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Italian Pair Della Monica/Kockon split and Della Monica retires

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by eleonorad, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. eleonorad

    eleonorad Active Member

    As I mentioned before, pair skater Nicole Della Monica is forced to retire because of a injury. She has a chronic inflammation in her left knee and she hasn't been skating for a long time.

    Art on ice.it reports that Yannick Kockon is looking for another partner.

    I suppose her injury was very serious, she says she is in therapy but the results are very uncertain so she prefers to give up competitive skating.

    For anyone who would like to send Nicole a message of support, feel free to pm me, I will forward them to a friend of her.
  2. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Oh Nooooo !
    I liked them !

    I have an idea, maybe Yannick can come back to France, they need good male pair skaters !
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    :wuzrobbed I liked them, too! Wishing Nicole the best and a complete recovery and Yannick good luck to find a new partner!
  4. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    :( that's really too bad. I've really liked them for the last few years.

    I wish her good health and a full recovery. I hope he can find himself a good partner.
  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    That is such a shame that it has to end that way. They were really talented.
  6. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    Oh noooo! Poor Nicole! I'm friends with her on facebook and she is so sweet :(
  7. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can team up with Mukhortova if things with Blanchard don't work out?
  8. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    If he is going to country hop, then he should go to Australia and skate with Phoebe Di Tommaso. The age difference is right, the height differential is perfect, and they would look great together. Plus they would have a free pass to all international events provided they can earn the minimum score.
  9. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

    :( That's too bad. I was wondering why they were withdrawing from so many competitions...Didn't know her knee problem was very serious. They didn't fit the typical pair mold, but had looked good in recent years. And it was nice to see Italy with two good pairs.
  10. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

    It's really too bad. They moved well together and had great sbs salchows and throws!

    One of their nicer skates.

    Hopefully he finds a new partner.

    (also I don't think there is a k in his last name? :shuffle:)
  11. sammyf

    sammyf Well-Known Member

    There is, just not two. :p
  12. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    Sad that she had to retire, i hope he finds a partner very quickly.
  13. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    :( I really liked them, and I'm sorry she had to quite due to injury. I hope her knee heals and that he finds another good partner.
  14. grandma

    grandma Active Member


    I have an idea how about Carolina Gillespie. She has experiance and would maybe get further than with Dematte.
  15. Hanna

    Hanna Politicking for more stationary lifts

    I also remember their great skates from Helsinki Euros 2009. FP

    I feel horrible for Della Monica. :( I hope her knee gets better and at least won't bother her normal life.

    And :kickass: for Kocon with finding a new partner.
  16. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Della Monica and good luck to Kockon.

    Their crazy step seq a couple of years ago was my personal pairs highlight.
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Definitely. If I was her, I'd be arranging a SEKRET tryout with him asap.

    The DiTomasso idea is great too, even if possibly unrealistic. Australia needs a pair team.
  18. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

    That's too bad, but I hope she won't have any long-term damage to her knee. I've always liked skaters who do something different, and Nicole & Yannick definitely fit in that category.

    Here's a video of baby Nicole as a junior singles skater at Italian Nationals. I kept it because I thought she had potential :D.
  19. Tanja90

    Tanja90 New Member

    She really had potential! Complete set of triples at junior level IN ITALY(!)..well, that's something!:eek: Thank you for the video!

    So sorry for them...I really like them! All the best of luck to both!