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The Alexander Petrov Fan Thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by adelia, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. znhurston

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    I also hope he becomes a contender for Russian mens champion. He'll need quads, of course, but already I like his line, extensions and posture on the ice more than Kovtun or Voronov.
     
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  2. znhurston

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    So he will compete in the same GP events as Liza! Great news.
     
  3. Vash01

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    I am happy that he is going to compete in the senior ranks this year. It could be a struggle initially but he has the talent to establish himself for the seasons that follow, particularly in the weak Russian mens field. If he manages to win the Russian nationals (or even place 2nd), I think the RSF will put its political power behind him.
     
  4. adelia

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    I think it's important for his 2018 chances that he joins the seniors THIS season and not next. The extra season in seniors far outweighs any positives he might have gotten from staying on the JGP circuit IMO.

    There was some confusion as to whether he would actually make his senior GP debut this year. About 1 year ago Mishin said in passing that Sasha would join the senior ranks this season. But last month Sasha's gf said on her askfm that he would very likely remain on the JGP circuit (the month before that she had said that the decision was 50-50). There has also been no news about him in the Russian media since JWC either. So other than Mishin's brief mention from a year back, I had nothing to go by. I'm very pleased that Mishin was able to keep his word.

    I was disappointed for both Sasha and Sima when news broke that they were both left out of the senior national team. So I was somewhat surprised that Sasha was able to finally secure those 2 GP spots. I think in Sasha's case, it ultimately helped that his coach is influential and that he is (from what I gather about his family) less reliant on Federation funding than Sima is. Of course there are probably other reasons in play that we may never know about.
     
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  5. Vash01

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    I am so happy that he got the two GP spots! Some GP fields are weak, so he may even have an outside chance to medal, depending on how things go, of course. He just needs the exposure and the experience right now. If he does reasonably well in the GP and the RN, he may even earn a worlds spot (but they have only two, right?)

    Sima's case may be a little different. The Russian ladies field is so deep that I don't believe that she had any chance of making the world team. Yes, the GP/senior exposure would have been good for her, but may be she can win a Jr. GPF or Jr. Worlds and gets a stronger start to next season as a senior. There is no substitute for experience, however, and she may have to look at 2022 rather than 2018 at this point.
     
  6. adelia

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    Yes, Russia only has two spots for worlds. And I think Kovtun will get one of those (I just don't see him finishing out of the top 3 at nats), so realistically everyone else is competing for just 1 spot. :( Most likely Russia will send Sasha to junior worlds.

    What I'm really looking forward to is the winter youth olympics. Russia only has 1 spot for that but Sasha is essentially only competing with Aliev for that spot because of the narrow age eligibility.
     
  7. Vash01

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

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    IIRC isn't Aliev another young man with potential? He may not be ready by 2018 though. Sasha has a chance, I think.
     
  8. adelia

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    Indeed, Aliev has good potential. But he has to work on his consistency/competitive mindset. I think Sasha has the advantage in those aspects, that and his 3A technique is superior. Presentation wise, I also think Sasha is closer to finding out what his own "style" is. Mishin commented last year that while most of his students develop at a steady pace, in Sasha's case sometimes things don't change for awhile and then he suddenly makes a big leap forward. So I'm hoping he makes another breakthrough this year.
     
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    Sasha gave a lengthy interview about what he's been up to this summer and what his plans are for the upcoming season.

    Here are the key points.
    I added some pics from social media.

    1. He spent 10 days in early May in Colorado with Liza, Nugumanova, Lazukin, Gumennik and Semenenko. He worked on his footwork, general physical training and getting into shape.
    https://instagram.com/p/2KtFFjP9sD
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd...._=1440881417_03ae93f3690e7b84f1eec76cde9b960b
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd...._=1438838384_a12f94bdaf5eafa80c3fe3414de192dc
    https://instagram.com/p/2ZujBRQeNK/
    https://pp.vk.me/c627322/v627322213/60b/AUWXJVFDNcA.jpg
    https://instagram.com/p/2fHiWpQeBj
    https://pp.vk.me/c628821/v628821700/c66/6VnbjRTHOpU.jpg
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd...._=1439254370_412abfa4f93c96ad533e147922fb22d0
    https://pp.vk.me/c627323/v627323213/1303/Ph_9FW4PIbk.jpg
    https://pp.vk.me/c627323/v627323213/1315/0HXSb2J2h1I.jpg
    https://instagram.com/p/2gx-XWzQdc

