Was wondering about the lack of new Russian men & Lady singles skaters?
If they are not as dominant as they once were in pairs or as deep as they once were in Dance atleast they are still fielding very good championship caliber teams.
It was nice to see Alena at Worlds this year and although I believe she is as old as Yuna and Mao, it was still nice to see one Russian lady in the competition.
Plushenko is probably an automatic lock to make the men's team if he is healthy but what happened to the almost dynastic sitaution the Russian men were presenting only a few short years ago?
I have heard the excuse that all the Russian coaches have moved to USA. If that is the case then why aren't we doing better?
I don't believe even 10% of the Russian coaches have moved here. On top of that Russia is a country that was floating in oil and mineral money for the better part of this decade and their economic situation is much better than it was in the 90's.
So I wonder what's up? Are there new stars on the horizon?