Canada’s Nikolaj Memola closes in on a medal on Winsport Arena’s ice
Photo credit: Diego Barbieri.
On the final day in Calgary, Canada, four Italians took to the ice of Winsport Arena.
Nikolaj Memola (IceLab) and Raffaele Francesco Zich (Ice Club Torino) competed in the men’s free program, while Noemi Tali/Stefano Frasca (IceLab) tackled the free dance.
Nikolaj Memola finished in 4th place, close to the bronze medal. In fact, he achieved a score of 216.44, very close to the score of Japan’s Nojomo Yoshioka (third with 217.79).
Nineteen-year-old Neelam paid dearly for an unusual fall in the second triple axel, which, on balance, even cost the Swiss Naoko Rossi (220.68) the silver medal.
Rafael Francesco Gich finished 22nd (165.19).
In dance, newcomers Nomi Tali/Stefano Frasca finished 17th.
To complete the picture of Italian participation in Calgary, we must also mention the 27th place of Anna Pesetta (Young Goose Academy) in the women’s singles category.
It’s time for the Senior World Championships in Saitama (Japan) in three weeks (March 22-26).
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