From Russia with love [#29]: Spring 2018 and beyond

jiejie

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Other musings based on the athletes' list:
--No Kovtun or Petrov on Men's team nor Reserve. Did either/both retire? Always happy to see Voronov still hanging in there. What happened to promising junior Skirda? Savosin should have aged out of juniors by now.
--Tuk is still on the Women's team. Glad to see Tsurskaya there, too. No Leonova anymore, feels like end of an era. Junior list is interesting--what happened to Tarakanova and who is Vasilyeva?
--Sinitsina/Katsalapov on the Reserve Team--well that's a downer for them, when the likes of Evdokimova/Bazin have been promoted above them. Ouch. Shpilevaya/Smirnov on the Junior dance list--I thought they had aged out?
 

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Shpilevaya/Smirnov on the Junior dance list--I thought they had aged out?
??? I really think he has. April 1997. That's only a year younger than Quinn Carpenter. I'm really bad with dates, but Eremenko barely makes the cut & he was born in August 1997.
 
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His ISU bio says he was born April 1, 1997, so he turned 21 a couple of months ago. He's aged out of Juniors internationally. She turns 19 on June 26, so she does, too.
 

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Other musings based on the athletes' list:
--No Kovtun or Petrov on Men's team nor Reserve. Did either/both retire?
No. Kovtun is at camp in Italy. Petrov is training as well.

What happened to promising junior Skirda?
Grew. About the same height as Savosin. Trains under Volchkova. They're in Sochi for camp.

Savosin should have aged out of juniors by now.
He has not. He's only 18. The only ones who have aged out are Efimchuk and Samoilov. Every one else who competed last year can still stay junior.

No Leonova anymore, feels like end of an era.
Yeah, she's still around, just no funding. Plans to compete next season but has no guaranteed grand prix event.

Junior list is interesting--what happened to Tarakanova and who is Vasilyeva?
Tarakanova is on the junior girls team.

--Sinitsina/Katsalapov on the Reserve Team--well that's a downer for them, when the likes of Evdokimova/Bazin have been promoted above them. Ouch.
Kinda what happens when you withdraw from nationals. See Kovtun/Petrov. At least S/K got funding.

Shpilevaya/Smirnov on the Junior dance list--I thought they had aged out?
They have but this is for funding. Junior funding is better than no funding.
 
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I'm sure having someone to speak Russian with will be a big help. It's a strain to speak a different language all the time. She'll improve her English, but sometimes her brain needs a rest.
I believe she moved to Toronto with her mother. So, there shouldn’t be a problem to find someone with whom she can talk in Russian. :)
 

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Drozd and Loboda are apparently no longer a team. He is currently trying to skate with Maria (wobbly) Staviskaya:violin:. I am not sure what her future plans are.:sekret:

Cannot make this stuff up. I tell you. No comment.:huh:
 

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He is trying out with the wrong girl !!!
Elena Ilinykh pls come back...
Nope, she's moved on, she has lost her ice dancing shape and I don't know if Drozd and his team are interested in waiting on her to regain the form she had at test skates last summer. I had hoped that this would be a good direction, but too late. Looks like she's committed to coaching. She really looked really nice with Anton Shibnev, IMHO, but hey it wasn't to be.
 

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