I hope someone withdraws from 4CC so Mirai can go, but we know that won't happen. Agnes probably has nothing better to do.
Instead of complaining, people could post who is going from other countries. I'd love to have all the names in one place.
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1) From the Skate Canada website:
2) the Japanese World team (yay, Wikipedia):Men
Patrick Chan, 22, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 22, Coquitlam, B.C.
One athlete to be named later.
Tessa Virtue, 22, London, Ont. / Scott Moir, 25, Ilderton, Ont.
Piper Gilles, 20, Toronto, Ont. /Paul Poirier, 21, Unionville, Ont.
One team to be named later.
Meagan Duhamel, 27, Lively, Ont. / Eric Radford, 27, Balmertown, Ont.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 20, St. Catharines, Ont. / Dylan Moscovitch, 28, Toronto, Ont.
Kaetlyn Osmond, 17, Marystown, Nfld. & Sherwood Park, Alberta
Yuzuru Hanyu, Takahito Mura, Daisuke Takahashi (1st alt.: Nobunari Oda, 2nd alt.: Takahiko Kozuka)
Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami, Akiko Suzuki (1st alt.: Yuki Nishino)
Cathy Reed/Chris Reed (1st alt.: Emi Hirai/Marien de Asuncion)
3) South Korea (hat tip to Sylvia)
Perhaps this post will get the ball rolling?
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Why does Canada not yet know who they send as their third dance team and third men entry? Given the depth in Canada, I'm positive they had someone place third at Nationals, so can anyone elighten me what's up with that?
The Ice Dance podium is going to 4C's, but I assume Skate Canada is waiting to see if there's any chance that Weaver/Poje will be ready for London. They took a different approach than USFS, which assigned Denney/Coughlin a provisional injury bye assignment (subject to monitoring.) If not, I assume they'll send bronze medalists Orford/Williams, since there's no direct comparison between them and Paul/Islam (the only other Senior team with World minimums) at 4C's.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
So Canada isn't holding the 3rd sport for Sandhu?
(Hey, a gal can dream, can't she?)
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
Wang should have gotten the nod to go to Junior Worlds over Yasmin. Wang had a good year on the JGP while Siraj didn't even compete. Plus Wang has way more potential especially if she can start skating clean in her SP. As usual the USFS uses the standings at Nationals to pick their team and leaves off more talented skaters.
I have a feeling like we are back in 2012. Ashley is going to end up cleaning the ice like Alissa did last year and Gold will be the top finisher of the two.