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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Han YAN is no longer listed in the Men's entries for Junior Worlds as of today (Boyang JIN and He ZHANG are the 2 men listed), so does this mean he will go to Worlds in London?
    Nothing definite announced, secretly rooting for YAN Han getting the worlds spot!!

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    YAN Han really should be competing senior for the whole season... And getting semi-decent choreo.
    Last edited by jjane45; 02-19-2013 at 03:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Also returning from injury are SUI Wenjing / HAN Cong
    Too bad about P/T. Are S/H going to worlds or don't they know yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieann View Post
    Too bad about P/T. Are S/H going to worlds or don't they know yet?
    Reports say they have been training, nothing more. Considering P/T's injury and P/Z's inexperience, I think S/H will compete as long as SUI is in somewhat acceptable condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Han YAN is no longer listed in the Men's entries for Junior Worlds as of today (Boyang JIN and He ZHANG are the 2 men listed), so does this mean he will go to Worlds in London?
    Hope so! Really it's in Song's best interest...he has better odds to get to compete in the Olympics in Sochi if Yan goes to Worlds this year IMO. I like Song and he has some huge jumps but so does Yan and he's a more well-rounded skater, better speed, higher PCS, and has that young up-and-coming JWC thing going for him. I think Yan can likely place top 10 at Worlds whereas for Song it would probably be a stretch, he'd need to be like, perfect and hit all his quads, whereas Yan can maybe afford a few mistakes.

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    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.

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    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
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    It would be crazy not to send Yan Han to Worlds. He can definitely place top 10. Song Nan's chances to do that are really slim.

    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    New article on PANG/TONG, ignore the photo sigh. Quick summary:

    PANG / TONG did not take any break during the Chinese New Year because he is going thru injections, ultrasound, and various medical treatments. "Two weeks from the World Championships, there is no time to lose."

    The injections TONG received did not bring satisfactory results, doctors advised that they should withdraw from Worlds to buy more time for Sochi Olympics. "But this year's Worlds are too important to give up, and there is no guarantee that the knee will recover fully after surgery."

    TONG says he is "clinging onto" his jump attempts. "Tried the double axels. Also tried one triple toe last Tuesday and Thursday. On Friday it was very painful, and I dared not to continue jumping on Saturday."

    He says he can still compete at Worlds but definitely is not in the best condition. Cannot quite bend the knees and lost some speed. Hoping to last through both programs and aiming at top six, the qualification (for 3 spots) is not easy.

    "If the knee surgery after Worlds can solve the problem, we will absolutely compete at Sochi Olympics. If the surgery is not successful, we have no alternative but to give it our best."
    This is just sick.

    It really isn't worth to risk permanent damage to your body to earn Olympic spots...

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    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 04:18 AM.

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    Well, at nationals YAN Han lost to SONG Nan on PCS...

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    Every year fans cry foul over US nationals too.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    eta: Just checked his weibo. He said he is training fine and does not understand why there's a rumor of injury.
    Haha no surprise. He called himself 杨过 (a single-armed character from famous martial arts novel) in a weibo post after 4CC FS, and fans know he must have hurt / dislocated his arm again. Glad he is training fine and let's hope at least he has some idea about the worlds entry. People are speculating like crazy these couple days!

    ETA: YAN Han did clarify shortly after 4CC that it was a minor shoulder dislocation.
    Last edited by jjane45; 02-20-2013 at 04:34 AM.

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    I never got the Yang Guo reference. For one thing he is not in love with his coach. Second he is no rebel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Well, at nationals YAN Han lost to SONG Nan on PCS...
    Yep, hence your argument is invalid jlai.

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    China's entries and substitutes for Worlds as published by the ISU today:

    MEN
    9 Nan SONG CHN 7
    Jinlin GUAN CHN 7 S
    Yi WANG CHN 7 S
    Han YAN CHN 7 S

    LADIES
    7 Zijun LI CHN 7
    8 Kexin ZHANG CHN 7
    Bingwa GENG (*) CHN 7 S

    PAIRS
    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

    ICE DANCE
    8 Xintong HUANG / Xun ZHENG (*) CHN 6
    Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG (*) CHN 6 S

    S - Substitute Entry, (*) - minimum Technical Element Score not yet confirmed
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    ^Thanks Sylvia! Glad that Song is going to Worlds.

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    Apparently the men's entry is still open between SONG and YAN...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    Apparently the men's entry is still open between SONG and YAN...
    I'm not surprised. Please keep us informed of any !
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    I'm enormously confused. Are you saying that even though they've named Song, they could still swap in Yan at the last minute?

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