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.
Former skater and COMPLETE skating nerd!
Men: Plushenko, Gachinski, Menshov
Ladies: Leonova, Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova
Pairs: Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov, Katarina Gerboldt/Alexander Enbert, Lyubov Iluschechkina/Nodari Maisuradze
Ice Dance: Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov, Ksenia Monko/Kirill Khaliavin, Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviev
Originally Posted by Slowdive
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