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    I think we will find out in about a month, if they submit her name as a part of the pair, or if Deputat will be submitted on his own. I haven't seen Deputat's name on icepartnersearch or on Russian version of it, so he is probably skating with someone, but whether it is with Proklova we don't know at this stage. If I recall correctly, the skaters must submit any changes in partnerships or coach changes by certain date, because at the end of May there is some skating federation meeting that approves the changes and decides on funding. Or at least, this is how it has been the past few years.
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    According to Tatjana Flade, Oleg Vasiliev has moved to St. Petersburg and is coaching in Moskvina's new rink. He is there with Deputat who is trying out new partners (Proklova reportedly has a back injury). Efimova/Korovin has switched from Pavlova to Vasiliev. Also, Boikova/Kozlovskii are getting their long program choreographed by Tchernyshev (music TBD).

    Link on FSU (post #985 and 987): https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/ind...3#post-5075073

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavoix View Post
    I wonder how Kavaguti/Smirnov will fare next season. It would be great to see them at the Olympics in their form before Yuko's injury.

    I'm not feeling Zabiiako/Enbert, though they could be interesting next quad.
    Life isn't fair but I really hope K and S shock everyone with a return and win a medal. Unlikely though. I don't think Yuko has the power of Savchenko because I see similarities but Savchenko is younger and luckier. Both are determined and have strong partners.

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    I think they have a chance if they hit. The third pair spot is wide open for Russia.

    Just get the quad sal properly executed and they are in with a big chance!

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    Have the Trankov's retired or decided officially not to try for 2018 olympics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    Have the Trankov's retired or decided officially not to try for 2018 olympics?
    No, neither - this I believe is the latest interview with them:

    http://fs-gossips.com/tatiana-voloso...4-hours-a-day/

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    Doesn't trankov sound like he's never going to compete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Doesn't trankov sound like he's never going to compete?
    I think that he said in an interview that their return was 90% unlikely - if I recall correctly? So to say that he doesn't sound terribly keen would be an understatement. He does seem to want to end their career either at the test events or at Nationals, however - as an appropriate place to formally "announce" their retirement. But the fact remains that officially no decision has been made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    I think that he said in an interview that their return was 90% unlikely - if I recall correctly? So to say that he doesn't sound terribly keen would be an understatement. He does seem to want to end their career either at the test events or at Nationals, however - as an appropriate place to formally "announce" their retirement. But the fact remains that officially no decision has been made.
    There are a few issues with this tbh
    Based on their interviews, it seems that they arent getting that much work offers (at some point trankov said quite a bit about few work opportunities as pair coach).
    Which means they may want to keep skating in competition, for example to skate in the team event (which is probably doable), and get some extra spotlight to earn more money in shows etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriel View Post
    There are a few issues with this tbh
    Based on their interviews, it seems that they arent getting that much work offers (at some point trankov said quite a bit about few work opportunities as pair coach).
    Which means they may want to keep skating in competition, for example to skate in the team event (which is probably doable), and get some extra spotlight to earn more money in shows etc.
    Yes, those are probably reasons why they are keeping the door open.

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    How competitive are they? Can they at least do individual triple salchows and triple toe loops and they will need solid throw triple flips and loops to even be respectable - they still would be behind the Chinese and Germans though technically and Duhamel and Radford without something special - quad twist, quad salchow or triple triple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    How competitive are they? Can they at least do individual triple salchows and triple toe loops and they will need solid throw triple flips and loops to even be respectable - they still would be behind the Chinese and Germans though technically and Duhamel and Radford without something special - quad twist, quad salchow or triple triple.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BU1t5Cbh...ire_bird&hl=en

    More than that, I know not.

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    Atakhanova/Spiridonov have split up. She is on the ice partner search.

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    ^^ Sad news. I'll miss seeing them.

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