so does that mean that Sasha Cohen is really going to defend her title?
And what's Sasha doing on that list? Is this old, or is she REALLY going to compete? I take it that they may be assuming that she's going and she will then "withdraw" from the competition. I really think there's no way in h*** that she's going...not with all that she's been doing.
That way you still get your ticket sales. And yes, it is evil of USFS
I wonder if there is any significance to the fact that Sasha's group has one extra skater, compared to the others?
Cohen filed her paperwork just like everyone else, so she is on the list. Not that I think she will be in Spokane, but she still had to go through the mechanics of submitting paperwork. And until she shows up/doesn't show up, we can all speculate forever what her plans are.
Last edited by Nigel; 12-18-2006 at 01:02 PM.
Cohen is eligible to skate at US Nats and defend her title, and she submitted the requisite forms to do so. that's why her name is on the list. Withdrawal is another question for now and if it were to happen I can see speculators giving 5 or 6 reasons for her doing so.
And it's now official...she ain't going:
Eh? she keeps saying this. Maybe she really means it after all. But mind and body are two different things, and both may not wish to do the same thing at once.“I have every intention of competing in future competitions. My major goals are the 2009 LA Worlds and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics,” Cohen said. “I love the thrill competition brings, and I’m not ready to give that up. But I’m the type of person who is all or nothing. When I train and compete, it’s my life. I can’t be there just to be there. These past few months, I’ve really enjoyed simply skating for the love of it.”
I still think she's through with competitive skating. Even if she wishes to come back, she probably either a) won't be able to do it because she's so far behind the current generation or b) she'll pick up an injury and will miss out on the OLY.
Last edited by R.D.; 12-21-2006 at 02:31 PM.
Does someone else get to compete at Nationals?