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    Post Volchkova Sets Sights on Future

    For the past five years, Russia's Viktoria Volchkova has been overshadowed by the exploits of her older and more famous compatriots, Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya, who have won eight Russian championships and eight European championships between them since 1995.

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    Volchkova Sets Sights on Future

    Paula:

    Thanks for the info.

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    I'm very anxious to see what she will do this season. She was full of a few surprises last year!

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    Thanks for the article. :D

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    Thanks for posting this article Paula. I really like Viktoria ... she has such a gentle quality to her skating ... even with some very powerful jumps.

    And I just like her as a person. I would love to see her move up and medal at Worlds.

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    Very nice article, but hasn't Viktoria left Chicago and gone back to Russia to train? I believe that I have read that on other boards.

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    Yay for Vika. I'm looking forward to seeing her strut her stuff (and her big lutz) at Skate America.

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    I've always gotten a good feeling from Viktoria...she just seems to me to be a very down-to-earth person. I was happy for her last year with two great performances at COR and Worlds. I hope she can increase her speed and work on the layback/spirals...then she will nearly have it all. Hopefully, this year she can continue where she left off in Washington D.C.

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    A timely and interesting piece. This could be a do or die season for Vika. The American baby ballerinas and the Japanese (and Italian!) even babier ballerinas are clamoring to be heard.

    Vika is a beautiful skater with gorgeous long lines and excellent jumps. But to me her programs do not flow together as smoothly as her rivals' do.

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    Originally posted by valuvsmk
    Very nice article, but hasn't Viktoria left Chicago and gone back to Russia to train? I believe that I have read that on other boards.
    I believe she has... unless she's come back? Paula what say you?

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    I like Vika's style - and also her womanly appearance But somehow I don't quite see her at the very top, not as long as there will be the likes of Michelle, Irina, Sasha, Elena and Fumie to compete against. But who knows, maybe she'll prove me wrong.:D

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