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caro-ira
04-07-2012, 09:22 AM
She was born on June 5, 1998. I hope she's eligible to compete at Sochi. I also ask the same question for Elena Radionova.

love_skate2011
04-07-2012, 09:59 AM
Yes, this has been answered ay times :)
she made the cut off date by 25 days , she truns 15 years old
before July 1, 2013

Radionova is too young and will wait until 2018 Olympics

caro-ira
04-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Yes, this has been answered ay times :)
she made the cut off date by 25 days , she truns 15 years old
before July 1, 2013

Radionova is too young and will wait until 2018 Olympics

Thank you very much for the reply. I knew this has been answered many times but the idiot me couldn't find it. Sorry!

Macassar88
04-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Yep she is and if she wins, she'd be the youngest of all time to win OWG in ladies singles

chipso1
04-07-2012, 08:00 PM
Yep she is and if she wins, she'd be the youngest of all time to win OWG in ladies singles

No, I don't think she'd be the youngest. Lipinski won in February 1998 and turned 16 on June 10th, 1998. Lipnitskaia will turn 16 on June 5th, 2014, so Tara would still have her beat by 5 days as the youngest Olympic champion ever. ;)

Domshabfan
04-07-2012, 08:09 PM
No, I don't think she'd be the youngest. Lipinski won in February 1998 and turned 16 on June 10th, 1998. Lipnitskaia will turn 16 on June 5th, 2014, so Tara would still have her beat by 5 days as the youngest Olympic champion ever. ;)

it depends on the schedule of the events, it is possible because of the team event that the ladies event will take place slightly earlier, so there is a chance that lipnitskaya could still be the youngest champion.

chipso1
04-07-2012, 08:20 PM
it depends on the schedule of the events, it is possible because of the team event that the ladies event will take place slightly earlier, so there is a chance that lipnitskaya could still be the youngest champion.

That's true. Lipinski won her OGM on February 20th, 1998. So if Lipnitskaia makes the Russian Olympic team and then ends up winning the OGM on February 15th, 2014, she'll tie Tara as the youngest ever.

The dates of the Sochi Olympics are February 7-23, 2014. The ladies event is typically the last Tuesday (SP) and Thursday (FS) of the Games.

Also, I believe the team event is scheduled to be the first figure skating event of the Games.

leafygreens
04-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Funny how the youngest and potential youngest have such similar names.

FunnyBut
04-07-2012, 10:28 PM
:sekret: To keep her name in the record books, Tara has been praying to St. Therese :drama:, petitioning Speedy to postpone the Ladies' LP, :skandal and secretly training US prodigy Gracie Gold :puppet: on her 4loop-3loop combo.

love_skate2011
04-08-2012, 05:08 AM
:sekret: To keep her name in the record books, Tara has been praying to St. Therese :drama:, petitioning Speedy to postpone the Ladies' LP, :skandal and secretly training US prodigy Gracie Gold :puppet: on her 4loop-3loop combo.

:rofl:

Lanna
04-09-2012, 06:21 PM
General rule: if they were old eonugh to compete on the JGP this season, they're old enough for the Olympics. If they were not old enough for the JGP this year, then they aren't old enough for the next Olympics.

It goes:

Year 1: JGP eligible.
Year 2: GP eligible.
Year 3: Worlds/Olympics eligible.

Frau Muller
04-09-2012, 06:31 PM
This is one time when the rules worked in a 'Baby Skaterina's' favor. This is major. Julia may be able to nab her Olympic Gold Medal just before the Puberty Monster hits in full....same as Tara and Sarah.

love_skate2011
04-09-2012, 06:37 PM
This is one time when the rules worked in a 'Baby Skaterina's' favor. This is major. Julia may be able to nab her Olympic Gold Medal just before the Puberty Monster hits in full....same as Tara and Sarah.

but will they give it to her ?

if she wins at 15 years old, she could go the Tara Lipinski route and
will just compete for another year to win a Worlds medal and then retire

Frau Muller
04-09-2012, 06:45 PM
but will they give it to her ?

if she wins at 15 years old, she could go the Tara Lipinski route and
will just compete for another year to win a Worlds medal and then retire

"Give it" may not be the right words. How about "earn it"? She can earn it by racking-up so many points -- both tech and components -- as she has this past year. She has flexibility of Cohen in an even more balletic form (longer lines). She needs some more engagement with the music.

Assuming that Sotnikova and Tuk can maintain and improve their skills, Russia's 3 ladies in Sochi should be Sot, Tuk and Lip. Lip has already beaten Tuk at this year's Nationals.

Jarrett
04-09-2012, 06:46 PM
but will they give it to her ?

if she wins at 15 years old, she could go the Tara Lipinski route and
will just compete for another year to win a Worlds medal and then retire
Huh? How is that the Tara Lipinski route? Tara skated at the Hershey's cheesefest and said peace out Michelle and eligble skating. lol :hat1: