Congratulations to Adelina, Liza and Agnes. Glad Agnes had a great skate and moved up to medal.
I believe the US gets 3 spots in all disciplines next season. YAY!
Liza has overall more content in her programs but based on this if both are clean Adelina will probably win. If Adelina makes a mistake Liza definitely has a chance. Adelina will have to add more content and now she knows.
The silly stream is replaying the top 3... Agnes was smiling through the last minute of that program! Such a nice moment for her. I can't believe how well Adelina does that 3Lz-3Lo! But I'm surprised she's not getting an edge call on the 3Lz.
I was impressed by this event overall. Miyabi Oba, who dropped to 8th, was actually quite good today, I thought. Lots of talent in this field.
I would love to see Adelina or Liza go clean. I would put Adelina first because she has better overall skating skills and present on the ice. She just has that 'it' factor but I wonder what the judges would do.
I never realized that Adelina doesn't do more combos and she still kicks but.
Last edited by lavender; 03-05-2011 at 08:52 AM.
Adelina's 3 jump combo is the 3S+2T+2Lo. But I guess for some reason she didn't do it here. She did it at Russian Nats.
At 16 yrs. old Oksana Baiul & Sarah Hughes were Olympic Champions. Yes, I know all about the rule changes, but my point is it's time to move on up to the elite division!
She did well in Jrs., a silver & a bronze, even Oksana Baiul never earned a medal in Jrs. (lol that's because she never competed in that division). And Sarah Hughes can only boast of a silver at Jr. Worlds. So Agnes is in good company.
She'll fit in nicely in Seniors. She already looks like a senior skater, a lady, now she just needs the right programs! Lol in fact if I didn't know any better I would've thought she came from Texas, where they grow them tall & long-legged. :D
And not to forget Christina Gao, she too impresses me, has since I saw her & Agnes skate at US Nationals in January. Time for her too to compete solely in Srs. imho.
These two are the future faces of American Ladies Skating imho ~ Audrey Hepburn & Jerry Hall ~ with Gidget, Alyssa Milano, and Sunshine completing the quintet!