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From Russia with love [#14]: Summer to Autumn 2014

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    For fun, I did a search to see how far back these threads go and Eislauffan started the first "From Russia with love" on May 14, 2010 (13 threads ago!).

    Carry on...
  2. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    Tatiana and Maxim are coming to Italy next week. :rollin:
  3. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

    Interview with Adelina Sotnikova by rsport:

    Adelina talks about how she enjoyed Mao Asada's shows in Japan and about her eagerness to compete to feel the emotions from Sochi again.
    She confirmed that her exhibition program "Swan Lake" will be the short program and that she feels that the black swan is closer to her character. For the long program, she skates to "Je suis malade" and she uses lyrics, because she feels that they make the program more lively.
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  4. quiqie

    quiqie Well-Known Member

    Robin Szolkowy will work with Tarasova/Morozov and Davankova/Enbert, says Mozer: http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20140731/761661650.html

    "No professional cooperation with Volosozhar/Trankov is intended, but if they want to communicate - and they are on friendly terms - no one is going to prevent it. But his zone of responsibility will be the pairs I named previously."

    "We have defined only the general area of work so far. The agreement will be signed in the nearest future, but we are in no hurry, actually, because we plan to start our work no earlier than September. Robin will help us with technical aspects, he is a good specialist, an expert with a very good knowledge of modern tendencies of figure skating. He has a great experience that will be very useful for us."
  5. quiqie

    quiqie Well-Known Member

    Volosozhar/Trankov won't skate anywhere until Octiber - N. Mozer: http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20140731/761656025.html

    "Maxim still has issues with his shoulder, he can't perform one element. In August, he is going to continue treatment in Moscow. So they are not going to rush things, and won't appear at the test skates either."

    Trankov also choreographed both programs for Tarasova/Morozov: http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20140731/761663989.html

    "It's the first time he tried his hand at choreography, and it's been quite good." Tarasova/Morozov plan to skate at Nebelhorn Trophy and Skate Canada.
  6. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    T/M are working both Trankov AND Szolkowy? That rocks.
  7. Jeschke

    Jeschke #teamtrainwreck #teamschott

    yeah t/m at nebelhorn; that would be a reason for me to be there :)
  8. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    Maybe his first time with pairs but he actually choreographed before for Alīna Fjodorova.
  9. quiqie

    quiqie Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, he also did something for Fedorova/Miroshkin. But Mozer says "first time seriously", so that must have been not.
  10. alchemy void

    alchemy void #Perkova2018

    :yikes: I actually really root for Fjordova, she has some serious power potential, but every program I've seen from her has been really...shite. So perhaps that's why Mozer doesn't mention it. :slinkaway:
  11. quiqie

    quiqie Well-Known Member

    Interview with Serafima Sakhanovich: http://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/136-serafima-sakhanovich-dupel-prygayu-bez-tormoza.html

    She says that she decided to move to Moscow because of financial problems - the family couldn't afford to pay for her skating anymore, and they couldn't find a sponsor in Saint Petersburg. The federation of figure skating in Saint Petersburg did not want to release her, but she said she would quit if they don't. She knows the skaters in Tutberidze's group very well, so the transition was easy. Her mother moved with her to Moscow, the rest of the family is left in SPb.

    The SP was choreographed by Tutberidze, to the waltz from the film My Sweet and Tender Beast, it's a beautiful melody and she feels she can relate to it, the character she portrays is easy for her: a girl who doesn't want to say goodbye to her childhood. In the end she lets it go as a bird, but decides to fly away with it. There will be new spin positions "that no one has done before", the jumps are in the second half, the Axel got better - 'although I learned that jump wrong, I watch my old videos, and I always slow down before the Axel."

    The long program is something unusual for her, very "adult": "there were doubts, but I said I wanted to try both the music and the idea, because love can happen to anyone and at any age". First program is tango Oblivion by Piazzola, second - "music that was used by Plushenko". The girl wakes up and finds a letter from her boyfriend where he breaks up with her, she throws it away but she continues to love him, then gets over it, feels happy and free, and throws away the ring.

    Serafima says that she prefers programs with a story, thinks she can do it well, feels very mature - "my parents never treated me like a baby, I have two older sisters, I always wanted to grow up sooner to catch up with them".

    She started skating quite late, her parents wanted her to do some sport, and the ice rink was very close to her home. She was a quick learner, at 11 could do all triples. Now she cannot imagine her life without future skating, when on vacation, counts days before she can finally go on the ice.

    The season's most difficult competition was Junior Worlds because she was injured, her right foot hurt and the jumps (flip, loop, and Lutz) were painful. After the end of the season, she had a vacation for almost a month, and now feels better.

