I never liked Butyrskaya. Which goes to show how truely subjective skating is.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.
But Butyrskaya was my favorite skater ever and I likely won't ever have another skater who I will ever be as obsessed with. I first saw her on 97 Worlds telecast and was instantly intrigued with the pissed off redheaded Russian woman...she totally stood out amongst all the girls.
And then she won the 98 Euros on my 15th birthday, by unexpectedly winning from fifth to first (totally dating myself here). I was ecstatic...obviously I still remember.
She possessed such a unique combination of divatude, vulnerability, voids, femininity. She could be fragile yet strong as hell at the same time. It's hard to explain but even at the very end of her eligible career I found her continuously compelling.
I only wished she would have taken more risks with her LPs. Swan Lake, Seventeen Moments in Spring, and Tale of Travel all were good programs and different but they lacked the excitement and charisma of her interpretive pro-am programs: Forever Tango, Habanera, Adagio are all stunning programs. I felt any of these would have made a masterpiece of an LP.
I'll end my fanatical rambling now.
Competition thread in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-Nov-7-10-2013This week all eyes will be on Evgeni Plushenko who will open the season in Riga. The 2006 Olympic champion is expected to take part in the Volvo Cup that will kick off on Thursday.
Entries/Results page: http://kristalice.lv/Results/Volvo22th/ISU/index.htm
5 Russian Senior men's entries are listed:
13 Sergey BORODULIN RUS
14 Zhan BUSH RUS
15 Artem LEZHEEV RUS
16 Alexander PETROV RUS
17 Jevgeniy PLYUSCHENKO RUS
2 Russian Senior ladies entries:
13 Tatiana SHILINA RUS
14 Yulia STARIKOVA RUS
1 Russian Senior dance entry:
18 Svetlana KHOMIAKOVA / Nikita SHUDO-JABLONSKII RUS
3 Russian Junior ladies:
36 Aleksandra BARBOLINA RUS
37 Maria GOROKHOVA RUS
38 Serafima SAKHANOVICH RUS
5 Russian Junior men:
10 Alexander AKIMOV RUS
11 Mihail DOMNIN RUS
12 Igor JEFIMCHUK RUS
13 Alexey KRASNOZHON RUS
14 Pavel VYUGOV RUS
9 Russian Junior Dance entries:
12 Ksenia BALYBERDINA / Maksim OSIPENKO RUS
13 Olga BIBIHINA / Vadim BOIZOV RUS
14 Ekaterina BOCHAROVA / Anton SHIBNEV RUS
15 Anastasia SAFRONOVA / Ilia ZIMIN RUS
16 Anastasiia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN RUS
17 Liudmila SOSNITSKAIA / Pavel GOLOVISHNIKOV RUS
18 Daria VELICHKO / Egor TARASENKO RUS
19 Sofiya VEREZEMSKAYA / Ivan VEDEROV RUS
20 Anna YANOVSKAYA / Sergey MOZGOV
Last edited by Sylvia; 11-05-2013 at 02:42 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
whoever shilina and starikova are, they got an international assignment, biryukova not.
Biryukova is the most likely candidate for Universiade.
That it is officially called best of plushenko is funny. "Here is plushenko skating to plushenko!" is a possible announcer saying.
"And now skating to "The Best of Plushenko", Evgeni Plushenko!"
So what is it going to be? Random music cuts from his most memorable programs?