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    Quote Originally Posted by os168 View Post
    Yep Julia is my pick for Sochi, along with Hanyu... it is time the youngsters overthrow the old guards and cause some havoc
    So poor Plushy will be left with another "Platinum" medal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Those three would make an extremely strong Russian ladies team, if they survive puberty.
    Puberty is extremely unlikely to kill them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    Has Carolina said that she's in it for Sochi? I thought that she'd soon be retiring, having achieved her World gold, after so many tries.

    The Japanese Nationals prior to Sochi will once again be a catfight - not only Miki and Mao but Akiko, Kanako and Satoko Miyahara, who is a real dynamo and did great in her Jr G-P events this past season. Miyahara has the potential to beat them all in a couple of years, IMO. [Age-eligible, I believe, as her b'day is 3-26-1998...will be 'almost 16' during the Sochi games....3 mos older than Lipnitskaia...IDEAL AGE-SITUATION for both Lip and Miya!]

    I can't wait to see both Lip and Miya in their Sr G-Ps this coming season.
    Miki, Kanako , Mao and Akiko will be battling it out
    but Miyahara ? she is very musical but the technique , she is prone to underrotation because of her bent knees, its so ugly to look at her jump landings she leans her knees forward so much.

    I cringe watching girls like Miyahara, Sakhanovich with their bent knees
    If this isn't fixed, she won't survive all her jumps once she hits puberty

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    I like Miyahara too but agree about the jumps, the technique is bad and they get even less height than Shoji's, and at least Shoji is grown, Miyahara is nowhere close to 5 ft tall and probably weighs about 60 pounds and her jumps are still tiny and ugly - I have my doubts whether they will survive puberty. I suspect the 3-3s definitely won't unless she can fix her technique stat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Lol! Never thought of that.
    Aunt Joyce said something about being intrigued with Lipnitskaia because her name was a combination of Lipinski and Slutskaya so she must be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanna View Post
    General rule: if they were old eonugh to compete on the JGP this season, they're old enough for the Olympics. If they were not old enough for the JGP this year, then they aren't old enough for the next Olympics.

    It goes:

    Year 1: JGP eligible.
    Year 2: GP eligible.
    Year 3: Worlds/Olympics eligible.
    Yes.

    The 'Year 2' step will most likely get amended at this year's congress, however so that GP eligibility is in line with other Senior events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Yes.

    The 'Year 2' step will most likely get amended at this year's congress, however so that GP eligibility is in line with other Senior events.
    And if that happens, I will be happy happy happy.

    And I want it so that if you compete at a senior championship, you can't compete on the JGP or at JW.

    And a pony.
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