We all know Gracie can beat Sotnikova. She did at Jr Worlds and also beat her in the SP at the WTT. Only reason she finished behind Sotnikova overall was a subpar LP for Gracie but she knows she can beat her.
Trust me: Skate Canada is NOT going to name a US skater as a host pick over a Canadian lady. NOT going to happen.
Mirai will be #1 on the substitute list, so chances are good that she will get a second event. Last season, there were only 3 ladies' withdrawals, but in 2010, there were 10.
Thanks Sylvia for posting this video. I just think USFS has been unfair to Armin throughout and it must be hard for him and his family. I have watched Armin and followed him since he was a little boy. I believe in him and think he has SO much to contribute to the sport. He finally found the right team and place to train and its showing in his practice as people who see him describing so am just keeping fingers cross that he won’t give up.
How did Jorik Hendrickx get that assignment? He’s not in the top 24 on the SB list.
So van der Perren really retired? I miss him…
Hendrickx is 27th on WR and 28th on SB. My guess is he "inherited" a spot from KVDP, or at least TEB sees it that way.
just wondering, if a non-American ladies competitor pulls out of SA (with 3 American ladies already), does the spot go to Mirai (top of substitution list) or too the next non-American skater on the list?