2011 Japan Open

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  1. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Gachinski AND Plushenko! Great combination!

    Plushenko vs Chan vs Gachinski vs Takahashi.

    Wow. That's a strong battle right there.

    Japan Open should be a great opportunity for Plushenko to stretch his legs again. I wouldn't be suprised to see him roll out some good artillery for that.



    Can Japan Open be used towards a season's best, since it's ISU sanctioned?
  2. galaxy

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    Carnival on Ice


    Ando
    Suzuki
    Kozuka
    Takahashi
    Chan
    Rochette
    Czisny
    Buttle
    Plushenko
    Gachinski
    Korpi
    Meier
    Arakawa
    Hanyu
    Honda
    Takahashi/Tran
    Reed/Reed
    Tuktamisheva

    And more....


    :swoon:
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Probably not because the skaters only perform a free skate.
  4. sarah009

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  5. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    I would rather oppose Chan and Takahashi
    and Artur and Evgeni
    not all of them opposed to each other
    as for now I, personally, don't see reasons to compare Artur and Patrik, for example.

    Hmm, it would be interesting to see
  6. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko as well as Takahashi had less than stellar performances last year at The Japan Open and both were trounced by Adam Rippon who pulled off a 166+ score

    I only wish that it could have been used towards a season's best for him. But it's more akin to a cheezefest.
  7. query5

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    decent cast. good luck to all.
    nice to see elizaveta get exposure.
  8. midori

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    I have also heard a rumor about the rule, but since the first year there was no such a year in which the "rule" was really implemented. There was always a team which is consisted only of eligible skaters.

    Besides, it is not like they always beat teams with a pro.
  9. galaxy

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    Yes. There are a lot of fs fans interested in her and I'm sure the audience will be thrilled to get to see her live and the Mishin camp : she, Zhenya, Artur and probably Mr. (and Mrs?) Mishin.
  10. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the source of the following post is reliable?

    Kiira will skip Japan Open 2011
    http://www.kiira-korpi.net/2011/09/14/kiira-will-skip-japan-open-2011/
    Wonder who's going to fill the spot.
  11. ciocio

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  12. midori

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  13. Vash01

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    I am not surprised about Plushenko. Didn't he recently have surgery? I can't imagine him skating at a high level this early.
  14. skatingfan26

    skatingfan26 New Member

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  15. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed
  16. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Last year it was Brezina. Too bad about Plushenko but he did have to take 10 days off of training anything I believe.
  17. jatale

    jatale New Member

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    What is the Japan Open? Is is a competition or exhibition? Who can skate in it? Thanks.
  18. Okami

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    It's a pro-am, both eligible and pro skaters can participate. It's a team competition. Each of the single skaters skates his/her LP, and then the scores are added. There are 3 teams: Japan, North America and Europe.

    Japan Open usually ends with Carnival on Ice, a show starring all of the competitiors and some guest skaters. :)
  19. museksk8r

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    And yet, I would rather watch Buttle and Kozuka than any of them. :swoon:
    Kasey and (deleted member) like this.
  20. lauravvv

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    Kozuka over Takahashi :eek:? No, no, no. Not for me :lol:. Buttle is very close, though :).

    Great cast. Even without Plushenko and Korpi.
  21. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Come on Japan! Do the right thing!!!
    Lambiel and Kostner!!! Lambiel and Kostner!!!!!
  22. luCN

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    They will perform on Opera on Ice in Italy on the same day :p
  23. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Come on Lambiel and Kostner! Do the right thing!!
    Japan Open!!! Japan Open!!!
  24. midori

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    You are asking Japan to invent a time machine? :D
  25. IceIceBaby

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    Could Tuktamisheva replace Korpi?
  26. pingu

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    When there's a gala in Italy usually St├ęphane and Carolina are always there, sorry guys :D
  27. galaxy

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    Florent lists "Japan Open : 1 octobe"
    for Competitions 2011 / 2012 on his Facebook.

    Can anybody confirm this?
  29. Vash01

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    Are they still an item?
  30. lauravvv

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    I really doubt that it would be the right thing, when they have a chance to perform in the first event of the kind ever - figure skating combined with LIVE opera music (performed by famous opera singers) in the grand arena of Verona (it's not some ice rink, but an ancient amphitheatre almost as big as Colliseum in Rome - the ice will be made especially for the show there). And Carolina Kostner is the "face" of this event, but Lambiel will not only skate there, but also choreograph two programs for Carolina to arias from 'Carmen' and 'Tosca'. Not to mention that it will be broadcast on the big screen in 600 cinemas around the world. I don't think even 'Japan Open' and 'Carnival on Ice' can beat that. Sorry, MR-FAN.
  31. lauravvv

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    No, that was over several years ago, although they are still friends. Simply, Kostner is Italian, but Lambiel obviously just loves Italy and is loved back by the Italian public.
  32. Sparks

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    Ummm, I imagine they are just friends.
  33. robinhood

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    Carolina has (had?) a marathon runner boyfriend, I think. He's very successful (olympic champion?)
    Stephane....well:lol:...I don't want to comment:2faced: he's mine;)
  34. screech

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    A :sekret: (an ISU judge that I know) has mentioned that it is apparently a known fact that within the FS community that Carolina isn't exactly to Stephane's tastes...
  35. lauravvv

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    screech, I am not so sure that even they know more than figure skating fans do, because Lambiel, while being a generally open person, is indeed very private about his private life, but his fans follow him quite closely (I don't quite mean stalking, although sometimes it reminds just that :lol:).
  36. IceIceBaby

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    Why do the judges talk about skaters sexuality behind their back?
  37. Iceman

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    Where can this event be watched live?
  38. shine

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    That sounds so grand :swoon: How I wish I could I attend!
  39. misskarne

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  40. midori

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