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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicFairy View Post
    Does anyone know why Victoria Muniz is not on the list? I read in a forum that her goal is to reach the final at worlds this year. I hope she is not injured!
    Looks like she's injured after 4CC.

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    Does anyone know why Liam Firus was named as a substitute, but not Elladj Baldé, who finished one spot higher than Liam at the Canadian Championships?
    Last edited by siberia82; 03-05-2011 at 09:47 AM.

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    I see they named Gachinski to the Russian team instead of Menshov, even though Menshov is the National champion.
    Yeah, I guess Russia decides the world team based on the performance at europeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siberia82 View Post
    Does anyone know why Liam Firus was named as a substitute, but not Elladj Baldé, who finsihed one spot higher than Liam at the Canadian Championships?
    Because Balde has not met the required score, since he has not competed internationally in the past couple of years.

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    Baldé needed to skate at an international event this season to meet the minimum score requirement for skating at Worlds.

    ETA: Oops, oleada beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljaeren View Post
    Yeah, I guess Russia decides the world team based on the performance at europeans.
    Menshov didn't have as good a season. AG would have won RN had he not got hurt in the short (he was 9th) and second in the FS (146.53 to 146.75) to finish 2nd. All countries will look at the whole season vs one competiton if if serves their best interest to send the best people.

    Also no offense to KM but AG is younger (17) and if they want to groom him for the future they would be better off sending him now over a 28 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Because Balde has not met the required score, since he has not competed internationally in the past couple of years.
    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Baldé needed to skate at an international event this season to meet the minimum score requirement for skating at Worlds.

    That's tough. So even if he had won Canadian nationals it wouldn't be enough?

    Exactly what is the rule? If only this season counts, how can Lepistö and Yuna be allowed to particpate?

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    herios, re: I/K

    That's different then. I do think they were overscored, but I will say Euros was the first competition where I had an inkling of what everyone else saw in them. Still the most overhyped skaters ever in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    That's tough. So even if he had won Canadian nationals it wouldn't be enough?

    Exactly what is the rule? If only this season counts, how can Lepistö and Yuna be allowed to particpate?

    The ISU doesn't care how he scored (or any one else) at their nationals. They care how he scored in ISU sponsored competitions.

    If he had competed at Sr. Worlds last year, he would be OK, for example, if he had qualifying scores there. Obviously Laura & YuNa qualify Elladj didn't skate at Euros. He should have competed in a Senior B competition to get the score. But that requires a trip to Europe...

    Again, both Canada and the US should look into having one or more Senior B competitions in North America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Again, both Canada and the US should look into having one or more Senior B competitions in North America.
    For their bests prospects Canada or US should send them over in Europe later in the season for "B" competitions (a few of them would not cost as much as organizing a "B" event. I don't get the fact that only the pre-GP events gets their attention.

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    `I think it would be wonderful if we had a couple of NA 'B' events. more skaters would have a chance to get some good competition under their belts, without the wear and tear of so much travel.

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    Is it OFFICIAL that Faiella & Scali have retired or are they injured I know it has been a poor season for them.

    Or have they decided to go because other teams have surpassed them ie Bobrova/Soloviev

    Shame I think they could have re-bounded at Worlds, "Monolete" FD looked good at Euros.

    Anyway we have fab memories of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell30 View Post
    Is it OFFICIAL that Faiella & Scali have retired or are they injured I know it has been a poor season for them.

    Or have they decided to go because other teams have surpassed them ie Bobrova/Soloviev

    Shame I think they could have re-bounded at Worlds, "Monolete" FD looked good at Euros.

    Anyway we have fab memories of them
    I't not official but I think they'll likely retire...considering their age all the health problems they've been through in the past few season they should have retired last season but they tried all they could to try to win the gold at euros this year a gold that was so closed last season...still there isn't official news yet but we can consider euros were the ending of massimo and federica's figure skating career...I wish them all the best!

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    At least Faeilla/Scali got their World medal last year before retiring. It would be sad to see a good team like them retire with no medals from Worlds/Olympics. I'm not sure how many Euro medals they have won.

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    Andrei Lutai is a coach of Georgi KENCHADZE Bulgaria, so I guess he retired after the incident in Lake placid 2010

    Ina Lutai (mother, sister, wife?) is the choreographer.

    GOOD LUCK to all three

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