Interview with Misha Ge: "I'm from Earth"

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130301&content_id=42134174&vkey=ice_news
  2. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    He may be "from earth" but I think his skating style is just heavenly! Can't wait to see him at Worlds! :cheer:
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Wishing him the very best at Worlds.
    Misha seems such a mature and focused person. No doubt being a "citizen of the world" has something to do with that.
    I hope his approach and ability to relate to the public brings new audiences to skating, as well.
  4. rayhaneh

    rayhaneh New Member

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    I'm really looking forward to see him at Worlds.

    He's not the most polished skater out there, but he's so enthusiastic and a breath of fresh air. With some it sometimes feel like a job (which can be understandable actually) - with him, it's always about having fun and involving the audience, without neglecting the technical content either. And you can tell, from his twitter to his interviews, that he has a genuine love for his sport - big respect for that!

    Hope he'll :kickass: the way only he can



    PS: I just have to :lol: at the comments re: Plushenko's artistry. There's some familiar stuff in there.....
  5. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I didn't know he's had problems with obtaining visas for competitions, or that he had competed for China at one time. Bizarre! He was definitely one of the highlights of the 2012 4CCs, his SP was amazing. Hope he does well at Worlds :kickass:
  6. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    My god, and I thought my family moved round alot when I was a child :lol:
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    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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  9. kwanfan1818

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    He tweets about his visa issues when he has them, and a number of times he's received them at the last minute and has to submit extra paperwork. For a while this fall, visa were his part-time job.

    I wish there was a fast-track system for athletes, like NEXUS or GOES, where they could be background-checked in depth and then get clearance by submitting incremental info only.
  10. Garden Kitty

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    I just love his enthusiasm. He's so cute on twitter and always seems to appreciate other skaters and the fans so much. I wish him well at Worlds.
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    TheIronLady New Member

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    Thank you for these videos. He is very lovable.
  14. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    And now it would appear that Ge is from Beijing. So I take it that he is no longer working with Frank Carroll?
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  15. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    THX! Good for him! Interesting informations...
  16. Stephanie

    Stephanie Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't been working with Frank Carroll since late summer/early fall and had been training with his dad in LA.
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    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    His travels remind me of Lucinda Ruh: Born in Switzerland but lived in Japan, China, Canada, the US, and I'm probably missing a few others.
  18. feraina

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    Wow, interesting. I wonder if he's training with the Chinese national team, or at a private rink. Maybe his parents got coaching appointments in Beijing at some of the private clubs?
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Interview in July 2013: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2013/07/interview-with-misha-ge.html
    Misha Ge (UZB) tweeted the link to his FS (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 by Sergei Rachmaninoff) from last month's Asian Open comp. in Bangkok: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QMAZ5eFdas

    His SP video link from the same competition (re-posting from the earlier programs thread):
    Misha Ge (UZB) has uploaded his SP video from the Asian Open and written an explanation to go with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V5SkJlYnY0
    An excerpt:
  20. immoimeme

    immoimeme having a nice day

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    That's a very nice sp. Especially the the second half. Most expressive. Lp not available on mobile so can't comment. But he seems to be going in the right direction to potentially medal at worlds. :)
  21. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Misha Ge tweeted yesterday that he decided to withdraw from this week's Salt Lake Senior B - he received his travel documents too late to make his travel arrangements. You can read his full message here: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rmc3hk
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    From the March 2013 interview (Misha Ge later relocated to Beijing to live and train this past summer):
    Interview excerpts:
    Unfortunately, Ge had to withdraw from last week's Cup of Nice due to more visa/travel paperwork issues. This was the series of tweets on Oct. 10 that explained what happened:
    If only China would invite him to replace Kevin Reynolds at this week's Cup of China in Beijing where he currently lives...
  23. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Poor Misha. I love his enthusiasm and hope he gets a chance to skate at Cup of China.
  24. immoimeme

    immoimeme having a nice day

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    Really! Why not!! Misha there competing would be grrrreat!!!
  25. lala

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    Is it possible? The jury is still out? I would like to see him on COC!! I can't wait the decision!!!
  26. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Well-Known Member

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    No, Ge is not in the starting order
    StN. Name Nation
    Warm-Up Group 1
    1 Yi WANG
    CHN
    2 Peter LIEBERS
    GER
    3 Nan SONG
    CHN
    4 Maxim KOVTUN
    RUS
    Warm-Up Group 2
    5 Han YAN
    CHN
    6 Takahiko KOZUKA
    JPN
    7 Richard DORNBUSH
    USA
    8 Florent AMODIO
    FRA
    9 Denis TEN
    KAZ
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting from the Grand Prix Assignments thread:
    Here's the exchange of tweets:
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    He seriously has the best attitude. I can't imagine how frustrating getting to/into competitions must be for him.
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting good news from the GP Assignments thread:
    Link: http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=4904 (he replaced Kevin Reynolds)

    Rostelecom Cup will be Ge's Grand Prix debut and he tweeted that he's been working on new programs:
    ETA:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
  30. Dr.Siouxs

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    Wow Misha at COR? :inavoid:
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  32. PairSk8Fan

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    While I do applaud Misha's carefree approach in his skating, I am not the biggest fan of his overall look, from the choreography to fashion, hair and make-up choices. But, he's fun, and adds that to the competitions.
  33. CantALoop

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    I wasn't much of a fan before, but now I am after PML at Misha's FS music cuts :rofl:

    Also love he didn't give a rat's *ss and took a music deduction on purpose :lol: It's great how the judges dinged him for that, but heaped the positive GOE on him for that :kickass: footwork sequence.