Themi and Rena Sochi 2014

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by tplaxl, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. apollo13

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    I saw him and Lindsay Davis compete a few years ago at Nationals. Themi fell on the SBS triple loop IIRC.
  2. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Does that label him as inconsistent? I remember the missed triple loop and I believe there was one missed at Nationals while skating with Naomi? If we're comparing skater to skater, and someone writing that he's a "sub par" I would compare the records of what was landed(without being downgraded) against the other athletes. That is how I would measure it. You could also add in all other competitions to get a better guage, but the comparisons would probably be similiar.
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I believe USFS allows a one-time reinstatement application by an ineligible ("pro") athlete. So if Leftheris really wants to return to competition, he just needs to find a suitable and willing partner for next season and put in the work, like all the other current U.S. pairs are doing.
  4. apollo13

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    And Lindsay landed hers IIRC.
  5. julieann

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    Since I was the one who used the term, I would like you to not only defend his skating skills but his record against the men who have won bronze at the last few Worlds and Olympics and you tell me me if he is still not 'sub par'? Tikhonov, Szolkovy, Davidson, Zhao, Tong, Smirnov, and Tran. Do you still think he has a shot at Olympic bronze looking at the past and future skaters? Get serious? I'm all for skaters and their dreams but Olympics bronze with a woman in her 30s who missed 2010 with a great partner, only in a bad made for TV movie.
  6. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    I don't need to defend the comment. Go back and watch every competition that is recorded and available he's in and you can see it for yourself. Tough competitor and comparably as strong as the men you listed. A vast majority of the mistakes in his competitions were made by the other partner. FYI, the bronze medal is won by two people in pairs, not one, right? That would mean that both people had to skate pretty well.
    Did you just say John Baldwin was great partner?! Any idea of how many SBS triple jumps John turned into doubles?
  7. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Rena's success was greatly held back by John also. That is why I made the suggestion for someone to get these two strong competitors to give it a go. Of course it's far fetched and not likely! Both people probably don't want to compete again, but to say if they were at their best they wouldn't be competitve isn't fair. BOTH, are very strong driven athletes.
  8. Aussie Willy

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    But it is not their dream. It is a strange dream tplaxl has conjured up for goodness knows what reason. Don't even see the point in arguing it or justifying it as it just ain't going to happen.
  9. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Not a dream, just a hope. A hope for two deserving athletes who never reached their full potential. Is it so wrong to want that for them and suggest it?
  10. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    But it is never going to happen!!!
  11. flipforsynchro

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    ^michal brezina will never get a olympic gold but I still mention hope for it at every opportunity :D there's nothing wrong with hoping and dreaming
  12. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    I think that is more likely than what was being proposed here.
  13. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    You really just aren't a very good person are you? Hopefully I never meet you. The negativity that surrounds you is disturbing and toxic.
  14. apollo13

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    Yeah always blame the girl... Most if not all of falls in throw jumps are because the guy doesn't know how to throw...
  15. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    And the delusion that surrounds you is disturbing as well. Seriously. :rolleyes:
  16. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Hmm, Where did I say it was based on just the throws? I've seen a lot of competitions where it was the SBS jumps that were missed by partners. I definitely was not referring to just throws if you interpreted it that way.
  17. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Guess your dating Aussie Willy? :lol:
  18. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Guess again, chuckles.
  19. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    There are plenty of mistakes that girls make that have nothing to do with the guy (and there are also a lot that do have to do with him). And in some cases, it it always the girl. In others, it's always the guy.
  20. Aussie Willy

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    No I just don't take things too seriously. But if you haven't realised by now you are being baited then I am not sure how you get by in life generally.

    ITA
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  21. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    yup, uh huh. I get by quite well, thanks for the genuine concern. :) (You may want to learn how to spell)
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    Which word?
  23. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Which word is spelt incorrectly?

    Whilst you are correcting me for spelling mistakes, which I am actually not sure what you are referring to, you might care to take some lessons in correct use of upper case letters and punctuation. :)
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  24. tplaxl

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  25. Domshabfan

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    Haha, when did using English English become unacceptable. So, now we can only use American English???. Secondly almost all of the commonwealth use British English or English English, so you might need to broaden your narrow take on what is acceptable in English language.
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  26. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Check a dictionary other than an American one. :lol: Or look a bit further down the webpage you got your source from.

    From Dictionary.com - Also, especially British , re·al·ise .
  27. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    The American one is much more reliable... After all, we now get to use the word "f-bomb" acceptably! :lol:
  28. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Spell checking on a computer does not necessarily mean it is what should be accepted.
  29. Proustable

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    Just so I understand, do you actually think Aussie Willie (note the moniker) spelt realise incorrectly?
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  30. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    If you're following the conversation about it you would see that it is a difference between what dictionary you are using. By the ones Americans would use, yes it would looked to be spelled incorrectly, but by the dictionary Aussie would would use, no it is correct. Below is the American way of spelling it as I posted earlier.

    re·al·ize   /ˈriəˌlaɪz/ Show Spelled [ree-uh-lahyz] Show IPA verb, re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
    verb (used with object)
    1. to grasp or understand clearly.
    2. to make real; give reality to (a hope, fear, plan, etc.).
    3. to bring vividly to the mind.
    4. to convert into cash or money: to realize securities.
    5. to obtain as a profit or income for oneself by trade, labor, or investment.
  31. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Um, following the conversation shows that in the first post on this page, you implied that she had spelling issues--in that, you disagreed that the British/English/Aussie way of spelling it with the "s" was an acceptable variant. (which is one that my version of Merriam/Webster allows completely, as a British variant).

    And following the conversation still pretty much shows you to be an antagonizing (or antagonising) tool.
  32. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    No, I didn't disagree after the different dictiionary was pointed out. I didn't reference any "version" of a dictionary. I just pasted realized from dictionary.com. In fact, I made a joke about my verison being more acceptable because it now includes f-bomb as a proper word. I was giving what I was getting, which is quite a common thing on this forum. Call it whatever you like.
  33. ioana

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    Since it doesn't look like Themi and Rena is a likely pairing, we're now onto a debate abour regional spelling? :watch:
  34. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    I know.. amazing isnt it.....
  35. tplaxl

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    Or is it amasing?
  36. Proustable

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    Sorry, tpaxel, I was more curious about the idea that someone was unaware of the British way of spelling and would then try to insult someone (as you did) for it.
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  37. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    Simple answer. I've never seen one, so how would I know?
  38. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    Ever? Really? Wow.
  39. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    What I find even more curious is someone who has demonstrated a poor use of punctuation and grammar, is picking on someone else for what they perceive is a single spelling error, when in fact it was their general ignorance of the English language that was the problem.
  40. tplaxl

    tplaxl New Member

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    This is so stupid now. Move on people. There are many things that could be pointed out in other posts, from several of the posters in this thread that are grammactically incorrect or have other errors. The topic here was an idea to have Themi and Rena pair up. Can we please get back to "picking on me" and "cutting me down" about that idea?! Thanks!