European dating what to expect
This is only for the best, for our most wanted medal, at Olympics. ” Under these circumstances, the battle for gold in Budapest will most likely involve the Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov (runners-up last year in Zagreb) and the Italians Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte. A preview of the Olympics, in Budapest The pairs’ event in Budapest is clearly a preview of the same event at the Olympics: will Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy manage to repeat their performance from the Grand Prix Final, where they defeated Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov?We will find out the answer on Sunday – but until then look for photos and pieces of news on Inside Skating.
All in all, the biggest fight in Budapest will happen in the pairs’ event – a preview of the Olympic battle here, at the Europeans, starring Tatiana Volosozhar&Maxim Trankov and Aliona Savchenko&Robin Szolkowy.
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by Florentina Tone With Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev giving up at the 2014 Europeans in order to better prepare for the Olympics in homeland Russia, Nathalie Péchalat and Fabian Bourzat decided to do the same – and they had a powerful reason to do that: the French have drastically changed their short program.
But we do have a young a talented Russian, Maxim Kovtun, trying to make a point at these Europeans, in his attempt to win Russia’s single berth in this event at the Olympics. ” (Nikolai) Change of programs for Carolina Kostner I have to be honest with you: I do have a favorite in the ladies event in Budapest.
Of course, Kovtun won the National Championships at the end of December, defeating Evgeni Plushenko, but nothing is yet decided as regards the Russian Olympic berth; actually, a test skate for Evgeni Plushenko will be held on January 21 – and a final decision on who’s going to represent Russia in Sochi will be made around that particular date. The Italian Carolina Kostner – though Carolina drastically changed her programs for the Olympic season.
In Budapest, the battle for the podium will be harsh; alongside Fernandez and Kovtun, we do have Michal Brezina, Sergei Voronov, Kostantin Menshov, Florent Amodio and Brian Joubert; the last one with a brand new short program choreographed at Novogorsk by Nikolai Morozov. Here’s a message from her; at the moment everyone expected she dropped the continental competition, Carolina announced she was coming to Budapest, but with a different set of routines: “Euros are coming up. I participated then for the second time and this is going to be my 12th. I feel very happy and honored to be back competing in this beautiful city.
We actually have a set of powerful couples wanting that particular medal: a pair from Italy (Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek) and two pairs from Russia (Vera Bazarova&Yuri Larionov, Ksenia Stolbova&Fedor Klimov). When it comes to the men’s event, Javier Fernandez will definitely try to defend his title; and, most likely, he will succeed.According to Nathalie, quoted by “L’Equipe”, “The judges haven’t found our Cabaret by Bob Fosse as ballroom as needed.We’re going to use «Roxy» from «Chicago» for the short”.On their facebook account, Nathalie tried to explain the absence from the Europeans to the fans: “We do understand your sorrow about our withdrawal from the European Championships…We’re very sorry about that, but we appreciate your understanding and your support.Inside Skating is in Budapest for the 2014 Europeans – but before getting to the stories of the event, here’s where we stand: Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat announced they would skip this year’s edition of the competition – they have to prepare their brand new short program, skated on a piece from the musical “Chicago”; Carolina Kostner changed both of her programs – she returned to a (probably) improved version of “Bolero” for the long and chose “Ave Maria” for the short, replacing the wonderful “Humoresque”; and Brian Joubert changed his short program too, after a week spent in Novogorsk with Nikolai Morozov.