I wouldn't even call her a Wonderbaby, she seems better than that. She looks like a great skater overall. I love the way she holds her edge out of her jumps, has sensitivity to the music in her arms, and outside of the landing of a few jumps, her posture is fantastic. Since she will have to compete later, due to her birthday, I really hope she excels post puberty.
She would need to be 15 by July 2017 and she will still be 14 then.
Thanks for the video link - I've re-posted it in the 2014 Crystal Skate competition thread in Kiss and Cry (currently open to all): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-amp-Ice-Dance)
This international (Baltic States) competition follows ISU rules and 3-3 is not allowed in the Advanced Novice SP.
ETA that Gubanova placed 3rd overall (5th in FS) in a national competition in late March -- see: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4238228
Last edited by Sylvia; 04-26-2014 at 09:04 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
Even though the scores are really close, I'm glad to see she has the highest PCS
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
This was a novice competition. I don't think they are allowed to do 3-3 in the SP. I remember the time when 3-3 in the SP wasn't allowed even in Juniors. I think it was Yuna Kim who was complaining that she must make her program easier because it is in the rules, although she could do 3-3.