Ashley Wagner tweeted this morning:
"Last day in Toronto working with the incredible @shaelynnbourne! Can't wait for everyone to see this new show number" (for the Canadian Stars on Ice tour, I assume).
"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
Um, Christina does not have the carriage and the spine flexibility to be a ballerina but I am thrilled to hear that she is working on this. It would take her skating to the next level, along with the 3f3t. Best of luck!
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
I know its different, but i didn't start skating until i was 12, and couldn't do the splits or a bend back etc, however, these are things that
i can still do now, even at my advanced age of 29.
29 ladies are listed in USFS' 2013-14 International Selection Pool - I've posted the list in this new thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...Team-Envelopes
20 of them are JGP age-eligible! (excluding Gold) 12 of them have yet to compete in a JGP.
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2013 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior Ladies podium photo (L to R: Rin Nitaya JPN silver, Polina Edmunds USA gold, Briley Pizzelanti ITA bronze)
2013 Gardena Spring Trophy Novice Girls podium photo (in the middle is gold medalist Karen Chen USA; JPN's Yuhana Yokoi and Eriko Yamakuma are the silver & bronze medalists)
1 Polina EDMUNDS USA 158.45 1 1 (107.76 FS, landed 6 triples: 3Lz+3T, 3F+3T, 2A, 1F, 3Lo, 3S+2T+2Lo, 2A). SP jumps: 3Lz+1T, 3F, 2A.
Polina has a Team USA bio now : http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=101693&mode=I
1 Karen CHEN USA 131.24 1 1 (89.94 FS, landed 5 triples: 2A+3T, 3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 3S, 3Lz, 2A). SP jumps: 3Lo< fall, 2A, 3Lz+2T.
Karen reportedly is coached by Tammy Gambill now, although her Team USA bio has yet to be updated: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=101483&mode=I
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[QUOTE=Sylvia;3892511]2013 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior Ladies podium photo (L to R: Rin Nitaya JPN silver, Polina Edmunds USA gold, Briley Pizzelanti ITA bronze)
Will USFS push for Edmunds for Worlds, Sochi?
Edmunds needs to make her JGP debut first.
getting ahead of ourselves as usual, go figure
Wow how tall is Edmunds now? She appears to have been growing like a weed all season. This is one reason why I think she should push for Sochi, she might be too tall by 2018.
How tall is too tall?
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
― Lee Maynard
Whatever height Polina is, she seems to be adjusting to it just fine. Six triples including 3/3, all with +GOE and no edge calls? Awesome! I'm not sure we need to retire her just yet.
Congrats to her for an incredible season!
No < calls? Good for Edmunds!