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rayhaneh
12-18-2012, 08:38 AM
Maybe it's official. from JSF release
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/all/headlines/20121218-00000021-kyodo_sp-spo.html

Quick translation of the article:

On the 18th, the Japanese Skating Federation announced the dissolution of the partnership between Takahashi Narumi and Mervin Tran, who won the Pairs' bronze medal at the world championships

Both skaters intend to continue skating in competition and are said to be looking for new partners

Narumi Takahashi said "Recently, as we've differed in the way we think about competing, we've come to disagree with each other. We actively feel like continuing with the skating that we love, so we've decided to end our partnership

Narumi Takahashi, from Chiba prefecture, formed a partnership with Mervin Tran in 2007. At this year's World Championships, they won the first medal of a pair for Japan in any major championship

Looking towards the Sochi Olympics which will take place in 2014, the aim was that Mervin Tran would obtain the Japanese citizenship, but the fact that he hadn't had a track record of living in Japan made it very difficult


PS: I am at work and did this really fast so it's not the most accurate thing ever :p

Jeschke
12-18-2012, 08:43 AM
thanks for the infos and translation.

wow, didnīt see that coming (even if he couldnīt gain japanese citizenship before sochi).

i really liked their programs and am sad to hear this. now japan really has a problem for the team competition.
maybe they sould take the 4th guy, didnīt qualify for olympics and turn him into a pair skater in few weeks ;)

l'etoile
12-18-2012, 09:54 AM
:eek::( Olympic is important and it is a very valuable experience for any athletes, but I hoped they figured it in a different way and continued their work. So shame:(

paskatefan
12-18-2012, 10:05 AM
^ This news is a real shame! :( :eek:

maureenfarone
12-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Sad news, indeed! Thank you Rayhaneh for the translation :respec:

ChelleC
12-18-2012, 12:15 PM
:( :( Did not see that coming at all.

casken
12-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Ugh. Unbelievable.

I wonder if Tran will come back to Canada?

Lara
12-18-2012, 01:24 PM
It's possible there were real disagreements, but the skeptic in me has to wonder if it was really Narumi's decision or the JSF. If the latter, good luck finding a Japanese guy that will place her anywhere near so high in Sochi (especially given her jump inconsistency). Gutted. :(

What are the current rules regarding Tran representing Canada? Can he be eligible for Sochi if he sits this season out?

Iceman
12-18-2012, 02:13 PM
I guess it's good he didn't change citizenship.

babayaga
12-18-2012, 02:55 PM
It's possible there were real disagreements, but the skeptic in me has to wonder if it was really Narumi's decision or the JSF. If the latter, good luck finding a Japanese guy that will place her anywhere near so high in Sochi (especially given her jump inconsistency). Gutted. :(

What are the current rules regarding Tran representing Canada? Can he be eligible for Sochi if he sits this season out?
That is my first thought too. After realizing it would be impossible for Mervin to obtain a Japanese citizenship, JSF wants Narumi to find a Japanese partner. At least this way they will a have a pair at the Olympics, even if not a very good one. I am very sad, it was a beautiful team with some of my favorite programs.

skatesindreams
12-18-2012, 06:37 PM
I hope that they both find the partner best for them.

Sylvia
12-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Maybe it's official. from JSF release
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/all/headlines/20121218-00000021-kyodo_sp-spo.html
Thanks for the heads up. Since this is major news, a separate news/discussion thread has been started in GSD: Takahashi & Tran split (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?86195-Takahashi-amp-Tran-split)

This news was posted in the Japan Nationals entries thread in Kiss and Cry (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?86087-Entries-amp-Info-Japan-Nationals-2012-13) yesterday:

The Japanese Skating Federation as announced today that Daisuke Murakami will not take part to the Japanese Nationals due to the shoulder injury sustained at NHK

http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/headlines/20121217-00000176-jij-spo.html

Iceman
12-21-2012, 08:32 PM
Hanyu has won the short program at Nationals by a whopping 9+ points


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJw2kqoaw_Q

skatinginbc
12-21-2012, 09:36 PM
Hanyu has won the short program at Nationals by a whopping 9+ points


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJw2kqoaw_Q
Thank you Iceman. That performance was superb.

rayhaneh
12-23-2012, 11:42 AM
The 4CC and World Teams have been announced and the JSF has decided to send exactly the same team of athletes to both events, namely:

Men: Yuzuru Hanyu, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahito Mura

Ladies: Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami, Akiko Suzuki

Dance: Reed/ Reed