As I have said in other threads, my humble opinion is that I absolutely hate what I could call "busybody" talk of why this or that skater "should" change her or his citizenship -- when the skater has given not the slightest indication of wanting to do so.
Regarding Ashley Cain:
One aspect of her training is available only to American skaters. I'm talking about the University of Delaware's cutting-edge (no pun intended) motion-capture/simulation technology for jump training (which has been discussed in at least one previous thread).
US Figure Skating is a sponsor of the researchers who are the brains of the technology, and USFS does not allow use of the technology for skaters from other countries.
Cain was featured in an article about the technology in Skating magazine's August/September Issue. The entire issue is available online:
See pp. 20-21. The title of the article: Jumpin' Ahead. Subtitle: ISP Athletes Using 3D Simulation System To Master Triples, Quads.
Quote from Cain:
"Even now, when I have a bad day on the ice, my dad tells me to remember Delaware and how to get my arms and leg in tight. That usually does the trick. I also remember Dr. Richards telling me to come back when I want to learn a triple Axel."
Agree with your wariness of Wikipedia.
Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan
And agree that getting confirmation elsewhere always is a good idea.