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Sylvia

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A new thread for Italian skaters/skating news (old one was archived a while ago)...

Grand Prix assignments in 2018:

Carolina Kostner: GP #3 in Helsinki, Finland & #6 in Grenoble, France
Matteo Rizzo (debut): GP #1 Skate America in Everett, Washington & #4 NHK Trophy in Hiroshima
Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise: #3 in Helsinki & #5 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow
Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri: #1 Skate America & #3 in Helsinki
Notes:
Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte - not competing on GP but have not announced their plans, AFAIK
Valentina Marchei/Ondrej Hotarek are sitting out the GP season (her IG post on June 29): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bknh8MmgRIu/?hl=en&taken-by=valemarchei14
Maurizio Zandron was originally selected for #5 Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, Russia (would have been his GP debut) but he reportedly is switching counties to Austria and will need to sit out this season: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/isu-grand-prix-assignments-2018-19-season.104089/page-8#post-5388635

Daniel Grassl, 16, is scheduled to start his Junior Grand Prix season later this month in Bratislava, Slovakia - here's his 4Lz+3Lo practice clip at the Courchevel camp in late July: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlxUyQlHf8y/?hl=en&taken-by=danielgrassl_official
 
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Italia Summer Tour website: http://www.ghiacciospettacolo.it

MADE IN ITALY 2018
A show ALL ITALIAN ... both in the cast and in the music!
From Battisti to Mina, from Mia Martini to Tiziano Ferro, from Zucchero to Vasco and Ligabue, from Negramaro to Celentano ...
an exciting show entirely based on great Italian singer-songwriter music.


CAST includes:
Carolina Kostner
Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte
Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek
Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise
Charlène Guignard & Marco Fabbri
Matteo Rizzo

DATES
12 August - Selva di Val Gardena (BZ)
13 August - Pinzolo (TN)
14 August - Pontebba (UD)
15 August - Asiago (VI)
17 August - Baselga di Piné (TN)
18 August - Bormio (SO)
 

BittyBug

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I'm a bit surprised that Zandron would switch countries at this point in his career. He's almost 26 and will have to sit out a year, during which time he'll lose standing for international assignments. Seems risky but I hope it works out for him.
 

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Contesti was 24 the last time he competed for France (2007 French Nationals) and had just turned 26 the first time he competed internationally for Italy (Challenge Cup 2008). I think he was the oldest Mens skater to switch Federations in the few Olympic cycles before Zandron. Lucine, Righini, and Messing were in their early 20's, and Krasnozhon and Murakami were in their teens. Is there someone I'm missing?
 

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As soon as someone knows what Carolina Kostner is skating to (and also wearing.... ANL will need to sign off on her costumes after last years Euros no-no) can you call me? I need such first-hand information!!!!!:cheer::cheer::cheer:
 

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Contesti was 24 the last time he competed for France (2007 French Nationals) and had just turned 26 the first time he competed internationally for Italy (Challenge Cup 2008). I think he was the oldest Mens skater to switch Federations in the few Olympic cycles before Zandron. Lucine, Righini, and Messing were in their early 20's, and Krasnozhon and Murakami were in their teens. Is there someone I'm missing?
The switch turned out very well for Contesti!
 

Sylvia

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Daniel Grassl, 16, is scheduled to start his Junior Grand Prix season later this month in Bratislava, Slovakia - here's his 4Lz+3Lo practice clip at the Courchevel camp in late July: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlxUyQlHf8y/?hl=en&taken-by=danielgrassl_official
"The italian sixteen year old Daniel #Grassl became the first European skater to complete a quadruple Rittberger (4Lo) in an international competition (Golden Bear - Zagreb)." https://twitter.com/max_ambesi/status/1056603201133252611

Ambesi included a clip of Grassl's 4Lo (after Hanyu's) in this follow-up tweet: https://twitter.com/max_ambesi/status/1056689939839139840
ETA link to Grassl's Golden Bear FS from the live stream (opens with 4Lz & 4Lo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXeenw8ERiE

Ambesi also had reported last year that Grassl was the youngest skater (15 in December 2017) to land the 4Lz cleanly in international competition at Golden Spin of Zagreb: https://twitter.com/max_ambesi/status/939599273632641025
 
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Roberta Rodeghiero posted on her FB page back on August 13: https://www.facebook.com/robertarodeghieropaginaufficiale/
Hi everyone. After a little 'too many months of absence (desired, I preferred to get away a little) I think it's time to say a few words.
The past season certainly did not go as I wanted. The health problems did not allow me to train properly in view of what should have been my Olympics. With great regret I have gradually withdrawn from the various races and I preferred to stop, get away for a while from the ice world, and recover physically.
Now I'm fine, I resumed training regularly for a few months and I have a great desire to return to compete.
So for all those who wonder if I stopped skating the answer is: NO AND ABSOLUTELY NO. Skating remains my greatest passion and I have no intention of saying goodbye to those wonderful sensations you feel when you compete.
I do not know exactly how long it will take to return to 100% of the form, I only know that as I have always done in these 20 years of career I will put all the soul, love and determination that I have towards this wonderful sport.
See you soon!
ETA that she hasn't competed internationally since early 2017 (9th at Euros and 6th at the Winter Universide) and is listed to compete this week in the CS Inge Solar Memorial in Innsbruck, Austria - best wishes to her!
 

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Any news about Giada Russo? I took a look at her instagram account and saw a lot of photos of her studying - does it mean she retired to pursue her university career, or is it just a temporary break? It would be a shame, she is great at interpreting very difficult music which makes her so pleasant to watch (even if the jumps do not really work for her...).
 

