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IceKween
06-18-2010, 01:42 PM
That's why I personally prefer not to declare anyone to be "poised to be the the next big star" -- I'd rather let their skating and results over time do the talking. :)


Oh, walk on the wild side, Sylvia. :) I think most saw Nagasu's greatness at junior sectionals in 1997. Some even dared post here that she could beat Zhang, which she ended up doing. You can spot a diamond in coal.

As for the russians, I'm just going to wait a year and see. I was a BIG BIG fan of Pingacheva and she skated into obscurity despite her impeccable technique.

Autumn_girl
06-18-2010, 01:53 PM
Also is she a Moscow or St. Pete girl? Who is her coach?

Lena is from Moscow (CSKA club, like Anna, Adelina and Kristina Zaseeva), her coach is Inna Goncharenko (she works with kids most, so she is not that well known)

pinky166
06-18-2010, 09:47 PM
Lena is from Moscow (CSKA club, like Anna, Adelina and Kristina Zaseeva), her coach is Inna Goncharenko (she works with kids most, so she is not that well known)

Oh ok, that makes sense. I was wondering if she had the same choreographer as Anna because the do the same spiral positions and lovely spread eagles. Which Moscow club is bigger/better - CSKA or SDIUSHIUR 37? I know CSKA is not just for figure skating but many other sports as well.

Also, according to her wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Shelepen , Polina Shelepen is now 1m66! If that is right, she sure grew a lot this year. If it keeps up, she may become too tall

MikiAndoFan#1
06-18-2010, 10:21 PM
Also, according to her wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Shelepen , Polina Shelepen is now 1m66! If that is right, she sure grew a lot this year. If it keeps up, she may become too tall

:eek:

She's almost as tall as Carolina and Candice Didier!

pinky166
06-18-2010, 11:16 PM
:eek:

She's almost as tall as Carolina and Candice Didier!

Yup. I could pretty much predict that was going to happen, judging from her very looonngg legs. Shame she didn't go into ballet, she has the perfect body.

Autumn_girl
06-19-2010, 07:25 AM
Oh ok, that makes sense. I was wondering if she had the same choreographer as Anna because the do the same spiral positions and lovely spread eagles. Which Moscow club is bigger/better - CSKA or SDIUSHIUR 37? I know CSKA is not just for figure skating but many other sports as well.

Also, according to her wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Shelepen , Polina Shelepen is now 1m66! If that is right, she sure grew a lot this year. If it keeps up, she may become too tall

CSKA is a bigger club, but kids from SDIUSHOR 37 (it means sport school for children and juniors) have some impressive results too.

As for Polina, it's wrong. She is about 160 now and not taller. For example, Polina with Alena Leonova (Alena is 159 for sure)
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1468
Alena is taller, and even if Polina grew a lot since December I doubt she is 166 now.

Moka-Ananas
06-19-2010, 12:08 PM
CSKA is a bigger club, but kids from SDIUSHOR 37 (it means sport school for children and juniors) have some impressive results too.

As for Polina, it's wrong. She is about 160 now and not taller. For example, Polina with Alena Leonova (Alena is 159 for sure)
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1468
Alena is taller, and even if Polina grew a lot since December I doubt she is 166 now.

Well but maybe Alena was wearing high heels or something like that. As the pic looks like a kind of banquet that's quite likely.

pinky166
06-19-2010, 02:51 PM
CSKA is a bigger club, but kids from SDIUSHOR 37 (it means sport school for children and juniors) have some impressive results too.

As for Polina, it's wrong. She is about 160 now and not taller. For example, Polina with Alena Leonova (Alena is 159 for sure)
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1468
Alena is taller, and even if Polina grew a lot since December I doubt she is 166 now.

Oh thanks for the information on the clubs. Is Eteri Tutberize the only coach at SDIUSHOR 37? If so she does a very good job with her students, Polina S and Julia L are quite impressive.

Also, Icenetwork says Alena Leonova is 5'5" http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/detail.jsp?id=100786&mode=I which is 165-166cm so they look about the same height so it could be right. Plus isn't Anna O 160cm? Polina on the ice always looks much taller than Anna.

