There is a video of her skate at the Kulik's Skating siteYes, Liza Kulik, who's 11, competed at her first Regionals in Juvenile this past October . If you have an IceNetwork subscription you can watch her compete (she skated #11 of 15).
You can see Ilia & Katia behind the boards as she enters.
Love her lutz entrance. It looks just like her Dad's. IMO she got his jumping genes. They really look quite big and easy for her.
Sure, that's always the case at this level - and we're not even looking at triples yet. Still, I couldn't help admiring that deep outside edge on the lutz takeoff. As I watched the Icenetwork video, it was obvious that even some of the best skaters in this group had jumps way too small to expect them to survive. I thought Liza's were among the biggest - but she is likely to be tallish for a singles skater.he jumps, time will tell. she hasn't had her growth spurt yet.
Concerning Liza Kulik, it's very pleasant to see a very young skater doing high jumps. So often children who can do double jumps seem to not even take off of the ice !
So I hope she will pass the bar of triple jumps, wich is highly possible considering her jumps height and the easeness she demonstrates.
Thanks for linking the video of Liza Kulik. If she keeps going in the sport, she'll have some superb skating skills and her jumps have such quality to them already. So is Ilia teaching her jumps and Katia skating skills? If so, they're doing a great job with her. It will be interesting to watch her develop.
Inspiring Mirai Nagasu!
Don't know about the rest, but it is obvious IMO that he taught her the lutz. The steps into it are identical to the entrance he's always used. I wonder where she is with her edge jumps. I think we only saw an axel here.So is Ilia teaching her jumps and Katia skating skills?
Annabelle Morozov won Juvenile Girls at North Atlantic Regionals in October (video link above) and finished 5th at Eastern Sectionals earlier this month (top 4 qualify for Nationals).
Last edited by Sylvia; 11-22-2012 at 02:50 PM.
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