Author Archives: Florentina Tone

Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek: “We’re trying to sell it in a different way – and leave our mark”

What’s the purpose of all this, and aren’t you too old to do it, people asked Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek when they decided to give it a try as a pair. But here’s the…

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang: here’s to the ones who dream

Embed from Getty Images These Olympics have been a dream. Metaphorically – and even more so literally. In Europe you had to get up in the depth of night so you could watch live the…

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han: remaking of a classic

Embed from Getty Images If there were a skating pantheon where the greatest figure skating performances of all time would be included, no doubt that Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao’s “Turandot” at 2003 World Championships…

A journey into the mind of Javier Fernández: “Skating is a lot about feelings – and, in competition, if you feel good or feel bad, it matters a lot”

Javier Fernández is nothing you might expect. A figure skater champion from Spain? Who knew! One of the strongest contenders for Olympic medals who treats Olympics as “just one more competition”? That’s him. A guy…