Maximum skaters at GPF
Does anyone know if there is a limit on the number of skaters that a federation can qualify for the GPF? I've been following the men (and have lurked on this forum for quite a while now) and 4 different Japanese men have medaled at a GP event so far, with Takahashi still to come. I know there's a maximum of 3 for worlds, but I can't quite find out if that rule applies to the GPF too. It'd be great if someone knows!
As far as I know there is no limit on the no. of GPF participants by countries.
Originally Posted by pitterpatter
I loved Machida at Skate America -- could watch his SP all day long. That guy is dynamic live! He's at Cup of China next week, along with his countryman, Daisuke Takahashi. He could sneak in there for the silver, depending on how Nan Song and Brian Joubert will do. I think he could easily beat Adam Rippon -- though perhaps Rippon could surprise me. But even with the silver, I'm not sure if it would be enough.
I think we could see up to 3 Japanese skaters at the GPF, similar to 2010-2011 when Daisuke, Taka and Nobunari made it to the final. It would be something if they could sneak a fourth one in there, but it's doubtful.
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