As for an OGM not making their world team...i'm honestly not sure if that's ever happened.
All I'm saying is that Sotnikova could end up, let's say, 5th at Russian championships. And Proklova/Sotskova are not going anywhere in the future either.
Secondly, no matter which results will be at Russian Nationals 2015. If Russian Federation wants someone to be in the team they will have dozens explanations why exactly this person should go to Euros, Worlds, etc. regardless of the results. They always can have an additional closed control skates. How convenient. And of course the name of the skating club and coach play a big role. So, i think if Adelina wants to go she will go.
If others skate better than you on the day, it doesn't matter if you're a 5-time champion or regular podium finisher. You might end up lower down the results than expected.
Anyway, I was just making my predictions for the final round of the Predictions Game (If you want to join in, see this thread), and I noticed some more things.
Where is Elene Gedevanishvilli?! I hope she hasn't retired already! We need her to stick around until Nikol Gosviani is allowed to compete for Georgia...
Also, who is Netta SCHREIBER, and why has she been chosen to represent Israel? I was fully expecting Polina S to get the Israeli spot.
And while we are on the subject of Israeli entries, why are Andrea DAVIDOVICH / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI not competing in the Pairs? It's a shame they're not at Worlds, because they did really well at the Olympics. (I had them in my Top 15 Predictions for Olympics, and they finished 15th, so that is why I noticed them missing now)
Oh, I can't wait for it to kick off!
Good luck everybody!
With fear of repeating myself, it's a real shame because they were doing really well together, expecially considering they had not been together too long.
I just found an interview with Andrea on Absolute Skating, and by the sounds of things she was as shocked by the split as the rest of us.
So, I don't know what's behind it. When I read the story, my first thought was "Aha! Evgeniy's getting rid of Andrea because he's got somebody else lined up!" But, if he's on Ice Partner Search, then that's clearly not the case (unless it's a smokescreen...)
Whatever the story, it seems a very ruthless way to end what was a VERY promising partnership.
Good luck in finding a new partner Andrea!
Who would want to team with a guy who ends a partnership so abruptly? His results were blah until he teamed with Andrea, so it's not as if he's the most talented pairs skater out there. He might be the most delusional, though!
Danielle Montalbano has beaten Polina Shelepen at Israeli Nationals.