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    Arina Martinova...

    Who coaches her and who is her choreographer? Her lines remind me of Vika Volchkova, but her LP is Irina's old one! The music cuts are so similar, I youtube'd Irina's and hers and played both at the same time. Only the ending is different (Arina's has one more cymbal clash so she can finish on time with the music), but they both chose the same slow movements, and the Kitri variation for the ending (Rather than choosing what the others who've used DQ have chosen--the Basilio variation)

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    I hope the two 'old timers': Elena and Vikka show us 'we're not dead yet' kind of great skate. However, I was impressed with Arina in Calgary but she needed more work. I'm looking forward to seeing her this season as an improved skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Who coaches her and who is her choreographer?
    Martinova's ISU bio mentions that she changed coaches in October 2006 to Marina Kudriavtseva -- see: http://www.isufs.org/bios/isufs00007128.htm
    Zhanna Gromova (Slutskaya's coach) is listed as one of her former coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Martinova's ISU bio mentions that she changed coaches in October 2006 to Marina Kudriavtseva -- see: http://www.isufs.org/bios/isufs00007128.htm
    Zhanna Gromova (Slutskaya's coach) is listed as one of her former coaches.
    It is believed that Arina left Gromova because she couldn't get along with Slutskaya. Marina Kudriavtseva is of course the wife of Victor Kudryavtsev, the coach of Elena & Vika.

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    I like her quite a lot. It is cool to see that young russian ladies (even Victoria and Irina before) are so athletic and unaffected. Although, one have to wonder if Otonal is becoming the Russian's Carmen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptichka View Post
    It is believed that Arina left Gromova because she couldn't get along with Slutskaya.
    Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeZest View Post
    I like her quite a lot. It is cool to see that young russian ladies (even Victoria and Irina before) are so athletic and unaffected. Although, one have to wonder if Otonal is becoming the Russian's Carmen...
    Well, remember that it hasn't only been Russians that have used Otonal. Hungarian Julia Sebestyen had it in her SP at some point and so did American Johnny Weir.

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    Arina is such a nice girl. I love her skating and I hope she'll do great this season. But one thing I really don't like is that she changed coach from Gromova to- Sokolovskaya! Hey! The woman was a DANCER. In fact, in Svetlana Sokolovskaya's biography I found that for some time, her coach in single skating was Zanna Gromova. And then she switched to ice dance, and got till the KMS level. In an interview with Arina, she was asked about rivalty with other skaters in Svetlana's group. She said they are rivals ony on competitions. And Svetlana added: "On the practices every skater works as much as she can. On the competitions it's about who is better". So I dont think Arina left Gromova because of Ira. But whatever was a reason, I am not sure is that right thing to do.
    There also was a question about what she wants to achieve this season. Arina said:
    "To be in top 3 on the JGPs,
    To go to Europeans, and hopefuly, to be in top 5,
    On senior worlds, to be in top 7.
    I'll do hard for it."

    You go for it! I hope her ambicions come true.

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    So that explains why she's like a cross-clone between Vika and Irina. She probably had her programs choreographed by Gromova, and didn't have time to change them when she moved to Sokolovskaya, then to Kudriavtseva. Obviously I'm not a skating judge, but she's not grabbing me yet. And to be using the music of Russia's only world champions, she has both big dreams, and they've run out of CD's in Moscow.

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    blue dog -

    I'm sure she is a nice lady and is just trying to find out what makes a champion. I think she has potential but she'gotta be she!

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    I don't believe I even know who she is! I'll have to do some researching!

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    She was in Calgary as replacement for Irina. She's got a little something going for her, I think. Try Youtube.

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    Check her out on the fsvids site. She's really quite lovely. I think she probably needs some work on her stamina, but she's got a load of potential. I wish she could get a Nichol or Kawahara program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeZest View Post
    I like her quite a lot. It is cool to see that young russian ladies (even Victoria and Irina before) are so athletic and unaffected. Although, one have to wonder if Otonal is becoming the Russian's Carmen...
    Apart from Butyrskaya and now Martinova who else from Russia used it? I don't really remember anybody else from that country skating to it or am I missing something...Nana Takeda skated to it, Lina Johannson, and this season it's also Sebastyen's fs, and as far as I know we don't count Weir among the Russians

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    Quote Originally Posted by janka View Post
    Apart from Butyrskaya and now Martinova who else from Russia used it? I don't really remember anybody else from that country skating to it or am I missing something...Nana Takeda skated to it, Lina Johannson, and this season it's also Sebastyen's fs, and as far as I know we don't count Weir among the Russians
    Perhaps DQ should be Russia's "Carmen" since Michkoutienok/Dmitriev, Shischikova/Naumov, Irina, Martinova, and some others have used it.

    I wonder why she didn't choose to use Malaguena instead. I do, however, like that catchfoot three turn that she does in her circular footwork.

    Here is her free skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IOW060nLZA

    Funny if the rumour is true--she's using Irina's old FS, but they didn't get along?
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