Four years ago...

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    France has some good young girls these days. Yretha Silete (turning 16 in a few days) is currently in 1st place after the SP at JGP Courcheval, ahead of Polina Shelepen, Nina Jiang, Roza Sheveleva, and Yasmin Siraj. Two other french girls, Anais Ventard (turning 13 in September) and Lenaelle Gilleron-Gory (15), are currently sitting in 5th and 7th, both with scores over 40 points. So maybe not all hope is lost for the European ladies.
     
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  2. leafygreens

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    Prounounced Aretha?
     
  3. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    God, I hope so. ;)
     
  4. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    :rofl:
     
  5. Nomad

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    Ee-reh-tah is how I heard it announced at French Masters.
     
  6. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    You never know these days...
     
  7. hanca

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    Actually, not! There were several europeans ladies having 3-3 the last season. More than the american ladies. There was a thread about it here, I am too lazy to find it, but I am pretty certain that more than 5 europeans ladies had 3-3 combo recognised last season. Ok, maybe most of them had 'only' 3T-3T, but still had more of 3-3 recognised than American ladies.
     
  8. Nomad

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    They all did the 3T-3T:

    Elene Gedevanishvili: LP @ TEB (and 3T-3T-2T in Euros 10 LP)

    Elena Glebova: SP @ Nebelhorn; SP & LP @ SA

    Sarah Hecken: SP & LP @ Nebelhorn; SP & LP @ SA

    Alëna Leonova: LP @ Finlandia; SP @ CoC

    Laura Lepistö: SP @ Finlandia; SP @ Euros 09

    Ksenia Makarova: SP & LP @ Coupe de Nice

    Some got -GOE, but no UR calls.
     
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  9. UGG

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    No. That would be Irina.
     
  10. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I wish I knew who Cupcake and the Crapova sisters are.
     
  11. Nomad

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    Cupcake = Elena Sokolova
    Crapova Sisters = Doronina, Petushkova, Gozeva, etc. Pretty much every senior Russian lady between Slutskaya and Leonova.
     
  12. mia joy

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    Well, that's exactly what I mean, they all do 3t-3t, it's getting really boring... :p and they didn't do much of them at Euros or Worlds. And btw, by American ladies, I also mean Joannie, though perhaps I should have said North American to be precise...

    there are new French girls? awesome!! I'm gonna go watch their performances immediately ;)
     
  13. gkelly

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    Wait, if she doesn't turn 13 until September, how can she compete in the JGP this year?
     
  14. caseyedwards

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    Thank you for the info-crapova sisters is self explanatory but what made Sokolova "cupcake"?
     
  15. Nomad

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    I don't know the story behind that one but I've always assumed it was meant affectionately.
     
  16. pinky166

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    I meant 14. typo. she was born in 1996
     
  17. pinky166

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    It's not like doing 3t-3t is easy though. If it was, I'm sure we'd see a lot more ladies doing it.
     
  18. The Accordion

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    IIRC Dick Button called her cupcake on one of the broadcasts.
     
  19. pinky166

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    Well, if we're gonna name the new crop of russian ladies skaters, how about

    Leonova - Perkova/Irina Wannabe

    Makarova - Butryskaya Jr./ Johnny's Angel

    Tuktamysheva - Mishin's Wonderbaby

    Sotnikova - Anna Pavlova on Skates

    Ovcharova - Voidy Princess/Dancing Queen

    Agafonova - The Jumping Bean

    Shelepen - The Jumping Stringbean


    :p
     
  20. blue_idealist

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    Hmm I have never heard of the Crapova sisters listed at the top of the page. I guess they really were Crapovas then?
     
  21. Nomad

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    Well, they came, they bombed, they went. We might see Gozeva at Rostelecom. yay.
     
  22. pinky166

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    Gozeva's the best of them, especially now that Gerboldt has gone to pairs...not that she was better than Gozeva anyways, but she was at least really pretty to compensate for it. I just am crossing my fingers that Petushkova doesn't get the COR slot :scream:
     
  23. Aussie Willy

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    :rofl: too.
     
  24. Nomad

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    Petushkova won't get that spot. She came in dead last (14th) at RN this year. And if I'm wrong I'll eat my shoes. And then cheer her on when she switches to ice-dance. With Fedor Andreev as a partner.
     
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  25. pinky166

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    Petushkova was at COR 2 years ago though, and it wasn't like she was good back then either...
     
  26. Nomad

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    Yeah, that was the year she was Russia's silver medalist. Watching her chug around the rink was a real snooze.
     
  27. hanca

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    Well, they may have done only 3T-3T and it may be boring for you, but it's not like US ladies have done that much better with their 3-3 combinations (even if you decided to include Joannie!) As far as I know, from North American ladies you could see 3-3 only from Zhang, Nagasu, Wagner and Flat (feel free to add some more if I forgot anyone) and they did not risk it at all competitions either, so why are you criticising europeans ladies? Having about 6 european ladies with 3-3 is not bad at all. And as far as I know, Joannie did not have last year 3-3 at all!
     
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  28. pinky166

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    Agreed. 3t-3t is nothing to sneeze at. It may not be the most difficult 3-3 combination, but it's still a 3-3 and the fact that so many European ladies can do that and few American ladies can is saying something.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  30. JerseySlore

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    I always found that odd. Even handful of obscure ladies were capable of 3-3, like Poth, Drei, Pavuk, etc. Although..we did have our own Amber Corwin.