YAN Han really should be competing senior for the whole season... And getting semi-decent choreo.
Last edited by jjane45; 02-19-2013 at 04:44 PM.
Poor Tong! Pang and Tong have already had a marvellous career, and even though I will miss them, nobody should be forced to skate is such pain. They were good in GPF, but you could see the tiredness and tentativiness. I wish they were allowed to rest.
I just saw a tweet about Nan SONG going to Worlds - any Chinese article or other reliable source links?
jjane45, I've re-posted your Pang/Tong article link and translated summary (thanks!) in this relevant GSD thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3842627
"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
We don't know what happened to Yan Han. Considering his name also being gone from JW, it could be illness or injury (though I hope not).
eta: Just checked his weibo. He said he is training fine and does not understand why there's a rumor of injury.
eta: Anyway, Yan Han isn't the national champion. So him not going isn't that unfair.
Eta:all that assuming the tweet is correct about Song going to worlds, and that is a big if
Last edited by jlai; 02-20-2013 at 05:18 AM.
Well, at nationals YAN Han lost to SONG Nan on PCS...
Every year fans cry foul over US nationals too.
Well if he is not injured, the only reason he isn't going to Jr Worlds is probably because he is going to Sr Worlds instead.
ETA: YAN Han did clarify shortly after 4CC that it was a minor shoulder dislocation.
Last edited by jjane45; 02-20-2013 at 05:34 AM.
I never got the Yang Guo reference. For one thing he is not in love with his coach. Second he is no rebel.
China's entries and substitutes for Worlds as published by the ISU today:
9 Nan SONG CHN 7
Jinlin GUAN CHN 7 S
Yi WANG CHN 7 S
Han YAN CHN 7 S
7 Zijun LI CHN 7
8 Kexin ZHANG CHN 7
Bingwa GENG (*) CHN 7 S
5 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 4
6 Cheng PENG / Hao ZHANG CHN 4
7 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 4
Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN CHN 4 S
8 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG (*) CHN 6
Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG (*) CHN 6 S
S - Substitute Entry, (*) - minimum Technical Element Score not yet confirmed
^Thanks Sylvia! Glad that Song is going to Worlds.
Apparently the men's entry is still open between SONG and YAN...
I'm enormously confused. Are you saying that even though they've named Song, they could still swap in Yan at the last minute?