04-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Unfortunately, they are going to have to move up to Seniors because he has aged out under the new rules. Most of the Russian pairs teams that skated in the JGP/JW this past season have aged out, including:
Originally Posted by Isabel_O'Reilly
TARASOVA / MOROZOV 19 and 21
CHERNIVSKAIA / SOUZA-KORDYERU 15 and 21
GAINETDINOVA / BICH 16 and 21
FEDOROVA / MIROSHKIN 16 and 20
VIGALOVA / ZAKROEV 15 and 20
NAGALATI / BOBROV and DAVANKOVA / DEPUTAT have split; DEPUTAT is skating Senior with BAZAROVA and DAVANKOVA is skating with BOBROV (at 16 and 17 they will stay junior).
There is reportedly a proposal to cancel the new age rules and return the top age for men to 20 (instead of 19 as in the new rule). If the proposal is passed at the congress in June, that would give VIGALOVA/ZAKROEV and FEDEROVA/MIROSHKIN one more year as juniors.
04-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Well, they did come in third at Russian Nationals, just behind two Olympic entries so conceivably they could do alright on the Senior GP. It would be better if they had another year in JR though. Would they even get any SGP spots?
I looked at the seasons best scores and they're currently #23, but there are about 3-4(?) teams not competing from that list though so they are guaranteed one spot. Will they be able to have 2?
04-24-2014, 07:25 PM
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