Thinking of this, I'd really love to have Ilinykh/Katsalapov skate to either the "Dangerous Liaisons" or the "Cruel Intentions" soundtrack for the FD next season. It would be so fitting :>
Is Julia Vlasova even eligible anymore? I thought she turned professional.
My favorite FD this season was skated by Ilinykh/Katsalapov. I'm looking forward to next season.
According toVaitsekhovskaya's article for sport-express.ru
the last paragraph:
Talking to the president of Russian Figure skating federation:
EV: Many fans are saying the same: nevermind Russia has just one entry in the Worlds- Evgenii Pluschenko will come back and fix it. Do you cound on it as well?
Gorshkov: I do.
I do not think that host entry works this way. If no one qualifies at all, when yes, Russia as a host country would be allowed to send a skater. If Russia qualify at least one participant, it would be just one participant.
Is it the IOC or the ISU that would have to define what the host spot means? If the ISU, Speedy & Co can make it mean just what they want.
^ thank you for the answers
They will have one spot as hosts for Sochi if nothing better happens. So to gain two spots they will have to send
1)Voronov :skated great and didnt finish top ten this year.
2) Realistically Arthur: he is capable of finishing top ten but maybe lost their trust now.
Their combination couldnt secure 2 spots.
I dont know what they would do with 3 spots for Olys anway. Dimitriev Jr? Bush? Menshov? Only Kovtun is interesting.
This year, four countries earned an extra spot in Men's -- CAN, FRA, KAZ, and ITA -- while RUS lost one. Next year, if Yan Han skates seniors, China has a great chance to get a second, and the US and CZE have outside shots to gain a third. Add in Plushenko vying for two extra spots for Sochi for RUS, and decent odds that one country will lose a spot, and 1-20 or 1-21 will earns Olympic spots in London.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13