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Thread: Lysacek's road to Sochi starts to get serious

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    Evan discusses injuries, etc.,...

    http://watch.accesshollywood.com/vid.../2744064309001

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    I am not sure it really answered a lot at all. I'd like to know just how injured is he - truly and when can he get back to training and what jumps can he do now four months away from sochi?

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    Not sure whether this Hersh story from yesterday is news.
    US Figure Skating is imposing an earlier deadline -- before Nationals -- on Lysacek than what the ISU would require.

    Clock ticking on Lysacek comeback
    Reigning Olympic champion needs qualifying score for Sochi

    By Philip Hersh, Tribune reporter
    2:45 p.m. CST, November 13, 2013
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,3491745.story

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    Evan Lysacek is running out of time to get the minimum qualifying scores he needs to be eligible for the 2014 Olympics.

    U.S. Figure Skating spokeswoman Renee Felton said Wednesday the reigning men’s figure skating champion must get those marks before the U.S. Championships, at which the senior events begin Jan. 9 in Boston.

    Felton added that Lysacek is eligible to compete in Boston but cannot be considered for the Olympic team without having achieved the qualifying scores. USFS will announce the Olympic team Jan. 12 and forward the names Jan. 14 to the U.S. Olympic Committee for its signoff. ....

    "Evan is back training and talking to USFS about what event to enter," his agent, Shep Goldberg, said Wednesday. "The bigger question is whether he could be in the best possible shape to represent the U.S. at the Olympics."

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    Is there even an international event left in that time frame for which the official entry deadline hasn't passed yet? Winter Universiade as a last resort?

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    ^ really happy to see you here
    There are some B events in Europe I see but i dont know which holds competition for singles men. There must be one at least, the Golden Spin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunstrijdster View Post
    Is there even an international event left in that time frame for which the official entry deadline hasn't passed yet? Winter Universiade as a last resort?
    The full Hersh article at the link above has the answer to your question. It explains Lysacek's event options.

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    I am wondering if this is becoming an "Oh dear, the USFSA were sooooo inflexible with me and I wasn't fit enough for them" type storyline...

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    Getting the minimum TES before US Nationals makes sense, though, I think. If only because I don't know if there would be any opportunities between Nationals and the Olympics. Are there any Senior B's schedulled between those two times? And even if there was, it would be very risky to pin all one's hopes on that - I mean, if some unforseen mishap were to prevent Evan from taking part, that would mean the end of his Olympic plans. It's better to try to do one earlier, and have a backup plan, in case something were to happen. Could be anything. Problems with planes, a temporary indisposition (like food poisoning, for instance), a broken blade... You can never know, so it is better to be prepared. Anyway. Best of luck to Evan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    ^ really happy to see you here
    There are some B events in Europe I see but i dont know which holds competition for singles men. There must be one at least, the Golden Spin?
    Thank you You can always count on me lurking in the background.

    Entry deadlines for Golden Spin and NRW have passed, I think, but I guess a skater of Evan's calibre may show up last minute and still take part?, else it's Ukrainian Open or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunstrijdster View Post

    Thank you You can always count on me lurking in the background.

    Entry deadlines for Golden Spin and NRW have passed, I think, but I guess a skater of Evan's calibre may show up last minute and still take part?, else it's Ukrainian Open or nothing.
    The U.S. Figure Skating Association already submitted an entry for the men's and ladies event at Golden Spin. Both entries are currently listed as TBA ( to be announced).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunstrijdster View Post
    Thank you You can always count on me lurking in the background.

    Entry deadlines for Golden Spin and NRW have passed, I think, but I guess a skater of Evan's calibre may show up last minute and still take part?, else it's Ukrainian Open or nothing.
    The article said that Hersh had contacted the organisers of both Golden Spin and NRW and both had said they would be happy to bend things for him.

    I still reckon this is the ending: "Couldn't get to a qualifying competition in time". Although I quite agree with the USFSA's stance. No point competing for a spot if you haven't got the scores for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post

    [I]Clock ticking on Lysacek comeback
    By Philip Hersh, Tribune reporter
    2:45 p.m. CST, November 13, 2013
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,3491745.story

    Excerpt:

    Evan Lysacek is running out of time to get the minimum qualifying scores he needs to be eligible for the 2014 Olympics.....
    "Evan is back training and talking to USFS about what event to enter," his agent, Shep Goldberg, said Wednesday. "The bigger question is whether he could be in the best possible shape to represent the U.S. at the Olympics."
    The quote by his agent Shep Goldberg might be an oblique answer to the big question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    I am wondering if this is becoming an "Oh dear, the USFSA were sooooo inflexible with me and I wasn't fit enough for them" type storyline...
    Some other Federations are also 'flexible' with their skaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post

    Yes that is what we are leading up to. He will need something after all when he WDs from Nationals officialy, and aborts his comeback altogether officially. This is the perfect opportunity to find such a storyline.
    Why would he need such a storyline if he WDs from nationals? It is documented that he suffered an abdominal tear and a torn left hip labrum. These are significant injuries. If Evan is not able to recover from the injuries in time to compete this season, he does not have to invent a storyline to justify the WD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFan66 View Post
    Why would he need such a storyline if he WDs from nationals? It is documented that he suffered an abdominal tear and a torn left hip labrum. These are significant injuries. If Evan is not able to recover from the injuries in time to compete this season, he does not have to invent a storyline to justify the WD.
    If this year was the supposed start of his comeback you would be correct, but given that this so called comeback has dragged out 3 years now (and initially he did not even not compete due to an injury but due to some weird claims of not getting USFSA sponsorship/support) he probably rightly will feel the need to give a very good story to why he wont compete even once in this "comeback".

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