I think I might have seen one or two skaters represent Indonesia already maybe at some minor international event but I can't recall for sure.
I remember stalking the DPRK coach at one event (it was JGP Ostrava IIRC). He looked through some skating apparel, that somebody was selling inside the arena, for a long time but I don't think he ended up buying anything. Nothing else remotely interesting happened.
This is interesting (re: Philippines no longer considered a "developing" nation).Philippine Skating Union (PhSU) President Pocholo Vaguillas said this will be the second and last time the country will be hosting the event since the ISU has removed the Philippines from the list of developing nations because of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympian Michael Martinez.
Of note, Chloe Ing (Singapore, 1st Junior Ladies) is actually from the Greater Toronto area and was training at the Richmond Hill Club where Gabby Daleman trains.
Julian Yee (Malaysia, 1st Junior Men) did make the free skate cut at 2014 Four Continents (23rd).
Kelly SUPANGAT INAI believe both Kelly and Savika are currently aged 10, so there are still a few years of opportunity to develop these two skaters (not sure who's coaching them)Savika Refa ZAHIRA INA
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First time we see a skater from Indonesia (Dwiki Eka RAMADAHAN) in ISU recognized competition.
Thank you for the links. I was really interesting in seeing North Korean skaters. Looking at Han Kum Chol, the basics are lacking and there's no energy or projection (as usual) but the jump technique looks really solid and impressive. There is definitely potential there but unless they start to work on the whole package, they won't get far.