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    Denis Ten

    Denis Ten launching his first ice show "Denis Ten&friends" and in a rather fancy company: Lambiel, Joubert, Slutskaya, Carolina, others. Rather fast, especiallly for the country which is not some ISU monster . The show will take place on May 25th in Astana (the tickets price made me giggle- about $7-$27 per ticket): http://vesti.kz/figure_skating/173724/

    UPDATE MAY 2015

    This is the place to gush about Denis Ten, world bronze medalist, Olympic bronze medalist, and former World silver medalist. Let Lori Nichol, his choreographer, begin the gushing for this amazing skater:

    Lori Nichol, the Canadian choreographer who has long collaborated with Carroll, has become one of Ten’s muses.

    “The way his blade touches the ice and the way he moves his body through space on the ice is highly individual,” she said. “And his passion is not just throwaway passion. It’s this really deep, profound passion, and when he lets it out, I’ve been reduced to tears in practice sometimes because, oh, my God, I get blown away. I’ve worked at a high level and never seen anyone like it.”
    Here's to the current World and Olympic bronze medalist and former World silver medalist!


    REFERENCES

    ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00008858.htm

    Ice network bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/denis_ten

    ISU wayback archive
    http://web.archive.org/web/201408010...fs00008858.htm

    tracings.net bio
    http://www.tracings.net/ten-deni.html

    wikipedia entry
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Ten

    Social Media:

    https://twitter.com/Tenis_Den;
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ten.denis;
    VK: vk.com/Tenis_Den;
    Instagram: Tenis_Den

    Programs

    2014-15
    SP Caruso by Lucio Dalla, performed by Joseph Callejia
    FS Ambush from Ten Sides for Pipa, Sheng, Guitar, Cello and Orchestra (from "New Impossibilties") performed by Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble; Vocussion (from "New Impossibilties") by Sandeep Das, Joseph Gramley, Dong-Won Kim, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter

    Personal Best Total Score 289.46 14.02.2015 ISU Four Continents Championships 2015
    Personal Best Score Short Program 97.61 12.02.2015 ISU Four Continents Championships 2015
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 191.85 14.02.2015 ISU Four Continents Championships 2015

    2014 Skate America SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmFDkNGVck
    2014 Skate America FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOVJgNaZRlo

    2014 TEB SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejpKxLR8LdY
    2014 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkjlE1StjvM

    2015 4CCs SP Full HD His best ever!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TRgHDIClg
    2015 4CCs FS Full HD Also best ever
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDCkWndx4O8

    His bronze medal winning Worlds performances:
    2015 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z548hAFNegA
    2015 Worlds FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duNcBq8kjDM

    2013-2014

    Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2013/2014
    Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens

    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2013/2014
    The Young Lady and the Hooligan by Dmitri Shostakovich

    Denis never exceeded his Worlds 2013 scores during the 2013-14 season and suffered a number of injuries. His best scores for the season were for his bronze medal performances at the Olympics:
    16 84.06 Denis TEN KAZ XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 13.02.2014
    7 171.04 Denis TEN KAZ XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 14.02.2014
    7 255.10 Denis TEN KAZ XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 14.02.2014

    Denis did not compete at Worlds 2014. I couldn't find video of his 2014 Olympic Bronze medal fs, however here, Denis relives his Sochi experience

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3WOdHzLr88

    2014 4CCs SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h5-wX0CoFo
    2014 4CCs FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHcuE6J5ZQ

    2013 Volvo Cup SP. Denis won this competition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLvDnDk_14

    2013 Cup of China SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkmxpbUuHuE
    2013 Cup of China FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfzoga7_oxg

    2013 Ice Challenge of Graz SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLSK21vQeRI
    2013 Ice Challenge of Graz FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWSMCnPEV8

    2013 Cup of Merano SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwcxb7vKhMg
    2013 Cup of Merano FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzMiHQYhY-U

    2012-13

    The Artist Overture (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    Waltz for Peppy (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    The Sound of Tears (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    L'ombre des larmes (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2012/2013
    Happy Ending (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    George Valentin (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    Happy Ending (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    My Suicide (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource
    Peppy and George (from "The Artist" soundtrack) by Ludovic Bource

    Denis won the silver at 2013 Worlds, with his best scores to that date.

