Matteo Rizzo

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Matteo RIZZO is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Italy. He was born on 5th September 1998 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is coached by Franca Bianconi and Valter Rizzo and trains in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy.

He is the 2019 European bronze medalist, the 2019 Cup of China bronze medalist, the 2018 NHK Trophy bronze medalist, 2019 Winter Universiade champion, and 2018 Italian national champion. He has won several ISU Challenger Series medals, including gold at the 2017 CS Warsaw Cup. He is also the 2018 World Junior bronze medalist, and 2017 JGP Italy champion. Rizzo represented Italy at the 2018 Winter Olympics, qualifying to the free skate and finishing 21st overall.

Update 17 August 2020



CURRENT ISU PERSONAL BESTS

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00013919.htm


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score260.53ISU World Team Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program93.37ISU World Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating172.89ISU World Team Trophy 2019

PERSONAL BESTS - Pre-2018-19

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score232.98ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2017
Personal Best Score Short Program78.21ISU European Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating157.34ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2017


Personal Bests listed are only counting competitions that count for ISU Season's Best scores. The pre-2018-19 scores were achieved with the old +3/-3 GOE system.

PROFILES

ISU:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013919.htm

Rinkresults:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=821

PyeongChang Olympics
https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang...ing/athlete-profile-n3026706-matteo-rizzo.htm

Wikipedia:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Rizzo

Stats On Ice:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/matteorizzo/

Social Media

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/matteorizzoo/?hl=en

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Matteo-Rizzo-979600228774033/


PROGRAMS

2020 - 2021
SP: Romanza by Andrea Bocelli
FS: Medley from The Greatest Showman soundtrack

2019 - 2020
SP: Start A Fire by John Legend, from the La La Land soundtrack
FS: Galicia Flamenca by Gino D’Auri

2018 - 2019
SP: Volare by Luca Longobardi
FS #1 (ver. 1): Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, Streets of Love by The Rolling Stones, Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
FS #1 (ver. 2): Angie by The Rolling Stones, Streets of Love by The Rolling Stones, Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
FS #2: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Love of My Life by Queen, Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

2017 - 2018
SP: Torno A Surriento by Il Volo
FS: Come Together by The Beatles, Let It Be by The Beatles and performed by Air With Air Rising, Help! by The Beatles

2016 - 2017
SP: Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona and performed by Brian Setzer
FS: Hallelujah, I Love Her So and Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles

2015 - 2016
SP: Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona and performed by Brian Setzer
FS: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi and performed by Luciano Pavarotti, Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini

2014 - 2015
SP: Neph, Buckjump
FS: The Kid, Meeting the Millionaire, City Lights, Nonsense Song, all by Carl Davis

2013 - 2014
SP: Take Five by Dave Brubeck
FS: The Kid, Meeting the Millionaire, City Lights, Nonsense Song, all by Carl Davis

