Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov
Marya Vygalova/Egor Zakroev
Katarina Gerboldt/Alexander Enbert
Vasilisa Davankova/Andrei Deputat
Lyubov Iluschechkina/Nodari Maisuradze
Anastasia Martyusheva/Alexei Rogonov
Tatiana Novik/Andrei Novoselov
Ekaterina Petaykina/Maxim Kurdyukov
Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov
Tatiana Tudvaseva/Sergey Lisiev
Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviev
Kristina Gorshkova/Vitaly Butikov
Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov
Anastasia Kabanova/Nikolai Babin
Ksenia Monko/Kirill Khaliavin
Anna Polikarpova/Maxim Kirillov
Ekaterina Pushkash/Jonathan Guerreiro
Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko
Valeria Starygina/Ivan Volobuev
Evgenia Shakhatrina/Denis Kozlov
Who would you pick as medal contenders?
Last edited by Slowdive; 12-20-2011 at 10:06 PM.
In Pairs I will go with you, but only if Kavaguchi/Smirnov will not compete.
In Ladies I think I will put Alena Leonova second. She is very competitive, a fighter.
In Men --- I am not sure about Plushchenko. There is a lot of hype over his getting back. Also, he was supposed to compete earlier and did not.
And in Ice Dance -- I would put Riazanova/Tkachenko in third place. I know that Khalavin was ill, so that's why they did not compete for some time. If they will be healthy they may skate better then R/T but I would put them in third place, I/K in second and B/S in first.
@ sky fly
In Russian Cup, Kazan, Rosa Sheveleva was 17. It means that she did not qualify for Russian Nationals
I LIKE Leonova. And I want her to be second. [first would be my dream]
Last edited by katia; 12-20-2011 at 07:50 PM.
NO, NOT Zhenia. NO WAY. !!!!!
is Pluschenko not competing ?
I'm pumped ~ last night I watched the greatest movie ever ~ WARRIOR! Now I can't wait to watch Zhenya take to the ice at Russian Nationals in just a matter of days. Greatest skater that ever lived:
He is competing,and he will probably win, but I don't like him. It is, I guess, something subjective.
(it is like Leonova with you, something makes you wish she did not win. Same with me and Plushchenko)
Last edited by katia; 12-20-2011 at 08:28 PM.
Don't you think that 11 years old is a little bit too young to be a senior? Ogorelceva can compete on national stage but can not compete as senior on international stage, yet. And Russians are focused on Sochi. I think that she will be too young to compete in Sochi.
Ladies: Lipniskaya, Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova or Shelepen
Pairs: Bazarova/Larionov, Iluschechkina/ Maisuradze, Gerboldt/ Enbert
Ice Dance: Bobrova/Soloviev, Ilinykh/Katsalapov, Ryazanova/Tkachenko
Men: Plushenko(can't believe he still compete), Gachinski, Menshov
I like Leonova and am sorry to see her being passed, but I don't think this is her year. Barring any major mistakes the ladies podium will be Lipniskaya, Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova. Sotnikova hasn't been the most consistent this year and if that continues Leonova may edge in for the bronze- or Shelepen may grab it.