    Personal Best Total Score 266.48 15.03.2013 World Championships 2013
    Personal Best Score Short Program 91.56 13.03.2013 World Championships 2013
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 174.92 15.03.2013 World Championships 2013

    2013 Worlds SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkz9jG7pwrk
    2013 Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ0iGuaRAm4

    2013 4CCs SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnGX7xB_MK0
    2013 4CCs FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrAHbDHWppY

    2012 Skate Canada SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-n3K4CzXY
    2012 Skate Canada FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93fCLOLLzGs

    2012 Rostelecom Cup SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7j46BD6opg
    2012 Rostelecom Cup FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnSbzpphsWk

    2012 Nebelhorn SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiKiXSJWNI
    2012 Nebelhorn FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAHsye2lmE4


    2011-12
    Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season 2011/2012
    Elegie op. 3 No. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2011/2012
    Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla

    Denis' best scores for the season occurred at Worlds and 4CCs:
    Personal Best Total Score 229.70 31.03.2012 World Championships 2012
    Personal Best Score Short Program 77.73 09.02.2012 Four Continents Championships 2012
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 153.70 31.03.2012 World Championships 2012


    2012 Worlds SP-Italian coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARieduEC_no
    2012 Worlds FS British Eurosport
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uNxE_qHcVtg

    2012 Junior Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNbgW8aPQ4w
    2012 Junior Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBBkSJT93Ck

    2011 Nebelhorn SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLNpZ9S5Clg
    2011 Nebelhorn FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwnbIyhuAaI

    2011 MNN Cup SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUNwJSzMX1Y

    2011 Skate America SP-British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJmXH7Iam88
    2011 Skate America FS-Russian coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt7QwMxlvaw

    2011 Skate Canada SP - British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwKVVSvTOqo
    2011 Skate Canada FS- British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J6ghj9j9KM

    2011 Golden Spin FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZPJ3gatK0k

    2011 Istanbul Cup fs (held in Dec)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DTnZt2l_xc

    Denis at Kazakh Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-orkHDcL0

    2011 Kazakh Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=TKyu-h2dVaY


    2010-11

    SP Music: "Primavera Porteño" by Ástor Piazzolla
    FS Music: "Totentanz" by Franz Liszt

    Denis did not have a personal best that year, but his best total score for the year was at Worlds
    14 Denis TEN KAZ 209.99 10 14

    2011 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb_EHJTy2fA
    2011 Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waCK1jKmB38

    2011 Asian Games SP (held in Feb.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWtk3dz8HVI

    2010 Skate America SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbJxUF8ZEM
    2010 Skate America FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTKYULHBjM8

    2010 NHK SP his last place fs is mercifully missing from youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEMVYgNS944


    2009-10
    Music Short Program / Original Dance as of season 2009/2010
    Sing Sing Sing by Louis Prima
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2009/2010
    Paso Doble
    Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo

    Personal Best Total Score 211.43 26.03.2009 World Championships 2009
    Personal Best Score Short Program 77.40 World Championships 2010
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 142.89 26.03.2009 World Championships 2009

    at worlds 2010
    total 202.46
    sp 77.40
    fs 125.06

    Denis' best score for the year was at the Olympics. No video available
    26 211.25 Denis TEN KAZ XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 18.02.2010

    2010 Worlds SP Italian coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvelp8iG5A
    2010 Worlds FS Chinese coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNI829724Iw

    2010 4CCs SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-mleecTBTc

    2009 Skate Canada LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrnRgEpPSAo


    2008-09
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2008/2009
    Flamenco
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico (soundtrack)
    Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2008/2009
    Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov
    Personal Best Total Score 211.43 26.03.2009 World Championships 2009
    Personal Best Score Short Program 68.54 25.03.2009 World Championships 2009
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 142.89 26.03.2009 World Championships 2009

    During this year, only season total best scores were kept by the ISU. Denis was 17th high for the year.
    17 211.43 Denis TEN KAZ World Championships 2009 26.03.2009

    2009 Cup of Russia II Perm (an internal competition in Russia) SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pBQt-744mc


    2009 Worlds SP British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHhAhgD25HY
    2009 Worlds FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzVJ7QtrDag

