http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/au...se_B13b_patinage-artistique_3974_section_POS2 Interesting article about Mervin Tran. He was born in Saskatchewan, a decent singles skater but not making too much headway, and was thinking of retiring when Bruno Marcotte contacted him from Montreal and asked him to try out in pairs with Narumi. She wanted to train in Canada, but needed a partner, and Marcotte thought Mervin might be a good match. Mervin thought seeing Montreal for a few days would be fun, tried out with Narumi and before he knew it he was a pairs skater! He comments on the citizenship issue briefly.