HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby chuckiem » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:23 am

Yuzuru HANYU has withdrawn from JAPANESE NATIONALS, to be held 12/20-24 in Tokyo Japan.

Evgenia MEDVEDEVA has withdrawn from RUSSIAN NATIONALS, to be held 12/21-24 in Moscow, Russia.
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Re: HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby Ellen » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:43 am

RUSSIAN NATIONALS will be held in St-Petersburg.
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Re: HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby bumphystars » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:41 pm

This season has NOT lacked an element of surprise, that is for sure.

I've read that Hanyu is not yet back on this ice after his injury.

Medvedeva is making the right decision here I think (one that surely she has more insight on that me, hahaha) though I do worry about her stamina when she does get back on the ice.

I hope both skaters are fit for the games, would be such a letdown for them and us if they can't compete at their abilities.
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Re: HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby Jonas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Smart moves on both Hanyu's and Medvedeva's parts: focusing on getting healthy for Pyeongchang should be the priority, though their respective biggest threats to the Olympic Gold are their countrymates (Uno and Zagitova, respectively).

I'd be surprised if the ladies Olympians from Russia were NOT Medvedeva, Zagitova, and Sotskova. Olympic men's skaters from Russia should be Kolyada and either Sergei Voronov OR Alexander Samarin. Oddly enough, I think the most exciting battle within the Russian battle is for the third pairs spot.

Japanese ladies will be pretty epic and I'm hoping to see some stellar skates from some this fierce and hungry group of ladies. Wakaba Higuchi and Kaori Sakamoto are my personal picks for this season, though Higuchi definitely succumbed to nerves at the Grand Prix Final.

Your thoughts...
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Re: HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby Maleeva » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am

Ellen if you will be at Russian nationals please post some reports!

Chuckle, I hope you will post the results from Russian and Japanese nationals!
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Re: HANYU and MEDVEDEVA out of NATIONALS

Postby chuckiem » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:07 pm

I'm out of town right now but will do my best
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