Yes, Kinayu is Yuhana's younger sister. Kinayu won a bronze at Novice Nationals last season, and she can land 3A in practice like her sister Yuhana. I'm sad about Araki too. It somewhat looked Araki was not in good shape during the national Jr camp. I don't know what's actually wrong with her (so far).
Elizaveta K. and Nazarov are here, so by implication the Russians’ provisional plan is for Shevchenko/Eremenko and Ushakova/Nekrasov to get one of the remaining places. JGP Vancouver is the only event without a top-tier Russian team.
The Greens belatedly appear. This is probably their best chance at an outright win, though two silvers would almost certainly be enough for a Final spot. Hard to know how they’ll do, particularly as there’s no news as to why they were absent from the scene in recent months.
Fisher/Malette-Paquette also belatedly show up after unexplained withdrawal from earlier events. Also, happy to see Bronsard/Bouaraguia here; they’re new to the junior scene, but were really good at Championnats.
Nice men’s lineup, between Pulkinen, Phan, and Sumoto. They could all podium and make the final, actually — depending, in the first two cases, on how they perform in their first event.
It was noted on another board that Corey posted on Instagram that he is injured and would not be doing JGP. Not sure if that was just for his men's events (he's listed as subs for men's events)? So maybe both M/C assignments are just place holders for now in hopes they can compete later in circuitF/MP have been moved to subs and replaced with McIsaac/Circelli. M/C are also listed for JGP Canada, although we'll see if they keep both. They didn't show in summer comps that they'd be first in line for multiple events, so I wouldn't be surprised if they only do one of these two then are at JGP 6 or 7 if they earn a 2nd event.
Then that is the same as Bruce Waddell. He has a foot problem which is keeping him from competing in singles but he is ok to do dance.It was noted on another board that Corey posted on Instagram that he is injured and would not be doing JGP. Not sure if that was just for his men's events (he's listed as subs for men's events)? So maybe both M/C assignments are just place holders for now in hopes they can compete later in circuit
Link to all entries and time schedule: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111608.htmISU Ljubljana Cup entries
His name is Nishchay LUTHRA (ISU bio has it reversed: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00106075.htm )Ostrava changes:
OUT Hilary Elizabeth ASHER / Luthra NISHCHAY IND
That depends how the Russian federation spreads the assignments. There is only 12 spots per country in the JGP pairs events. If they spread those spots between 6 pairs, each of them two spots, then there could be fully Russian JGPF. But in the past they often spread it among seven pairs to give more pairs to have international experience, which means only 5 pairs has two spots and the remaining two pairs have only one spot. So then there can be only five pairs in JGPF.There’s no rule.
I think all 6 pairs is most likely; the Russian teams have all been way ahead.
After seeing their first competition (only SP), I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted to replace Kvartalova/Sviatchenko with Labazina/Rakhmanin. Mind you, K/S still have to skate the FS this afternoon so maybe the yesterday skate was just a bad day. They may do better today.Only if they sub out Kvartalova/Sviatchenko, they will have 5 at most. Pepeleva/Pleshkov only had the one event.
ISU JGP Ostrava 2018
IN Joseph KANG USA
OUT Ryan DUNK USA
IN Nana ARAKI JPN
IN Shiika YOSHIOKA JPN
OUT Tomoe KAWABATA JPN
OUT Riko TAKINO JPN
OUT Ema DOBOSZOVA SVK
ISU JGP Ljubljana 2018
OUT Neira KISO BIH
IN Yuna AOKI JPN
OUT Shiika YOSHIOKA JPN
IN Alicia FABBRI / Paul AYER CAN
OUT Natalie D'ALESSANDRO / Bruce WADDELL CAN
USFS tells skaters that they are not confirmed for a second JGP unless they have been notified by them directly. Names often have to be submitted to the ISU before the results of first assignments are known. Dunk did well in his first JGP and may still get a 2nd later.
DobrinFan, just curious why the names you're listing are links from deep-edge.net?
USFS tells skaters that they are not confirmed for a second JGP unless they have been notified by them directly. Names often have to be submitted to the ISU before the results of first assignments are known.
So do countries really pull skaters from their second event if they did not do well in their first event?