It looks like that, right?
ETA: Nadine is going to go batty over Shelepen's Swan Lake. I've been holding off on these Russian girls but my goodness, they're all exquisite. It's like a ballet company with three rival primas. Wow.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 03-04-2011 at 11:16 AM.
It's nice to see something new
BTW, Zawadzki's 3Lo looked obviously UR on the replay and most judges noticed it and gave her -GOE, but the tech. caller gave her full gredit for that
I don't remember seeing so many 3-3s at Jr worlds. The russian girls are just so incredibly talented.
(BTW, in case it wasn't obvious, I made the comment because she wore a Sasha costume and used music from one of Sasha's most popular programs. That's inviting the comparison.)
Last edited by Spun Silver; 03-04-2011 at 12:11 PM.
As for the "Yu-Na spin", it's called a bent-leg layover, dubbed the "Kerrigan camel" in the 90s when Nancy popularized it. The "Yu-Na spin" moniker originated in YouTube when ubers started claiming that she invented the spin, later spilling over into Wikipedia where they chose to "prove" their point by changing all mentions of the bent-leg layover to the "Yu-Na spin"/"Yu-Na camel" (which naturally perpetuated the notion that Yu-Na invented it). Moderators and other figure skating fans have since toned it down to reasonable levels.
Premptive note to Yu-Na fans: I'm not saying that all Yu-Na fans are ubers, nor am I anti-Yu-Na. In fact, I think that she did contribute to re-popularizing the spin in her 2007-08 Miss Saigon FS where she goes into the bent-leg layover in perfect timing with the music. I just get frustrated when people unknowledgeable about the sport (again, not all Yu-Na fans, just these ones in particular) start making unfounded claims about a skater that they support mostly due to nationalistic tendencies, and then proceed to go to great lengths to prove their point.
Shelepen is different than in the past, growing up is helping her.
She already has a graceful body that can be ballerina, she could be great if she is more polish and connect more with the music.
Very reministent of Miki Ando. She may become Japan's best after the others leave.Yuki Nishino SP
I would love to see these two, but thanks Doris for the others.I could not find anything yet for Gao or Tuktamisheva
Last edited by Joesitz; 03-04-2011 at 12:39 PM.
^^^ Good to know, Serpentine Steps. Thanks for the history!
Sasha's Malaguena and Dark Eyes are two of my favorite SPs of all time.