    2009 Junior Worlds FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG_BAU2AAQY

    2008 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmWOvn1bNmo

    2008 JGP France FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exjFoI_XEIk


    2007-08
    SP Music: "Flamenco" & music from the Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack by Brian Setzer
    FS Music: "Peer Gynt Suite" by Edvard Grieg



    2006-07
    SP Music: "Fantasy" from the theme of Faust by Charles Gounod
    FS Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Mask by Randy Edelman and "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller; "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Summertime" by George Gershwin

    Baby Pictures

    2007 Kazakhstan Championship SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVRqsnMuyVc
    2007 Kazakhstan Championship FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON8fOdtLDas

    COMPETITIVE HISTORY

    2015 World Championships 3 1 3 (267.72)
    2015 Four Continents Championships 1 1 1 (289.46)
    2014 Golden Spin 1 1 2 (249.94)
    2014 Trophée Eric Bompard 3 1 5 (236.28)
    2014 Skate America 4 4 4 (224.74)

    2014 Olympic Winter Games 9 3 3 (255.10)
    2014 Four Continents Championships 5 4 4 (226.37)
    2013 Ice Challenge 1 1 1 (261.38)
    2013 Merano Cup 1 2 1 (231.12)
    2013 Cup of China 4 3 4 (224.80)

    2013 World Championships 2 1 2 (266.48)
    2013 Four Continents Championships 7 17 12 (197.26)
    2013 Volvo Open Cup 1 2 1 (204.33)
    2012 Rostelecom Cup 9 9 9 (177.77)
    2012 Skate Canada 4 8 6 (203.70)
    2012 Nebelhorn Trophy 4 8 7 (198.39)

    2012 World Championships 8 6 7 (229.70)
    2012 World Junior Championships 3 4 4 (208.20)
    2012 Four Continents Championships 5 7 6 (210.03)
    2011 Istanbul Cup 1 1 1 (220.83)
    2011 Golden Spin of Zagreb 1 2 2 (220.47)
    2011 Skate Canada 5 6 5 (212.39)
    2011 Skate America 6 7 5 (197.98)
    2011 Nebelhorn Trophy 5 9 9 (187.25)

    2011 World Championships 10 14 14 (209.99)
    2011 Asian Winter Games 1 3 1 (208.89)
    2011 Junior Nestle Nesquik Cup 1 1 1 (174.38)
    2010 Skate America 6 11 11 (176.11)
    2010 NHK Trophy 6 12 12 (171.68)

    2010 World Championships 9 15 13 (202.46)
    2010 World Junior Championships 4 15 9 (171.86)
    2010 Winter Olympic Games 10 14 11 (211.25)
    2010 Four Continents Championships 4 14 10 (172.65)
    2009 - NRW Trophy - 4th
    2009 - Golden Spin - 1st
    2009 Skate Canada 3 9 7 (193.33)
    2009 Cup of China 9 10 10 (182.63)

    2009 World Championships 17 6 8 (211.43)
    2009 World Junior Championships 5 4 4 (183.77)
    2009 Four Continents Championships 10 8 9 (184.82)
    2008 Junior Grand Prix Final 7 3 5 (180.34)
    2008 Golden Lynx [JGP] 1 2 1 (188.07)
    2008 JGP Courchevel 5 5 4 (163.87)

    2008 World Junior Championships 8 19 16 (155.70)
    2007 Junior NRW Trophy 1 1 1 (162.64)
    2007 Tallinn Cup [JGP] 10 10 10 (129.17)
    2007 Harghita Cup [JGP] 3 6 6 (144.33)
    2007 Junior Haabersti Cup 1 1 1 (169.40)

    2007 World Junior Championships 26 26 (FNR)
    2007 Junior Dragon Trophy 1 1 1 (148.79)
    2007 - Kazakhstani Championships - 2nd
    2006 Novice Coupe Internationale de Nice 2 1 1 (123.42)
    2006 JGP The Hague 14 7 10 (137.80)

    2006 - Kazakhstani Championships - 1st
    2005 - Kazakhstani Championships - 4th


    EXHIBITIONS

    2015 World Team Trophy EX (Denis was invited) Act 2 Money on My Mind by Sam Smith Act 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMhDmsxrR7k

