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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny852003 View Post
    I cant help but feel for the skaters from less influential federations who had respectable showings at the year-end championships who received no assignments--

    Elena Glebova (EST)- 13th at worlds (10th in the free skate), 11th at Euros, SB 157.77 @Merano Cup
    Jenna McCorkell (GBR)- 14th at worlds (12th in the fs), SB 143.84 @Worlds
    Misha Ge (UZB)- 19th at worlds, 9th at 4CC, SB 202.84 @Istanbul Cup
    Christopher Caluza (PHI)- 21st at worlds, 12th at 4CC, SB 184.10 @Worlds
    These skaters don't get assignments because their WR and/or SB aren't high enough on the lists, and also because they are not skating for a host nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikki View Post
    As for JSF getting Takahashi and Hannyu to compete against each other at NHK, does anyone remember that they did the same with Shizuka and Mao in the 2005/6 season at TEB AND CoC? The fearless and fresh Mao of course came out and nailed everything (3axel, 3flip/3loop etc) and won both. As a die-hard Shizuka fan then (and still is), I remember having very mixed feelings.
    You were not the only one, hikki. I felt the same way.
    Mao was not even age eligible for the Olympic Games and ISU's senior championships backt then, enjoying her very first appearances on the senior circuit with literally, no pressure. Shizuka, OTOH struggled to keep up her motivation the season before (2004-05 season) after winning the world title in 2004, then struggling again with UR calls that season. And caused her to miss the GPF. I thought it a bit unfair for the sake of Shizuka, because it was Torino season..
    Did not Torasova bark at JSF, saying something like "Are you going to bury Shizuka away?"

    If it wasn't the Olympic season, I would not have felt that way, though, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    These skaters don't get assignments because their WR and/or SB aren't high enough on the lists, and also because they are not skating for a host nation.
    While I fully understand all the requirements in my head, my heart says 'I would love to see them!', you know.
    What a shame on ISU cutting down the slots at each desciplines. That decision rather works to disadvantage for skaters like Glebova and McCorkell, and eliminate skaters like Caluza and Ge from competing/exploring on Grand Prix circuit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny852003 View Post
    I cant help but feel for the skaters from less influential federations who had respectable showings at the year-end championships who received no assignments--

    Elena Glebova (EST)- 13th at worlds (10th in the free skate), 11th at Euros, SB 157.77 @Merano Cup
    Jenna McCorkell (GBR)- 14th at worlds (12th in the fs), SB 143.84 @Worlds
    Misha Ge (UZB)- 19th at worlds, 9th at 4CC, SB 202.84 @Istanbul Cup
    Christopher Caluza (PHI)- 21st at worlds, 12th at 4CC, SB 184.10 @Worlds
    I thought Jenna also retired, although I'd like to see her continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    That's the main thing! Looking gorgeous in Paris -- what else is there?
    That's the main thing, I agree! I knew there was a bit of diva-ness in her :P

    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    You were not the only one, hikki. I felt the same way.
    Apparently Shizuka practiced on the GPF rink in Tokyo during the competition (for which she didn't qualify) in the off-peak hours the competitors were not around, and she later admitted that was one of the hardest things to do, but she knew she needed that kick. You and I know she had a debut of her new Y spiral sequence at Nationals and wowed everyone, qualifying (just) for the Olympics!

    Sorry this is getting off-topic.
    Last edited by hikki; 05-24-2012 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikki View Post
    You and I know she had a debut of her new Y spiral sequence at Nationals and wowed everyone, qualifying (just) for the Olympics!
    Indeed! It was really + to witness her gorgeous Y spiral!!

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    My 2012 Grand Prix Preview is up. See who's in, who's out, who might get a TBA slot (or a substitution slot) and where the big matchups are: http://icemusings.blogspot.com/2012/...x-preview.html

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    I m just catching up and I have to say TEB looks a very tempting and realistic trip :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I m just catching up and I have to say TEB looks a very tempting and realistic trip :D
    You should go! The ladies event alone is worth the trip to Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I m just catching up and I have to say TEB looks a very tempting and realistic trip :D
    You have to go! I already booked my competition tickets It's not every year we get such a good line-up.

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    I gotta say, there's no grand prix event that I wouldn't go if I can this season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    You should go! The ladies event alone is worth the trip to Paris.
    Although the city of Paris itself isnt bad either...

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