Team gold ain't nuthin' to sneeze at.She has a gold medal too.
What a wonderful trip down memory lane!What could have been, with more luck. At least, Stolbova has a Olympic silver medal with Fedor Klimov. And fans still have these memories:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU-KfPZOUsk 2014 Olympics fp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGB9akpmU_8 2014 Euros sp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbVBBm88jDM 2015 GPF sp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c9MU8fDKcg 2015 GPF fp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z16dXpwjB_I 2017 Euros sp Clair de Lune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdoHzXjRrFc 2017 Worlds fp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF7LiOfRui0 2018 Euros sp
@Mad for Skating ((hugs))
It was phenomenal.The Free skate at the GPF 2015 was definitly her Highlight! The 3T+3T+2T is still the pair element with the highest final point value ever...
It was absolutely incredible! I may be biased, but I would say it should be among the top 5 pairs' free skates of the past 20 years. It was such a unique program; at first, I wasn't sure if it was going to work, but they really delivered it in such a captivating way. Also, her reaction at the end is so cute.The Free skate at the GPF 2015 was definitly her Highlight! The 3T+3T+2T is still the pair element with the highest final point value ever...
I saw her live at 2015 Skate America and I was blown away. They had some mistakes in the short program, so they were skating in the first group of the free skate. The gap in quality between them and the rest of the pairs in that group was so incredible. They actually didn't win a medal there, but their performance was my favorite of the night for sure.She had such beautiful skating skills and it factor live, IMO. I’ll miss her.
They had such star power even back then! I think they really broke through that year. They always had good skating skills, side-by-side elements, and throw jumps, but they were held back because they only had a double twist and their lifts were still pretty slow. Once the Mozer group fixed that, they were the full package.I saw Stolbova/Klimov at Skate America in 2013, and they were by far the most thrilling and spot-on pair of the event. I don't think I'd considered them real contenders until that time, but seeing them live made me know how good they were and how ready they were to be in the top echelon of the sport. I cheered for the team as a result, but I don't think they nailed many future competitions the way they did that one.