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    Finlandia Trophy 2003 competitors

    http://www.stll.fi/finlandia/

    Finlandia Trophy will be held on October 9-12 and here the list of competitors:

    MEN
    Sergei Shilyaev BLR
    Hugh Yik CAN
    Mikko Minkkinen FIN
    Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari FIN
    Silvio Smalun GER
    James Black GBR
    Daniel D'inca' ITA
    Maciej Kus POL
    Gheorghe Chiper ROM
    Ilia Klimkin RUS
    Alexander Shubin RUS
    Juraj Sviatko SVK
    Kristoffer Berntsson SWE
    Derrick Delmore USA
    Johnny Weir USA

    LADIES
    Miriam Manzano AUS
    Evgenia Melnik BLR
    Idora Hegel CRO
    Olga Vassiljeva EST
    Alisa Drei FIN
    Elina Kettunen FIN
    Susanna Pöykiö FIN
    Annette Dytrt GER
    Jenna McCorkell GBR
    Julia Teplih LAT
    Karen Venhuizen NED
    Elena Sokolova RUS
    Mojca Kopac SLO
    Åsa Persson SWE
    Angela Nikodinov USA
    Lindsey Weber USA

    ICE DANCE
    Natalie Buck- Trent Nelson-Bond AUS
    Voitenko- Oleg Krupen BLR
    Albena Denkova/Maxim Staviyski BUL
    Mylene Girard/ Bradley Yeagar CAN
    Jessica Huot/ Juha Valkama FIN
    Sinead Kerr-John Kerr GBR
    Agnieszka Dulej-Slawomir Janicki POL
    AlexandraKauc-Mivhal Zych POL
    Maria Binczyck-Michal Tomaszevski POL
    Oksana Domnina/Maxim Shablin RUS
    Kimberley Navarro/Robert Shmalo USA

    PAIRS
    Olga Boguslavska-Andrei Brovenko LAT
    Melica Brozovic - Vladimir Futas SVK
    Colette Appel/ Lee Harris USA
    Marcy Hinzmann/Aaron Parchem USA

    Marjaana

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    Thanks for the post, Jaana. I wonder if the Finnish ladies will be able to sweep the podium. They will have strong competition from Sokolova and -- I hope -- from Nikodinov. I hope that Angela makes a strong showing. With all the buzz in the U.S. about the younger girls -- Cohen, McDonough, Kirk, Liang -- Angela has been pushed to the sidelines, in terms of publicity. I would like nothing better than to see her make a strong run this year.

    For the men, I don't see any real competition for Klimkin, if he's on, but you never know. This is Johnny Weir's best chance to redeem himself and start the new season on the right foot, and Derrick Delmore is usually solid and dependable.

    The field is short on pairs. I hope that Aaron Parchem does well with his new partner. I always liked Kalesevic and Parchem, but I think that they went as far together as their talent could take them, so I am curious to see what the new team will do.

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    It will be interesting to see what Shubin does. Neither Delmore nor Weir have been able to capitalize on their junior world's wins.

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    Jaana - Thank you so much for this information. I wish some of the other nonAmerican posters would alert us to these so called lesser int'l competitions. I and I am sure other GS members are interested.

    Just look at those competing: Smalim; Black; Klimkin; Bertsson; Derick and Johnny. Drei, Ketunnen, Poykio; McCorkel; Sokolova; Angela and Lindsey and Great Dance and Pairs.

    Any chance of the results?

    Will the Finnish ladies sweep? Sokolova? Angela? Ilia; Derreck? Johnny?

    This is a great competition.

    Joe

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    I seriously don't see how the Finnish ladies could sweep the podium if Sokolova keeps landing those 3/3's like she did at Euros and Worlds last season. The top 3 should be a mix of Sokolova, Poykio and Nikodinov if they can skate to their ability, but at this point, it's still a big if for Poykio and Nikodinov.

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    I have a good feeling about Nikodinov this year. I don't know why, but I have an intuition that while all the attention is focused on the "baby balerina" generation, Angela might feel free of pressure just enough to skate in the back door.

    I also think that Kettunen will do well. I hope so.

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    All I have to say is--go kick some butt, Angela! I want Lena to do well, too; she's just too charming to dislike even though her basics need help.

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    Oh I SOOO want Angela to show them all some beautiful skating at Finlandia! I agree that with all the focus on the USA youngens this year, this is a fabulous opportunity for her to really make a splash with having a lot less pressure on herself. I think she is a glorious skater and would like to see her have a banner year this year and make that world team again. Go Angela!! :D

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    New additions to Finlandia Trophy, posted by Ritti:

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...4&pagenumber=2

    >Fedor Andreev CAN
    Rumiana Spassova - Stanmir Todorov BUL
    Pascale Bergeron - Rob Davidson CAN
    Utako Wakamatsu - Jean Sebastien Facteau CAN>

    The Kerrs have been replaced by Pamela O'Connor - Jonathan O'Dougherty GBR.

    Marjaana
    Last edited by Jaana; 09-17-2003 at 12:36 AM.

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    Jaana, Are you going, and if so, will you tell us all about it if we ask very, very nicely?

    (Sounds like a great competition!!)

    dpp

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    Yes, I am going and very happy to see all these skaters!

    I will try taking photos for my website, so I cannot provide reports from that reason, LOL. Maybe some shortish programme impressions though. If some of the competition is shown on TV again, I could write about that a bit also. It has normally been shown on the same weekend as the competion is.

    Fortunately you will get to read great reports from Ritti (and maybe from some other skating fans as well). LOL, Ritti manages to concentrate on making notes and taking photos in the same time...

    Marjaana
    Last edited by Jaana; 09-18-2003 at 09:37 AM.

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    I hope Ilia does a good competition, it's so good that he decided to keep competing after all he is been through. Is Kudriatsev, Victoria's coach??

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    Kudriatshev has been Volchova´s earlier coach. I cannot remember who is her present coach...

    Marjaana

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    According to http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...&threadid=7250 Elena and Klimkin withdrew.

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    GOOOOOOOO CAROLINA, ANGELA, & JENNA!!!!

    Peace & Love, Nadine

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