Tell me it isn't true!!
Tell me it isn't true!!
They keep competing and look for new partners. Sad.....
Last edited by Morning Glory; 12-18-2012 at 04:17 AM.
Here's the article
Here's what Google Translate makes of it
Takahashi and Tran was third world championship figure set pair resolution
18, Japan Skating Federation announced the pair (Canada) was solved a duo Marvin Tran (click Kinoshita) Narumi Takahashi of last season's World Championships bronze medal in pairs figure skating. Intends to continue the competition Both players, of finding a new partner.
We gave a discourse "in recent years, from an aggressive feeling so I passed from the discrepancy of thoughts on the competition, continue to love skating, decided to eliminate the pair" Takahashi said.
Takahashi, born in Chiba Prefecture in 2007 and formed a pair Tran. We won the first medal, including the Olympics as a representative of the pair at the World Championships in Japan in March this year. Tran but aims to acquire Japanese citizenship towards the Sochi 2002 Winter Olympics organization is adopted for the first time, had no experience difficulties living in Japan.
Considering the lack of male pair figure skaters in Japan, I wonder if that's the end for Narumi.....
This is sad! They were such a special pair with nice lines and choreography! I'll miss them so much.
Why did they split exactly?
Is it because her injury / he couldn't get Japanese citizenship / she will seek a Japanese partner in order to compete at the Olys ?
Last edited by l'etoile; 12-18-2012 at 10:06 AM. Reason: got the wrong name.
I think Ryuichi Kihara is a good choice. He is relatively tall (about 174cm) and well built among Japanese men. He has practically no future as a single skater but basic skills are OK. The rink at Chukyo University is used as a national training facility and the federation can arrange sufficent practice time (if they chose). His coach Nagakubo has experiences as a pair skater.
I think you mean Tran? Takahashi is already Japanese.
My understanding is that Tran was having some trouble getting the JP citizenship because he hasn't lived in Japan long enough and also he doesn't speak the language. Maybe some special exemption can be made for him, but in general, it takes almost a decade of residency plus fluency in Japanese (verbal & written) before you can even apply for JP permanent residency.
Also I don't think she can find a partner in Japan, unless one of the top single male skater decides to go pair.
I had been wondering why Mervin Tran @skate_moivo sent the tweets below yesterday, which at the time seemed cryptic to me. He also changed his Twitter profile photo to a solo shot of himself; I'm pretty sure that the old one was a two-shot of Takahashi/Tran.
When asked what I want in the future, I often reply, "I don't know. It's hard to plan that. 5 years ago I didn't even expect to be here."
2:05 PM - 17 Dec 12
Some say the second climb is always harder than the first time. Luckily I'm a repetitive guy and this time I know the right path to take.
7:18 PM - 17 Dec 12
Wishing each of them the best.
Only a few short days ago, I had posted this Tran tweet in the Injuries thread:
Sitting at a restaurant and they start playing "Imagine" on the speakers. Miss competing. Get well soon Narumi
3:16 PM - 11 Dec 12
Last edited by ice coverage; 12-18-2012 at 07:33 AM.
Latest tweets from Mervin Tran @skate_moivo, in which he directly addresses the end of his partnership with Takahashi:
Now that the cat is out of the bag. I want to say that I hate cats and this is not what I was shopping for. But Narumi has decided, its over
7:37 AM - 18 Dec 12
(His new Twitter profile photo shows him on a off-season shopping expedition, surrounded by shopping bags.)
Thank you to all/Minasan, arigato gozaimashita. I will miss competing with Narumi for Japan. It was a great experience. pic.twitter.com/5Z6qKPD3
7:43 AM - 18 Dec 12
The photo in this tweet is a nice portrait shot of T/T -- with their World bronze medals, I believe. And if I remember correctly, it is the same photo that he was using as his Twitter profile photo up until last night.
ETA:Lest anyone wonder: "arigato gozaimashita" is Japanese for "thank you very much."
Last edited by ice coverage; 12-18-2012 at 01:50 PM.
Well, he's a Canadian, so I'm sure he'll be able to find a new partner here............hopefully. I always feels to badly for any team that breaks up especially a good team like this one.
wouldn't you think the Japanese fed will try hard to find her a new guy, for sake of the team comp at Sochi?
I'm sure that situations like these are more complicated than meets the eye, but Tran seemed to be waiting patiently for Takahashi to recover from her injury. If she felt she had to end their partnership, it's a shame (understatement) that she did not make the decision months earlier, so that he could move forward with finding and nurturing a new partnership.
Reminds me of how the Samuelson/Bates partnership ended. She waited basically a whole season for him to recover from his injury, and then he decided not to continue with her. She never did find a lasting new partner.
Last edited by ice coverage; 12-18-2012 at 08:33 AM.