the Golden Era
Shocker of the Season
This season has so many unexpected things that has happened, so I think this should deserve its own thread
here is my lists so far:
1 Weaver/Poje not making The Grand Prix Final and beaten by Bobrova/Soloviev Twice
2 Machida winning over Daisuke
3 Osmond winning Skate Canada, amid being super inflated scores
4 Voronov medaling at CoC, he medalled before in a GP ? a weak field but still if you are an anonymous or has no records even as a junior winning an event you can still medal as a senior, lol
5 Leonova bombing and No Grand Prix Final
6 Collision with Song and Rippon, and Nan getting hospitalized
7 Joubert pulling out of FS in Cup of China and getting sick
1 Han Yan not qualifying to the JGP Final
Last edited by sky_fly20; 11-03-2012 at 01:50 PM.
In the JGP:
Han Yan (reigning worl champion) not making the final
Ju/Jin being 2 and 4 in their events
And, in The senior GP:
Leonova being just 7 at SA
Zhang in the "Flatt-situation" (good programs but low scores because of PCS and GOE)
My theory is top skaters are battling each other for the underdog status into the Olympics.
LOL- don't want to go in with too much expectation!
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Big shcoker Mao having two triples.
It was mentioned but this is Voronov's second Cup of China bronze.
Then you have the pairs with V/T and S/S and P/T all winning so no upsets!
Dance has been the same for three years now. DW and VM 1 and 2 in whatever order and P/B third and P/B only threatened if they dont do an element. 4th keeps changing.
the Golden Era
yeah Voronov did medal before at CoC as you mentioned but still unexpected for someone who never excelled even before even as junior, Voronov is classified as an anonymous or obscure skater
Originally Posted by gmyers
regarding the upsets, this season is the determining factor
But I think the biggest shake up will be next season
Wicked Yankee Girl
leave no stone unturned
Voronov is two times the Russian Champion, and 2 more times has medalled there, had also won Junior russian championship before. Internationally his higher finish at euros was 4th and 10th at worlds and he has medaled in the past at COC and TEB (at TEB actually was silver behind Chan), at Juniors he has medalled to some Jgps and two times at Junior Worlds, behind Kozuka and Chan actually. Yes he is not one of the top skaters but his career is comparable to lets say..Rippon's.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
The Zamboni Rocks!!!
You were surprised that Joubert puller out due to injury? Hasn't that been like every competition he's been in for the past million years?? LOL
leave no stone unturned
I think he had withdrawn two times in TEb, and GPF in olympic season, it is hardly every competition.
Off the ice
Yes, so LOLsy, skaters being sick and injured.
Originally Posted by sillylionlove
That said, I'd hardly consider Joubert's being sick a shocker. Stuff happens.
Events that Joubert has WD'd from that I know of, and why:
Originally Posted by seniorita
2007 TEB - illness, before the event - I remember reading about it at the time, it was some weird thing that knocked him out for several weeks.
2008-9 GPF - back injury, after the SP (he'd been in 3rd place) and also missed French Nats.
2009-10 GPF - foot injury that required surgery, withdrew before the event and missed French Nats.
2010 TEB - gastro, withdrew before the LP. I think he'd been in 5th place.
2011 GP - withdrew before CoC due to a back injury and also missed TEB.
Joubert is one of the older competitors around and hasn't been healthy for a full season for some time, I hope he can make it through next season without any major medical issues.
Shockers of the season so far for me would be Machida winning CoC and Osmond winning SC. Chan's 2nd place finish was somewhat more expected after his JO showing. Shocker of the off-season was the Shpilband-Zoueva split.