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    After Free Programs at Golden Spin


    1) Hurtado/Khaliavin 163.58 (new ISU PB)
    2) Smart/Diaz 159.40 (new ISU PB)
    3) Robledo/Fenero 135.10 (new ISU PB)

    1) Felipe Montoya 193.09 (new ISU PB)
    2) Javier Raya 166.48

    Today a substantial tie between H/K and S/D in the FS. So the gap between the 2 teams stay at around 4 points. All to play for at Nationals

    Montoya had a decent FS while Raya was very messy. Montoya is the heavy favorite for Olympic spot now. More than 25 points gap is a very large lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea82 View Post
    After Free Programs at Golden Spin


    1) Hurtado/Khaliavin 163.58
    2) Smart/Diaz 159.40

    1) Felipe Montoya 193.09
    2) Javier Raya 166.48

    Today a substantial tie between H/K and S/D in the FS. So the gap between the 2 teams stay at around 4 points. All to play for at Nationals

    Montoya had a decent FS while Raya was very messy. Montoya is the heavy favorite for Olympic spot now. More than 25 points gap is a very large lead.
    In Ice Dance 4 points makes difference. Sure it isn't the gap that can't be overcome but still. It is some advantage.

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    Short Dance at Nationals

    1) Smart/ Diaz 69.61
    2) Hurtado/Khaliavin 64.21
    3) Robledo/Fenero 59.83

    Totals in the Olympic race before FS

    Smart/Diaz 229.01
    Hurtado/Khaliavin 227.79

    Men

    1) Fernandez 107.73
    2) Raya 78.81
    3) Montoya 67.66

    Olympic race:

    Montoya 260.75
    Raya 245.29

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    Spanish FED has retweetted this message from HIELO ESPAÑOL, confirming the skater's assignments for 2018 international competitions:

    Ya os podemos confirmar la selección española de patinaje para las grandes citas de la temporada:
    • Campeonato de Europa: Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya, Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin y Laura Barquero & Aritz Maestu.
    • Juegos Olímpicos: Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya y Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin.
    • Campeonato del mundo: Javier Fernández, Javier Raya, Olivia Smart & Adrià Díaz y Laura Barquero & Aritz Maestu

    Lógicamente para la categoría femenina habrá que esperar a ver.


    We can confirm you the spanish national team for the big appointments of the season:
    - European Championship:Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya, Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin y Laura Barquero & Aritz Maestu.
    - Olympic Games: Javier Fernández, Felipe Montoya y Sara Hurtado & Kirill Khalyavin.
    - World Championship: Javier Fernández, Javier Raya, Olivia Smart & Adrià Díaz y Laura Barquero & Aritz Maestu
    We will have to wait and see what happens to Lady's singles.


    I find it a little weird that it's Hielo Español who makes the official announcement and FED retweets it... shouldn't it be the other way around? Anyway, that retweet it's like FED's confirmation so, I guess, it is really official now.

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    Good!!!!!!
    I thought they might chicken out & go with the Fed' s darling SD but yeah it's Sara & Kirill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpova View Post
    Good!!!!!!
    I thought they might chicken out & go with the Fed' s darling SD but yeah it's Sara & Kirill
    Last week Spanish Fed was asked by Philip Hersh about the ISU investigation on Golden Spin and they replied with “from our side, everything still is as it is. We consider the results of Zagreb official and the results from our nationals official.

    Unless ISU do something on the Golden Spin result, they are not going to change the selection.

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    Khaliavin has received the authorization by Russian Olympic Committee to skate at Olympics for Spain. He needed it because the last time he skated for Russia in an International event was less than 3 years ago

    https://www.efe.com/efe/espana/desta.../10011-3492617

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    What a good day for Team Spain, today, at Europeans!
    - Javier Fernandez leading the men's competition
    - Felipe Montoya qualified for the FS
    - Laura Barquero & Aritz Maestu qualified for the FS (all pairs did, but they were there!)
    Let's wait for more good days like this!
    Tomorrow Valentina Mato and friday Sara&Kirill.
    Vamos!!

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    Recently Celia Robledo and Luis Fenero have decided to end their competitive career. Good luck to you guys and thank you for your contribution to Spanish ice dance.

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    Team Spain finished 19th of 21 teams at the World Junior synchro championships.

    19 Team Mirum Junior
    SP "My Heart Goes Boom" by Miss Li
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBc4YJoZdXw
    FS "Do You Love Me" by the Contours, "Love is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia, "Wipeout" by the Ventures, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, performed by Jennifer Warnes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aClvLw9fVX4
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    Remembering the controversy over the selection for Olympic and Worlds ice dance assignments, and with the benefit of hindsight, did the Spanish Federation get it right? How did both H/D and S/D measure up relative to their competition at Olympics and Worlds. Did one team come out with an edge over the other? Or even just the perception of it?

