For Canadian champion Roman Sadovsky and frail Canadian champions Nam Nguyen and Keegan Messing, the Four Continents results will resolve who takes the one situation available in the men’s tournament on the worlds.
It looks that speaking, there would possibly be loads to search out for at this week’s Four Continents championships in Seoul, Korea.
No longer only is it the tournament that Skate Canada will exercise in justify to resolve who will likely be fragment of the Canadian team headed to Montreal and the enviornment championships in March, it is miles also a probability to appear fan favourites savor two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu.
In a rare switch, Hanyu has made up our minds to return to both the short and free functions that earned him his 2d Olympic title in Pyeongchang in 2018. Without American Nathan Chen in the mix, right here is a probability for Hanyu to add his first Four Continents title to his long list of accomplishments on this, his fourth day out to the tournament.
For Canadian champion Roman Sadovsky and frail Canadian champions Nam Nguyen and Keegan Messing, the Four Continents results will resolve who takes the one situation available in the men’s tournament on the worlds. Competition begins Tuesday and runs thru Sunday.
It’s a identical story for 3 Canadian females in Seoul competing for indubitably one of two spots available for the worlds. For Canadian champion Emily Bausback, this will likely be a climb on to the senior global stage and the stress that comes with it. It’s about the learning project.
I savor Japan’s Rika Kihira’s potentialities on this tournament. No longer only is Kihira the defending Four Continents’ champion, she fair fair lately took the national title and modified into as soon as ranked fourth indirectly yr’s world championships. She has wonderful technical methodology and inventive capacity, all the pieces a skater needs.
The resume for Wenjing Sui and Cong Han from China is 2d to none in the pairs’ discipline headed to Seoul. This team has claimed 5 Four Continents’ titles in six appearances to boot to to their 2d world title in 2019. This season they took gold at both of their Spacious Prix occasions to boot to the pinnacle situation on the Spacious Prix Final.
Demand Canadian pair champions Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro to receive a stab for the rostrum. They’re at a point in their profession the build they are broadly opinion about “in the mix” wherever they compete.
The competition in ice dance will likely be conclude between the Canadian and American groups, as has been the case which means of the important Four Continents championships in 1999. Canadian dancers comprise earned nine titles while American groups comprise taken the leisure. It is arresting to provide a proof for that no other nation other than Canada and the United States has ever been represented on the ice dance podium at this tournament.
Canadian champions Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier lead the value in artistry and innovation. Gilles and Poirier will likely be jockeying for situation with newly crowned American and defending Four Continents champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates and two-time world medallists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.
Pj Kwong currently does freelance work for Skate Ontario because the Industry Pattern supervisor and has consulted for Alpine Canada in media members of the family. She’s been a outdated stadium announcer for eight Olympic Games, two Paralympic Games, one European Games, and the Arab Games. Most fair fair lately she’s accomplished stadium asserting for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and the 2019 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games. Pj has labored as a contract creator for CBC Sports since 2006 holding figure skating. Exterior of the CBC, Pj has labored in Press Operations for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Media Household for the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games.
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