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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    Zhang and Jin managed to earn 3 spots (barely but they did it).

    Maybe Team China has a crystal ball (or lots of ). (Or sheer dumb luck)
    Crystal or dumb .... so long it works! I am sure it was caculated risk.
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    Not so lucky for the ladies though.

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    It looks like both YAN Han and SONG Nan will compete in 2 upcoming events

    - Chinese National Figure Skating Final (grrr not sure about the name) March 28-29, Qingdao (more in K&C thread)
    - World Team Trophy bring on the drama!

    ZHANG Kexin's injury status on the other hand is still a bit of unknown. Apparently she was not named to WTT.

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    Re-posting from the WTT thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Unofficial report on the Chinese WTT team posted in tieba:

    Men: YAN Han, SONG Nan
    Ladies: LI Zijun, ZHAO Ziquan (ZHANG Kexin still injured)
    Pairs: PENG Cheng / ZHANG Hao
    Dance: YU Xiaoyang / WANG Chen
    Are Huang/Zheng injured? They haven't competed internationally since NHK Trophy but are still ranked one spot above Yu/Wang in the current World Standings in dance.
    "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 Sylvia View Post
    Are Huang/Zheng injured? They haven't competed internationally since NHK Trophy but are still ranked one spot above Yu/Wang in the current World Standings in dance.
    HUANG Xintong is currently a big question mark. According to this article from April 2012 she is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (甲亢).

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    Apparently SONG Nan withdraws too from the national competition next week in Qingdao, but YAN Han confirms on weibo that he'll compete there because "it pays" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Apparently SONG Nan withdraws too from the national competition next week in Qingdao, but YAN Han confirms on weibo that he'll compete there because "it pays" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    ZHANG Kexin's injury status on the other hand is still a bit of unknown. Apparently she was not named to WTT.
    And she's in!!! Bring it on girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    And she's in!!! Bring it on girl.
    If by 'bring it on,' you mean stroke from one element into another, looking like she couldn't possibly care any less, yes she'll probably 'bring it on'.

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    If unofficial reports are reliable, she returned to training for a very limited time shortly before worlds. It's remarkable she even managed to finish the program! Let's give her a little more time.

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    thanks jjane45! don't take Ziggy too seriously, he likes to bi*ch a lot

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    2013 National Cup is through the SP / SD. Not much surprise in the results. But the competition actually has live results page and PDF protocol shortly after!!!!!

    Quoting myself from the nationals back in December 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    There was zero promotion, zero coverage. Even the local media did not mention the event whatsoever.Chinese fans depended on fans who actually attended the event for results and video. The Chinese federation reportedly will post the results "in a week".
    IIRC there were some buzz on weibo after nationals about the lack of timely information, that fans depended on photo of handwritten notes from spectator in the audience etc. Well, this time local television showed some competitors on tape delay (maybe we could expect vids later), and the live results page* actually works!! Call me surprised, keep up the good work Fed

    * Please fix the encoding problem, Chinese characters do not display properly...

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    赵子荃 Zhao Qichuan is in first in ladies after sp. Zhang Kexin second

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eislauffan View Post
    Nan Song (CHN) has withdrawn from the World Team Trophy due to a knee injury. He has been replaced by Yi Wang.
    Cross posting from wtt thread. Rumor has it that SONG Nan was injured before worlds and that's why YAN Han was standing by. Eventually SONG went to London and competed with (Cortisone
    steroid?) injections.

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    Yes,it remained a mystery why the fed chose an injured Song over a healthy and well-prepared Yan.I mean Yan trained really hard in the past months and he was going to put 2 quads in the long programme.Either TPTB didn't really care that much about the outcome or Song just pull a Rachael Flatt at worlds

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    Fwiw, Nan Song being injured at worlds is unconfirmed rumor.

    Even if true, the Chinese fed isnt the first to send an athlete who is not at peak condition.

    The question is really whether the Chinese fed abide by its own rules when selecting athletes for worlds and if they announce them to athletes in advance. And can these rules improve?

    Without more info everything is moot imho

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    I just wanted to re-post the news of YANG Jiasheng's death back on March 12 - he was China's first ISU judge and referee: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-the-age-of-73
    "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 jlai View Post
    Fwiw, Nan Song being injured at worlds is unconfirmed rumor.

    Without more info everything is moot imho
    No,Song confirmed it after worlds when he talked to a Japanese fan through private message and she tweet about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I just wanted to re-post the news of YANG Jiasheng's death back on March 12 - he was China's first ISU judge and referee: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-the-age-of-73
    Thank you Sylvia. From what I read, Mr. YANG Jiasheng is widely respected among Chinese skating fans. What a loss.
    Last edited by jjane45; 04-02-2013 at 06:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whispering View Post
    No,Song confirmed it after worlds when he talked to a Japanese fan through private message and she tweet about it.
    Tweeting about a pm? Either Song forgot to tellthe fan to keep it under wraps or he didnt mind. Lol

    As for how things happened the way they happened, who knows. (Shrug) I dont remember there were fan reports re anything about Song looking injured at worlds, and I suspect Song probably did the best he could.

    I wish Yan had done gp this season and proved himself on the senior level that way, but none of the top jrs at jw last year moved up to gp for various ranking or strategic reasons, and it is sadly too late for the whatifs.

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