ha... for me, first reaction was "Loretta Young"!!very classy....I like this style.. plus her face looks like Elizabeth Taylor..
You're actually not too far off from the reactions (to Tuk's striptease-skate) on the Russian stewardess' blogs/chats.. Quite few did not like it at all, with comments, in a nut-shell "we have enough trouble handling drunk passengers, and now this..". One younger flight attendant said ( ) "if this progamme was skated in america by an american girl, the feminists would start a campaign and drown her career, and she'd be apologizing till the end of the days, getting a crew-cut, wearing overalls, and going to pee in a man's bathroom, beating her chest to prove she is not "a sexist". Then an older woman said "she is young, let her have fun, she'll grow up and laugh about it".I digress to say that although I'm sure the routine is for fun and 'sexy' is fair game for FS show numbers, I'm bothered by it having recently read about what life used to be like for flight attendants (which is what they are called now) - previously known as stewardesses. They couldn't be married, could only work when young, and although they did not strip, were expected to be sexually attractive to male passengers and were often subject to unwanted touching..
Tursynbaeva has a Russian citizenship too, dual. She was born in Moscow and her parents although born in Kazhakstan, for many years since were living in Moscow and are also Russian citizens. Plus, all her coaching staff is Russian.I like her very much. Have ever since I first saw footage of her from Skate Detroit during her debut senior season. Her tribute to Denis during the gala at 4CCs had me in tears, and I was not the only one.
Speaking of which, this doesn't belong in the Russia thread. I can never remember what the abbreviation is for obscure 4CC competitors.
It's not just "fan war", some of the comments are not worth posting. It's media headlines that adding to the fire.Tukt has much respect for Medvedeva and support much in past. She feels Medvedeva should’ve won Olympic gold. If there is fan war the bright Tukt or Medvedeva are allowing senseless drama in
Nitpicking, but her mother is Kyrgyz (but living in Russia since her student days, IIRC)Tursynbaeva has a Russian citizenship too, dual. She was born in Moscow and her parents although born in Kazhakstan, for many years since were living in Moscow and are also Russian citizens. Plus, all her coaching staff is Russian.
No, it is not nitpicking, you said it exactly right, her mother is Kyrgyz, born in Kazhakstan, and a Russian citizen since college days. Padishakhan Sultanalieva (Tursy's mom) was born when it was still USSR, like everyone had a "soviet citizenship" and when the country split, she was living in Moscow and chose her passport to be Russian.Nitpicking, but her mother is Kyrgyz (but living in Russia since her student days, IIRC)
I love Med but I will be upset if they pick her over Tuk for worlds, unless Liza has not fully recovered. Zhenya has struggled all season. Liza has been solid.Medvedeva is in Russia already. 8 days till competition.
RFSF said "the results of the Russian Cup Finals will be considered (along with other factors) in selecting the World Team".I love Med but I will be upset if they pick her over Tuk for worlds, unless Liza has not fully recovered. Zhenya has struggled all season. Liza has been solid.
The choice will be made based on one (or two?) performance?
I wish people would knock it off. They are both great young women with their strengths and weaknesses.I hope they both skate cleanly and that the judges are fair. Both are worthy of competing at worlds.It's not just "fan war", some of the comments are not worth posting. It's media headlines that adding to the fire.
"Medvedeva against Tuktamysheva, who should get the world spot"
"This is a fiasco: Tuktamysheva did her 3A, but it was not convincing".
"Tuk messed up 3A. she won, but now Tuk and Med will challenge each other at Rus. Cup Finals"
Tuk's Dragon Trophy FS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYWYd8a1Cyk
"A game of giveaway - Tuktramysheva is giving it away to Medvedeva. Tuktamysheva had a failing performance in Slovenia, not able to do her key element (that keeps her competitive) a 3A"
"Too much (attention to) sex? Tuktamysheva is not ready for the Worlds"
But, PR, it would be a tragedy if next year there are only two, given the 3As are moving up. They have to send Alina, that's a no brainer, though she could totally implode (I am just praying she gets through this season, and retires so she can eat. I've known too many to not see the obvious.). So you have Alina, and Sofia who is rock solid. Shouldn't we send another rock solid skater who is at least 90% assured to land everything? So who would that be? If I were betting I'd say Tarusina. YES. I said it. I don't like her skating at all, but she does have some redeeming qualities, one of which is always skating clean. It worked for Soldatova in 1999 and she came away with a bronze world medal. I guess we'll have to see how MED is at the moment, she does have some PCS to fall back on, unlike TUT.Liza and Med are my two favorite Russian girls, and I’ve been a Liza fan since she was a sonogram.
Med will not do well at Worlds based on her season and it does her no favor to send her. I hope and expect that by next fall she’ll be more comfortable with her coaching and her body and life in general. Liza should go.
I'm a fan of Gulyakova. Bring it. (Her)It gets more interesting. Mishin is bringing one more of his girls to Russia Cup Finals, Anastasyia Gulyakova.
She announced that she'll be performing 3A in her programmes.
Here is a video attempt from before
But don't you think Alina still has some "insurance" especially if she's clean in the SP? She needs to go. Next year she'll be abandoned, but I really love her and I am a fan who knew she'd win OG after her JrWo win. She was just better than MED, well, even though Alina didn't master the O-face and the pantomiming... I'd love for her to suck it in, and win the Worlds, and then leave competitive skating.Would love it if the team was Sam, Med and Tuk.
They will do it this season but not longer. This is her first season after her OGM and she is getting the benefit of the doubt. I just hope she does not have a meltdown like last year's worlds.Alina has benefit of being Olympic champion this season and getting questionable PCS from judges, also they’re overlooking her UR jumps. How much longer can judges keep doing that? And is it fair to the other skaters?
If she URs she will be penalised just like at Europeans, if not she will get the score. Her PCS is the same level as Kihara, by no means Kihara is a artistic genius. It is amazing how some here want likes of Tennel to get higher PCS but find Alina’s score offensive.Alina has benefit of being Olympic champion this season and getting questionable PCS from judges, also they’re overlooking her UR jumps. How much longer can judges keep doing that? And is it fair to the other skaters?