Anna La Porta

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Anna La Porta (born July 10, 2004) is a figure skater who represents Switzerland in Junior Single skating. She is Junionr Silver medalist in Skate Helena, Halloween Cup (2019) and Grand Prix of Bratislava (2019), besides three-time medalist in Swiss Figure Skating Championships (2019–20 national figure skating championships Silver in Junior Swiss Championship 2019, Gold in Advanced Novice Swiss Championship 2018).

She placed 18th in the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Russia representing Switzerland. She was selected for the 2020–21 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Yokohama (JPN) 2020 – Cancelled because of COVID-19, and she was 8th in Senior in the 2020 CS Nebelhorn Trophy.

Personal life

Anna La Porta was born on July 10, 2004, in Milan, Italy[1]. The second of three children, she has two sisters: Alice and Aurora.

She moved to Switzerland with her family in 2014. She is a student in the Gymnasium Bäumlihof in Basel.


Career

Early Career

Anna began skating in 2011[1]. She skated for a few years at the Olympic Dream Ice School in Zanica, Province of Bergamo, under her former coach Ilaria Ponti. In July 2014, Anna moved to Basel and started her training with Rosa Strickler.

2017-2018 season

In January 2018 she was gold medal[2] at the Swiss Figure Skating Championships|Swiss National Championship in Advanced Novice in Rapperswil-Jona.

In this season Anna participated for the first time in international competition representing Switzerland in Advanced Novice Category, in October 2017 she was 8th[3] at the 59th Grand Prix of Bratislava and 12th[4] in April 2018 at Egna Trophy|Egna Spring Trophy.

2018-2019 season

Anna made her Junior debut and she won the silver medal[5] at the 2018–19 national figure skating championships|Swiss National Championship in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

In this season she did also her first international appearance in Bavarian Open|Bavarian Open 2019 in Oberstdorf where she placed fifth and in Coupe du Printemps|Coupe du Printemps 2019 in Luxembourg were she was third after the Short program (figure skating)|short program but finished fifth after the Free skating|free program.

During this season she started training with Xavier Dias.

2019-2020 season

Anna began the season in September with her first ISU Junior Grand Prix in Russia|ISU Junior Grand Prix in Chelyabinsk 2019 where she placed eighteenth, the first was Kamila Valieva.

In October 2019 she was second at the Halloween Cup|International Halloween Cup in Budapest, after placing tenth in the short program, she did a good performance in the Free skating|free program and succeeded to reach the second place in the free and in total.

In December 2019, she competed at the Grand Prix of Bratislava and she obtained the second place.

In January 2020, she placed 2nd at the 13th Skate Helena|Europa Cup Skate Helena in Belgrade, Serbia representing Switzerland where she made her new non-ISU personal best (156.75). In the same month she also competed at the 2019–20 national figure skating championships|Swiss National Championship in Monthey, where she placed 2nd[6].

2019-2020 season

The season began in September when Anna was selected for the 2020–21 ISU Junior Grand Prix|ISU Junior Grand Prix in Yokohama (JPN) scheduled for 16. to 19. September. Unfortunately, in this season the entire Junior Grand Prix circuit, the Swiss National Championship and the Europe Championship were canceled due to COVID-19 disease.

Anna, therefore, made her debut in the Senior category by participating in Oberstdorf at the 2020 CS Nebelhorn Trophy|Nebelhorn Trophy, the international 2020–21 ISU Challenger Series|ISU Challenge Series competition, and she managed to finish at the 8th place at the first international Senior appointment.

In March 2021 she was 7th at the Sofia Trophy|International Sofia Trophy.

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2020-2021 Bei mir bist du schoen

performed by Robin McKelle

Pina (soundtrack)

by Jon Miyake, Thomas Hanreich

2019-2020 Bei mir bist du schoen

performed by Robin McKelle

In My Heart

performed by Youn Sun Nah

The Diva Dance

performed by Eric Serra

2018-2019 Canon in D

by Johann Pachelbel

Pina (soundtrack)

by Jon Miyake, Thomas Hanreich


Competitive Highlights

CS: Challenger Series; JPG: Junior Grand Prix

International: Senior
Event 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Sofia Trophy 7th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th

CS: Challenger Series; JPG: Junior Grand Prix

Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior; S = Senior

C = Event cancelled

International: Junior
Event 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Japan C
Russia 18th
Europa Cup - Skate Helena 2nd
Grand Prix of Bratislava 2nd
Halloween Cup 2nd
Challenge Cup 5th
Coupe du Printemps 5th
Bavarian Open 5th
National
Event 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Swiss Championships 1st N 2nd J 2nd J C


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Anna La Porta at International Skating Union". isuresults.com.
  2. "Schweizer Meisterschaften Nachwuchs". resultate.swissiceskating.ch.
  3. "59. Grand Prix Bratislava 2017". kraso.sk.
  4. "Egna Spring Trophy". fisg.it.
  5. "Championnats suisses Juniors et Mixed Age 2019". resultate.swissiceskating.ch.
  6. "Ladies National Figure Skating". en.wikipedia.org.

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