On TES vs PCSThe time and financial effort for the whole family adds up extremely. Only now I have one hundred percent funding by the Sports Support Group of the Bundeswehr, get my material and can live from figure skating.
And what the young skaters from Russia are doing is unbelievable - they are extremely young, not yet in puberty and can jump quite differently than an adult woman. The then bring a complex freestyle, with insane quadruple jumps, but without emotion or expression. You can not have developed that at the age of 13 or 14 years either.
On Dancing on IceTherefore, the Americans suddenly want to lower even the allowed starting age for championships even further. If Germany put it on it, you could certainly train a child so well here. But you also have a responsibility.
On eating disorders and rivalryI do not think it does anything to make competitive sport more attractive because it's a show - but I think it encourages a lot of people to run themselves again to compare themselves with the celebrities. But everything that puts skating in the foreground is good.
Wishes for WorldsI eat what I want, I move a lot - but of course I'm lucky, it's just different from person to person. And of course there is competition, but as in any sport. I am friends with many runners, after the competitions we meet privately, discuss in the cabin what we want to do, that is really exaggerated.
After the European Championships and before the Worlds you stay relatively focused, I worked hard for the Worlds I was injured for a long time and I could not train. I wish for the Worlds attention for our sport, even off the niches
The interviewer referred to Alysa Liu being just 13 (and not eligible for Worlds) and then Nicole responded that for this reason Americans want to lower the age minimum.I wonder what her basis is for that comment about Americans wanting to lower the age minimum.
No clue if she has any informations or if this is pure speculation.I wonder what her basis is for that comment about Americans wanting to lower the age minimum.
Personally, I said it enough times, I do not like to see those young jumping beans in the same competition as mature woman. Or lets word it better: I do not like the (mostly) over the top PCS for those skaters. But even as a Schott fan, maybe the 1st approach should be to look at one's own work. It's her 5th senior season already, we still have not seen a 3lz (not even an attempt iirc) in competition and besides some desperate 3f3t attempts, she is sticking to her 3t3t since the junior years. Other skaters progressed here a lot: Hendrickx, Peltonen, Lecavelier for example. These are all grown women.Not only the little Russians have taken over the field with their spectacular jumping and artistic combinations, the current US champion, Alysa Liu, is just 13 years old. And barely 1.40 meters tall, weighs about 40 kilos. She was the first American to land a triple Axel in the short program of the US Championships.
We have a weak season, therefore I do not want to pretend places. If everyone could make the finals, we would get away lucky. We have to face reality.
We have to reorganize ourselves structurally and in terms of content and turn the training methodology upside down, because international competition has simply become too strong
On Hase/SeegertIn four years 'time we may be able to achieve good results again and possibly think about medals in eight years' time
I am careful to speak of a great hope at the moment, but the two have a good competitive stability
It says:I can't open the article.
What does it exactly say?
Her 2a is not even big or looks that solid.
That leaves me kinda
Probably a mistake. I cannot imagine her working on this element.It says:
Nicole is working continually on her jumps, too. However she was set back by a lower leg and knee injury in the summer and could start the new season only in December. The injury happened during a fall on the difficult triple axel, which she does not yet master. In spite of the fall she feels more encouraged than demoralized: "I feel I can make it. This one was already pretty good."
Maybe he felt confident? I saw a quad on IG not long ago. Maybe he's that kind of athlete that would rather go all in and fail? That he wouldn't feel contend afterwards going for content Norwegian juniors can do? (They can't! ). Maybe he thought the field was so tough, that the easier content wouldn't get him through. Either way:I have a mixed feeling for Fentz. While I approve the guts going for the hard stuff I don't get why he did after this injury-plagued season?
