Why did they pick C/S as the Pairs team? S/K just beat them at Worlds and are already as good if not better. Between that and no D/W the US has no chance at all. I also was kinda wishing someone like Josh Farris would get a spot just like last year with Gracie it would be good experience for him.
Why did they pick C/S as the Pairs team? S/K just beat them at Worlds and are already as good if not better. Between that and no D/W the US has no chance at all. I also was kinda wishing someone like Josh Farris would get a spot just like last year with Gracie it would be good experience for him. I would have rather seen Dornbush then Abbott. I kind of wish Ashley had bowed out too i think she's worn out from this season.
S/K are not ranked above C/S on World rankings. Simply because of their newness on International scene. So I guess USFS made a judgment call there. Bummer! Oh well S/K can get started on their Olympic season and C/S get another opportunity to skate with a large payoff.
I wish josh Farris was going he would have stolen the show !! I hope the US can at least get silver again but I fear other countries are thinking it is their time to pass the US up! We' ll see
"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
I can't wait to see Jeremy again and wash the sight of his Nationals out of my eyes.
Unofficial report on the Chinese WTT team posted in tieba:
Men: YAN Han, SONG Nan
Ladies: LI Zijun, ZHAO Ziquan (ZHANG Kexin still injured)
Pairs: PENG Cheng / ZHANG Hao
Dance: YU Xiaoyang / WANG Chen
Looking forward to seeing Yan again.
No Huang/Zheng. I wonder what happened to them.
Japan at least has a shot at not finishing last in dance now.
Ladies: Agata Kryger
Men: Maciej Cieplucha
Pairs: Klatka/Chruscinski or Lech/Tyc
Ice Dance: Plutowska/Gerber (or Zvorigina/Bernadowski if her citizenship gets sorted which probably wouldn't be hard)
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Whee excited to get to see Zijun Li and Han Yan again! (And Nan Song too...the skating is boring but the rest is )
Russian team confirmed: http://fsrussia.ru/news/521_sostav-u...go-kubka-mira/
Men: Maxim Kovtun, Konstantin Menshov
Ladies: Adelina Sotnikova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Pairs: Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov
Ice dance: Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviev
I'm surprised they aren't going though- they've always said in the past they enjoyed the event. Then again, they are so well media trained, they probably would say they enjoy anything USFS requires them to attend. But Chock/Bates could probably use the money and exposure.
It actually makes a lot of sense politically to send Chock/Bates. They are the 'IT' team at the moment. On the rise, really strong technically, present their programs well. I have no doubt they will be the top US team after D/W retire.
Back when the WTT started, no one cared much about it. Now fans are interested in having their favorites attend.
Do the skater's individual scores count towards seasons best score or season/world ranking points?