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The Russian national team for 2013-14 was announced today: http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20130516/662415033.html
Pairs: Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov, Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov, Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov, Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov, Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin, Julia Antipova / Nodari Maisuradze;
Ice Dancing: Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev , Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov, Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khalyavin, Ekaterina Ryazanova / Ilia Tkachenko, Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin;
Singles: Evgeni Plushenko, Maxim Kovtun, Konstantin Menshov, Sergei Voronov, Artur Gachinski;
Adelina Sotnikova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Alena Leonova, Nikol Gosviyani, Julia Lipnitskaya.
ETA that the skaters listed above are called the "main part" of the national team.
Last edited by Sylvia; 05-16-2013 at 09:23 PM.
"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
Gosviani made the national team
I am surprised that Radioniova isn't there. Even though she isn't age eligible, Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva and Lipnitskaya were there even though they were not eligible. And Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin made it (although I think they are staying in juniors) so why not Radionova?
Well done Gosviani!
No Makarova (not surprising) and no Korobeinikova
What age eligible skaters would have replaced sotnikova, tuktamisheva, lipnitskaia? I am sure Russia had so may juniors that they made them a part of the team because there was a lack of good seniors to make the team.
"The main part of the Russian team" (which I take to mean Senior level competitors) is listed above - are Fedorova/Miroshkin planning to compete on Senior Grand Prix? Does this indicate that Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya are returning to the JGP?
Link to last season's Russian National Team (Senior, Junior, Novice & Reserve): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...Team-2012-2013
What do they mean by National Team? Are these the skaters whose names are going to the ISU for GPs?
no martiusheva/rogonov? junior team in and them out?
but i doubt, they will get a host pick, too.
really sad, i totally love this couple, but being fan of them, it's hard to watch most of the times.
i have always these problems with my fav skaters, remeber dytrt