Long live the Queen and her successors
it surprised me that i always felt korean skaters always have to attend so many domestic competitions in one season, even when they were the obvious winners and are in the middle of preparation for international events. But when they actually need some, there isn't any. Of course i know there is a pandemic, but i subscribe to Strictly dumpling and a lot of restaurants in korea seems packed and those who films for tv shows doesn't seem to wear any as well. I wonder why we can't have some competitions. Even online one was fine. Do other sports events also get canceled ?I literally have no idea, the ranking competition and Nats are currently still postponed and not cancelled but we'll have to see covid cases numbers and general goings-on.
I can't say I'm up-to-date on the overall sports situation but as far as I know a lot of other sporting events aren't also happening, and you can't compare sporting events with restaurants for a number of reasons including that people can't go without food. As for TV shows, every staff member wears a mask and all the cast have to go through safety measures including temperature checks before filming. Most of all the covid case numbers are still quite high here, just because restaurants operate and people on TV doesn't seem to have their masks on doesn't mean everything's fine. I'm also worried about the lack of competitions for our skaters but on the bright side, none of our skaters have tested positive.it surprised me that i always felt korean skaters always have to attend so many domestic competitions in one season, even when they were the obvious winners and are in the middle of preparation for international events. But when they actually need some, there isn't any. Of course i know there is a pandemic, but i subscribe to Strictly dumpling and a lot of restaurants in korea seems packed and those who films for tv shows doesn't seem to wear any as well. I wonder why we can't have some competitions. Even online one was fine. Do other sports events also get canceled ?
Since KSU is KSU they're going to try to make Nats happen to decide the team for Worlds if they decide to send our skaters, which is honestly up in the air. Short Track and Speed Skating aren't sending any skaters to their respective Worlds but they don't have Olympic spots on the line. And Nats might happen, case numbers have been on a decline and safety regulations could be lowered if it continues to decline. But then, Lunar New Year is in two weeks so even if regulations are relaxed I don't know how the schedule would go. We can't have our skaters skate at the biggest domestic competition there is without giving them at least the minimal amount of training time, and then if case numbers go up again after the inevitable congregation of people due to family gatherings for the holidays the restrictions might kick in again. I honestly don't know.Given the following information, what do you think will happen with South Korea in regards to selection or participation in the World championships and the Olympics, if as it appears Nationals doesn't happen? It appears March 1 is the deadline for receiving a list of entries. That is basically only one month away. Will it be based on last year's results or will they be forbidden to go which sounds really sad and extreme? I really hope a team is able to go.
I certainly have missed South Korean women skaters this season, especially Haein Lee, though it was great to see Young You skate a couple of times.
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships remain scheduled as planned, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden on March 22-28, 2021. Since these Championships serve as a Qualification Competition for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, the Council will review the Olympic Qualification status at its next meeting. Depending on the actual entries received by the deadline of March 1, 2021, the ISU Council will evaluate and decide at that time whether and which changes to the Olympic qualification system could be necessary.
So I'd also love to know what's up with our ladies too, we aren't getting much updates. Bear that in mind plus the fact that I may be out of the loop with training situations (real life is trying to drag me down these days), here's what I know regarding 3A/quads and our ladies:Can you please tell me what is up with the Korean ladies this season? I see a lot of them are training quads and 3As. Is Haien Lee one of the juniors doing so?
KSU's insistence of also holding the Ranking Competition, while absolutely facepalm-worthy, is because it's half of the criteria for National Team selection and this season's selection is going to carry over to Olympic season.
Technically speaking, Nats is what decides Worlds entries (the Ranking Competition decides 4CC entries). But KSU is KSU and they are not going to change the National Team selection criteria, which also require the Ranking Competition, so KSU's probably not going to skip the Ranking Competition and focus on Nats. And that's if somehow competitions are actually able to take place. Will we have a team at Worlds? I don't know. As I said, I have a headache.Also, since they simply have to be put through the ranking comps... are they even going to show up at worlds?! It would be strange for them to not have the opportunity to get spots for the Olympics just because they couldn't do the ranking competition in Korea!
Yes, even the Queen had to do all the domestic competitions. And changing existing criteria or traditions isn't going to happen. Welcome to KSU.They can just let worlds determine who seems prepared, or do it in the off-season! How ridiculous. I think even Kim Yuna was forced to do ranking competitions.
I literally have no idea. Maybe a team will somehow be sent to Worlds. Maybe everybody in the National Team will compete at Nebelhorn. Maybe there'll be more Olympic qualifying competitions. Maybe Worlds won't be an Olympic qualifier. Maybe Worlds will be canceled at the last possible moment. I don't think any of us knows.Will you have Olympic spots though, and how?
yeah i also don't understand why she is in korea though. Wouldn't it better for her to be training in japan when korea doesnt even have any competition whatsoever and even have some restriction regarding ice time since the pandemic started ? like i remember someone said on twitter that korean skater only has 1 hour ice time each day since the ice ring opened after the restriction being eased. Unlike some US skaters who could "quitely" training when the restriction was on, korean skaters couldn't do that because the ice ring was government owned. Are those informations true ?In a short interview Young said that she hasn't been working on her quads for a while now, since her coach is in Japan she's only practicing jumps that she can do on her own.