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Autumn_girl
02-17-2010, 06:18 AM
Wow. Very nice, she'll be a star if she can get through puberty as another poster pointed out. Too bad she's not age eligible for Sochi :(

She is eligible! Her birthday is 05.06.1998, so she will turn 15 before 01.07.2013 and can go to the senior competitions in 2013-2014 season

Ozzisk8tr
02-17-2010, 06:27 AM
I hope her lower back lasts that long. She is amazing but only bends in her lower back (and boy does she bend, unbelievably so). She's amazing.

pinky166
03-29-2010, 05:08 AM
Among the up and coming ladies:

Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva will be JGP eligible in 2010-2011 and senior ISU championship eligible in 2012-2013.

Polina Shelepen, Polina Agafonova, and Anna Ovcharova will be senior ISU championship eligible in 2011-2012.

Sofia Biryukova will be senior ISU championship eligible in 2010-2011.

Those three will be eligible for the senior grand prix this coming season, though I don't know if they will chose to compete on the senior circuit or stay on the junior grand prix for another year. Shelepen and Ovcharova I think could handle SGP, Polina will be 15 in July and Anna seems pretty mature, but Agafonova still looks so young and skates very much like a junior so she may be better off staying on the JGP another year. I guess the federation will leave it up to the girls and their coaches to decide though.

Karpenko
03-29-2010, 05:38 AM
Russian ladies are going to be the new Japanese ladies. There's way too much talent coming up that at least one of them is going to be a huge star. Everytime I open a Russian ladies thread lately I'm really impressed.

Marco
03-29-2010, 05:48 AM
I can't believe Makarova may not even make Sochi even if she would be the only elegant lady among all the jumping bean girls. :(

She needs to get away from Johnny's team if she wants to improve her results. The overly Russian style with empty choreographies, boring music and absolute front-loading is going to kill her scores.

judgejudy27
03-29-2010, 05:53 AM
The challenge for some of these women will being established with the judges in time for 2014. Especialy Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva who arent eligible until the pre Olympic season. Then again the judges rewarded Asada and Kim right away, so there shouldnt be a problem come to think of it if these girls are good enough by then.

bek
03-29-2010, 06:00 AM
Agree - does Mishin work on nothing but jumps? Because almost nothing else in her program has gotten much attention - terrible extension, leg positions, etc. and I don't blame her - she's the student. He's a world-class coach but appears to have only one interest even for the women if her posted youtube program is any indication.

Willowway

Elizaveta has tremendous skating skills. Excellent edges and great speed accross the ice.

On another board, someone said they actually talked to Elizaveta's father (I believe) and he said that Elizaveta is not naturally flexible and its something they are working on, and its getting better. But I get the feeling she'll never be great at it. Her spirals though I think are better than what Yu-na's looked like when she debuted on the Senior circuit. :lol:

Fallcolor
03-29-2010, 03:09 PM
:eek::eek: at Lipnitskaya's flexibility!! She would be eligibile in 2018 but let's see if she will be affected by puberty in the next 4 years or so.

MikiAndoFan#1
03-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Oh my goodness!

:eek:

Julia's flexibility is almost freaky! Here's a video of her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DI8Sc-wrYE. Gorgeous spin at 0:57!

Ziggy
03-29-2010, 03:33 PM
I can't believe Makarova may not even make Sochi even if she would be the only elegant lady among all the jumping bean girls. :(

She needs to get away from Johnny's team if she wants to improve her results. The overly Russian style with empty choreographies, boring music and absolute front-loading is going to kill her scores.

Word. Makarova needs to move forward. She deserves much better than Johnny Weir programs.

Lipnitskaya is unbelievable... The timing on the jumps, wow. Puberty will be a big hit but with those skills, hopefully she'll survive it somehow.

IceKween
03-29-2010, 03:51 PM
Julia Lipnitskaya is an incredible talent. Wow. Let's hope she develops well and doesn't get hit by the puberty monster. She looks like she has pretty solid basics, and her spins are really solid too. It will be fun watching her develop.

Cherub721
03-30-2010, 12:57 AM
Word. Makarova needs to move forward. She deserves much better than Johnny Weir programs.


It's only her first senior season. :P

But Marco's comments did make me wonder, when she was skating for the US, did she have the same coaches and the same supposedly Russian style, and did she pick up anything that is more valued in the US? I'm thinking maybe that's why her spins and spirals are strong, it's such a focus in the US field.

oleada
03-30-2010, 02:11 AM
From the even younger set, I love Elena Radionova. She was born in 1999.

Elena Radionova LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56G___FfSI&translated=1)
Elena Radionova SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cb5ZI-_46g&translated=1)

She won that competition by something like 50 points. She's got amazing musicality and presentation for someone so young, and her jumps are big! She's got a 3T, 3S, 3Lo and 3Lz now.

Another promising junior is Daria Medvedeva. I think Mishin is one of her coaches, but I'm not 100% sure on that. She's had some really promising results this season, and beat Lipnitskaya at this competition. Unfortunately, since her birthday is 23.07.97, she's a few weeks to young for the upcoming JGP season:

Daria Medvedeva LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXA-WwLFQ-k)

Marco
03-30-2010, 05:33 AM
What happened to Katia's and Sergei's daughter Daria? How old is she now?

DivaOnIce
03-30-2010, 09:22 AM
What happened to Katia's and Sergei's daughter Daria? How old is she now?

Wasn't she born in 1992?! She stopped to train a couple of years ago. I think she played volleyball and wanted to focus on school.
Is Liza still skating?