I noticed that Nicole Rajicova of Slovakia won the Junior ladies event *and* finished 7th in senior ladies. Are there two Nicole Rajicovas? Or are they the same person? Anyone know?
http://www.slovakskating.org/nyc/201..._FS_Scores.pdf and the junior: http://www.slovakskating.org/nyc/201..._FS_Scores.pdf
The element layout is the same except for the choreographic step sequence in the senior program.
Regardless of whether this is allowed (well it must be, if she did it), she must have been exhausted.
1 Sarah HECKEN
GER 94.70 49.36 45.34 5.75 5.42 5.75 5.67 5.75 0.00
Wow ... getting the TES by the skin of her teeth. I wonder if this will be a career changing performance for her. Assuming Nathalie Weinzierl doesn't perform in Euros, the German Federation may send Hecken to Worlds instead. And Hecken is perfectly capable of finishing inside, say, top 20, thus gaining an Olympic spot for Germany. (then the German federation may look kindly towards her when it comes to selection of the Olympic team ... It's all knock-on effect ... but they may still require her to finish in the top ten at Euros or something ......... talk about harsh criteria).