- Mar 11, 2016
Stream is replaying the same part the 10th time.
How do they determine the order of the countries who only qualified in three disciplines?With this, we have
In team contention, with a minimum of 3 disciplines qualified. And Russia, USA, Canada, Japan, China, Georgia, and the Czech Republic all have 4 disciplines qualified!
And i don't understand how american names' dimunitives work. Why Dick as the dimunitive of Richard?
Keeping track of which Sasha and Zhenya is which has been a source of confusion for me lately. *blushes with embarrassment*The thing which has always struck me is that Russian nicknames are unisex, ie Sasha or Zhenya can be male or female. Though very progressive, it adds to the confusion as to who is who
That why i usually call them by their surname. There are armies of Sofia, Daria, Elizaveta and Anastasiia in Russian ladies thread.I remember a competition where there were three Nastya G's and another Nastya, Russians apparently are quite conservative when choosing names and stick with what they know
Have to go through this document myself - https://www.isu.org/docman-document...tion-systems-3/22994-figure-skating-v1-0/file Will be doing so much closer to the actual event.How do they determine the order of the countries who only qualified in three disciplines?
I agree, they are so intriguing and stylish. I enjoyed their FD much more than RD.It was quite a nailbitter at the end...
Have to say that Maria/Georgy made the biggest impression on me today - the program has a certain *itch* about it and sort of mystery, catching the eye & interest. Saying that, I think it needs mileage to grow to its full potential - today's premiere of it was understandable rather cautiously looking and I feel they were nervous (as this was 1st outing and fighting fir that Olympic spot) which showed into performance overall. The lifts were an absolute highlight, especially ones in combination: great with the music and with flair about them.
I am not the biggest fan of the music or theme/aesthetic they chose, BUT - I always respect a team not being afraid of taking stylistic risks and submit to certain quirk music gives you. I feel that Maria and Georgy are one of few teams now that are very particular about their material and not being afraid to commit to the music, regardless how weird it may seem to the general audience. With work done on it, I feel it could become sort of signature for them.
I just looked at the document, and it looks like the teams are determined according to an elaborate points system.Have to go through this document myself - https://www.isu.org/docman-document...tion-systems-3/22994-figure-skating-v1-0/file Will be doing so much closer to the actual event.
Seriously this is a dreadful program. Dated as heck, it's never going to stand up to the rest of the field. Doesn't suit their style either (would it suit anyone's?). When I think how much I enjoyed Mueller/Dieck's wonderfully weird FD 2 seasons ago, I am shaking my head in disbelief.Imagine choreographing this and thinking it was fit to see the light of day.