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2011-2012 Japanese Projected Assignments

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    These are my guesses for next season...based on Nationals, Jr. Nationals, GP, JGP, and age analysis...feel free to comment/disagree...


    Senior Grand Prix
    Kozuka, Oda, Takahashi, Hanyu, Mura, Machida, Murakami, Nakamura (aging out of Juniors)

    Junior Grand Prix
    Tanaka, Kihara, Hino, Itai, Uno, Tsuboi

    Senior B
    Nakaniwa, Kondoh (aging out)


    Senior Grand Prix
    Asada, Suguri, Suzuki, Imai, Murakami (assuming they will all compete)
    Ando is taking the season off, I believe

    Possibly GP, or at least Senior B: S. Ishikawa, S. Kokubun (both will be too old for JGP)

    Junior Grand Prix
    Shoji, Nishino (these two possibly Senior GP)
    Tomotaki, Kemanai, Fujisawa, Miyahara, M. Oba, H. Suzuki, Ueno, Oshikawa, K. Muramoto
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  2. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    If by M. Oba, you mean Miyabi Ohba, then she is most definitely not aged out of the JGP as she was born in 1995. I think she will be on the JGP for sure.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2010
  3. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Whoops, thanks oleada. I wrote 11/91 instead of 8/95 for some reason. Strange. Updating above list.
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

  5. burntBREAD

    burntBREAD Active Member

    I'm thinking Shoji and/or Nishino may appear on the SGP if not just for NHK as an invite, since Shoji has already done quite well on the JGP and Nishino has been on the JGP circuit since the 2007-08 season :eek: (She finished 3rd at the JGPF that year behind Nagasu and Flatt, 4th at Jr. Worlds)-- particularly after their solid Nationals showings thus far. If Fujisawa does well she may be put on SGP or given senior B events since she's been on the JGP circuit for a while too... though she's so ridiculously talented yet inconsistent (21st in SP and 5th in LP at Japanese Junior Championships) so I don't even know if JSF knows what to make of her :lol:
  6. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    I know Risa isn't old enough for senior ISU championships next season but she will be old enough to compete on the SGP, so if she medals at Junior Worlds, I wouldn't be surprised if she chose to do that, because then she'd have 1 GP assured and I'm sure she could be given NHK on top of that. She has been skating very well this season.
  7. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    Ando is taking next year off? :confused: :eek:
  8. C_T_T_

    C_T_T_ Well-Known Member

    Eys according to an interview with Morozov. He said she would have taken this year but worlds was in in Japan so she will take next year if and then come back for Sochi. I have to wonder if her injuries will hold up but I hope she can continue if she wants to.
  9. stillalive

    stillalive Active Member

    Yes, Tracy Wilson mentioned it as well during the grand prix final.
  10. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    At first thought, I think Noooo, she won't come back, but maybe it's a good plan. Revitalise, and hopefully come back stronger. :D
  11. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    She just won nationals with a monstrosity of a FS score! 137! Love Miki :D. I wouldn't be surprised if she won Worlds again this March or at least medaled there.
  12. NMURA

    NMURA Active Member

    My prediction

    Senior GP

    Kozuka, Oda, Hanyu (2 spots)
    Machida, Mura, Murakami (1 spot at overseas)
    NHK host pick (1 or 2 spots)
    Takahashi retires

    Asada, Murakami, Suzuki (2 spots)
    Nishino, Imai (1 spot at overseas)
    NHK host pick (1 spot)
    Suguri retires
    Ando takes an year off (possibly "Sasha" course)

    Junior GP

    Men (definitely reduced to 6 or 7 spots)
    Keiji Tanaka (1 or 2)
    Ryuichi Kihara (1 or 2)
    Ryuju Hino (1 or 2)
    Sei Kawahara (1)
    Shoma Uno (1)

    Ladies (case of 14 spots)
    Risa Shoji (2)
    Miyabi Oba (2)
    Satoko Miyahara (2)
    Kako Tomotaki (1 or 2)
    Karen Kemanai (1 or 2)
    Yukiko Fujisawa (1 or 2)
    Haruna Suzuki (1)
    Riona Kato (1)
    Roanna Sari Oshikawa (0 or 1)
    Saya Ueno (0 or 1)