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igniculus
06-09-2010, 07:15 PM
Heartbreaking. :fragile: I loved them so much! This is totally unexpected news for me. :(

sweetsparky
06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
I wasn┤t expecting this :( I┤ll certainly miss this team, they looked so promising together.

shah
06-09-2010, 07:39 PM
:eek::wuzrobbed
I really loved the way they skated in Tallinn this year...such a shame!

btw, Euros in Bern will be really interesting...

Hanna
06-09-2010, 09:25 PM
Awww I wasn't expecting this at all. :( They were such a charming pair, Burberry overalls included. ;) And I agree that it would've probably been a lovely experience to skate at home Euros in Bern. Oh well. :(

I wish them both luck in whatever they want to do. :)

Asli
06-09-2010, 10:47 PM
Oh no! What a pity! :wuzrobbed:

Ziggy
06-09-2010, 11:47 PM
I am really shocked by this. :(

I felt they have been making steady, gradual progress under Steuer and definitely had a lot to offer still. :(

I wonder which country will Morand/Glebov decide to represent.

kwanfan1818
06-10-2010, 12:11 AM
Sucks :(

I guess they have a season to think it over, but Estonia still has the same restriction on dual citizenship that blocked Mallory/Rand's Olympics path. While the Estonian government was willing to give Mallory a special 5-year citizenship that would expire, so that she could re-claim US citizenship at that time, it proved too formidable an obstacle for her. (I would have been :cheer2: with an EU passport, but she wanted to stay in the US.) Unless they were made skittish by Mallory's refusal, the Estonian government could do the same for Morand.

Switzerland allows multiple national citizenships, but the normal residency requirements would be daunting for Glebov (12 years) for general naturalization without marriage. Does Switzerland grant citizenship for persons of special ability in sports? If so, and they were willing to grant it to Glebov, then he'd lose his Estonian citizenship without some kind of exception from Estonia.

Aussie Willy
06-10-2010, 07:22 AM
Oh bugger - another promising young pair goes kaput. I thought their SP at the Olympics was gorgeous.

I hope she can find a partner who will really suit her because she is another Tatiana V in the making.

Evilynn
06-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Oh no. :( I really liked them, they were so promising! I thought for sure they'd stick around for Euros at home too. I hope Morand finds a good partner so she can continue at least.

grandma
06-10-2010, 10:26 AM
Sucks :(

I guess they have a season to think it over, but Estonia still has the same restriction on dual citizenship that blocked Mallory/Rand's Olympics path. While the Estonian government was willing to give Mallory a special 5-year citizenship that would expire, so that she could re-claim US citizenship at that time, it proved too formidable an obstacle for her. (I would have been :cheer2: with an EU passport, but she wanted to stay in the US.) Unless they were made skittish by Mallory's refusal, the Estonian government could do the same for Morand.

Switzerland allows multiple national citizenships, but the normal residency requirements would be daunting for Glebov (12 years) for general naturalization without marriage. Does Switzerland grant citizenship for persons of special ability in sports? If so, and they were willing to grant it to Glebov, then he'd lose his Estonian citizenship without some kind of exception from Estonia.

I think the time has come, where it should be allowed to have pairs and ice dancing couples with different nationalities respectively representing their own countries. In pairs and ice dance it is so difficult to find a new partner because of nationality issues. having to sit out for a season etc because the partner wants to compete for another country would be a thing of the past, which IMO can only be a benifit for the sport

victoriajh
06-10-2010, 09:35 PM
i really enjoyed thier programs at the olympics- They had a great mission LP they practiced-

Moka-Ananas
06-10-2010, 10:14 PM
i really enjoyed thier programs at the olympics- They had a great mission LP they practiced-

Probably Ingo recycled S/S's The Mission LP from 2007 (?)

oubik
06-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I thought so too. But :sekret: wrote that actually Ilja was trying to skate with few different partners and in the end Ana´s it is.

Which is suprising for me as I think Anais is similary built to Maria Sergejeva and her height and body-built was the reason for Sergejeva-Glebovs split. Glebov is to me too short for pairs that he need some really small partner.

grandma
06-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Which is suprising for me as I think Anais is similary built to Maria Sergejeva and her height and body-built was the reason for Sergejeva-Glebovs split. Glebov is to me too short for pairs that he need some really small partner.

Anais Morand is only about 1.54 - 1.57 cm and Sergejeva is about 1.68 so
Anais is much smaller

victoriajh
06-11-2010, 06:57 PM
I did not realsise they worked with katia gordeeva- no WONDER liked them so much!