In June 2012, Cappellini/Lanotte began training with Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan. Cappellini/Lanotte won their first European medal, bronze, at the 2013 European Championships.They then placed fourth at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario. Davis and White haven’t competed since Sochi and won’t defend their title in Pyeong Chang.MORE: Full Results | Figure Skating TV Schedule The Shibutanis are Olympic medal favorites, looking to become the first siblings to win Olympic figure skating medals together since France’s Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay in 1992.They returned to competition at the Mont Blanc Trophy, which they won. Cappellini/Lanotte won bronze medals at 2011 Skate Canada International and the 2011 Trophee Eric Bompard.
There are Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who had the top score among all U. couples this season before the Shibutanis’ exquisite performances in Lake Placid. There’s definitely room for growth in our base values with the footwork sequences in the free dance.
They then finished 11th at the 2010 World Championships; in the free dance, the two collided during the twizzle sequence, causing Cappellini to fall, and received low levels on several elements.
They withdrew from 2010 Skate America in order to prepare a new free dance.
Four years ago, the Shibutanis, Chock and Bates and Hubbell and Donohue ranked Nos. They could only watch as Davis and White won the Grand Prix Final en route to Olympic gold. Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) — 176.53 5.
Now, it’s their turn, and the brother and sister known as the Shib Sibs lead the way. VIDEO: Skater dislocates shoulder in Skate America fall Follow @nzaccardi Ice Dance 1.