Oh, and Re: Cesario being too "senior" for the JGP:
She has zilch experience in international competition and she's a TEENAGER.
In all seriousness though, I'm glad the the officials running the Baltic Cup were accommodating enough to allow Sam access. It must have been difficult getting around the arena with her big, bulky walker. The USFSA also paid the travel for her live-in senior caregiver, I heard. And the fact that they let her use her walking stick on the ice during the competition is so progressive.
Leonova was older than ALL of the skaters you mentioned when she won the junior world title in 2009.
The only change I would agree with is that the age restrictions that apply to Worlds should also apply to the GP. I thought it was ridiculous in 06 to see Asada win the GPF and then have to go back to Jr Worlds (which she lost, interestingly) while her competitors went on to the Senior Worlds and Olympics.
Sure they can, and musical presentation is only one part of PCS. Posture, speed, edging, MITF, transitions all come to play.
To each his own, I guess. Cesario has NEVER competed internationally as a senior, and has only done so ONCE at Nationals (2010). She has extremely limited international experience (2010 Gardena Spring Trophy and last year's JGP Romania), so I really don't think her appearance on this year's JGP is unwarranted at all.
What about Alexandra Najarro? Kate Charbonneau? What about Juulia Turkkila? She competed at the SENIOR Worlds last season! According to Maofan's logic, what the hell is she still doing on the JGP? I don't see anyone bitching about anybody but Cesario.
I suppose people are only bitching over Cesario because she's really good and might knock some of the young-uns out of the final.What about Alexandra Najarro? Kate Charbonneau? What about Juulia Turkkila? She competed at the SENIOR Worlds last season! According to Maofan's logic, what the hell is she still doing on the JGP? I don't see anyone bitching about anybody but Cesario.
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After watching the top 5, I got to say that I am SOOOO impressed with Cesario. I actually think she deserved the silver after that freeskate and an exceptional short.