Bulgarian Skating news

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Libertango, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

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    What's up in Bulgaria?

    I was looking for news of Densta's baby when I came across a couple of articles in bulgarian and saw (with google translation) that there were problems with the Federation :confused: They won't send anyone to Euros or something? I am a bit confused!

    Does anyone knows exacly what's happening with the Bulgarian skating federation and maybe translate some articles?

    http://www.sportni.bg/index.phtml?tid=40&oid=2703096
    http://www.sportal.bg/news.php?news=276279
    http://www.gong.bg/view_article.php?article_id=177051
    http://lifestyle.ibox.bg/news/id_705822961
     
  2. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    My Bulgarian is a little rusty, but I didn't find anything about Bulgaria not sending any competitors to Euros. Albena was even quoted saying that they have secured spot for a man, a lady and a dance team. The pairs team apparently didn't have a chance to compete and achieve the minimum score.

    There is a scandal (power struggle) in the Federation.

    I also know that the Bulgarian Federation has entered a man, a lady and a dance team for Bern.
     
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  3. sammyf

    sammyf Well-Known Member

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    Their pairs team is trying for the score at Nesquik Cup.
     
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  4. Ziggy

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    4 Pairs are entered from 4 countries. They all need the ISU minimum score (although I guess Mukhortova/Blanchard won't be going anywhere even if they obtain it - I hope they don't withdraw!) so hopefully they all turn up and earn it.
     
  5. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Anyone know if Lutai is planning to represent Bulgaria now that he is married to Demirova (sp?)
     
  6. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for starting this thread LibertangoBriefly from all four articles:
    At the end of November there was meeting of BSF General Council to discuss financial problems caused by the President of BSF Mariela Staikova.It is not clear if she'll stay .Both Albena Denkova and Evgenia Radanova refused the President's position.
    Here is video from BTV about the meeting.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_q9txahDYc

    About EC,if i understoogd corectly-Bulgarian skater in Men,Ladies and Dance will participate in qualifications right before EC and will try to get a quote.

    As for DenSta baby-it's due at the end of January or early February.
     
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  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Was it said what the problems were caused by?

    I hope it's "just" mismanagement and not fraud. :/
     
  8. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    In February, last year, Staikova was robed and for few months she was using for personal needs a credit card that was given her by the Federation :rolleyes: .At the meeting she stated that she'll pay back those 30-40 000 leva/20-25 000 EU/ .There were more problems with bad managment and not financing skaters and shortreak sportsmen,favoriting few sport clubs and neglecting others.Shortly it wasn't a prety picture.Being a fighter Albena is trying to solve the problem but so far everything is the same.
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    :eek:

    That's absolutely awful... :(

    Thanks for your translations!
     
  10. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

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    Thanks everyone! The situation at the federation sounds terrible, I hope they'll found someone the the president position.

    Who's the dance team? I looked at the results of the 2010 Bulgarian Nats and there was no dance competion there. But Kristina TREMASOVA / Dimitar LICHEV have done a JGP this year.

    I suppose the one going to the EC are Georgi Kenchadze, Sonia Radeva and if they archieve the minimum score Nina Ivanova / Filip Zalevski. Is that right?
     
  11. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    They did propose a candidate but she cannot fulfil the position until the curent one is there and she is not giving up the position .There is a Bulgarian proverb: "While the horses are kicking each other the stallions suffer" and I hope everything will work out in the best way because those that will realy suffer from this mess are the sportsmen .




    Actualy Tremasova /Lichev are the Bulgarian Entry for Ice Dance at EC 2011
    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007219.htm

    Malakhova/Leri Kenchadze for Pairsbut there is a star/minimum Technical Score not confirmed/
    next to their entry ,so i have no idea if they'll go or someone else
    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007218.htm

    The Entry for the Ladies -Hristina Vasileva and Sonia Radeva/Substitute/
    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007217.htm

    Men-Georgi Kenchadze
    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00007216.htm

    Photos from the last 2010 Bulgarian National Figure Skating Championship
    http://www.magicalaction.com/Members/SofiaSkating2010/Day2/index.php#photos
     
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  12. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Did Vassileva win Bulgarian Nat's?
     
