I would like to know what should happen this year at worlds to have two women representing Canada at the 2006 Olympics??? I know that women skating in Canada have been much better since the last Olympics, yes we had Jennifer Robinson who was a fighter but has done what she could with her potential and capabilities on the international scene but now we see the Joanie Rochette and Also Cynthia Phaneuf who is even younger then Rochette by 2 years I believe, so if they would place a rank totolling 13, would we have two women for Olympics<?? Would that be great???? When in 98 we din't even send a women even if we could, skate canada felt that we did not have someone good enough on the international scene to represent us well, Jennifer Robinson was just begenning to grow has a skater. I've seen her (Jennifer) live and she is a fighter but she is not a great skater, there was always something missing, yes she did improved in her jumps, much higher, this is why she is a fighter, she never quits, but when you see her live, when she skates, she skates very slowly, her jumps are always programmed, you know what is coming up with her.
I just love the style of Joannie Rochette, she is the best IMO, she is delicate, has grace, great jumps, manage well the pressure, she medal the first year she came to Seniors and medal since, I believe she is our next champion in Canada, last year was Cynthia Phaneuf, I feel that Cynthia is a great skater too, good technique, the only thing I do not like of her, is the stiffness that we feel when she skates, in her upper body, I'de like to see more relaxed shoulder and more maturity, but she is just 16, until the olympics, beetween joannie and her, we could maybe have our first Olympic gold medal for canada in women. Joannie when she skates, it does seem easy, she remind me all the time Angela Nikodinov, they almost have the same physique, they have about the same flow accross the ice. We will see....
But I would like to have the answer to my question about the placement for 2 women to the olympics,,, I think if it is still the same, that it will have to cumulate 13, the placement of the two girls, 13. So let say second and 10, 11, anything that add up to 13.
Mathman could be able to answer that for me. I'm sure he knows.