Me too! I hope Menshov skates great and medals.
the french feds obviously still mad he didn't show up at the Masters considering how Florent has been skating and how their pairs team just did at TEB. If being unprepared was their reason for him being pulled from SA (cause we all know he was not sick, that excuse was crap) then they should have pulled Florent and J/C.
One would think that Florent's skating badly would be a reason for them to want Brian to skate... I don't understand, really, it's not like they have an abundance of great skaters among whom they can pick and choose. Apparently the French Fed Flu is a lingering ailment, but it will still graciously allow him to compete at French Nationals and Euros... and the Olympics one would hope! Oh, well, just this final season left, Brian, and then you can go on tour in the spring with Plushy & co.... At least the French fed can't pull him from that...
Gailhaguet is just insane...
I know! I mean, scheming and plotting is one thing... but if it at least made any sense! What does he actually gain by it?
On another note, the Joubert situation is too riddiculous for words. Especially that the CoR lineup is not looking super strong. I really hope he gets to enjoy his final season regardless.
Dance is going to be so interesting
But I am pleased that Menshov got a second GP outing, because
a) he missed Finlandia, and
b) his GIANT jumps are just OMG AWESOME!!!
I am amazed that Menshov is turning 31 in two months. I remember him as a little pipsqueak skating an exhibition at Centennial on Ice in 1996. Hard to believe he was 15 then, he was prepubertal and looked more like 11. And yeah, his jumps are huge. There is, or used to be, a Youtube on him doing quads and it's impressive.
The bad luck for our French team continues, Gabriella Papadakis luggages have not arrived in Moscow according to Twitter