From Russia With Love - Spring into Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    Russian Tourism industry could use this as an advertising song. ;-) Except that Russia doesn't really use their touristic potential (what a shame).
    Back to news from Russia: I heard that Katarina Gerboldt/Alexander Enbert have switched to Oleg Vasiliev. I don't have confirmation yet, but the source is reliable.
  2. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Artur Gachinski's new "Anna Karenina" LP as performed at a show in Korea.

    Fancam ahoy!

    The lighting is awkward so Artur is pretty obscured for most of it, but it does look interesting. His jumps look solid. I will give it a cautious "like" at this stage.
  3. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Artur Gachinski's new "Anna Karenina" LP as performed at a show in Korea.

    Fancam ahoy!

    The lighting is awkward so Artur is pretty obscured for most of it, but it does look interesting. His jumps look solid. I will give it a cautious "like" at this stage.
  4. lala

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    Interesting, exciting music. Probabaly I will like it!
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    double post. I have a problem with site...
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  6. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Ooops. Board hiccup for both of us.
  7. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    That's great. Glad they have not retired and they are getting some attention now.

    Gachinski's LP has a lot of potential.
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I believe these 2 interviews indicate that Stepanova/Bukin plan to compete on the Senior Grand Prix this fall:
    Coach Alexander Svinin: http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/10454.html
    Alexandra Stepanova: http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/10457.html

    Julia Lipnitskaia interview: http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/10444.html
    Via Google Translate: She will go on vacation May 20 to Cyprus with family and friends, will train in Novogorsk from June 7 to July 4 and then return to her usual rink.
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  9. caseyedwards

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    Well the only lock in senior ice dance is b/s. The most vulnerable is r/t even to a first year senior team as s/b would be.
  10. hanca

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    Any news on Radionova? Will she do senior GP or JGP?
  11. Proustable

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    Is she even age eligible for the senior GP?
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Radionova turned 14 in January so she's old enough for Senior B/Grand Prix in 2013-14 but not Europeans/Olympics/Worlds. The ISU's minimum age requirement will be raised to 15 for all ISU Senior competitions in 2014-15.
  13. Eislauffan

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    When I interviewed her at Junior Worlds, she said that she'd like to do the senior GP. But I don't know what the final decision is.
  14. hanca

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    If Sotnikova, Tuktamysheva and Lipnitskaya were allowed to do that, it would be unfair if the Russian federation did not allow her to do the same.
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  15. pinky166

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    Not if the ISU age rule changed though. But I guess it isn't changing until 2014-2015 season anyways. I also wonder about Pogorilaya and Gosviani regarding senior GP. After her rough season it's unlikely Biryukova will get any events and now Shelepen is competing for Israel. Even Korobeynikova may have trouble getting 2 events. Radionova should definitely move up if she wants to, and I think both Pogorilaya and Gosviani are more deserving of GP assignments compared to Leonova and Makarova at this point (I don't care if SB and WS points say otherwise, Anna and Nikol skated a lot better than Alena and Ksenia this season, and the Polinas, and Sofia...)
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    It's about time that they matched up the ages being eligible for the Senior GP along with the Olympics and Worlds. It was ridiculous that Mao was old enough to skate against Irina and Sasha on the GP in 2005 but then tell her she was to young to be at the Olympics against the same skaters.
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    Didn't they also have a rule at some point that if you got a medal at Junior Worlds, you could go to Senior Worlds regardless of being age ineligible?
    (I think it was before my time :rolleyes: )
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    Good for them, if this is true! Vassiliev is an excellent coach. May be this change will work for them.
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    That was long ago, and that loop hole was closed very quickly, making Mao ineligible to compete at the 2006 senior worlds.
  20. Eislauffan

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    Yes, this rule existed for Junior Worlds medalists and it allowed for example Sarah Hughes to compete at the 1999 World Championships although she was still 13 years old at that point (birthday is May 2, 1985) after she took silver at the 1999 Junior Worlds. But as Vash01 pointed out, this rule is gone for more than 10 years now.
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    Thank's Jeschke :)
    Can't wait to see them .
    K/N was one of my favourite Finnsteps !
  24. Cherub721

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    Thanks Jeschke :) Sounds like a good plan. I wish they wouldn't use different patterns for juniors and seniors, but at least it sounds like they can use more or less the same dance and just swap out the Finnstep for quickstep... it's not like the difference between blues and yankee polka. :rolleyes:

    Can someone refresh my memory, what are the rules about going back to junior worlds after you've gone senior?
  25. euterpe

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    I believe this is the last season a skater/team can do two GP events and then go back to JW. The rule for the 2014-2015 season onward says once a skater/team competes in two senior events (GP or International B), they are officially senior and can no longer compete in junior events.

    Of course, a junior could compete in one GP, but that wouldn't make much sense as two JGPs would get more points and a spot in the JGPF.
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  26. Vash01

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    That sounds logical. The skater has to decide whether he/she wants to be a junior or a senior during the season.
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I don't believe this proposed rule passed at the 2012 ISU Congress? I skimmed ISU Rule 108 and only the new age rules for 2014-15 are included there.

    ETA:
    Guaranteed 2 GP for placing top 12 at Worlds: Volosozhar/Trankov, Kavaguti/Smirnov, Bazarova/Larionov

    Guaranteed at least 1 GP invite:
    Top 24 SB & WS: Fedorova/Miroshkin RUS (JGPF1/JW3)
    Top 24 SB only: Stolbova/Klimova RUS, Martiusheva/Rogonov RUS, Davankova/Deputat, Vigalova/Zakroev

    Is it publicly known whether or not Fedorova/Miroshkin, Davankova/Deputat and/or Vigalova/Zakroev are all planning to stay junior internationally in 2013-14?
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    I don't know how it would stand up to key point scrutiny, but as performance, it was a delight.
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    I don't know if this has been posted here already but here's the link to an interview with Pushkash & Guerreiro: http://www.figureskating-online.com/pushkash-guerreiro.html
    This quote is interesting: "And I think, also, our coach didn't want to do something extravagant, because it's difficult for him, he has to make so many programs and something different for everybody and we were the last ones to get our program this year, so a lot of his imagination was already used."
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  30. caseyedwards

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    Lol imagine being in a position where you regret leaving linichuk!?! Lol!
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    But he hasn't used his imagination in years! :lol:
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  32. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    :rofl:

    If Morozov's "imagination" means another Ghost program then I'd say P&G were lucky...
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    Yeah, considering what his top skaters get, imagine getting stuck with Morozov's scraps? Yikes.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAb51ZkE4yA
    Maybe it'll be the figure skating equivalent of this gem
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  36. hanca

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    Well, at least we know that she didn't give up. :) She is small and light, so she should be able to find a partner. And she hasn't competed internationally for a while so the Russian Federation will have to release her eventually.
  37. lulu

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    She's a talented skater, hopefully she'll find a partner that is right for her.
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    Is she open to a partner from any country (including Russia)? I hope she finds one. She is too talented to just end her career at such a young age.
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    Did the Russian Fed ever release Denis Petukhov? Or did his release come only because he became a US citizen?

    The Federations can destroy careers with their waiting games.
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    Sorry, duplicate.
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