Last edited by love_skate2011; 02-02-2013 at 08:13 PM.
Could also be a beginning of puberty. Around this time a year ago both Adelina and Liza's body started changing. That doesn't necessarily mean that she will struggle. Julia not at her best will be probably better than most European skaters.
At the risk of stating the obvious, gosviani should be sent to worlds coz:
She looks like a sweet, hard working teenager. Not overly aggressive like a few other russian wonderbabies, which is lovely to see
She is coached by Urmy and therefore has an artistik and dramatik flair
Her short programme is soft and lovely, skated to tinkly winkly piano muzak by Joe Hisaishi
Her long programme is also lovely, skated to dramatik violin concerto (gizmos music a few years back)
She has a cool long and windy (if a little wonky) entry to the flip jump
She went from being the third alternate for Russian Nationals to the third best senior lady!
She achieved the worlds minimum TES (admittedly a little by the skin of her teeth)
(most importantly) she will spare us the sight of morozov and leonovas AWFUL programs this season and her tragic splatting and crawling over the ice (I do like leonova, but ....)
Apologies for my gushing over gosviani. Me loves the underdog skating lights out!!!
Russian junior team: http://fsrussia.ru/news/442_sostav-s...redi-yuniorov/
Ladies - Elena Radionova, Julia Lipnitskaya, Anna Pogorilaya
Men - Mikhail Kolyada, Alexander Samarin
Pairs - Lina Fedorova/Maxim Miroshkin, Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, Kamilla Gainetdinova/Ivan Bich
Ice dance - Valeria Zenkova/Valery Sinitsin, Evgenia Kosygina/Nikolai Moroshkin, Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin
ETA Just saw it was posted already in the Kiss and Cry
Last edited by quiqie; 02-05-2013 at 08:00 PM.
It's fine to cross-post this information here.
This means that Maxim Kovtun will very likely be competing at Worlds?
I guess this means that Yankovskaia and Mozgov have been thrown away? Time to change coaches...
Too bad for Vigalova/Zakroev . Also Yanovskaya/Mozgov seem to be dumped.
I don't think Yanovskaya/Mozgov have been dumped...they won the FS at junior nationals with the highest TES and PCS. It looks like they just made mistakes technically in the SD (levels?) and couldn't make up the necessary ground.
What I find in particular annoying about the whole affair is that Russian Fed just so obviously didn’t want to send Menshov to any major senior events due to his age and their bad situation with regards to possible lack upcoming skaters after 2014. No matter what results Menshov produces, RF will find ways to send someone else. Let`s assume Kovtun goes to Worlds and manages to place top 10. Guess what will happen next year at Nats – even in case Menshov would beat Kovtun again and even if he would have had better results in the senior GP, RF will again send Kovtun arguing he had better results at major ISU championships last year. Anyone taking the risk to bet with me here?
Last edited by Sylvia; 02-05-2013 at 10:48 PM.
Sylvia - thank you for the info!
Can't believe Sotskova is only 12!
RSF had set up its rule and it followed the rules, just because you didn't happen to read them does not mean that it did not exist. The rules said the best two athletes at the national (plushy and Voronov) and third spot would be decided by the coaches council. The coaches council narrowly decided to give the spot to Kovtun. These rules have always existed and Russians have used this rule before, example sending Leonova over Petushkova to the europeans few years ago. If you like to follow national results so closely, how are expecting Makarova as a substitute if Gosiani would not go. Should the opportunity not go to Leonova, who beat Makarova ...
Well, if an employer pays you based on employment contract, is he entitled to give his employees discriminatory treatment? I don’t think that financial support of skaters entitles the Fed to act completely randomly. It`s not like they without having any benefit of it support the skaters` personal hobby, but their job. Skaters usually sacrifice a lot for it (e.g. better education, job opportunities, making some good money from “normal work” when they are young and last but not least their health is quite often at stake) and if they work hard enough to “earn” a spot on the team, then the fed should send them, no matter if it does not fit their personal preferences or not. In addition it’s not a one way train, as far as I know Russian fed takes some amount of the price money the skaters earn – at least this was the case a couple of years ago. It’s not like the pay for training without having an own interest in the success of their skaters.
I too want Gosviani at Worlds - and that comes from a big fan of Ksenia Makarova (who might have a better chance as a substitute in case Govsiani would not go). I really think Nicole Gosviani worked well to deserve that spot.
Wow, this girl looks really mature on the ice for being a junior. How old is she?