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tkrm7778
05-02-2010, 02:11 PM
Kachalina is born 8 July 1996, so 13 y. o. now. She is also from the Mishin's group.

Ziggy
05-02-2010, 02:25 PM
I'll just never forget Oblasova and Basova's last Euros.

They were uhhhmmm... very social during the skaters' party and it was very obvious by then this has been far more important than their skating (which by then has deteriorated very badly). :P

Let's pray this won't turn out to be the case with most of the young girls.

pinky166
05-03-2010, 01:50 AM
I'll just never forget Oblasova and Basova's last Euros.

They were uhhhmmm... very social during the skaters' party and it was very obvious by then this has been far more important than their skating (which by then has deteriorated very badly). :P

Let's pray this won't turn out to be the case with most of the young girls.

Who are these girls and what exactly happened to them?

Ziggy
05-03-2010, 02:48 AM
Who are these girls and what exactly happened to them?

Oblasova was Junior World Champion.

They were both very promising but at some point in their teenage years, they focused on various "off-ice activies" more and less on training. :P

Both had disastrous performances at 2004 Euros and quit after that season, IIRC.

Marco
05-03-2010, 04:02 AM
Didn't Basova go out with Plushenko?

pinky166
05-03-2010, 04:23 AM
Oblasova was Junior World Champion.

They were both very promising but at some point in their teenage years, they focused on various "off-ice activies" more and less on training. :P

Both had disastrous performances at 2004 Euros and quit after that season, IIRC.

Well, the part about going from a champion quality skater to a flop is not really too surprising - we've seen that all too many times in this sport - Kimmie Meissner, Emily Hughes, Caroline Zhang, Alexe Gilles, Bebe Liang, and for awhile it looked like Mao Asada and Mirai Nagasu (both who had successful comebacks just this season, or for Mao, the second part of the season). It's called puberty "monster" for a reason, and part of the monster-y nature of puberty is not only the physical changes but also the emotional ones. Some girls become boy crazy, rebellious, shopaholics, and junk-food junkies as teenagers while others stay sheltered, focused and disciplined, it just depends on the person. Likely some of these Russian babies will ditch their ice skates for boys and parties, but my guess is the really good ones now will stick with skating as they have already learned discipline. Plus, it wouldn't neccessarily be a bad thing if a few of these girls gave up skating, there are way too many of them that are so good that they should get to compete internationally but won't get the chance to because of the stiff competition due to numbers.

Vash01
05-03-2010, 05:25 AM
Thanks for the links. I am excited that Russia has such talented ladies that might compete in Sochi in 2014.

Fashionista
05-03-2010, 10:52 AM
I just love this girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ani2tCyehEs
Katia Vysotina, 10 y.o. from St.Pete. Video was made during Novice Nationals in Kazan in the end of March, 2010.

Fashionista
05-03-2010, 11:01 AM
And some backstage pics made by FSO member grotsasha during recent Moscow figure skaters show with Radionova, Lipnitskaya, Ovcharova, Shelepen and Ilinykh http://picasaweb.google.com/grotsasha/2010#

Autumn_girl
05-03-2010, 12:36 PM
I just love this girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ani2tCyehEs
Katia Vysotina, 10 y.o. from St.Pete. Video was made during Novice Nationals in Kazan in the end of March, 2010.

Awww, she is lovely! Nice musicality, very fun to watch! If she will have the triples definately be one to watch! And I looove her layback spin ;)

poths
05-03-2010, 12:41 PM
I'll just never forget Oblasova and Basova's last Euros.

They were uhhhmmm... very social during the skaters' party and it was very obvious by then this has been far more important than their skating (which by then has deteriorated very badly). :P

Let's pray this won't turn out to be the case with most of the young girls.
Oblassova was a wet dream. She's 26 this year! :eek: Jammiest World Junior Champ ever.....

poths
05-03-2010, 12:43 PM
There are about 10 or even more promising girls for Sochi:
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Adelina Sotnikova
Julia Lipnitskaya
Polina Shelepen
Polina Agafonova
Anna Ovcharova
Sofya Biryukova (already 15 and still has her jumps)
Darya Medvedeva
Kristina Zaseeva
Nikol Gosviani
Rosa Sheveleva

11 ;) Plus Darya Afanasieva who is not that strong yet, but has 3T-3T, and maybe Alexandra Deeva. And more to come (Elena Radionova, Alsu Kayumova are too young for Sochi, but really strong). Even if most of them will be hurt by puberty, 2-3 should stay and that's will be enough. I think it will be Liza (her good technique will help her) and I hope it will be Julia, she is simply amazingTo think....Doronina was good enough to win a Russian title recently. :lol:

Autumn_girl
05-03-2010, 12:57 PM
To think....Doronina was good enough to win a Russian title recently. :lol:

It was 2 years ago actually when these girls were about 10-11 y.o. and didn't compete at senior Nationals (except Tuktamysheva). And even then Tuktamysheva got the higher technical score in the FS than Doronina ;)

pinky166
05-03-2010, 02:55 PM
And some backstage pics made by FSO member grotsasha during recent Moscow figure skaters show with Radionova, Lipnitskaya, Ovcharova, Shelepen and Ilinykh http://picasaweb.google.com/grotsasha/2010#

Goodness Shelepen looks taller and skinner than ever! How tall is she now? Every time I see that girl skate her legs get longer and longer, she's probably Kostner height by now or will end up Kostner height once she finishes growing. Might hurt her jumps though, those tall girls often have jump consistency issues.

Taso
05-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Oblassova was a wet dream. She's 26 this year! :eek: Jammiest World Junior Champ ever.....

PMFL :rofl:

ITA
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