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    Yan Liu - the new Lu Chen?

    love this skater do you have an opinion on her or do you think she is just meh? i think she has an elegance and refinement , it is in just the potential stage right now, but it is there. Is she the new Lu Chen? yes i do think so!

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    I love her too. But she is too old to be another Lu Chen. No chance to be on top, but I do expect her to win some medal in the GP event.

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    Well, she doesn't have seem to have a genuine smile like Lu Chen's, and from what I've seen on TV she is quite fragile and lovely but a bit unpolished and slow at the same time. But all in all, I'm expecting her to do very well in the GP this season. Her two assignments (Cup of China & Cup of Russia) definitely have weaker fields, so I believe it is her chance to win - or lose.

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    I adore her. She said that Lu Chen is her idol. However, so far, her programs have been very similar, while Lu Chen could jazz it up. Yan Liu would have to be more versatile before she reached Lu Chen's level, in my opinion. But she has the jumping ability and basic skills to get there.

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    Is this the skater that collapsed/fainted on the ice last year out of sheer exhaustion? I really liked her, not sure if she's Lu Chen -like, but she does have a wonderful quality about her.

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    Yes, but it was a combination of illness and exhaustion as she had one of the hell trips from Skate Canada to Cup of China. A number of skaters were hurt by the draconian flight arrangements and delays.

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    Is there...

    Does anyone have a photo of her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanna357 View Post
    Does anyone have a photo of her?
    Google image search to the rescue!

    http://www.kanzhongguo.com/news/news...u_56922007.jpg

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/fr/events_...ges/liu_sp.jpg

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    I like Yan Liu, but to it's borderline blasphemy to suggest she is the new Lu Chen. Chen had an innate fluidity and musicality that Liu doesn't have.

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    I love Lu Chen, but Yan Liu IS musical and fluid...

    What has held her back over the years? On a first impression, she seems to have style and technique as much or more than quite a few higher-placing skaters.

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    I didn't mean that she wasn't fluid and musical--I just find Lu Chen more so.

    I think what has held her back is that she can appear slow (don't know what her speed is live, but on tv she looks kind of slow). She doesn't project to the audience much.

    She has consistency going for her. She must have landed more seven-triple programs than any lady had last season.

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    Thanks. I still don't get it but maybe it's just my COP ignorance.

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    She did seem to be undermarked in the Short Program at the Olympics...I would have placed her several spots higher. I can't find her long program on YouTube, though.

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    Search for "Yan Liu long." (I had trouble finding it too.)

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    When I saw her (for the first time) at the Olys, I, too, was thinking "shades of Chen Lu". It's not surprising, really; I imagine she is a big inspiration to the young ladies coming up there.

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