... or a team could just forfeit. You can't force anyone to compete.
It would make more sense to let federations send another team just for the team event.
Update: Sergei Voronov has been replaced by Maxim Kovtun due to injury.
Also, from what I've read, China, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain rounded out the top ten in this season's rankings. Spain! I definitely want to see team Spain in the Olympic team event
he hasn't even competed in Junior Worlds event,
Kovtun is good and has potential but he hasn't fared well yet on seniors competitions, he had an epic meltdown at 2012 nationals
falling on his quads and 3A. he needs more juniors competitions not seniors !
well good luck
Yeah but in reality who would they replace Gachinski and Voronov with?
Plushenko is recovering from surgery.
Menshov, Grigoriev, and Dmitriev have been a mess this season. And Menshov is schedule for a Senior B that week.
I guess they could have sent Bariev, but he's just as inconsistent although he's done fairly well at his Senior B's this season.
Gorshkov doesn't have a 3axel, and Kovalev doesn't have much senior experience either.
And that's your top 10 at nationals. Kovtun finished outside the top 10 but was 3rd at Junior nationals. Maybe they want him to get more experience???
Last edited by DobrinFan; 04-09-2012 at 11:20 AM.
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