    Loves poetry, enjoys giving massages ("my dad taught me, and he learned from a professional massage therapist when I was small and my muscles hurt after training. In Japan, after the Grand Prix final, I massaged all our girls for 5 hours - Adelina, Zhenya Medvedeva, Sasha Proklova, Anya Pogorilaya. Adelina actually said my massage helped her and we joked that I probably should start doing it all the time.") Thinks that ice is a living creature ("it treats you the way you treat it. Sometimes, skaters start kicking the ice after they fall, and then their own blade gets caught in the chipped ice. Ice likes respectful treatment. If you glide on ice, skate on it, stroke it with your blade, it will push you right back up when you jump"), is very determined and motivated. "I want to show that my skating is better, more powerful, to show the best I can, and even what I cannot. Want to do the impossible."
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2014
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  12. hanca

    hanca Well-Known Member

    I wonder whether he really has the problems with his shoulder, or whether there is a bit of motivation problem. When you achieve everything you have always wanted and even more (not one gold Olympic medal but two at the same time), it may be hard to get motivated to to work hard to stay on the top. He seems to enjoy helping other teams (he was helping to Bazarova-Larionov and Stolbova-Klimov when they came to Mozer's school, now he is helping Tarasova/Morozov...I wonder whether they will manage to stay on the top in the future. This season probably yes because the majority of the more experienced pairs changed partners, but the following season the younger couples may start catching up.
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Thank you for translating the Sakhanovich interview, quiqie. I like her even more now. :)

    As overused as her SP music is, I think it is going to be a perfect fit for her. I am not so sure about the tango for her FS but I hope she can make it work.
  14. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see Sakhanovich this season! SP sounds like it'll suit her musical yet powerful style perfectly!
  15. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    My friend who is following Mozer's Group saw Davankova&Enbert today. She is sooooo enthusiastic about this couple.
    They still lack experience she said but they are just beautiful together.
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  16. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Ah, honestly what a great gesture on the part of all involved, particularly in view of the reports that Savchenko/ Szolkowy were treated poorly behind the scenes at the Sochi Olympics competition. Certainly, they were not warmly embraced by the Russian audience.

    :lol: "Oh, please do share all your S/S and S secrets and magic with us, dear Robin."

    Seriously though, if Mozer and the Russian coaches have decided to reach out and seek Robin's expertise, and there weren't any available coaching opportunities for him in Germany, then kudos and good luck to Robin in all his new endeavors. :)

    V/T definitely need to find some unique identity and magic of their own in order to move to a greater level of pairs achievement and prominence, whilst stopping the tendency to rest/ coast on their Russian aethestic elegance and awesome split triple twist laurels.
  17. Kasey

    Kasey Correcting President Trump's grammar on Twitter :)

    I think Trankov has had shoulder/neck issues in the past, dating back to when he was still with Mukhortova. Maybe it's a recurrence of a chronic thing.
  18. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    Any word about their jumps? I am really excited about them, but I fear they will struggle technically.
  19. hanca

    hanca Well-Known Member

    She didn't have jump problem last season. Though I am worried about his jumps.
  20. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Sakhanovich interview, quiquie. She sounds super interesting and I'm excited about her programs. She has such potential.
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  21. babayaga

    babayaga Well-Known Member

    I remember those Trankov's programs for Fjodorova, they were not good at all :) It didn't help that she didn't skate well either. His work for T/M must be better than that.
  22. legjumper

    legjumper Well-Known Member

    Additionally, Trankov is 30 and will be 31 in October. If he wants to continue competing, he needs to take care of himself and not overdo things.
  23. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    No but I'll ask her. She said Tarasova has problems with her jumps, looks a bit insecure. Morozov is better but rigid and clumsy, in terms of expressivity.
  24. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    Davankova&Enbert were good with jumps but they did only sbs and throw jumps today.
    Tarasova&Morozov today very good with all jumps, throws, spins and lifts.
  25. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    Najarro flew to Moscow to do the finishing touches for the SD.
    Lover her pose (hands movement) here: http://instagram.com/p/rMlBTcqBmd/

    "Today was the great day with the best dancer and choreographer ever @antonionajarrin so proud to work with this the legend!!! Thank you so many times and you can't imagine how it's important for us❤️❤️❤️ big love!"
    antonionajarrin Thank you Elena! It's always a pleasure to work with amazing skaters and artist like YOU!!!
    blackswanei @antonionajarrin thank you Antonio you are amazing and just simply the best!!!

    I can't wait to see their program. :)
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  26. clairecloutier

    clairecloutier Well-Known Member


    Love the daily updates from your friend, Amantide! Thanks!
  27. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member

    She is a treasure. Our 007 inside Mozer's group. :D
  28. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

    When are Russian Test Skates?
  29. morqet

    morqet rising like a phoenix

  30. Amantide

    Amantide Well-Known Member