COMPETITIVE HISTORY


CompetitionSPFSFinal
2019-20 Season (Senior)
2020 European Championships7 (79.07)5 (157.94)5 (237.01)
2019 Italian Championships1 (82.08)2 (161.68)2 (243.76)
2019 Cup of China3 (81.72)4 (160.16)3 (241.88)
2019 Skate Canada9 (70.12)5 (153.66)6 (223.78)
2019 Shanghai Trophy1 (87.76)3 (160.77)1 (248.53)
2019 CS Nepela Memorial4 (75.87)1 (156.83)2 (232.70)
2019 CS Lombardia Trophy5 (71.76)3 (155.62)3 (227.38)
2018-19 Season (Senior)
2019 World Team Trophy6 (87.64)7 (172.89)5 (260.53)
Team 6
2019 World Championships5 (93.37)10 (164.29)7 (257.66)
29th Winter Universiade2 (90.78)1 (182.76)1 (273.54)
2019 ISU European Championships10 (81.41)3 (165.67)3 (247.08)
2019 Italian Championships1 (87.20)2 (154.42)2 (241.62)
2018 Denkova/Stavisky Cup 1 (85.52)1 (139.86)1 (225.38)
ISU GP NHK Trophy 20184 (77.00)3 (147.71)3 (224.71)
ISU GP Skate America 20185 (78.09)5 (147.72)4 (225.81)
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy6 (76.53)7 (141.15)6 (217.68)
2018 CS Lombardia Trophy4 (85.51)4 (142.46)4 (227.97)
2017-2018 Season (Junior/Senior)
2018 World Championships18 (77.43)17 (148.01)17 (225.44)
2018 World Junior Championships6 (70.24)6 (141.34)3 (211.58)
2018 Olympics Men's Singles Event23 (75.63)19 (156.78)21 (232.41)
2018 Olympics Team Event5 (77.77)4 (156.11)4 (team)
2018 European Championships6 (78.26)9 (141.17)2 (219.43)
2018 Italian Championships1 (84.82)1 (158.38)1 (243.20)
2017 Cup of Tyrol3 (73.70)2 (149.73)2 (223.43)
2017 CS Warsaw Cup1 (75.64)1 (157.34)1 (232.98)
2017 JGP Italy2 (77.24)1 (151.94)1 (229.18)
2017 JGP Poland2 (74.51)10 (118.28)6 (192.79)
2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy5 (72.97)2 (150.30)4 (223.27)
2017 CS Lombardia Trophy6 (71.67)3 (155.35)5 (227.02)
2016-2017 Season (Junior/Senior)
2017 World Championships30 (63.14)N/A30 (63.14)
2017 World Junior Championships13 (68.53)11 (128.94)11 (197.47)
2017 Bavarian Open5 (65.39)3 (129.79)5 (195.18)
2017 Mentor Torun Cup3 (70.33)5 (127.39)5 (197.72)
2017 Italian Championships2 (74.47)2 (142.27)2 (216.74)
2016 CS Warsaw Cup3 (66.55)6 (129.79)6 (196.03)
2016 JGP Ljubljana10 (55.91)8 (122.17)8 (178.08)
2016 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter12 (53.78)13 (105.43)12 (159.21)


VIDEOS

2019-2020

2020 European Championships (geoblocked in USA)
SP: https://youtu.be/qBQBWsSMMzo
FS: no video found

2019-20 Italian Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhewfXP5yF0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0OdKwm8kWA

2019 Cup of China (geoblocked in USA)
SP: https://youtu.be/AJh4idl2HhI
FS: https://youtu.be/s7MYzoWik8s

2019 Skate Canada (geoblocked in USA)
SP: https://youtu.be/YTZ3D1GKeDg
FS: no video found

2019 Shanghai Trophy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JbTBW1ixwY
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWu_AiZp2fQ

2019 Nepela Memorial
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct8BQvDnzIs
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUECKjVA9yM

2019 CS Lombardia Trophy
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribs9K8yFgY
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ7u1MpW6d8

2018 - 2019

2019 World Championships
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR4IO3o5ZbM&t=1242s
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_xH-rRASYw
Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5GXfvT44Mw

29th Winter Universiade
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klsjWVUIlmk
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqoOWz4Vn28

2019 European Championships
Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CANk-Hu4g6U
Victory Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPP2EuJtFrU

Italian Nationals
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7WihFvvFOs
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf2Bs6kWc-0

2018 GP NHK Trophy
No video found

2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u2Cce-Vb6o

2018 CS Lombardia Trophy
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKp6c9Rw0IU

2017 - 2018

2018 Cup of Tyrol
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1g2JOzkNCk

2018 World Junior Championships
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1GnU3aqA8g
FS https://streamable.com/wm9y3
Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn8b9QTEM3Y

2018 Olympics
Team SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lmp_og_HzMSP
Team FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it45CbnI35I
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wm-AJQBpRk

2018 European Championships
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyX553VS_2E
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gaiyw0BaaVo

2018 Campionati Italiani
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxjCxYRqZnc

2017 JGP Italy
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g07oOzeyCo
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ElXAS7Iwyo

2017 JGP Poland
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23CdkWPaXxI
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3ze70Lr9U

Nebelhorn 2017
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p861nZarloo
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5UBFPjleVo

2016 - 2017

2017 World Junior Championships
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zmUDjk-9p8
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVq8ucJd75g

2017 Mentor Torun Cup
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwp1y-0Y3LY

Earlier Videos

2011 Lombardia Trophy Novice SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtXXZvadswE

2010 Lombardia Trophy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0qZMKv5bQU

2009 Lombardia Trophy
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzSWuOdqvhA
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_e6U-46flM

ARTICLES



INTERVIEWS


 
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cheerknithanson

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And he gets a junior worlds bronze medal! What a way to almost be done with a BUSY season
 

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I watched him live in Gdansk in October where he had meltdown in FS and couldn't even imagine that he would get bronze at JW But I am really happy he got it. He is the most busy skater this season and the JW medal is a kind of reward for his great approach at Olympics.
 

