Author Archives: Florentina Tone

Khatia Buniatishvili. Colour: red

We have a history together, me and Khatia. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but what a sweet, pleasant exaggeration – and the truth is I was blown away by this wonderful lady in the spring…

Boyang Jin: “I aim to transform myself this season”

China’s Boyang Jin had a bumpy start of 2018-19 season. In the first week of November, at the Grand Prix of Helsinki, his first international competition this season, Jin fell on his trademark quad Lutz-triple…

Elena Ilinykh: a new life, with the same old passion for skating

Looking for someone madly in love with skating? Who can’t envision life without it? Look no more. You just found her. Facing the garden of a small hotel in Brasov, Romania, I discover the new…

Russian skaters, good as gold in Finlandia Trophy

If this were poker, that would be a “four of a kind” situation – with Russian skaters taking all gold on the table at this year’s edition of CS Finlandia Trophy. And one of the…

2018 Nebelhorn Trophy: a picture-perfect start of the season for the ladies’ Olympic champion

16-year-old Alina Zagitova was supposed to start her season in Bratislava, at “Ondrej Nepela” Trophy – but due to a bureacratic setback she ended up highlighting the anniversary edition of Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf. One…