Last edited by silverlake22; 03-12-2010 at 11:10 AM.
Anna must have improved a lot since this.
It's a fun program,
but not much speed, rough on edges and not good jumpings.
Well, we will see how she does in FS.
This was her LP from Russian junior nationals in February, I'd say it's a vast improvement from
this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LllpMdeALrU her LP from the JGP in August where the SP video you posted was from.
Last edited by silverlake22; 03-12-2010 at 11:23 AM.
Ouch for Shelepen...at this point either Baga or Shelepen will be in the penultimate group.
52.28 for Kiri, step out of 3f and hand down on 2a, everything else good. Anna still in first ! Shelepen, Zawadski, and Gao will all skate in the penultimate group, this should be interesting. Good luck tomorrow ladies!
Thanks much for the comments, video links, and the Twitter page.
Does Kate Charbonneu remind anyone else of a young Alissa Czisny? I was just watching her on youtube and that's the first thing that came to mind.
Shelepen, Zawadski and Gao out of the final flight and more likely out of contention too. They have the potential and content to move up to bronze but I believe Gold is a two-horse race now between Murakami and Ovcharova.
Yeah, MosDef Anna has improved
at least she lands jumps now and she looks more mature than others.
However, I still think skaters like Kanako and Kiri have much better flow.
Anyway, I thought this would be Kanako vs. Polina S vs. Christina,
but now it's pretty much like Kanako vs. Anna.
Kanako has been very consistant and she has high PCS,
yet Anna still has a good chance if she skates like she did in her Nationals.
Good luck to both of them!
I'd say it's Kanako vs Anna vs Polina Agafonova. Kanako and Anna both attempt 6 triples in the FS but neither attempts a 3-3, I know Polina A attempts at least one and maybe two 3-3s in the LP so I think she could potentially win or definitely medal, a lot will depend on if she gets credit for her 3-3s. I'm impressed with Anna's PCS and agree that she looks more mature on the ice than a lot of other girls even though she is one of the youngest competitors at the competition, she has great poise and carriage for 13 years old! Can't wait to see the top 3 performances tomorrow, Anna and Polina must have really rocked it, those are great scores for them!
Wow, two highly touted US ladies beaten by Joshi Helgesson and Kate Charbonneau. Wakeup call?