Because Nathan picked SCI as one of his two events, Shoma doubling up with either Yuma or Yuzuru at one of his events was unavoidable, as Keegan was host-picked as the second-tier seed for SCI. So that being the case, they went for the biggest show for the home crowd.Interesting that Japan didn’t seem to mind putting their very top skaters (minus Yuma) together in NHK for both men and ladies (Yuzuru and Shoma, Kaori and Rika). Even without NHK, they would’ve been guaranteed a second spot elsewhere and one of the host spots for each could’ve been used for skaters who needed them more.
I guess for ladies they just really wanted their national champion to be there but since Kaori was the only seeded skater they wanted her too? But for mens, I really can’t understand… Yes, Yuzuru and Shoma were not in the same seeds but surely they could have still separated the two? Since they needed to have either Yuma or Yuzuru at NHK, they could’ve had Shoma elsewhere and I don’t think there would’ve been a problem with that.
Yes you are right! Also Kurakowa got 2 assigments thanks to this 24 sb list. She is not in best 24 ws. But i dont think its fare enough to take 2 years old result. And Kurakowa earn this season best in home challenger Warssaw cup. And this was the only successful comp in last years. She didnt qualified even to WC free skate.They have obviously taken the SB list from season 2019-2020 into account. My guess is that they merged last season with 19-20 season. That would explain why both Samsonov and Sinitsyna got 2 assignments as they were both high on that list, and they didn't compete at all last season.
He who pays the piper calls the tune. If federations are going to pay to host these events, that comes with benefits for their athletes.And i am dissapointed that ISU has not changed the host spot system.
In Canada, france and Cihina these athletes otherwise never got assigments and its not fare for stronger athletes.
Yes i know that money talks and stronger skaters from small federation never get the same attention and experience! This is sad!He who pays the piper calls the tune. If federations are going to pay to host these events, that comes with benefits for their athletes.
If Mozalev and Gumennik compete and do well at the early Challengers before the GPs, they will climb the Replacement List and get a 2nd spot in case of any wd at SA.Samsonov's PB is 250.01, which is above Mozalev and Gumennik's, so it's totally fair that he got 2 assignments. Petr is my fav so I'm so sad he didn't get 2 assignments but there's nothing to be done about it, unless he has a great outing at CoC and gets the Rostelecom host spot. Daniil is also my fav so I'm so happy he got 2 events! I can't believe he is senior already. I hope he is able to perform the best he can at both events <3
I’m not surprised they put S/B against P/C rather than S/K but I wonder if they knew that C/B would be there too? Just seems a strange choice to not give your 2nd best team a shot at the Grand Prix final when it’s an Olympic year. It’s not like Z/G are on S/B’s heels or anything!Yes, they definitely knew where P/C were going. S/K originally wanted China as their first event, but aren't there because P/C are.
Yes, there is no guarantee. The host can pick anyone of the top 10 from the list (I think?). But if the host federation is fair they would pick the one highest on the replacement list.The host makes the choice from the replacement list. If there were a vacancy at SA, there's no guarantee Mozalev or Gumennik would be picked to fill the spot. 17 spots have already been filled by Russian men, more than any other fed (13 for JPN, 12 for US).