    2015 WTT Act 1 Mi Mancherai by Josh Groban
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Wgsfqq1IE

    2015 Worlds EX Money on My Mind by Sam Smith-British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL_dalUMRZo

    2015 4CCs EX Money on My Mind by Sam Smith
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViplWJTAgA0

    2015 TEB EX Mi Mancherai by Josh Groban -Russian coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYj0ZE4bFFA

    2014 Skate America Gala-Mi Mancherai by Josh Groban-Chinese coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dexDO4bXle4

    2014 All I Want for Christmas is You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=EShDeePpQOc

    2014 Yu Na Kim Ice Show Act I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=HvFUi-kLqao

    2014 Denis and Daisuke Takahashi
    http://www.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm...?v=3Bm6xLWhM7Q

    2013 Ice Challenge gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4zAuZ1z_pU

    2013 Cup of China Gala -Robin Thicke medley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUu23lUWGjM

    2013 Worlds Gala-Singing in the Rain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYX6TIE4grI

    2013 World Team Trophy Gala-Singing in the Rain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnrtKNzQWCo

    2013 Gala "Denis Ten and Friends" 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us3lnvuanI8

    2013 Alibek Dnïşev and Denis Ten
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCSGM6b338E



    2012 2CELLOS Time of Your Life & Denis Ten at Spotlight Productions' Media Markt Eisgala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZKoVtsX6XM

    2012 Junior World Championships -Per Te by Josh Groban
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thzD9BkSSEE

    2011 Almaty -Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yt6wk_17c

    2011 Skate America Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone, performed by Josh Groban, British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq6HdlHJX20

    2009 Oberstdorf Gala On Ice - Swan Lake Ballerina+Techno medley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFAEyooXY0

    2009 Oberstdorf Gala on Ice - Michael Jackson Medley-You Are Not Alone and Black Or White
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFAEyooXY0

    2008 JGP Belarus EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3oZ1zdZ4co

    GS articles and threads

    2015 Interview for KIM magazine, some English subtitles
    http://www.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm...?v=0eX5kh36-jw

    Post Four Continents 2015 Interview with Denis
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/03/denis-ten/

    Denis Relives Sochi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3WOdHzLr88

    Thread about Denis' foot problem (2014)
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...s-an-Infection

    Thread on Denis' 2014 Ice Show
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=denis+ten

    2014 Denis and Alexei Yagudin try pair skating
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JLWg6t18qI

    Thread - Denis starts his Olympic season with three injuries Oct. 2013
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=denis+ten

    Thread: Denis gets a new coach, Frank
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=Denis+Ten

    Thread: Denis' 2013 Ice Show
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=Denis+Ten

    Thread: Denis explains problems at COR 2012
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=Denis+Ten

    Extensive quotes in this 2010 world juniors preview article from Denis about the difficulties of competing in many competitions
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2010/03/2...championships/

    Interview with Denis from Season 2008- 2009
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2009/06/d...om-kazakhstan/
    Thread discussing the above interview
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ight=Denis+Ten

    Articles not from GS and other media

    Because of Denis, skating is hot in Kazakhstan
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...-in-kazakhstan

    Interview from December 2014
    http://www.snowalps.com/sport/figure...mpici-del-2018

    NY Times talks about Denis and the possibility of an Olympics in Kazakhstan (Mar. 2015)
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/26..._r=0&referrer=

    IN article about Denis' Win at Four Continents
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...our-continents

    Frank , and Coaching Denis
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...l-going-strong

    IN interviews Denis (Oct. 2014)
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...mad-on-off-ice

    Lori Nichol, the Canadian choreographer who has long collaborated with Carroll, has become one of Ten’s muses.

    “The way his blade touches the ice and the way he moves his body through space on the ice is highly individual,” she said. “And his passion is not just throwaway passion. It’s this really deep, profound passion, and when he lets it out, I’ve been reduced to tears in practice sometimes because, oh, my God, I get blown away. I’ve worked at a high level and never seen anyone like it.”

