11-20-2010, 02:55 PM
Mao only has one chance left. She needs to win TEB with convincing mark. At least close or better than Ando's score, which is reasonable. Then she has to win the national, and she can still do it, even if she pop a jump. Just no splats.
11-20-2010, 03:02 PM
Maybe a little but, she does have 2 Lutzs, 1 loop, Salcow and Toe. Her skating is a little stiff, but all her jumps are clearly good and deserve +GOE. Having 2 real Lutz with no 'e'dge call or < is always a big bonus. Lutz is the highest marke in term of base value this season that will be attempted by ladies. She doesn't have a Flip but the flip value is only 0.2 higher that loop so its almost the same. And she did 5jumping pass after bonus time.
Only her spins/spiral is medicore. But all her jumps are clean so it might affect her non jumps elements and boost up the +GOE a little.
11-20-2010, 04:10 PM
leave no stone unturned
Athough i love Agafanova I m not sure about her technique, but Tuktamisheva, Sotnikova, have very good jumps, maybe Ovcharova as well but i havent seen her this year,and I m fond of Radionova and Lipnitskaya, and dont know why Deeva didnt get any gp, I m pretty sure some of them will be fine in seniors.
11-20-2010, 04:57 PM
I am officially a fan of Sofia B.
Here's a latest article about her (in Russian)
She wants to be like her idols Yuna and Volchkova.
11-20-2010, 05:24 PM
Aw, she wants to be like her coach. That's so adorable!
Originally Posted by volk
I was surprised by Sofia. I really enjoyed her!
11-20-2010, 05:25 PM
I'm pretty sure that Yukari Nakano did the commentary for the Japanese broadcast. A bit stiff and formal, but glad to see her involved in some capacity.
The clilps that I saw were on this user's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/fsvn01
11-20-2010, 05:30 PM
11-20-2010, 05:44 PM
Ksenia Makarova is NOT a Russian-Jersey girl. She was born in St. Petersburg Russia and came to the US with her parents when she was very young. They live in Newburgh, NEW YORK, a town in Orange County on the west bank of the Hudson River.
Originally Posted by janetfan
Johnny Weir got to know Ksenia because they trained together.
11-20-2010, 06:06 PM
Yes, she trains in Jersey
Originally Posted by chuckm
11-20-2010, 06:16 PM
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Some of Miki's spins are excellent. Her camel spins are beautiful esp. in the current version where she follows them with the three illusion spins. I also love the new sit spin variation she's doing this season (her invention?) where instead of a "broken leg" her leg is held straight and high to the side. It looks exceptionally difficult and well done. This competition is hardly a good place to judge the spins that involve back-bending.
I was so impressed by her determination and consistency here, but it's a little scary to see her fighting what looks like serious back pain.
It would be so good to see her in choreography by someone other than Morozov. I've liked some of his work fine, but it seems he gives Miki the same program over and over to different music. He does not seem to be a musical choreographer, and that makes it hard to tell how musical Miki herself is.
She looks elegant in her black costumes this season. Unlike some posters, I like the wild touches on the SP costume (biker girl meets Chanel).
11-20-2010, 07:18 PM
As far as the podium is concerned the skaters on those pedastills deserved their space.
But I'm wondering if Akiko and Ashley knocked off any hopeful Finalists?
11-20-2010, 07:19 PM
^ If I understand right, I think Marakova and Leonova were in the running but their low placements here put them out of it.
11-20-2010, 07:21 PM
Exactly. Well, Leonova was barely, BARELY in the race in the first place...thanks to Mirai
Originally Posted by R.D.
11-20-2010, 07:32 PM
Originally Posted by volk
VV said that Sofia is a very disciplined student, but lacks confidence. Their goal this year is to qualify for EC and WC.
11-20-2010, 08:31 PM
Where is Yukari? I've watched Mirai's clip, but I could not find Yukari. I miss her, too.
Originally Posted by SerpentineSteps
If you suppose the women commentator is Yukari, it's not her. It's Shizuka Arakawa.