Last edited by Sylvia; 11-27-2012 at 06:51 PM.
re: Ilinykh's food poisoning.
The article says that she wasn't the only Russian athlete who got sick. Pairs skater Alexei Rogonov also got sick but not as severely as Elena.
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine."
As someone who hates to perform office work when I have a mild flu, I have major respect for the skaters who are able to put it together and skate an entire program while dealing with food poisoning.
Is Antipova (what's her first name) age eligible for worlds/Olympics? I am not suggesting that she should go there right now; I am just curious.
Last edited by Vash01; 11-28-2012 at 07:17 PM.
I understand that she didn't look her best - I hope they don't use it as an excuse in the future (saying that they couldn't train which is why they didn't do well at GPF or something like that)
Strange about Alexei Rogonov, he looked fine to me and he didn't say anything about being sick. He also was at the banquet.
Any news on Llubov's release BTW ?
poths Void: MarieM carries a rusty old blade in her handbag!
so any news on polina s.?
is she back on ice? i so damn want to see her succeed
Alexander Zhulin interview: "It's going to be very hard in the Grand Prix Final"
[On what they have been doing after CoC] First week after China, we spent healing some old injuries, and then started steady preparation. We do the same old things, but try to achieve a new quality of skating. Trying to add speed, amplitude, technical skills, emotions. There is always work to do. No limit to perfection.
[On chances for podium finish] It isn't a secret that human factor plays an important, if not crucial role in judging. Everything is important - who are the judges, how they see it, if they have a positive opinion on the program... A lot depends on the athletes' shape during the competition. So I think it is not correct to look only at the scores and to judge the situation solely from mathematical point of view.
Of course, it will be very difficult in the Final. It's hard to compete with the French team - they are experienced, well-known skaters. Nathalie and Fabian are Worlds bronze medalists. And besides, they are the only ones representing France at this tournament. That means their country will fight for this team like it's the end of world. You have to take that in consideration.
[On the strengths of each team] Virtue/Moir. They have fantastic partnership, amazing chemistry on ice. Davis/White. Perform the elements at the insane speed and very high technical level. Pechalat/Bourzat. Great basic skating skills and skating amplitude. Cappellini/Lanotte. Very emotional duo. Ilinykh/Katsalapov. Good speed.
Interview with Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin, the top qualifiers for the JGP Final in Junior Dance: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
Will have to watch the men later. Got to get back to work.
Back competing after his withdrawal from the Cup of China GP - Artur Dmitriev SP at Russian Cup V (71.45, 2nd place): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-woGWnUCsk
I've revived the Russian Cup series thread in Kiss and Cry where results/links for the 5th event and earlier Russian competitions can be found: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3758101
maybe if she can manage to win, but that´s very doubtful.
we know, how many russian women are out there and liza was not that dominating until now (although i have to admit that all the others girls did their best for liza getting a wild card )