Ichilov/davidovitch split. He’s on IPS. Anyone know if she is continuing?
Haven't kept track of her, but I glanced at the previous page of this thread and saw this answer:What happened to the last partner, Conners? Does she continue with pairs? Did she find a partner?
Based on her IG, Paige Conners currently appears to be enjoying college and collegiate team skating at the University of Delaware.
Yeah, they are there for quite some time.We are back from our trip to Israel. My son went skating with his former hockey teammate who has since moved back to Israel. They went skating in Holon and it was fun to see big posters of Le Bych and Samokhin at the rink!
Lev Vinokur has been withdrawn [from JGP Chelyabinsk today] by ISU because he last competed for Russia in November. Results from Riga pending cancellation.
Russia did put out official documents on who was released to another country and they never mentioned releasing Vinokur plus he was name as being a part of the Moscow federation national team in July
Vinokur won the silver in Adv. Novice Boys for Russia at Alpen Trophy in Innsbruck, Austria in November 2018: http://skateaustria.vs91-250-98-130.cloud-he.de/img/competition/4.2018_19/041/CAT006RS.HTMIt's not really up to Russia though. This is the Israeli federation's fault for submitting the entry in the first place. They should have known when his last competition for Russia was.
The release has in all probability come through. He needed to wait a full 12 months from his last competition for Russia to represent Israel. It’s Federation 101.He's absolutely adorable. I hope the release comes through and he's not stranded in limbo for too long.
The rules are pretty clear and this is not the Israeli Federation’s first time doing this.I’m curious about how this happened, was it a misunderstanding of the rules on the Israeli Fed’s part or what?
Usually, the ISU tells the skater before they get to the event (but sometimes at the event) that the clearance hasn't gone through. Sometimes, if the skater and Fed think it will be put through before the actual event, they'll send the skater in hopes it clears before they are scheduled to skate. Of course, there aren't strict deadlines on processing the clearances, though I don't know how it could happen before a year from his last competition, so it's all a bit murky. I do think it's unusual that he was permitted to skate if the clearance wasn't final.I love that kid. Someone (or multiple someones) really dropped the ball. Has this happened before? Aren't there any safeguards to make sure someone competing is eligible?
Yes. The last example I can recall was Yamato Rowe being disqualified from a competition in Iceland because his paperwork between USFSA and the Philippines wasn't in order.Has this happened before?
The safeguards are that you expect the skater's coaching team and the federation who requested the release and who make the competition entry to be competent.Aren't there any safeguards to make sure someone competing is eligible?
He likely had the clearance which has to be applied for to the ISU before 1 July. The releasing federation (in this case Russia) will send a letter to the requesting federation (in this case Israel) releasing the skater and the latter will then request a clearance cert from the ISU. When the clearance cert is issued, the requesting federation will be told the date when the skater can start representing their new federation in international competition.I do think it's unusual that he was permitted to skate if the clearance wasn't final.
You just failed to notice.I just found out ISU bios are now listing former partners. Did I ever fail to notice or is this new?