Lukáš Csölley

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Lukáš Csölley
2018 EC Lucie Myslivečková Lukáš Csölley 2018-01-20 14-00-57 (3).jpg
Myslivečková and Csölley in 2018
Personal information
Country representedSlovakia
Born (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 28)
Bratislava
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
PartnerLucie Myslivečková, Federica Testa, Nikola Višňová
CoachRoberto Pelizzola, Paola Mezzadri, Raffaella Cazzaniga, N. Lunghi, Hendryk Schamberger, Gabriela Hrázská
ChoreographerCorrado Giordani, Hendryk Schamberger, Gabriela Hrázská
Skating clubSKP Bratislava
Training locationsMilan
Canton, Michigan
Began skating1995
RetiredJune 2018
ISU personal best scores
Combined total142.57
2018 Winter Olympics
Short dance59.75
2018 Winter Olympics
Free dance83.80
2017 Europeans

Lukáš Csölley (born 18 June 1990) is a Slovak former competitive ice dancer. With Lucie Myslivečková, he competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With Federica Testa, he won four ISU Challenger Series medals and bronze at the 2015 Winter Universiade. They finished in the top ten at the 2015 and 2016 European Championships.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Csölley started learning to skate in 1995.[1] He competed in singles until the age of 16.[2]

Partnership with Višňová[edit]

In 2006, Csölley switched to ice dancing and teamed up with Nikola Višňová from the Czech Republic. They decided to represent Slovakia. In their first two seasons, they trained under Gabriela Hrázská in Brno, Bratislava, and Oberstdorf.[3][4] They finished 19th at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Oberstdorf and 17th at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Sofia.

In the 2008–2009 season, Višňová/Csölley trained in Berlin, Oberstdorf, and Brno, coached by Hendryk Schamberger.[5] They placed 17th at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Sofia.

During the next two seasons, the two were coached by Roberto Pelizzola and Raffaella Cazzaniga in Milan.[6][7] They ranked 20th at the 2010 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia; 19th at the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague, Netherlands; 22nd at the 2011 European Championships in Bern, Switzerland; and 5th at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.

In September 2011, Slovak news reported that their partnership had ended.[8]

2011–2012 season: First season with Testa[edit]

In October 2011, Slovak news media reported that Csölley had teamed up with Italy's Federica Testa to compete for Slovakia.[9][10] Coached by Roberto Pelizzola in Milan, Testa/Csölley made their international debut at the Bavarian Open in February 2012 and then competed at the World Championships in March in Nice, France.[11]

2012–2013 season[edit]

Testa/Csölley finished 17th at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, having placed 19th in the short dance and 16th in the free dance. At the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario, Canada, the two placed 26th in the short dance and did not advance further.

2013–2014 season[edit]

In September 2013, Testa/Csölley competed at the final Olympic qualifying event, the Nebelhorn Trophy; they finished ninth and became the first alternates for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In January 2014, they placed 12th at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary but the two missed the cut-off for the free dance in March at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

2014–2015 season[edit]

Paola Mezzadri joined Pelizzola as Testa/Csölley's coach.[12] They began their season with a bronze medal at the 2014 Ondrej Nepela Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series (CS) event held in early October. Later that month, making their Grand Prix debut, they placed fourth in the short dance and seventh overall at the 2014 Skate America. In November, they were awarded gold at two CS competitions, the Volvo Open Cup and Warsaw Cup.

They finished eighth overall at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.[13] In March, they placed 15th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, having ranked 13th in the short and 15th in the free.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Testa/Csölley finished 9th in the short dance, 8th in the free dance, and 8th overall at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava. At the 2016 World Championships in Boston, they placed 12th in the short, 15th in the free, and 14th overall.

2016–2017 season: First season with Myslivečková[edit]

Testa/Csölley received invitations to the 2016 Skate Canada International and 2016 Trophée de France but withdrew from both Grand Prix events on 7 July 2016[14][15] due to Testa's decision to retire from competition.[16] After Testa's retirement, Csölley contacted Czech ice dancer Lucie Myslivečková on Skype.[17] They teamed up in late June 2016 and announced on 11 July 2016 that they would compete together for Slovakia.[16][1] During their first season together, they were coached by Roberto Pelizzola and Paola Mezzadri in Milan, Italy.[18]

Myslivečková/Csölley won gold at the Volvo Open Cup in November 2016 and placed 16th at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. In mid-March 2017, they decided to withdraw from the World Championships in Helsinki due to Myslivečková's shoulder injury, requiring an operation.[19]

2017–2018 season: 2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

During the season, Myslivečková/Csölley trained under Barbara Fusar-Poli, Stefano Caruso, and Roberto Pelizzolla in Milan, Italy.[20] In late September, the duo competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Their result, 6th, was sufficient to obtain an Olympic spot for Slovakia, by 0.27 of a point. In January, they placed 17th at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow, Russia.

In February, the two competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[21] They qualified to the free dance and finished 20th overall. In March, they placed 25th at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy.

