Team Profile - MARCHEI Valentina / HOTAREK Ondrej

Events and Medals

Event Rank Medal
Pair Skating 6
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MARCHEI Valentina / HOTAREK Ondrej - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Wed, 14 Feb 10:00
Pair Skating Short Program
Thu, 15 Feb 10:30
Pair Skating Free Skating

Biographical Information

Languages Spoken ENG
World Championships
9 2017 Helsinki, FIN
11 2015 Shanghai, CHN
14 2016 Boston, MA, USA
European Championships
4 2015 Stockholm, SWE
5 2018 Moscow, RUS
5 2016 Bratislava, SVK
6 2017 Ostrava, CZE
Grand Prix
4 2017/2018 Moscow, RUS
4 2016/2017 Moscow, RUS
5 2017/2018 Beijing, CHN
6 2015/2016 Moscow, RUS
8 2016/2017 Chicago, IL, USA
Additional information

Short program as of 2017/18 season
Tu vuo fa l'Americano by Renato Carosone

Free skating as of 2017/18 season
Amarcord by Nino Rota

Massimo Scali; Corrado Giordani

Franca Bianconi; Rosanna Murante; Dmitri Savin

In the low season they train for 30 hours a week in Asiago and Bergamo in Italy. During the high season they train for 23 hours a week in Bergamo.

Marchei and Hotarek teamed up in 2014 and are making their Olympic debut together as a pair. They secured a quota spot for Italy ahead of the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang by finishing ninth at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki.

Both skaters had successful careers before they began competing as a pair. Marchei represented Italy in single skating and was ranked 11th in the ladies event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Hotarek and his previous partner Stefania Berton won bronze in pairs at the 2013 European Championships and finished 11th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Hotarek was born in the Czech Republic and received Italian citizenship in 2010.

Marchei and Hotarek have competed at three editions of the world championships together, achieving their best finish of ninth in 2017. They have also represented Italy at the European championships on four occasions, with a best finish of fourth in 2015.

During the 2017/18 season, they were ranked fourth at the Rostelecom Cup and fifth at the Cup of China.


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