Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by jjane45, Oct 4, 2012.
Crystal or dumb .... so long it works! I am sure it was caculated risk.
Not so lucky for the ladies though.
It looks like both YAN Han and SONG Nan will compete in 2 upcoming events
- Chinese National Figure Skating Final (grrr not sure about the name) March 28-29, Qingdao (more in K&C thread)
- World Team Trophy bring on the drama!
ZHANG Kexin's injury status on the other hand is still a bit of unknown. Apparently she was not named to WTT.
Re-posting from the WTT thread:
Are Huang/Zheng injured? They haven't competed internationally since NHK Trophy but are still ranked one spot above Yu/Wang in the current World Standings in dance.
HUANG Xintong is currently a big question mark. According to this article from April 2012 she is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (甲亢.
Apparently SONG Nan withdraws too from the national competition next week in Qingdao, but YAN Han confirms on weibo that he'll compete there because "it pays" LOL
And she's in!!! Bring it on girl.
If by 'bring it on,' you mean stroke from one element into another, looking like she couldn't possibly care any less, yes she'll probably 'bring it on'.
If unofficial reports are reliable, she returned to training for a very limited time shortly before worlds. It's remarkable she even managed to finish the program! Let's give her a little more time.
thanks jjane45! don't take Ziggy too seriously, he likes to bi*ch a lot
2013 National Cup is through the SP / SD. Not much surprise in the results. But the competition actually has live results page and PDF protocol shortly after!!!!!
Quoting myself from the nationals back in December 2012
IIRC there were some buzz on weibo after nationals about the lack of timely information, that fans depended on photo of handwritten notes from spectator in the audience etc. Well, this time local television showed some competitors on tape delay (maybe we could expect vids later), and the live results page* actually works!! Call me surprised, keep up the good work Fed
* Please fix the encoding problem, Chinese characters do not display properly...
赵子荃 Zhao Qichuan is in first in ladies after sp. Zhang Kexin second
Cross posting from wtt thread. Rumor has it that SONG Nan was injured before worlds and that's why YAN Han was standing by. Eventually SONG went to London and competed with (Cortisone
Yes,it remained a mystery why the fed chose an injured Song over a healthy and well-prepared Yan.I mean Yan trained really hard in the past months and he was going to put 2 quads in the long programme.Either TPTB didn't really care that much about the outcome or Song just pull a Rachael Flatt at worlds
Fwiw, Nan Song being injured at worlds is unconfirmed rumor.
Even if true, the Chinese fed isnt the first to send an athlete who is not at peak condition.
The question is really whether the Chinese fed abide by its own rules when selecting athletes for worlds and if they announce them to athletes in advance. And can these rules improve?
Without more info everything is moot imho
I just wanted to re-post the news of YANG Jiasheng's death back on March 12 - he was China's first ISU judge and referee: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...U-judge-amp-referee-has-died-at-the-age-of-73
No,Song confirmed it after worlds when he talked to a Japanese fan through private message and she tweet about it.
Thank you Sylvia. From what I read, Mr. YANG Jiasheng is widely respected among Chinese skating fans. What a loss.
Tweeting about a pm? Either Song forgot to tellthe fan to keep it under wraps or he didnt mind. Lol
As for how things happened the way they happened, who knows. (Shrug) I dont remember there were fan reports re anything about Song looking injured at worlds, and I suspect Song probably did the best he could.
I wish Yan had done gp this season and proved himself on the senior level that way, but none of the top jrs at jw last year moved up to gp for various ranking or strategic reasons, and it is sadly too late for the whatifs.
Updates on SUI Wenjing and SONG Nan's injuries from this orthopedist
Apparently SUI Wenjing got treated for talofibular ligament rupture in her right ankle. After 2 weeks of treatment, she was able to walk / handle proprioceptive balance training without pain.
It was also revealed in the weibo post about SONG Nan that the team doctor tried many therapies without success. Very luckily, SONG is feeling much better after a week of treatment.
