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kwanatic
09-25-2012, 10:03 PM
^^ I don't doubt that.

peibeck
09-25-2012, 10:21 PM
Maybe I am reading too much into the politics, but I don't think if I were a fed like France I'd be dying to invite some skater who would only make my home skaters look and place worse. I'd have chosen Gao over Nagasu too. :shuffle:

RD
09-25-2012, 10:45 PM
On an unrelated note - the selection of Gao over Nagasu at TEB did make Wagner's road to the GPF a little bit easier... :shuffle:

pinky166
09-26-2012, 12:14 AM
Maybe I am reading too much into the politics, but I don't think if I were a fed like France I'd be dying to invite some skater who would only make my home skaters look and place worse. I'd have chosen Gao over Nagasu too. :shuffle:

Gao's SB was not in the top 24 though and neither was her WS. Her best score from last season was around 152 while Mirai's was like 173 (on the top 24) and her WS was also higher. I know Christina's first assignment to SA was a host spot, but that still counts as a first event and in terms of getting a second, you would think Mirai would get assigned before Christina no matter what the French Fed's desires are just based on protocol.

Polymer Bob
09-26-2012, 03:55 AM
Maybe I am reading too much into the politics, but I don't think if I were a fed like France I'd be dying to invite some skater who would only make my home skaters look and place worse. I'd have chosen Gao over Nagasu too. :shuffle:

I believe it's the opposite. The French don't have a powerful ladies' team right now. So they don't lose much by inviting high level skaters and making it a world class competition.

Sylvia
09-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Re-posting from the Nebelhorn Trophy thread in Kiss and Cry... Caroline Zhang had her skates for the first official practice earlier today but was missing a suitcase which has since been located and brought to her, I heard.

change of edge
09-28-2012, 02:57 PM
looks like Caroline had some struggles with her SP at Nebelhorn...10th place with a 45.43. Hopefully she finds inspiration for the free..

kwanatic
09-28-2012, 02:59 PM
^^Oh boy, that's not good. Any idea what happened?

olympic
09-28-2012, 03:07 PM
^ I was just about to ask what's up with her? The protocols show she missed the 3loop combo and had problems with the 3F, but no deductions (no falls). :confused:

Taken into context with her performances @ the Hidden Valley Open in July, I hope for her sake there's not an underlying problem ... She's come too far :(

RD
09-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Still early! I would not worry about any skater right now...

kwanatic
09-28-2012, 03:34 PM
^^Very true. Still, it builds more confidence when you do well at an event. Let's hope she comes back strong in the LP. I wonder if any videos are out yet?

Hedwig
09-28-2012, 03:51 PM
^^Very true. Still, it builds more confidence when you do well at an event. Let's hope she comes back strong in the LP. I wonder if any videos are out yet?

Just go in the KnC Nebelhorn thread. :confused: Everything is linked there.

kwanatic
09-28-2012, 03:53 PM
^^I can't access K&C...I think that's a subscription only thing...:(

Hedwig
09-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Ah, okay - then I can only recommend to buy a seaon pass. It does not cost a lot and the most interesting info is in there! :)

kwanatic
09-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Are there links youtube links? Or are they only for subscribers?