I’m so curious where they will go! Will be interesting to see how Diana (and I’m assuming Gleb) will be received as members of team USA…
I saw a few days ago on Diana’s IG acct a pic of she & Gleb and it appears he is wearing what looks like a wedding band on his ring finger! I thought to myself are they now married???TSL is reporting evidence that Gleb and Diana filed for a marriage license months ago, so they may already be married. Without a release from Rusfed, D&G will have to wait 2 years before competing internationally for the U.S. However, they may be eligible to skate at Worlds as soon as 2023 or 2024. Under immigration rules, with Gleb married to Diana, he could become a U.S. citizen as early as 2025, paving the way for the 2026 Olympics.
Chock/Bates may only be committed to continuing for another year or two. We'll see. I'm most interested in how Ian Somerville will be able to advance with his partner, Emily Bratti, over the next four years. At the moment, I think the top three current U.S. ice dance teams are better than Diana/ Gleb. It's possible that Carriera/ Ponomarenko and Bratti/ Somerville may be more vulnerable to direct competition from D&G. Although, for me, Ian Somerville is the standout talent among this entire 2nd tier U.S. group individually.
Yes. It's mentioned in the partner split/switch thread. I believe his name is Ivan Desyatov. Check Isabella's Instagram for a video clip, though I don't think they made a formal announcement yet.Any news of Isabella Flores? Has she found a new partner?
Cross posting from the Partner Changes thread:
Emilea Zingas, who previously skated singles for Cyprus, has switched to ice dance to partner Vadym Kolesnik for the US.
This is such a good choice for her? She really needs to develop the PCS sides of her skating and who better than these two?