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Sabine-Yuna

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I saw it on the schedule from the DEU. There it is called “components and athletic course” for all disciplines. On Instagram Joti posted two pictures. I don’t know if that are alle members of the camp.
Seemed to be a wild mix of single skaters, pair skaters and ice dancers. I recognised Stefano Schuster and Lara Luft at the picture, maybe a new pairing...
 

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Annika Hocke and Ruben Blommaert have ended their partnership. He announced it on Instagram
He says they found no training rhythm after the difficult begin of the season with injuries and illnesses
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwSXGxbnN8b/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1arsorqi5nqa1
It's not really a surprise, because the body language and other things were different from last season. Anyhow, during the last 2 competitions I had my hopes up again, they'll stay together. I did like them, and think they showed promise.

As of Ruben's post, I gather Annika broke up, and he will think about his future.

Annika is imo a good pair's skater. Anyone?
 

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Annika Hocke and Ruben Blommaert have ended their partnership. He announced it on Instagram
He says they found no training rhythm after the difficult begin of the season with injuries and illnesses
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwSXGxbnN8b/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1arsorqi5nqa1
Is the Google translation of Blommaert's IG post more-or-less accurate?
After this season, which started with illness and injuries already very difficult, we unfortunately had to come to the conclusion that Annika and my joint sports career has no future. I'm sad to tell you, but I respect her decision and wish her all the best. Looking back, we have learned a lot in this short time and have started very successfully in our first season. The reward for our hard training was the participation in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang with which my biggest dream came true! After the difficult start to the past season, we found no training routine. Consequently, the results in the competition were also worse than hoped. Nevertheless, in my opinion, we had a good degree in Japan and I am proud of what we have achieved together.
In the next 6 weeks, I will first complete my training with the German Armed Forces and am still curious about what opportunities will arise in my sporting career yet.
Now I would like to thank all those who supported us in these two eventful years!
 

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Is the Google translation of Blommaert's IG post more-or-less accurate?
Yes, quite an accurate translation. At the end it should read instead of „good degree“ something like „a good final result“ or „good end/ finish to our competitive career together“.
 

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To me there is no way to create a longtime partnership with Ruben...
Annika needs a new strong partner otherwise her career has come to a close.

I expect Alexander König to feel that happen long before. His body language was disappointing all season long.

From three competitive pairs just one is left. Maybe the least talented one. Minerva and Nolan faught themselves through the long path.
 
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I love Annika's presence on the ice! And who would have thought that they would make it to the finals in pyeongchang!

Minerva and Nolan are v elegant. Hope they continue to develop
 

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