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haribobo
10-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Who will gain the 3 spots to Euros?

pinky166
10-24-2011, 05:19 PM
Ksenia skated pretty badly at SA meanwhile Shelepen has been very consistent thus far, Korobeynikova seems to be getting her feet under her now too.

I say Leonova, Shelepen, and Korobeynikova for Euros....though wouldn't be at all surprised if this trio comprised places 4-6 at Russian Nationals...:shuffle:

millipied
10-24-2011, 05:47 PM
Shelepen is 100% in. Next closest possiblity is Leonova. The third spot is a real wild card. If Makarova stand 80% on her feet, she will get in. If she bombs badly, it's probabaly between Biryukova and Korobeynikova.

MikiAndoFan#1
10-24-2011, 06:02 PM
Who I want: Leonova, Biryukova and Korobeynikova.

Who I think will be on the team: Leonova, Makarova and Shelepen.

victoriaheidi
10-24-2011, 06:02 PM
I feel like Biryukova will always get lost in the shuffle. :(

Frau Muller
10-24-2011, 07:09 PM
Leonova, Shelepen, Agafonova

Makarova is milk toast, sorry. She had her year (2009/10).

pinky166
10-24-2011, 08:45 PM
I feel like Biryukova will always get lost in the shuffle. :(

I fear that too, along with Ovcharova and Agafonova. Their inconsistent jumps seem to always due them in even though they are 3 of the most expressive skaters in Russia right now.

Any news on Sheveleva and when she plans to return to competition?

Jenna
10-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Leonova, Shelepen, Korobeynikova.

Jot the Dot Dot
10-24-2011, 09:01 PM
It's not Ova until it's Ova.

Proustable
10-25-2011, 02:32 AM
Stupid question: these ladies are all eligible for Worlds as well, right?

oleada
10-25-2011, 03:13 AM
I'd say Shelepen is practically in if she can skate well at Nationals. She's proven herself reliable and can land at least 6 triples (but usually 7) and has 2 different 3+3 combos. And given that it's Euros, that means at least a medal ;)

Leonova has more than proven herself for Russia.

The third spot is up for grabs. I say Sheveleva if she's healthy and can replicate her LP from last year's nationals, along with a clean SP. Lurve Korobeynikova and Ovcharova, but they're way too inconsistent. I think that Makarova is toast.

caseyedwards
10-25-2011, 03:30 AM
Euros and worlds have the same age eligibility. If any of them did badly at Euros no guarantee of worlds.

dinakt
10-25-2011, 05:06 AM
I think Leonova and Shelepen' will be sent unless they bomb very badly.
The third spot is wide open- seeing Makarova's performance at SA I voted for Korobeinikova, but I think it truly wil be decided that day- depending on nerves, injuries etc.
Personally, I just hope that Alena goes. She proved that she is a fighther more often than not in important situations.

Athena
10-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Polina must be a lucky name for skater!

Jarrett
10-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Makarova's LP is a hot mess. I can't imagine that program ever scoring very well. It is such a shame because she is an engaging skater. I would be shocked to see her at Worlds but I guess she has plenty of time to rework things.