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oleada
10-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Would love to see Stolbova/Klimov get a second assignment...with all the withdrawals, they could really compete for the podium.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
10-24-2010, 07:22 PM
Would love to see Stolbova/Klimov get a second assignment...with all the withdrawals, they could really compete for the podium.

I agree.

They're such a wonderful team and don't even look juniorish imo.

SoxFox
10-24-2010, 08:21 PM
Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland GBR are now on the Skate America Grand Prix entries: http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007094.htm

Tony Wheeler
10-25-2010, 12:42 AM
Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland GBR are now on the Skate America Grand Prix entries: http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007094.htm

Which means six of the ten dance teams from NHK will also compete in Skate America. It seems this adjustment of the events schedule has caused many more instances of this than in the past.

victoriaheidi
10-25-2010, 01:29 AM
^I feel like there's going to be a lot of NHK, part 2 at SA. In all four fields. There just seems to be a lot of overlap.

Bette Schneider
10-25-2010, 05:39 AM
I just watched the pairs free skate from the NHK Trophy Grand Prix. Does anyone else think the Japanese pair who won bronze were gifted by the judges because they represent the home country? The woman skater fell at least three times and other elements looked sloppy and unpolished. And Caydee Dennis and Jeremy Barrett had an almost error-free program but earned way less points. My thinking is there are politics going on here.

oleada
10-25-2010, 05:47 AM
I just watched the pairs free skate from the NHK Trophy Grand Prix. Does anyone else think the Japanese pair who won bronze were gifted by the judges because they represent the home country? The woman skater fell at least three times and other elements looked sloppy and unpolished. And Caydee Dennis and Jeremy Barrett had an almost error-free program but earned way less points. My thinking is there are politics going on here.

If by almost error free, you mean "aborted a lift and fell out of a jump"....

geoskate
10-25-2010, 06:07 AM
The woman skater fell at least three times and other elements looked sloppy and unpolished.

There may have been politics involved, and there certainly were falls from Narumi Takahashi, but if you characterize the team as having elements that are 'sloppy and unpolished' I think you must have been watching a different team than I was watching. They are very polished IMO.

Sally1214
10-25-2010, 06:09 AM
I just watched the pairs free skate from the NHK Trophy Grand Prix. Does anyone else think the Japanese pair who won bronze were gifted by the judges because they represent the home country? The woman skater fell at least three times and other elements looked sloppy and unpolished. And Caydee Dennis and Jeremy Barrett had an almost error-free program but earned way less points. My thinking is there are politics going on here.

Oh, I hear you. Tracey and Kurt kept raving about how much potential they had and the poor girl just kept falling over and over. You'd think they would have toned down the love-fest when she, in particular, was having such a bad day at the rink. Maybe they jinxed her??

ITA ... their marks were VERY generous.

zebobes
10-25-2010, 06:17 AM
They didn't have very high free skate marks. They won because of their high short program marks.

Eris
10-25-2010, 07:16 AM
There may have been politics involved, and there certainly were falls from Narumi Takahashi, but if you characterize the team as having elements that are 'sloppy and unpolished' I think you must have been watching a different team than I was watching. They are very polished IMO.
I agree. Maybe their free skate didn't deserve a medal because of her mistakes, but it was still very solid and they had a great SP.
And they earned a good reputation during last season and the beginning of this one. (exept a mess SP in England)

Domshabfan
10-25-2010, 07:19 AM
I see Martiusheva/Rogonov are out for Canada and Sulej/Chruscinski are out for France, does anyone know why? Or possible replacements...
M/R may have possibly split, so that explains why they have pulled out. There were some rumours about it and discussed about the situation in russian thread

Eris
10-25-2010, 07:29 AM
M/R may have possibly split
And possibly not. I've heard rumours, they are planning some local competition soon.

haribobo
10-25-2010, 11:53 AM
And Caydee Dennis and Jeremy Barrett had an almost error-free program but earned way less points. My thinking is there are politics going on here.

T/T and D/B were equally off, neither really gave a medal-worthy FS. I'd prefer Yankowskas/Coughlin over both of them for a medal this time. If they were a spot or two higher after the SP, I think bronze would have been theirs.

nicecardshark
10-25-2010, 11:59 AM
Can anyone provide insight as to why Stephen Carriere was selected for Skate America?

Also, why wasn't Jeremy Abbott selected? All of our other reigning national champions were.

Sorry if these questions have been addressed elsewhere.