Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by jiggs, Apr 14, 2012.
wow, great. - done
Thank you for the info - I too voted for Caro!
here a video of it
Here is another fancam version of the same routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBWTLKV8h_E&feature=youtu.be
I must say that this has got to be one of Carolina's best exhibition programs! I usually was never a big fan of her up-beat gala programs, I just like her lyrical much much better, but this is such a fun, charming and entertaining program! I hope we can get an HQ vid from All That Skate soon.
Thank you for the link. Caro!
Good to see her exhibiton numbers moving in a different direction compared to the competitive programmes. Are there any news on her status, i.e. if she will stay eligible or not?
^ No, she said in several interviews that she will take her time to decide whether she will keep competing or not. I don't know when she will have the time to properly relax and reflect though, her schedule for the next couple of weeks is super busy and she has been very busy since Worlds too. I guess once GP assignments are released, we might hear something concerning her decision.
Here is a HQ version of "It's Oh So Quiet" at All That Skate. Brilliant, she totally rocks it!!!
Carolina is USSA's Athlete of the Month for April:
Congrats Carolina and thanks everyone for voting!
wow, she did. Great. She really deserved this honer
I like the idea of her being too busy to make a decision as I so badly want her to stay eligible.
Will the winners of each month compete against each other for kind of Athlete of the year award?
wow, Carolina looks great in that dress/hair. she should wear her fringe out more often.
I hope she stays and competes until Sochi.. I know she often screws up at the Olympics but she really has a better chance of winning a medal this time around, as she was never World Champion before either.
I think it's not only being a World Champion what will give her a better chance to win a medal, but also the fact that it looks like she has now learned how to control her nerves. And I admit a couple of years ago I thought this would never happen - sometimes it's just so good to be wrong.
There seems to be a real enjoyment in her skating these days and she just looks very happy and at peace. It is like the pressure is off and she can relax.
I wonder when she will announce whether she will stay competitive or not. GP assignments are released later this month, right? I know she has been terribly busy since Worlds and probably hasn't had time to properly sit down and reflect yet.
I guess there is a possibility that she will not do the GP but maybe come back for Euros? But on the other hand, the more competitions she does the better and more consistent she has become during seasons ...
I will miss her terribly if she decides to retire
Carolina is a joy to watch. Hope she will go on to Sochi.
I don't think so, she said either she will compete or retire, she don't like the half way.
One more reason to like her. I'm not really fond of skaters skipping the GP and then competing only at major events like Euros, 4CC or Worlds.
^ me neither It's true, she has always said that either she will retire officially and then only do shows. If she stays in competition, she wants to do it 100%. I wonder when she decides ...
Carolina has been honoured by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for her achievements: http://www.sportnews.bz/index.php?i...=12188&cHash=f08622ac831e5bcc2c8c772808deae86
Thank you for the update! Good for Carolina to receive more honours!
However, I hardly can imagine her doing service in a jailhouse.
(As the link is in German, for those not able to read the article - she has been promoted to the rank of a major jailhouse constable in relation to her service unit)
Some news, seems like Carolina hasn't decided whether she will continue competing or not, she signed up for the GP just in case. Here is a video for everyone speaking Italian: http://video.gazzetta.it/?vxSiteId=...9e0-af1d-11e1-859a-544d279fd6b2&vxBitrate=300
Opera on Ice 2012 will take place on September 22, starring Carolina, Stéphane, Evgeni, Aliona/Robin and Anna/Luca: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...87368600024.554179.75707050023&type=1&theater
Photos of Carolina as testimonial of Axel Roma (no idea what that is): http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.479072242107567.127646.320324777982315&type=1
Carolina being interviewed live on BBC radio yesterday, starting at 03:12:00 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00t6c6h
It's a new ice rink in Rome
ISU is having a contest where you can win one of Carolina's special edition T-Shirts: http://www.facebook.com/isufigureskating
There are a several Italian articles reporting that Carolina is considering to quit competitive skating. Nothing is official yet, apparently there is a press conference scheduled for the beginning of next week where she will announce her future plans.
