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    Sasha Gets 2 Grand Prix - SA and TEB

    These are much to her liking but did she deserve TEB?

    I understand SA. The USFS has a right to select her as an invitee. but

    What did she do to deserve TEB while others could only get 1 GP?

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    Exactly my thoughts, JOESITZ. I really do hope she can compete cause she's been doing shows the past years. Doing shows and competing are 2 different things. So, she's listed and with all the other COMEBACKS, I sure hate to hear about backing outs with whatever reasons they give. With the current skaters, I'll just have to see how they will survive the competition.

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    well ... Shen and Zhao got 2 assignments too and nobody gets angry about that ... is there any difference?

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    I don't see how Sasha would be ready to compete at TEB after being away from competition for 3.5 years, with only 4.5 months of training. Trying to do so is a recipe for injury.

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    Well, Sasha has not been sitting on her couch, eating potato chips and drinking beer for the last 3 1/2 years. Still, I don't see how ISU rules allow her to get 2 assignments. I guess those guys decide what their rules say.

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    Me, too. I just don't how she did it and what their deal was. Something is not right and I doubt if they can pull whatever gimmick they have because the current competitions are not that easy to deal with. And if she comes out incapable and still gets into the podium with all the strong skaters, everybody will be fuming mad. Actually, it was just fine, (with them exiting to do shows instead of competing), where the current skaters have raised the level of competitions with all the difficult judging/scoring and with no dramas/excuses. The current skaters compete even with their injuries/sickness and all of a sudden a priviledge is granted to someone who went on vacation from competing with the pretense of illness/injury but actually did shows...?!#?!#

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    I don't see how Sasha would be ready to compete at TEB after being away from competition for 3.5 years, with only 4.5 months of training. Trying to do so is a recipe for injury.
    I am sure that she is shocked herself. She was preparing to be ready by November, not the first week of October. I am pretty much just waiting for the withdrawal announcement, the question only remains when it will come.

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    Personally, I liked Sasha the first time around, and I would love to see her again. 2 GPs and everything. And I have to admit that I don't quite understand some of the reactions, so I must ask:
    Is this because of the fluidity of the ISU rules?
    Is it because she's, literally, taking the place of other US lady? and if so then which one?
    I mean, if she's not ompetative, no harm done (right?), and if she is competative it'll be great for USFSA, ISU, the fans, and future US lady skaters.
    Wouldn't actually boost FS in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    I am sure that she is shocked herself. She was preparing to be ready by November, not the first week of October. I am pretty much just waiting for the withdrawal announcement, the question only remains when it will come.
    Same here, but didn't she say she wanted two GPs? In requesting two, I'd assume she'd know the possibility of getting an October assignment was quite high. She could have only requested one (SA) and save that TEB spot for a deserving skater. (Although, there still seem to be plenty of TBA's to go around)

    With or without her, TEB has got the best lineup.

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    that is easy, zhen and Zhao are world champs,they have competed since 1995 i think and it took them a while like 8 years to medal. and not from the us. also they got rooked out of a world title in 1999. they had to do it the hard way.
    sasha got givens (cheated ) overlooked her mistakes from novice on up and they pushed her in front of other skaterssince she was 15 . Sasha the next big thing.
    Sasha complained that Michelle was too old and she should get out to make way for the younger skaters. now Sasha doing the same thing, but instead of staying out and making way for the younger skaters. She wants to keep the younger skaters down and out. She has oversize ego problem (in my opinion).
    Zhen Zhao didn't come across that way
    evengeny only got 1

    Sasha has said and did things off of the ice to make it difficult not to keep neutral and the USFSA and older skaters back her to the hilt at the expense of other skaters and the USFSA is still doing it.

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