Gachinski didn't receive any deductions in his SP - ETA: Dmitriev did, however, so I think you mixed up your Arturs in checking the results.
Wasn't the deadline for Worlds entries the 17th? Does that mean they submitted entries in the middle of the Russian cup?
Has the Russian Fed stated that it was only a skate-off between Gosviani and Leonova? If so, then no one knows how Korobeinikova would have skated under the pressure of earning a spot. With nothing to lose, skaters can outperform themselves. If not, then while she wasn't the one in the spotlight, as she wouldn't be as Russia No.3 aanyway, then it's different narrative.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
Konstantin Menshov won the russian cup series today with 233.92. Voronov finished in 2nd with 230.44. Gachinski was able to recover in the fs and ended in 4th overall with 193.88.
Now let's see what the Russian Fed decides...
EDIT: Leonova won with 171.99. Polina Agafonova (who's been having a difficult season) came second with 169.60. Gosviani was third with 166.06. Korobeynikova dropped to sixth overall.
Last edited by DaiKozOda; 02-19-2013 at 01:50 PM.
It doesnt matter anyway, the pressure of keeping 3 spots falls om sotnikova and tuktamisheva's shoulders
I am so impressed with Nikol's progress this season. She's old enough to be past the body changes and has had good competition experience. I'm really looking forward to watching her over the next quad. The depth of the Russian ladies is just phenomenal.
Your program sucks and your partner just fell: lay down and play dead or think Feck this and do a Th3A at the end of the program: Aliona Savchenko: Definition of a competitor
I knew Alena had it in her.
Alena may have done well in her free skate but peaking at a Russian Cup event is not ideal and she didn't win the free by much. I would still have to think long and hard about sender her if she can't skate well when it counts.
I'm pleased for Alena, though she's clearly lacking confidence, despite landing her jumps in that LP. I miss the Alena of two years ago really This LP is so....dreary. And how long did she set up for that loop for?!
I miss Liashenko. I could go to the refrigerator and and back while she was setting up a jump.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
My only concern is that he was exhausted with about a minute to go. He pushed through, but there was none of his usual liveliness through the choreo step. I wonder if this is an issue related to his previous problems, where maybe he couldn't train properly and has just lost a little stamina? But I was glad to see him fight through to the end. Viva Artur!~
So we're back to Kovtun vs Menshov again, it would seem. Go Menshov.