That's great. I know they have this in tennis, and right now Mike Tyson is in the process of trying to get an over-40 competition started in boxing: http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/mike...itschko-104270 (here's hoping he's successful )
By the way, since watching Javiar Fernandez on the GP this season, in particular his last competiton, I said outright this kid has ALL the goods to dominate the field in the same way Evgeni Plushenko has dominated for over a decade now. He just needs to stop the little nervous hops/bobbles/turnouts on some of his jumps. And imho he alone would be a worthy successor to the Great Plushenko.
Does Spain have a synchro team yet?
Seeing Javier winning the Euro and winning a medal at Worlds would be a dream coming true, but I agree that one shouldn’t expect it and shouldn’t set him under pressure. He has made a fantastic progress in such a short time. 2012 will be the first year where he is a contender and while I think he has pretty good nerves, it is quite a challenge to deal with that new situation. I think a medal at Euros and top 6 at Worlds could be a reasonable aim.
Any way someone could translate this?
Thanks so much in advance.
Sorry for the off topic, but back on topic, I wanted to say that I'm super proud of Javi and I liked him since before it was cool. Hehe. Plus he's really down to earth and approachable(sp?) and will actually respond to his fans on fb and I totally respect that.
There are men's and ladies' events in some Senior B's between Euros & Worlds, though.
^ thank you. I know the case and the fact that there is not b event from now till euros.
Thats why I asked, I dont think that The only way he won't go is his health or lack of will is correct as the poster said. I dont know what he/she meant by his case but since he doesnt have the score demanded I dont see how he would go unless there is a paragraph I miss.
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There have been some funny exceptions for past Olympic medallists, but I didn't think there was one for this rule...however, it isn't something I paid that much attention to.
Me too, I honestly never had so far a case of a skater that had to qualify with a minimum score to a competition, more so Plushy :D
I think the Spanish skaters are all fine in this regard, though
The rule I suppose was to exclude skaters from the early groups that were not in international level. V/T couldnt go to Euros anyway because of Tatiana switching countries and how could they have any score since they were not a pair before?
Spanish thread is hijacked.