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    It wouldn't surprise me at all of Polina places the highest of the US ladies.
    She's just hasn't done it before because she's never had the chance to in an international competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me at all of Polina places the highest of the US ladies.
    She's just hasn't done it before because she's never had the chance to in an international competition.
    I'm still not over her not being sent to JGP last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me at all of Polina places the highest of the US ladies.
    She's just hasn't done it before because she's never had the chance to in an international competition.
    She may have the fearless qualities that sometimes come with youth - but does anyone think she will get the PCS needed to finish top 10?

    Perhaps Polina will outskate Wagner and Gold in Sochi- but in a sport like figure skating will she be judged fairly?
    I doubt it but hope I am wrong and wish her the best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Many trips to Europe and twice to Australia. I was totally fine after a day or two.
    How old were you the first time? I find it much easier to do this as an adult than when I was a child or an adolescent.

    The fact that you have that much intercontinental travel experience and so little belief that someone else might have jet lag speaks volumes.

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    I don't think there is anyway that Polina could be the top US lady barring major, MAJOR, Men's Oly FS-levels of meltdowns from Ashley and Gracie, lol. Polina has a really fun short, but her free is just not up to snuff. It wasn't when you stacked it against the US ladies at Nationals, and will be even more evident here.

    Anyway, that being said, I wish her the very, very best of luck in her senior international debut! May she skate with joy and confidence and have an amazing experience.

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    Nice 5-minute profile of Polina Edmunds in this morning's TODAY show. It's about time that she gets a little publicity too.
    Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    Nice 5-minute profile of Polina Edmunds in this morning's TODAY show. It's about time that she gets a little publicity too.
    Yes, her "body of work" demands it!

    Just kidding, but honestly, international respect is something that is earned, not given on a "silver" platter at an event as dubious as US Natls. Don't believe me just ask Rachael Flatt

    I do hope Polina skates her best and that should be more than enough for a Junior skater with no major Intl Junior titles making her senior Intl debut at the Olympics.

    Best of luck to Polina. Like I said it would not surprise me if she has the highest placement of the US Ladies in Sochi.
    Last edited by MrLucky; 02-18-2014 at 06:35 PM.

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    I do think that part of the reason that Frank Carrol has been so outspoken in his criticism of Julia's PCS scores in the team event is that he is concerned that there are several "youngsters" that could beat his new pupil!! Talking down Julia's PCS scores in the team event is just another way of also talking down Polina getting any high PCS scores in the individual events. Julia and Polina are both only 15, and Frank is trying to undermine Julia's PCS scores by dwelling on her age. Trying to beat down the fact that, in his opinion, they are young, inexperienced, etc. and therefore should not be receiving high PCS. Not very becoming of him. Go Polina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demetriosj View Post
    I do think that part of the reason that Frank Carrol has been so outspoken in his criticism of Julia's PCS scores in the team event is that he is concerned that there are several "youngsters" that could beat his new pupil!! Talking down Julia's PCS scores in the team event is just another way of also talking down Polina getting any high PCS scores in the individual events. Julia and Polina are both only 15, and Frank is trying to undermine Julia's PCS scores by dwelling on her age. Trying to beat down the fact that, in his opinion, they are young, inexperienced, etc. and therefore should not be receiving high PCS. Not very becoming of him. Go Polina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Isn't Frank Carroll also one of Polina's coaches?

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    Polina has been getting a lot of coverage from the local TV stations here in the Bay Area. If you're a fan and don't already keep up through an RSS feed or something similar, check out ongoing updates at:

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    Woke up to "Polina skates for gold!" coverage this morning on NBC Bay Area, for example (see first link):

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    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this girl (I have to shout, sorry). Just saw her short. She is brilliant. Love the ice dancing moves (thank, Marina Klimova!). I said I would not lose my heart to another skater after Michelle and Davis & White, but Polina has made a liar out of me.

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    [QUOTE=demetriosj;4174140]I do think that part of the reason that Frank Carrol has been so outspoken in his criticism of Julia's PCS scores in the team event is that he is concerned that there are several "youngsters" that could beat his new pupil!! Talking down Julia's PCS scores in the team event is just another way of also talking down Polina getting any high PCS scores in the individual events. Julia and Polina are both only 15, and Frank is trying to undermine Julia's PCS scores by dwelling on her age. Trying to beat down the fact that, in his opinion, they are young, inexperienced, etc. and therefore should not be receiving high PCS. Not very becoming of him. Go Polina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/QU


    poor poor old man forgot where he is at lol! You won't talk down anyone here cause this is not us nats. polina did great for an unknown skater.

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    Wow! Polina is within striking distance of a medal!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Personally, I feel she actually should have ended up higher than she did, but surprised the judges didn't hold her back more than they did!!

    She easily could have been in the final 6 group for LP.

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    She is the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by iarispiralllyof View Post
    She is the future
    You sound like Frank Carrol!! Why can't she be the now?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demetriosj View Post
    You sound like Frank Carrol!! Why can't she be the now?!!
    Maybe because Frank knows the judges can only hold up so many skaters and Polina is too new to be getting favors.

    I thought Polina did great today and hope she has her best skate tomorrow. If she moves up here it could help her a lot at Worlds.

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    Predictably, her marks have been a little low-balled given skating early and her lack of reputation. Shame about her combination although given the lack of flow out of the lutz, it was a very gutsy 3/3 attempt. But she did very well and I think that all the choreographic detail in her program was lovely. She needs to work on controlling her limbs better but the movement was in character of the music and there were things like arm and hip movements characteristic of Latin ballroom dances.

    I hope she can manage to avoid < in the FS and hang on to a top 10 placement.

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    Way to go, Polina! I love that she just lit it up like she had nothing to lose (which she doesn't, this is about getting her feet wet).

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    Amazing performance from Polina today! So proud!!
    Last edited by LuckyCharm; 02-20-2014 at 03:41 AM.

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