Chinese skating updates and reports

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  1. jjane45

    jjane45 New Member

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    It's about time to have an ongoing thread for Chinese skating! News articles, weibo updates, message board reports, credible rumors ;), general discussions... Translations especially appreciated!!!

    There is a separate Chinese National Competitions 2012/2013 season thread in the Kiss & Cry forum, please feel free to cross post as well!
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    YAN Han did not appear to be in top form at JGP Slovenia. I attempted to translate YAN Han's relevant weibo updates and replies and may have caused some confusions. Please correct if they are off, thanks!!

    9/29 16:39 follow up reply in a different post "腰胯肩疼" - literally waist, hips, and shoulder pain.
    9/29 04:56 follow up reply: "Nothing wrong, did not skate well"
    9/26 08:53 weibo post was pretty hard to translate, it paraphrases like this: "Always something wrong once leaving Haerbin (training base), it's either swollen (?) or fever. So miserable, don't want to be at Haerbin in the future."

    Granted, this is a teenage boy's "twitter" and a post about pain could be just an ordinary fall or more notable injury that affects competition. Hope he is well!
  3. jjane45

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    Current "disabled list" as reported on message boards, no news sources
    (to expect news sources on Chinese skating would wipe out 90% of the speculation fun, hehe)

    SUI Wenjing is off the ice due to injury, GP status uncertain for SUI/HAN
    ZHANG He is or was injured, withdrew from JGP
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  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Thanks for starting this thread :) but can you ask a mod. to move it to GSD please? (since it's a current news thread)
  5. jjane45

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    I don't know Sylvia! GSD seems to be more strict about the source of news updates, while for Chinese skating there is rarely anything official.
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    ^^^ I was hoping we could have a new Chinese skating news thread for the new season, but sometimes important news gets lost or missed when posted in the general threads.

    Ah, okay, I see your point, jjane45. ;) We seem to have more Chinese posters these days, so hopefully they will contribute news-type items here.

    If any important Chinese skating news articles (for example, regarding Sui/Han's Grand Prix status) from credible media sources are published online, hopefully a separate thread can be started/links will be posted in GSD.
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  8. jjane45

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    No articles in sight for ZHANG Kexin's withdrawal from grand prix series. It's rumored that she is not injured. There were reports back in the summer that she had conflicts with her coaching team and considered retirement... #hearsayinfo
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  9. l'etoile

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    Hope it was just a rumor. She's so lovely on ice, and her performances at 2012 Worlds were just fabs!
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    Article in Chinese on P/T's condition before Skate America
    http://news.sports.cn/figureskating/2012-10-16/16504.html

    My (questionable) attempt at translating the highlights:

    TONG injured his neck nerve in strength training. PANG talked about various old injuries of TONG including knee, ankle, and back. She said something along the line of "we barely have any healthy body parts now".

    They have added more off-ice training but it was ineffective. TONG's bad knee makes warm up increasingly difficult, at the beginning of every session he needs to do many swizzles on ice, and even that is not always helpful.

    They are not giving up the first GP despite of subpar physical condition and slower progress with their new programs. TONG also said "we cannot back up (now) because of difficulties, or it will be impossible to manage crucial competitions in the future. It's the most critical to bravely step onto the ice and finish the competition. If we see problems (at Skate America), we'll tackle them at home."
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    A coach posted on weibo that minor injury caused Kexin ZHANG to withdraw from GP. I am not exactly convinced though.
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    :eek: That doesn't sound very promising. :(
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    Oh god, that sounds horrible. They just need to let go and rest!

    But it looks like the fed is pushing them to do this :(.
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    Poor P/T :(

    I was really looking forward to seeing them this season. I still hope they do well.
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    I enjoy P&T skating but I do hope they take care of their health. Suffering pain and relying on drugs(to ease the pain) in old age is not worth it IMO.
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    We can now only hope they don't hurt themselves any more than that in SA. So wish their speedy recovery.
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    Oh no :(
    She is one of the skaters I was really looking forward to see again this season..I hope she will continue!!
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    Cross posting from GP alternates thread:

    So Z/W becomes W/W...
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    more #hearsayinfo from tieba: SUI Wenjing / HAN Cong withdrew from COC, WANG Wenting / ZHANG Yan gets the spot.
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    It's official as of today on the ISU site - see: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-(continued)&p=3715080&viewfull=1#post3715080

    ETA:
    jjane45, I've re-posted your translation summary of the Pang/Tong article in the Skate America articles thread - thank you for all of your updates!
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  22. rayhaneh

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    骨骺炎 is an inflammation (炎) of what I guess is the epiphysis (骨骺 - couldn't find a dictionary to confirm that, but it has to do with the end of the bone, at any rate)
  23. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Any news on Nan Song?
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    She has Osgood-Schlatter disease IMO
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    Repost from Eislauffan:

    "Nan Song was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a concussion. He was to be released today (Sunday) and should rest for two weeks I heard this morning. I don't think we'll see him in Paris for Trophee Bompard."
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    Hope Song has a swift recovery.

    Love the quad twist by P/Z at CoC :)
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    Cross posting my post from the CoC SONG Nan injury thread:

    (((SONG Nan))) Fans reported that he attended the CoC banquet with neck support, but was in good spirits. SONG Nan had 2 weibo posts on 11/3: "I cannot remember anything, what happened to me?" and "Can someone tell me what happened?"

    Brief translation of Sina sports interview:

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    Great picture of Song and Daisuke from the CoC banquet. This weibo post says Dai's coach Utako Nagamitsu won a Samsung galaxy phone at the raffle, she and Dai decided to give it to Song and wished him speedy recovery. Dai also said he hopes to see Song at 4CC.
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  31. Marco

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    The same weibo poster also said Rippon won the final prize (iPad) at the lucky draw and when he went on stage, he apologized to Song and wished him a speedy recovery (but didn't give Song his iPad :p).

    Song also said he aims to resume training soon and compete at TEB.
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    ^^ :lol:

    Good that Adam was provided with a public forum in which to apologize to Song for the unfortunate collision. Surely he also spoke to Song privately as well. I wouldn't give up my lucky win of an iPad either -- it wouldn't help Song recover any faster. ;)

    Thanks jjane45 for the link to that great photo of Dai and Nan -- two handsome guys and wonderful skaters!
  33. l'etoile

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    So relieved Nan is on his feet with good spirit! Love those reports, thanks for posting them!
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    Personally, I'd prefer a Samsung to an Apple anyway :p Although since I have an iPhone, I guess that makes quite the hypocrit :lol:

    Anyhoo, thanks a lot for the news jjane45 - and great to see Song back on his feet!
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    No, but Song could maybe be distracted from training with cute cat videos, and then he'd be less of a competitive threat. :p

    I hope Song takes it slowly. "Just" a concussion. . . concussions can have some pretty serious aftereffects. Wishing him full healing.
  36. jjane45

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    Exactly my thought too while reading that article. Bumpy year for him indeed, I wish him well.
  37. yunasashafan

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    Thanks all for the updates and reports. I hope Song takes it slow and does not rush back to the ice. I've had an experience similar to what he's describing and that was not fun. Balance can be tricky for a few days, even for things like going down the stairs, so I can only imagine how tough it would be to skate.

    Speeky recovery Song!
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    Forgot to mention it's especially nice as Song stated in old interviews that his figure skating idols are Alexei Yagudin and Daisuke Takahashi :D
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    Thanks for the info about Song Nan, jjane45!

    That poor boy really has some bad luck! :( Wishing Song a speedy recovery.
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