03-07-2011, 10:50 AM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
Christina did fine this season in the big scheme of things but it wasn't exactly a break out season either. Neither for Agnes but they are both skaters to watch in the next years. It is impressive that they both have 3-3. I wish Christina didn't have such a problematic 2a and that her skating was a bit more engaging.
I would never count her out but there is a lot there that needs to improve. I think it could really go both ways for her. She could break out sometime over the next years or be just a another skater.
Can't wait to watch the WJC videos though
03-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Mirai is one year older than Christina, so if you think back to Mirai last season, early last season at CoC and SC, Christina this season was actually skating better than Mirai was then. Mirai skated cleanly at nationals and the olympics and that's when she started to do really well. And think back to CoC this season, when Mirai scored 86 for her FS. So really, it's not like Mirai always skates really well either.
Originally Posted by miki88
The other thing is, a clean Christina probably could have placed 3rd at the JGPF and Jr. Worlds and 4th at nationals, all in very deep fields, but she just didn't skate 2 clean programs at any of those competitions, likely because her growth was affecting her jumps. Agnes beat Christina at nationals and JW because she made fewer mistakes than Christina did at both competitions, if they both were to skate clean, they probably would have very nearly tied, and it's a toss up over who would have placed ahead of who. It's not like Christina skated perfectly at JW and finished 4th, her FS was far from her best as she missed two big point getting combos and her sketchy 2a in the SP also cost her a couple points.
Also, Yuna at age 16 did have a lot of problems in the FS, like here for example, not so perfect, and the score she earned for it Christina actually topped a couple times this season.
Anyways, I think Christina is compared to Yuna mainly because they have the same coach, a similar elegant style, and similar body types, not because people think she's going to be Kim's successor.
03-07-2011, 01:41 PM