(Little surprised about sharing patient details on weibo but maybe publicity was previously agreed upon?)
ETA: in follow up posts, it seems TONG Jian goes there as well. Apparently surgery is a must but he is postponing it again because of the Olympic season.
Jian Tong is such a trooper. I hope holding off necessary surgery wont injure him even more. I hope the Chinese federation appreciates all he has given to them throughout his career.
I hope this is really his decision to put off surgery, and Tong is sure about this
Further updates from the same orthopedist:
SONG Nan has left knee patella arthrosis (says Google translate), plus severe lacerations / pain for lateral thigh muscles. 2-4 months rehabilitation before he can resume jump training.
SUI Wenjing should also have surgery for her right ankle, but OLYMPIKS!! It's just rehabilitation and functional training for now,
1) to recover from ankle ligament rupture, and
2) to strengthen and stabilize lower limb and ankle muscles, so they can compensate ankle ligament stability
LI Zijun posted on renren: I am handicapped (残疾 now, have to go for broke in the FS. Grrr please watch for others in the six minutes warm up!!!
Hope she is alright.
Collision with Ashley Wagner before WTT SP.
Well done to both Zijun and Kexin at WTT. Zijun was all around lovely but Kexin seriously needs to loosen up and relax. She had no expression even at the K&C.
Marco, do you know that Hong Kong Nationals is Monday & Tuesday? http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?87579-2013-Hong-Kong-Nationals-April-15-16
Kexin Zhang set new ISU season best scores in both her FS & total - nice accomplishment for someone who missed the first half of the season! Zijun Li is a lovely skater - can't wait to see her develop further next season. Team captain Hao Zhang was a fun (cheer)leader!
according to the team leader's weibo(a website like twitter in chinese)
Cheng PENG/Hao ZHANG,Zijun Li, Kexin Zhang,Nan Song and Han Yan will fly to Canada and work with Lori Nichol.
Wow... that's great news! They are all ready to roar in Sochi. Good luck to all and can't wait to watch them grow esp. Han Yan and Li (my next generation skaters in sight to uber)
Except, only one of Nan Song and Han Yan will go to Sochi... I was hoping Han could ride on the momentum of a 4CCs medal to skate well here to make a better case for himself for next season since he should be more rested than others who skated at Worlds, but alas.
Thanks Sylvia. I did not know that.
Kexin's reaction shocked me since this is such a huge improvement from her Worlds performance and she did achieve a SB score here. Maybe I am being overly sensitive or it's just that she was very focused on her scores, but Zijun padded her a couple of times at the K&C but she didn't react at all.
Alas, practice reports sounded very, very promising.
YAN Han's magazine interview post 4CC is published, quick highlights from tieba:
1. YAN Han: Times of difficulty are the times of progress, as the saying goes, "when you feel it's hard, it means you are going uphill (improving)". Motivate yourself to persevere, and good results will come.
2. Coach JIA: To meet YAN Han is the luckiest thing in her life.
3. YAN Han plans to take dance lessons.
Oh yes... I forgot China only has one place for the men's at Sochi.
Recent news article - http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2013-04-17/16456524440.shtml
SHEN Xue is 20 weeks pregnant, congratulations to S/Z!
They plan to coach the National Team in the near future.
Here's the link to the thread in GSD for the upcoming Artistry on Ice shows (1 in Taiwan, 3 in China) in June: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...Taiwan-(June-8)-amp-China-(June-10-14-amp-16)
I've posted Hong Kong Nationals results here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...g-Nationals-April-15-16&p=3902707#post3902707
Article in English about that:
Baby joy for star pair
Congratulations to Shen & Zhao. Happy for them. I have watched them through the years and most of all, watched them grow from technical excellence to both technical and artistic excellence. During the initial years, I didn't like their costumes but they have come a long way.
They certainly can contribute to figure skating in China with all their experience and skills.
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