IF you asked me a couple of months ago if I would be cheering on Alicia I would have told you that you must be huffing paint fumes. However, she has proven herself capable able. Most likely because of her we will send 3 ladies next worlds. So regardless of how she skates, ( I would like to see a triple triple of some kind and also hope she will include a Salchow in her program. )
Besides her spins (no one is better) I like two things. First when she skates well she does not collapse into tears of joy beyond belief. Very classy. Also, I like her foot work. While everyone else is flapping their arms all over the place and trying to fit as many turns as they can from one side of the rink to the other. Alicia incorporates as man variations on the turns in both directions in a nice even placed rate that makes her stand out. I mean the opposite of this would be Rachael Flatt who look more like she was having a epileptic seizure or tweaking on meth. If Alicia skates well regardless of how she places. Then she has earned my respect. Also I wish she would teach Yuna how to do a lay back spin.
It's beginning! Warm-up group is on the ice...
CCTV-5 broadcast has started, commentary is just enough, not overly spammy during the program
Any links to live feed? Russian one with Irina would be the most appreciated .
Irina MOVCHAN (UKR)
Music: Verano Porteno by Astor Piazzolla
3Lz - stepout
FCSp - a bit slow
2A - turnout on landing
CCoSp - shaky on transition to Biellmann, losing speed
Ok, but not enough energy and speed for this kind of music. Hardly any choreography.
Score: 77.47, new SB, total 123.15 and into 1st (for now)
Does anyone know why Russia 2 is not showing any skating ? What are you using to watch ?
I am watching on http://www.traditio.com/ but can't seem to make video full screen. Can someone tell me how or can your recommend another free site where I can. I feel like I am Brenda Kerrigan with my face pressed up to the monitor.
SP 20th place
3Lz swingy landing
2A step-out (unorthodox 2A technique)
Sraight Line Step Sequence
I like her speed throughout the program, simple step sequence.
Elena Glebova (EST) improved costume, and she's back to being brunette!
Music: Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov
3Lo - hard fall
2A - crooked in air, stepout - she has a weird 2A tecnique, no step-up
3T - stepout
3S - stepout, hand down, should've been a combo
Sad to see her struggle...
Score: 78.50, total 124.78 and into 1st
If your country is geoblocked from CCTV's site,
You can watch via SopCast software (google to download).
And use this as the watch link,