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    Congratulations to First Time Olympic Coaches!

    If you have ever been closely involved with a highly successful Figure Skater, you know they did not do it on their own.
    Parents and family are huge but more important is that person who provides the "keys" to unlock the talent.
    This is a cheer thread to those coaches that have made a skater and have the proud honor to now be recognized as an Olympic Coach.

    This is a place to name names with pride and respect! Congratulations to all! Lets try and name everyone!!!

    P.S. Thank you to all of these coaches, without you we would not have the joy of Figure Skating!

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    Ravi Walia ( Kaetlyn Osmond)
    Christy Krall ( Liam Firus)...has she ever coached an Olym;pian at the Olympics?
    Inga Zusev ( Gabby Daleman. Andre Berezintsev coached Brian at 2006 Olympics I think)
    Anjelika Krylova.Pasquale Camerlengo.Weaver and Poje are her first..and Paul Islam as well
    Patti Hole...Lawrence and Swiegers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedge View Post
    Ravi Walia ( Kaetlyn Osmond)
    Christy Krall ( Liam Firus)...has she ever coached an Olym;pian at the Olympics?
    Inga Zusev ( Gabby Daleman. Andre Berezintsev coached Brian at 2006 Olympics I think)
    Anjelika Krylova.Pasquale Camerlengo.Weaver and Poje are her first..and Paul Islam as well
    Patti Hole...Lawrence and Swiegers
    Thanks! Congrats to all!! Who else!!!!!

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    David Glynn (Polina Edmunds' coach)
    Kori Ade (Jason Brown's)

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    I think Christy Krall was with Patrick Chan, but it is ok to congratulate! This is for the New Coaches! The ones that we hope will help produce more future Olympians!

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    How thilling for a coach just to have a team that makes the Olympics. Congrats to them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercat View Post
    I think Christy Krall was with Patrick Chan, but it is ok to congratulate! This is for the New Coaches! The ones that we hope will help produce more future Olympians!
    That's right...she was with him along with Lori at the 2010 Olympics.
    Thanks

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    Well done Massimo Scali- the Australian Ice Dance coach, competitor last OWG coach this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercat View Post
    I think Christy Krall was with Patrick Chan, but it is ok to congratulate! This is for the New Coaches! The ones that we hope will help produce more future Olympians!
    So then for this year, Kathy Johnson with Chan.

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    Bobby Martin and Carrie Wall with Castelli & Shnapir. Amanda Evora!!! with Z&B. Both US pair coaching teams were all kinds of adorably excited for their students and I'm looking forward to seeing them in Sochi. And Amanda and Carrie have great K&C attire which will be fun.

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    Bobby Martin/Carrie Wall (Castelli/Shnapir USA)
    Tammy Gambill (Brendan Kerry AUS)
    Serhii Vaypan (Brooklee Han AUS)
    "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

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    I think the fact that Jason Brown is going with the only coach he has ever had is just so special and so rare. Brian Boitano is the only other skater I can even think of whose done that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    Brian Boitano is the only other skater I can even think of whose done that....
    Also Linda Branan, who coached 2006 Olympian Matt Savoie from the age of 9 (16 years total) in Peoria, Illinois: http://www.peoriamagazines.com/tpw/2...peoria-profile
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    I think the fact that Jason Brown is going with the only coach he has ever had is just so special and so rare. Brian Boitano is the only other skater I can even think of whose done that....
    I think Emily Hughes with only one coach as well.

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    I thought Phillipe Candeloro was only coached by Andre Brunet.

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    Nina Moser? (with probably all three Russian pair teams)
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields

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    Eteri Tutberidze with Julia Lipnitskaia

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyf View Post
    I think Emily Hughes with only one coach as well.
    I think you are right. I think she took from Mark and Peter after she moved to Harvard, but when she went to the games she was still with Bonnie. I forgot about her (I honestly wouldn't have known about the others)

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    What a nice idea for a thread! Congrats to all of the first time Olympians-skaters, coaches and choreographers.

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    Has Lorna Bauer, Liam Firus' co-coach, ever coached an Olympian before?
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

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