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    superstar 13 year old Ilya Skirda, a charismatic young athlete.
    He is well known in russian juniors circuit along with Petr Gumennik.

    Born in September 21, 2002

    isu: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035452.htm
    russian: http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/2846.ht...ters/2846.html

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    I liked his skating. But as somebody said - he is very similar in case of jumps like Kovtun. Those 3-3, or 3-2-2 looked bad. With a stretch I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puremagic View Post
    I liked his skating. But as somebody said - he is very similar in case of jumps like Kovtun. Those 3-3, or 3-2-2 looked bad. With a stretch I would say.
    I wouldn't say Kovtunesque, he is 13 years old with bambi long legs
    we don't know yet his technique as his body will still grow. He will still need to readjust as he grows older as well as his jumps.

    His jumps are a bit bouncy as he is tiny with long legs.

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    I don't worry about his jumps... I worry about his spins... they're too much like Adian's and not on a good way.

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    Yeah, I don't see anything Kovtunesque about him. Anyway, he's only 13. Plenty of time to improve, so I don't see the point of harping on his shortcomings (especially in a fan fest). Can't we talk about what an accomplishment it was for him to win silver in his first JGP at 13? Skaters like Petr and Andrew Torgashev were more polished when they debuted, but they didn't manage to medal in their first JGP seasons. And the comeback he made after the SP...he is really a fighter!
    Last edited by silverfoxes; 08-28-2016 at 08:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaVi View Post
    I don't worry about his jumps... I worry about his spins... they're too much like Adian's and not on a good way.
    I see a bit similarity with the spins, especially the camel spin variations and donut spin, though he is more flexible than Adian. I hope Ilya doesn't get early back injuries like Adrain.

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    Ilia and Alina on their flight to Slovenia
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BKlFcnLg...by=skirda_ilya

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    It took a couple of times watching it but his FS this season really grew on me.

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    It's his birthday today. Happy birthday! I hope they have a nice celebration for him before the competition starts tomorrow.

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    very nice skate, hope he stays clean in the FS.

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    another clean FS skate...
    Ilia has a small chance of going to JGPF, all depends on the medalists of the last 2 JGP events.

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    Congratulations to Ilya for the good performance yesterday. Hope he can go to JGPF!

    Have a happy birthday party after the skate!

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