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matmuh

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according to This tumblr user, Sohyun Ahn and Junhwan Cha will be debuting as seniors for 2015 Korean Nationals this January, baby Cha Jun Hwan might have chance to podium?? :cheer: considering his last competition he was in top 3 or 4 by his score:yay:
 

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according to This tumblr user, Sohyun Ahn and Junhwan Cha will be debuting as seniors for 2015 Korean Nationals this January, baby Cha Jun Hwan might have chance to podium?? :cheer: considering his last competition he was in top 3 or 4 by his score:yay:

I believe CJH already debuted as a senior last nationals. He placed 3rd in the fs and 5th overall. He definitely could podium this year.
 

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News report on new pair team Jung Yu Jin/Luca Dematte and dance team Kam Kang In/Lee Ho Jung: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MjKPh7h9Zg&sns=tw
Yu Jin in the beginning says: "I'm very nervous but I/we want to show a good performance/image without mistakes." (talking about how they're going to be skating at Nationals in a few days)

I'm not too sure what Kang In says, something about skating having a muddyish feeling (???), they're going to practice harder, they definitely want to skate at Pyeongchang.
 
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chezzu

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man thank you so much for this thread, without it i wouldn't have discovered so many lovely skaters :D

cha junhwan is amazing for his age. heck he's amazing period. hope he does well at his nationals!
 

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Jun Hwan Cha looks exactly like baby Hanyu on the ice. :eek: From the arm movements to the hair...giving me some serious deja vu :laugh: It say's his birthday is on October, 2001 so he's 13 now right? So adorable!
 

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Good recovery for CJH. Looks like he got a ! on his flip. :think: He didn't get ! or e on any of the previous competitions this season; must have been a bit rattled by the fall in the beginning. Still, an improvement overall from last season when he almost always got an e on the flip. He could still medal if he skates well in the free(love his lp this season).
 

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very clear and quick thinking for a 13yo ! Amazing musicality and interpretation ! Bravo Cha!:cheer2:

I really like this SP , do you know who's the choreographer?
thanks in advance!
 

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I love his style. So enthusiastic -and musical. Looking forward to seeing him again soon on the Junior Circuit. :points:
 

matmuh

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i wonder if he has any chance of going to junior worlds, still so long to next year's jgp :laugh: June Hyoung might get gold and jin seo silver and junhwan bronze, and they each get 1 competition worlds,4CC and junior worlds, would be awesome
 

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i wonder if he has any chance of going to junior worlds, still so long to next year's jgp :laugh: June Hyoung might get gold and jin seo silver and junhwan bronze, and they each get 1 competition worlds,4CC and junior worlds, would be awesome

Jun Hwan is not junior-eligible this season. His birthday is Oct. 2001.
 

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It seems that Jung Yu Jin/Luca Dematte have split after skating at Nationals only a few days ago. Although the KSU is actively trying to work on pairs, things don't look too great, especially with Luiz Manella not showing up to Nats...

Oh, drat. It's unfortunate Manella didn't show up, but I have to say he and Choi look good. And he's been posting pictures of them recently... I guess it's all good between those two then? I hope they work out at least, they seem promising.
 

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Oh, drat. It's unfortunate Manella didn't show up, but I have to say he and Choi look good. And he's been posting pictures of them recently... I guess it's all good between those two then? I hope they work out at least, they seem promising.

Ah, that's good to hear. I thought they looked the more promising of the two pairs.
 

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http://news.naver.com/sports/index....&mod=read&office_id=005&article_id=0000727254

It's now official that both teams have disbanded.
It's unfortunate but it happens a lot. :eek:hwell: Luca is said to be finding a new partner in SK. I wish him luck at that venture.

I do wish that KSU starts to think about letting their new pairs division grow more naturally (start at a young age) rather than hastily pairing up two people together....
 

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http://news.naver.com/sports/index....&mod=read&office_id=005&article_id=0000727254

It's now official that both teams have disbanded.
It's unfortunate but it happens a lot. :eek:hwell: Luca is said to be finding a new partner in SK. I wish him luck at that venture.

I do wish that KSU starts to think about letting their new pairs division grow more naturally (start at a young age) rather than hastily pairing up two people together....

Sigh... maybe KSU should have made more effort to get decent training facilities instead... :disapp:
 

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Sigh... maybe KSU should have made more effort to get decent training facilities instead... :disapp:

Agreed. Just one rink, one! A rink completely dedicated to just figure skating that doesn't have the distracting hockey lines.

Actually, I take that back. I don't know of SKorea's situation on rinks/space and where speed skaters practice versus hockey players versus figure skaters. Can anyone care to inform me?
 

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http://news.naver.com/sports/index....&mod=read&office_id=005&article_id=0000727254

It's now official that both teams have disbanded.
It's unfortunate but it happens a lot. :eek:hwell: Luca is said to be finding a new partner in SK. I wish him luck at that venture.

I do wish that KSU starts to think about letting their new pairs division grow more naturally (start at a young age) rather than hastily pairing up two people together....

I just read about it this morning - very unfortunate. I had hopes to see them compete next season... They went through the trouble of holding tryouts, getting Ingo Steuer to work with them, and even getting programs choreographed but in the end they can't even keep two teams together for more than a couple months.

From what I'm understanding from the article, Choi/Manella split because he messaged her the day before the competition saying he had an injury (and there was doubt about the truth of the statement?) and then they split. For Jung/Dematte, it was more of a lack of fit together.
 
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good news, Hwi and Luiz will continue training together: http://www.newsis.com/ar_detail/view.html?ar_id=NISX20150116_0013418636&cID=10501&pID=10500
Luiz hurt his ankle.

It seems that Yujin and Luca split because of the age difference (I originally thought that this would have become a problem and lol I was right) - Yujin wants to find a younger partner and Luca is staying in Korea to find another (Korean) partner (he really wants to go to Pyeongchang).
 
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good news, Hwi and Luiz will continue training together: http://www.newsis.com/ar_detail/view.html?ar_id=NISX20150116_0013418636&cID=10501&pID=10500
Luiz hurt his ankle.

It seems that Yujin and Luca split because of the age difference (I originally thought that this would have become a problem and lol I was right) - Yujin wants to find a younger partner and Luca is staying in Korea to find another (Korean) partner (he really wants to go to Pyeongchang).

Good grief, what drama. :drama: Hope things will go smoothly, in all disciplines.
 

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new ice dance couple
Kim San Ha/Oh Jae Oong
Sanha is 19 in (I believe) Korean age and Jaeoong is 16. Jaeoong previously competed with Kim Jiwon. Sanha and Jaeoong are currently training in the US.
 

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I just watched the Nationals and thoroughly enjoyed So Hyun An's (?) skating. Thought she was quite refined for her age.
 

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Thanks for the news! Do you know who their coach is?

they paired up about 2 months ago and they train at Twin Rinks Ice Center in East Meadow, NY. I'm not sure who their coach is but I'll keep my eyes peeled!
 
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