Next season, Adelina Sotnikova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, and Julia Lipnitskaya, will all be competing for just 2 spots on Russia's team for their home Olympics. Who will lose out?
My view is Lipnitskaya. Sotnikova and Tuktamysheva have much more experience in seniors, including vital experience in competing in a European and World Championships. They have also come through their growth spurts and are starting to settle down in seniors. Lipnitskaya, on the other hand, is still finding her feet and is having to go through the awkward transition from juniors to seniors, including dealing with the usual body changes