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    Russian World Team

    and they are...

    Pairs:
    Mukhortova/Trankov
    Petrova/Tikhonov
    Kawaguchi/Smirnov

    Men:
    Andrei Lutai
    Andrei Griazev

    Dance:
    Domnina/Shabalin (tough on Domnina to compete i think!!)
    Khoklova/Novitski

    Ladies:
    Elena Sokolova
    Arina Martinova (picked based on excellent debut at world's 06)

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    Thanks for this info...I'm so glad K/S will be there -- but, does anyone have an update on her injury?

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    Hi Emma, no update as such for Yuko, I can only assume they are back in light training - but four weeks is not long to come back from an injury. Russian Federation are hoping they will be fit, but they were picked due to a dismal display from Obertas/Slavnov.

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    i thought for sure Dobrin would be on the team.

    I'm ok for letting in Martinova.

    Joe

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    Kawaguchi is okay and competes already althouth she's still in pain. This weekend I saw their performance on Russian Cup Finals, which was an additional skate off for Worlds, you can find notes here: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=64

    The list above is not difinitive - I'd rather consider a full application with alternates. Pisseev also announced Saturday that Griazev's and Martynova's spots are not for sure - he will see Martynova and Voronov's performances at Jr Worlds. If Arina fails then it can be Ievleva who're going to Tokio (but Alexandra was a mess at skate-off, so Arina should have a very hard failure to miss World team). If Voronov wins or simply demostrates really nice and flawless performances then he is considered too.

    If Maria Mukhortova heals her injury then Mukhortova & Trankov are in a Worlds team (which I strictly count on). If she's not, then "we will have to ask Obertas" (c) Pisseev. But as I know Maria and Maxim skate their programs already and Maria is even able to do her jumps and throws.

    Men
    Andrey LUTAY
    Andrey GRYAZEV

    Substitutes
    Sergey DOBRIN
    Sergey VORONOV

    Ladies
    Elena SOKOLOVA
    Arina MARTYNOVA

    Substitutes
    Alexandra IEVLEVA

    PAIRS
    Maria PETROVA - Alexey TIKHONOV
    Yuka KAWAGUCHI - Alexander SMIRNOV
    Maria MUKHORTOVA - Maxim TRANKOV

    Substitutes
    Yulia OBERTAS - Sergey SLAVNOV
    Elena EFAEVA - Alexey MENSHIKOV

    Ice Dancing
    Oxana DOMNINA - Maxim SHABALIN
    Yana KHOKHLOVA - Sergey NOVITSKIY

    Substitutes
    Ekaterina RUBLEVA - Ivan SHEFER
    Anastasia PLATONOVA - Andrey MAXIMISHIN

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    Does anyone know where Ilia Klimkin disappeared to? Injured, retired, taking some time off?

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    Wasn't Klimkin's placement 5th? I think since there are only two spaces for Russia's men, there are only two substitutes as well.

    Good for Lutai though; he's very promising!

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    Wow, I didn't even notice Klimkin's name when I looked at the results from nationals. That's too bad he did so poorly.

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    Klimkin didn't announce his retirement officially but he was upset with his Nationals performances (btw he was in 4th place there) and recent injuries and definately lacks motivation and drive esp. regarding his age. So he's at Averbukh's tour now and looks quite happy (I saw him at Tarasova's show twp weeks ago, and he performed very nice there).

    He could made the Worlds team easily by winning Russian Cup Finals last week or simply skating well there, but he chose not to come.

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    Hey, Kindertotenlieder - I love your name! What a magnificent song cycle (especially when Fischer-Dieskau is singing ). Welcome to Goldenskate!

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    Klimkin decide to take part in shows instead of worlds.

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    this article

    Just found this Russian Tour article on yahoo message board.
    http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...message/177957

    24th of February in Yoshkar-Olu the Ice Symphony project "Stars on Ice"
    performed....The first city of the tour was Astan. Due to winter weather
    conditions skaters were delayed leaving the Kazakhstani capital, so the show was
    delayed by 2.5 hours.

    Despite the 10 hour flight with 2 transfers, the bus ride fro Cheboksar to
    Yoshkar_Olu, the fatigue and lack of sleep, the participants didnt' make the
    audience wait much. As soon as they had changed, wtihout warmup they went on the
    ice and did the program as it should be done....

    Participants were Tot-Mar, Navka-Kostomarov, Abt, Sokolova, Klimkin,
    Petrova-Tikhonov, Leonova-Khavlko, Tishler _ Mitnik (acrobats),
    Drobyazko-Vanagas, and stars Anna Bolshova and Ekaterina Guseva, who sang as
    well as skated.
    I can't believe that Sokolova and Petrova-Tikhonov are still on tour instead of preparing for the upcoming world championships. It seems to me Petrova-Tikhonov have completely abandoned their desire of capturing a medal for Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveaxel View Post
    Just found this Russian Tour article on yahoo message board.
    http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...message/177957



    I can't believe that Sokolova and Petrova-Tikhonov are still on tour instead of preparing for the upcoming world championships. It seems to me Petrova-Tikhonov have completely abandoned their desire of capturing a medal for Russia.
    Yah, it's really weird. Tikhonov stated that they'd be on tour up to March 1st, and then they'll return to SPb for intense training fot the World Champs. But are 2 or 3 weeks of training enough to skate the best at Worlds after - mmm - half a year of doing shows? There is a lot of rumours about them not participating in upcoming event.

    Anyway they deserved a spot at the Worlds regardless of their competitive records this season. I can only wish them the best.

    btw Obertas & Slavnov are doing Plushenko shows right now in spite of their being top alternate for Worlds' team.
    Last edited by alyona; 03-02-2007 at 06:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alyona View Post

    btw Obertas & Slavnov are doing Plushenko shows right now in spite of their being top alternate for Worlds' team.

    Thanks for letting me know. I really feel bad for them. I like their skating and feel they are treated very poorly by Russian fans and federation. Sure, they have some technical problems, but it's not like they are not trying hard.

    At least, Plushenko still invites them to shows, that's a little bit comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveaxel View Post
    Thanks for letting me know. I really feel bad for them. I like their skating and feel they are treated very poorly by Russian fans and federation. Sure, they have some technical problems, but it's not like they are not trying hard.

    At least, Plushenko still invites them to shows, that's a little bit comfort.
    Uhhm, Plushenko's running a business. ;-) It's possible that he has a heart of gold, but he's also got a wallet full of cash..

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