Following Myslivečková's decision to retire, Csölley briefly trained with Testa.[22] In late June 2018, he announced his retirement from competition.[22]

Programs[edit]

With Myslivečková[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2017–2018
[20]
2016–2017
[1]
  • Paris
    by Ibrahim Maalouf
  • Lilies of the Valley
    (from Pina)
    by Yun Miyake
  • Defie 1962
    by Ibrahim Maalouf
  • True Story
    by Ibrahim Maalouf

With Testa[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2015–2016
[23]
  • Malèna
    • Passeggiata In Paese
      by Ennio Morricone
    • Kutlama
      by Mr. Avant Garde Folk
    • Ma l'amore no
      by Ennio Morricone
    • Orgia
      by Ennio Morricone
  • Addams Family Values
    by Marc Shaiman
    • It's An Addams
    • Fester's In Love
    • The Big Date
    • The Tango
2014–2015
[12]
  • Flamenco: Nerva
  • Paso doble: Zorongo
    by Paco Pena
  • Flamenco: Que se ven desde el conquero
    (Faradangos de Huelva)
    by Pepe Romero
2013–2014
[24]
2012–2013
[25][2]
2011–2012
[11]
  • Merengue: Pinta Me
    by Elvis Crespo
  • Samba: Baila Baila Con Migo
    by Domino
  • Rhumba
    by Gizelle D'Cole

With Višňová[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2010–2011
[7]
Original dance
2009–2010
[6]
  • Flamenco
  • Prelude (On Earth As In Heaven)
    by Globus
  • Wyatt's Torch
    by Globus
  • Take Me Away
    by Globus
2008–2009
[5]
  • Charleston: Aviator
  • The Mooch
  • Charleston: Aviator
2007–2008
[4][26]
2006–2007
[26][3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Myslivečková[edit]

International[27]
Event 2016–17 2017–18
Winter Olympics 20th
World Championships WD 25th
European Championships 16th 17th
CS Lombardia Trophy 7th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 6th
CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 8th
CS Warsaw Cup 3rd
International Cup of Nice 8th
Volvo Open Cup 1st
National
Slovak Championships 1st
WD = Withdrew

With Testa[edit]

Testa/Csölley at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
International[28]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Worlds 27th 26th 23rd 15th 14th
Europeans 17th 12th 8th 8th
GP Cup of China 4th
GP Skate Canada WD
GP Skate America 7th
GP Trophée WD
CS Nepela Trophy 3rd 4th
CS Tallinn Trophy 2nd
CS Volvo Cup 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 1st
Bavarian Open 6th
Crystal Skate 4th
Golden Spin 8th
Ice Challenge 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th
Nepela Trophy 6th 4th
New Year's Cup 2nd
Pavel Roman 5th
Universiade 4th 3rd
Volvo Open Cup 4th
National[28]
Slovak Champ. 1st 1st 1st
WD = Withdrew

With Višňová[edit]

Višňová/Csölley at the 2010 World Junior Championships
International[29]
Event 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
European Champ. 20th 22nd
Golden Spin 9th
Nepela Memorial 6th
Pavel Roman 2nd
International: Junior[29]
World Junior Champ. 19th 17th 17th 19th 5th
JGP Austria 13th 10th
JGP Czech Republic 14th 7th
JGP France 15th
JGP Germany 8th 14th
JGP Hungary 13th
JGP Turkey 8th
JGP United Kingdom 11th
Grand Prize SNP 4th J
Mont Blanc Trophy 3rd J
Pavel Roman 4th J
National[29]
Slovak Champ. 1st J 1st J 1st 1st 1st
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Sciarrillo, Laura; D'Eredità, Eleonora; Sciarrillo, Laura (11 March 2013). "Federica Testa and Lukáš Csölley: "We don't want to pass unnoticed"". ArtOnIce.it.
  3. ^ a b "Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 December 2006.
  4. ^ a b "Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011.
  8. ^ Šimo, Marián (27 September 2011). "Nádejný slovenský krasokorčuliarsky pár sa nečakane rozišiel" [Promising Slovak figure skating duo suddenly parted ways]. SME (in Slovak).
  9. ^ Šimo, Marián (3 October 2011). "Krasokorčuliar Csölley tancuje so šampiónkou Talianska" [Figure skater Csölley will dance with Italian champion]. SME (in Slovak).
  10. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (13 June 2012). "Lukáš Csölley: "It takes time to get used to each other and to find our style"". Absolute Skating. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
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  14. ^ "ISU GP Skate Canada International 2016: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016.
  15. ^ "ISU GP Trophee de France 2016: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Krasokorčuliar Csölley vymenil partnerku Testovú za Češku" [Czech skater replaces Testa as Csölley's partner]. News Agency of the Slovak Republic (in Slovak). teraz.sk. 11 July 2016.
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  18. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (19 January 2017). "The sparkling creativity of Team LuLu". Absolute Skating.
  19. ^ "Majstrovstvá sveta v Helsinkách bez Csölleya s Myslivečkovou" [World Championships in Helsinki without Myslivečková and Csölley] (in Slovak). SPR Media / Slovak Figure Skating Association. 14 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017.
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  21. ^ "Athlete Profile - Lukas CSOLLEY". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Krasokorčuliar Lukáš Csölley ukončil kariéru" [Figure skater Lukáš Csölley has ended his career]. Slovenská tlačová agentúra (in Slovak). sport.aktuality.sk. 28 June 2018.
  23. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  24. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013.
  26. ^ a b "Programs". Official website of Visnova / Csolley. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
  27. ^ "Competition Results: Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018.
  28. ^ a b "Competition Results: Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016.
  29. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Nikola VISNOVA / Lukas CSOLLEY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012.

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