I hope that's not the end of the dream to have Israel in the team event at 2018
I watched pairs with my Sister, When K\D were in the K&C she immediately said "They're gonna split",
Their body language was very telling, No contact, Big gap between.
I can't believe they split, and the Olympics isn't even over yet. Let the poor girl enjoy the rest of the event!
That is very disappointing news. They were very impressive at Europeans, considering they were only a new partnership. I wonder who would he pair up? Anastasia Martiusheva? Obviously she would need to improve her jumping consistency.
I always thought once you had jewish heritage that it was 'relatively' easy to get Israeli citzenship. Look at Shelepen
Davidovich was a pretty consistent jumper I thought and she mastered pair elements quite quickly. And she was very young still with a lot of potential. It won't be easy for him to find another partner this good.
Maybe they just didn't get along on a personal level.
Berne,when Danielle dislocated her shoulder during official practice, but I was in dressing room listening to the poor girl apologizing to her partner while being taken off ona stretcher in ambulette. Research tells me when she broke her ankle they were just off a bronze medal and ranked 22 in world. Montalbano fought to go to the Olympics, he didnt wait for her to heal. His right, but i dont think he will think twice about moving on. I see Danielle is still on ice partner search.
I hope she succeeds. Some how nice guys always seem to finish last.
Btw Ziggy , thanks for all your commentaries. I enjoy your words.
Really hope Davidovich continues and gets PapaBoria to find her a new partner. It would be fun seeing them competing against each other next Europeans taking they earned 2 spots for Israel.
In his interview to the Israeli press Krasnopolski stated his goal were the Olympics. He also said one of the reasons dumping Montalbano was deciding she will prevent him from reaching his goals and Davidovich seemed a safer bet. He reached his goal, participated the Olympics, made it to the LP. I hope his next goal is a brain implantation surgery, going back to Davidovich if she'll have him and continuing skating
I feel sorry for Montalbano but I can understand Krasnopolski dumping her because she was seriously injured and he wanted to go to the Olympics. Tough for her but it's life. But this break-up, I cannot understand at all.
Shouldn't the thread title be changed to "Insert skater name here/Evgeni Krasnopolsky split" ?
And I'm that you used Volosozhar and Trankov as an example here (it's Tatiana, not Tonya, BTW). You do recall that Trankov dumped his previous partner and essentially ended her career in order to pair up with Volosozhar, don't you?
There's nothing wrong with being ambitious. It got Trankov an OGM and Krasnopolski a trip to the Olympics, and I doubt either of them would have gotten as far with their original partners.
sorry, i should have started a new thread so that montalbano wasn't brought into the discussion
If only half of the crap between Trankov's former partner and their coach is true, the Trankov had every reason to end that partnership, regardless off what happened with Volosozhar. They had different technique when they got together, and there was no guarantee they'd be OGM-worthy by Sochi, especially with the way S/S were skating in the middle of the cycle and the excellence of their programs. I wouldn't have faulted Trankov -- who I don't think is a saint, BTW -- for dumping Murkhortova to skate with Montalbano.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy