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Figure Skating 2020

Let's discuss.

US National Championships currently taking place.

Bradie Tennell won the Short Program. Liu was just behind.

European Championships also going on somewhere in Austria. Aliev won the Men title. Boikova/Kozlovskii are the new Pair champions. Sinitsina/Katsalapov are beathing on Papadakis/Cizeron's neck in Ice Dance.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Sunday at 9:49 AM

Skating by numbers.

Ever since the "new"skating points system was released, everyone looks the same. Ever routine is a bunch of jumps and spins all to gather points. There's no originality or style any more.,


by Anonymousreply 101/24/2020

Agreed R1. It’s so boring now and there’s no point watching the Americans because we suck now.

by Anonymousreply 201/24/2020

The IJS murdered figure skating. It’s nothing but Bielmann spins, tripped up quads, and catch foot lifts. Only ice dancing is worth watching but even they’re starting to get formulaic.

by Anonymousreply 301/24/2020

Chock/Bates won Rhythm Dance at US Nationals

by Anonymousreply 401/24/2020

This is it? This is the thread for what’s happening on tv right now?/

by Anonymousreply 501/24/2020

Rippon will try to un-retire, and get beaten up by Shoma Uno.

by Anonymousreply 601/24/2020

How adorable is Mariah Bell?

She’s darling.

by Anonymousreply 701/24/2020

Wow Alysa Liu was something else with those two triple-axels, even if the quad looked a little suspect. Loved her smile throughout the program and her spins were by far the fastest and effortless.

Was that Lori sitting next to Alysa? My god, girl is getting too big.

by Anonymousreply 801/24/2020

Mariah Bell gave a fine performance tonight, but how do you beat someone who can triple axel so effortlessly?

by Anonymousreply 901/24/2020

While I thought Mariah game emotion, the ending of her program is boring. It is not the time to make spirals or spread eagles, it needs to end with some crisp footwork and end with a bam! Instead it slows down.

by Anonymousreply 1001/24/2020

Dammit. I've yet to watch and you spoiled it.

by Anonymousreply 1101/24/2020

Figure skating has never been the same since they dropped skating the compulsory figures in the competitions. It’s what the sport is named for for Chrissake!

by Anonymousreply 1201/24/2020

Papadakis/Cizeron lost to the Russians

by Anonymousreply 1301/25/2020

Which guy is Cizeron dating?

The look on Papadakis' face at the end of their LP @ the European Championship was of visible disappointment with herself. She knew she wasn't in her usual good form. They were far better at the GP Final. But I bet they'll be back on-form by the time the World Championship kicks off.

by Anonymousreply 1401/26/2020

Chock/Bates win in USA over Hubbell/Donohue.

McNamara/Carpenter's season has been very disappointing. Yes, injuries contributed to that but they lost momentum now. However C/B showed you can gain it back.

by Anonymousreply 1501/26/2020

You can definitely tell that Hubbell and Donohue are fucking based solely on body language.

The men's competition was very good. Nathan is still incredible, of course, but it was a talented field in general.

by Anonymousreply 1601/26/2020

Everyone was boring as hell. I hate the American figure skating right now.

by Anonymousreply 1701/26/2020

Jason Brown's ass was certainly not boring.

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by Anonymousreply 1801/27/2020

As usual, the recent ice-dance podium had the best-looking male figure skaters. It seems like one of the current prerequisites for top guys in ice dance is to have aesthetic facial features.

Is Cizeron still in the closet? I thought his Jane Fonda number could be him coming out :).

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by Anonymousreply 1901/27/2020

French Federation hit by sexual abuses, rapes and cover-ups scandal.

Sarah Abitbol said she has been raped for 2 years by her then coach when she was 15. Other 2 coaches of the late 80s-early 90s are accused by other girls.

Didier summoned by the Minister for Sport next week.

by Anonymousreply 2001/30/2020

The more I watch skating, the more utterly inane it seems

by Anonymousreply 2101/30/2020

They should raise the age for ladies, so that even if its a jumping contest, at least the ladies have developed a bit of grace and have filled out, so that they dont look like jumping toothpick legs that can get blown by the wind. They arent pretty to watch. One of those russian girls have really frightening stick legs that look like they would break. Even the kazakh girl whos already way older looks like she is starving.

by Anonymousreply 2201/30/2020

[quote]Even the kazakh girl whos already way older looks like she is starving.

And she's horribly injured and out for the rest of the season. She got her little World silver medal now though - so worth it to be a cripple for life.

by Anonymousreply 2301/31/2020

[quote] They should raise the age for ladies, so that even if its a jumping contest, at least the ladies have developed a bit of grace and have filled out

I concur!

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by Anonymousreply 2401/31/2020

The bigger & more filled-out a female is - the harder she crashes on the ice. E = mc2 or smthg.

I think there should be 2 categories, similar to weight-lifting. The twink one and the fat one.

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by Anonymousreply 2501/31/2020

I got great tickets to US Nationals 2021 in San Jose. I had to buy the Gala tickets as well to get them, although I'm usually done with skating by the end of competitions. I figured I'd splurge since I decided not to go to any more international events after the last Skate America. It's just going to be just Junior and Senior events, an all will be at the SAP Center, so there won't be all the traveling back and forth from the other rink.

Anyone else planning to go?

by Anonymousreply 2602/01/2020

Apologies if I'm late, I had to search for a skating thread. Has Maia Shibutani's cancer diagnosis been brought up yet? I was surprised to read about it in Skating Magazine. I don't know much about the prognosis for that type of renal carcinoma.

by Anonymousreply 2702/02/2020

R27 again, to contribute to the Nationals discussion, Maria Bell was wonderful. I was reading about how Adam Rippon has trained her, and I think he's been good for her.

by Anonymousreply 2802/02/2020

[quote]Papadakis/Cizeron lost to the Russians

Those Russian crooks really will rig just about any contest they like, from presidential elections to free dance.

by Anonymousreply 2902/02/2020

P/C made mistakes and deserved to lose.

by Anonymousreply 3002/02/2020

Jason Brown, sit your ass down and stop that crap you call "skating" - you're boring as hell and look like one of the Three Stooges.

by Anonymousreply 3102/02/2020

Didn't know about Maia's cancer diagnosis. Sad. What is the prognosis?

by Anonymousreply 3202/02/2020

[quote]What is the prognosis?

As much media exposure as possible!!!

by Anonymousreply 3302/02/2020

Ooh la la!

by Anonymousreply 3402/02/2020

French Sport Minister told Didier Gailhaguet to resign. She gives French Federation 15 days to get sorted. She started the procedure to withdraw the supporting agreement to FFSG, meaning the Olympic Commitee will fill in to run things.

Galihaguet hasn't resigned. He continues to say he has made mistakes but it wasn't his fault, he wasn't aware of many things, he only discovered in the last few days as they happened before his time. He blames the former Sport minister. He called a press conference on Wednesday.

Gwendal Peizarat has asked his resignation. Canderolo joined.

Joubert managed to go live on radio today to support Galihaguet, saying he is like a second father, he can't be blamed for everything, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3502/03/2020

What's all the hubbub in France? Did they run out of baguettes?

The only thing I heard was that a pair-skater Frenchie sent an underage girl some dick pics. Sacré bleu!

The only important DL question: have those dick pics leaked yet?

by Anonymousreply 3602/03/2020

Okay, yesterday afternoon I was watching figure skating on NBC. One half of the pairs was Brian Johnson. Drop dead gorgeous in his outfit. I swear I saw him with a woody after he finished.

by Anonymousreply 3702/03/2020

R32, all Maia has said is that the tumor was malignant, and that she needs no additional treatment but to heal from her surgery. Somewhat vague, but she did say they found it early.

by Anonymousreply 3802/03/2020

[quote]Brian Johnson. Drop dead gorgeous in his outfit. I swear I saw him with a woody after he finished.

Yeah, sometimes you se a few chubies.

by Anonymousreply 3902/03/2020


Sarah Abitbol (former pair world medalist in the 90s) accused her former coach, Gilles Beyer, of having raped and abused her when she was between 15 and 17. Two more girls came out with abuse stories, one against Beyer again.

Beyer was the subject of an inquiry by Sport Ministry in around 2000 when the parents of a girl reported him. At the time he was employed by the Federation and Ministry banned him from holding jobs with Federation. However, he went back to his club, became president and then got elected to federal council until a couple of years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4002/03/2020

Thanks, R40.

Reportedly, Joubert is torn by the scandal because he regarded Didier Gailhaguet as a 'second father'.

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by Anonymousreply 4102/04/2020

Oops, sorry, R35, accidentally repeated your post.

by Anonymousreply 4202/04/2020

Four Continents are this week

Chen and Uno are skipping them.

Hanyu should be the favourite. Then Boyang...and a Canadian. Or Jason Brown's triples.

Bell is not present either. USA are sending Tennell, Chen and Glenn. Kihira, Sakamoto and HIguchi are presenting Japan and You, Kim and Lim for South Korea

by Anonymousreply 4302/04/2020

[quote]You can definitely tell that Hubbell and Donohue are fucking based solely on body language.

Does Hubbell's fiance know? Isn't she engaged to a Spanish ice dancer?

by Anonymousreply 4402/04/2020

R44 yes, with Diaz

And Smart is with Donohue

Btw, Smart/Diaz just got the World spot over Hurtado/Khaliavin

by Anonymousreply 4502/05/2020

A few of the 4C performances are on Youtube. EVERYONE in the audience is wearing face masks.

by Anonymousreply 4602/06/2020

Chock/Bates won 4CCs even with a fall (out of elements) Hubbell/Donohue pushed into third by Gilles/Poirier. Hawayek/Baker were behind because of disastrous RD but they didn't outscore the Chineses even in the FD. The new Australian couple scoring decently is half Canadian and they train at Gadbois.

1 Chock/Bates USA 213.18

2 Gilles/Poirier CAN 210.18

3 Hubbell/Donohue USA 208.72

4 Wang/Liu CHN 196.75

5 LaJoie/Lagha CAN 192.11

6 Hawayek/Baker USA 188.49

7 Soucisse/Firus CAN 174.41

8 Min/Eaton KOR 163.26

9 Harris/Chan AUS 161.05

10 Chen/Sun CHN 158.70

11 Komtasubara/Koleto JPN 157.20

12 Ning/Wang CHN 145.22

13 Fukase/Cho JPN 143.94

14 Kerry/Dodds AUS 143.59

15 Friend/Badaoui AUS 137.36

16 Weatherby/Yerzhanov KAZ 132.27

by Anonymousreply 4702/07/2020

The French federation is in meltdown mode.

I can't believe this isn't a hot topic with 600 replies on DL. I thought there were as many FS fans as Broadway fans on DL. Or did I miss a thread?

Hope Kévin Aymoz and his bubble-butt are ok.

by Anonymousreply 4802/07/2020

R48 it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people....Gailhaguet and co

At 4CCs Hanuy set a new world record in the SP. He went back to the programs of 2 seasons ago. Boyang is in second and Jason Brown in third.

by Anonymousreply 4902/07/2020

Are we talking about the Cipres dick pics R48?

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by Anonymousreply 5002/07/2020

R50 Rape claims against Gilles Beyer, various abuses claims against him and the 2 other coaches, allegations of cover-ups or at least laissez faire attitude regarding Beyer's involvment in Fed and skating clubs, allegations of verbal abuses to Lecavelier's former coach and her father (president of Nice skating club), etceterà!

by Anonymousreply 5102/07/2020

[quote]Hubbell/Donohue pushed into third by Gilles/Poirier.

It will be interesting to see what happens at Worlds next month.

This is the 2nd time this season that Gilles/Poirier have beaten Hubbell/Donohue.

by Anonymousreply 5202/07/2020

Gailhaguet is gone

4 Continents

1) Sui/Han 2) Peng/Jin 3) Moore Towers/Marinaro

Calalang/Johnson 4th and top US pair.

1) Kihira 2) You 3) Tennell 7) Chen 9) Glenn

by Anonymousreply 5302/08/2020

So we haven’t yet gotten to the bottom of the Cipres dick pics. I have to believe the French federation has had a role in how that’s been handled (badly, starting with blaming the 13 year old he sent them to).

by Anonymousreply 5402/08/2020

[quote]Gailhaguet is gone

That old coot should have been gone years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5502/10/2020

Tennell medalled--that's good news, even with her lousy showing at US Nationals, she's holding steady internationally. If Mariah Bell doesn't melt down at Worlds, there's a real chance at getting three spots back.

by Anonymousreply 5602/10/2020

Ice dancer Lewis Gibson confirms what we already guessed

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by Anonymousreply 5802/14/2020

R57, congrats to Lewis Gibson!

by Anonymousreply 5902/15/2020

Sigh. How the years have passed.

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by Anonymousreply 6202/18/2020

Knierims split. Chris retires. Alexa will search for a new partner. Chris suffers from depression

The Australian pair (Aleksandovskaya/Windsor) also split. It has to do with her injuries.

World Championships entries are out:

- 33 Men, 36 Ladies, 24 Pairs, 34 Ice Dance

- no Yan Han

- no North Korean pair. They are MIA since Rostelecom. Maybe they are injured, maybe it is just North Korea

- Smart/Diaz is the Spanish entry in Ice Dance

- Lauriault/Legac is second French team instead of Galyavieva/Thauron

- State of Italian ice dance behind Guignard/Fabbri is dire. After Calderone/Papetti split this fall, it seems Tessari/Fioretti split too. Roy/Pientrantonio got the second World spot because they are the only ones left. Given G/F are old, they must hope Junior couples transition well to Senior. But they are not particularly good as junior....

by Anonymousreply 6302/26/2020

When you write, "The Knierims split." do you just mean as far as skating or personally/marriage-wise as well?

by Anonymousreply 6402/26/2020

It seems to be just a skating split. Also due to his injuries.

by Anonymousreply 6502/26/2020

[quote]Knierims split. Chris retires. Alexa will search for a new partner. Chris suffers from depression

God's will!

by Anonymousreply 6602/26/2020

Meanwhile, Eric Radford posted a new underwear photo this week:

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by Anonymousreply 6702/26/2020

Damn, that must be some injury with Knierim to split right after winning Nationals.

by Anonymousreply 6802/26/2020

"Chris' battle with depression came to a head in February at the ISU Four Continents Championships, a competition they had medaled at in 2014 and 2016.

"Four Continents was really strange," Alexa said. "In our three practices in Seoul, Chris was physically there but he wasn't present. It was like I was skating with a ghost.

"When I took my spot in the short [program], I looked at his eyes and he wasn't there. It was like skating with a body, not my husband."

After errors on their side-by-side jumps, Chris fell on the entry to their side-by-side spin and could do nothing but stand next to his spinning partner.

"I'm done," Chris told Alexa even before leaving the ice.

"I knew this was not just a reaction to our skate," Alexa said. "He was done. I knew that mentally and emotionally." "

by Anonymousreply 6902/27/2020

It's got to be rough, going through all that physical and mental stress doing the same thing you've been doing since you were 6 years old.

by Anonymousreply 7002/27/2020

Good for him for knowing it was time to pull the plug and move on.

by Anonymousreply 7102/27/2020

Kayne/OShea announced their FS program for next season....


by Anonymousreply 7202/27/2020

How original!

by Anonymousreply 7302/27/2020

No one, in any discipline, should be allowed to skate to Carmen ever again. Same thing goes for Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis.

by Anonymousreply 7402/27/2020

Or at least the Carmen MUST die at the end of the program. Nothing less than a full snuff film in front of Johnny and Tara to give them something to shriek about. (Just imagine Dick Button kvelling over THAT!)

by Anonymousreply 7502/27/2020

Is Covid19 going to cause the cancellation of the World Championships? Noooo!!

by Anonymousreply 7602/29/2020

Knierims withdrew from Four Continents due to family illness, I assume they meant his depression.

by Anonymousreply 7702/29/2020

Junior Worlds take place next week in Estonia

US entries

Ilian Malinin (son of Tatiana Malinina)

Maxim Naumov

Andrew Torgashev


Alisa Liu

Starr Andrews (

Lindsay Thorngren


Winter Deardoff / Mikhail Johnson

Kate Finster / Balazs Nagy

Anastasiia Smirnova / Danylo Siianytsia


Oona Brown / Gage Brown

Avonley Nguyen/ Vadym Kolesnik

Katarina Wolfkostin / Jeffrey Chen

Medal contenders are obviously Liu and Nguyen/Kolesnik (probably battling for gold with the Georgians)

by Anonymousreply 7802/29/2020

Torgashev sits in third place after SP. Will he totally bomb the FS?

by Anonymousreply 7903/05/2020

Torgashev bombed as expected in the FS

Fournier/Sorensen are out from Worlds. Soucisse/Firus are replacing them. Assuming they are holding Worlds afterall.

by Anonymousreply 8003/08/2020

Has the ISU made a statement about Worlds & the Corona Virus?

by Anonymousreply 8103/10/2020

What's this Roni Viral you speak of, R81? We are too busy planning our fabulous red carpet event!

by Anonymousreply 8203/10/2020

Quebec government will decide today if Worlds can take place

by Anonymousreply 8303/11/2020

Worlds cancelled

by Anonymousreply 8403/11/2020

The World Championships in Montreal have been cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 8503/11/2020

Oops, R84, I didn't see you there for some reason. This thread has been wonky for me.

by Anonymousreply 8603/11/2020

Not surprising, given the average age of North American skating fans.

by Anonymousreply 8703/11/2020

Former ice dancer Chris Reed died during the weekend. Heart attack.

by Anonymousreply 8803/18/2020

Don’t think that Worlds has been cancelled since 1961, when the entire US skating team was killed in a plane crash.

by Anonymousreply 8903/18/2020

Every sport has been affected now. It's terrible but at the same time, nobody can deny it was wrong to be canceled. I suppose at least we were lucky enough to get through nearly the whole season before everything went to hell. Who can say what the effect will be on the next season, though. Most rinks are even closed now for practice.

by Anonymousreply 9003/18/2020

Denney/Frazier split.

Will he pair up with Knierim woman?

by Anonymousreply 9103/26/2020

It's funny when I first started ice skating I had figure skates. Hated them. Got a pair of hockey skates - much better.

by Anonymousreply 9203/26/2020

You must have a generous definition of funny.

by Anonymousreply 9303/26/2020

You couldn't spray ice with figure skates but you could with hockey skates. That was great fun. i think if I tried to put skates on now I'd fall on my ass. It was a long time ago. And it isn't like a riding a bicycle.That latter which I can no longer do either.

by Anonymousreply 9403/27/2020

I bought tickets for 2021 US Nationals and now I'm wondering if they will even be held. When will rinks be back open for practice and when will large events be able to be held? No way of knowing at this point.

by Anonymousreply 9503/28/2020

Charlie Bilodeau retires

McNamara/Carpenter split. He retires. She wants to continue

by Anonymousreply 9604/16/2020

[quote]Charlie Bilodeau retires

He and Lubov had decent results this past season. Wonder why they're not giving it another year?

by Anonymousreply 9704/16/2020

Soucisse & Firus have announced they are moving to Carol Lane:

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by Anonymousreply 9804/16/2020

R97 He apparently didn't tell her and their coach about his retirement until one day before going public

He says that now he left figure skating he feels free. He has never loved fs.

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by Anonymousreply 9904/17/2020

And Knierim/Frazier materialized as predicted.

In USA Nica Digerness / Danny Neudecker also split

In Canada Justine Brasseur/Mark Bardei split.

by Anonymousreply 10004/17/2020

Soucisse & Firus interview:

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by Anonymousreply 10104/25/2020

Challenger Series 2020-21 announced

Beijing / CHN September 9 - 13, 2020

Oakville, ON / CAN (with pair) September 17 - 19, 2020

Bratislava / SVK September 16 - 19, 2020

Oberstdorf / GER (with pair) September 23 - 26, 2020

Espoo / FIN (with pair) October 8 - 11, 2020

Budapest / HUN October 15 - 17, 2020

Almaty / KAZ (with pair) October 29 - November 1, 2020

Warsaw / POL November 12 – 15, 2020

Innsbruck / AUT November 23 – 30, 2020

Zagreb / CRO (with pair) December 2 – 5, 2020

Among the usual Challangers, no Lombardia Trophy as expected. But also no US Salt Lake International

Well, some may be canceled anyway. I can see them being allowed to do with some social distances measure. And let's be honest, some of them are not really huge ticket sellers. However, I see international travel restrictions as being problematic

by Anonymousreply 10205/02/2020

Cizeron and boyfriend

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by Anonymousreply 10305/17/2020

R103, is that the closest Cizeron has come to officially coming out?

by Anonymousreply 10405/17/2020

R104 he openly calls him boyfriend (you can stop after second line if you don't care about their dogs) today

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by Anonymousreply 10505/20/2020

Cizeron made it official in an interview with a French gay magazine and a letter to sport magazine L'Equipe

In some parts it is a grim reading (all the breaks at high school spent closed in the toilets not to be harrassed and mocked by other boys)

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by Anonymousreply 10606/04/2020

Thanks for the link, R106.

by Anonymousreply 10706/04/2020

Skate Proud is organizing Instagram Live chats with LGBTQ+ skaters and allies for the Pride Month starting from tomorrow

Next week's schedule is

Monday: Guillaume Cizeron Tuesday: Amber Glenn Wednesday: Eric Radford Thuersday: Mae Meité Friday: Jeremy Abbott Saturday: Jorik Hendrickx Sunday: Dylan Moscovitch

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by Anonymousreply 10806/07/2020

I don't think Jeremy Abbott has officially come out yet, has he?

by Anonymousreply 10906/07/2020

Maybe he will pretend to be just an ally. Lol.

Wonder what he will say about his idiotic pre-Sochi comments.

by Anonymousreply 11006/07/2020

Someone who won't bother pretending to be an ally is Yagudin. He posted this today in response Rippon's criticism of JK Rowling's trans comments:

"Fuck, Adam. When all of you will die? Earth’s mistake"

and this

"What to even say? Terrifying, disgusting, tired of it! I'm not against it, but do it without our participation! There is corona virus and then there's you, which is one and the same"

by Anonymousreply 11106/07/2020

That's a big turn around from his days when he was telling the press that if he wanted to be friends with a gay man (Rudy Galindo) that it was his right.

by Anonymousreply 11206/07/2020

R112 He's been spouting homophobic shit for years now. Recently, he called Jason Brown a faggot for not having quads. Anyone have a link to this infamous press conference? It's talked been talked about for years, but I don't know what Yagudin actually said.

by Anonymousreply 11306/07/2020

He lives in Russia and does buisness in russia, he needs to make it absolutely clear that he's against anything LGBT. I'm team Rowling btw

by Anonymousreply 11406/07/2020

Plush lives in Russia and does business in Russia and doesn't seem to feel the need to remind everyone that he's disgusted by the faggots every few months. Same with scores of other Russian athletes. Don't make excuses for him - Yags is just a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 11506/07/2020

I don't remember the year this happen but the skate Canada interview was on youtube. I remember watching it a few years ago.

I think his reaction came about there being gossiped that he spend the night in Rudy's room, which Rudy confirmed later. His point was that if he wanted to have Rudy as a friend, it was his business. My understanding is that he first was good friends with Rudy and later got kicked out of the tour because of Nicole B. or something involving her.

Sad to hear this.

by Anonymousreply 11606/07/2020

so if there is no Worlds this year, does that mean the 2019 world champions are the champs for 2 years? (2019 & 2020)

Or are the titles for 2020 vacant

by Anonymousreply 11706/07/2020

r117 If the title is yearly that means a world title expires after a year, there will be no 2020 champion if the competition is not held

by Anonymousreply 11806/07/2020

R111, where did Yagudin post that?

by Anonymousreply 11906/07/2020

Someone needs to explain to Adam that the transtapo would have cut his little femme dick off when he was in Novice if they had their way.

by Anonymousreply 12006/07/2020

R119 He posted it on IG but has since deleted it. He has now posted a pathetic non apology.

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by Anonymousreply 12106/08/2020

R121, I'm not surprised he deleted it.

by Anonymousreply 12206/08/2020

The comments on TSL's Insta feed are glorious. So Yagudin was all flirty with Brian Orser at a gay bar.

What did Rudy Galindo mean by posting "I wonder who?"

by Anonymousreply 12306/08/2020

R109 He did this time.

From today's interview, he struggled a lot to accept himself.

by Anonymousreply 12406/12/2020

Typical Russian alcoholic. Medvedeva said something to Adam like, "Thanks for showing me how to handle haters" - got to make it about her, you know. (the Japanese are angry that she's zipping around in Japan, ignoring the corona - and why the fuck is she in Japan anyway? Can't they deport her back to her sesspool motherland for the plague times? (Canada doesn't need her either and she's too broke to make rent)

by Anonymousreply 12506/12/2020

* cesspool

by Anonymousreply 12606/12/2020

As a kid I used to ice skate all the time. We'd go up to Schneider Arena on Providence College's campus to do so. My first skates were figure skates and I hated them. It wasn't until I got a pair of hockey skates on that I started to love it.

by Anonymousreply 12706/12/2020

R124, is there a link to Jeremy's new interview?

by Anonymousreply 12806/12/2020

R128 Here

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by Anonymousreply 12906/13/2020

Thanks, R129.

Watching now.

by Anonymousreply 13006/13/2020

Dylan Moskovitch has major BDF. So I guess he's an ally.

by Anonymousreply 13106/13/2020

TSL just said on their show that Yagudin was known to proposition judges.

by Anonymousreply 13206/15/2020

Junior World Champs Nguyen & Kolesnik split

by Anonymousreply 13306/29/2020

When is the ISU expected to decide whether there will be a Grand Prix season this year?

by Anonymousreply 13406/29/2020

R134 Likely not until August 1.

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by Anonymousreply 13506/30/2020

Which means those skaters who won the world titles in 2019 get to keep them going into the 2021 season

by Anonymousreply 13606/30/2020

R136 Why would this matter?

by Anonymousreply 13706/30/2020

[quote]Junior World Champs Nguyen & Kolesnik split

Did he get her pregnant or something?

by Anonymousreply 13806/30/2020

Or did he get some other girl pregnant?

Reading behind the lines on the comments on FSU, Nguyen 's mother is a tiger mother and she is the one making the calls

by Anonymousreply 13907/01/2020

Well, it better be something big because he is the one with talent. She is not.

by Anonymousreply 14007/01/2020

McNamara has teamed up with Anton Spiridonov

by Anonymousreply 14107/03/2020

What’s Yagudin up to these days?

by Anonymousreply 14207/03/2020

R142 Probably jerking off to Rippon's IG message to him, "Ohhhh, Adam with pretty mouth say to stuff something up my ass. Okay! So hottt."

by Anonymousreply 14307/05/2020

I can't believe that Yags is 40 this year. Time flies....Yags is bisexual I am sure of it. More than one story of him hooking up with boy and girl skaters on tour.

by Anonymousreply 14407/06/2020

R144, it's possible. Yags does seem defensive about his sexual orientation.

by Anonymousreply 14507/06/2020

Alison Reed and the blonde Lithuanian guy move to Gadbois. Just in case there were not enough people traning there

by Anonymousreply 14607/08/2020

I can’t believe that Tanith Belbin is married to Charlie White. After Fedor Andrew, there’s nowhere to go but down. And Fedor married Charlie’s shovel faced partner Meryl Davis. He must be gay.

by Anonymousreply 14707/10/2020

R147 "shovel-faced" - that's a hilariously random DL insult. Is it because of her face shape or something else I'm missing?

by Anonymousreply 14807/10/2020

R147 Tanith got Fedor when he was still hot. Now he's fat. And he's a whore. Wasn't she also with Evan? After those two, maybe it's nice to just be with a normal, boring guy.

by Anonymousreply 14907/10/2020

Meryl Davis r148

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by Anonymousreply 15007/10/2020

[quote]Now he's fat.

Fedor is fat now?

by Anonymousreply 15107/10/2020

R150 That's brilliant, I love it. Now do young Jeff Buttle. Who or what does he look like here? I can't put my finger on it and it's killing me!

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by Anonymousreply 15207/10/2020

R151 Well, DL Fat. Fedor used to look like this:

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by Anonymousreply 15307/10/2020

Now he looks like this:

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by Anonymousreply 15407/10/2020

I think Meryl Davis looks like a cicada

by Anonymousreply 15507/10/2020

Now that I think of it, JButt looks like a cross between one of the Gelflings from Dark Crystal and Cynthia Nixon's wife.

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by Anonymousreply 15607/10/2020

Buttle was pretty cute back in the day. Is he married now? I know he was popular in Canada, but I found his skating style too frenetic, almost spastic.

by Anonymousreply 15707/11/2020


"Buttle is openly gay and married Justin Harris in February 2014."

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by Anonymousreply 15807/11/2020

Meryl Davis is really, really thin, and that's all that matters.

What the hell is wrong with you assholes?

by Anonymousreply 15907/11/2020

ISU Awards winners

Most Valuable Skater: Yuzuru Hanyu

Most Entertaining Program: Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron Rhythm Dance

Best Newcomer: Alena Kostornaia

Best Costume: Madison Chock/Evan Bates

Best Coach: Eteri Tutberidze

Best Choreographer: Shae-Lynn Bourne

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kurt Browning

by Anonymousreply 16007/12/2020

R160 Kurt Browning! LMAO considering everyone else they could have chosen.

by Anonymousreply 16107/12/2020

R160 This means one day I could be a somebody too!!

by Anonymousreply 16207/12/2020

Tonya Harding deserves the Lifetime Achievement Award. She's delivered more attention to the sport than anyone since Sonja Henie.

by Anonymousreply 16307/12/2020

Kurt has had an amazing career in skating despite having no Olympic medals. Canada reveres their male skaters for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 16407/12/2020

Former Junior World Champion in Pair, Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (with Harley Windsor for Australia), died today.

Suicide. Apparently she also attempted it before and she was being threated for depression.

by Anonymousreply 16507/18/2020

I bet the Russian mob was extorting money from her.

by Anonymousreply 16607/20/2020

She was working at a strip club - had attempted suicide before. Probably was fired from figure skating in January and replaced by somebody skinnier.

by Anonymousreply 16707/20/2020

R167 I think she was diagnosed with epilepsia and that's why she had to quite skating. She was skating for Australia, so they didn't have anyone to replace her with. Her previous partner is still partner-less.

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by Anonymousreply 16907/21/2020

Anastasiya Shpilevaya got Covid. She has been hospitalized. Now she is recovering.

by Anonymousreply 17007/25/2020

Figure skating is the strangest sport ever. Dominated by women and gays, yet the levels of misogyny and homophobia are supernaturally high. They want masculine straight men in the sport, but they don’t get the big endorsement deals that women get. I met a man who was an acquaintance of Debi Thomas’s mother and he said that the black skaters had to put up with monstrous racist comments. Some were glad to see Debi implode in Calgary because they didn’t want a young black girl representing America in a white sport. And don’t get me started on Surya.

I do hope that they can find a way to press charges against Richard Callaghan too. He’s gotten away with ruining the lives of several young men. Tara Lipinski’s parents heard the stories about him but since Tara wasn’t a boy, they kept mum. The sport is overloaded with creeps and bigots.

by Anonymousreply 17107/28/2020

R171 They're not going to do anything about Callaghan unless there are new charges.

The abuse and racism against Thomas were horrible. They either made her nuts or preyed on an already fragile mind.

French Fed won't even discipline Cipres so he's free to compete again. The German coach Fafjr is still free as a bird and coaching (I think he only got probation too despite 13 counts of sexual abuse and multiple counts of battery).

The sport has gone to shit in so many ways.

by Anonymousreply 17207/28/2020

R171 is right about how anti-gay figure skating is despite a large number of gay skaters. It took Brian Boitano 3 decades to officially come out.

Despite the fact that everyone knows lots of figure skaters are gay, they are pressured to stay in the closet. Jeremy Abbott only felt comfortable coming out a couple months ago.

Guillaume Cizeron, Johnny Weir, Eric Radford & Adam Rippon also took a while before they felt comfortable coming out, although those 4 seem happier so far.

by Anonymousreply 17307/28/2020

R172 They suspended Fafjr for 2-3 years in the 90s after he was convicted (but not jailed). Then German Fed has done the chair game. They don't officially employ him. But they let him coach as freelancer in Oberstdorf. The Fed let him coach top athletes but the Olympic Committee refuse to give him Olympic accrediations (but other Feds such as Belgium usually came in to give one). Etc

by Anonymousreply 17407/28/2020

Isn't mostly just western countries that have the gays?

by Anonymousreply 17507/28/2020

What made you come to that conclusion?

by Anonymousreply 17607/28/2020

r176 Just an observation, i don't think it's considered gay to be in figure skating overseas

by Anonymousreply 17707/28/2020

European male skaters in all disciplines have been taunted as youngsters for choosing skating.

by Anonymousreply 17807/31/2020

Alena Kostornaya just left Eteri Tutberidze to train with Plushenko & Co. Eteri is having a tantrum about it.

Such a classy sport.

by Anonymousreply 17907/31/2020

Nothing classy about Plushenko with his ugly ass. Hate his spastic style of skating and his shallow sit spins.

by Anonymousreply 18007/31/2020

Nothing classy about Plushenko with his ugly ass. Hate his spastic style of skating and his shallow sit spins.

by Anonymousreply 18107/31/2020

R181 Is that what you'd call his style of skating? Whatever it was, I hated it too. Also, his stupid fucking hands. I hated his hands.

by Anonymousreply 18207/31/2020

R182, maybe you are not old enough to remember the Flintstones. But there is an episode where Fred takes his friends and family on a camping trip, only to find out that the Boy Scouts own the campgrounds. They are allowed to stay and Fred and Barney show the scouts how to do an Indian raindance. Fred is doing this stupid dance and he gets struck by lightning and his body movements remind me of Plushenkos during one of his straight line footwork sequences.

by Anonymousreply 18307/31/2020

R183 Holy shit. You are totally right. That dance and the way Fred and Barney run look totally like Plush's Art on Ice footwork. LMAO. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 18407/31/2020

You're welcome r184.

His choreo always sucked. His jumps were decent, but everything else was atrocious. The costumes, albino mullet, all of it, all of it just horrific. Mishin must have hired the Russian mob to grease palms and threaten judges to hold Plushy up.

by Anonymousreply 18508/01/2020

They are trying to save the GP series which won't make any sense

The participation in each individual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event would be limited to i) Competitors and Officials of the host country and ii) Competitors regularly training in the respective host country and iii) Competitors from other ISU Members who will be assigned to a Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in the respective geographical area, always subject to the applicable travel, entry and sanitary restrictions of the concerned countries.

Scores won't count for achieving TES minimum for Championships and no ranking points will be given either.

by Anonymousreply 18608/05/2020

We are fucked going into the skating season...could they possibly postpone Worlds again?

by Anonymousreply 18708/05/2020

R187 I think they will definitely postpone Worlds again (given the fact that GPF may be moved to Feb or so). The question is, will they cancel Worlds altogether or hold it in some alternative format (like virtually). NBC wants some returns for her broadcasting rights!!

by Anonymousreply 18808/05/2020

Adam Rippon's grandmother died of Covid19:

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by Anonymousreply 18908/29/2020

I wonder if one of the male skaters will start an onlyfans to finance their sport. They’ve got great asses.

by Anonymousreply 19008/29/2020

American singles skating is truly at a nadir.

by Anonymousreply 19108/29/2020

Bring Tonya back.

by Anonymousreply 19208/29/2020

What is our American Chav Goddess up to these days?

by Anonymousreply 19308/29/2020

BTW, do some of you remember this skater? She is a porn actress now.

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by Anonymousreply 19408/29/2020

She still flaunts her achievements in skating. I wonder how the skating community reacted to her new career.

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by Anonymousreply 19508/29/2020

R171 I think most Russian male skaters are straight. Same as in ballet where there are much less gays from Eastern European countries because dancing is considered a masculine activity there.

by Anonymousreply 19608/29/2020

R194 she is one of those who accused Coughlin of sexual misconduct IIRC

by Anonymousreply 19708/29/2020

R194, I hope we will see a hot male skater go into porn.

by Anonymousreply 19808/30/2020

I don't know R196 - Nijinski, Nureyev - despite claiming to hate gays now, Yagudin has quite the past.

But in Russia, I imagine it behooves you to deny, beard, whatever it takes.

by Anonymousreply 19908/30/2020

R199 Nureyev was a super homo but I think it is pretty established that Nijinsky was only gay for pay. At least most male Russian skaters skate in a very athletic and less artistic style imo (Aliev is the only exception on top of my head), which kind of projects a different image.

by Anonymousreply 20008/30/2020

"American singles skating is truly at a nadir."

Just the women.

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by Anonymousreply 20108/30/2020

The men are unimpressive as well.

by Anonymousreply 20208/30/2020

I think Kolyada is balletic - but apparently het. Hope he makes a comeback under Mishin; he has such promise but also such inconsistency. Mishin is good for jumps and Misha already has the artistry so my hopes are high.

I could live without watching Samarin and the mite Samsonov - forgot who else they have. Danielian? I remember the name but not the skating. Uncle Voronov is hot but he's elderly, in skating years

by Anonymousreply 20308/30/2020

Nathan Chen is impressive R202. Hanyu's only real rival and a helluva quad jumper - the most consistent in the world, and can put more of them in a free skate than anybody else - well, maybe other than Alexandra Trusova

by Anonymousreply 20408/30/2020

I like that Chen shows up and wins competitions by just destroying everyone with quads. Sometimes you have to make a mockery of a sport before it will change.

by Anonymousreply 20508/30/2020

The American women have been very good at making a mockery of the sport for several years.

by Anonymousreply 20608/30/2020

Yes r206, they’ve become useless.

And Michelle Kwan is 40 this month IIRC. Time flies.

by Anonymousreply 20708/30/2020

All the tiny, athletic American girls whose parents have disposable income are in gymnastics.

by Anonymousreply 20808/30/2020

r208 I definitely think Figure skating has lost out to gymnastics lately

by Anonymousreply 20908/30/2020

Nathan is a lot more than just a quad-bot. He can really skate as well. It isn't like he is Elvis Stojko.

by Anonymousreply 21008/30/2020

r210 He's a competent skater but without the quads or with only a couple quads is he even top 10 in the world? He can't even touch Hanyu's artistry.

by Anonymousreply 21108/30/2020

Wonder how many men have put their fingers inside Hanyu's " artistry"?

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by Anonymousreply 21208/31/2020

I cannot get onboard with Hanyu. Maybe his artistry is all that, but to me he skates the way Jennifer Jones acts...fluttery and mannered. I miss Daisuki Takahashi.

by Anonymousreply 21308/31/2020

R211, that doesn't even make sense. "Without the quads" NO one is top 10 in the world. You're apparently just one of those Hanyu loons.

by Anonymousreply 21408/31/2020

While I certainly appreciate Chen's ability to do many quads successfully in competition, I just see it as point collecting. While his artistry has improved over the years, he is utterly reliant on the multiple quads. Hanyu's artistry (and costuming) is not to my taste, but at least he has it. I miss Javier Fernandez.

by Anonymousreply 21508/31/2020

R208 I don’t understand why. All the hard impacts stunt your growth.

by Anonymousreply 21608/31/2020

I agree, Nathan is boring. And he wears those ugly fucking Vera Wang costumes. No beauty in his skating at all, just point collecting. I can't wait for him to go away.

by Anonymousreply 21708/31/2020

Entries for the Nebelhorn Trophy scheduled for Sept. 24-26

Rest of September competitions are already canceled


1 Maurizio ZANDRON AUT


3 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST





8 Thomas STOLL GER


10 Gabriele FRANGIPANI ITA 7

11 Matteo RIZZO ITA



14 Nikolaj MAJOROV SWE



17 Nurullah SAHAKA SUI




1 Natalie KLOTZ AUT






7 Eva-Lotta KIIBUS EST



10 Lea Johanna DASTICH GER


12 Kristina ISAEV GER

13 Nicole SCHOTT GER


15 Kristen SPOURS GBR

16 Julia LANG HUN


18 Bernadett SZIGETI HUN



21 Alisson Krystle PERTICHETO PHI

22 Alexandra Michaela FILCOVA SVK

23 Cassandra JOHANSSON SWE






29 Guzide Irmak BAYIR TUR



1 Elizaveta ZHUK / Martin BIDAR CZE

2 Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT GER

3 Annika HOCKE / Robert KUNKEL GER




2 Natacha LAGOUGE / Arnaud CAFFA FRA


4 Sasha FEAR / George WADDELL GBR

5 Hanna JAKUCS / Alessio GALLI HUN

6 Arianna WROBLEWSKA / Stephane WALKER SUI

7 Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV UKR

by Anonymousreply 21809/01/2020

R213 I don’t really enjoy Hanyu’s skating because he has never overcome the wet noodle look as Dave Lease put it. His lines are very lacking, the arms incredibly flaily in any fast segment and the neck posture still horrendous.

Nathan‘s skating is mostly all about quads and the rest is just an add-on. I appreciate that he has developed his own spastic style and doesn’t skate the the same old music everybody does. But his lines and postures are lacking but I think it’s mostly because his physical built is not elegant at all.

I‘d rather watch Jason Brown who will probably never get a quad. But his lines, extension, spins, musicality and interpretation make watching him much much much more worthwhile than the watching Hanyu or Nathan.

by Anonymousreply 21909/01/2020

We're in agreement R219. Sometimes the lightweight skaters depend on inertia and it makes them look insubstantial on the ice. Jason is a fun skater to watch. Is Rohene Ward still doing his choreo?

by Anonymousreply 22009/01/2020

Jason and Patrick Chan always seem so heavy on the ice - like the opposite problem from noodly.

The right balance for me was Weir - also Takahashi and Kolyada. May not be consistent but my favorite skating style - smooth and still light enough.

by Anonymousreply 22109/02/2020

Takahashi is a gorgeous skater. I miss him. I appreciate Weir’s skills but his personality is so off putting.

by Anonymousreply 22209/02/2020

Johnny will be on Dancing With The Stars this season.

by Anonymousreply 22309/02/2020

The rhythm dance for Olympic season is two between "Urban Dance Rhythms" (such as hip hop, disco, swing, krump, popping, funk, etc.), jazz, reggae (reggaeton) and blues

by Anonymousreply 22409/03/2020

R222 Takahashi knew how to move and dance. The supposedly "hip hop" and "modern" shit Nathan Chen puts on the ice is embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 22509/11/2020

R214 Jason Brown (0 quads) and top 10 skater for the last two seasons says Hello!

by Anonymousreply 22609/11/2020

Voronov announces retirement

by Anonymousreply 22709/12/2020

R219 Are you brave enough to post it on tapatalk's Yuzuru Hanyu and Other Figure Skating Talk ?

by Anonymousreply 22809/12/2020

R228 You're the psycho Polish troll who used to threaten death to anyone who criticized P/C in the early figure skating threads here. If you care so much about what Hanyu fans say, then go troll that forum yourself.

by Anonymousreply 22909/12/2020

Speaking of PC, anyone see them at IAm? They weren't in great shape, to be honest.

by Anonymousreply 23009/12/2020

R229 Someone feels offended already.. Are you serious? Death?

by Anonymousreply 23109/12/2020

Russian Test Skates were today.

Kolyada had a great outing with a very pared down layout. Still a promising start. All the the other men sucked.

On the ladies side, the Russian bot farm is still thriving. They're already clearing out the old bots (the 15 year olds) to make way for the new ones before the old ones have gotten their boots wet.

by Anonymousreply 23209/12/2020

And R229 And I was not asking you. Yuzubots are everywhere, it seems. R219 is right, so must be a psycho, too. We know you love bully people, everywhere , you stalk and control every skating forum. Get off.

by Anonymousreply 23309/12/2020

R230 With Gabby's mental health issues, the Russians, and Didier's departure, I don't think Beijing gold is guaranteed for PC anymore.

by Anonymousreply 23409/12/2020

R233 Ah, you're starting to unravel already. LOL. Go scream at the Hanyu fans somewhere else, you Polish psycho.

by Anonymousreply 23509/12/2020

R234 Nothing is quaranteed, never.

by Anonymousreply 23609/12/2020

R236 Fine with me. They're getting boring and their tango sucks.

by Anonymousreply 23709/12/2020

R235 You are same gay who has been stalking me today on tapatalk ?And calling people out like mental case and daitrolls ? And you say about unraveling. Hypocrisy as its best. You are not normal. Sorry, but I would love to R219, not you.

by Anonymousreply 23809/12/2020

And I am not Polish, lol. Nice head case, I met.

by Anonymousreply 23909/12/2020

R238 Can you explain what you mean, more slowly, and in English?

