It the team event were last, then it could go the other way around. A skater could be injured in his attempt to medal in the individual competition, causing his team to lose because of his absence in the team competition.Originally Posted by Jammers
In the past there was no team competition, so the individual medals were considered very important. Maybe that will switch around in the future, as the team event gets more traction.
For that matter, a skater might get run over by a bus on his way to practice and miss both.
Are they Olympic athletes? Suck it up!Originally Posted by sky_fly20
Beach volleyball players Misty May and Kerry Walsh, at the summer games, played grueling best-of-three set matches on July 28, July 30, August 1, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6, August 7, and August 8.
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“We are planning several events – both Russian and international. Among them, besides Grand Prix, there are Russian nationals, European Championships, and, of course, if all goes well, the Olympic Games in Sochi.”
Jeffrey will visit the training camp in Italy for 5-6 days where he will work on SS with all three skaters- Plush, Liza, Artur.
Here is a more detailed interview on the official site of RusFed: http://fsrussia.ru/news/609_aleksej-...-specialistov/
I actually posted all this information on Plu fan thread yesterday. But probably not everyone goes to that subforum.
In addition- Plu confired his participation in PIW in July in Tokyo where he plans to show one of his new competitive porgs, either SP or LP.
As for the Team Event in Sochi, Trankov probably doesn't know the rules. The only Russia's skater in Men must compete in Team Event, he can't skip it. And I agree with those who think that the schedule to have Team Event before Individuals is stupid. We should be grateful to NBC for that. Wasn't it reported that it was them who insisted on having Ladies event the last one because it's always the last and the most popular in the US?
He who pays the piper calls the tune.
Original quote from the article: "Вы знаете, в работе с Женей я также стараюсь свести воедино два направления: высокую культуру петербуржской школы балета, которую олицетворяет выпускник балетмейстерской кафедры нашей Консерватории Давид Авдыш и катание на коньках – это работа Максима Ставиского."
It's not okayed that plushenko can jump yet. Even if he is not approved on June 11 maybe later. Still not good though. I'm sure there will be lots of tests on the disc replacement and everything.
It does seem like the rules are written in such a way that just like you can't replace a skater during sp and lp you can't replace a skater between team and individual.
I agree. I know athletes budget their energy for runthroughs, but these are seasoned athletes who have to compete their SP and FS many times a week. Burnout is a minor issue considering how well-trained these athletes are. Obviously dealing with injury magnifies the potential for burnout, but at least the team event is great for Plushenko because it's his best shot at a 4th Olympic medal, and a chance to size up the competition. I hope he won't invest all his energy into the team event, and puts out a solid performance that contributes to Russia's success, and then turns it on in the actual men's event. With Ten and Fernandez out of the picture, he likely won't need to do as much to place decently. It will also be a good opportunity for him to see how the judges are scoring him and the levels on his elements and if there's anything he needs to tweak for the men's event (and that goes for all skaters competing in the TE).
I also agree that it's better to have the team event first because a skater who medals in their individual event might be more tempted to pull out (at the expense of their team) should they happen to medal or meet their expectations.
Good luck to Plushy! I hope he medals in the team event!
I will be interested to see how he recovers and if his body can hold up to two events relatively close.