03-04-2011, 03:33 AM
The level of competition was quite high; I was impressed. Most girls tried 3Lo, and we saw many 3+3 combos.
I don't think Sotnikova gets enough credit for her skating skills - they are so much better than the rest of the field. I liked her and Tuktamysheva the most.
Oba was my favorite of the skaters I hadn't seen. She's my favorite of the three Japanese ladies here. Hope she can improve on her great preliminary round performance! Most improved award would have to go to Polina Shelepen, who looked so much more polished and mature.
Protocols are here:
Adelina indeed got 3Lz+3T< (no edge call). Polina Shelepen ahd the highest base value.
The free skate will be a great battle!
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03-04-2011, 03:33 AM
03-04-2011, 03:48 AM
Wow, people are getting videos up so fast! I would love to know where they are getting that buffer-free coverage while the rest of us lose our minds trying to deal with a crap stream.
03-04-2011, 03:55 AM
A poster on FSO who posted sbs, is from Korea, she watched this stream too (actually it was her who found it and explained how to download/install/watch) and said it worked perfectly for her. So maybe it depends on the location
Originally Posted by gold12345
03-04-2011, 04:11 AM
Wicked Yankee Girl
03-04-2011, 04:13 AM
03-04-2011, 04:17 AM
Polina Shelepen today reminded me of Natalie Portman in "Black swan", especially her hair and make up She improved very much, looks like a complete different skater, I think next season she can make the senior team, so Leonova and Makarova need to skate better than this season
03-04-2011, 04:21 AM
She is really so improved. It's encouraging that she has grown so much and can still jump so well and do hard 3+3. I hope she keeps working in the polish/PCS - her improvements have been noticed, by me anyway, and the judges. I hope to see her and Sheveleva at Euros and Worlds - and Agafonova if she can get her head and jumps together.
Originally Posted by Lucky Star
I hope Makarova & Leonova can keep two spots or even earn 3 at Worlds for next year....their skating this season has been so lackluster.
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03-04-2011, 04:48 AM
leave no stone unturned
Oh, I missed it! I wanted to see it live but the hour didnt help. Thank you A LOT for videos!!!It looks like it was a good competition!
03-04-2011, 06:29 AM
It's the first time Adelina totally convinced me artisticwise! I got the nice feeling of the Viennese Waltz watching her
03-04-2011, 08:34 AM
I really like Oba's music! First time seeing her skate and hope to see more of her in the future
03-04-2011, 09:37 AM
It's nice to get a glimpse of what could be but I can't wait to see these ladies skate seniors.
In the past I didn't pay attention to juniors until Zhang, Mao and Yuna and then again later with Brezina and Florent. Now I'm hooked.
Liza does have pretty eyes but she does look like Johnny too.
03-04-2011, 09:49 AM
Oba started figure skating only five years ago and this is her first season to join an international competition.
Originally Posted by Slowdive
03-04-2011, 10:18 AM
I think Liza SP was the best today. What a pity that because of early warm-up group judges gave her PC lower than she deserved.
03-04-2011, 11:02 AM
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Courtney's last combo spin was stunning - camel into "Yu Na spin" (name?) into a weird but cool catchfoot position and then sliding it down into a sit position:
But she's no Sasha Cohen!