Still a shock to me indeed to learn that such elite skaters as Korpi and Makarova failed to meet FP requirement last season...
From now on, if skaters fail to score well or take a year off in a season; due to injury, illness, college, and/or some contract issues, whatever reasons are, they have to kick their own butts off to score well enough in the early season first; such as at B competitions, in order to be a part of Nats team for Worlds/Olympics.
Correct me if I am wrong. Nats results itself does not count unless skaters get healthy/ready enough to be able to participate in ISU competitions first and score well there. ISU does not allow such making-a-comeback skaters to fully prepare for Nats by the Nats time comes no matter what. Oh, my. Again I don't know what to say.
From how many competitions ago can they use their minimal score? Or is it just the last competition they did?
Is there all the congress decisions somewhere in a thread? I only had read about age restriction. Have they changed levels and sequences again, cause I feel i have missed something important.