Who would've thought Marchei would beat Kostner. Very surprising results indeed.
Anyone have the mens results?
should be over by now but the federation page is not updated. but you could find the result when they update it here.
Originally Posted by Bumble Bee
still unofficial, but:
1.Samuel Contesti 231,01 (lp 154.01)
2. Paolo Bacchini 200,45 (lp 133,65)
3. Karel Zelenka 190,06 (don't know lp points)
pdf should be soon available on www.bresciasulghiaccio.it
thanks for that kiz_4Ever. I think all three will go to the europeans and hopefully Bacchini will go to the olympics ahead of Zelenka.
Originally Posted by kiz_4Ever
I hope she can do her best at Europeans in order to win the gold medal and to go to the Olympics!
But I'm happy for Valentina!
Good job Samuel and Valentina!
I hope Caro will bring her A game at Euros. If she can finish higher than Val, she still has a shot at the Olympics, otherwise, the ticket to Vancouver will go to Val, that's the way it is.
1 Valentina MARCHEI ITA 163,30 1 1
2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 155,68 2 2
3 Alice GARLISI ITA 128,89 3 4
4 Francesca RIO ITA 123,93 4 3
5 Silvia LOVISON ITA 116,38 7 6
6 Roberta RODEGHIERO ITA 115,75 8 5
7 Alice VELATI ITA 114,57 6 7
8 Sofia CURCI ITA 102,17 9 8
9 Deborah SACCHI ITA 97,50 5 10
10 Elena VANZ ITA 88,15 10 9
1 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA 198,00 1 1 1
2 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LA NOTTE ITA 187,62 2 2 2
3 Federica TESTA / Christopher MIOR ITA 152,94 3 3 3
That might be the way it should be, but do you think it will happen?
Originally Posted by ae9177
I'm not sure about the selection process of the Italian fed, but if they take into account past results as some other federations do, it doesn't bode well for Val.
1. Samuel CONTESTI SCC [ITA] – 231,01
2. Paolo BACCHINI [ITA] – 200,45
3. Karel ZELENKA [ITA] – 190,06
4. Paul Bonifacio PARKINSON [ITA] – 152,86
5. Ruben ERRAMPALLI [ITA] – 148,49
6. Saverio GIACOMELLI [ITA] – 139,00
7. Fabio MASCARELLO [ITA] – 135,60
8. Christian RAPIS [ITA] – 119,35
9. Luca DEMATTÈ [ITA] – 117,64
If Vale beats Kostner again at Euros by a reasonable margin.. she should go.. Im not counting on it though.. Caro still has a much much bigger (undeserved IMO) international reputation.
It's such a strange situation, ideally both Caro and Valentina would go but Caro did loose that second spot last year at Worlds :( It would be very sad if Caro were not at the Olympics, but she seriously needs to improve NOW to get there!!
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
I don't think her reputation is undeserved at all. The fleeting moments when Caro is on, she can compete anywhere in the world with anybody in the world. She has amazing skating skills even though her jumps often fail her. Her basic skating is just as good as Yu-Na Kim's and Joannie Rochette's. She commands the ice with her long, speedy edges and powerful ice coverage and she moves with such grace and flowing line. She has wonderful presence, musical interpretation and choreography, a likable personality, and a beautiful smile on the ice too. Her misfortunes are her competition's saving grace because if she were not struggling right now, she would be on just about every podium imaginable, and deservedly so given all her terrific qualities. JMO, of course. She reminds me of Nicole Bobek when she was still competing, seemingly lost and capable of so much more than she is able to produce under pressure. I wish she could rediscover her lost confidence . . . it's really unfortunate.
Originally Posted by SamuraiKike
Last edited by museksk8r; 12-20-2009 at 11:58 PM.