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    I haven't seen your question until now... and that's a good question, but I'm not sure there's is a clear answer, just opinions.

    At the end of the 2017/2018 season, these are their scores:

    Golden Spin
    H/K 67,14+96,44= 163.58 4th
    S/D 63,12+96,28= 159.40 5th
    R/F 52,98+82,12= 135.10 14th

    Nationals
    H/K 64,21+100,33= 164,54 2nd
    S/D 69,61+98,16= 167,77 1st
    R/F 59,83+86,70= 146,53 3rd

    Europeans
    H/K 66,60+98,43= 165,03 8th

    Olys
    H/K 66,93+101,40= 168,33 12th

    Worlds
    S/D 63,73+98,32= 162,05 12th

    At the beginning of the season they were close, with a Little advantage for H/K. Even though we had the judges controversy at Golden Spin, at the end of the season the results are the same, H/K scoring a few points more tan S/D.

    In my opinión, this season, the FED's decisión was good, giving both teams the opportunity of International competitions, sending H/K to Moscow at Europeans was good too, they had more support from the audience because Kirill is russian.

    Watching the final scores, it seems that H/K would have been in the top 10 at worlds but noone can guarantee the same scores at wolds than the ones they had at the Olympics, so, in terms of results maybe (I repeat, maybe) sending Olivia and Adri to Worlds was not the best for Spain but, after what the spanish FED did last year, they would have lost all credibility if they had made a last minute change again.

    In conclusión: How did it go? Well, no surprises, good enough results, in 2019 Spain will have two ice dance teams at Europeans, but only one at worlds.

    Any of the teams have an edge over the other? In my opinion, yes and no:

    - In terms of scores, there was a small difference at the end of the season (6 points) but I wouldn't say there's a clear edge. We will see next season if the difference turns into a clear tendency or they are really in the same level.
    - There's a clear difference, though, between both teams: Sara's skills in communication, media presence, connection with the fans and the ability of developing team identity and style. That's a clear edge in favor of her team and, at the moment, I don't see any strength in the other team that can compete with that.

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    This is the third year in a row that I watch Spanish Nationals. The streaming hasn´t improved but the content... OMG! I thought I was watching a different country!!
    Javi wasn´t competing, senior ice dance teams were interesting but they weren´t the most interesting part of the competition: Valentina Matos, Marian Millares, Sofia Val (not sure about her partner, we’ll see), Laura & Aritz and team Mirum were the rising stars of the championship and, I hope, that some of the junior men and novice women are future stars in the making...

    Thanks to Javi, Spanish skaters have a future, even without him!! Right now, they are too young to know but, by the look of it, I think there’s a chance for Spain to participate in the Team Event in 2022... That’s a nice dream to fight for... I’m so happy!!!

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    Since Laura and Aritz grabbed two spots for Spain for the next Europeans Dorota and Pedro should train as hard as possible to get the minimum TES. And I hope there will be some more pairs in Spain.

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    Well, it was a productive weekend for Team Spain, it's growing little by little:

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    Spain officially has two senior teams, both of them went to Denis Ten Memorial Challenger. I have to say that I really like both teams.

    - Laura Barquero / Ton Cónsul: After just a few months of training, they got the mínimum TES for worlds in their first competition together. The team can work and it is going to be interesting to see how they evolve, because they are very young (18 and 19 y.o., I think). The last couple of seasons, Laura has grown up under the wing of Aritz, he looked like her older brother but in this competition it was funny to see her act like the elder sister with (a quite nervoius) Ton. It's great to know that they are in the game again and that their scores are not far away from the ones received by Aritz and Laura. They have a lot of work in front of them but, if they make it work, I think that they will be really competitive in a few seasons.
    I'm sorry for Aritz, but he will always be the first man in a pair from Spain, the one that opened the way for the rest of the spanish teams.
    Barquero/Cónsul SP 2019 DTM 50,83
    Barquero/Cónsul FS 2019 DTM 98,41

    - Dorota Broda / Pedro Betegón: The situation with this team is just the opposite, they were trying to get the minimum TES for Euros (it wasn´t posible this time, but they are close), they need to improve technically but they are really a consolidated team, they have survived the last five years training in Spain with no resources and that conection is evident for anyone looking. Now that they train with Laura and Ton in Italy, I hope that we will see them grow quickly. They are young too (17 and 23 y.o., I think).

    Broda/Betegón SP 2019 DTM 45,09
    Broda/Betegón FS 2019 DTM 80,45


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