a cat watching figure skating
I haven't slept well last two days... I need to take a coffee and read again this news
I love how Plushenko's decision to stay in the game so long and the successful team split-reform from Trankov-Volosozhar changes the mentality of the skaters!
I really really hope that ISU will come with serious pro-championships, for all the skaters who still needs the adrenaline and the challange of competitions.
I wish good luck to the new pair!
Better coaching, lower taxes, etc.
If they competed for France there would be immense pressure to be at at Euros, Worlds, etc. In Russia there is competition and would only get to these if they were really good enough.
Brian's message, it's not sure yet if he will skate for Russia:
Originally Posted by aschiutza
Yulia and Ruslena team forever!
Vaytskhovskaya's interview with Joubert `I don't have time to lose'
Thanks to TAHbKA for the translation: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...e-time-to-lose
I don't know why mentioning blond Russian beauty should take me to the twilight zone. I am simply saying that both Katarina and Brian are very handsome people and I wish them all the best. Looking forward to seeing them on the ice.
Originally Posted by BusyMom
While I usually just read comments in the forum I just wanted to wish good luck to brian, aliona and evgeni. Who are we to decide when it is ok for them to stop.
They are giving hope to all those 30 something stuck in a rut people to review their life as well....
( I didn't take these news personally at all)
Oh sorry. It is an inside joke around here. No worry if you didn't get it. Nothing to do with any skaters actually but some obsessions with the blond beauty.
Originally Posted by Alain
I have to agree that this post season has been VERY weird....as well as entertaining.
I know this is a sport but this off season has been like a really whacky reality tv show....very entertaining....now i need that
Popcorn eating smiley
There we go.
Love popcorn, hate horendous costumes
We have all the splits and drama in ice dancing and pairs. Then we have all the veterans who can't stop competing because they simply love competition. They can make a team for the next olympic.
Originally Posted by GF2445
Meoima really summed it up!!! For example, I think Jeremy Abbott would be history had he not had that great long program skate at the Olympics. It's like a reminder that he CAN do it ....he forgets that he rarely DOES it.
Somehow I don't see Brian Joubert giving up his French citizenship and becoming Russian in order to skate pairs in a country that is overloaded with GREAT pairs that have been together for awhile and are re-emerging with their dominance. Sure he can't even imagine medaling at their Nationals!!!!! If he was going to skate shows, etc, then I could understand that - maybe! There really aren't many male figure skaters that I could see transitioning to pairs from singles but Brian has always appeared to be strong and is built somewhat like a pairs skater. If nothing else it would be interesting to see him skate pairs. I just don't see it being for Russia.
Love popcorn, hate horendous costumes
Next Olympics line-up for the team competition, team "We can't stop competing"
- Men SP: Jeremy Abbott
- Lady SP: Carolina
- Pair SP: Jourbert and his new partner
- Ice dancing SD: Daisuke and...whoever you guys can think of, I don't follow ice dancing that much
- Men LP: Plushy (in case you guys haven't known yet, he intends to go for the 5th Olympics)
- Lady LP: Mao (in case she wants to continue)
- Pair Lp: Aliona and her new partner
- Ice dancing FD: Daisuke and his new partner.
Any different ideas?
We need to make this happen. They'll compete as ... the Unified Team, under the Olympic flag. Is it 1992 again?
Originally Posted by Meoima