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What is ment by a Skater's Rank?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by FSWer, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Sy,I've beenhearing them talk about this. What does that mean?
     
  2. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    The ISU maintains two official rankings. The primary one (used to determine things like which skaters need to go to the qualifying round) is based on results over 3 seasons (with the prior two declining in importance). They also keep a separate ranking based on current year results only. I don't know what, if anything, the current year ranking is used for.

    There are links to both from this page:
    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,4844-130267-131575-nav-list,00.html
     
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

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    From ISU Communication no. 1629 linked from that page:

    "... “ISU World Standings” which is taking into account results of the preceding two seasons and the current season and remains the basis for the draws at ISU Events and part of the criteria for the selection of competitors for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and other ISU Events designated by the Council.

    ... the “ISU Season’s World Ranking” which is based on the results of the current ongoing season only. It has the main purpose to reflect the current competitive performances of the skaters and give the public and the media an indication of the current actual competitiveness of the skaters."
     
  4. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    For a couple of seasons, World Ranking (based on just that season) was used to give year-end bonuses to the top few skaters, and it was a lot of money.
     
  5. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    What do they mean when they show a Skater's curent Rank onTV. or a Website?
     
  6. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies ├╝ber

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    On TV, the current rank means the skater's placement after the short program.
     
  7. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Just for the Short Program? What about on a Profile on a Skater's Site?
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

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    Can you provide a link for us to see?

    Or "current rank" could mean where the skater or team has placed after they skated their short or long program with the event still in progress and more skaters left to compete.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  9. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    I think you might be right. As I saw it listed under Photos on the Figure Skating/Ice-Dancing site. It's a Photo site. If anyones familar with it.