Is Daniella Ipsarides or Ipsaridou? The way you spell it or the way its written in the isu profile?
Her last name seems to me to be greek and not foreign , so it is spelled Isparidou and you give the tone in ri ! But i think that greek people that go abroad turn their last names . Isparidou is in genitive ( grammatically speaking ) and if she has kept the greek one it is that. However , it could be possible that it is Isparides so you can pronounce it easier ^^ :agree:
I was waiting for this conversation.
Daniella's ISU Bio is the only place I have ever seen her surname spelt "Ipsaridou".
I first came across Daniella a few years go when looking up results from the Cypriot National Championships. And "Ipsarides" is the way it is spelt in the Cyprus Skating Federation's results sheets.
"Ipsarides" is also the spelling her Mum uses for her married name on her own Facebook profile, and the spelling she uses when referring to her daughter in photos, videos, etc.
So, that is good enough for me! :agree:
Incidentally, Daniella's Mum also uses the "-ides" form for her maiden name.
It's really confusing for us English speakers the way that names have different cases in some languages. And then there is the issue of variations in transliteration (Cypriot Greek tends to be transliterated slightly differently to Greek Greek).
If you look at the results and video from the 2016 World Development Trophy in Gdańsk, they have used yet another different version of her surname: "Daniella-Vanessa Ypsarides".
Also, nobody has mentioned it here, but there are also issues about her first name. When you see her name written in Greek characters, her first name is spelt Ντανιέλα (e.g. in the title of this video where she is interviewed on TV). But, in the Latin character version, it is spelt Daniella.
Now, this is not a mistake. Even though the Greek character version of her name is spelt with one lambda, the Latin character version of her name is spelt with a double "l" everywhere. On results sheets, on her Mum's Facebook profile, on her own Facebook profile.
When you see all these different options on how to spell her name on results sheets, it's no wonder that there is confusion!
Anyway, whatever you call her, things didn't go as well as hoped on Thursday. I had been warned that morning that she was very nervous, and you could see that as soon as she appeared on camera at the start of the Warm-Up. And that carried on into her routine.
You can't blame the girl. Like, this was her first ISU competition, and she had the added pressure of being the first native skater from her country to take part in an ISU competition.
But, at least she didn't fall. That was her main worry.
Daniella finished 35[SUP]th[/SUP] out of 35 in the Ladies SP at the Ljubljana Cup on Thursday, with a score of 18.75.
Video (whole competition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhXmyNq-nys
Video (just Daniella): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jese_Yj4sTk
But, Florencia Lin is only 1.90 points ahead of her, so if she puts in a good Free Skate, she could move up a place.
The Ladies FS is due to start at 12:20:00 CEST (11:20:00 BST / 10:20:00 GMT). So, about five hours from now.
Time Schedule: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/jgpslo2016/jgpslo2016_JuniorLadies_FS_TimeSchedule.pdf
Live Scoring: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/jgpslo2016/SEG004.HTM
Daniella will be the 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Skater to start. She is due to start at 12:40:50 CEST (11:40:50 BST / 10:40:50 GMT). But that may change if anybody before her withdraws.
ALL THE BEST DANIELLA!!!
Due to what reasons?