There is also Melissa Wang (TPE) and Ivana Reitmayorova (SVK) showed some promise last season.
Reitmayerova is just an alternate at the moment.
As for Melinda Wang, she is a lovely skater who I enjoy watching, but her PB in a senior competition is from 2008, which was outstanding for her. But she struggled last year and didn't even make the cut for 4CC.
For the numbers-minded, I compiled a list of the ladies' personal bests.
For the ones that didn't have a personal best on record, I used the highest score from a national or other competition. Obviously, these tend to be inflated. For the ones with a personal best from a senior comp., I added an asterisk. The non-official PB scores are in italics.
147.46 Angela Maxwell USA 2008 JGP GBR
146.67 Polina Shelepen RUS 2009 Russia Cup Final
145.00 Haruka Imai JPN 2008 JGP BLR
144.63 Ellie Kawamura USA 2008 SW Regionals
*132.39 Anna Ovcharova RUS 2008 NA Panin Memorial
131.50 Svetlana Issakova EST 2007 JGP GBR
*124.34 Qiuying Zhu CHN 2008 Chinese National Grand Prix
124.18 Miriam Ziegler AUT 2008 JGP RSA
123.85 Mae Berenice Meite FRA 2008 JGP GBR
123.59 Masha Leonov AZE 2008 SA Regionals
119.89 Rebecka Emanuelsson SWE 2008 JGP ESP
*119.58 Melinda Wang TPE 2008 4CC
106.42 Shira Willner GER 2009 German Junior Nationals
99.83 Kristina Kostkova CZE 2008 JGP GBR
99.33 Erle Harstad NOR 2007 JGP BUL
97.62 Isabel Heintges GER 2008 JGP CZE
97.05 Karolina Sykorova SVK 2008 JGP ESP
94.15 Chelse Rose Chiappa HUN 2008 JGP MEX
90.84 Sila Saygi TUR 2009 Novice Triglav Trophy
89.91 Patricia Glecsic SLO 2008 JGP ESP
87.43 Melanie Swang THA 2008 JGP MEX
86.77 Katie Powell GBR 2007 JGP GBR
84.51 Alice Garlisi ITA 2008 JGP ITA
84.42 Rimgaile Meskaite LTU 2008 Novice Coupe de Nice
81.45 Zanna Pugaca LAT 2008 JGP CZE
78.77 Fanni Forgo HUN 2008 JGP BLR
77.70 Sabina Pacquier ROU 2007 Novice Coupe de Nice
69.28 Anja Chong SIN 2008 JGP GBR
60.57 Mila Petrovic SRB 2008 JGP BLR
Feel free to add any corrections.
wow, there're a Japanese and two Japanese-Americans.
Dance. Non ISU PB in italics.
159.30 Gilles/Donohue USA 2009 JGP CZE
155.90 Ilyinikh/Katsalapov RUS 2009 Russia Cup Final
152.29 Routhier/Saucke-Lacelle CAN 2008 JGP GBR
145.61 Alessandrini/Vaturi ITA 2009 Junior Worlds
133.27 Litchman/Copely USA 2009 US Junior Nationals
131.97 Martins/Chau CAN 2008 JGP CZE
131.94 Kosygina/Mozgov RUS 2008 Junior NRW Trophy
124.29 Turoczi/Major HUN 2008 JGP CZE
121.62 Shtork/Rand EST 2007 JGP EST
121.53 Zhang/Wu CHN 2008 Chinese Nationals
119.73 LaFont/Etzol FRA 2009 JGP GER
114.29 Dieck/Zenkner GER 2009 Junior Worlds
113.04 Galyeta/Shumski UKR 2009 Junior Worlds
106.11 Aronow/Pirogov LTU 2008 JGP ESP
102.82 Kavaleva/Bieliaiev BLR 2008 JGP BLR
98.73 Aiken/Whidbourne GBR 2009 British Junior Nationals
98.26 Ila/Majer HUN 2008 Junior NRW Trophy
95.23 Gassoumi/Pasztory FRA 2008 Junior Masters de Patinage
Last edited by oleada; 07-31-2009 at 01:37 AM.
