2021 Nebelhorn Trophy Overview
The Nebelhorn Trophy (or as I’m going to call it, the Olympic Qualification Bloodbath) starts tomorrow in Oberstdorf, Germany. It determines the final spots at next February’s Olympic Games!
There are six spots in Women, seven in Men, 3 in Pairs, and 4 in Ice Dance. First alternates in both Men’s and Women’s should be prepared to go, as Sweden is likely to relinquish their spots in both disciplines.
The Entries and Results page is linked in the source.
9/23: 9:15 - Men Short; 14:00 Pairs Short; 17:00 Women Short 9/24: 10:30 - Rhythm Dance; 14:30 - Men Free; 20:00 - Pairs Free 9/25: 10:10 Women Free; 16:35 - Free Dance
There’s a lot of countries fighting for the spots here - there’s a reason why I’m calling it a bloodbath and that is no exaggeration. I’m going go through all four entries (plus talk about the team event). That will be coming in the next post!
Withdrawals & Replacements
In the Men’s event, Basar Oktar replaced Burak Demirboga as the skater competing for Olympic qualification. Mark Kondratiuk replaced Dmitri Aliev after Russian Test Skates. Matthew Samuels of South Africa was later added to the competition.
In the Women’s event, Anete Lace replaced Angelina Kuchvalska as the Latvian entry. Nikola Rytcharikova of the Czech Republic (a non-qualifying competitor) withdrew. Lea Serna replaced Maia Mazzara as the French entry after the Lombardia Trophy. Dmitri Korri replaced Alexandra Mintsidou as the Greek entry. Anastasia Galuystan of Armenia withdrew.
In the Pairs event, Coline Kerevin and Noel-Antoine Pierre replaced Cleo Hamon and Denis Strekalin as the French entry, due to Hamon taking time off for mental health reasons. Sara Conti and Niccolo Macii replaced Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise as a non-qualifying entry.
In the Ice Dance event, Carolina Portesi Peroni and Michael Chratesky replaced Carolina Moscheni and Francesco Fioretti as the Italian entry after the Lombardia Trophy.