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Jeschke

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Good 8/20 plave finish for Gurdzhi with 178,54pts.
Very solid clean outing. He is still missing 3a, 3lz, 3f; 2f was in the program, maybe that should have been a triple.
Happy to see his reaction. I really liked his improvemts.

Luft/Schuster with 126,60pts and 11/18. I absolutely liked this FD. It's great music and a great concept, and the evil of me thinks: why it's waisted on them and not be given to Urban/Steffan (who i could have totally seen with that). She performs a lot, he looks better than in the RD here, still the overall heaviness and sloppiness is not my cup of tea.

I really miss Kazimov. I liked his style a lot. Is he still skating/having tryouts? Does anybody know?

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And off topic: Ilona Schindler looked better than ever! :)
 

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I really miss Kazimov. I liked his style a lot. Is he still skating/having tryouts? Does anybody know?
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And off topic: Ilona Schindler looked better than ever! :)
Do we know the name of Kazimov's new partner yet? Can't wait to see what they can achieve.

Schindler is getting an "assistant" with September 1st.
 

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As it seems, Marold is going senior this season;
well, we will see if this is a clever move :shuffle:
She is entered for Nebelhorn alongside Schott and Bock. Nice to have Bock still hanging around.

4 men (Dimitrescu, Fentz, Stoll, Hess), Hase/Segert, 3 dance teams (Peterson/Pfisterer, Koch/Nüchtern, Urban/Steffan)
Nice german team, hope it stays that big for the audience.
No Pavlova/Blommaert, so obviosuly still some issues here.

I am pleased that with the new nomination criteria a lot of thoses skaters are going into head-to-heads; makes the selection more fair.
 
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Crossposting; thanks for the news and links @Ka3sha
Krylova’s team had an open practice session and a press conference today.
Popova/Mozgov skated to Bohemian Rhapsody, Galyavieva/Thauron to Carmen, Muller/Dieck to It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World (by James Brown)
Here are some videos and a live stream:
M/D FD is very likely to Coco Chanel OST; so, ehm, which musical/movie is 'It's a man's man's world' from? :shuffle:
Unfortunately, it seems, Müller's twizzles are still the same.
 

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M/D FD is very likely to Coco Chanel OST; so, ehm, which musical/movie is 'It's a man's man's world' from? :shuffle:
Well, maybe there’s a mistake and some other couple was skating to this song, but the camera showed M/D at that moment
 

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In taz (Wednesday's edition) is a follow-up article on situation in Oberstdorf/DEU/Fajfr with a lot of background, particularly on situation in Oberstdorf. The article uses the F. case as an opportunity to look at the officials and the fed.

There are statements pro F. Then there is vice-president Morath of ESC Oberstdorf, who is working to ban Droysen from the rink. According to article about Droysen:
whom he calls a "pathetic, personality-disturbed, pubescent youth."
Everyone who is critical of the controversial trainer in the taz insists on anonymity. A hobby sportsman justifies this with his wish not to get a house ban in the ice rink.
The sportman describes what he witnessed between Droysen and F. Basically confirming it.

A trainer from Oberstdorf tells the taz: "I hear F. yelling at the children during my work." An athlete who practices with another trainer confirms this: "When Mr. F. is in the hall, it is loud. I learned to hide that and concentrate on my performance. I say to myself: "That's how F. is."
And so it is not surprising that the criticism of F. comes from outside, more precisely from the German Ski Association. Its employee Florian Kuiper is managing director of the ski boarding school in Oberstdorf, where figure skaters also live. Karel F. has been banned there since 2008, says Florian Kuiper. There were incidents "which, from an educational and privacy point of view, could not be reconciled with our guiding principles and beliefs".
article tells F.'s version of things

What the ski association regards as a violation of its educational principles and privacy was not even debated in the German Ice Skating Union after taz research. The German Ice Skating Union left one question of the taz unanswered.
Kuiper hints at another recent accusation by an ice sportswoman against F. Since this is known, the ski boarding school no longer accepts F. students. He says: "I would be happy if the athlete had the courage to express herself".
excerpts with Deepl tranalator
 

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Nationals have been re-scheduled.
New date: January, 2nd-3rd, 2020 in Oberstdorf.

Strange date, thursday and friday, one day after new years's eve. Who is sober one day after? :D
 

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I guess to get in the holiday audience and make it easier for people who already visit for New Year‘s Eve or the ski jumping, also figure skating enthusiasts are there already for the gala show that usually happens on Dec 30th.
 

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Hocke is spoiling us the last weeks with IG clips. I can’t help but am very excited and curious to see her debut with Kunkel in 2 weeks! I have really high hopes here!
 

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Elodie Eudine finished 27th at JGP LAT SP. 34,73pts.

I don't comment (german fed's clever sub tactics :wall: ) amnd hope for herself she has a better FS.
 

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Eudine finished 29th overall at JGP LIT (95,53pts). FS with 2 triples, no comment.

Wolf/Liebers were a pleasant surprise to me. They finished 8th (130,44pts).
Smooth skating, they seemed secure. I still have problems with her 'open mouth' presentation during almost the entire program.
 

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New Statement from the German Fed regarding Issaks case against Faifr


They wanna do some seminars for Parents and coaches this season about what is acceptable and not. When to report etc.
 

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Very rough outing for Starostin.
He cam in 16/22 with 143,83pts.
I like his skating but yeah :shuffle:
FS music is a total misfit imho.
 

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Hocke/Kunkel
SP: Wasting my young years (London Grammar)
FS: Dirty Dancing
Choreo by C. Papadakis, D. Savin, F. Schaerer

I think these are really good choices. I love the 'Wasting my young years' and 'Dirty Dancing' seems a really good fit for Hocke. Their latest practice clips looked awesome. I have a feeling they might be a big big surprise this weekend!
 

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German Fed wants to host Europeans 2023 in Essen :cheer2:

Right now, there are no further candidates.
Oh yes. Keeping my fingers crossed.
But boy, Essen is some ugly not nice city 😅
 
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Hocke/Kunkel
SP: Wasting my young years (London Grammar)
FS: Dirty Dancing
Choreo by C. Papadakis, D. Savin, F. Schaerer

I think these are really good choices. I love the 'Wasting my young years' and 'Dirty Dancing' seems a really good fit for Hocke. Their latest practice clips looked awesome. I have a feeling they might be a big big surprise this weekend!
I like these music choices too. It would be nice if they would be able to show some of these great elements we have seen in Hockes clips, but I wouldn't expect to much after that short period of time they have had to prepare. Does anyone know if C. Papadakis is a relative of Gabriella Papadakis?
 

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New program announcements

Müller/Dieck
RD: Burlesque
FD: Coco Chanel

Marold
SP: Always remember us that way (Lady Gaga)
 

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