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Francesco Fioretti

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Francesco Fioretti
Tessari/Fioretti at the 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Country representedItaly
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 26)
Massa di Somma, Italy
ResidenceMilan
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
PartnerJasmine Tessari
Former partnerLauri Bonacorsi, Sofia Sforza, Martina Montonati
CoachBarbara Fusar-Poli, Stefano Caruso
Former coachBrunilde Bianchi, Valter Rizzo
Former choreographerJeffrey Cooley
Skating clubAgora Skating Team
Former skating clubOlympic Dream Zanica
Training locationsMilan
Former training locationsZanica
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total162.94
2019 European
Short dance63.12
2019 European
Free dance99.82
2019 European

Francesco Fioretti (born 14 May 1993) is an Italian ice dancer. With his skating partner, Jasmine Tessari, he has won six international medals and is a three-time Italian national medalist. They have competed in the final segment at one ISU Championship.

With Sofia Sforza, he placed as high as 10th at the World Junior Championships.

Career

Early career

Francesco Fioretti began skating at age seven in Milan and chose ice dancing immediately.[1] He relocated to Zanica in 2007.[1] In September 2008, he competed with Martina Montonati at a Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event in Merano, Italy, placing 17th.[2]

In December 2008, Fioretti formed a partnership with Sofia Sforza, whom he had met in Zanica.[1][3] Making their international debut, they placed 11th in September 2009 at the Junior Grand Prix in Lake Placid, New York.[2] Sforza/Fioretti reached the free dance at three World Junior Championships, placing 20th in 2011 (Gangneung, South Korea), 10th in 2012 (Minsk, Belarus), and 13th in 2013 (Milan, Italy). Their best JGP result, fourth, came in the 2013–14 season, in Mexico City. The two were coached by Valter Rizzo and Brunilde Bianchi mainly in Zanica.[3][1] On 1 October 2013, it was reported that Sforza/Fioretti had parted ways.[4]

Fioretti and American ice dancer Lauri Bonacorsi competed together at one event, the 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, finishing tenth. The two were coached by Rizzo and Bianchi in Sesto San Giovanni.[5] After six months together, Bonacorsi and Fioretti parted ways due to difficulties relating to her move to Italy.[6]

2015–2016 season

Barbara Fusar-Poli asked Jasmine Tessari to try out with Fioretti.[6] After a few months of skating together, Tessari/Fioretti formalized their partnership.[6] The two made their international debut in September 2015, at the Lombardia Trophy. They finished fourth at the Italian Championships.[7]

2016–2017 season

Tessari/Fioretti won bronze at the 2016 NRW Trophy. After becoming the Italian national bronze medalists, they were sent to the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic; they finished 22nd in the short dance and did not advance further.

2017–2018 season

In December 2017, Tessari/Fioretti won bronze at the Italian Championships. In January, they qualified to the free dance and finished 18th overall at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, Russia. They concluded their season with silver medals at the Bavarian Open and Egna Spring Trophy.

2018–2019 season

Tessari/Fioretti opened their season with silver at the 2018 NRW Trophy and then placed fourth at two ISU Challenger Series events, the 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy and 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy. They took bronze at the 2018 Ice Star in October. In November, the two debuted on the Grand Prix series, placing eighth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki. After winning the silver medal at the Italian Championships, Tessari/Fioretti placed fourteenth at the European Championships, and attended their first World Championships, where they placed twenty-fourth.

2019–2020 season

Tessari/Fioretti placed twelfth at the 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy to begin the season, before making their second appearance on the Grand Prix at the 2019 Rostelecom Cup, where they placed tenth.

Programs

With Tessari

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2019–2020
[8]
2018–2019
[9]
Short dance
2017–2018
[10][11]
2016–2017
[12]

With Sforza

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[3]
2012–2013
[13]
2011–2012
[14]
  • Sway
  • Swing Da Cor
2010–2011
[15]

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Tessari

International[7]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 24th
Europeans 22nd 18th 14th
GP Finland 8th
GP Rostelecom Cup 10th
CS Golden Spin 7th
CS Ice Challenge 7th
CS Lombardia 5th 6th 4th 12th
CS Ondrej Nepela 4th
Bavarian Open 7th 9th 2nd
Cup of Nice 9th 10th
Egna Dance Trophy 2nd 1st
Halloween Cup 1st
Ice Star 3rd
Lombardia Trophy 9th
Mezzaluna Cup 3rd
NRW Trophy 3rd 2nd
Open d'Andorra 1st
Santa Claus Cup 7th 6th
National[7]
Italian Champ. 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Bonacorsi

International[16]
Event 2014–15
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 10th

With Sforza

International: Junior[17]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
Junior Worlds 31st 20th 10th 13th
JGP Germany 8th
JGP Italy 7th
JGP Mexico 4th
JGP Romania 6th 5th
JGP Turkey 6th
Bavarian Open 3rd 1st
Mont Blanc Trophy 4th
NRW Trophy 9th 6th 3rd
Pavel Roman 4th
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
National[17]
Italian Champ. 2nd J 1st J 1st J
J = Junior level

With Montonati

International[2]
Event 2008–09
JGP Italy 17th

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Sofia Sforza e Francesco Fioretti: avanti con entusiasmo, passione e duro lavoro" [Sofia Sforza and Francesco Fioretti: Moving forward with enthusiasm, passion, and hard work]. ArtOnIce.it (in Italian). 11 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Martina MONTONATI / Francesco FIORETTI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
  4. ^ Ambesi, Massimiliano (1 October 2013). "Aria di "rinnovamento" nel movimento juniores italiano" [New beginnings in the Italian junior ranks]. Neve Italia (in Italian).
  5. ^ "Lauri BONACORSI / Francesco FIORETTI: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Backman, Daphne (2 July 2018). "Q & A with Italy's Tessari & Fioretti". ice-dance.com.
  7. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  11. ^ Castellaro, Barbara (16 October 2017). "Jasmine Tessari e Francesco Fioretti, una giovane coppia di Danza che progetta il suo futuro con entusiasmo e determinazione". artonice.it (in Italian).
  12. ^ "Jasmine TESSARI / Francesco FIORETTI: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Lauri BONACORSI / Francesco FIORETTI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016.
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Sofia SFORZA / Francesco FIORETTI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014.
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