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Finally! BabyMaleCaro gets a fanfest! The One Matteo Rizzo Superfan is SO READY!
 

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Couldn't be happier to see him medal at junior worlds! He's been so busy this season, nice to see a good ending to it (although worlds is coming soon.) I missed his fs, though, does anyone know where I can watch it? It seems like it was blocked on youtube, likely cause of the music.
 

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Originally Posted by echeveria
Couldn't be happier to see him medal and junior worlds! He's been so busy this season, nice to see a good ending to it (although worlds is coming soon.) I missed his fs, though, does anyone know where I can watch it? It seems like it was blocked on youtube, likely cause of the music.



That’s odd. YouTube usually just censors the audio; there’s actually a version of his FS uploaded in which the first and last parts of the medley are muted, but not the middle (the instrumental) (which tells you exactly how “smart” the algorithm for checking for obvious copyright fouls is). If worse comes to worst, I’ll try sharing via Google Drive or something.

Still amazed he managed four clean skates at the Olympics. Honestly, had never heard of him until then, but he won me over in the team event and I’ve been jokingly calling myself his One Superfan since. Would love to see him finish top ten at worlds, but that’s a huge ask and pretty much impossible without upgrading his technical content.

I have no idea if he’s training quads, but, really, he has (most) of the everything else at a level some of the big six don’t (really good sense of music, skating skills are clearly there, etc.), so I’m excited to see what he does in the following years. Beatles/Elvis/etc. programs usually send me running, but he actually manages to work his somehow... he clearly loves to skate and loves his program, and that’s such a welcome thing in the midst of warhorses, angst at max amp, and the tech race. Just lovely skating with genuine joy. I like this kid
 

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Originally Posted by echeveria
Couldn't be happier to see him medal and junior worlds! He's been so busy this season, nice to see a good ending to it (although worlds is coming soon.) I missed his fs, though, does anyone know where I can watch it? It seems like it was blocked on youtube, likely cause of the music.


That’s odd. YouTube usually just censors the audio; there’s actually a version of his FS uploaded in which the first and last parts of the medley are muted, but not the middle (the instrumental) (which tells you exactly how “smart” the algorithm for checking for obvious copyright fouls is). If worse comes to worst, I’ll try sharing via Google Drive or something.

Still amazed he managed four clean skates at the Olympics. Honestly, had never heard of him until then, but he won me over in the team event and I’ve been jokingly calling myself his One Superfan since. Would love to see him finish top ten at worlds, but that’s a huge ask and pretty much impossible without upgrading his technical content.

I have no idea if he’s training quads, but, really, he has (most) of the everything else at a level some of the big six don’t (really good sense of music, skating skills are clearly there, etc.), so I’m excited to see what he does in the following years. Beatles/Elvis/etc. programs usually send me running, but he actually manages to work his somehow... he clearly loves to skate and loves his program, and that’s such a welcome thing in the midst of warhorses, angst at max amp, and the tech race. Just lovely skating with genuine joy. I like this kid
 

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Originally Posted by Metis
That’s odd. YouTube usually just censors the audio; there’s actually a version of his FS uploaded in which the first and last parts of the medley are muted, but not the middle (the instrumental) (which tells you exactly how “smart” the algorithm for checking for obvious copyright fouls is). If worse comes to worst, I’ll try sharing via Google Drive or something.

Still amazed he managed four clean skates at the Olympics. Honestly, had never heard of him until then, but he won me over in the team event and I’ve been jokingly calling myself his One Superfan since. Would love to see him finish top ten at worlds, but that’s a huge ask and pretty much impossible without upgrading his technical content.

