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Thank goodness! I was waiting to hear news so thank you for posting....
 

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Just saw this in FSU, first the Letovs were co-coaching, and now they’re his only coaches?:confused:

And according to IG stories, it evidently was not amicable. I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t know if this is a good move for Alexei. I love what the Cains were able to do for him on the performance side. Oh well, here’s hoping for the best:)
 

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The Letovs coach a bunch of skaters including Hanna Harrell and Emily Chan. And they used to coach Vivian Le. But I can't think of any men they've coached.

Emily Chan has some of the best skating skills in the biz (despite her jump problems). And Vivian Le's sky high toe jumps came from them too. And Hanna has lovely jumps and 3-3 as well.
 
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Not sure what happened, but hoping this is a good move for Alexei.
 

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The Letovs coach a bunch of skaters including Hanna Harrell and Emily Chan. And they used to coach Vivian Le. But I can't think of any men they've coached.

Emily Chan has some of the best skating skills in the biz (despite her jump problems). And Vivian Le's sky high toe jumps came from them too. And Hanna has lovely jumps and 3-3 as well.

Thanks for the info, and for describing the junior ladies as well as listing their names. Since I know as much about junior ladies as I do about quantum physics, that was helpful:agree:

The other board, and some IG posts, implied there was some :drama:with this decision. But since it sounds like the Letovs also prize skating skills and artistry, let's hope this is a good move for Alexei.:)
 

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I updated Alexei's OP. If you see any omissions or errors, please tell me about them, and I will fix them.
 

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i read the article. you can anything whatever you want, alex! i'm waiting for your senior program. hope you comback perfectly from injury! love you from south korea:luv17:
 

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Welcome to Golden Skate, Reika! Post long and often!
 

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Really hope Alex gets back to full speed soon. I really enjoy watching him, and he didn't score nearly as well at regionals as I would hope... But doesn't he have a bye. Is he just using it as warm up for the grand prix? He has so much potential!
 

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The past week at Rostelecom cup in Russia, Alex was in 8th out of 12 skaters! Given all of there standings I was very impressed! Alex is adorable and I see him going very far!!
 

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Welcome, Alexkbiggestfan, welcome to Golden Skate! Post often and post long. :)
 

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Here’s hoping that Alex can get the results he wants after the disappointment of withdrawing last year!

I love his passion and his commitment:hap85:
 

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:yahoo: for Alex! The “A” team (Alex and Andrew) brought it home:agree:
 

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Russian interview with Alex: http://sport.business-gazeta.ru/article/241703

It's pretty comprehensible with google translate. It's partly about his skating and also a lot of his thoughts on other stuff (4A and quints, LGBT, differences between Russia and the US, food, books, other skaters, etc). Quite interesting. He comes off well, imo.
 

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Thank you for posting this interview.

Wow. Some of the questions, if Google translate is accurate:eeking:

But major kudos to Alex, it appears, for pushing back, both on equality, on nationalism and on the ways that the interviewer tried to get him to criticize other skaters.

And I particularly loved this line: "If people are afraid to speak directly and register on forums under fictitious names, then they are ashamed of themselves. And to listen to them is not to respect yourself.":agree:

You go, Alex:clap:
 

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Aleksey got Skate America! He will be competing along side competitors such as Nathan Chen and Jason Brown! I believe Alex will do well, this could be his year! Skate America will be Oct. 18th-20th in Las Vegas this year!
 

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So I went and looked at the announcement and Alex is indeed officially listed for SA:agree:

I don't think I posted earlier in this thread how very impressed I was by his programs in Philadelphia. Both of them are strong, passionate, with interesting movements, but playing to Alex K.'s strengths and not trying to make him something he's not. Kudos to Alex Johnson for his work:clap:

I look forward to what Alex K.can do with them at SA.
 

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Time to bump this one up again;)

Alex K. may not have won a medal (one spin away:eeking:) but he won the hearts and minds of all who watched the Free skates:thumbsup: He is consistently bringing the fire and the drama to those two programs, and I am still here for it:clap:

And he landed the quad loop:clap: Now, I'm not a jump fiend, but Alex has been trying for so long, so I'm happy for him.

Now, I say with love, work on those spins:cool:
 

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Time to bump this one up again;)

Alex K. may not have won a medal (one spin away:eeking:) but he won the hearts and minds of all who watched the Free skates:thumbsup: He is consistently bringing the fire and the drama to those two programs, and I am still here for it:clap:

And he landed the quad loop:clap: Now, I'm not a jump fiend, but Alex has been trying for so long, so I'm happy for him.

Now, I say with love, work on those spins:cool:

He's been working with Alex Johnson on his choreo, which is why it's so wonderful. Spins won't take long to fix. ;)
 
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