Here is one article: http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubr...tml?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
It would be a great loss to figure skating if Carolina were to really quit at this point.
But to choose to quit on a high note may also be the decision of a very wise person. (I am thinking Fumie.)
If she leave competition, I hope to enjoy her skating in shows!
yes, she has that option depending on how her current body responds unfortunately but she can till make it 2014 if Butyrskaya ( 29 ) and Suzuki ( 28 ) can still compete in their late 20's
As much as i would be sad if Carolina chose to retire now, it may be a good move. And if she is not skating well enough to possibly match her brilliant last season, i would be disappointed all the time
I want her to stay, but only if she continues to skate well like this past season. We dont want to see another 2009-2010 season from her
Out of veteran ladies(Caro, Rochette, Ando, Suzuki, Czisny etc.), IMO the most brilliant skater is about to leave first.
The Jeffrey Buttle approach, and it worked for him. I'm sure Carolina would have no problem keeping busy even she ends her competitive career, though for my own selfish reasons I hope she stays through Sochi to hopefully go out with a good Olympic experience.
I must say, she seemed kind of undecided. I'm sure her federation will try to persuade her to stick around longer. I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out...
The difference with Buttle was he already had Chan who had defeated him once at Nationals. Who does Caro have that is of her level nationally.
I think with so many veterans coming back she may feel that she has no chance at Olys and prefer to be done on the high note!
I don't necessarily think that's the reason. She has said since Worlds that retirement may very well be an option for her but that she would like to take her time to properly think about it. She said that 2 years till Sochi is a long commitment and she has to figure out whether she is willing to make that commitment or not. Her boyfriend will be at London Olympics and probably quit after that so this would be their chance/time to have some kind of normal life toghether for the first time in their lives.
However, nothing is official yet so we will have to wait till the press conference.
I thought she was just getting into her zone. I hope she doesn't retire. She still has so much to offer
Yes, it would be a bit of a pity, although understandable. I have come to really like her this last season. While before she was musical and elegant at best times, her skating mostly seemed a bit cold to me. Now she doesn't seem cold at all. Most likely it's because of her new confidence. Now her joy of skating is apparent, and she really looks like a star on ice. Of course, there are shows as well, but it seems like she won't skate in those all that much either if she decides to retire.
I don't want her to retire because I love her skating but I understand if she does it. If she wants to quit on a high note and no longer has the motivation to compete, more power to her. I just wish her the best, whatever she does.
I really hope Carolina doesn't retire, but I understand her reasoning if she does.
No one. But she could wait a few more years and nothing would chance unless some foreign talented skater decides to switch country.
Once Marchei will retire, a golden era for Italian single skating will end (the beginning of the end was Contesti retiring), and she's likely to retire right after Sochi (she's from 1986)
It's too bad if Carolina retires, but at least it will give Valentina Marchei the chance to go to an Olympics. Btw, who is Carolina's boyfriend?
I think it's Alex Schwazer - they've been together for a long time.
Marchei deserves to finally go to the Olympics and I hope she does, whether Kostner retires or not. If Kostner doesn't retire, I'm sure Italy will have at least two spots in Sochi, if not three.
This season was the very first time I started to like Carolina's skating. Her programs where beautiful and she was finally skating with emotions. I'll be sad if she decides to retire because now I finally enjoy her skating and I would like to see more of it. Also, her skating skills are really on top of their game now. In the past, she tended to lost control sometimes because of her huge speed. Now, she is in total control. If she could only regain her tough jumps she would be a complete package. Nevertheless, I understand if she wants to retire now, on a high note.
International Figure Skating posted on their Facebook that apparently Carolina is currently in Canada getting her programs done. I can't wait to find out which music she will be skating to and hope we will find out soon!
Her next appearance will be her skating show "Opera on Ice" where she will perform together with Stéphane to "Romeo and Juliet". I also read somewhere that she will skate a Senior B sometime in December before Italian Nationals.
She is going to compete at Goden Spin of Zagreb (December 5th-9th). Italian nationals is going to be held in Milan, a week before Christmas.
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