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Historic 1st at Russian Nats Ladiez SP

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by poths, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

    It seems I'm desensitized to all the amazing stats being churned out, such are the levels of technical ability these days. Somehow it took me a day to realise that every lady in the top 10 at Russian nats performed a 3/3 as their combo. That is just incredible, particularly for a national championships.

    I remember 2004 worlds blowing my mind a little when Ando, Kostner, Arakawa all landed 3/3's but this is obviously a whole other story! :respec:

    I'm fairly sure Radionova's 3 flip half loop 3 salchow is also a first for ladies??

    The only combination left for ladies is any triple, half loop 3 flip!

    One thing is for dead sure, Russian Ladies have come a long way since 2008 when Ksenia DORONINA and Petushkova, Ievleva and Naidenova were the best of the best! WHo? Exactly! That is an AMAZING turn around.
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  2. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    miss your posts, poths!!

    yeah, the days of doronina (horrible posture!), petushkova (truck driver skating!), ievleva (couldnt land anything more difficult than a salchow, if I remember correctly) ... i forgot who naidenova is already ... oh well, they all tried their best!

    the new generation is exciting indeed. do you have a favourite? (I don't count Leonova/Makarova as the new generation ... poor Makarova, her time is up :( ) I like Korobeynikova the best due to her elegance :) ... Biryukova ain't that bad either (and she's pretty).
  3. Sedge

    Sedge Well-Known Member

    It is a new combo this year, I believe, but Gracie Gold has had it on her planned elements all season.She did it at Salt Lake but did a solo flip at both GP's.

    Nice to see the ladies are pushing the technical.

    I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Tuktamysheva's change of combo in the SP was motivated by Yu-Na Kim's 3Lu/3T in her SP.
  4. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Didn't Kristina Oblasova do that at Junior Worlds, probably in 2001 when she won? Not on youtube, so I can't check right now.
  5. Tony Wheeler

    Tony Wheeler Well-Known Member

    Yes, she did the combo a few times in her career.
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  6. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

    Is it possible to have a thread about Russian skaters without the obligatory "Gracie Gold" mention?
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Thanks for your info, Sedge! :) ETA: I just checked the Salt Lake Sr. B protocol and Gold received 10 points (10.00 BV) for her 3F(e)+1Lo(half loop)+3S combo in her FS.

    Re-posting useful age info from the Russian Nationals Ladies SP thread in Kiss and Cry:
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  8. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    Oblasova was such a talent!!!! She should have gone to worlds in 2004 :( oh well, she did go to Europeans at least
  9. taf2002

    taf2002 zexy demon

    If you mention a combo as a "first" but another skater has done it, then it is appropriate to mention that skater, whoever she is.
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  10. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    There are actually a number of ladies doing 3lz-3t as their combo for the SP; unfortunately, most of them are juniors. Liza T regularly did the 3lz-3t combo for the past two seasons but took it out b/c she started going through a growth spurt/weight change. She brought it back at the GPF and it appears to be working again. I'm so sad she had to withdraw here. I wonder if they'll grant her a bye to worlds. It's obvious she's hitting her stride and if she's sick and not injured she'll be much better by the time worlds rolls around.
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    There's still a chance that Tuktamysheva (who withdrew from today's FS reportedly due to illness & doctor's orders) could be named to the team for Euros. According to Eislauffan, the third spot(s) are decided by recommendation of a "coaches' council" and the team will be announced on Friday.

    ETA: Liza Tuktamysheva may skate the FS after all!
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  12. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    I can't see how they would leave Liza off the World team because there is sure as heck isn't three better skaters in Russia right now. Plus she needs the experience of having at least one Worlds appearance under her belt before Sochi.
  13. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    Liza won the nationals, so she is going to the Europeans after all.
  14. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    Yep, her first title! Apparently they made the decision for her to skate in the 11th hour and it paid off!
  15. hanca

    hanca Well-Known Member

    Actually, not only first ten ladies. I think it was like 16 out of 18 competitors or something similar to that. The majority of the skaters had triple-triple in the SP, and I am not talking about 3T-3T; most of them had much harder combinations than that. It was the same last year though.
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  16. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    What happened to her?
  17. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    didnt she switched to Pairs ???

    and Congrats to Liza Tuk, finally
    another wonder baby next JGP ? Seraphima placed 4th
    Leonova at 7th and Makarova 8th terrible !!!!
  18. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

    Based on Mishin's assessment of Russian ladies in figure skating, I'm thinking there must a new labor shortage for female railroad construction workers in Siberia.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
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  19. icellist

    icellist Active Member

    Joannie Rochette
  20. Sedge

    Sedge Well-Known Member

    Joannie's was 3T/1Lo/3S ( when it was scored as a ' series' valued at 80% with a 1/2 loop connection and did not receive full points as a combination.) both before and after the combination rule change.
    I don't think she ever did the jump combo with a 3F.
    It allowed her to do 7 triples without a 3/3 in the FP ( she did not do 2A/3T)
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  21. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought too.

    Tara Lipinski and Maria Butyrskaya also did 3T-half loop-3S in 6.0 competitions. There might have been one or two other ladies I can't think of right now.
  22. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

    Congrats to Liza for being the queen of all the jumping beans tonight thanks to her fighting spirit :cheer2:
  23. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    That, or Mishin was very clever to announce the possible withdrawal because now we're saying "what a gutsy performance!" instead of "oh she couldn't go clean in the LP after leading the SP." :EVILLE:

    I love Liza and I do believe she was sick, so just sayin, if he planned it that way it was really smart... :lol:
  24. RFOS

    RFOS Well-Known Member

    Surya Bonaly?
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  25. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

    She really was sick. I've seen the interview after her skate. She barely spoke because she had to sneeze all the time.
  26. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies ├╝ber

  27. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

    Yes! Lots of 3lz-3t and 3f-1/2lo-3s
  28. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

    Gerli Liinamae from Estonia has been doing 3F-half loop-3s on the JGP. Not well though.

    I remember there was another thread on young jumpers and there was a nine- or ten-year-old Russian who had 3F, 3T and 3S if I remember. She was impressive.
  29. BreakfastClub

    BreakfastClub Active Member

    I remember quite a bit of discussion that as she got older and skating got harder with puberty she also clearly became more interested in parties and boys and (at least became) not a particularly a hard worker. Nothing verified, just what I remember folks chatting about at Euros... :shuffle:
  30. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I applaud the Russian ladies! I know it isn't all about jumping but it is nice to see skaters working their way up the ranks while doing the technical content worthy of the time. In my opinion, far too many skaters get away with content that is a joke because they have such great skating skills. Why would anyone continue working on jumps if they could focus on edges, speed, etc and win competitions with 3loops and 3salchows? Skating skills should be rewarded but not to the point of undermining technical content with the jumps. This is why no one will stand even a remote chance against Yu Na Kim if she completes this comeback because she gets the huge PCS and does the jumps.