Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by sk9tingfan, Aug 10, 2012.
No way. No one beats Gracie.
Also curious - how did Johnny Weir get 2 GP assignments then? AFAIK he didn't compete at 2010 Worlds or anything since.
Nobody will beat Gracie Gold!
Comeback skaters who have previously placed top 6 at Worlds are eligible for two GP spots (they can use this provision once).
Any skater/team who placed 1-6 at a World Championships but took off one or more competitive seasons can apply for one-time "Come-back" skater status, with a written commitment to do two events before the initial selection meeting. (GP 2.1.c). Weir and Ando took the option this year.
I think Lysacek could have as well: he got two last year, but because one was guaranteed by being top 24 in WS (18) and the second was the USA host pick. I think he didn't take the one-time option, which is good contingency for next season, this season because his ducks weren't in a row with USFS by the initial selection meeting. He also might not have wanted to commit to two this season.
Thanks! See you at SA where we'll get to enjoy watching Evan's comeback then.
Evan is apparently injured:
Not good news.
Hope, hope, hope it's something minor and he'll be able to do SA
^In the article, it's mentioned incidentally, so I'm thinking that it's minor
Press release: http://uspolitics.einnews.com/pr_news/112506972/national-teams-up-with-olympic-champion-evan-lysacek
Lysacek mentioned National Air Cargo on his Twitter back in mid-July so I assume this deal has been in the works since then.
Good for him! Any updates on the injury?
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According to Phil Hersh's tweet today:
Pulled groin injury perhaps? He should be fine.
Hey Evan, take care don't get injured for nothing. I am very looking forward to the Rematch. Don't you disappoint dude.
If Plushy could skate multiple years with his knees and hips being held together by duct tape, I'm sure a lil' ol' groin injury will not be a problem for Evan.
^^ HE won't pass the metal detector test!
Evan isn't made of steel like Plushy
What happens if he's surrounded by commercial magnets ... I wonder??
Indeed. It is always interesting to gamble upon how soon the skaters who come back will suffer from injury.
I thought Plushy was made of platinum?
Sylvia has posted an updated list of Grand Prix entries that indicates that Lysacek will compete at Skate America. http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3675078&postcount=577
I can't get the entry list on the ISU website to load in my browser.
The 2012 Skate America website has an updated entry list. Lysacek was added to the Skate America entry list on August 10th.
Uhhh... uh oh... hmmm...
The Skate America site still has Evan listed under competitors. I didn't see "stand by" anywhere. ????
Wait, what? Need details!
Someone said they saw "stand by" somewhere-I dont know where-but when I go to the site, he is listed just like before, no special notes so I am unsure how this all started
Evan Lysacek has withdrawn from Skate America "due to a groin injury"; Armin Mahbanoozadeh has replaced him - press release:
"Lysacek expects to compete at the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 20-27, in Omaha, Neb."
Thanks for the news Sylvia. I am glad for Armin getting the spot.
Hope Evan recovers well, but to be honest I'm not even counting on him being at U.S nats. this year, recovered or not. Im happy for Armin though
^ I also don't expect to see him compete again
I notified the board to stand by on 9/6. I was sure that he would not be at Skate America, but it was not my place to break the full news.
Shades of Skate America 02, call Kwan.
I heard recently that Lysacek was skating pretty clean run-throughs and was looking good, so I wouldn't count him out just yet.
ETA this article link in which Phil Hersh reports
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...out-of-skate-america-20121010,0,7288085.story (original article has since been updated with quotes from Lysacek)
A complete recovery to Evan.
I hope we will see him compete at Nationals - or before.
Well I hope he recovers and does compete in one of those B competitions. I would like to see how he stacks up with the current crop of American men at Nationals.
No, I wouldn't count him out yet too. Wishing Evan quick recovery.
I would think there's financial incentive to come back- endorsements and all - he's worth more competing.
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