PDA

View Full Version : Article: Lubov Iliushechkina wants to skate for France, but...



Pages : 1 2 3 4 [5] 6

pinky166
05-22-2012, 12:05 PM
Apparently Kocon is only 171 cm, which concerns me considering the issues Lubov has had in the past with keeping her weight too low, and that was with Nodari who is 6 cm taller than Kocon. Lubov is 153 cm so really she should have a partner taller than 171...but maybe, if he's built like a house, it could work.

Ziggy
05-22-2012, 05:12 PM
she would not even write to them in Russian

Again - she probably did so, so that a copy could have gone to the ISU/her laywer/French fed/etc.

kwanfan1818
05-22-2012, 05:17 PM
But it was not a co-incidence that Gorshkov disclosed to the press that she wrote in English, portraying her as an ingrate.

hanca
05-22-2012, 07:44 PM
Apparently Kocon is only 171 cm, which concerns me considering the issues Lubov has had in the past with keeping her weight too low, and that was with Nodari who is 6 cm taller than Kocon. Lubov is 153 cm so really she should have a partner taller than 171...but maybe, if he's built like a house, it could work.

18 cm height difference is not that bad. There are pairs who are much nearer with height to each other than them. (Zhangs...) And she is very light.

Vash01
05-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Apparently Kocon is only 171 cm, which concerns me considering the issues Lubov has had in the past with keeping her weight too low, and that was with Nodari who is 6 cm taller than Kocon. Lubov is 153 cm so really she should have a partner taller than 171...but maybe, if he's built like a house, it could work.


Shen and Zhao did not have a huge difference in their heights and they did just fine. I think the height difference may be an overinflated factor in pairs partnerships.

Katarzyna
05-22-2012, 09:18 PM
But it was not a co-incidence that Gorshkov disclosed to the press that she wrote in English, portraying her as an ingrate.
Agree! This information certainly was dispensable. :(


:respec: Velikov.
Another :respect: from my side. However, Iím now curious how their students will place at the next RN. Iím pretty sure openly criticizing their own fed isnít helpful for success. And itís not like if they had been Federations darlings in the past. :shuffle:


Apparently Kocon is only 171 cm, which concerns me considering the issues Lubov has had in the past with keeping her weight too low, and that was with Nodari who is 6 cm taller than Kocon. Lubov is 153 cm so really she should have a partner taller than 171...but maybe, if he's built like a house, it could work.
I like pairs where the man isn't almost twice as big than the girl. I'm looking forward to seeing them skating and hope they will be able to compete internationally soon. If only more people would speak out their mind like Velikov did, it would be really helpful for them. A lot of negative publicity is probably a thing RFSF likes to avoid on the road to Sochi. :cold:

Vagabond
05-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Iím now curious how their students will place at the next RN. Iím pretty sure openly criticizing their own fed isnít helpful for success. And itís not like if they had been Federations darlings in the past. :shuffle:

I am sure that if the Russian Federation blackballed him and his skaters, he, at least, could pull up stakes and go train skaters in another country. Like France, for example. :P

hanca
05-22-2012, 09:39 PM
By the way, Robin Szolkowy is not that high either. How much height difference is between him and Aliona?

Zemgirl
05-22-2012, 09:47 PM
By the way, Robin Szolkowy is not that high either. How much height difference is between him and Aliona?
ISU bio says Robin is 1.75m, Aliona is 1.52.

Shen and Zhao are listed as 1.60/1.77 respectively.

Nicole Della Monica is taller than Lubov, so I don't think the height difference should be a huge problem.

hanca
05-22-2012, 09:50 PM
ISU bio says Robin is 1.75m, Aliona is 1.52.

Shen and Zhao are listed as 1.60/1.77 respectively.

Nicole Della Monica is taller than Lubov, so I don't think the height difference should be a huge problem.

OMG, I never realised that Aliona is so tiny. Ljubov is taller than Aliona? :eek: Just 1cm, but still...

Andrey aka Pushkin
05-22-2012, 10:15 PM
No way in hell Robin is 175 :)
Maybe with his skates on.

I didn't realize Kokon was so low, though.

And Maisuradze is not a mess, he's a great pairs skater. I hope he has a great career himself, perhaps in Georgia :)
They could use a pair.

hanca
05-22-2012, 10:31 PM
No way in hell Robin is 175 :)
Maybe with his skates on.

I didn't realize Kokon was so low, though.

And Maisuradze is not a mess, he's a great pairs skater. I hope he has a great career himself, perhaps in Georgia :)
They could use a pair.

Why should Russia release him to skate for Georgia, but at the same time refusing to release Ljubov?

pinky166
05-22-2012, 10:56 PM
No way in hell Robin is 175 :)
Maybe with his skates on.

I didn't realize Kokon was so low, though.

And Maisuradze is not a mess, he's a great pairs skater. I hope he has a great career himself, perhaps in Georgia :)
They could use a pair.

Yes I think Robin is more likely around 170-172 cm. And 152-153 cm is pretty standard for a ladies pair's skater, Marley and Takahashi are both only 146 cm and Sui is apparently only 143 cm (though she is probably around Marley and Takahashi's height now as she appears to have grown a bit). Aliona is very tiny, but for pairs, not really.

Cherub721
05-22-2012, 11:10 PM
And Maisuradze is not a mess, he's a great pairs skater. I hope he has a great career himself, perhaps in Georgia :)
They could use a pair.

Have I missed something or do you say that because he has a Georgian name?

victoriaheidi
05-23-2012, 12:31 AM
Ok, part of me is like, "yay, Velikov rocks!" But part of me doesn't get why he had to say that she's prone to being overweight. I may have a terrible eye or not a lot of pictures, but she's always looked normal to me, even amongst pairs. And why does he have to talk like that about a girl whose eating habits are known to be troubled, anyway?