Positively Polina! The Polina Edmunds Cheer Thread

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  1. modern_muslimah

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    I like Polina. She has so much potential! I hope puberty is kind to her because I really think she could be a serious threat for a medal in 2018. She has the jumps, the musicality and the programs to be a contender. Plus, she seems to be able to handle pressure pretty well (something missing from so many U.S. ladies).
     
  2. Frau Muller

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    That's OK. I could barely see makeup; that's why I asked. I remember the dramatic change on Kwan when she became Salome at 15 or 16...most folks were delighted. I'm a big Polina fan, regardless. Hey, I started this thread.
     
  3. Skittl1321

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    Salome is analogous with seduction. I'd expect a person to be well-made up to skate to that. Polina's music doesn't require her to look like that- her short is more 'fun' her long I don't really know how to characterize, it's kind of dramatic, but she looks angelic.
     
  4. Frau Muller

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    I agree about the LP - angelic. The SP is 'hot Latina,' though. Maybe that yellow dress gives her enough color, LOL!
     
  5. Skittl1321

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    Maybe it's because she is so young, but I don't see "hot Latina"- I see "fun and dancey". If she was 19 with the same music, I'd expect a slightly different performance quality, and that I would expect to be hot.
     
  6. Frau Muller

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    It's Latin - If ever there was a genre of music for which a lady piles-on the make-up that is it. Radionova is very young but see her make-up in her Latin FS, for example. Maybe just a little more color on Polina for the SP; not as much as Radionova. :)
     
  7. Skittl1321

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    But Radionova looks ridiculous; though that is mostly her costume's fault.
    I'm glad Polina didn't fall into that trap of thinking she has to pile on the make-up.

    (And to be fair to Radionova- she is not wearing much makeup in her FS. http://web.icenetwork.com/assets/images/6/9/2/62005692/cuts/elena_radionova_3nkas4ok_6acpwdmv.jpg it is actually quite similar to Edmunds: http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/f26...-Skating-US-Championships-Ladies-Shor-002.jpg)
     
  8. RFOS

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    Polina was absolutely delightful to watch at Nationals and has improved so much recently. I hope she continues to improve and do well. :)
     
  9. Flying Camel

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    Yes, Polina's coach is fine!
     
  10. euterpe

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    The only thing I'd like to see her improve is her hair. Just a tad more style would do.
     
  11. marmalade

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    Her high school, Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, threw her a Congratulations, Olympian! party on Tuesday that made the local news yesterday morning. Despite the attention from the student body, she interviews very modestly and age-appropriately. She appears to be very grounded in all aspects of her life.

    I wish her the best in Sochi.
     
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  13. UMBS Go Blue

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  14. Skittl1321

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    Awesome to see she is still going to regular school!
     
  15. demetriosj

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    !!!!Kudos to her! Makes it twice as hard to train while attending a brick and mortar school!!!!!Polina for gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  17. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    A couple of Qs about the youngest member of the USA figure skating team:

    1. Can Polina realistically earn a 'top 10' spot in Sochi?

    2. What, if any, will be the impact of Polina's Russian heritage on Russian skating audiences? Help her? Hurt her? No impact?
     
  18. Karpenko

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    1. Yeah sure, maybe top 7.
    2. I think they will be in tears before she skates. It will deeply impact them and make them want to invite her over for a Russian heritage meal as a reward for her heritage. I feel that Leprechauns impact the audiences of the Irish no matter where they go in the world. They are like look at that guy, he's probably Irish, he made an impact on me. :40beers:

    Are the Olympics here yet?
     
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  19. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    I hope you're right, Karpenko!
     
  20. demetriosj

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    Does Polina have any siblings?
     
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  22. rfisher

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    I've loved Polina for years. She's one of the skaters who will make it through the next couple of years just fine because she's got good basic technique. I think the next quad is going to be so exciting for fans of ladies skating with the wealth of young Russian skaters and Polina and Gracie. Most of the time I'm sad when a quad ends because you sort of have to start over, but not this time. I'm really looking forward to watching which of these young women will reach the top. I think it is very possible for Polina to be top 10 at Sochi.
     
  23. Ziggy

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    If she's near clean, she should place somewhere near the podium.
     
  24. reese

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    She has two brothers, one older and one younger. The oldest plays hockey at Tilton in New Hampshire.
     
  25. BittyBug

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    What made me fall for Polina was watching her feet and seeing her wonderful and precise edges. I suppose with Klimova as a coach I shouldn't be surprised, but it's Polina's skating skills that impress me the most. She gets wonderful lift on her jumps and she's a good spinner, but it's the way she works her blade on the ice that is really impressive to me.
     
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  26. reese

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    I don't think Klimova really coaches Polina much, she just choreographed the programs. Polina's mom Nina and David Glynn are her two main coaches. For a while last season she was taking a lesson from Frank Carroll on Sundays, but I don't think that is still happening.
     
  27. Coco

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  28. BittyBug

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    Thanks for that detail. Well at least one of her coaches has done a great job with her basic skating skills.

    Anyone know who will be accompanying her to Sochi as her official coach? I think they're limited to one - can anyone confirm?
     
  29. reese

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    Tara Modlin
     
  30. BittyBug

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    God help her. :scream: