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    Themi and Rena Sochi 2014

    We need to start a campaign to get these two to team up. If anyone can bounce back after having a baby it's Rena! I see Olympic bronze potential in that pairing!

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    Do these two people have a last name?

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    Leftheris and Inoue? Ahem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moka-Ananas View Post
    Leftheris and Inoue? Ahem...
    Yes! Themi Leftheris and Rena Inoue! Both coached by Peter Oppegard at one point.

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    Rena Inoue-Baldwin? (RIB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAF View Post
    Do these two people have a last name?
    At least the poster bothered to use names at all. Initials seem to be the status quo around here...

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    The best Rena did the Worlds and the Olympics with a good partner was 4th and 7th respectively. Do you really think she can get an Olympic bronze with a sub-par partner? I second what Moka-Ananas said.

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    The best Themi did was third in the US (five years ago!) The idea of Olympic bronze for a new pair (that is not even in existence at this time) who would not even be able to compete until the Olympic season?

    Sorry, but that's ludicrous.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    I think this is a joke thread...
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    Isn't Rena too old to compete in 2014 at the eligible level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    The best Themi did was third in the US (five years ago!) The idea of Olympic bronze for a new pair (that is not even in existence at this time) who would not even be able to compete until the Olympic season?

    Sorry, but that's ludicrous.
    Say whatever you want about it being ludicrous, but both are strong jumpers. Who cares about age anymore? There are plently of skaters that are still competing who are considered "up there" in age. Go back and check tapes, Leftheris had strong jumps. I think only missing one at the National Championships? Most of his placements were due to his partners mistakes. My opinion is that they could be strong contenders. There haven't been that many consistent teams in the last couple of years. Pang and Tong for example used to have great placements, but are dropping off. Remember Rena and Themi both have a triple lutz and I believe flips. That hasn't been competed. On paper with SBS and tplaxl throw that's a lot of points.

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    Since you've posted previously that you're "a good friend of Themi" have you floated this idea by him?
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieann View Post
    The best Rena did the Worlds and the Olympics with a good partner was 4th and 7th respectively. Do you really think she can get an Olympic bronze with a sub-par partner? I second what Moka-Ananas said.
    sub par? Are we watching the same skater? He has been one of the most consistent athletes the US has had and National finishes weren't much to do with his errors. If you'd like to suggest that Rockne, or Ladwig are stronger and better jumpers I'd like to hear it. They have however had the good fortune to have decent partners who could stand up most of the time. Even though one skated with barely a teenager, and the other who always had jumps downgraded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Since you've posted previously that you're "a good friend of Themi" have you floated this idea by him?
    No, I wish we were still in touch though.

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    I don't think that he is eligible. Doesn't a cruise ship gig preclude one from the eligible ranks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Since you've posted previously that you're "a good friend of Themi" have you floated this idea by him?
    One of the reasons I put thought out there. Maybe someone out there can make it happen! They couldn't be any worse than what we have right now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayar View Post
    I don't think that he is eligible. Doesn't a cruise ship gig preclude one from the eligible ranks?
    Not sure, but that doesn't sound good......

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    who are they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Isn't Rena too old to compete in 2014 at the eligible level?
    There's no age limit. This isn't juniors.

    But she is turning 36 in October and I think she had a baby last year, so I think that ship has sailed.

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    I always wished that Rena would have teamed up with Aaron Parchem. Oh well....

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