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    WTH will Russia do in two years? Medvedeva , Proklova , and Sakhanovich all turn 15 next year and all ranked top 20 in the world!!! :fingernails:

    I'm nervous for all of these girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    WTH will Russia do in two years? Medvedeva , Proklova , and Sakhanovich all turn 15 next year and all ranked top 20 in the world!!! :fingernails:

    I'm nervous for all of these girls.
    Their SEASONS BEST scores are in the top 20, but they are not ranked top 20 in the world. On the World Ranking list, Sakhanovich is #40, Medvedeva is #44 and Proklova is #82.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    WTH will Russia do in two years? Medvedeva , Proklova , and Sakhanovich all turn 15 next year and all ranked top 20 in the world!!! :fingernails:

    I'm nervous for all of these girls.
    That will be wonderful, so many young talents! It will be feast after feast for our FS fans.

    Side track, I have to give some credits to state-sponsored sport systems like Russia's or former Soviet Union's, it is a very efficient to produce great outcomes. (Sorry, I hope I didn't open a can of worms)

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    Challenger Series will be great for the skaters who couldn't get a GP assignment to get more experience.

    And they will give more world standing points + prize money comparing to old senior B competitions.

    The lower rank skaters in Russia, USA and Japan will also be able to compete. This will be the solution for the deep talent of Russia when all the super babies become senior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya, Pogorilaya, and Radionova are all pretty much guaranteed two. Lipnitskaya and Pogorilaya are the #1 and #2 seeds; Sotnikova is #1 on the WR and SB lists; Radionova is in the top 10 on both WR and SB lists.

    Tuktamysheva is #14 on the WR list and #21 on the SB list and on that basis she could get two assignments, but it's not guaranteed. Leonova is #19 on the SB list, but she isn't in the top 24 on the WR list. She might get an assignment, but two are by no means guaranteed.
    Not guaranteed but I think at least Russia may give host spot to Leonova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Most of the top 10 in the Seasons Best are the same as the top 12 finishers at Worlds

    1 224.59 Adelina SOTNIKOVA RUS
    XX 2 219.11 Yu-Na KIM KOR (RETIRED)
    XX 3 216.73 Carolina KOSTNER ITA #3 not doing GP
    4 216.69 Mao ASADA JPN #1 not doing GP
    I thought Kostner and Asada were both still undecided on retirement. It's confirmed that they're not doing GP, though?

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    Maybe Alena Leonova should do some Challenger Series competitions if she gets only one GP. She hasn't medaled in a GP event in the last two seasons---last season she got one event and finished 7th; in 2012 she had two and finished 6th and 7th. She'd have a better shot at medaling in a B event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynthia24 View Post
    Hi everybody,

    Does anybody know when the skaters for the Grand prix/Junior grand Prix season will be announced? Can't wait that the new season begins
    Enthusiastic for next year already, eh?

    It's still quite early. Worlds just ended and it's only early April. Won't be until May or June. The National Teams have not been finalized and the Skating Federations are still waiting to hear official word from which skaters are retiring, etc.

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    Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch
    WTH will Russia do in two years? Medvedeva , Proklova , and Sakhanovich all turn 15 next year and all ranked top 20 in the world!!! :fingernails:

    I'm nervous for all of these girls.
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Their SEASONS BEST scores are in the top 20, but they are not ranked top 20 in the world. On the World Ranking list, Sakhanovich is #40, Medvedeva is #44 and Proklova is #82.
    Oops :tail between legs: Can I call it a prediction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Skaters for the first JUNIOR Grand Prix event won't be posted until about 28 days before the start of the first JGP event (Courchevel, August 20-24th). So you won't see the Courchevel roster until after the 25th of July---about a month later than the GP announcement.
    Yes. I recall this exasperating wait clearly. If you have faves on the JGP circuit, waiting to find out their assignments is pure hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    WTH will Russia do in two years? Medvedeva , Proklova , and Sakhanovich all turn 15 next year and all ranked top 20 in the world!!! :fingernails:

    I'm nervous for all of these girls.
    And here comes the puberty monster ... which one will adjust to her growing pains and still be great athletes after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya, Pogorilaya, and Radionova are all pretty much guaranteed two. Lipnitskaya and Pogorilaya are the #1 and #2 seeds; Sotnikova is #1 on the WR and SB lists; Radionova is in the top 10 on both WR and SB lists.
    Yes, surely they all will have 2 spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Tuktamysheva is #14 on the WR list and #21 on the SB list and on that basis she could get two assignments, but it's not guaranteed. Leonova is #19 on the SB list, but she isn't in the top 24 on the WR list. She might get an assignment, but two are by no means guaranteed.
    At 2013 Top-26 SB Ladies had 2 spots at initial distribution (26th was Viktoria Helgesson).
    So Alena and Liza have very good chance to two spots.

    This year Kim and Suzuki retire, Asada and Kosther may retire or ignore GP.
    And five girls in SB Top24 are age uneligible for GP by new rules.

    So, I believe, even lower place than 26th may get 2 GP spots. Maybe, Cesario (27) or Hicks (29) will be at boundary.

    Does anybody know - Valentina MARCHEI retires? She is 26th in SB list, has graranteed one spot (by WR) and may pretend on two spots by SB. If she reitres - chance for them who are lower in SB list.

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    Valentina turns 29 next month---she's a year older than Kostner. But I've not heard that Valentina's retiring. It would be pretty tough for Italy if both Marchei and Kostner retired, because the younger Italian skaters aren't anywhere near their level.

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    Marchei has stated that this is her last season and has relocated back to Italy.

    @DougMattis thanks Doug. I truly enjoyed my last performance..;-)
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    On my way to Milan. A chapter closes here in tokyo and a new one opens..excited to start it HOME! #thefutureisexciting THANK YOU TOKYO!
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