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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    Being put in kids skating? Interacting with the kids and giving them her sponsors' products for publicity isn't the same as skating with the little kids.
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    I did as much digging as you can do without an official source. We don't know anything. We know she's been at Khrustalny from IG posts and stories by younger students, but she's always seen leaving the off ice training area. We don't know that she's actually back on the ice. As for Usacheva, I...
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    Given her injury, I don't know that we'll see many quads from her this year. I hope I'm wrong, but stress fractures don't heal overnight (they also don't occur overnight; I'm almost certain she already had something going on during the test skates) Agreed. I love her, but I had kind of given up...
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    Dancing With the Stars - Season 30

    I guess the difference is in how people view Jojo's training vs other contestant's training. Jojo was a competition dancer in a reality show that featured dance competitions. Those of us who watched DM know Jojo's skill and limitations as a competition dancer back in the day. For anyone who...
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    Dancing With the Stars - Season 30

    4 points (out of 80) separate first and last. So, it will come down to voting. I think a guy is going to win. Cody has the votes, lots of them. Iman had a very flashy freestyle. This is the first time I bother watching the finale in a long time. I see the trend of giving out perfect scores to...
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    IIRC she was. Supposedly an ankle, but she also skated with a thigh very heavily taped most of the season, starting at Rostelecom and up until the Channel One cup event.
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    Music You Hate in Skating

    -Candyman (enough said) -Bolero - nope, not happening -Screechy opera pieces - I'm generally fine with a good instrumental version or a well done vocal, but I prefer instrumental -Moulin Rouge in general, but especially Come What May (no, I will NOT love you until my dying day) -I was going to...
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    From Russia With Love [#40]: Summer 2021 & into the Olympic season

    She did a 3Lz-2Toe early in the program, which was planned. She's repeating the flip and the lutz, which gives her more value than repeating one of those two and the toe for another 3-3. It's about strategy and not visuals. Pretty sure the first Lutz is a marker for an eventual second 3A like...
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    From Russia With Love [#40]: Summer 2021 & into the Olympic season

    I didn't know it was possible to land on three feet. Alena really must have a special talent. And a double toe at the end. Amazing. Also, this isn't the ladies thread.
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    Ahaaaa! I see now. Okay, I take it back. Announcer wasn't being shady. But her pronunciation of Russian names still sucks lol.
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    Even worse, I'm pretty sure she said "...but ASKED TO RETURN to Eteri". I mean I'm sure there's nothing else that's interesting about Kostornaia. It's not like she's the reining European champion or anything like that.... Edit: Verbatim "...but asked to return to her former coach Eteri...
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    Dancing With the Stars - Season 30

    My understanding is that this season (and last season), the bottom two is a legit bottom two and then asking the judges to save one. I guess it's to avoid things like Sabrina Bryan going home so early back in her season. From season 10-ish onward, instead of a bottom two, they'd just announce...
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    Dancing With the Stars - Season 30

    I'll say, Jojo lifting Jenna was...not bad at all. Better than many male celebs I've seen in all these years.
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    I think having traveled for an entire day, twice in a week, to a totally different time zone, less than a week ago qualifies as a vague medical reason to me. Let the girl sleep, for crying out loud.
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    Russian women news & updates, 2021-22 season

    Muravieva has been training with Plushy since 2020. Former Davydov student though. It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes.
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