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Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte ITA
2018 World Championships free dance

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It was the skate that they had been looking forward to and planning for all season. With the World Championships back in Italy for the first time since 2010, Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte crafted a free dance that played to all their strengths. It was Italian. It was storytelling. It was everything the home crowd could want.

They ended up finishing third in the free dance, though it was not enough for a medal by just a fraction. But even if this ends up being their final program in their final competition, it will go down as one of the performances of their careers.

It was pure emotion.