He's not blonde but he still doesn't look hot...
Second pic is amazing! Oleg still has great extension! He looks so young when he skates (honestly, not much older than Zhao and Tikhonov in their last seasons ). And Tamara is just unbelievable every time she goes out on the ice.
Moskvina held an open lesson in St. Petersburg, there was a short report on the FSO by `Natalie Skinner'. Summing up:
The participants: Kawaguti/Smirnov with Moskvina, Gerboldt/Enbert with Vasiliev, Natalatii/Bobrov with Sokolov and Urmanov with 2 junior skaters.
They were asked not to upload the videos.
KawaSmi skated their new programmes. Both choreographed by Tchernyshev. The music is very different from their usual - starts like most of their pieces, but by the end it becomes quite dramatic.
The SP is very different in it's mood, Moskvina explained it's about Yuko's journey in figure skating, her love to the sport that brought her to Russia. First it starts with an oriental motive and then changes into a russian well known song.
They attempted a quad throw 3 times. All not really successful
Gerboldt/Enbert look a bit more confident. Landed a clean throw 3 jump.
Thank you for the links and the information. Moskvina looks so cute as usual. OK, Smirnov looks BETTER a least.
Does anyone know what music K/S or G/E are using?
Interview with Vera Bazarova
Interview with Yuri Larionov
What I understood:
They worked with Nikolai Morozov and are very happy to be in Nina Moser's group. Their Sp will be like nothing they've done already.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
Alexander Gorshkov, "I am pleased with the mood of Zhenya Plushenko and the other guys"
The President of the Federation of figure skating Russian Olympic champion Alexander Gorshkov returned from Italy, where he attended a control group of skaters rental stores coach Alexei Mishin. On his impressions of what he saw Federation president told the website FFKKR.
Alexander G., can we consider the past controls rentals summing up at this stage of training athletes?
That's it. Group Alexei Mishin held long enough collection in Italy. I arrived in Pinzolo at the very end, and the last control rentals are summarizing the work done. In my view, the collection was fruitful. To a large extent, I was interested in the basic structure of the athletes. And first of all, Zhenya Plushenko. I can say that I liked his attitude. I liked his new short program. Very pleased. The program is an interesting, emotional, and Eugene is very good it feels.
As for the level of preparedness Plushenko, in a situation in which he found himself, given the recent operation, so far, it seems to me, everything is going according to plan. The main thing - do not force.
New programs for hire in Italy showed Arthur Gachinski and Lisa Tuktamysheva. What can you say about this?
Arthur and Lisa rolled new programs - short and arbitrary. Both programs Arthur I really liked. It seemed to me that Arthur grew up in these programs. His skating has become more powerful, masculine. And technical equipment comply with the requirements.
Lisa showed their programs. My impression is that they go to her. During the conversation with Lisa, athlete confirmed that the new program - it is just what she wanted.
Two words about the venue fee.
In my opinion, Pinzolo - is a good choice for training camp. The township pleasant, bright, beautiful. The city is situated at an altitude of about 800 meters, but in spite of the fact that it is the mountains, you feel very comfortable. There is no sense of claustrophobia, which often occurs in the mountains.
Nice big rink. There stadium. And by the way, at the same time held their training players of Milan "Inter", which was attended by a huge number of fans, so that all the hotels of this little town was crowded, and the streets are made to the cars. The whole town dressed in the form of the Milan club. Next to the stadium immediately appeared tent, where you can buy various souvenirs, memorabilia, "Inter".
I loved that while practicing the basic structure of "Inter", the leadership team hold special events for children, conducted classes with beginning players. And all these kids in T-shirts, "Inter" walked past our rink. To me, though, it was hard to figure out who is more proud, parents or children? In my opinion, those and others.
Interviewed by Olga Ermolina
Evgeni Plushenko talks about his new SP to "Taka yak ti" by Okean Elzy in this article: http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/07/p...training-camp/
and Artur Gachinski talks about his programs and preparation in this article: http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/07/g...lympic-season/
Thankyou so much! Artur sounds so relaxed and upbeat! (But I think you should know he's had a haircut. )
What a gorgeous song! I'm optimistic