Thanks for the update.
It's a real shame that Mysliveckova/Bouquet aren't to be.
I hope she can find somebody else asap.
Unofficial but I heard that Otar Japaridze has retired.
I hope it's just a rumour because he's and I really enjoyed his powerful skating.
That would leave Elene G as the only Georgian skater competing at present.
Alexis Miart of Zahorski/Miart seriously injured his ankle and had surgery. He is going to be off-ice for 3months.
GP Selection Details published
A 2011-2012 GP Announcement has been published:
Minimum score for GP entry confirmed as 2/3 of the highest score in each discipline at 2011 Worlds.
The alternate lists are going to be built in the following order (reposting a post originally by Sedge):
• Come back skaters will be placed in the top position of the alternate list.
• Split couples who were previously in the top 12 of a World Championship would be next on the list taking the points of the previous partner. This places them in second top position on the alternate listing.
• Skaters in proper order of top 24 season’s best would be next.
• Skaters from the top 24 who have only one event will be listed in the next order and should be picked in that order (done by points).
• All other Skaters in the top 75 season’s best would be listed next.
• Selected International Competitions’ winners are placed on the bottom of the alternate listing.
Rena Inoue pregnant.
According to information I received earlier this summer, Kristine Musademba is starting college full-time in the fall and will not be competing in the coming season (she hasn't officially announced her retirement but very few skaters do these days).
New Canadian dance team of Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier announced -- GSD thread with article link: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79627
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-28-2011 at 03:16 PM.
Is Rena returning to Pairs after she has her kid?
Great to hear about Gilles/Poirer.
Last edited by Ziggy; 07-29-2011 at 07:46 PM.
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
I don't think Inoue/Baldwin ever officially announced their retirement from competition (via US Figure Skating anyway), but I think it's safe to assume they're done competing as eligibles.
UPDATE: The news came out during the Liberty Summer Competition earlier this month that the new U.S. Senior pair team of Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay are relocating from the University of Delaware to Ellenton, Florida to train with Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston et al.