Thanks for the info. Get well soon Aliona, you will be missed at Europeans.
Of course, a withdrawal is very well possible as she is injured, but it hasn't happened yet.
They only arrive this evening/ late afternoon so there was no official practice yet. As of yet they have not withdrawn.
THis is like a Scottish shower! I spent an hour on gmail mourning to a friend that i ll miss them at Euros and that my euros joy is half lost, I wrote it on twitter and it was not confirmed? Someone on GS wrote it also after midi, so I thought it was announced !
My selfish me hopes she is ok and that they compete.
I really don't want Aliona to push herself too hard, but if she is indeed well enough to compete, I'm happy!
Yup....unfortunately learned the hard way in the past, so I made sure to look for confirmation of their WD and couldn't find it...I spent an hour on gmail mourning to a friend that i ll miss them at Euros and that my euros joy is half lost, I wrote it on twitter and it was not confirmed? Someone on GS wrote it also after midi, so I thought it was announced !
^ yes now I know!
Hope Aliona gets better soon.
She is warming up here in the practice, at least she can run!
Yes, the elements they tried were okay, but she told the press in the mixed zone that she cannot do the spins because of her injury. If she cannot do them by tomorrow for the Short Program, they have to withdraw. Coach Ingo Steuer also said that she cannot do the throw triple flip.
He clarified that the injury happened on a throw jump (didn't want to say which one) in practice on Thursday (Jan 12).
They'll do the second practice later today but most likely will only decide tomorrow. Aljona said she is feeling better every day but the time might be too short to be ready for the competition, also they were unable to practice much leading up to the event.
in a german press release after the first practice steuer declares, the decision will be made a few moments before the short program;
the problem acoording to the trio is: they would like to start, even with a not highest-level-program, but at the moment savchenko could not spin and is very unsecure.
problem: they want to skate at art on ice after the euros, because they could get a lot of money there. so if they may withdraw from europeans and skate a week later at show the isu might punish them like plushenko and they might be not able to skate competitive for a year.
it´s hard for the three, because they really need money to move on, because they have to pay steuer by themselves.
so we will see, how they handle. i expect them starting with easy jumps and jsut the lifts. maybe that should be enought to medal, let´s see
thanks for the updates, Im sorry for the misinformation
i just read that in another forum.
so if they will compete in SP. I think they should be fine with a watered down content and then if she feels better by the LP, they can make up for it if Aliona is comfortable with it.