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    Winter Games New Zealand

    Winter Games New Zealand is now held and figure skating starts on 27th, the practice date.
    The competition is from the 28th, and from Japan, Akiko Suzuki and Kensuke Nakaniwa will participate.

    Anyone know the entries from other coutries?
    I can't find them on the official site:
    http://www.wintergamesnz.com/

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    Entries are here :
    http://www.nzisa.com/competitions/20...%2017Aug09.pdf

    Kim Na-Young (Korea) will be there

    Only skaters from Australia, NZ, South Africa, Japan and Korea will compete.

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    Thank you!!

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    Woah! Korea took a sweep in the novice and juniors. So is Yu-Na really just a one hit wonder? Or is she the beginning of things to come...?

    Any chances videos from the competition are available? I'd especially like to see the novice winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shallwedansu View Post
    Woah! Korea took a sweep in the novice and juniors. So is Yu-Na really just a one hit wonder? Or is she the beginning of things to come...?
    While impressive, I think it's important to note the level of competition. Taking the juniors champions, for example, and seeing how they would fare at the most recent JGP event (Hungary), Min-Seok Kim (men) would only have placed 6th, and Hyeon-Jeong Kim (ladies), 11th. Even this assumes that the judging was equivalent at the two events, which is highly unlikely; lower-level events tend to be more lenient (e.g. Nationals versus Worlds).

    This isn't to say, though, that their accomplishments aren't praiseworthy; obviously, it took a lot of determination and effort to get to where they are. All I'm saying is that it's difficult to draw conclusions about the viability of an entire country based on one relatively minor competition alone.

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