Autumn_girl
06-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Icenetwork says Alena Leonova is 5'5" which is 165-166cm so they look about the same height so it could be right.

It's wrong. She is 159 for sure. She seems taller, but she is tiny. Look:
Alena with Yu-Na
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1464
With Miki
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1462
And with Ksenia (Ksenia is about 167, but she is much taller than Alena, so Alena can't be 166)
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1466

pinky166
06-19-2010, 03:03 PM
It's wrong. She is 159 for sure. She seems taller, but she is tiny. Look:
Alena with Yu-Na
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1464
With Miki
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1462
And with Ksenia (Ksenia is about 167, but she is much taller than Alena, so Alena can't be 166)
http://www.alena-leonova.ru/photo/tokio_2009/38-0-1466

Oh ok. You think icenetwork would be correct though. It also says Elene G is 5'3" though when she's clearly 5'1" or even shorter. Also, some people think Yu-Na has grown and is now 5'6"... But even if that's right, she is still much taller than Alena.

I didn't know Ksenia was that tall, That must be why she looks so regal and stately on the ice.

Polina's ISU says 160, but that's from the beginning of the season, so 6 cm is only about 2 or 2.5 inches, at her age, it's possible to grow that much in a year. She might not be a full 166 but maybe close to it.

Autumn_girl
06-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Plus isn't Anna O 160cm? Polina on the ice always looks much taller than Anna.

Maybe a bit taller, but not much ;)
http://mihsersh.gallery.ru/watch?ph=SBj-b6MYA

pinky166
06-19-2010, 05:08 PM
Maybe a bit taller, but not much ;)
http://mihsersh.gallery.ru/watch?ph=SBj-b6MYA

Yeah, ok, guess Polina either grew 2 inches in like 3 months (unlikely), or the listing is just inaccurate. That is such a cute picture! Polina A is so cute and tiny, love her :)!

pinky166
06-19-2010, 05:18 PM
http://mihsersh.gallery.ru/watch?ph=SBj-b6MXh
http://mihsersh.gallery.ru/watch?ph=SBj-b6MXn
http://mihsersh.gallery.ru/watch?ph=SBj-b6MXv

Anna appears to be working on her Joannie Rochette arms :lol:. Jeez, nice muscles for a 13 year old :eek:, that girl is jacked :).

oleada
06-19-2010, 10:15 PM
Oh ok. You think icenetwork would be correct though. It also says Elene G is 5'3" though when she's clearly 5'1" or even shorter. Also, some people think Yu-Na has grown and is now 5'6"... But even if that's right, she is still much taller than Alena.
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Don't trust IceNetwork for facts. Their reporting is terrible. Like, not being able to correctly write the name of JGP competitors terrible. (Seriously, is copy and paste so hard?) :P

I think Polina may look taller than what she actually is because of her body type. Long legged and lean.

And damn, Anna's arms are really buff. I'm jealous.

pinky166
06-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Don't trust IceNetwork for facts. Their reporting is terrible. Like, not being able to correctly write the name of JGP competitors terrible. (Seriously, is copy and paste so hard?) :P

I think Polina may look taller than what she actually is because of her body type. Long legged and lean.

And damn, Anna's arms are really buff. I'm jealous.

That is annoying that icenetwork is not reliable. It said Amelie Lacoste came in 3rd at Canadian Nationals this year when she actually came in 5th, that Cynthia Phanuef is 5'3" when she's clearly 5'7", and that Yasmin Siraj was born in 0096...

That's true, Polina is all legs which might make her look taller. Also, http://www.skatingjapan.jp/gpf/images/awards/jr_ladies.jpg , this picture is from December so she may have grown since then, but she looks about the same height as Christina Gao who is listed as 156cm (she's grown since and was about 160cm when i met her at superstars on ice in May). Polina might end up being 166cm or taller when she's finished growing but she's probably not that tall yet.

Anna should switch to skate for Canada :lol:. I've noticed all the Canadian ladiezz skaters are very buff :).