Jump to content
kaeryth

Skater's Biography: The Interesting, The Weird, and The Wacky

Recommended Posts

On 11/1/2017 at 1:16 AM, LadyLou said:

Well he belongs to the sport division of penitentiary police  ("fiamme azzurre") but I don't think he actually has anything to do with jails (not while he's still competing anyway). And he's in good company, with Anna, Luca and Caro.:tumblr_inline_ncmifaymmi1rpglid: As to why penitentiary police, too, has a sport division...no ide:laughing: Take this as some delicious italian weirdness :P

...Matteo Rizzo too is in Fiamme Azzure, I think?

Also this sort of arrangement (being an army/police officer while being an athlete) is found not only in Italy, but also Germany (afaik — tell me if there are other countries that financially compensate their athletes in this way) — still in Italy we have Valentina Marchei as an Air Force officer (though lately she is also in the Italian Olympic committee — not sure if she is financially compensated from that though :think:). In Germany Aljona is an officer in the Bundeswehr (army branch), along with other German pair skaters (Annika Hocke/Ruben Blommaert) and ice dancers (I forgot their names, but they have actually split now :( ) that also went to Pyeongchang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/16/2018 at 4:28 PM, kaeryth said:

Extreme ironing...

 

 

It's not the first time I see extreme ironing as a hobby in isu bios, it made me look the sport up. I couldn't believe it sort of really exists!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/29/2018 at 8:18 AM, turquoiseblue said:

 

Here is a video of Nikolaj's debut performance as a fire artist :tumblr_inline_mueoe3Yabh1qdlkyg: :tumblr_inline_ncmif5EcBB1rpglid: :tumblr_inline_mueoe3Yabh1qdlkyg:

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/FSIgstories/status/1088250053955854336

 

The ISU actually featured him in their stories and he said he was also a fire artist and that among other things he eats fire, to the amusement of the person who handles the ISU's social media :grin: seems like Nikolaj is going to be an absolute gem just like Uncle Majorov. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...