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tplaxl
09-07-2012, 04:30 PM
We need to start a campaign to get these two to team up. If anyone can bounce back after having a baby it's Rena! I see Olympic bronze potential in that pairing!

JAF
09-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Do these two people have a last name? :rolleyes:

Moka-Ananas
09-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Leftheris and Inoue? Ahem... (http://files-cdn.formspring.me/photos/20120611/n4fd63adf7c78a.png)

tplaxl
09-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Leftheris and Inoue? Ahem... (http://files-cdn.formspring.me/photos/20120611/n4fd63adf7c78a.png)

Yes! Themi Leftheris and Rena Inoue! Both coached by Peter Oppegard at one point.

DarrellH
09-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Rena Inoue-Baldwin? (RIB)

arakwafan2006
09-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Do these two people have a last name? :rolleyes:

At least the poster bothered to use names at all. Initials seem to be the status quo around here...

julieann
09-07-2012, 07:50 PM
The best Rena did the Worlds and the Olympics with a good partner was 4th and 7th respectively. Do you really think she can get an Olympic bronze with a sub-par partner? I second what Moka-Ananas said.

peibeck
09-07-2012, 07:53 PM
The best Themi did was third in the US (five years ago!) The idea of Olympic bronze for a new pair (that is not even in existence at this time) who would not even be able to compete until the Olympic season?

Sorry, but that's ludicrous.

beepbeep
09-07-2012, 08:10 PM
I don't get all the :drama:

I think this is a joke thread...

Vash01
09-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Isn't Rena too old to compete in 2014 at the eligible level?

tplaxl
09-07-2012, 09:06 PM
The best Themi did was third in the US (five years ago!) The idea of Olympic bronze for a new pair (that is not even in existence at this time) who would not even be able to compete until the Olympic season?

Sorry, but that's ludicrous.

Say whatever you want about it being ludicrous, but both are strong jumpers. Who cares about age anymore? There are plently of skaters that are still competing who are considered "up there" in age. Go back and check tapes, Leftheris had strong jumps. I think only missing one at the National Championships? Most of his placements were due to his partners mistakes. My opinion is that they could be strong contenders. There haven't been that many consistent teams in the last couple of years. Pang and Tong for example used to have great placements, but are dropping off. Remember Rena and Themi both have a triple lutz and I believe flips. That hasn't been competed. On paper with SBS and tplaxl throw that's a lot of points.

Sylvia
09-07-2012, 09:10 PM
Since you've posted previously that you're "a good friend of Themi" have you floated this idea by him?

tplaxl
09-07-2012, 09:12 PM
The best Rena did the Worlds and the Olympics with a good partner was 4th and 7th respectively. Do you really think she can get an Olympic bronze with a sub-par partner? I second what Moka-Ananas said.

sub par? Are we watching the same skater? He has been one of the most consistent athletes the US has had and National finishes weren't much to do with his errors. If you'd like to suggest that Rockne, or Ladwig are stronger and better jumpers I'd like to hear it. They have however had the good fortune to have decent partners who could stand up most of the time. Even though one skated with barely a teenager, and the other who always had jumps downgraded.

tplaxl
09-07-2012, 09:14 PM
Since you've posted previously that you're "a good friend of Themi" have you floated this idea by him?

No, I wish we were still in touch though.

Jayar
09-07-2012, 09:15 PM
I don't think that he is eligible. Doesn't a cruise ship gig preclude one from the eligible ranks?