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blue_idealist
04-08-2012, 11:31 PM
I had no idea Iliuschechkina and Maisuradze had even broken up! A few weeks ago I was thinking about how it would be almost impossible for them to make the Sochi team for Russia, what with V/T, K/S, and B/L, not to mention Stolbova/Klimov, Gerboldt/Enbert, and that other good pair.. I forget their name lol.. who could potentially be ahead of them at Russian Nats in the coming years.

aka_gerbil
04-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Agreed, it makes me weep just to think about it. I think it's gonna be a long list and a big blow. We got off easy after Vancouver, not so much after Sochi I'm afraid.

Of my personal favs, I only lost Belbin/Agosto and Castile/Okolski after Vancouver. 2014 is going to kill me though--V/M, P/B, S/S, Joubert, Kostner... *weeps*

Fashionista
04-09-2012, 01:23 AM
Yannick Kocon (who used to skate with Nicole Della Monica for Italy)? Do you know if they are hoping to compete or perform in shows?

Yes, that Kocon.
I guess to compete. For shows she could easily find a partner in Russia.

snoopysnake
04-09-2012, 04:14 AM
Has Patrick Chan suggested that he might retire after Sochi? It would seem that he could have a good chance of getting 2 OGs if he wins Sochi, and if he doesn't win, the goal of an OG would still exist anyway.

judgejudy27
04-09-2012, 04:20 AM
Chan had said he even thought of quitting after the 2010 season until he didnt do well at the Vancouver Olympics and saw how much he enjoyed the Olympic experience and then decided to continue. If he had won the 2009 Worlds and 2010 Olympics he probably would have stopped right then. He has also complained about having a hard time making enough money in the sport as an amateur. He has also talked about wanting to continue his education, not even neccessarily having a long career as a show skater. It would be shocking if he continued in eligible competition past 2014, especialy if he wins in Sochi as expected.

mia joy
04-09-2012, 03:22 PM
re: Joubert. Pretty much (http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/04/brian-joubert-reloaded/)

Seriously, if I could choose one skater or team to secure with great performances in Sochi, it would be Brian. The guy needs one good Olympics before he retires. He deserves one good Olympics.

Also, I have to say I admire his will and perseverance. The Games might have beaten him, but they certainly haven't broken him. I sincerely wish him some more medals before he retires so he can leave with a good feeling about his career.

The post-Sochi retirements will kill me too. Dance without V/M and D/W, pairs without S/S will not be the same anymore. I got used to having these guys around to ensure us with great competitions. Also, the V/T possible retirement. We have had them for such a short period that it will be painful to see them go. Saying goodbye to Takahashi, Joubert, even Verner, to Mao and even Carolina will end a certain period, a skating era. I'm seriously not looking forward to spring 2014.

nuge
04-09-2012, 04:14 PM
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Dance- Capellini & Lanotte.

I can't see C/L retiring they are still babies .They still need to mature on the ice .They definately haven't peaked and are improving .

miffy
04-09-2012, 05:32 PM
I don't think V/T will retire unless they at least win Worlds. If S/S win Worlds next year I think V/T will stay in after the Olympics either way - I have a feeling 1 world title won't be enough for them. But that is just a guess :)

Is Miki Ando coming back? I miss her.

julieann
04-09-2012, 06:07 PM
I can't see C/L retiring they are still babies

:lol: aren't they in their mid-twenties?

Frau Muller
04-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Maybe Michelle Kwan will finally officially retire, now that she is Mrs. Obama's 'Let's Move' ambassador. She's at the Easter Egg Roll at the While House right NOW!

Jemestone
04-09-2012, 06:43 PM
>Ksenia Makarova ??? :confused:

Nah, I don't think she will retire. But now that Adelina and Liza are age eligible for Euros and Worlds next season and Julia the season after, I don't think Russia will be holding her up anymore. She has 2 grand prix assignments next season and I'm sure Russia will throw a couple of Senior B's her way........starting in a couple of days actually :lol:

love_skate2011
04-09-2012, 06:52 PM
Nah, I don't think she will retire. But now that Adelina and Liza are age eligible for Euros and Worlds next season and Julia the season after, I don't think Russia will be holding her up anymore. She has 2 grand prix assignments next season and I'm sure Russia will throw a couple of Senior B's her way........starting in a couple of days actually :lol:

thats what Im saying, she's done !
she's been passed over for B Competitions, If she doesn't want to
take the B Competitions give it to Biryukova or Polina K. and
then she can retire
:rofl:

Jemestone
04-09-2012, 06:58 PM
thats what Im saying, she's done !
she's been passed over for B Competitions, If she doesn't want to
take the B Competitions give it to Biryukova or Polina K. and
then she can retire
:rofl:

Some suggested sending her to Morozov because then he can work his magic and make her a World medalist like Leonova and Miki.....or at least competitive. I guess people :lol:

Stick a fork in her, she's way overdone :rofl:

Sylvia
04-09-2012, 06:58 PM
:rolleyes:

Ksenia Makarova's not "done" competing internationally next season unless Russia prevents her from being invited to the 2 Senior Grand Prix competitions she's earned (under the current GP rules) for placing in the top 12 at Worlds.

Jemestone
04-09-2012, 07:02 PM
:rolleyes:

Ksenia Makarova's not "done" competing internationally next season unless Russia prevents her from being invited to the 2 Senior Grand Prix competitions she's earned (under the current GP rules) for placing in the top 12 at Worlds.

We know that :lol: We're talking Euros and Worlds. She has to find a way to become competitive with the incoming babies and she definitely needs a lutz and a flip to get out of Russia starting next season for Euros and Worlds. Otherwise yes, it's Senior B's for her plus her two grand prix assignment.