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  1. Wow!
    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    These points show the situation fairly clearly. Bruna needs a distance race to improve her points, Duda needs one or two sprints to really make a change.
     
    And you're really not going to get a 'team coach' favouring one athlete over the other any more obviously than the Brazilian one at this very moment. Take these two events:
     
    Slavic Cup Zakopane, 11 and 12 January (sprint and distance)
    Balkan Cup Zlatibor, 12 and 13 January (distance and sprint)
     
    They are now actually planning to go to both of these events.....and only do the sprints! "But I need a distance race" is literally being answered with "but she needs sprints, so we're doing sprints"  
     
    It really can't get any more blatantly obvious. Both Zakopane and Zlatibor aren't entirely sure of actually happening yet neither, so deciding where to go on your own is a hard dilemma to say the least....(since you simply can't trust going with the team, they/the 'coach' are not above actively sabotaging you)
     
    Working your ass off for four years and in the end it's going to come down to incredibly dirty games being played by someone who is supposed to be there for the entire team. It is truly beyond infuriating.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to dcro in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Can't you choose your own races (like Mirlene Picin apparently does)?
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to Monzanator in Men's Ice Hockey Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    I have to say I won't be watching much ice hockey with no NHL players. The same way I don't usually watch men's football at the Olympics with U-23 squads.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Seriously, they are as inseparable as it's going to get.
     

    https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/results.html?sectorcode=CC&raceid=40607
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    She was registered for and skipped today's freestyle race in Latvia (Madona), and suddenly I see she appeared in Campra in Switzerland today, where it appears she scored an excellent 241 points!
    https://my1.raceresult.com/189008/RRPublish/pdf.php?name=Ergebnislisten|0_RanglisteAK3-Hoch-ZwiZeit&contest=0&lang=nl
     
    And Baiba Bendika won the race  
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Maria Cecilia Dominguez of Argentina got an amazing 110 points in Turkey today. Argentina has one female ticket and the deciding criteria was easy: the one with the best FIS points - all races count, including rollerskiing and 'obscure' races - goes to the Olympics. Alright, clear enough and with a second or so to spare in the last rollerskiing race in Brazil, Dominguez moved up to first:
     

     
    So today's 110 improved her points to 124 or so. Hooooooowever.....now all of a sudden, criteria have changed: Dominguez has been told she will need to get the A criteria (under 100 points, near-impossible) in order to be sent by the Argentinian federation (FASA). If she doesn't, whoever is in second place will be sent to the Olympics (A criteria or not).
     
    It's basically like saying "runner A, you need to run the marathon in 2:10 to qualify, but runner B, you can go as long as runner A doesn't get that time and you have a time of 3:00 or so". It's...insane.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to brunamoura in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    I've seen plenty unfair situations with federations. But this one is on top of a ridiculous ranking. She is the only Argentinian paying full costs in the fight for the ticket. Zero support (and it's not like a season is cheap ☝🏻). THAT without mentioning that she was the only Argentinian trying to get an Olympic quota for her country in the previous World Championship. No one else wanted to go to Oberstdorf. She did it! Only Argentinian, without any support, and still good enough to stay under 300 points by 2 seconds or so and get a quota to have someone representing her country at the Olympics. And now, this bulshit from FASA all because this federation wants to send someone younger at any costs. If the youngest girls were better than her, fine! BUT THEY ARE NOT!
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to Vic Liu in Figure Skating at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    Japan just announced the Olympic list during the conference of National Championships. The list is consistent with the ranking of National Championships as expected.
     
    Men: Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Yuma Kagiyama
     
    Women: Kaori Sakamoto, Wakabi Huguchi, Mana Kawabe
     
    Ice Dance: Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
     
    Pairs: Riku Miura/ Ryuichi Kihara
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to dcro in Figure Skating 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    And just to add more to the drama of Russian Nationals, at yesterday's women's SP the judges placed 15-year-old Muravieva (not eligible for Beijing) 2nd.
     
    World Champion Shcherbakova was up next and was placed 3rd. But, the rankings were later changed. Muravieva was deducted one point for going over time limit. Deducting points way after someone's performance is of course against all regulations, but hey, we are talking about Russian Nationals here. It's to be expected.
     
