Olympics: Cappellini-Lanotte fifth with Italian record after the short dance

Yet another splendid performance of a sensational career. Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte are fifth in the Olympic short dance of Pyeongchang 2018, just over a point from the provisional podium and with the new Italian record set at 76.57 points (40 for technical evaluation and 46.57 for components). Therefore, the objective reached for this first part of the race, with the Lombard couple of the Fiamme Azzurre, now called to give everything in the free program. A step from the top ten the other blue tandem in the race, the one formed by Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri (Fiamme Azzurre), eleventh with 68.16 points (34.19 technical evaluation and 33.97 for the components), just outside the two best groups unfortunately due to some smudging
Cappellini-Lanotte are beautiful and decided on the ice from the first note of the Latin American imposed by the rules for the short program: the Blues retouch the record scored last November at the NHK Trophy and close in a really satisfied the first segment of the race . The Americans Hubbel Donohue and Shibutani-Shibutani, respectively third and fourth and distanced from each other for only two cents, are just a step away, but even behind the gaps are small. On the other hand is a duel between Virtue Moir, leading halfway through the new world record (83.67) and the French Papadakis-Cizeron (81.93). “We wanted to get to the free yet in the game and now, in the last group of merit like not even in Sochi 2014 there was success, we can play it to the end. The race is super tight: between the third and eighth place everything can happen, but this time we were paid the right and we can fight for the podium “, the first words of Anna after the short on the day of his 31st birthday . Tuesday – but at 2 am, Italian time – the start of the second part of the race with the free of the 20 qualified couples: Guignard-Fabbri on the ice for sixths, Cappellini-Lanotte for sixteenths.
source: www.fisg.it

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