    He is also studying English as he pursues a business degree at the Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty.
    "Olympics: Almaty 2022 Bid Ambassador Denis Ten wins bronze at Figure Skating World Championships" (2015 Worlds)
    http://www.sportsfeatures.com/olympi...-championships


    2013 Russian interview with Denis "Zamandastar"
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=5UjkZIBVcNI

    2013 Kazakh TV reports on Denis' win at Cup of Merano
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaoV_sV8vNI

    IFS interview (Oct. 2011)
    http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/...on-consistency

    2011 Russian interview with Denis "Self Made"
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=CWJ0YcBecrs

    2010 PJ Kwong interview
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=lSri3dVu4_M

    IFS Fifteen Year old Denis doing well in the JGP (Oct. 2008)
    http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/...d-prix-circuit
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    Too bad it costs so much to get there! It sounds like a great show

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    Documentary about Denis Den (in Russian): http://elarna.kz/ru/programms/viewArchive?id=133

    He has been invited to PIW show in Nagoya: http://tokai-tv.com/event/princeiceworld/

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    Denis Ten at PIW in Nagoya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzPEgoNJKw

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    Congratulations for the bronze medal! The real 2013 WC is back.

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    Congratulations for a great accomplishment, an Olympic medal well deserved.

    I've always had high expectations for Denis, even through the two years he fell all over the rink. So glad he got over the growth spurt and got good support and training to become the all round elegant skater he is today. He must be the pride of Kazakhstan.

    Best wishes for continued success.

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    So happy for Denis. Congratulations on winning the Bronze medal, well done!.

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    Just thought this was interesting.

    Denis has recently visited his ancesteral homeland (Korea), and visited the tomb of his great-great-grandfather, who was a famous general.

    Visited my great-great-grandfather's tomb in Wonju, South Korea. I am so proud and honored to be the descendant of the Korean General - Min Geung-Ho.

    He fought for Korean independence in the 1900s. The army of general Min was the largest in the country and had the strongest fighting spirit. They fought around 100 battles and most memorable fights were in Jeocheon, Jucksan, Janghowon, Yeoju, Hongcheon.

    In 1962 he was posthumously awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Medal of Order of Merit for National Foundation, the most prestigious civil decoration in the Republic of Korea, for his efforts for Korean independence. In October 1999 the city of Wonju erected the monument (photo attached) in honor of his patriotism.

    "He was a man of integrity and fairness and held in great respect by his subordinates. Also he was a strong-willed commander with an excellent leadership skills and thus had many followers." Says on the monument of General Min Geung-Ho.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/ten.denis/p...05607999507728

    There are 4 photos attached to this post on Facebook.

    Three of the photos are also on Instagram, but with detailed individual descriptions:

    http://instagram.com/p/mmpnGLu440/
    http://instagram.com/p/mmvdiLO49D/
    http://instagram.com/p/mo48Tfu44f/

    So, Nobunari Oda is not the only skater with a famous and distinguished general as an ancestor!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Bumping this up because Denis Ten is 21 today (on Friday the 13th).
    Happy Birthday Denis!

    I hope to see many more years of your skating and cheers to your efforts to promote Kazakhstan

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    Happy birthday to Denis! I enjoyed his shows in Kazakhstan and I'm sure his guests did as well.

    I hope to see him making the podium again next season.

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    After SA, I have to say Ten got two of the best programs of this season, looking forward to a clean performance at the end of this season.

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    Reviving this thread in time for TEB!

    I never considered myself his fan, but I do think he has a lot of potential with his programs this season. My hopes for him are honestly just to improve from his SA outing... which hopefully won't be too hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by shingalas View Post
    Reviving this thread in time for TEB!

    I never considered myself his fan, but I do think he has a lot of potential with his programs this season. My hopes for him are honestly just to improve from his SA outing... which hopefully won't be too hard
    I agree Denis does have great programs. If Denis is on he will medal. Wishing him a good competition!

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    I was a bit shocked to find out Denis Ten's fan thread is only on its first page yet, I too am not that much of a fan of him as a figure skater, but I;m more of a fan of his programs. I think he is the male version of Mao Asada as Mao is in her finest when choreographed by Nichol, he too is the best to be choreographed by her and how he interprets his programs is exceptional.

    I hope he will have a come back in TEB and give Machida and the rest a game on!

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