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babayaga
06-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Top two skaters from the replacement list will.

That is Nagasu and Korpi and they should be replacing Lipnitskaya.

Biryukova, Korobeynikova and Shelepen (in that order) are further down the list and I think that theoretically they could be picked as well but I imagine that the organisers will want Mirai and Kiira given they are "big names" (to skating fans anyway).



I thought the organizers are allowed to choose any of the top 5 on the substitution list to replace a withdrawal not necessarily the top skater, no? Pity about Lipnitskaya.

Sylvia
06-15-2012, 04:00 PM
I thought the organizers are allowed to choose any of the top 5 on the substitution list to replace a withdrawal not necessarily the top skater, no?
That's what SUN posted in the GP Assignments thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3587569#post3587569

Sylvia
06-15-2012, 05:38 PM
OK, now it seems Julia Lipnitskaia CAN compete in the Senior Grand Prix this fall after all - reposting from the ISU Congress thread:

http://www.rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120615/601164864.html

Alexander Gorshkov says they are:
"Initially, minimum age limitations [for Senior Grand Prix] were to come into force immediately. But we made an amendment that it starts in 2014 as well."
Lipnitskaia's photo caption in the article seems to confirm this.

Ziggy
06-15-2012, 05:40 PM
I thought the organizers are allowed to choose any of the top 5 on the substitution list to replace a withdrawal not necessarily the top skater, no? Pity about Lipnitskaya.

Yes but I assume they would want Nagasu and Korpi since they are much bigger names than any of the 3 Russian girls.

Anyhow the point is moot now as the age change won't be effective until 2014.

Jammers
06-15-2012, 06:02 PM
I think it's ridiculous that there are different age limits for the Senior GP and Worlds and the Olympics. For instance it was idiotic that Mao could skate against the top Seniors in the 2005-2006 GP season yet wasn't eligible for the Olympics or Worlds a couple months later. This nonsense by the ISU about protecting the younger skaters is BS. How was it protecting Caroline Zhang back in 2007 when as a 14 year old she was skating against the Senior Ladies and doing Senior programs? She was doing longer programs and more triples which a skater has to do when doing a Senior event. I say make it 15 for everything like they were talking about and do it now.

Cherub721
06-15-2012, 06:09 PM
OK, now it seems Julia Lipnitskaia CAN compete in the Senior Grand Prix this fall after all - reposting from the ISU Congress thread:

Lipnitskaia's photo caption in the article seems to confirm this.

Great! That's only fair since she is already on the roster for the events. I do agree that the age limits need to be uniform, but don't think it's right to change this one year before the Olympics.

love_skate2011
06-15-2012, 08:36 PM
OK, now it seems Julia Lipnitskaia CAN compete in the Senior Grand Prix this fall after all - reposting from the ISU Congress thread:

Lipnitskaia's photo caption in the article seems to confirm this.

Yay. Congrats to Julia :saint:

this would not cause so much issue in the future
if they just apply a rule that the winners in Junior Grand Prix and Junior Worlds
have the option to choose to go to senior or not

Macassar88
06-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Here are some pictures to give you all an idea of what Bobrova's new look will be like. I based them off of her Kustarova costumes, so there will be other improvements as well. :lol:

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt296/Adesio_Sindarin/ZewzPuDO.jpg

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt296/Adesio_Sindarin/EkaterinaBobrovaDmitriSoloviev2011WorldJLZXzNvqjev l.jpg

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt296/Adesio_Sindarin/11RusNats-DancePodium_4762_450.jpg

Enjoy

Cherub721
06-17-2012, 04:37 PM
:rofl:

Ziggy
06-17-2012, 09:32 PM
:D

nuge
06-17-2012, 09:49 PM
[QUOTE=Macassar88;3596956]Here are some pictures to give you all an idea of what Bobrova's new look will be like. I based them off of her Kustarova costumes, so there will be other improvements as well. :lol:

There will be other improvements like skating with a ruler behind her back while balancing books on her head :lol::rofl:

Macassar88
06-17-2012, 10:18 PM
There will be other improvements like skating with a ruler behind her back while balancing books on her head :lol::rofl:
If it leads to a medal in Sochi (Olympics not GPF lol) I would be okay with him wearing a Navka headband as well.

Eislauffan
06-19-2012, 10:41 PM
Here's the list of Morozov's students. Takahashi, P|G are among them.
http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/1515.html

Johnathan Guerreiro confirmed to me and other journalists that they are with Morozov now.

Also, I saw Anna Ovcharova today as she is taking part in the summer training camp IceDome in Oberstdorf, Germany. Anna has been training full-time with Peter Grütter in Geneva since the end of December. She is very happy there. When I asked her about representing Switzerland she answered "maybe".

Hedwig
06-20-2012, 12:18 PM
Also, I saw Anna Ovcharova today as she is taking part in the summer training camp IceDome in Oberstdorf, Germany. Anna has been training full-time with Peter Grütter in Geneva since the end of December. She is very happy there. When I asked her about representing Switzerland she answered "maybe".

Oh, please, dear God, do it - I would consider not being an atheist for a while if that happens. ;)

Andrey aka Pushkin
06-21-2012, 09:35 AM
Oh, please, dear God, do it - I would consider not being an atheist for a while if that happens. ;)
Same here :swoon:

But of course we'd have to pray the Mayan gods, judging by her last season's SP.

Happy to hear that Pushkash/Gurriero are off to Morozov. Now they have really completed the task of becoming all around unbearable.