The medal has not arrived but this time it does less harm, this time it’s okay. Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte stop at 27 hundredths of a point from the umpteenth masterpiece of their wonderful and endless career . They finish quarterfinals at the World Championships in Milan, so much so from the podium, they who, from the Lombards, were at home more than anyone else. But their free program touches the heartstrings of fans and fans far more than the numbers can explain. The Mediolanum Forum, overflowing, embraces them from the first moment and is moved with themwhen, among the applause, they close their competition among the tears, excited like never before. The performance of the Fiamme Azzurre tandem on the music of “La vita è bella” by Nicola Piovani is amazing, it leaves you breathless and is worth 114.62 points (58.25 of technical evaluation and 56.37 for the components), a new national record that, added to that of yesterday in the short, produces the Italian record at 192.08 , over five points more than the previous one of 186.64. But not enough for the bronze, which goes instead to the Canadians Weaver-Poje (192.35) in the race dominated by the French Papadakis-Cizeron (207.20, new world record) with the US Hubbel-Donohue seconds (196.64).
However, the result falls into the background. ” On an emotional level it was one of the most intense and touching experiences of our life, the most beautiful performance ever – Anna and Luca tell in the post race -. It was even bigger than we could have imagined and we had never experienced anything like this in our career, we were afraid of exploding from emotion. Yesterday, in the short, it was all a bang of energy, like dynamite, but today it is more like a hug and with the audience we said how much we love each other. We are proud, this time we have come for the emotions, not for the points or the medals, those pass into the background “.
Wonderful feelings also experienced by Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri (Fiamme Azzurre), noni also in the general classification at 178.44 points as well as after the short, by virtue of a second segment evaluated 107.29 (55.16 of technical evaluation and 52.13 for the components), very close to their personal best . Also for their crazy incitement and a deafening roar by a really hot Forum. ” We wanted so much, it is always a pleasure to skate this free and do it at home, in front of this audience, it was a great emotion, fabulous – explain Charlene and Marco finished the test -.We worked a lot on the nuances and this program reflects us perfectly because it combines speed, strength and lightness. This performance was the icing on the cake of a beautiful season and gives us even more motivation to start a thousand after a bit of rest “. After the competition, tomorrow is the final gala time , starting at 14.30 with many surprises and all the greatest skaters performing in this four days of great and wonderful emotions. The Mediolanum Forum has already recorded the sold out for a long time : a wonderful World awaits the closure it deserves.