Nalachika

    Nalachika New Member

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  2. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

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    thanks, he seems quite determined. he might be the guy plus a lot of luck the italian team needs for an outside chance for the team bronze.
     
  3. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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  5. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    The ISU won't notice because of his name change. ;)
     
  6. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    There is no other competitive Italian man?!
     
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Parkinson (who always bombs), Bacchini (who always bombs). ;P
     
  8. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Maybe the Italian fed should crawl on their knees to Samuel Contesti....
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00005918.htm

    He did not always bomb. Perhaps he has time to get in enough shape to skate Italian Nationals and whatever Senior B to get a qualifying score?
     
  9. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you're writing his epitaph. :shuffle:
     
  10. mathil

    mathil Active Member

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    According to Art on Ice, Righini has been already granted permission from the ISU to compete in both Senior Bs and ISU Championships.
    Both Art on Ice and Neveitalia are reporting that clearance has been given because 12 months since Ivan's last international competition for Russia have passed (he competed in 2012 Coupe of Nice which ended on 29 October 2012); but what Rule 109 says is that 12 months had to pass before July 1, 2013 for Senior Bs, and 18 months for ISU Championships. Following this rule, he'd have to sit out all of the season.
    The rule itself on the other hand says that the skater or the interested country may ask the Council for exceptional permission to be granted, so I think this must be what happened.

    Olympic clearance on the other hand is a totally different matter, and is not in the hands of the ISU. The Olympic Charter is unclear on the issue, it says that three years have to pass since the last 'games or championships', but does that include Senior Bs? If yes, then Righini won't be able to compete in the Olympics, if not, then he'll be okay since the last ISU Championship he attended was 2008 Junior Worlds.
     
  11. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    That's great news for him, and I'm glad he and/or the Italian Fed went for the exception. (I wonder why Papa Boris didn't go for one for Shelepen.). I didn't see a "decisions by the council" announcement, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

    I don't think the Olympic Charter is unclear: "Games" are the Olympic Games, and "Championships" are the ones designated by the official governing body of the sport. Senior B's aren't ISU events, let alone championships, and the ISU defines championships as Euros, 4C's, Worlds, and Jr. Worlds. Even GP/GPFs don't meet the definition of championships.
     
  12. Nalachika

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    Hello all (and, first of all, sorry for my bad English :(), here there are two new interviews to Kolbe/Caruso and Cappellini/Lanotte.
    Sorry, for now are only in italian, I don't know if it can still be interesting for you, but I report it anyway :shuffle:
     
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  14. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    "Carolina will not take part in the Italian National Championships scheduled to take place in Merano from December 19-21. The Italian Champion from the "Fiamme Azzurre" Carolina is fighting with recurring physical problems after her Grand Prix assignments this fall which keep her from skating at this competition, even though the event was included in her season schedule."
    https://www.facebook.com/carolinakostner/posts/10153575799075024

    Hope she will recover soon
     
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  16. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Luca Lanotte and Simone Vaturi had an accident right before ice dance practice :(
     
  17. morqet

    morqet Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: You scared me! I thought it was something serious
     
  18. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    :p Hahaha I got scared too for just one moment, when I saw it!! I am SO glad Italy has three spots for pairs and dance, we're no Russia or France so it feels good to have lots of athletes, once in a while :)
     
  19. JJS5056

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    I don't see posted anywhere in GSD: Kostner has changed her programs to Ave Maria and Bolero.
     
  20. shah

    shah Shhh...

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    :swoon:
    (I've just fainted - YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
     
  21. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Wow -- but I really miss the Bartok.
     
  22. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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  24. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Wow great job. I really admire how candid they are about their limitations and how they face them. Gorgeous photos.
     
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    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Lorenza Alessandrini has written today on her Facebook page that she and Simone Vaturi have split. Simone is going to try out with Ekaterina Riazanova next week.
    Unfortunately Chris Mior didn't pass the medical exam necessary for competing as an athlete, so he won't be able to skate with Federica Bernardi. Federica is now looking for a new partner.

    Therefore Italy has currently two Senior ice dance pairs and three spots at Euros
     
  27. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    How long had they been together? I thought they were very promising and am sorry they have split. I wonder what the reason is?
     
  28. blancanieves

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    That's too bad about Lorenza and Simone. Weren't they an off-ice couple too?
     
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Since the 2007-08 season - Alessandrini/Vaturi's ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010410.htm

    ETA:
    Paul Bonifacio Parkinson article dated March 20 that was posted in the Retirements thread in GSD: Ottawa-born Olympic figure skater ends career after Sochi
    Excerpt:
     
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  30. kosjenka

    kosjenka Well-Known Member

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    I am sad for Lorenza and Simone splitting, but even more so for Federica Bernardi & Chris Mior.

    Bernardi is quite tall - around 167cm I believe. Who on the market is tall enough for her? Tkacheko? He is over 180, but he is also 28 ...
    Andrea Morrone is listed on ice partner search. He is Swiss and trains there but writes he can represent both Switzerland and Italy. He is tall enough.
    Any other ideas?