We could use some polish jokes to clear the air:

Q: How did the Germans conquer Poland so fast?/A: They marched in backwards and the Polish thought they were leaving.

Q: How do you stop a Polish army on horseback?/A: Turn off the carousel.

Q: How do you know if a Polak has been using a computer?/A: There's whiteout on the screen.

Did you hear about the Polish family that froze to death outside a theater? They were waiting to see the movie "Closed for the Winter."

by Anonymousreply 24009/12/2020

R240 The troll isn't just psycho, but mentally retarded (I'd use a milder term, but her condition isn't mild). You really shouldn't bother with her.

Sounds familiar? Now you recognize offensive words in english? Now it sems you are racist , too. I didn't know yuzubots are racist.

by Anonymousreply 24109/12/2020

R233, R238, R241 I can't begin to understand why anyone would call you psycho and mentally retarded. Oh cruel, unjust world!

by Anonymousreply 24209/12/2020

R242 Another copycat? You know already that I am a psycho from those 3 posts. I didn't start it. This is a psycho answer R229 to my simple proposal to someone else, but somehow yuzybot got rabid and furious. You're doing the same thing what you do on tapatalk.

by Anonymousreply 24309/12/2020

French skaters training oversees withdrawn from Masters of France scheduled for 1-3 October

That leaves the entry list as

Men: Aymoz, Economides, Le May, Ponsart, Rols Joshua, Rols Xan, Siao, Tesson, Vauclin, Warren. Guests: Kerry (Australia), Lewton Brain (Monaco)

Ladies: Cagnon, Crozet, Faula, Froetscher, Glesser, Lopez, Maarouf, Mazzara, Piegad, Rouxel, Serna

Pair: HAMON Cléo / STREKALIN Denys, KERIVEN Coline / PIERRE Noël-Antoine, MENDOZA Camille / KOVALEV Pavel

Dance: GALYAVIEVA Adelina/THAURON Louis, LOPAREVA Evgeniia/BRISSAUD Geoffrey, LAGOUGE Natacha/CAFFA Arnaud

by Anonymousreply 24409/12/2020

R234 what do Gaby Daleman’s mental health issues have to do with P/C shot at Olympic gold?

by Anonymousreply 24509/12/2020

R245 He/she meant Gabriela Papadakis' mental issue

by Anonymousreply 24609/13/2020

R246 what's going on with Papadakis?

by Anonymousreply 24709/13/2020

R247 She has suffered from depression in the past. In a recent intervention in Lilah Fear's podcast, she said she often suffered from anxiety attacks in the last year

by Anonymousreply 24809/13/2020

According to TSL, P and/or C had COVID-19.

by Anonymousreply 24909/13/2020

At the Russian Test Skate they had a 14 year old girl skate her long program to Bolero, so we've got that to look forward to.

by Anonymousreply 25009/13/2020

So that's why Cizeron almost died in the end. It was weird. But russians ice dancers Stepanova and Nikita and a few single skaters having injuries at the same time and going to Germany is weird as well.

by Anonymousreply 25109/14/2020

I hope Gabriella gets help. After what happened to Alexandrovkaya, mental health is no joke.

by Anonymousreply 25209/14/2020

Skating has become so ho-hum post 2010. For me anyway.

by Anonymousreply 25309/15/2020

Evgenia Medvedeva just switched back to her former Russian coach Eteri Tutberidze, leaving Brian Orser and Canada (which she couldn't fly into anyway, since March).

Why would Eteri want a has-been? This is good for Brian though. She was toxic up there.

by Anonymousreply 254Last Wednesday at 1:14 PM

Vladimir Morozov (of Tarasova/Morozov) has tested positive to Covid

Shpilevaya/Smirnov have apparently split. She had Covid and was hospitalized. When she resumed ice training, she immediately got injured and a fast recovery is not expected. She took down her original post though

by Anonymousreply 255Last Wednesday at 2:34 PM

R254, what was going on with Evgenia at the TCC? I hadn't heard of any problems and am fascinated now.

by Anonymousreply 256Last Wednesday at 2:40 PM

When is the ISU expected to decide whether there will be a Grand Prix season?

by Anonymousreply 257Last Wednesday at 3:10 PM

Brian said she had never trained by herself before and needed a lot of handholding. He mentioned hours-long phone calls late at night when she'd call him to talk everything through - her fears, hopes, yada yada. A real mess.

She took so much of his time, it's probably why he lost his golden child (well, the younger of his golden children) - Stephen Gogolev, who Brian had groomed since early childhood and he had like all the quads by age 12 or something -- he and his family got mad at not getting Brian's time any more and he left to go work with Nathan Chen's coach Rafael Aryutyunian or however you spell it. Ouch!!

Brian was an idiot to take Med - who had annoyed Hanyu so much. Supposedly he took her on Javier Fernandez advice. (a lesson to be learned: don't take advice but cute but dumb twinks)

by Anonymousreply 258Last Wednesday at 5:27 PM

* advice OF cute dumb twinks

by Anonymousreply 259Last Wednesday at 5:29 PM

R257 - I thought they'd already decided to do the grand prix in a scaled down version. Each country would only take either its own citizens or those who were in their countries working with coaches there. In the case of France, I think Europeans, like Lambiel's students in Switzerland, could compete there.

So Med was doubly an idiot for leaving Canada where she would have had a great chance at Skate Canada - I mean, who else have they got? Gabby Dalemess? So now she'll get to compete with Eteri's and Plush's prodigies at Rostelecom - good luck on that. If Koreans don't go to China, I don't see much of a GP there either, but we'll see. Japan could put on a good one with their own skaters - the US will do ok I guess - and Russia of course. France, China, and Canada (esp women) - not so much.

by Anonymousreply 260Last Wednesday at 5:34 PM

I hope Satoko tears it up at Skate Canada (Rika's due to go to Orser's place but don't know if she can get over there and quarantined in time - she could do great at IdF so maybe she'll stay with Stephane - but she recently said she's still moving to TCC - another thing that makes it great the Med's out)

by Anonymousreply 261Last Wednesday at 5:36 PM

"Jason and Patrick Chan always seem so heavy on the ice - like the opposite problem from noodly."


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by Anonymousreply 262Last Saturday at 8:00 AM

R260 She couldn’t afford staying in Canada

by Anonymousreply 263Last Sunday at 9:49 AM
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