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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    True! thread hijack!

    More about the Spanish junior skaters, please! (And maybe Sonia LaFuente the Senior ladies champion)

    Sonia skated at TEB this year!
    Sonia was at TEB last year, but all I recall of that appearance is that her SP costume looked a bit strange from a distance...

    She did the fastest Orange Team interview at TEB

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Does Spain have a synchro team yet?
    As far as I know, there's a synchro team giving its first steps at Majadahonda's ice-rink since September/October.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    hahaha we told her that she could take all the time she needed, but she just wanted to do it fast, I think she was so funny. Sonia did the interview right after Sara Hurtado and it was hilarious how Sara was complaining the whole time saying "it's not fair! I was the first one and now they know all the questions!"

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    How the name orange team came out? I love these interviews!

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    Isn't the Ladies figure skating in Spain growing in Popularity ?
    no doubt , they will be producing top a list skaters in the future like Javier

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    How the name orange team came out? I love these interviews!
    As we're wearing those orange T-shirts during the competitions, I guess it just came out naturally... And if you're wondering, we chose the orange so our families could spot us on TV easily

    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Isn't the Ladies figure skating in Spain growing in Popularity ?
    no doubt , they will be producing top a list skaters in the future like Javier
    Well, figure skating is slowly growing in popularity, and if Javier medals at Euros, it'll be big. But you know, the skating schools have been always full of girls, I suppose that more boys are starting to skate now thanks to Javi.

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    From Golden Skate: Fernández makes figure skating history – again

    He sounds like a winner. I'm sure he will be on the podium quite consistently, possibly winning the Euro. My only hesitancy is due to the unknown value of Plushenko's legend bonus in this competition.

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    Javier Raya won't compete in Sheffield because he's recovering from an injury. He's focused on Worlds now
    http://www.hieloespanol.es/1/javier_...os_693033.html

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    Say, if Javier goes against the odds and wins the next Olympic, Brian Orser will be seen as a coach that can bring skaters from small skating federations or countries (Korea and Spain) to win the big prize.

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    Ah, my Javi thread is archived.

    Javier Fernandez talks about Europeans

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    ¡Gracias!

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    Spanish Skaters are at Euros!

    Hurtado & Diaz made it through the qualification round in dance.
    They finished 5th in the QR with a 72.01 score for their FD.

    Javier Fernandez did not have to skate the QR. Neither did Sonia Fuente. There are no Spanish pairs at Euros.

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    http://www.abc.es/20120129/deportes/...201290203.html


    Just wanted to post this before I finally went to bed. Super tired from all the excitement of Euros and US Nats.

    I'll try to translate it tomorrow. Super sleepyyy.
    We still love you, Javi!!! On to Worlds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aemeraldrainc View Post
    http://www.abc.es/20120129/deportes/...201290203.html


    Just wanted to post this before I finally went to bed. Super tired from all the excitement of Euros and US Nats.

    I'll try to translate it tomorrow. Super sleepyyy.
    We still love you, Javi!!! On to Worlds!
    Rough translation.
    Here we gooo:

    Spanish skater Javier Fernandez has finished 6th in the mens event at the European Championships in Sheffield (United Kingdom). Fernandez, who was in 4th place after the short program and was one of the favorites to medal,has not (wasn't able) to meet expectations after a bad free program, in which he only scored 142.15 points,more than 20 points less than his personal score.

    Under the chords of Verdi(literal translation) the Madrileno(sorry don't have or I haven't figured out the ene letter on my phone yet, not sure how to translate, but basically means he hails from Madrid) was aiming in the free program for a great degree of difficulty which included 2 different quads, the most difficult jumps done in competition.
    He was able to do the 2 quads, metz(??? Not familiar with the translation of jump names in Spanish, maybe someone can clarify?) and salchow correctly, but on his third element, the triple axel, he had a technical failure and wasn't able to even take off.
    From there other errors ocurred that took the Spaniard from 4th in the short to 7th in the free program to finally finish in 6th overall with a total score of 222.26, about 12 points from the bronze medal.
    Even though it's a disappointing result,it was an improvement from the Europeans in Bern in 2011 where he placed 9th.
    6th place is the best finish ever for a Spaniard. Also, he maintains 2 entries for Spain for Zagreb 2012.
    In Sheffield, Javier Raya was the 2nd entry, but at the last minute, withdrew because of injury.
    As he admitted himself after he finished his program,
    "I should have fought for the medals, but after starting well, my head has gone away(literal translation, more like..I lost my head. You get the idea.) and I wasn't able to get back. I blame (again, literal translation, but it doesn't sound as bad in Spanish. Hehe. More like...I believe) the pressure and physical and mental weariness(tiredness) of the Grand Prix competitions(affected me.)
    Now I can only train as hard as I can to try and be one of the best in Nice."




    Some things I wasn't absoulutely sure about so if any Spanish speakers want to add anything...
    Last edited by aemeraldrainc; 01-29-2012 at 11:02 AM. Reason: typos

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    The Sonia Lafuente bit...

    Unfair scoring for Lafuente

    From her part the Spanish representative in the ladies event, Sonia Lafuente, finished in 15th place with a total score of 133.64 points.
    Even though she dropped 2 placements from the short program, the truth is, Lafuente, who was 12th last year, had a practically clean long program that the judges scored extremely low and whose announcement was received with boos by the audience.
    The skater and her coach Carolina Sanz can't explain the scoring.
    "I always accept the errors and the deductions, but in this case, I don't agree." Sonia said after her program.
    From her part, her coach added that "the scoring and the program will be analyzed thoroughly."




    In the last paragraph, its mentioned that Carolina Kostner won gold with a clean and "extremely simple" program. Lol.

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLtvBs04aU

    Browsing through YouTube I found this really good interview of Javi. He's so cute.

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