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The Road to Sochi - jumping advancements in ladies' skating

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by essence_of_soy, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

    From memory, almost half of the ladies' field at next month's Games in Sochi may be attempting triple / triple combinations in the short program.

    So far, the skaters I can think of that have attempted triple / triple combinations (ratified or otherwise) this season are:

    Yuna Kim / KOR - 3lutz/3toe
    Akiko Suzuki / JPN - 3toe/3toe
    Kaetlyn Osmond / CAN - 3toe/3toe
    Gabrielle Daleman / CAN - 3lutz/3toe
    Adelina Sotnikova / RUS - 3toe/3toe
    Julia Lipnitskaia / RUS - 3lutz/3toe
    Polina Edmunds / USA - 3lutz/3toe
    Ashley Wagner / USA - 3flip/3toe
    Gracie Gold / USA - 3lutz - 3toe
    Kanako Murakami - JPN - 3toe/3toe
    Carolina Kostner - ITA - 3toe/3toe
    Mae Berenice Meite - FRA - 3toe/3toe
    Valentina Marchei - ITA - 3sal/3toe
    Kexin Zhang - CHN - 3toe/3toe
    Elena Glebova - EST - 3toe/3toe

    Mao Asada of Japan is still a question mark. Though it is possible she is planning a triple flip/triple toe loop.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  2. fenway2

    fenway2 Well-Known Member

    Amazing and exciting. After watching in dismay as ladies jump difficulty stagnated from 1993-2006*, it's thrilling to witness it back on track. (*save for Tara and Irina)
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  3. jiejie

    jiejie Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I don't see any 3loop/3toe. Looking outside this season, has any lady done that one? (I know Tara did the very difficult 3loop/3loop but that might not hold up under UR scrutiny in COP era).
  4. bronwynsings

    bronwynsings Well-Known Member

    Sammi Cesario attempted the 3loop/3loop in her short but I don't think it was ever ratified.
  5. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

    And Mirai Nagasu.

  6. lahaa968

    lahaa968 Active Member

    I believe OP was also referring to athletes that will be competing at the games. :fragile:

    Also, I believe Mao will be sticking to her 3A/3F/3Lo+2Lo jump layout for the short; going for 3A vs. 2A is more valuable than doing a triple-triple I believe, seeing as she could not execute a 3F+3Lo in the short if her solo jump is a 3Lo.
  7. Autumn_girl

    Autumn_girl Active Member

    Radionova did it on the Grand Prix when she made mistake on her lutz, so she landed 3Lo-3T instead of 3Lz-3T
  8. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Li Zijun has 3flip3toe planned.

    Sokolova. She did a GREAT one at 1997/8 Nationals, but the one she did at Nagano Olympics was badly cheated.
  9. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  10. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    Mao is having problems with loop nnow, used to be her oldest friend
    also Radionova - 3S-3T, 3Lz-3T and 3T-3Lo
    Adelina also doing 3Flz-3Lo :p, got credited at GPF I think
  11. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    3 axel deserves respect, I demand more respect for Mao :mitchell:.

    That is all the protest for today :p.
  12. miki88

    miki88 Active Member

    ITA. Besides, based on the list, there are only a handful of skaters who attempt a combo more difficult than a 3T-3T.