    2. In mid-May he went with Liza and Mishin to Switzerland to work with Lambiel. They stayed for 8 days. When he was in Switzerland, he met Denis there too.
    Lambiel did his SP. He has not decided on his FP yet.
    https://instagram.com/p/2xHy1XzQcm/
    https://instagram.com/p/21iytsTQYG
    http://cs622619.vk.me/v622619529/32c92/1d6z4_zq-Hg.jpg
    https://instagram.com/p/23IViXv9u6
    https://instagram.com/p/3D3mR7zQR1
    https://instagram.com/p/2_2DlxP9pe
    https://instagram.com/p/3FB1PGv9hh
    https://instagram.com/p/3EZzhgTQST

    3. After Switzerland, he went on vacation for 3 weeks to Tsarevo Beach in Bulgaria.
    https://instagram.com/p/3b2T3lP9oL
    https://instagram.com/p/3ozJeQP9ng
    https://igcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.n...-15/11376202_1578580839061988_784264561_n.jpg
    https://instagram.com/p/4Es38uv9qr

    4. For the upcoming GP, he and Mishin have plans for 4Ts in both programs. He is also working on 4S and will work on 4Loop in the future too. A couple months ago he tried 4Loop and was successful.

    5. He is currently at a training camp at Igora. In mid-July he will go to Turkey for another camp (with Liza and some others). Plushenko will be at the camp in Turkey.

    6. Sasha and Liza have plans to participate in both Nebelhorn and Finlandia.


    Full interview here:
    https://translate.google.com/transl...ia2014.ru/article/figur/22187.html&edit-text=
     
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  10. adelia

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    "Alexei Mishin: probably indicative number Tuktamysheva and Petrov will become arbitrary programs
    06.07.2015 15:10:01 | Figure skating | News

    July 4 at the Ice Palace resort "Igora" (Leningrad reg.) Took a master class legendary coach Tamara Moskvina and Alexey Mishin. Their students showed new programs. Detail with special correspondent portal TEAM RUSSIA-2014 Natalia Plekhanov shared Alexei Mishin.


    "Lisa Tuktamysheva and Sasha Petrov competitive program for the new season have put Stephane Lambiel - recalled Alexei Mishin. - A master-class Lisa sang fragments indicative number on Edvard Grieg's music for the play "Peer Gynt" with vocals by opera diva Anna Netrebko. Perhaps indicative of this number will be born free program - at the training camp in Turkey will be solved. For Lisa, we want to find new images reveal other facets of her talent. Perhaps it will be a love story or something modern. With short program Tuktamysheva for the new season, we have not decided yet - possibly also will collaborate with Stefan. And we have already decided that Lisa and the short and in the long program will jump axel in three and a half turns. A master class began with the fact that I gave Lisa a prize from the magazine "Sobaka.RU." She won the competition "Most famous people of St. Petersburg" in the category "Sports". "


    "Sasha Petrov also revealed a new way of - continued Alexei Mishin. - We have a song Raul Di Blasi La leyenda del beso - Amor de hombre, but do not know yet, the program will be shown or not competitive. Sometimes it happens that significant number grows even in the long program (smiles). While over the long program, we have not decided, we get to work on it at training camp in Turkey. Theoretically, Sasha can run multiple quadruple jump, and what can practically - know in the course of the season.""

    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/figur/22206.html&edit-text=



    Yesterday Sasha also visited a clinic in St Petersburg. I hope the injury is okay. We shall see. If he does travel to Turkey next week, then I'll take it to mean it's nothing serious. *fingerscrossed*
     
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  12. Vash01

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    Sorry to hear he is injured. I hope it's not serious, and I hope he can still compete this season.
     
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  13. adelia

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    His instagram shows that he's on a flight to Mishin's training camp in Erzurum Turkey. I guess this means his physical condition is okay.