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Any news about Giada Russo? I took a look at her instagram account and saw a lot of photos of her studying - does it mean she retired to pursue her university career, or is it just a temporary break? It would be a shame, she is great at interpreting very difficult music which makes her so pleasant to watch (even if the jumps do not really work for her...).
I always had the hope, she might switch to ice dance. With her musicality and a good partner :swoon:
 

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Any news about Giada Russo? I took a look at her instagram account and saw a lot of photos of her studying - does it mean she retired to pursue her university career, or is it just a temporary break? It would be a shame, she is great at interpreting very difficult music which makes her so pleasant to watch (even if the jumps do not really work for her...).
She has officialli switched to dance with Jaime Garcia. Not sure if they will represent Spain or Italy.
She posted a beautiful pictureon instagram

instagram.com/p/BqU_YqBhsRe/
instagram.com/p/BqU2fI2BjO6/
 
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Caro is dealing with another injury... falling from stairs :yikes:

She tweeted a pic of herself with crutches that she has to use for one week.

Get well soon Caro!
 

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pdf of entries for Italian Nationals: http://www.fisg.it/backend/competiti...le.php?id=1556

She has officialli switched to dance with Jaime Garcia. Not sure if they will represent Spain or Italy.
She posted a beautiful pictureon instagram

instagram.com/p/BqU_YqBhsRe/
instagram.com/p/BqU2fI2BjO6/
6 sr dance teams listed for Nats: G/F, Tessari/Fioretti, Moscheni/Fabbri, Valersi/Vasilets, Calderone/Papetti, Giada Russo/ Jaime Garcia*

* Waiting for Jaime's release from the Spanish Fed, so I guess they'll skate and they'll get their scores but they probably won't be included in the official results? (According to this GS post, that happened when they skated at their regionals.) Anyway, I hope we get some video!
 

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^ Giada&Jaime's RD looked pretty good! They got 53.16 points, but more importantly, she seems to be enjoying the tango :)

The live stream is still up (for the time being) and can be rewinded. They were the first team to skate, followed by Charlene&Marco who got 82.48 points: https://youtu.be/bmfDHaTJbK8

results page: http://www.fisg.it/upload/result/4732/index.html

ETA: Oh and I guess Jaime already got his release from Spain? Because looking at the live results page, their nation is ITA with no asterisks:cheer2:
 
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For those interested 'FISG Federazione Italiana Sport del ghiaccio' YouTube page is now uploading videos of single programs from Italian Nationals.
 

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So Kostner seems to be out of Euros as of latest news, and ITA fed still not named any ladies for the event.
Has anyone some clue what's going on here?
Another test skate, throwing a coin,...?

ITA might be down to one spot after that event again.
(not that they would need 2 without Kostner :shuffle:)
 

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Here's Carolina Kostner's IG post confirming she will not be able to compete at Euros ("Hip and foot are still not ready!"): https://www.instagram.com/p/Br7mpF5nEiM/

ETA:

Top 2 Senior Ladies at Nationals:
1 Alessia TORNAGHI 174.39 2 1 (she turned 15 on July 3)
2 Lucrezia BECCARI 157.66 1 4 (just turned 15 this month)

Nationals finishers who are age-eligible, competed at least 1 full international, and have the minimum scores for Euros:

3 Lara Naki GUTMANN 156.54 3 2
4 Chenny PAOLUCCI 149.27 6 3
5 Lucrezia GENNARO 145.01 4 6
6 Roberta RODEGHIERO 141.43 7 7
7 Micol CRISTINI 140.95 10 5
8 Elettra Maria OLIVOTTO 140.32 5 9
9 Elisabetta LECCARDI 131.69 9 10
10 Sara CONTI 131.33 8 11

ISU SB list - ISU Senior Challengers:
68 160.66 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA ISU CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy 2018 15.11.2018
95 148.78 Micol CRISTINI ITA ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2018 14.09.2018
120 136.41 Sara CONTI ITA ISU CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy 2018
177 116.24 Chenny PAOLUCCI ITA ISU CS Lombardia Trophy 2018

Senior B internationals:

Golden Bear:
Silver Elettra OLIVOTTO ITA 154.40 1 3
11 Chenny PAOLUCCI ITA 135.21 12 13
16 Elisabetta LECCARDI ITA 120.07 17 15

Bosphorus Cup Silver - Lara Naki GUTMANN ITA 150.37 1 2

Denkova-Staviski Cup:
Silver Lucrezia GENNARO ITA 148.47 2 3
Bronze Sara CONTI ITA 146.75 3 2
4 Elettra OLIVOTTO ITA 136.44 5 4
6 Chenny PAOLUCCI ITA 129.05 8 5
9 Micol CRISTINI ITA 128.26 11 6

Christmas Cup Bronze Elisabetta LECCARDI ITA 141.27 4 3
So Kostner seems to be out of Euros as of latest news, and ITA fed still not named any ladies for the event.
Has anyone some clue what's going on here?
Another test skate, throwing a coin,...?
I say Gutmann and ... maybe Rodeghiero for having the highest international total this season and her previous experience?
 
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Sylvia

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According to this FB post, Lucrezia Gennaro has been notified that she will go to Minsk (reportedly replacing Kostner) and her first Europeans: https://www.facebook.com/2001teamiceskateacademypadova/photos/a.662493307184167/1680283245405163/?type=3&theater
E' ufficiale: ecco la convocazione più attesa per la nostra atleta Lucrezia Gennaro, per la nostra coach Ludmila Mladenova e per la 2001 Team Ice Skate Academy!
Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/LazyLys/status/1078677508252409857

Gennaro is 17: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054596.htm
Lara Naki Gutmann turned 16 in November: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035407.htm
 
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