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Thread: New Pair team Marchei and Hotarek

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    New Pair team Marchei and Hotarek?

    From http://www.gazzetta.it/Sport-Inverna...05454382.shtml

    Berton & Hotarek split
    Marchei & Hotarek team up ----------They're thinking about it. And Marchei has not made a decision about her career in singles.

    So how's going with B/H slot in SA & RC?
    How's going with Marchei's slot in SC & RC if she ends her single career?

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    Well, the article actually says that "they're thinking about it", there is nothing official! And Marchei has not made a decision about her career in singles...

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    Wow. Is Marchei not too tall for pairs? Although Berton was also tall..

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    Thank you very much for the clarification. I update in the first post.
    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    Well, the article actually says that "they're thinking about it", there is nothing official! And Marchei has not made a decision about her career in singles...

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    Back in May, Marchei had us joking about a new pair team when she showed off an off-ice lift. [Max Aaron happened to be her partner in crime in that instance .]

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    I really hope this is not true!

    Much as I may like Ondrej and want to see him continue, I do not want to see Valentina leave singles skating.

    But, this is a newspaper we are talking about. And, as the scandals in the British press in recent years have shown, you can't always believe everything you read in the newspapers.

    So, I hope that this is the same.

    Anyway, Valentina has already been given GP assignments in singles skating. So if she was contemplating switching to a different category, you would have thought her slots would have been put down as "TBD" in the list...

    CaroLiza_fan

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    It was widely rumored that Berton and Hotarek had split. Then the Grand Prix assignments came out and they were on them.... hmmm....

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    The worst part of Marchei switching to Pairs would be that Italy would be left with only a couple of decent Ladies skaters (Rio, Rodeghiero and the young Tagliapietra who has landed 3Lz+3T in Italian Nationals), and no-one really competitive at a good level internationally
    Well, at least we're still the best in the world in roller skating

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    IceNetwork just tweeted the link to the Gazetta article. hm.

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    Nooooo!!!! Marchei is one of my favorite ladies singles skaters!!

    And isn't she 5"3 or so?

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    I thought it was April Fools ? but its July

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    WHAT? Why are Berton and Hotarek splitting? They were good together..

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    I'm not surprised about B&H, but I hope Marchei switching wiht Pairs is not true. She wrote two days ago on FB saying that she was happy about the GP's and that she is going to USA for training.

    About Gazzetta. It's not a newspaper that writes things without having something. Most probably this is an idea of Marchei's coach, Franca Bianconi, which is also the coach of B&H.

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    Back when Berton teamed up with Hotarek, she intended to carry on her career in singles as well, but then she decided to focus only on pairs, because it was too much.
    For Marchei, at her age, it would be hard to compete both in singles and pairs, especially because she is currently Italy's #1, so she has GP assignments and so on.
    Marchei and Berton are about the same height, around 5'3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartlebooth View Post
    Back when Berton teamed up with Hotarek, she intended to carry on her career in singles as well, but then she decided to focus only on pairs, because it was too much.
    For Marchei, at her age, it would be hard to compete both in singles and pairs, especially because she is currently Italy's #1, so she has GP assignments and so on.
    Marchei and Berton are about the same height, around 5'3.
    If Marchei is switching to Pairs of course she is not going to compete in singles as well. Maybe they're still trying now and see if they fit together, but if the news is out there is defenitely some truth.

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