Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka,
Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadzki, Patrick Chan, Jeffrey Buttle
Alena Leonova, Elene Gedevanishvili, Evgeni Plusneko, Michal Brezina
Medal Winners Open
Sarah Hughes, Shizuka Arakawa, Irina Slutskaya, Laura Lepisto,
Joannie Rochette, Kurt Browning, Ilia Kulik, Alexei Yagudin,
Philippe Candeloro, Takeshi Honda, Jeffrey Buttle
So, one ladies' spot for MWO is still undecided. I guess it goes to Asada. Her presence should have a significant impact on the TV rating. Besides that there are not many realistic candidates left.
Kim is shut out from any IMG events. Kwan is too expensive and not so popular in Japan. Cohen ... could be an option. But the organizer has spent too much money already and I don't think they need another expensive skater to sell tickets.
Last edited by NMURA; 08-18-2012 at 06:47 AM.
Both rosters look wonderful! The medal winners open, with Shizuka, Kurt, Ilia, and Alexei, is simply mouthwatering--better than chocolate! I hope that if it's available to see on video on YouTube or on any site, we'll be told here on GS.
There are a bunch of ladies from Georgia who work in my office building. I'll have to tell them that Gedevanishvili is featured. I hope her streak of excellence continues and improves this year. Wouldn't it be great if she got a world medal?
waaah soo thrilled to see Mao participate in JO
Has Gracie graduated yet? Or perhaps starting college?
If so, perhaps there are school conflicts involved?
Gracie Gold just turned 17 yesterday. I don't why she isn't going to Japan Open, but she may still have to compete at her Regionals October 14-18 before her GP debut at Skate Canada?
question i thought gracie was 17 last year, but hey i am wrong, and skating like gymnastic changes ages to their advantage.
why not caroline zhang asked, just curious.
or gao, mirai, rachel, or for that matter the canadian youngster.
Sorry, but the JO is not comfirmed by Plushy. Yana -his wife-was saying that if Mishin doesn't want to go to Japan also Zhenya won't go, though Zhenya would like to participate in JO.
Plushy's interview in Italy:
Q: In what competitions you want to participate in the near future?
- Evgeni: After the shows in Italy, there will be the Japan Open and a smaller competition in Sochi. I'll have to decide with my team what is more appropriate for me - some more important competition, or the smaller one in Sochi
By the way, JO's organizer is already selling ticket using his name. So, who knows?
Last edited by plushyfan; 08-19-2012 at 02:17 PM.