Michael Marinaro

Michael Marinaro

Canadian figure skater who competes in pairs skating.
Date of Birth: 07.01.1992
Country: Canada

Content:
  1. Biography of Michael Marinaro
  2. Junior Career
  3. Senior Career
  4. Pre-Olympic Season

Biography of Michael Marinaro

Michael Marinaro is a Canadian figure skater who competes in pair skating. He was born on January 7, 1992, in Ontario, Canada, and developed a passion for figure skating from a young age. He soon began competing in pair skating.

Michael Marinaro

Junior Career

Marinaro started his career in pair skating with Margaret Purdy. In January 2010, they won the Canadian Junior Championships, which allowed them to make their debut at the World Junior Championships in The Hague, where they finished as vice champions. They also made their debut on the junior Grand Prix circuit.

In the following season, Marinaro and Purdy had a setback and did not qualify for the World Junior Championships. However, they debuted at the National Championships and placed sixth. They went on to compete at the World Junior Championships in Minsk, finishing in the top five.

The next pre-Olympic season started well for Marinaro and Purdy as they won both junior Grand Prix events in the United States and Croatia, earning them a spot in the junior Grand Prix Final in Sochi. They finished fourth in Russia. At the Canadian Championships, they placed fifth and earned the opportunity to compete at the World Junior Championships in Milan, where they won the silver medal.

Senior Career

Marinaro and Purdy transitioned to the senior level for the Olympic season. They debuted on the Grand Prix circuit but did not achieve favorable results, finishing last in both events. At the National Championships, they placed fifth. They made their debut at the Four Continents Championships in Taipei, where they finished second to last.

In May, Margaret Purdy made the decision to retire from competitive skating. On June 6, Marinaro formed a new partnership with Kirsten Moore-Towers.

They made their debut as a pair in the fall at the Canadian stage of the Grand Prix, where they placed sixth. At the 2015 Canadian Championships in Kingston, the new pair finished fourth, while Moore-Towers' former partner placed second. At the Four Continents Championships in Seoul, they finished near the bottom of the standings.

In the following season, Marinaro and Moore-Towers won bronze at a Challenger Series event in Salt Lake City. They also won bronze at the Canadian stage of the Grand Prix, improving their previous results. However, they had a less successful performance at the Russian Grand Prix. At the National Championships, they placed fourth but were selected as replacements for injured teammates. At the World Championships in Boston, they achieved their best result yet, finishing in the top eight.

Pre-Olympic Season

The start of the pre-Olympic season for Marinaro and Moore-Towers was filled with setbacks. They competed at the National Championships in Ottawa in January 2017 but could not match the leading Canadian pairs and finished in third place. In February, they participated in the Four Continents Championships in South Korea, where they improved their previous performance but finished in the middle of the standings. Two months later, after a series of withdrawals, they were sent to the World Team Trophy and performed relatively well, achieving new personal best scores in the free skate and overall. In September, the Canadian pair began the Olympic season by winning the gold medal at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City. Two months later, they won bronze at the Chinese Grand Prix, improving their previous results in the free skate.

Overall, Michael Marinaro's career has seen him achieve success at the junior level, including a silver medal at the World Junior Championships, and make a successful transition to the senior level, with a top-eight finish at the World Championships. With his new partner Kirsten Moore-Towers, he continues to strive for success in the upcoming Olympic season.

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