  13. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

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    According to wikipedia Hristina Vassileva was 3rd. Sonia Radeva won and Daniela Paskaleva was 2nd.

    But it was held on 9th and 10th January 2010. I suppose the 2011 Nationals will be held soon.
     
  14. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I guess Vassileva goes to Euro's because she did better than Radeva this season.
     
  15. sammyf

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    That makes no sense, most of the European countries held their 2011 Nationals in Dec 2010.

    As I mentioned earlier, they are trying for the minimum score at Nesquik Cup this Friday. They are the only Bulgarian pair that's competed this year and no one else is listed as a substitute to replace them.
     
  16. vivika1982

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    Thank you , good luck to them.As it was mentioned in one of the articles the other pair team had problems with their visa and missed two competitions.

    I looked at the official web site of BSF.It hasn't been updated for long time but has some helpful info about the history ,skaters and clubs:
    http://www.bsf.sof.bg/

    Two more articles from the end of November :
    Bulgarian Champion Albena Denkova Refuses to Head Skating Federation
    http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=122489

    International Judge to Head Bulgaria's Skating Federation
    http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=122546
     
  17. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it would be interesting to see those young Bulgarian skaters :)

    National Personal Championships-12/18/2010
    Paolina Popova -1-st place
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HwJQA0ydO8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqm5aSDbfos
    Sia Stoianova-2-nd place
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh_jSuMMAvg
    Mariana Ivanova-3-rd place
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxg-0-CP6EY
    Sofia Mikhailova-5-th place
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baOTN77goLo

    From Graz ice challenge -11/14/2010
    http://www.icechallenge.at/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=95&lang=de
    Sofia Mikhailova
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVouR_aKgaQ
    Sia Stoianova
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87cegFpeu8
    Mariana Ivanova
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM2-YVS-D5Q
    Mark Simeonov at Skate Helena Cup 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jwN2hyKSXA
    Mikhail Minchev at Rozmaring Titanium Trophy in Budapest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_uxgV7pKU

    Sasha Feigin-not sure from what competition is this performance .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDDoiJFHMBE


    I guess Hristina Vasileva won .This video is from 12/18/2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7smMGzKBjto
     
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  18. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

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    Thank you for the videos!
    The pair team did not make the minimum score for Europeans. Anyone knows if they are planning to try for the minimum score before Worlds?
     
  19. sandra_persch

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    There's Bavarian Open (closing date was 04-Jan), Mont Blanc Trophy (CD 10-Jan) and Ice Challenge in early March.

    While I would like to see them skate at the B Internationals I think Worlds would be a season too soon for them.
     
  20. vivika1982

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    I am not sure if he'll represent Bulgaria .He is working as a coach in "Denkova Staviski Club" and one of his students Yana Bozhilova won Fisrt Place in Pre-Novice at Bulgarian Nationals .The choreograph was Ina Lutay
    Here is a video of her performance:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0KzbIKIHuQ

    And picture with her and Ina&Andrey Lutay on facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!...6&set=a.172569056098290.34552.168303829858146
     
  22. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    shah Shhh...

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    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.24chasa.bg/Article.asp?ArticleId=926123

    According to this article , Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi are spending one week in Sofia to work with Albena and Max on their new programs. They hope to compete in Sochi but all depends on Nelli's German citizenship. As Alexander Gazsi states, Max is showing them how to skate the elements in practice but he can't always do it like him.They like working with Maxim and admit that is exellent experience but not all of his incredible ideas can be applied because of the new restrictions that limit the artistry. Maxim added that with the new rules the ice dancing become light athletic discipline that demands working with chronometer in your hand. He and Albena wan to compete again but now is almost impossble to show everything that they want on the ice.
     
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