They were very generous with Leonova , the lutz was really shaky and she totally messed one spin. 50 at best if I were judging, and it hurts cause I really want to see here at Vancouver. Ovcharova SP program is really fun.
HOw as Doronina, I missed her. Gerboldt was pretty good for her standars. The score was a bit low though.
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Makarova takes a seven point lead or Leonova! More importantly, nine points over Gerboldt, which could get her to Vancouver right there!
Missed Gerboldt and Doronina.
Gozeva - 3lz fall, 3f fall out and 2a. Don't get her high score.
Makarova - rocked the house. 3t+3t, 3f and 2a
Sotnikova - seemed nervous. 3lz+3loop fall, 3f very good, 2a.
Sotnikova into second with 59 and change. I agree with that.
Last edited by oleada; 12-24-2009 at 10:27 AM.
probably will get high grades for costume from Tat, but then again it didn't work wonders for Doronina.
Originally Posted by oleada
Makarova, i think can book her ticket for Tallinn.
Makarova, Ovcharova, Sotnikova showing very high level of skating. Nice competition.
But bit disappointed with senior eligible skaters other than Makarova. they all had issue with their jumps.
Originally Posted by oxade21
Those seniors never really showed much of promise, aside of Leonova. I am thinking that only Makarova will be on the podium this year. At least some improvement over last year.
Originally Posted by life684
Russia has a lot of talent to prepare for 2014.
Judging is good so far. I would have had Ovcharova above Leonova, though.
Did Makarova get 3 points bonus for doing 3+3 or that rule is not applicable to nationals. if so, the score of Makarova and Sotnikova are essentially tied.
I agree with u oleada, russia have lots of young talent.
Oh, Tuktamesheva bombed:(
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Maybe Liza was injured？ In the warm-up, she didn't do any jumps...
The burr up Speedy's Butt!
Anyone have a link to the Russian Nationals official starting orders and results site? If so, please post it!
Very unexpected results for Women:
37,93 + 25,04 = 62,97
34.49+28.26 = 62.75
The top three ladies did 3+3.
Last edited by oxade21; 12-24-2009 at 11:53 AM.
Expected Makarova, Sotnikova, and Ovcharova to do well, but I didn't even know who the last skater was, a pleasant surprise! But Tuktamisheva's bombing was totally unexpected.
Where is Polina Shelepen?? She didn't compete??