Interview with Maxim Kovtun - he says he's going to do four quads! I'm assuming he'll do a quad toe in the SP and two quad toes and a quad sal in the free since he said that he's doing toe and sal. Who has done four quads successfully before?
Personally I hope that he works on his lip (which is basically a lutz because iirc, he doesn't ever go on the inside edge) because those are just free points he's leaving on the table.
I hope Julia gets better soon ... I bet this is not the way she imagined her first senior season to go
Most importantly I hope she doesn't push herself too hard. She really needs to take her time to heal and I Iremember her coach saying in several interviews that she sometimes has to stop Julia from "overdoing" it.
I don't think anyone has yet done 4 quads in an LP?
I think Goebel landed 3 quads in the 2002 Olympics, in his bronze medal performance. He may have landed those in another competition, but I can't remember which.
I am wondering about Trankov's hip injury during the GPF. Is there any news about this? Are they practising regularly?
4A-4T, 4Lz, 4F, 4Lo, 4S-4T, 4S
Still a great quad sal though.
So if Julia's pulled out of nationals I'm guessing that means her injury was more serious than we originally thought...
That's unfortunate. At this point she should probably just take the rest of the season off. She's been to junior worlds and won already, she's obtained the minimum scores she needs for next season...she should take the time off and heal completely.
Julia Lipnitskaia doesn't strike me as the type to end her season early if she doesn't have to. She may want to further boost her ISU World Standings rankings by competing at 2013 Junior Worlds. Russian Junior Nationals isn't until late January/early February, so she still has plenty of time to recover.
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
not yet ready, I agree she needs to concentrate on full recovery but going to Junior Worlds isnt going backwards, she can win again at Junior Worlds and increase her ISU standings for next season
Does anyone know why Adelina pulled out of Golden Spin Zagreb last weekend? Her name appeared in the SP starting orders but she didn't skate.