Luca Mantovani

Luca Mantovani (born 7 October 1968) is an Italian ice dancing coach and former competitor. With Anna Croci, he is the 1987 Grand Prix International St. Gervais champion, 1990 Nations Cup bronze medalist, and 1992 Lysiane Lauret Challenge bronze medalist. The two represented Italy at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Luca Mantovani
Personal information
Country representedItaly
Born (1968-10-07) 7 October 1968 (age 51)
Monza, Italy
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Former partnerAnna Croci
Former coachTatiana Tarasova
Natalia Linichuk
Muriel Boucher-Zazoui
Joan Slater
Retired1992

Personal lifeEdit

Mantovani was born 7 October 1968 in Monza, Italy.[1][2] He is married to former single skater Tony Bombardieri.[3]

CareerEdit

Mantovani competed for at least eight seasons with Anna Croci. During their career, they were coached by Tatiana Tarasova, Natalia Linichuk, Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, and Joan Slater.[4]

Croci/Mantovani made their ISU Championship debut at the 1985 Junior Worlds, where they placed 12th. Two years later, they finished fourth at the 1987 Junior Worlds in Kitchener, Ontario.

Croci/Mantovani competed at three European Championships—placing as high as 8th, in 1990 (Leningrad)—and four World Championships, achieving their best result, 13th, in 1992 (Oakland, California). They were named in Italy's team to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville; the duo finished 13th in France after placing 13th in both compulsory dances, 13th in the original dance, and 12th in the free dance.[2]

Mantovani is a coach at S.S.D. S.r.l. Icelab in Bergamo.[4]

Competitive highlightsEdit

With Croci

International[5][6]
Event 84–85 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92
Olympics 13th
Worlds 15th 14th 15th 13th
Europeans 13th 8th 11th
Inter. de Paris 6th
Lysiane Lauret 3rd
Nations Cup 3rd
Skate America 9th 8th
Skate Canada 4th
St. Gervais 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 12th 8th 4th
Autumn Trophy 2nd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "725 - S.S.D. S.r.l. Icelab: Allenatori" [S.S.D. S.r.l. Icelab: Coaches] (PDF) (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio / ice-lab.it. 18 January 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Luca Mantovani". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  3. ^ "Due mesi di pattinaggio in piazza; Chiude la colletta di solidarietà". L'Eco di Bergamo. 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Gli Allenatori" [The coaches] (in Italian). S.S.D. S.r.l. Icelab. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Results Book, Volume 1: 1896–1973" (PDF). Skate Canada. pp. 18, 26, 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Results Book, Volume 2: 1974–current" (PDF). Skate Canada. p. 42. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 20, 2009.