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 10:47 AM.
Yeah, I guess Russia decides the world team based on the performance at europeans.I see they named Gachinski to the Russian team instead of Menshov, even though Menshov is the National champion.
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!
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.
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.
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.
`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.
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
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.
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