Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

Karen-W

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Japan have to be the overwhelming favorites now to win the Bronze in the team event now that they have a quality Pairs teams to go along with their strong singles skaters.
Not really. My current projections have them earning 6 points in the pairs SP for the team event - they won't beat any team Russia or China puts on the ice in the TE, and their SP from ACI is lower than K/F's SP from the John Nicks Challenge last weekend. We haven't seen M-T/M yet but nothing from J/R this weekend indicates that M-T/M won't be Canada's #1 going into Beijing. Even if they did manage to finish ahead of both M-T/M and K/F (not out of the realm of possibility), they still have a major weakness in dance that is hard to overcome. Right now, P/G have a really strong RD that is going to put them in either 1st or 2nd; even if K/K earn the Beijing spot over Kana/Dai, they are probably looking at 8th in the RD at best. That is a deficit of 6 points right there to make up. Then you have to figure that Canada's lady will be either Schizas or Ruiter - and they're both more than likely to finish ahead of the women from China, Italy, Germany, and the 10th team that qualifies. I just don't see how Canada loses enough points across women, men and pairs to get Japan into a position where they can be considered the favorite to win bronze.
 

mikeko

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Not really. My current projections have them earning 6 points in the pairs SP for the team event - they won't beat any team Russia or China puts on the ice in the TE, and their SP from ACI is lower than K/F's SP from the John Nicks Challenge last weekend. We haven't seen M-T/M yet but nothing from J/R this weekend indicates that M-T/M won't be Canada's #1 going into Beijing. Even if they did manage to finish ahead of both M-T/M and K/F (not out of the realm of possibility), they still have a major weakness in dance that is hard to overcome. Right now, P/G have a really strong RD that is going to put them in either 1st or 2nd; even if K/K earn the Beijing spot over Kana/Dai, they are probably looking at 8th in the RD at best. That is a deficit of 6 points right there to make up. Then you have to figure that Canada's lady will be either Schizas or Ruiter - and they're both more than likely to finish ahead of the women from China, Italy, Germany, and the 10th team that qualifies. I just don't see how Canada loses enough points across women, men and pairs to get Japan into a position where they can be considered the favorite to win bronze.
We'll probably see at NHK Trophy. Kana/Dai have been improving so fast this year.
 

Jeschke

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How are olympic spots determined this season?
Sorry if I missed post (and sorry for being too lazy to scroll all the way back)
 

ostile17

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At a board meeting held today in Tokyo, JSF decided to send some athletes to CS competitions.

Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi are entered at the CS Warsaw Cup (November 18-21, Warsaw, Poland). They will go there right after having competed at the NHK Trophy the previous weekend (November 12-14).

Together with their participation in the Eastern Japan Championships (October 28-31) it will be their third competition in just three weeks.🙀

Let's all pray for Dai's old and battered knees, please!

Other JSF entries:

CS Warsaw Cup (November 18-21)

Sota Yamamoto
Koshiro Shimada
Mai Mihara
Yuhana Yokoi
Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi

(Subs: Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda, Sena Miyake, Mana Kawabe, Tomoe Kawabata)

CS Cup of Austria (November 11-14)

Sena Miyake
Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda
Mana Kawabe
Wakaba Higuchi
Tomoe Kawabata

(Subs: Sota Yamamoto, Yuhana Yokoi)

Already announced:

CS Asian Open Trophy

Yuma Kagiyama Shun Sato (Substitutes: Kao Miura, Sena Miyake) Women: Rika Kihira, Kaori Sakamoto (Substitutes: Mana Kawabe, Mai Mihara) Ice dance: Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto



 
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