Gracie will CRUSH the Russians in WJC!

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  1. Gracie4Gold

    Gracie4Gold New Member

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    She is FAR better than Sotnikova and Lipnitskaia who wins with her spins.Gracie's jumps are huuge, she is 1 level with Tukt imho..What do you think about her? I believe she is a main contender there
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  2. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    Where's all the caps?
  3. Gracie4Gold

    Gracie4Gold New Member

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    Just look at her jumps!She is working on 3 axel, she can do 3-3-3.She is beautiful, elegant.She has it all!I really think she'll be great one day
  4. Gracie4Gold

    Gracie4Gold New Member

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    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Gold will be tarnished!!!
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  6. Gracie4Gold

    Gracie4Gold New Member

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    Prove me wrong, give me a point at least why she'll be in obscure...
  7. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    Please link to a video please, I must have missed it.
  8. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Don't argue with Gracie's grandfather. ;)
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  9. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: I was guessing mom but I was just curious if it existed and it's too late for me to look on youtube myself.
  10. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    she is definitely a podium contender and may even win
    she needs to work on artistry but she already has superb jump technique and dare I say even by now she would even blow away all the us seniors already. she almost has it all, great ice coverage and big jumps.

    she might be the next coming of a great us skating star that has been missing for years now in the ladies. will Gracie be the next Michelle Kwan or even surpass Kwan's achievements ? time will tell
    but with her artistry being developed, something Harding lacked.
    Gold could become one of the most decorated US ladies skater in the 21st century

    forget about Zawadzki , Gao or Caroline, they had problems in the first place
    Gracie is the Real Deal. good luck !
  11. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Yes, clips exist on youtube of Gold doing 3-3-3 in practice:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWrN5LHG9A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrnyABvzdiM

    Whether she would ever do it in a competition program and what else she might or might not do in that performance are another question. One combination alone doesn't win titles.
  12. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Well-Known Member

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    I think this US version of ESTA, we should embrace the person.:2faced:
  13. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it is Esta's cousin who the family had locked away many many years ago.
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    yaaaaa go GOLD crusher haha
  15. Gracie4Gold

    Gracie4Gold New Member

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    Yeah...very funny.I'm sure that all Russians on this thread are shitting their pants 'cause Gracie sure as hell is not a joke.This girl is for real.
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  16. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    time will tell
  17. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    If your name has an effect on your life (example, John Kennedy would never have been elected with the name Mortimer Snerd) Gracie should do great. I mean, the marketing possibilities and slogans alone have the US powers that be salivating, I'm sure. (I am being facetious....but what a great name for an Olympic athlete....) I'm going to pull for her. She seems a nice kid and wow! That triple-triple-triple!
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  20. Judge Dred

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    As Elvis might have put it, YOUR THE ESTA IN DISGUISE....

    Do you happen to think that Elvis is still alive and living in Alaska selling ice to the Eskimo's?
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    (I'm kind of divided between the instinctive "don't feed the troll" reaction and my deep love of winding people up...

    Not sure it's a troll though. I'm going for the "US version of Esta" theory.)

    So here goes:

    Gracie has good jumps but her technique is occasionally questionable. I think we should send her to Mishin, to make sure that 3A does happen. Tuktamsysheva does have one you know...
    Sotnikova and Korobeynikova are well ahead artistically at the moment, and artistic expression doesn't come out of the blue...


    Also: You literally just joined to post this didn't you? Awwww.
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    Obvious troll is obvious.
  24. vmfan89

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    She definitely has great potential. She has beautiful jumps! However, she is not a complete package skater yet, she needs to work on her artistry, refinement and on ice presence. I say lets not get over ourselves yet, she is a young skater, give her time to develop and mature. I fear that pushing her too early will have the same effect it had on other young promising skaters in the US.

    Another thing is that she hasn't competed in any senior events yet and almost no international events, we will have to see how she will compete under pressure. Anyway, like the Russian ladies she has wonderful qualities as well as things to work on. Only time will tell. All these girls are young, we need to give them a chance to grow as skaters.

    For those saying the Russian ladies should be afraid, I am not sure I agree. Gracie is definitely capable of competing with them, but if she wins she will definitely not ''crush'' them, it will be a close battle.

    Sorry to dissapoint the ubers though... but I still prefer Lipnitskaya, Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova and Korobeynikova to Gold. Sorry just my personal taste I guess.
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  25. Louis

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    I think Gracie's great and the best U.S. lady at any level right now, but ice is slippery. If Gracie or one of the Russians has a freak fall in the short program, they'll be buried and will suddenly be fighting for any medal in such a deep field.
  26. demetriosj

    demetriosj Well-Known Member

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    ha, ha or is this her coach?!
  27. Primorskaya

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    Her own personal Harold, methinks. (See Blades of Glory) :scream:
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    Wow. I think I'm more excited for WJC than WC right now. :lol:

    All four of them are really talented. It will be very exciting.
  29. fenway2

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    :rofl:

    This post reeks of someone who is anti-Gracie Gold and is merely looking to piss off people and create backlash again her. Jealous competitor or competitor's mom perhaps? :p
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    That was my first thought as well.
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  31. sk9tingfan

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    I am a big fan of Gracie's and think that she will do well at the WJC, however, I would agree that she needs work on her artistry. That may get in the way of her receiving top PCS marks for interpretation and performance. I guess we'll have to see how the international judges perceive those.

    That being said, I would back off the hyperbole because it has a way of smacking you in the face on the way out. I would just take a more measured view of what could or may happen.
  32. love_skate2011

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    hmm interesting. but probably this is an uber fan or a competitor that loss maybe ? but I still say Gracie is phenomenal
  33. Gracie4Gold

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    She lacks artistry but her technique is SO good.That's all I have to say..And I said that SHE IS SIMILAR TO TUKT!I have nothing against "wonderbabies"...That's my opinion!
  34. euterpe

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    I love Gracie's skating but wouldn't make a prediction like that. IMO, she is a legitimate medal contender, but this is only her second international competition and she probably won't get PCS scores as high as the Russian ladies who've had more international exposure.

    I've heard that Tuktamisheva won't be going to JW. Who will be on the Russian ladies team besides Sotnikova?
  35. victoriaheidi

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    As a major Gracie FAN, I'm currently watching her EX from Nats and, save for a few great moments, it showed all of her weaknesses. So I'm trying my hardest to reserve judgement until she works on her problem spots and gets more experience.

    Again, fan since she won novice pewter in 2010, but still. She needs to work on a lot of things.
  36. victoriaheidi

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    They have 3 spots, right? Lipnitskaya and Shelepen?

    I KNEW Shelepen would be at JW!
  37. overedge

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    No, he's alive and coaching in Mexico.
  38. Gracie4Gold

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  39. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    Russian Junior Championships will be tommorow
    If Tukt will really decline going to Worlds, It may be Polina Shelepen
    if she places second in the competition.
  40. madge

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    Don't have a dog in the race but after all the online hype and all, I have to say I was underwhelmed with Gold's exhibition at Nationals. First time I've seen her at all. She does seem to have great use of the blade but her connection with the audience lacks a lot.

    I'll wait and watch.