Plus there will be no issues with her age in 2014 for the Sochi Olympics. She'll be 17 then. I'd think that would be even worse, if she wouldn't be Olympic-eligible because of being one day too young. The JGP and the Worlds team are every-year events, so having to wait for them isn't as bad as having to wait for the Olympics would be.
And the Olympics are on home turf for her
But it's too early to think of that! Anything could happen...
Ok, so what happened to polina. Has she grown a lot or something? It looks like she couldn't rotate any triples in both the sp and lp.
Russia could very well have 0 medal contention girls in 2014. All of them are oddly inconsistent. The best so far is so young, who knows if she can manage her puberty, boys, etc.
Just looking at protocols.
Adelina did a 3Z-3Lo which generated 11.4 points. Wow! By the far the highest scoring element in the competition.
It looks like Christina did not go for the 3-3, which makes her score pretty impressive! And it looks like she still had to work on her Lutz. The edge call cost her about 2 points. I'm thinking she's leaving some points on the table by not doing another combo somewhere. But otherwise nice work.
PCS was similar though (Christina only had 1.77 less) so clearly the battle was won on the TCS. Here's a breakdown
Adelina vs Christina (by order of highest point value after GOE)
3Lz-3LO vs 3L-2T-2L (A by 3.30 points)
2A-3T vs 3F-2T (C by .70 points)
3Lz vs 3F* (A by .87 points)
3F vs 3L* (A by .19 points)
3L vs. 3T* (A by 1.19 points)
3S* vs 3S (A by .82 points)
2A* vs 2A* (A by .21 points)
CCoSp4 vs CCosp4 (A by .5 points)
FCSp4 vs Fssp4 (A by .56 points)
LSp4 vs Lsp4 (C by .22 points)
SlSt3 vs Slst2 (A by .79 points) -- Christina got a level 2 on this spin. OUCH.
Don't worry, there are more than 1-3 strong girls here in Russia. I counted about 10 And there are still Lipnitskaya and Medvedeva who will be at the JGP next season. Oh, and Ksenia Makarova too.
Adelina was amazing, what more can I say? Star quality on everything! And she is just like ballerina, so graceful and cute! I like her programs very much (TAT choregraphed both, and this time she did really well!). Best wishes for her, what a talent!
Christina got the silver!
I am seeing high scores here. Do the new rules make the scores higher for everyone?