Last edited by Jaana; 08-11-2006 at 04:40 AM.
I did a little "study" of the rosters and felt rather surprised about the events for Russian male singles skaters.
Here in Trophee Eric Bombard there will be 3 Russian skaters: Dobrin, Griazev and Klimkin. These same three skaters are also competing in Cup of Russia. That is rather strange, isn´t it? On the other hand Voronov (Skate America + Skate Canada) and Uspenski (Cup of China + NHK) are fortunate to be able to compete without another Russian skater in the same event.
I'll be at Skate America and I will be interested in seeing Urmanov's protege: Sergei Voronov.
Other interesting facts about TEB:
Originally Posted by Jaana
MEN: There are 3 Canadian men, 3 Russian men and 2 Japanese men in addition to the 3 French men. But no US or Chinese man.
LADIES: No Chinese or Russian lady.
PAIRS: One Chinese Pair (a new team that competed just once before, at 2006 4CC) and one US Pair. However, there seems to be confusion as to the federation of the new team ARASLANOVA / BLANCHARD. According to the ENTRIES tables, they compete for France, but based on the Roster and the BIO, they compete for Russia.
ICE DANCE: 2 Canadian teams, 2 Italian teams, 1 Chinese team, but no US team.
That is great for you to see the event live, Joe! I like Voronov´s skating a lot and am very happy for the GP events he got. Urmanov has been his coach for many years. I hope that Voronov skates well enough to be included in the broadcast, although even in that case it is not a sure thing. Excellent performances by foreign skaters (and sometimes even by US skaters) have been chacked on US TV.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Last edited by Jaana; 08-14-2006 at 05:24 AM.
So true, Jaana. One never knows what kind of editing ABC/ESPN do to competitions and I don't think Peggy and Dick are forceful enough to make them do better.
So, is Doug Wilson (??) still at ABC? Didn't he win an award for revolutionizing the broadcasting of skating? We all gripe about their coverage, so why did they win an award?
Extinction is Forever
As of 8-29 ISU Ice Dance entries roster on ISU:
Anastasia Gorshkova / Ilia Tkchenko (RUS) have withdrawn from this and NHK competitions because they have retired.
No replacements announced as of this date.
Extinction is Forever
9-6-06 ISU Ice Dance entries roster on ISU:
Replacement for Anastasia Gorshkova / Ilia Tkchenko (RUS) are posted for this event and NHK.
TEBC - Luke and Laura Munana (MEX)
This is the second GP assignment for this pair. They placed 10th in the 2005-2006 Skate America.
NHK - Fan Yang / Chongbo Gao (CHN)
This is the pair's first GP assignment. Anyone have further information about this team?
I guess the people who give out awards don't care whether we gripe or not.
Originally Posted by Alsace
As far as I know, Wilson is still in charge. He was inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2003. Here's a list of his many accomplishments, ickuding 17 emmys, according to USFS (scroll down):
pour atteindre l'inaccessible étoile!
so excited to see delobel and shoenfelder win!
Extinction is Forever
Jamal Othman (SUI) replaces Gheorghe Chiper who has withdrawn from the GP series.
ISU GP Mens Roster
Dominika Piatkowska / Dmitri Khromin (POL) replaces Rebecca Hande / Daniel Wende (GER) who have withdrawn from the GP series.
ISU GP Pairs Roster
Rebecca had foot surgery in March and Late August. Since a full recovery is very important they aren't even sure if they can get 100% ready for Nationals in early January. But fingers cross they will be.
Originally Posted by 4dogknight
Lovin' the Kween ... Now and Forever
This seems to be the latest roster from the isu site:
(it's strange to see no U.S. men or ice dance teams)
1 Sonia RADEVA BUL
2 Joannie ROCHETTE CAN
3 Susanna PÖYKIÖ FIN
4 Nadege BOBILLIER FRA
5 Anne Sophie CALVEZ FRA
6 Candice DIDIER FRA
7 Valentina MARCHEI ITA
8 Miki ANDO JPN
9 Yu-Na KIM KOR
10 Kimmie MEISSNER USA
11 Christine ZUKOWSKI USA
1 Patrick CHAN CAN
2 Shawn SAWYER CAN
3 Xiaodong MA CHN
4 Samuel CONTESTI FRA
5 Brian JOUBERT FRA
6 Alban PREAUBERT FRA
7 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN
8 Yasuharu NANRI JPN
9 Sergei DOBRIN RUS
10 Andrei GRIAZEV RUS
11 Ilia KLIMKIN RUS
12 Jamal OTHMAN SUI
1 Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ CAN
2 Jiaqi LI / Jiankun XU CHN
3 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG CHN
4 Rinata ARASLANOVA / Jerome BLANCHARD FRA
5 Adeline CANAC / Maxime COIA FRA
6 Dominika PIATKOWSKA / Dmitri KHROMIN POL
7 Julia OBERTAS / Sergei SLAVNOV RUS
8 Maria PETROVA / Alexei TIKHONOV RUS
9 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Stanislav MOROZOV UKR
10 Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN USA
Ice Dancing Entries
1 Anastasia GREBENKINA / Vazgen AZROJAN ARM
2 Albena DENKOVA / Maxim STAVISKI BUL
3 Allie HANN-McCURDY / Michael CORENO CAN
4 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN
5 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG CHN
6 Pernelle CARRON / Mathieu JOST FRA
7 Isabelle DELOBEL / Olivier SCHOENFELDER FRA
8 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA
9 Nora HOFFMANN / Attila ELEK HUN
10 Zsuzsanna NAGY / György ELEK HUN
11 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA
12 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA
Last edited by nymkfan51; 11-12-2006 at 08:54 AM.
The ladies podium will be crowded with Ando, Meissner, Kim and Rochette.
Yu-na Kim, with "only" a bronze needs a strong placement to make the final. At this point not only are Miki, Kimmie and Joannie ahead of her in points, but also Fumie Suguri and Yukari Nakano, with their second event still to come. Mao Asada is leading Kim on the tie-breaker, and even the surprising Julia Sebastyen could score well enough in Cup of Russia to get in -- wouldn't that be something!
This is the best Grand Prizx series in years, since all the top skaters are participating (not counting a possible return to action by Plushenko or Cohen ).