Moskvina chooses theOr music and I can't help thinking about her when they skate it. Maybe "my way" skated by B/K refers to Moskvina's way (or the highway).
I have no idea what was the story behind Boikova/Kozlovski choosing the music, but I wouldn’t just assume that at their age there is nothing that they decided for themselves. We really don’t know what they are dealing with in their day-to-day lives. 0It is very presumptuous to dismiss them just because of their age. Life experiences happen at any age.
The way I view success in life now could hold true in any sport or in any other profession. The first measure for me is how well I’m able to live life by my values. This is something I really needed to practice after I stopped with my sporting career and I know many athletes have similar struggles because for years they have always had somebody tell them what to do – either the coaches, or the Federation, or the parents. The big challenge for me was to realize how to coach myself now and how to know if I’m living a happy successful life."
This was an August 2019 article posted earlier in this thread that stated Hao ZHANG "underwent two leg operations and had been sidelined from training for three months":It was his [Zhang] injury not hers [Yu]. She actually skated their SP as a solo before while he was injured and recovering.
Thank you! I wonder how many Chinese entries are allowed per discipline? ETA that I found some 2016 CNWG results posted on the first page of this thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...ding-road-to-beijing-2022.97764/#post-4697775Yes, those on the list [qualifiers for the National Winter Games in Feb 2020] are the ones who have qualified rather than the final entry list, which will be out after Jan 5. For example, I'm not sure at all that Yu / Zhang will compete given the recent circumstance.
(During Dec 18-22 if anyone had questions regarding the ranking they could contact the Fed - that's what these 2 dates meant.)
Peng/Jin placed first and second at their GPs this fall and just came in second at the GPF. That seems like a pretty successful pairing to me.
Country with so many potential male partners, and they will need to import? I struggle to understand that they can’t find decent pair partners, considering they have 700 million males.
A Chinese TV clip/video about regrouping the teams, not just these two, but also less visible juniors. Hongbo Zhao explaining the reasons and process. The video has segments about Sui/Han also.
Zhao explains that not only these two teams are regrouped, but several younger teams as well. It is common practice, especially in younger groups. With Seniors it is harder and more needs to be considered. It has nothing to do with athletes' individual issues/relationship but for a bigger picture of what works the best, gives best outcomes in major competitions/Olympics.
He says that for fans and non-professionals it is hard to understand, but the specialists watch the training, the specifics of each skater, have their methods of observation, and while it is a gamble to exchange partners in a pair, the technical considerations of professionals with more than 20 years of experience are reliable.
....well.... of course, in north American's view if it is in "China" then a normal management decision is "following orders".... jawohl mein kommandant .... Is it viewed as "following orders" when a manager at work matches up two employees in a team for best outcome based on their abilities? when in rowing, trapeze acrobatics or bobsled 2 athletes matched up on weight and abilities? when a movie director matches up a leading man and a lady for best production?Apparently, Jin was more amenable to following orders, while Yu fought rebelliously against the fed's demands with passion and sorrow.
In any case, Jin landed on his feet right away with a promising new partnership, while Yu struggled with Zhang, and now she is without a partner two years out from the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Or maybe you need to describe this situation with another choice of words. "Posting comments on social media about one's preference" is not ""fighting rebelliously" and not exactly a "revolution against a skating federation"..Maybe you weren't following the thread here, TA, when there were reports of Yu posting comments on social media about not wanting to split with Jin. It's not a secret that Yu was emotionally upset about having to split with Jin.
Or maybe you need to describe this situation with another choice of words. "Posting comments on social media about one's preference" is not ""fighting rebelliously" and not exactly a "revolution against a skating federation"..
Chinese pair skating system works marvelously..... simply great.. and if it ain't broken, don't fix it... and "if it is not like yours, does not mean it is bad".
One does not get to pick a business associate one is paired up with in any business, based on "emotionally well" criteria.The change seemed to work physically well for Yu/Zhang too, but never emotionally well for either Yu or Zhang. Emotions should never be completely disregarded.
Actually, I disagree. When Peng started skating with Zhang, I really loved how expressive, full of life she was. Zhang was just cold, expressionless guy, and she was the one who made the pair look alive. But gradually it became clear that she wasn’t that happy, and her spark became weaker and weaker. When the pairs were split and rearranged, I admit I did have some doubts (especially about the way it was done). But skating with Jin help Peng get back her spark. Alright, I admit that Yu didn’t look very happy at all, but I couldn’t see her having the same spark as Sui or Peng have. Yu is more introverted and doesn’t project her emotions, so she actually fit very well next to Zhang. Emotionally they are pretty similar.And the regrouped pairings did work physically and emotionally for Peng/Jin (although I feel that Jin was stronger with Yu). The change seemed to work physically well for Yu/Zhang too, but never emotionally well for either Yu or Zhang. Emotions should never be completely disregarded.
One does not get to pick a business associate one is paired up with in any business, based on "emotionally well" criteria.
When Peng started skating with Zhang, I really loved how expressive, full of life she was
The lightness might have been because she no longer was being thrown haphazardly halfway down the rink in throws that there is no way of landing. And when she was hurt from the fall (hitting her head on the ice) he stood around joking and laughing while she was checked out by a doctor.It's not about pairing based on emotional compatibility, but it is about recognizing that an emotional connection can be helpful in developing a successful team. I said 'emotions' should never be completely discounted in terms of a pair being able to work together well. Choreographers, like Lori Nichol, e.g., often work on the basis of personalities and emotions to bring out more expressiveness, which can improve PCS values.
Or else, like Yu did, skaters can try to push their emotions to the side and see how well that works for them. Yu's heart never appeared to be fully aboard in the Zhang partnership, compared to her former performances with Jin. I do think Yu tried but struggled to retain her former emotional depth. Still, I thought it was possible that Y/Z were beginning to come together better after seeing those released program clips last year. But apparently, something hasn't worked out.
We'll see what happens going forward.
Great if that's what you saw between Peng/Zhang when they first started. I wasn't following them that closely, so I don't know exactly when they started together. I saw them on the GP and I never felt they melded well as a team. It was like a father/ daughter pairing. Indeed, Zhang was rather emotionless in his skating. He seemed to improve somewhat with Yu, as he appeared to very much desire to skate with Yu. Perhaps Yu's emotional depth as a skater appealed to Zhang, combined with her talent and her more mature look vs Peng.
In my previous posts, I never specifically commented on Peng/Zhang's relationship, except to note that it was seen to not be working well, possibly due to the age difference, but also because Peng often made mistakes. Peng seemed to be more in awe of and somewhat intimidated by her older partner. After Peng was paired with Jin, she exuded more lightness of spirit, and IMO she began to smile more and to show a livelier side of her personality.
The rest of your observations, I generally agree with.
Since his return from Seoul, Han Yan's on-ice training has been disrupted because of coronavirus quarantine policy. Damn
“Due to 2019-nCoV control policy in Beijing, #HanYAN has been asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days after he came back from 4CC. No on-ice training since. In his livestream, he said he wanted to be at Worlds, but he’s waiting for coordination from CSA.”twitter.com