He already has started to build up the "Berlin pair skating centre": Nine pairs, different levels, six coaches, amongst the pairs H/S and H/BKönig, on the other hand, has a year behind him between the highest feelings of happiness and everyday disappointments. The triumph in Pyeongchang and the grandiose encore in Milan were followed by months of waiting for a contract, which will now arrive at his home in the Berlin district of Köpenick at the end of March. A document that should finally turn the former honorary coach of the Deutsche Eislauf-Union (DEU) into the national pair skating coach. Provided that the king who has been courted for a long time and then held out for just as long, signs.
"Everyone jumps the double axel," König says when looking at the competition, "but what matters is not so much what you do, but how you do it. Charisma is the be-all and end-all". The master trainer wants to train pair skaters who "outgrow themselves". Just like Bruno Massot, who came to Germany from France
Alexander König has understood that in 2018 the funds from the federal government to the DEU flowed later than planned due to the protracted formation of the government. That the DEU paid him his salary until December was another reason. It is understandably more difficult for him to have to finance himself since then, even if he can expect his personal advance on Heller and Pfennig to be replaced.
Well, I admire everyone who is dealing with the DEU. Patience they need. Willingness. Usually a federation is there to support, not the other way round.However, König is surprised to note that the contract for the national coach has not yet been drawn up, also in order to be able to quickly agree on the modalities. "After the fantastic performances of Aljona and Bruno in Pyeonchang," says the 52-year-old Berliner, "everyone said that now we have to jump on this wave and do something. Now one year has passed and the wave is somewhere else". It's not the best way to help the pair race in Germany to flourish again.
Totally disagree here, especially in your example given (school/competition). While you might have faced/witnessed something like that please don't generalize it.As soon as you start showing talent and promise, it might be the key to your demise. Suddenly, you have to face problems you wouldn't have otherwise, like schools who wouldn't allow you to go to competitions etc. It's the same thing in all the art or sports departments (apart from soccer), whether you are a talented musician or a figure skater. I myself have experienced it numerous times, most of the time as a spectator
Don't worry, I don't feel offended that easy
Here is a list of the 43 'Elite schools' in Germany who work especially close with the national olympic committe.Regarding the sports schools: I have only heard about one in Berlin (Werner-Seelenbinder-Schule) and the internat in Oberstdorf.
Ok. I was born, schooled, studied and worked in Germany for over three decades. I'm wondering what field (other than public service) mediocrity gets one through comfortably. Not my experience. On the contrary, the insane competitiveness and rat race life style is what prompted me to migrate. You got me puzzled......I have already posted it on a German FS group on fb and got a lot of praise for it: The main problem with figure skating in Germany lies within the German mentality. Germany values mediocrity. As long as you are mediocre, you are being tolerated and have nothing to fear and can lead a nice calm life.
As soon as you start showing talent and promise, it might be the key to your demise. Suddenly, you have to face problems you wouldn't have otherwise, like schools who wouldn't allow you to go to competitions etc. It's the same thing in all the art or sports departments (apart from soccer), whether you are a talented musician or a figure skater. I myself have experienced it numerous times, most of the time as a spectator, and I really can assure you that Germany sucks as far as developing talent is concerned.
The other problem is funding. Why fund athletes in an obscure sport like figure skating when there is soccer instead? There are no reasonable or smart people in the federation who actually do care. No funding = no results.
Even Aliona and Bruno are pretty much forgotten by now in Germany. Sad, just sad.
I grew up in an artist family, so I naturally came in contact with many musicians and artists from a very young age. Most of them were trained in the former Soviet Union and got an excellent education. Those people and their families have been struggling a lot since coming to Germany. One of them is a young virtuoso, playing the cello. He plays concerts all over the world, yet he struggles with his jobs in Germany because they don't want him to play concerts at their theaters or they break off his contracts with the orchestras. One of his colleagues is a close friend of ours and he said; "He's simply too good and it rubs them the wrong way."Ok. I was born, schooled, studied and worked in Germany for over three decades. I'm wondering what field (other than public service) mediocrity gets one through comfortably. Not my experience. On the contrary, the insane competitiveness and rat race life style is what prompted me to migrate. You got me puzzled......