I believe it was Gilles/Donohue at Czech-hard to break old habits!!
Omg, you're right. I edited it.
Originally Posted by wishonastar
I tried to look and see which of the ladies have landed a 3F in competition - the required solo jump in the junior SP this season.
So far, I have:
Angela Maxwell (USA)
Haruka Imai (JPN)
Polina Shelepen (RUS)
Anna Ovcharova (RUS)
Svetlana Issakova (EST)
Miriam Ziegler & Ellie Kawamura have the 3Lz, but have never landed a 3F in competition to my knowledge.
Last edited by oleada; 07-31-2009 at 01:50 AM.
I think most of you might have come across the videos of Russian junior performing at Moscow gala. there are couple of really interesting juniors among the performers. Please check youtube videos by figureskatingvid (this is not my channel, i just happened to find them).
the actual event happened around 3 months back.
Last edited by life684; 08-05-2009 at 03:03 AM.
I've seen the vids of the show (among others). For the first event:
Shelepen is really talented, and if she skates clean, I imagine she will do very well. Her jumping technique isn't perfect, but she's got all the jumps and she's landed rotated triple-triple. Good spinner, too. Her Biellman is awesome. However, I hope she has worked on three things over the summer: her edges, her jump technique and getting better choreography and programs! I think she could be a very artistic and expressive skater given the right vehicle, which her programs from last season were definitely not.
Anna Ovcharova has really weird jumping technique (though she does have the harder jumps) but I adore her expression. She's fun to watch. Don't expect her to medal but should definitely be in the top 10 and even top 5 is not out of the question.
Ilynyikh/Katsalapov have the it factor, imo. Their programs don't make you think of the elements but of the whole. I like them a lot; I hope they do really well.
Do you have any video Gilles/Donohue?
There should be some on icenetwork, under the archived US Nationals videos.
You could search YouTube. I can't right now because I am at work and YouTube is blocked.
Entries for the third event in Torun, POL are up.
Ladies: Kanako Murakami (JPN) Ivana Reitmayerova (SVK), Isabel Drescher (GER), Lanie Diggs (USA), Kate Charboneau (CAN) & Polina Agafonova (RUS)
Men: Elladj Balde (CAN), Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN), Artur Gachinski(RUS), Keegan Messing (USA) and Austin Kannallakan (USA)
Pairs: Jones/Gaskell (CAN), Takahashi/Tran (JPN), Novik/Kuznetsov (RUS), Vasilieva/Shevchuk (RUS) and Andrews/Anderson (USA)
Dance: Paul/Islam (CAN), Antipova/Kudashev (RUS), Ilynikh/Katsalapov (RUS), Cannuscio/Lorello (USA) and Olson/Cowan (USA).
Another interesting tidbit is that Victoria Hetch is competing here, in pairs, with Cris Trefil representing Hungary.
In my opionion it's a nonsense to mix ISU and non ISU PB.
Originally Posted by oleada
Everybody knows that PB at nationals are higher than in ISU competitions.
In fact Routhier/Saucke-Lacelle should be second in your list and not third because their PB at Canadan nationals was 163,53.
Martins/Chau should be 5th and not 6th because their pb at nationals was 141,72
Dieck/Zenkner had at german nationals a PB of 131,48 so they should be 8th and not 12th. We could say the same for other couples.
That's the reason why the only valid PB for world standings are ISU ones.
Of course, the nationals scores are inflated and everyone knows that. The only reason I've added those is as a point of reference for teams who had no other scores. I don't expect (and I'm sure no one else does) for teams to score anywhere near that. I added it as matter of interest, when there was no other score and that's why there are in italics.
Originally Posted by aves