    Anyways, looks like Valieva, Trusova and Shcherbakova are going to Beijing, with Valieva being an enormous gold medal favorite.
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    ahjfcshfghb got a reaction from heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    Yup. Luckily she isn’t constrained by classic/freestyle/having to travel with a national team that isn’t always favoring you 
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    Not sure if it's coincidence, but while she was a DNF in the IBU Cup Thursday (and not on the start list yesterday), all of a sudden she is in the freestyle mass start in St Ulrich today, her first XC race since those worlds in February! Yesterday she wasn't in the classic individual start, so it's kind of like she all of a sudden went there..
     
    Not sure it went right though, since she was ahead of a Mexican who has now finished, whereas Ponya has disappeared from the timing after the last intermediate (where she was already pretty far behind, under 300 wasn't gonna happen).
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to dcro in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    Well, at least a higher ranked athlete will get to go instead of one who can't read the rules for herself.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to stepansevs in Men's Curling Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    3 times in row: 11th in Olympics :-( :-D
     
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    I think the athlete can be trusted more than the federation. As in, an athlete who realizes this will probably work harder to fix it than a federation that might "forget" telling the athlete.
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    ahjfcshfghb got a reaction from heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    I saw that too. I sent her a message on her Instagram. Maybe I should email the federation instead?
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Bruna 285.80
    Duda 288.05
    Mika 290.48
     
    In other words, instead of trying to control the damage, she managed to actually gain a couple of points   Which brings the total points in the ranking at the moment to the following, with everyone now being 100% certain of having 6 valid races.
     

     
    With Nove Mesto, Sjenica and Ravna Gora to go (depending on whether or not things are cancelled) in January. A few main points in this list:
     
    - Jaque will stay ahead of everyone, we can take that as a certainty
    - Mika has a bit of room to improve in the classic races and some room in the sprint races, depending on the points and such in January
    - Duda has a bit of room to improve in the classic races and two good chances to improve in the sprints
    - Bruna needs only one of the three classic races to be decent in order to drop 300-350 points in one go, and has decent room to improve in the sprints
     
    So far, so good.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to dcro in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Ravna Gora? Interesting. Maybe I should attend since it is only about 40 min drive from my place.
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to stepansevs in Men's Curling Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    two chances for olympics!
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    Meanwhile, this is the current situation for the Brazilian women. The factor in case of fewer than 6 total races still counts for three of them, but of course one more classic result will eliminate that, we can assume that'll be 1.0 for everyone eventually. Also keeping in mind that, as of right now and according to the Brazilian federation's rules, it's only between Jaque, Duda and Bruna since they are the ones who have the B criteria in both sprint and distance.
     

     
    Jaque will end up in 1st anyway. Duda has good room for improvement in one sprint and decent in another, Bruna has decent room for improvement in one sprint and good room in one classic result (the horror race in Engadin last season).
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    According to the rules of the Brazilian federation, these are the selection criteria:
     
    1. Athletes with the B criteria (under 300 points) in both sprint and distance have the priority, in case the number of athletes in this category is bigger than the number of available tickets (and it is), we go to;
     
    2. A ranking is made, counting the three best sprint freestyle and three best classic distance results from July 2020 to 16 January 2022.
     
    There was a bit of a question about which athletes would count in this 2nd one, but (as logic dictates), we have had confirmation that this ranking will decide the tickets only among athletes who have the B criteria in both sprint and distance.
     
    Right now, that's Duda, Bruna (and Gabi, who sadly wasn't able to go to Europe) and from the next FIS points list Jaque, and those three will have so in January as well. Mika needs to have a few personal bests on sprints to get there, and then she'd be in the fight as well.
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    ahjfcshfghb got a reaction from heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    I agree with that conclusion. So that means Mirlene Picin would not be eligible for the Sprint? What would happen if Picin has a better FIS points average, but only Bruna can start in two events?
  22. Wow!
    ahjfcshfghb reacted to Fly_like_a_don in Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024 News   
    Seine river will be the venue for Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony , with athletes set to travel in boats during a six-kilometre route during the spectacle!!
     
     
     
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Biathlon IBU World Cup 2021 - 2022   
    Or even better: abandon the pursuits, which are incredibly 'fake' races to begin with and shouldn't even really exist other than in show events.
     
    It already sucks that cross-country barely has any relay at all, biathlon definitely should stay above that and keep team events as an integral part of the sport.
  24. Haha
    ahjfcshfghb reacted to hckošice in Men's Ice Hockey Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022   
    End of the telenovela.
     
    is IN
     
    IIHF confirms place for China's men's team in 2022 Olympic tournament
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    ahjfcshfghb reacted to heywoodu in Cross-Country Skiing 2021 - 2022 Discussion Thread   
    Fuck yeah that's better!!!
     

     
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