Not so lucky for the ladies though.
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.
"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
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
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.
thanks jjane45! don't take Ziggy too seriously, he likes to bi*ch a lot
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
* Please fix the encoding problem, Chinese characters do not display properly...
赵子荃 Zhao Qichuan is in first in ladies after sp. Zhang Kexin second
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
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
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
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.