2012-13 ISU Grand Prix Assignments

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 21, 2012.

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  1. toddlj

    toddlj Livestreams at 1am on Thanksgiving weekend? OK!

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    As expected, Silete has now been crossed off on the ISU list of entries for COC and TEB. No replacements listed yet.
     
  2. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Is it in any way possible that Mirai will get TEB? Or is another French skater probably going to get it?
     
  3. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    Is Jeremy Ten still listed for the GP events?
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    He never was. Ten's total score at 2012 Four Continents was 159.22 (#78 on the ISU's 2011-12 SB scores list) and Skate Canada did not make him one of their host picks for Skate Canada this year. Link to a recent discussion on this topic: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3688203#post3688203
     
  5. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Ten spoke about still being in pain in the Tweet thing they did at the US International, but yesterday, he tweeted raves about his new boots, so maybe this will bode well for the rest of this season and next.
     
  6. Dramahkween

    Dramahkween Active Member

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    So excited for M/K! Congrats to both The Israeli and Italian teams!
     
  7. Marshan

    Marshan New Member

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    Personally, I don't think that's gonna be fair if she does. . .
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    The French Fed might enter Lena Marocco as a replacement.

    Although given how strict they are about their skaters being "good enough", who knows.
     
  9. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Marrocco is already on the entry list for TEB. But French Masters is in a couple of weeks, and my guess is that if either of the ladies not assigned to TEB (Candice Didier or Lenaƫlle Gilleron-Gory) does well there, she'll get the third spot for France. Otherwise, who knows.
     
  10. tkaug

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    Is Candice Didier still competing? I hope she is.
    After winning Winter Universiade in 2011,
    we haven't seen her compete in any games.
     
  11. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    She didn't compete last year, I'm not sure why - injuries again? But she's on the most recent entry list for the Masters.
     
  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Doh! You can tell I need sleep. :duh:

    Knowing French fed, they won't enter Didier or Gilleron-Gory unless they skate amazingly well at Masters. And that isn't very likely to happen. :p
     
  13. Jenifer

    Jenifer Active Member

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    Gilleron-Gory competed this weekend on the jgp, so that would make her ineligible for the GP, no?
     
  14. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit I don't really follow the JGP so I hadn't realized she was competing there. In that case I guess it's either Didier or the spot goes to a non-French lady. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be Nagasu, of course.
     
  15. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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  16. Jarrett

    Jarrett Well-Known Member

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    Based on what exactly? Mirai has been passed over for a least 2 substitution spots, which were already questionable selections. Skate Canada didn't place 3 ladies at their own event due to lack of skaters, the French Federation could easily do the same.
     
  17. pinky166

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    I doubt USFS is going to assign someone else to SA. They gave it to Alexe Gilles twice when she wasn't skating well either. Rachael is well known, an Olympian, former US champion, and is a full-time student at Stanford, she'll help attract publicity and audience members. That's probably why she was assigned in the first place, not because they expect her to place well there.
     
  18. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

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    There is something very odd about the non-selection of Nagasu. Has she requested to only have 1 GP? Any recent interviews?
     
  19. Autumn_girl

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    There were rumors after GP selection that USFSF somehow arranged 2 GPs for Zawadzki by giving her Nagasu's second GP. I don't know if it's actually true, but I guess it makes sense, Nagasu still didn't get second GP when skaters like Gao did
     
  20. DimaToe

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    I wouldn't be surprised by this, after the amount of replacements there have been on the GP so far, Mirai should've had a second GP a while ago. I hope that it has been her choice to only to one GP, if not it's pretty screwed up that she is basically being robbed of a second spot.
     
  21. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Yes. skaters have to be submitted to the ISU by the Federations for either junior or senior consideration.

    Re:Nagasu, she's the only senior woman in the Top 24 Season's Best except for Czisny (by request) who hasnt't received a second.
     
  22. Marshan

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    Based on Zawadski is already assigned to Mirai's second GP event ( don't know how USFSA did this. . .).
    Canada opted to promote promising junior ice dance team rather than another mediocre lady. Not sure French Fed will do the same (there's not much USFSA can offer to help Mirai. And...Will they? Really doubtful).
     
  23. Ziggy

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    There are already 3 US skaters entered to SA.
     
  24. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    it seems they are heavily pusging on Zawadzki and shoving off Mirai
    which doesn't make sense because Zawadzki is equally a headcase
     
  25. Coco

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    But I thought the logic was that Nagasu was the American most likely to be plucked off the substitution list, so she would get a 2nd GP that way. Agnes was unlikely to get a 2nd GP as a sub, so they had to get her one in the initial round of assignments.
     
  26. hanca

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    I think you are right, it was probably this strategy. However, if no one needs substitute, the strategy may backfire and Mirai will end up with only one GP event.
     
  27. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    This is so silly. Hopefully she simply turned it down, because she should have been given a second one a while ago. I'm tired of the hosts of the GPs being given the option to fill out their rosters with weaker skaters rather than those who belong there based on ability/score. GPs aren't supposed to be events to showcase the home skaters and make sure they have their best medal chances... GPs are supposed to showcase a top international field of skaters, period.
     
  28. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    If Nagasu didn't turn down a second, then the issue is the ambiguous wording in the announcement that on the one hand seems to say that everyone in the Top 24 should get a second before anyone else is assigned, plus other wording that suggests that the groups of five are set up front and implies that everyone in the first group gets assigned (if possible) before anyone in the second five gets assigned, and the practice which seems to be that after the first is assigned, someone from the second group moves into the selection group of five.
     
  29. toddlj

    toddlj Livestreams at 1am on Thanksgiving weekend? OK!

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    I'm surprised with all of the inside :sekret: we have on this board, no one knows whether Nagasu was offered and turned down a second assignment.
     
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  30. pinky166

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    I meant instead of Rachael.
     
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