Anna JoAnn Cappellini
(born 19 February 1987 in Como
) is an Italian ice dancer
who competes with Luca Lanotte
. They are the 2007-2010 Italian silver medalists
and 2006 junior national champions. They have won three senior Grand Prix medals, all silver.
Cappellini started skating at the age of three and switched to ice dance when she was 12. She and Zanni placed fifth at the 2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
and won the bronze medal at the 2004 Junior Grand Prix final
before ending their partnership. She teamed up with Lanotte in May 2005.
Following a strong season together on the junior circuit, Cappellini and Lanotte made their senior debut in 2006-07. They finished 8th at their first Europeans
. Before their next event, Worlds
, Cappellini suffered a torn labrum in her left shoulder.
In 2007-08, they won their first Grand Prix medal, a silver at Skate Canada
, moved up to seventh at Europeans
, and finished in the top ten at Worlds
In 2008-09, Cappellini and Lanotte did not medal in either of their Grand Prix appearances, but moved up to 5th at Europeans
and were again tenth at Worlds
. In the off-season, they decided to change coaches, and moved to Lyon
to train with Muriel......