Author Archives: Florentina Tone

Benoît Richaud: “For Kaori Sakamoto, this is just the beginning”

There’s so much certainty, so much conviction in this line – one that Benoît Richaud expresses towards the end of our interview in Montpellier, France, at 2022 Worlds –, that you won’t doubt it for…

Ukrainian skaters at Worlds: sending the message of a country hit by war

Head to head, we look into Lilia’s phone and we keep quiet. “Red is for bombing, green means bombing is over. Now it’s bombing!” Lines of sentences in Ukrainian, and red and green exclamation points…

Team Papadakis-Cizeron-Haguenauer. Journey to the Top

World renowned coach and choreographer, one of the main figures at Ice Academy of Montreal, Romain Haguenauer is commonly referred to as the longtime coach of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. But not just that.…

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han. Olympic gold, to crown a fabulous career

Embed from Getty Images For once in the last couple of days, the noise surrounding the figure skating competition at 2022 Olympics fell silent – and all people, skating fans, observers and skaters altogether joined…

Coronation. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron win Olympic gold

Embed from Getty Images The Olympic gold medal eluded them four years ago in PyeongChang, in what might have been the most disappointing, distressing moment of their career. But they built upon that disappointment and…