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Who do you think will capture the gold medal in Ice Dance at Russian Nationals 2010?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by MikiAndoFan#1, Aug 21, 2010.

Who do you think will capture the gold medal in Ice Dance at Russian Nationals 2010?

  1. Jana Khokhlova & Fedor Andreev

    13 vote(s)
  2. Ekaterina Bobrova & Dmitri Soloviev

    74 vote(s)
  3. Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov

    62 vote(s)
  4. Ksenia Monko & Kirill Khaliavin

    1 vote(s)
  5. Ekaterina Riazanova & Ilia Tkachenko

    8 vote(s)
  6. Ekaterina Pushkash & Jonathan Guerreiro

    0 vote(s)
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    I know it's a bit early, but I've been wondering: with Oksana & Maxim and Ekaterina & Ivan gone and Jana with another partner, who do you think will take home the gold medal in Ice Dance at Russian Nationals 2010?
  2. neptune

    neptune Well-Known Member

    I just have one question: Once it's been captured, will it ever get released? ;)
  3. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    I voted for I/K! M/K have a lot of potential. Everyone eyes will be on Khokhlova and Andreev of course. Would that inflate their scores? Then there is the "old" team of Bobrova and Soloviev. LOL! World Junior champs in 2007! ANCIENT!!
  4. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    ZYGOTES! :cheer2:
  5. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member



    I also voted for Elena & Nikita. I think they have a good shot at winning. But I would also love to see Ekaterina & Dmitri win! I love them!
  6. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

    Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov are the best junior couple ever. If Russia doesn't politik for them immediately (which includes giving them a deserved national title) they are dimwits.
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  7. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    I agree with the first part. Not sure about the second. I am worried that the huge success and expectations might tense them up. That would be horrible as I think as well that they are the best ice-team ever at that age.

    I could see them going with Bobrova/Soloviev to give I/K a chance to get accoustemed to the Senior scene.
  8. nuge

    nuge Well-Known Member

    I think it will be B/S too.I/K in good time they are so young.
  9. parasolka

    parasolka Member

    I think you mixed up two champions and two golds here. Senior and junior. It seems to me shot dance is different so M/K and P/G won't take part in Russian Nationals 2011!
  10. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    No, I didn't. I included some junior teams in this poll because I think they'll be eligible for senior nationals. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

  11. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    I definitely think I&K but I am impartial to B&S...
  12. Tammi

    Tammi Nana

    They'd be eligible, but I think the point parasolka brought up is a valid one. With the new short dance format, is it feasible for teams to compete both junior and senior in the same season? In the past, the OD was exactly the same for junior/senior. Teams would just need a slight modification to the free dance and of course practice a few patterns of the applicable CD. Now, the short dance is completely different for junior/senior, so that means a brand new program just for nationals.
  13. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

    Makes sense. :) I am a fan of the Bobs too, she's pretty :kickass:
    I genuinely can't see I/K being affected by pressure. On the contrary, they are so young and full of ambition - I'd say they would rise to the pressure that comes with being national champions. They have Olympic Champions 2014 written all over their Ruskie Faces.
  14. parasolka

    parasolka Member

    The winners of Russian nationals 2010 are DomShabs. It 2011 RN you are talking here about.

    Tammi put it right here - short dance difference won't let junior teams to take part in senior competition (by the way before it was CD that was different).

    And moreover to be age eligible doesn't mean much for RN. Liza has already silver and bronze but is only 13 y.o.

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    The senior SD has a section of the Golden Waltz in it. B&S have done it, and done a good one, this season. Plus their elegant look on the ice goes very well with waltz. I&K, since they were juriors this year, and haven't been back together all that long, almost surely have some work to do there with the GW section. I would not be surprised at all to see B&S win the SD. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see them win it by enough to win the gold medal, but I&K to win the FD.

    Speaking of P&G, things have been very quiet. Any recent news? Does anyone know what programs they have this year?
  16. akkto

    akkto New Member

    Ilynikh and Katsalapov will be Russian numebr 1 team in years to come but I can't see them placing ahead of Bobrova and Soloviev this year yet at least internationally. Not sure about what Russian judges think
    It's too early to say though. We havent even seen their programs yet
  17. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    I much prefer I/K to B/S. But I think K/A will probably win! :lol:
  18. let`s talk

    let`s talk Banned Member

  19. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I've discovered Razianova&Tkatchenko at 2010 TEB. They are fabulous. Very good skills.
    It might be close with Bobrova&Soloviev and I&Katsalopov.
  20. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    Wow, you people seem about as much deviated about I/K as everyone has been about V/M lately :p only V/M really are as great (technically at least) as everyone thinks.

    Personally, I don't see I/K winning with B/S yet. Just look at both teams' GP scores - B/S's highest 154.33, I/K's highest 135.05. Both teams took part in CoR, with B/S first and I/K third (and they were 3rd just because F/S withdrew, while B/S might have beaten the Italians anyway).

    I really don't see why everyone is so crazy about them. They haven't won me over yet for sure. Much prefer the Shibs (who, by the way, also won with I/K this season).

    You guys need to give this team more time to grow. No way they're gonna win the Nationals this year, or medal at Europeans for that matter.
    and it's not that I'm a fan of B/S. It's just facts.
  21. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    Darling, look at the date the poll was created. :lol:

    Anyway, this is a growing year for I/K with very demanding programs. I am relieved that Zhulin did not push them immediately into the favorite position but seems to have a long-term plan in mind.
    If they progress further there is no doubt that they will take the pole position sooner or later though.
  22. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    oh, my bad :lol:
    so how come I didn't notice it earlier? :p
  23. Ituriel

    Ituriel Active Member

    My vote to B/S. they are the least attractive to me. But if they work hard and skate well, they deserve to win.

    I want to have some faith to K/A, but I didn't see anything of them. In fact, it seems they won't be at RusNats
  24. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that? Did they make some announcement? I hope that's not true - I'm dying to see what they look like together.
  25. Ituriel

    Ituriel Active Member

    I have no reliable information

    but they didn't participate in any phase of Cup of Russia (Mukhortova/Blanchard did) and their names aren't listed in Golden Spin.

    It is not a good sign IMO :wall:
  26. Autumn_girl

    Autumn_girl Active Member

    Actually K/A are going to compete at the Golden Spin as well as Mukhortova/Blanchard, I have no idea why they are not on the list yet, but I've heard they will be there.
    As for Russian Nationals, Yana is European champion after all, I'm sure RFSF will let them compete without qualifying.

    Back to the topic: B/S I think. I like other couples more, but B/S are the best technically and already have reputation, made GPF... The second will be Riazanova/Tkachenko or I/K, I hope I/K, but I like R/T a lot too. I think these two teams are very promising
  27. Ituriel

    Ituriel Active Member

    Great! Thanks for the info :biggrinbo
  28. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

  29. Crazy4G&G

    Crazy4G&G New Member

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  30. akkto

    akkto New Member

    I´m totally with mia joy.
    Most of posts in this thread are from the beginning of the season, so I guess that after seeing the GP people might have a different opinion.
    I/K are good but and have the potential to be great, but at this point they have so much to improve on: especially on lifts. Their transitions are ok and they move very fast but Nikita always looks a bit out of control.
    I much prefer Riazanova and Tkachenko. Their programs are way better and their interpretation is one the bests out there.
    Bobrova and Soloviev already have PCS on their side and it will be impossible for R/T to beat them at Nationals, but I´d be so happy if Katya and Ilya won