I have no idea if he’s training quads, but, really, he has (most) of the everything else at a level some of the big six don’t (really good sense of music, skating skills are clearly there, etc.), so I’m excited to see what he does in the following years. Beatles/Elvis/etc. programs usually send me running, but he actually manages to work his somehow... he clearly loves to skate and loves his program, and that’s such a welcome thing in the midst of warhorses, angst at max amp, and the tech race. Just lovely skating with genuine joy. I like this kid.


I've seen almost all of his other free skates, but for whatever reason I just can't find an unblocked one from JWC this year, maybe it's just a matter of time before someone uploads a version without audio, I'll probably just wait until then.

I had never even heard of him until the Olympics this year either, but as soon as I saw him free skate in the team event I could see that he had really great potential (that's when I started watching his previous programs), and like you said, he has a great sense of music. His programs seemed more emotional to me, like he really appreciated the music he was skating to. He managed to make something really fun to watch, even if it wasn't as technically difficult as other skaters. Sometimes, I really hate that quads have such a high base value, because I'd much rather see a perfect triple axel than watch someone fall on any quad. But, I get it. And, in an interview he mentioned that he was training quads so I'm really hoping to see him land a quad on Olympic ice in a few years! It's just nice to see him getting recognition for working so hard.
 

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Originally Posted by echeveria
I had never even heard of him until the Olympics this year either, but as soon as I saw him free skate in the team event I could see that he had really great potential (that's when I started watching his previous programs), and like you said, he has a great sense of music. His programs seemed more emotional to me, like he really appreciated the music he was skating to. He managed to make something really fun to watch, even if it wasn't as technically difficult as other skaters. Sometimes, I really hate that quads have such a high base value, because I'd much rather see a perfect triple axel than watch someone fall on any quad. But, I get it. And, in an interview he mentioned that he was training quads so I'm really hoping to see him land a quad on Olympic ice in a few years! It's just nice to see him getting recognition for working so hard.


You and I sound like twins! I think he’s doing great for coming straight out of juniors — four clean skates at the Olympics is crazy! I’m still impressed by that, honestly.


His programs seemed more emotional to me, like he really appreciated the music he was skating to.


And that’s why I jokingly call him BabyMaleCaro (that and his skating skills).

It’s also part of why I like his skating and goes toward why, I think, the joy of skating transfers in his performances — he really is connected to his music in ways some skaters aren’t (hey, everyone has different gifts, and it’s not a value judgment) and it shows up in the nuances of his choreography. I was surprised to hear he was only 19 and just out of juniors during the team event, because he skates with far more maturity and understanding of his music than “just left juniors” implies.

I kind of hope he follows Kostner in terms of having a long skating career, because I think he has extremely solid fundamentals, huge potential in terms of artistry, and then whatever he decides to reach for on the technical side is up to him. There are very few skaters I truly become a “fan” of and let myself get invested in, but Rizzo definitely is in that group. Whether or not he ends up being a top competitor... I see no reason why he can’t be in time, especially assuming all the rumours regarding the new judging system hold true, but regardless, I could watch his step sequences on infinite loop. Especially the one from his short at junior worlds. That was the best iteration of it I’ve seen yet... how he didn’t get higher marks for it is something I will never understand
 

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Originally Posted by echeveria
Couldn't be happier to see him medal and junior worlds! He's been so busy this season, nice to see a good ending to it (although worlds is coming soon.) I missed his fs, though, does anyone know where I can watch it? It seems like it was blocked on youtube, likely cause of the music.


Here you go

https://streamable.com/wm9y3
 

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Originally Posted by plushyfan
He is very enjoyable to watch!


Absolutely.
I remember his Olympic performances, he seemed so confident and not nervous at all. I love his attitude.
 

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Many congrats to Matteo for the bronze medal at the JW this weekend! Am super happy for his dad, too. He must be very proud of his son.
 

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Aw yay! A fanfest for Matteo! Forza Matte
I believe he will have a bright future!
 

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I am so so so proud of Matteo for skating such a tiring schedule this season, and for skating beautifully all the way through it! Can’t wait to see his FS tomorrow, which is probably my favorite out of any competitor
 

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Any word on how Matteo's training has been going this summer? It'll be great to see him at the Lombardia Trophy in September.
 
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