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Koshiro Shimada

Ladybug89

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He’s not going back to Japan, maybe for Nationals, he said, not before.

I don’t know if and how he is qualifyed for Nationals if not attending regionals, but that’s what he told me after the Cup in Olten.
 

KiraraChin

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That's weird, because IIRC he's on the entries list for Tokyo regionals and I haven't seen any announcements about him having a bye to go to Nats without regionals/sectionals. Not doing Nats would mean no chance of being part of the Japanese team.

I'm intrigued now...
 

Ladybug89

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Well, maybe plans changed again..

anyways in August he told me that he’ll might go to regionals, and his old Japanese coach would take care of him there. in Olten then a month later he said: no, no, not before maybe Nationals and that he plans to do another Swiss Cup soon.
 

KiraraChin

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Thanks @Ladybug89 , I don't doubt what you're saying at all, just a bit confused about his plans.
Out of curiosity, I checked the Tokyo regionals entry list and his name is definitely there:
https://www.jsfresults.com/non_responsive_toppage.htm?figure_top.htm,National/2020-2021/fs_j/block3/index.htm (his name is the 4th on the list).
And the fact he said 'maybe' nationals confuses me, because everyone who follows Japanese skating knows that JSF places a huge importance in nationals. I think only a few skaters have ever made the team without being at Nationals, and even so this was due to injury, like Yuzuru and Satoko.

So, from what you're saying, I wonder if Koshiro might actually choose not to go to nationals and forgo the opportunity to make the team this season. I mean, it's a valid choice although might not win him any favours with the fed...
 

icetug

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So, it was confirmed this morning that Koshiro is not taking part in the Tokyo regionals: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010090000270.html

I hope he will still be able to be at Nats if he wants it :pray:
I believe Japan FS authorities understand how difficult and dangerous is to travel internationally right now (additionally a typhoon is announced?) and give a bye not only medalists, but also all skaters training abroad.
And hope the situation changes for better till Nationals...

In the meantime Koshiro is enjoying his time off the ice: https://twitter.com/teamchampery/status/1314259799052255234
 

Arriba627

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Did we ever learn what he was cooking? I was afraid with that first photo we needed to call the fire department! :) Serious!y, he always looks like he's enjoying himself. The Swiss mountain air must be good for him.
 

Arriba627

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Oh, maybe the air is REALLY good for him! :cheer:


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Arriba627

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I love these quick couple of seconds where Shoma's Emma just can't stay away from Koshiro! So cute! We also get to see a little more of the town when Emma is on her walks!
 

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surimi

Good luck in the new season, Sota!
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wow, you managed to talk to Koshiro :eek: Awesome, thanks for sharing! I agree, he seems like a nice and modest boy. So he's already in Japan for the NHK selection process. Good luck to him this season, and I hope he manages to snatch a Challenger!
 
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