In Soviet Russia, the skaters lobbychick YOU.
If Leonova isn't expressive, I don't know who is.
I realise her style might not be everybody's cup of tea but at least she has any. Heaps of it too!
Hence my question: Will they be able to get there in time?
I consider Arakawa winning 2006 Olympics the most depressing thing to happen in figure skating ever.
I've seen her first Junior performance live and I remember how awestruck I was.
^^ Yuna also wasn't attempting nearly as difficult content and hadn't yet mastered difficult CoP spins when she was the same age as Liza and Adelina though.
Also, here's another picture from the GPF: http://visualrian.com/storage2/Previ...jpg?1292003384
Adelina is way taller than Liza and much broader through the shoulders, compared to Liza she looks much more mature, so for now I think she's a safer bet for the future. Liza is just still so tiny that it's hard to tell how a growth spurt could affect her skating, and where she hasn't been doing 3-3s much lately I'm already a little concerned.
She was a pretty much complete skater at the age of 13 though and that's seen very very rarely (well, her programs were dull but she was skating them beauitfully).
Spins - fair enough. But CoP was still quite new back then. Liza and Adelina grew up with it.
There Yuna missed a planned 3F-3T, so instead did 3Lz-3T.
But I cannot find the then video.
protocol : http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7255/10575786.jpg
Anyway, Russian young girls' jump layouts are astonishing.
Last edited by EricRohmer; 01-05-2011 at 08:44 AM.