I don't think Liza gained that much weight at all, maybe I need close up shots
that's why I'm confused when Mishin mentioned Liza got Fat ?
I am really impressed with Tuktamisheva! that is a good program and she looks very confident. For me this program is a step forward in terms of presentation and projection of her skating, more mature looking. Davai Liza!
She seems a bit more ´lady´ body shape, in a way she remembers me of Elene Gedevanishvili, hopefully Liza wont grow THAT much in terms of her tatas, it could be a BIG problem literally.
Tatjana Flade just tweeted a link to her recap of the Moscow test skate from mid-September for ifsmagazine:
"'Is this new BMW-designed sled the ultimate sledding machine for Langdon and Holcomb?' Leigh Diffey asked before the pair cruised to victory. I don’t know, but I know that sled is the ultimate Olympic Games product placement.." -- Jen Chaney
Liza has definitely gone from a girl's to a woman's body already. Given than and the injury on top, the fact she can skate a program like that is worthy of .
Of course the marks are (second 3toe seemed slightly cheated, break after steps before 3loop, etc. etc.) but still well done. Hopefully she won't grow much more. And this kind of jump content will do for now.
And I'm sure that she'll upgrade her jump content if she stays healthy. Also she'll probably add more connecting steps before the jumps or at least not telegraph them as much. That's what she was doing last season at least.
Also about her sp, I really liked that bit of connecting steps between the first two spins.
Protocols from St Petersburg - http://fsevents.narod.ru/event/s1213..._FS_Scores.pdf
Tuk had two mistakes (no triple triple and double instead of triple loop)
But still an amazing start to the season considering her injuries
But good edges on her Lutz and Flip (which was executed well, finally!!!)
Good for Tuk. A 2A+3T in the second half of the program is nothing to sneeze at, either. Very solid start for the season.
Stepanova and Bukin's SD - they changed the lift to something less attractive that still gets them level 4
Level 3 on steps and on patterns and twizzles - level 4 on everything else
mental fortitude I think cannot be taught though, consistency is what makes winners which I'm afraid Adelina doesn't have atm ( most will agree Adelina is the most beatable of the three), Tuk is growing right now but she has handled it better than Adelina last season
Adelina had good technique too other than her flutz, Julia has good technique
also besides her flutz and 2A, her jumps actually got bigger this season. Radionova has very clean edges although sometimes her landings can be clunky
what separates Tuk and Julia imo are they just have more toughness, If you look even in 2009 videos, Julia rarely even falls on her jumps.
Adelina needs some sort of psychologist, she suffers the same with Kanako
they usually crumble at Free Skates
there are many elite skaters than have not so good technique yet are successful because of consistency Lysacek or Lambiel ?
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