     
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  14. adelia

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
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    Sasha took a break last weekend and spent it in the countryside with his family. Perhaps one of his last few breaks before the new season begins:
    https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.n.../e35/11917983_863074480408207_632143905_n.jpg barbecuing
    https://igcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.n...e35/11910328_1464630707196952_571438634_n.jpg swimming
    https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.n...35/11420845_1024176527627335_1849462271_n.jpg watching his dad play hockey.

    On Monday he was back to training again:
    https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.n...e35/11917938_1628566870757617_674710751_n.jpg

    He's only a substitute at Nebelhorn Trophy but there's still a chance he might go, in the event that Menshov or Gachinski pull out.
     
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  17. Vash01

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    Is there any update on the injury he had in July?
     
  18. adelia

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    No word. It doesn't appear to be anything serious as he attended both training camps.

    To be honest I don't expect much news about him in official media. Social media is mostly what we have to go by.
     
  19. adelia

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    Yesterday Sasha arrived in Sochi for the test skates:
    https://igcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.ne...21074071_n.jpg (at the airport in St Petersburg)
    https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.ne...39618142_n.jpg (at the beach in Sochi with Moris and Voronov)
    http://cs627430.vk.me/v627430816/1a259/iCcpDTcgo7c.jpg (with a couple skating fans at the hotel)
    https://instagram.com/p/7X6fgxv9jS (on the ferris wheel in Sochi)

    Last week he was buying a suit with his friend:
    https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.ne...72004076_n.jpg
     
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  20. adelia

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    More of what Sasha's been up to lately...

    A couple days back, Ice Museum visited Yubileyny where Mishin and Moskvina's school trains and they made a photo essay of the skaters.
    It's mostly about Liza but there is one of Sasha: http://icemuseum.ru/wp-content/uploa...0-1024x683.jpg
    You can see the rest here: http://icemuseum.ru/%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%...-%D1%87%D0%B0/

    His class graduation photo. He missed graduation because of the Colorado training camp in May so they photoshopped him into the pic:
    https://igcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.ne...35662203_n.jpg

    In his dad's car:
    https://igcdn-photos-h-a.akamaihd.ne...91287602_n.jpg

    At the airport in St Petersburg before flying off to Sochi:
    https://igcdn-photos-c-a.akamaihd.ne...39520649_n.jpg
     
  21. adelia

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    Test skate SP video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL98mrzoTE8
    I love it! :cheer2:
    Mishin got the packaging spot on!



    Edit:
    Better video, he's facing the camera now:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spIAfuPgATU


    Edit 2:
    http://data26.gallery.ru/albums/gall...740-u19534.jpg
    http://data26.gallery.ru/albums/gall...740-u2f832.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/1618...914f5_orig.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6834...77a0d_orig.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4112...945ad_orig.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6601...3b563_orig.jpg (close up of the front of his shirt)
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4133...40068_orig.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/23/6...b4f2f_orig.jpg
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3805...b2219_orig.jpg
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    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6826...b9823_orig.jpg
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    Pictures!
    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4103...d84e3_orig.jpg
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    http://cs623717.vk.me/v623717912/48cea/EjZtqFY5Vug.jpg
    (the last one shows how nice the costume is)
     
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    He's not going to Finlandia but he will be going to the Samara Russian Cup event in a few days time. On the Nebelhorn entries list, Sasha is still listed as a sub. We should get a confirmation on Nebelhorn within the next few days. The last challenger series event before SC is the one held in Saransk, Mordovian Ornament on the 15th of October. I'm not sure if he'll be there but it's not improbable.
     
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    Competition news:

    * Sasha will not skate at Nebelhorn, he is no longer listed as a sub on the updated entries list
    * He might skate at the Nice Cup on 15th Oct (he is the defending mens winner) as Liza is going there according to Mishin's interview
    * 1st stage of the Russian Cup series in Samara begins in about 4 hours time.
    Sasha skates 1st in group 2.
    http://fsrussia.ru/results/1516/1etap/SEG007.HTM
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYCStlIcHWs
    74.92
    Mishin has been sending him out with a watered down layout, perhaps because he's not fully fit yet.
    3A, 3T, 3Lz-2T

    I wonder who decided to add the blown kiss at the end. It wasn't there at the test skate. :)
     
  27. Vash01

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    I hate those kisses blown in eligible competitions, regardless of who does it.