With the results in Sweden, the US lost 3 spots for the Ladies Worlds in 2009.
With the retirement of Plushenko, Russia lost 3 spots for the Men in 2007 and 2009
When thinking about when they did secure a 3rd skater or team, did it bing much glory to the Home Team? I can't remember when a "3rd" skater at a Worlds or Olys have ever brought home a medal. Do you know anyone who did?
Just how important is it to you for the Feds to gain 3 spots?