The Czech sibling duo, comprising Natalie Taschlerova and Filip Taschler, has shown remarkable progress in recent years. Their journey has been marked by a steady ascent in the world of figure skating, evident in their World Championship performances, where they secured the 22nd position in 2021, improved to 13th in 2022, and achieved a commendable 8th place finish in Saitama last season. Notably, it was during this event that they reached their personal best score of 196.39.
In 2022, the dynamic pair also secured a spot in the prestigious Olympic Games held in Beijing, where they performed admirably and clinched the 16th position.
As two-time national champions, Natalie and Filip Taschler are driven by a relentless ambition to reach even greater heights in the upcoming season. Their journey in the current season began on a high note as they clinched the silver medal at the 2023 Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo just last week, where they introduced their captivating new programs to the audience.
In this exclusive interview, the siblings shed light on the process of selecting songs for their 80s Rhythm Dance routine. Additionally, they delve deep into the narrative behind their Free Dance, a poignant tribute to their father, who tragically passed away due to illness. They provide insight into the three distinct segments of the program, sharing the emotional journey that inspired each part.
For the past few years, Natalie and Filip have been honing their skills in Egna, Italy, under the guidance of their dedicated coach, Matteo Zanni. They discuss their unique bond with Zanni and their harmonious relationship with other teams they train alongside, including fellow Czech siblings Katerina Mrazkova and Daniel Mrazek.
During the interview, the Taschler siblings reflect on their decision to skate together and the advantages and challenges of being a sibling duo on the ice.
While they remain somewhat guarded about their specific aspirations and long-term vision in the sport, one thing is crystal clear: they aspire to claim the ultimate prize, as Filip candidly states, “I like the smell of gold!”
Their upcoming competitions include the 2023 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf before embarking on their Grand Prix assignments at Skate America and the Cup of China.