I also usually prefer them to Daniel Weiss, but today I noticed that they very often had to say that "the Asians" more often tend to use classical music. I don't know, it did strike me as a bit strange because back in the days they'd always criticize the Russians for stuff like that and gush over the Japanese skaters, for instance. Their bias against the Asian skaters was quite obvious today.I am freaking out. Siggi Heinrich and Hendryk Schamberger are back.
Back to the roots!!
No. They have to finish top 10 in order to have a chance at qualifying the 2nd spot.Very disapointing outing from Fentz with 26th place out of 33 participants and no qualification for the FS. So no spot secured for the Olympics and the pressure will be on to still get the spot at Nebelhorn Trophy.
The 2nd spot in pairs is surely gone as well, the points gap is too big for H/K to finish up in 10th place (which was too much to ask for even before they skated the SP). Is there any chance/possibility to still get the 2nd spot at Nebelhorn Trophy if not placing in the top 10 at Worlds?
Don't agree that it would have been easy, but it would have been way more realistic that's for sure.In pairs it would have been so easy to archive if H/S hadn't been forced to withdraw due to injury, so sad!
Ehm?With Peter Liebers in Sochi in 2014, I had the big goal of winning an Olympic medal. After his 5th place in the short program, that was no longer possible and Peter finished eighth.
I watched that Olympic FS with a German friend of mine who is rooting for all the German athletes in all the sports and she was really upset and close to tears when Liebers didn't win a medal. Uhm, yeah...Interview with Viola Striegler (most known as coach of Lindemann and Liebers) who stepped down as seniors head coach :
Die Deutsche Eislauf-Union e.V. ist nationaler Spitzenverband für Eiskunstlaufen, Eistanz und Synchroneiskunstlaufen und einer von nur 7 olympischen Wintersportverbänden.www.eislauf-union.de
Google Translate does a decent job.
Well. Speaking of setting realistic goals
Lieber´s Sochi SP was the hightlight in his career. He was flawless this day and this SP is maybe the best German non-Aljona skate of this century. Medals were out of reach and I just cannot comprehend how she was dreaming of a medal.I watched that Olympic FS with a German friend of mine who is rooting for all the German athletes in all the sports and she was really upset and close to tears when Liebers didn't win a medal. Uhm, yeah...
There is just something with German figure skating fans and clubs and their delusions.Lieber´s Sochi SP was the hightlight in his career. He was flawless this day and this SP is maybe the best German non-Aljona skate of this century. Medals were out of reach and I just cannot comprehend how she was dreaming of a medal.
Here we go:
Minerva Hase's February 17th post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZKVpEpz0l/Die Berliner Paarläuferin Minerva Hase und ihr Partner Nolan Seegert müssen die Teilnahme an der Eiskunstlauf-WM vom 22. bis 28. März in Stockholm absagen.www.bz-berlin.de
Minerva Hase sustained a leg injury while doing an intended triple twist in training. Hase & Seegert won't be able to compete at Worlds next month.
Due to her recovery, Minerva posted this group photo yesterday ("I was only able to complete half the basic training..."): https://www.instagram.com/p/COQ0_5iJ-u1/Due to an accident at practice, followed by a surgery, I am heartbroken to announce that Nolan and I won't be able to represent Germany at the Worlds in Stockholm.
The surgery went well and from now on it can only get better.
We were looking forward to finally have a competition in this strange times, but you cannot always plan life.
We will get back even stronger next season!
Ann-Christin Marold has posted this on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annchristinmarold/photos/a.866207863499374/3895753990544731
Has she retired or is she just going to switch coaches and rinks? It's not exactly clear.