PDA

View Full Version : 2012-13 ISU Grand Prix Assignments



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 [63] 64 65 66 67

attyfan
10-12-2012, 10:39 PM
http://www.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,4844-136494-137802-nav-list,00.html

It looks like a Ms. Zhang from China has withdrawn from TEB. There seems to be an inordinate number of withdrawals from that particular event ... is there some kind of jinx or something?

Erin
10-12-2012, 10:53 PM
I am not quite sure if Osmond can be considered now. Winning in Oberstdorf gave her the opportunity to be included in the list of alternates, but not at the top. They will still continue to select from the top 5 of the SB.

You are right that they will continue to select from the top 5 of the SB, but Osmond is in that top 5 now. Therefore, she can be considered.

smarts1
10-13-2012, 12:34 AM
^ If Kexin Zhang is out, will Mirai frickin finally get her 2nd GP? The way of picking skaters for GPs out of the alternates list is messed up. Has it always been like this?

DimaToe
10-13-2012, 12:41 AM
^ If Kexin Zhang is out, will Mirai frickin finally get her 2nd GP? The way of picking skaters for GPs out of the alternates list is messed up. Has it always been like this?

I actually wouldn't be surprised if Nagasu is passed over for Osmond this time.

Proustable
10-13-2012, 01:34 AM
I'm rooting for Osmond, if only for sheer hilarity.

Coco
10-13-2012, 02:03 AM
If Mirai goes without a 2nd GP, she will have time to focus on training, and maybe it will stoke the fires to produce good results. That will be a good thing.

Hedwig
10-13-2012, 07:57 AM
That's what I'm referring to.

Then read the whole quote and don't take it out of context. :confused:

I am still furious about the Mirai situation. Grrrr.

stjeaskategym
10-13-2012, 10:14 AM
This is just so irritating. The ISU should be assigning skaters to GPs. You can't claim your GP series to be for top ranked skaters when you allow the hosts to have a say in the picks. It's just killing some of the prestige of the whole thing. If a host can't afford the travel costs of the assigned skaters, then don't host. I tend to doubt that a country would refuse to host just because they have to invite Mirai to their competition instead of Gao or Glebova. UGH. Why must the ISU be so inept.

SUN
10-13-2012, 11:06 AM
You are right that they will continue to select from the top 5 of the SB, but Osmond is in that top 5 now. Therefore, she can be considered.


Which result puts her in the top 5?
For the GP selections only the ISU Championships and Junior and Senior GP SB count. International competitions count for the World Standings only.

haribobo
10-13-2012, 01:10 PM
SUN- Kaetlyn's score from Junior Worlds puts her in the top 5 SB score of those on the alternate list yet to be assigned to 2 GP events, which is what they are choosing from.

Sylvia
10-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Which result puts her [Osmond] in the top 5?
For the GP selections only the ISU Championships and Junior and Senior GP SB count. International competitions count for the World Standings only.

SUN- Kaetlyn's score from Junior Worlds puts her in the top 5 SB score of those on the alternate list yet to be assigned to 2 GP events, which is what they are choosing from.
Ladies on last season's ISU Season Best scores list with 1 or 0 GP assignments as of right now: http://www.isuresults.com/isujsstat/sb2011-12/sbtslto.htm
[8 Czisny USA (NHK) - requested only 1 due to her injury/surgery]
11 Nagasu USA (China)
38 Flatt USA (Skate America)
41 Osmond CAN (Skate Canada)
44 Glebova EST (TEB, selected as alternate)
46 McCorkell GBR (none)

Have received a 1st or 2nd GP assignment as an alternate (not host pick):
14 Korpi FIN (China)
15 Biryukova RUS (China)
19 Shelepen RUS (Canada)
30 Gao USA (TEB)
35 Lacoste CAN (China)
37 J. Helgesson SWE (TEB)
44 Glebova EST (TEB)

Kexin Zhang's China and TEB spots opened up yesterday.

Jammers
10-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Please anyone but Flatt. She does not deserve a second GP event. I was really looking forward to this season with the mix of older veterans and new girls competing but with all these injuries and pullouts its not looking as exciting as i thought it was going to be. Injuries i can understand but someone like Kotsner not competing is rather strange since you would think she would want to show that last season was not a fluke and keep her momentum going. As for Ando who knows what's going on with her because i can't see someone like her not being able to get a coach.

demetriosj
10-13-2012, 03:12 PM
. I was really looking forward to this season with the mix of older veterans and new girls competing but with all these injuries and pullouts its not looking as exciting as i thought it was going to be..

Agree with this, this season's GP is beginning to look pretty boring. The number of injuries and pullouts is ridiculous.

smarts1
10-13-2012, 03:19 PM
Please anyone but Flatt. She does not deserve a second GP event. I was really looking forward to this season with the mix of older veterans and new girls competing but with all these injuries and pullouts its not looking as exciting as i thought it was going to be. Injuries i can understand but someone like Kotsner not competing is rather strange since you would think she would want to show that last season was not a fluke and keep her momentum going. As for Ando who knows what's going on with her because i can't see someone like her not being able to get a coach.

Honestly the only one who deserves it at this point is Nagasu. As much as everyone love Osmond at the moment, Mirai is the only skater in the top 20 SB list that doesn't have 2 GPs. It's a joke that there is such a huge gap between Mirai and the next available alternate on the GP list (which is Flatt at 38, who had an below mediocre 2011-2012 season). How many times has she been passed over now for an alternate spot? 3 times?

I can't believe the French want to play such a stupid game with GP alternates when their skaters don't have a chance in hell of medalling at TEB.

hanca
10-13-2012, 04:10 PM
Please anyone but Flatt. She does not deserve a second GP event. I was really looking forward to this season with the mix of older veterans and new girls competing but with all these injuries and pullouts its not looking as exciting as i thought it was going to be. Injuries i can understand but someone like Kotsner not competing is rather strange since you would think she would want to show that last season was not a fluke and keep her momentum going. As for Ando who knows what's going on with her because i can't see someone like her not being able to get a coach.

Do you know Kostner personally? How can you judge someone if you don't really know her? I hate when people are criticising skaters for their decisions even without knowing what was the reason behind that decision. (E.g. people here were criticising Asada for staying in Japan and not being willing to train abroad and only later we learned that her mother was seriously ill!)

My guess would be that Kostner had a really hard time with her boyfriend's doping problems this summer, so she may have spent a lot of time supporting him in his hard time and maybe she did not fully concentrate on training, which is quite understandable in that situation. Skaters use the summer for getting new programs; if she couldn't give skating her full attention, maybe it is better if she takes her time and comes to Europeans and Worlds, rather than competing at GP events with only half ready programs.