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figsrus
05-18-2010, 04:18 PM
Thoughts? (http://www.universalsports.com/photos/galleryid=472051.html)

Sylvia
05-18-2010, 04:22 PM
FYI, there's already a potential Sochi men's contendors discussion going on at: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73568

ETA: Never mind -- I now can view Universal Sports' photo galley of Under 21 figure skaters. It's obviously not a comprehensive photo gallery for all 4 disciplines. ;)

elif
05-18-2010, 04:48 PM
only ice dancers on the list is Ilinykh&Katsalapov :confused:

csparkles
05-18-2010, 05:19 PM
only ice dancers on the list is Ilinykh&Katsalapov :confused:

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier might have something to say about that, since they are 19 and 18, only in their 2nd season of senior, and 7th in the world.

elif
05-18-2010, 06:56 PM
Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier might have something to say about that, since they are 19 and 18, only in their 2nd season of senior, and 7th in the world.

but they are still look like (skate like) junior. Chock&Zuerlein and Monko & Khaliavin should be on the list.

Eris
05-18-2010, 08:07 PM
Elena and Nikita :respec:

Autumn_girl
05-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Gao, Zawadzki, Kwak are on the list and Nagasu is not...

Eris
05-18-2010, 08:14 PM
Gao, Zawadzki, Kwak are on the list and Nagasu is not...
may be she is too old for that list?:D

Frau Muller
05-18-2010, 09:22 PM
only ice dancers on the list is Ilinykh&Katsalapov :confused:


This is crazy because I/K aren't even the best of the junior Russian dancers. Monko/Khaliavin are superior in every respect (line, musicality, edges, etc.), IMO. Looking at the list, it appears that UniversalSports simply cut-and-pasted the names of medalists at Junior Worlds, LOL!

Kwak, Murakami, Zawadski, Sui/Han, Rippon -- absolutely.

As for the lovely Ksenia Makarova, who is on the list, UnivSports appears to be out of touch with what's happening with Russian ladies right now. Makarova reigns supreme right now and maybe next year but should be easily overtaken eventually by the Little Whizzes Tuktamysheva, Shelepen, Solnikova, etc. by 2012.

oleada
05-18-2010, 09:24 PM
This is crazy because I/K aren't even the best of the junior Russian dancers. Monko/Khaliavin are superior in every respect (line, musicality, edges, etc.), IMO.

I could not disagree more. I/K are just as fast, move with much more ease across the ice, have much cleaner footwork and musicality in spades. I/K also beat M/K at JW by about 20 pts, so their inclusion in the list over M/K makes sense in that respect.

Asli
05-19-2010, 12:29 AM
only ice dancers on the list is Ilinykh&Katsalapov :confused:

Probably the person who compiled the list doesn't follow dance and pairs too closely, so (s)he just mentioned the world junior champions from these disciplines.

It is way too early to speculate about Sochi anyway.

smarts1
05-19-2010, 01:46 AM
Ladies: Nagasu, by far, but wait, she's not on the list???--Zawadski, Murakami, Gao, and all of the Russian jumping beans. Hopefully none of these ladies undergo a Kimmie transformation.

pinky166
05-19-2010, 03:34 AM
Ladiezz:

USA: Nagasu, Gao, maybe Zawadzki or Baga

Russia: Makarova, Tuktamysheva, Ovcharova, Sotnikova, Birukova, Shelepen, Agafonova (pairs?), Lepitniskaya, etc, etc

Japan: Murakami, Fujisawa, Imai

Korea: Kwak hopefully :)

Germany: Hecken - she was wonderful at worlds

Finland: Beata Papp maybe

Canada: Charbonneau, Casarsa maybe (coached by Orser ;) )

FridaCat
05-20-2010, 04:35 AM
I'd add the Shibutani's to the list (she's 15, he's 19).

briancoogaert
05-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Well, you know, YuNa Kim is also under 21. :P