so glad she's back on track . go Ania!
so glad she's back on track . go Ania!
Maciej Cieplucha has been working with Scott Davis in Canada during the Summer and he will be returning there for a while after Finlandia Trophy but for now it's not a permanent move yet.
Miroslawa Brajczewska and Wlodzimierz Brajczewski in Lodz are still his primary coaches.
I would make a guess that he'd probably want to move to Canada full-time but with Sulej/Chruscinski being with Gauthier, the federation probably doesn't have enough money to keep him there all year too.
Joanna Sulej und Mateusz Chruściński seem to have split as she posted her Bio on IPS today
Really? I thought they were a team with potential.
That is weird. They were only just at Nebelhorn and had a good showing. And they don't seem to be crossed out of the GPs yet?
Maybe it is a mistake or a prank?
Yes it's true that Sulej/Chruscinski are done.
If you know anybody looking for a strong female partner with gorgeous lines and good basics, tell them to hit Joanna up.
The Polish federation is going to support you financially if you show promise and sorting out Polish citizenship so that you can skate in the Olympics - if you're good enough - is usually not a problem either.
I hope she finds a decent partner. I would mind Cody Hay, as Gosia already suggested.
Do you know why?
And are they still doing the GP?
I can't imagine them doing the GP. On the other hand, maybe the Polish Fed could be pressuring them to stick it out until then. Don't think it would happen though.
I'd guess that they haven't been crossed out from the GP yet because the Polish Fed either hasn't sent the withdrawal request yet, or because it hasn't been processed yet.
Well, I'm really hoping each of them finds a new partner. She is a wonderful skater and Mateusz is decent as well (plus so much cuteness would be missed if he retired )
Hope his mum finds someone
I heard that Mateusz found a new partner already. He will be skating with Aneta Michalek
When I told this to somebody, the response was a look of disbelief followed by "Who will be lifting whom?"
Having said that, I saw Aneta at Diamond Spin in Katowice last weekend and she looked absolutely awesome. She's lost a lot of weight.
I can confirm that Aneta Michalek and Mateusz Chruscinski have been practising together for 3 weeks.
I will write something more about the Diamond Spin competition later (it was a test skate for the Polish National Team), want to finish my report for the Polish forum first (and I doubt many FSUers care about obscure Polish competitions anyhow ;D).
Diamond Spin 2010 - In Brief
Anna Jurkiewicz looks amazing. The jumps weren't great but she finally started rotating the flip instead of doubling it and landed her first 3salchow in competition in four years. She had amazing speed, both programs are choreographed very well and she sold them extremely well. Fantastic expression. She's lost a lot of weight!
Alexandra Panfilova from St. Petersburg has decided to represent Poland. She placed second and landed a 3flip in the SP. Her basics are ok and she's quite expressive but the spins were quite basic.
Krystyna Klimczak was third. Really attacked both programs but had many errors on the jumps and totally run out of steam in the FS.
Przemyslaw Domanski has fortunately not given up and he's back to practicing. His time at Hot Ice taught him a lot. For the first time I've seen some facial expressions and emoting from him. Like Anna, he sold his programs really well but the jumps aren't ready yet.
He also completely changed his attitude towards 3axel. His axel technique is abysmal and in the past he avoided it, even though he knew he needed it. Now, he accepted that if he's not to master the 3axel he might as well retire because he won't be able to improve on his results.
He's working on it a lot and attempted it here (after just 1 month of practice, interrupted by an illness!). He landed forwards on two feet but good for him for going for it.
He is very happy about the rule change on downgrades and thinks it will result in people finally going for the harder jumps instead of playing it safe.
He kept the same SP (just adapted it to the rule changes) and has a new, very entertaining FS to "Godfather."
Sebastian Iwasaki placed second. He skated a clean SP but totally bombed in the FS. His jumping technique is finally coming together. I think it will take a long time and in the meantime he's going to continue bombing (a'la Asada) but I hope he will get there.
His basics are very nice and he always makes effort and shows beautiful lines.
Kamil Bialas was third with quite weak programs. I felt his choreography was much better last season.
Agata Kryger wiped the floor with 3toe/2toe in the SP and four rotated triple jumps (two toes and two sals - one clean, two with hand down, one with a fall). She has the whole package. The jumps, the spins, the basics and she's also very musical.
Programs need fine-tuning but she's definitely the most promising Polish skater at present.
I never thought I'd live the day to see a Polish Junior lady rotate four triples in one program.
I think that at present she can beat Kamieniecki because he non-jump elements and presentation are much better. The rivalry is going to be very interesting.
She earned 108 points here.
Olga Szelc was second. She landed double axels in both programs but missed all her 3salchows. They were at least rotated, though, and she attacked the programs well showing good speed (finally!).
Marta Olczak was third. Totally bombed the SP but landed one 2axel in the FS and it was enough to place second and third overall. Good speed.
The rest was rather . No clean 2axels or triples. However, I have to say that the rules are indeed working. Most of the girls were at least attempting the 2axel.
Kamil Dymowski won by 0.19 points. Decent short but fell apart in the free after a very good start. He only has a 3toe and 3salchow and seems to have grown a lot.
Edwin Siwkowski is back after many health problems. He had mononucleosis, which hasn't been diagnosed correctly for a long time as well as numerous injuries.
He had a very strange competition. He skated the worst program of his life in the SP, which was painful to watch. I thought he's completely out of shape but then he landed 3toe/turn/3toe in the warm-up. "Fortunately" it was just nerves.
In the FS, he was back to his usual crazy, voidy, expressive self and it was a joy to watch. Unfortunately, he did four combinations by mistake but that's kinda understandable because his tie came loose after the second jump which must have been very distracting.
Lukasz Pazdro was third not having really landed anything. :/ He's very elegant but totally fell apart in both programs.
Lukasz Kedzierski landed a high 3salchow in the SP and rotated both 2axels and 3sals in both programs. His jumps are very high but he has troubles controlling them.
And that's pretty much it.
Pairs and Ice Dance weren't held unfortunately because the organisers didn't have enough ice time.
Both of these were great to watch, thanks for the uploads!
Aneta Michalek is out after 3 weeks (I really feel for her :/) and Mateusz Chruscinski is now trying out with Alexandra Panfilova.
She's very slim but seemed rather tall so I wonder how that's going to work out.
Oh and in the short report, I meant Marta Kubiak not Olczak.
Last edited by Ziggy; 10-28-2010 at 03:14 AM.
Joanna Sulej landed a 3flip in practice recently!