Also, that statement is a two-way path. If a single skater is all elegant and musical (let's not use "artistic" cause I dont think being the delicate ballerina type for which most peole here go gaga over is the only or better way to be artistic) but can not jump to save his/her life they are out of place in a competitive sport which FS was the last time I checked. Whenever someone says "aww she messed all her elements but I could watch her skate all day" I want to say "well go and watch her at a disney on ice or ballet on ice show or something similar but this is a competition".
Paolo Bacchini, GS Fiamme Oro, Peter Grutter (Allenatore)
Paul B. Parkinson, Forum Ssdrl, Becky Calvin (Allenatore)
Carolina Kostner, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Michael Huth (Allenatore)
Valentina Marchei, Sesto Ice Skate, Jason Dungjan (Allenatore)
Carol Bressanutti, Ice Skating Bolzano, Lorenzo Magri (Allenatore)
Roberta Rodeghiero, Sesto Ice Skate, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)
Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)
Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise, Olympic Dream Ice School, Oleg Vassiliev (Allenatore)
Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Paola Mezzadri (Allenatore)
Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri, Agorŕ Skating Team, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)
Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi, Forum Ssdrl, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)
Interesting they chose Carol Bressanutti as the third ladies' entry!
I agree Gilleron-Gorry impressed me more at Euros that Meite.
Romain Ponsart just posted this on his Facebook account:
"Grosse déception, je viens d'apprendre mon forfait au championnat du monde, sans justification de la part de la fédération... En attente de réponses.... je n'ai pas de mots.... :'("
Google translate: Big disappointment, I just learned my withdrawal in the world championship without justification from the federation ... Waiting for answers .... I have no words .... : '(
well, the French fed did not pick Chafik either...
they can send 3 skaters and decide to send two only? even if 2 other skaters have the TES?
Since there aren't any more B competitions before Worlds, why are there on the rosters skaters/teams who haven't reached the minimum score (*)? Does that mean the ISU is considering raising the minimum score yet again?
Cross posting info I just posted in the Prediction Conest thread:
One replacement: Carol Bressanutti replaces Francesa Rio (ITA) in the Ladies field.
Removed from the roster:
MEN: Valtter Virtanen (FIN), Romain Ponsart (FRA) [see above, France has no one on the sub list now], Stephane Walker (SUI)
LADIES: Laura Rasykova (CZE), Clara Peters (IRL)
PAIRS: Martini/Kiefer (AUT)
DANCE: Elsener/Roost (SUI)
I expect some more removals this week due to a few people still having not confirmed TES minimums.
My Life Would Suck Without FS-You
The remaining competitors names by their feds who did not meet the TES minimums have now been removed from the entries list:
No longer on the roster:
Men: Manuella (BRA), Atanassov (BUL), Hattick (GBR)
Ladies: Afonkina (BUL), Maxwell (LUX), Hamui (MEX)
PAIRS: Foucher/Magyar (HUN), Lavrentieva/Rudyk (UKR)
DANCE: O'Brien/Merriman (AUS), Coward/Kenchadze (BUL), Huang/Zheng (CHN)
My Life Would Suck Without FS-You
Surprised because O'brien/M are very decent indeed, and shocked about Huang/Zheng 13th in the world not long ago. China wont be happy not to even have an entry in dance. I think these minimums are too high.
bring preliminaries back!
and burn the French Fed!
"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
Ashley Wagner - America's Champion and PRIDE. How sweet it is!