Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Cinquanta's Interview on the Set-up of the World Team Championship

  1. #1
    Custom Title Joesitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    20,185

    Cinquanta's Interview on the Set-up of the World Team Championship

    and other comments of interest, particularly about Quads.

    It's in the Announcement File

  2. #2
    Custom Title Mathman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    28,330
    Thanks for posting this.

    So the team event will be first at the Sochi Olympics, with the individual championships later. I assume (although this isn't made clear in the interview) that a country will have a choice as to whether to enter the same people or different people in the team contest and the individuals.

    For countries like the U.S., This could alleviate the log-jam a little. For instance, if it had been this year we could have sent our worlds team to the individuals, and then sent Jeremy Abbott and Mirai Nagasu to the team championship.

  3. #3
    Six Point Zero Krislite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Yunaverse
    Posts
    1,550
    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Thanks for posting this.

    So the team event will be first at the Sochi Olympics, with the individual championships later. I assume (although this isn't made clear in the interview) that a country will have a choice as to whether to enter the same people or different people in the team contest and the individuals.

    For countries like the U.S., This could alleviate the log-jam a little. For instance, if it had been this year we could have sent our worlds team to the individuals, and then sent Jeremy Abbott and Mirai Nagasu to the team championship.
    Let's hope that's the case. I can't imagine any federation wanting to risk losing individual golds by overworking their best skaters in having them skate both events. Besides, a "team" gold only counts as "one" gold medal in the rankings.

  4. #4
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    816
    If the ISF intends to add the World Team Championship, I hope they consider dropping the World championship on the Olympic year. Worlds after the olympic is always sparecely participated anyway, and most skaters are exhausted by then.

  5. #5
    Custom Title Joesitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    20,185
    What kind of title does a Winner of the Individual skater have if he/she is not the Winner of the regular World Championships? Do we have two world champions?

  6. #6
    Custom Title Mathman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    28,330
    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    What kind of title does a Winner of the Individual skater have if he/she is not the Winner of the regular World Championships?
    Right now the proposal of a team event is for the Olympics only. (So the individual title would be "Olympic Gold Medalist" )

    Cinquanta also discusses the possibility of adding a team event to the World Championships at some time in the distant future, but says that the logistic problems might make it too unwieldy.
    Last edited by Mathman; 05-02-2011 at 08:03 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •