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2022-2023 Italian Figure Skating

Andrea82

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In Men Italy have 1 spot in all 7 stages. However, in Egna they can actually enter 3 skaters because they are the organizers. It means they have 9 potential spots in total.
Zich is listed as alternate in the first 3 events. So I would expect Memola, Zich, Nalbone Barison and Barison getting 2 JGPs each. Let's see if they will use the 9th spot. Indelicato aged out (born on November 2002), while Aiden Buttiero Khorev is too young (11 years old). I suppose the main contender for that spot would be Gabriel Renaldi if he is still skating.

In Women, they have 1 spot in 6 events (missing Riga). Effectively it means 9 spots (with 3 entries in Egna). Agostinelli and Minighini got the first stages. Alternates for Courchevel and Ostrava are Anna Bodrone and Ester Schwarz. Assuming that Anna Pezzetta will get 2 spots, the other spots will go to those 4 girls with one limited to only one JGP.

Pairs: do we have one pair?! Montan/Clerici split and he is now skating with Väänänen (sitting out for one season).

Ice Dance: 1 spot in 5 events + 2 extra in Egna mean 7 spots overall. However, Bonetti/Ventura were entered in Courchevel and already withdrew without being replaced. The fact there aren't alternates for Galimberti/Mandelli in Riga is not encouraging.
I see Tali/Frasca updated their ISU bios with new programs (Piazzolla...), so they are still active.
Kirichenko/Pellegrini are still together? They didn't compete in last part of last season either.
Finelli/Fadini were in the recent group pics of BFP's summer camps.

I totally forgot about Ginevra Negrello still being eligible for JGPs.

JGP Yerevan

Women: Negrello
Men: Barison
Dance: Tali/Frasca
 

Andrea82

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Anna Pezzetta is assigned to Junior GP Gdansk #1.
Subs include Anita Gemelli and Giulia Barucchi. So along with Anna Bodrone and Ester Schwarz, there are 2 girls for the last 2 JGP spots.
I assume Pezzetta and Negrello will get a second assignment.

Men is going as predicted. Raffaele Zich has got Gdansk#1.

Gdansk #1's Ice Dance spot has gone to Laura Finelli/Matteo Pedesini. Italy doesn't have a spot in Gdansk#2. So there are only the 3 Egna ones left to assign.
I would assume Galimberti/Mandelli and Tali/Frasca will get a spot in Egna.
Subs for Gdansk includes also Alice Pizzorni/Massimiliano Bucciarelli. So they may give them the last Egna spot leaving both them and Finelli/Pedesini with one assignment. Last season, F/P were ahead at Nationals but P/B were ahead at Egna Spring Trophy.
 

GoneWithTheWind

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Dec 7, 2018
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Congratulations to Nikolaj Memola on his win at JGP Riga Cup! 🥇 With his silver from Czech skate, I'm guessing this is enough to qualify him to the JGP Final!

Congratulations also to Ghilardi/Ambrosini who kicked off their season with a win at John Nicks Pairs Challenge!
 

pete

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Feb 13, 2018
Oh wow, he is like twice her age. Didn't she do pairs before at one point? Or am I making this up :scratch2:
 

GoneWithTheWind

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Lots of Italian successes to celebrate at Lombardia Trophy this past weekend!

  • Guignard/Fabbri took gold in dance, complete with a new PB in the rhythm dance 🥇 Leccardi/Dalla Torre finished 7th and Manni/Rothlisberger finished 8th both with all new PBs!
  • Nikolaj Memola took his third medal in 3 weeks with a bronze in men's 🥉 while Matteo Rizzo finished 4th, but won the special prize for highest component score!
  • Italian pairs swept the podium, with Conti/Macii taking gold with a very respectable total score of 170.19.
  • Lara Naki Gutmann placed 6th in women's, while Anna Pezzetta struggled in the FS (after a good SP) to finish 12th overall.
 

GoneWithTheWind

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A successful weekend at Nepela Memorial for the Italian skaters!

🥇 for Gabriele with all new PBs and 🥈for Lara! Congratulations to them both for their great results :cheer:

Manni/Rothlisberger finished 6th (with a new RD and TS PB) while Portesi Peroni/Chrastecky finished 7th (in their first competition back post-injury.

The battle for the second spot at Euros and Worlds in ice dance is shaping up to be a tight one.

Best scores so far:

155.79 Manni/Rothlisberger
154.71 Leccardi/Dalla Torre
149.39 Dozzi/Papetti
148.55 Portesi Peroni/Chrastecky

PP/C and D/P have only competed once so far, whereas the other 2 teams have competed twice. PP/C are due to appear at Budapest Trophy in a fortnight's time, along with G/F who are hunting their second Challenger victory of the season.
 

Andrea82

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Feb 16, 2014
Best scores so far:

155.79 Manni/Rothlisberger
154.71 Leccardi/Dalla Torre
149.39 Dozzi/Papetti
148.55 Portesi Peroni/Chrastecky

PP/C and D/P have only competed once so far, whereas the other 2 teams have competed twice. PP/C are due to appear at Budapest Trophy in a fortnight's time, along with G/F who are hunting their second Challenger victory of the season.

I wonder if we will get a head to head at Mezzaluna Cup next month.
 
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